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Tragedy As Fleeing Boko Haram Fighters Get Killed By ‘Own Land Mines’
In what should be described as a typical case of ‘whosoever digs a pit shall fall into it’, a gang of fleeing Boko Haram fighters in Kumala, who were being chased by troops of the Nigerian Army on Wednesday, drove their getaway vehicle into a heavy land mine and got killed by the forgotten bombs they buried long ago.
According to a statement issued on Thursday evening by the spokesman of the Nigerian Army, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, the unfortunate fate that befell the insurgents in Kumala area of Damboa Local Government of Borno state was a clear signal that Boko Haram is now in disarray as the Nigerian soldiers are only battling a residue of their long decimated force.
BREAKING! Gov. Ambode Re-Opens Ketu-Mile 12 Market
Governor of Lagos state, Akinwunmi Ambode has ordered that the Mile 12 market, which was shut down following a violent clash in the Ketu-Mile 12 area of the state be re-opened.
The governor gave the nod through a statement issued by the state’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde on Thursday, the Punch said.
According to the statement, the decision to re-open the market followed the outcome of the meeting and agreement reached with all the stakeholders involved in the operation of the Mile 12 market.
It was gathered that the outcome of the stakeholders meeting held between the traders, traditional leaders in the Agiliti and Maidan communities, residents and Community Development Association was also influential in the re-opening.
15-Year-Old JAMBITE Abducted On Her Way To UTME Centre
A 15-year-old girl, Miss Chioma Rita Clement has been reportedly abducted by some unidentified persons on her way to sit for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) in Agidingbi, Ikeja, Lagos State.
According to the family members of the teenager, she has not been seen since last Thursday when she was kidnapped by some unidentified persons on her way to sit for the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Exams.
It was gathered that Rita, who lived with her relatives at Gboyega Kilo Street in the Ojodu Berger area, and had UTME registration number 65061660GJ, was to sit for the exam organised by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) at 6.30am on that fateful day (March 10) but had never returned afterward.
It was also learnt that the teenager had left home around 5.30am for her centre at Agidingbi Secondary School – International office, on Plot B, Lateef Jakande Road, Agidingbi, Ikeja.
Soldiers Seize Newspapers Displaying Biafra Reports In Abia
Soldiers of the 144 Battalion, Asa, Ukwa West local council, Abia State, have on Tuesday invaded a newspaper office along St. Michael’s Road, Aba and seized copies from vendors.
It was gathered that the confiscated Newspapers were both unsold and new editions of New Republic, Vesym, Freedom Journal and The Authority.
The troops landed the vicinity which serves as the hub of newspaper business in Aba, in two Hilux vans around 7am, and then packed the unsold and current editions of the said papers into their vans and left the place and vowed to arrest the publishers of the various newspapers.
BUSTED! 8-Year-Old Children Discovered On ‘Teachers’ Payroll In Bauchi
In a shocking development, a committee setup by authorities of Bauchi State to haul out ghost workers in the state has discovered names of eight-year old children as “teachers” on the payroll of the government.
According to Vanguard Newspaper, the State Accountant-General, Alhaji Abubakar Gabi, who doubles as a member of the committee, made the disclosure known today, Monday in Bauchi in an Interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
He said: “We have discovered that names of children between eight and ten years of age appeared as ‘teachers’ on the payroll of the state.
Again, Senate Adjourns Passage Of 2016 Budget
In contrast to its initial promise to pass the 2016 budget today, Thursday, the Senate, yesterday, gave next Tuesday, March 22, as the new date the document would be passed, saying that the earlier deadline fixed for the passage of the 2016 budget was no longer feasible.
Speaking on the new development to newsmen during an interactive session on Wednesday, the Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Publicity Affairs, Abdullahi Sabi, assured that the budget would be laid today, even as he evaded question on when it will be passed.