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More Chibok Schoolgirls Are Likely To Be Freed Soon

Nigerian defence officials say they believe more schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram will be released in the coming weeks, raising the prospect of a swift end to one of the most high-profile kidnappings perpetrated by a terrorist group in recent years. Twenty-one of the 276 schoolgirls taken from their hostel …

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The Presidency has confirmed that Boko Haram has released 21 Chibok Girls

The Presidency has confirmed that Boko Haram insurgents have released  21 of the more than 200 abducted Chibok Schoolgirls. According to the Senior Special Adviser Media to the President, Malam Garba Shehu, the girls are in the custody of the Directorate of State Services (DSS). He confirmed the release of …

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President Buhari asks Germany for help to curb oil theft

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday sought the assistance of Germany in the provision of equipment, training and sharing of intelligence with the Nigerian Navy to help curb oil theft in the Niger Delta. Buhari, receiving Germany’s Foreign Minister, Dr. Frank-Walters Steinmeier, at State House in Abuja, said: “Nigeria’s oil is stolen …

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Nigeria Police Parades Suspected Kidnappers of the CBN Governor’s Wife

The Nigeria Police Force has paraded suspects in connection with the kidnap of Mrs Margret Emiefele, wife to the CBN governor. The Police paraded the arrested suspects on Monday at the Police Force Public Relations Officer’s conference hall at the Force Headquarters in Abuja during a press briefing. The Force Public …

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How France’s TV5 was almost destroyed by ‘Russian hackers’

Powerful cyber-attack came close to destroying a French TV network, its director-general has told the BBC. TV5Monde was taken off air in April 2015. A group calling itself the Cyber Caliphate, linked to so-called Islamic State, first claimed responsibility. But an investigation now suggests the attack was in fact carried …

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Ban on Shiites: Kaduna Government’s statement

Here is the full statement by the Kaduna State government  on Friday 7 October declaring unlawful the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, led by Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky. Members of the movement are better known as Shiite Muslims. “The Kaduna State Government has issued an Order declaring the Islamic Movement in Nigeria …

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A new type of justice for Nigeria – How Nigerians are turning to mediation and out of court settlement

In a country where court cases often last 10 years and many suspects languish in jails, could mediation be a solution? Lagos, Nigeria – The pastor used the Bible to persuade her not to pay her children’s school fees, but to invest $1,500 in his friend’s farm instead. “If you …

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War Against Corruption in Judiciary: SSS arrests judges in different states overnight

An overnight assault on senior judges across the country by the State Security Service has resulted in the arrest of a Federal High Court judge and alleged “brutalisation” of a sitting governor. Attempts were also made to arrest two Supreme Court judges. The official quarters of Walter Onoghen, who was …

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Kaduna State Bans Shiite Group, Says Islamic Movement In Nigeria Unlawful

The Kaduna State Government has issued an order declaring the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) an unlawful society. This action is taken in the exercise of the government’s duty to preserve peace and security in the state, and to ensure that all persons and organisations are guided by lawful conduct …

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Kidnapped Former Minister And Husband Released

The Police Command in Kaduna State has confirmed the release of the immediate past Minister of Environment, Mrs Laurentia Malam, and her husband, Pius, who were kidnapped on Monday. The couple was abducted along Bwari/Jere axis on Kaduna-Abuja highway on Monday evening. The Command’s spokesman, Mr. Aliyu Usman, told the …

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