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Russian school shooting in Kazan kills 7 students, 1 teacher
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Russian school shooting in Kazan kills 7 students, 1 teacher

A gunman attacked a school Tuesday morning in the Russian city of Kazan, killing eight people — seven eighth-grade students and a teacher — and leaving 21 others hospitalized with wounds, Russian officials said. Russian media said some students were able to escape the building during the attack, while others were trapped inside. Students were eventually evacuated to nearby kindergartens and collected by their families. Dozens of ambulances lined up at the entrance to the school after the attack, with access to the building fenced off by police. Police opened a criminal investigation into the shooting. Rustam Minnikhanov, governor of the Tatarstan republic where Kazan is the capital, said four boys and three girls, all eighth-grade students, died in the shooting. Minnikhanov’s ...
Two Chibok girls graduate from US university, 7 years after escaping Boko Haram
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Two Chibok girls graduate from US university, 7 years after escaping Boko Haram

Former students of Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok in Borno state, Joy Bishara and Lydia Pogu have graduated from Southeastern University in the United States after escaping from Boko Haram terrorists in 2014.   While Bishara graduated with a degree in social work, Pogu earned her degree in legal studies and graduated on April 30.   Recounting how they escaped from the terrorists after being kidnapped alongside 276 schoolgirls, the duo said they escaped by jumping off the truck while being driven away from their community by the terrorists.   Recounting their ordeal, Bishara told GMA3;   “I remember thinking about what my mum would do at that moment then I prayed. I just remembered a voice in my head saying ‘jump out’. I knew I was going ...
Gunmen Abduct Unspecified Number of Abia state University students
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Gunmen Abduct Unspecified Number of Abia state University students

Unknown gunmen have abducted an unspecified number of students of Abia State University Uturu, ABSU. The students were abducted from a commercial bus while returning from Okigwe in Imo state to Uturu around 8:00pm on Wednesday night, May 5, Confirming the incident, the Abia state Commissioner of Information, John Okiyi Kalu, says a preliminary investigation shows that the armed men marched the students into the forest with other abducted travelers. He said two of the abducted students managed to escape while others are still in captivity. Read the statement below ''Abia State Government is currently monitoring an incident that happened in Okigwe, Imo State, yesterday which led to the suspected abduction of yet to be determined number of students of the Abia State University, Utu...
Don’t kill abducted Greenfield students – PTA begs bandits
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Don’t kill abducted Greenfield students – PTA begs bandits

The National Association of Parents Teachers Association of Nigeria (PTA) has appealed to the abductors of Greenfield University Students not to kill them. The appeal came after the bandits in an interview with VOA Hausa on Monday May 3, demanded for N100 million and 10 new motorcycles as ransom for the release of the students who they threatened to kill if the demands were not met by the government and parents of the students. National President of PTA, Haruna Danjuma, said there was tension and fear among parents and concerned citizens over threats by the bandits. He described the threat as disturbing, saying the plea became necessary because as parents, they want all the students back home safe. Danjuma said; “We were shocked and not happy with that statement on the radio ...
Bandits threaten to kill 17 Greenfield University students if N100m ransom isn’t paid
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Bandits threaten to kill 17 Greenfield University students if N100m ransom isn’t paid

Bandits have threatened to kill the remaining students abducted from Greenfield University, Kaduna State. Recall that on April 18, the armed bandits stormed the school in the early hours of the day and abducted twenty-two students and a member of staff. Five of them have been killed by the bandits. In an interview with the Hausa Service of Voice of America (VOA), a leader of the bandit group who identified himself as Sani Idris Jalingo, threatened that if the Kaduna State Government or their families fail to pay a ransom of N100 million as well as provide them with 10 brand Honda motorcycles by Tuesday, the remaining students would be killed. According to Jalingo, 17 students are in their custody, comprising 15 females and two male students. ''“We heard the utterances of the ...
Police Parade Kidnappers of Ogun Monarch, OOU students
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Police Parade Kidnappers of Ogun Monarch, OOU students

The Ogun State Police Command has paraded the suspected kidnappers of students of Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ayetoro campus and a community leader, Chief Tajudeen Omotayo, The two female students of OOU were abducted on March 14, 2021, at their hostel while Chief Omotayo was kidnapped on his way from a meeting in Ijebu-Ode on March 20.He was later released after undisclosed amount was paid to the kidnappers. The Commissioner of Police in the state, Edward Ajogun, who paraded the suspects alongside suspected armed robbers at the police headquarters in Eleweran, Abeokuta on Wednesday, April 28, said they were apprehended two days after the students were released. The suspects, Umaru Usman, Mohammed Bello, and Babuga Abubakar, 40, also confessed to a series of kidnap case...
Abducted Benue University Students Released
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Abducted Benue University Students Released

The three students of Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi (FUAM) in Benue state, who were abducted from the school premises have regained their freedom. Their release was confirmed by Benue police public relations officer,  Catherine Anene on Wednesday April 28. Anene said the students were freed on Tuesday April 27 with no ransom paid. Rosemary Waku, director of information, protocol and public relations of FUAM also confirmed the release of the students.
Kaduna State University Denies Increase in Tuition Fees
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Kaduna State University Denies Increase in Tuition Fees

The Kaduna State University, KASU, has denied online reports that it has hiked its tuition fees. Reports have been rife online today claiming the institution had hiked its tuition fees from N26,000 to N150,000 for students in the Faculty of Arts, Management, and Social Sciences. The reports also claimed that the institution increased tuition fees in the Faculty of Medicine from N24,000 to N300,000 while non-indigenes will pay N500,000. However, in a statement released this afternoon, the spokesperson of the institution, Adamu Nuhu Bargo, urged students, parents, and the general public to disregard the news. The PRO said the review of tuition fees upward has not been concluded. “Management has met with students of the University on Thursday, 22nd April 2021 and enlightened to all...
Gunmen Kidnap Students Of Federal University Of Agriculture, Makurdi (FUAM)
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Gunmen Kidnap Students Of Federal University Of Agriculture, Makurdi (FUAM)

Gunmen have abducted some students of the Federal University of Agriculture in Makurdi (FUAM) in Benue State. The school authority, on Monday, confirmed that an unspecified number of students of the institution were on Sunday taken away at gunpoint. The Director of Information, Protocol and Public Relations Unit (IPPR), Mrs Rosemary Waku, made the disclosure in a statement made available to our correspondent in Makurdi. “An unconfirmed number of students of FUAM were abducted at gunpoint by unknown persons from the campus on Sunday 25th April 2021. “The University has reported the incident to the police and all relevant security agencies. “The University has not heard anything from the students or their captors since the unfortunate incidence took place,” Waku stated....
Igbariam Attack: Fulani Herdsmen Accused Of Killing COOU University Students
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Igbariam Attack: Fulani Herdsmen Accused Of Killing COOU University Students

Suspected Fulani herdsmen slaughtered students in Anambra State University (C.O.O.U) The number of students killed are yet to be known, its was stated as on April 25 Sunday at midnight, some lodges where attacked by suspected Fulani herdsmen at Igbariam Junction. More news to come, as investigation is the ongoing. Here's a video to confirm the Ongoing Slaughter by killer Fulani Herdsmen in Igbariam, Anambra State. These are Armed Fulani Herdsmen going about the area Slaughtering Innocent People. A friend in the area just sent me this video. There is serious tension right there now. I Just Confirmed The News About The Gruesome Slaughter By Fulani Herdsmen In Igbariam, Anambra State. Little Children, Women, Men Were Killed & Beheaded (I Have Other Videos To Confirm This But I Can'...
Five Suspected Cultists Arrested at Initiation Ground in Ekiti
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Five Suspected Cultists Arrested at Initiation Ground in Ekiti

Five suspected cultists who claimed to be students of the Ekiti State University (EKSU) have been arrested during an initiation ceremony held in a bush behind the school campus. The state police spokesperson, Sunday Abutu said the Police Rapid Response Team acted on a tip-off and burst into the initiation venue to stall the exercise. Those arrested have been identified as Adeyeye Adeyemi (29), Adeyemi Tobi (25), Moyosore Onajobi (22), Dickson Godwin (23), and Olowosaye Martins (21). Abutu said that upon sighting the police team, the suspects shot sporadically but later bowed to the superior power of the security operatives, leading to the arrest of five of them while others took to their heels and escaped. Items recovered from the scene included a small-sized locally made p...
“Seeing my Sister’s Lifeless Body all over the Media Breaks my Heart” – Grief-stricken Sister of Greenfield University Student Killed by Bandits Mourns
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“Seeing my Sister’s Lifeless Body all over the Media Breaks my Heart” – Grief-stricken Sister of Greenfield University Student Killed by Bandits Mourns

Sim Yohanna The sister of Dorathy Yohanna, one of the three Greenfield University, Kaduna students killed by bandits, has been thrown into mourning. Dorathy, two other students, Sadiq Yusuf Sanga and Precious Nwakacha, were killed by armed bandits few days after their abduction. It would be recalled that the bandits broke into the private university located along the Kaduna-Abuka Highway in Chikun Local Government Area on Tuesday night, April 20, shooting sporadically before whisking an unspecified number of students away. The abductors later contacted their parents to demand a collective ransom of N800 million. The remains of the three students were found at Kwanar Bature village, a location close to the university on Friday, April 22. Taking to Twitter on Saturday, Sim...
‘Nigeria is at war, seek help, youths should not serve as ritual offering on the altar of a failing state’ – Wole Soyinka tells Buhari
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‘Nigeria is at war, seek help, youths should not serve as ritual offering on the altar of a failing state’ – Wole Soyinka tells Buhari

Noble laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, has advised Nigeria President, Muhammadu Buhari to seek help on how to tackle the different security challenges confronting the country as the country. In a statement issued by Soyinka on Saturday, April 24, in reaction to the killing of three students of Greenwich University by bandits in Kaduna, Soyinka asked the President to realize that Nigeria is at 'war' and stop "sacrificing the lives of youths." Read Soyinka’s full statement below. Abukakar Atiku has summed up the nation’s feeling – this most recent savagery against our youth is heartbreaking.  More than the heart is broken however, more than millions of individual hearts that still lay claim to bonds in a common humanity. The already over-stretched sinews of moral restraint hav...
President Buhari Condemns Killing of Three Abducted Greenfield University students
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President Buhari Condemns Killing of Three Abducted Greenfield University students

President Buhari has condemned the killing of three of the students kidnapped at Greenfield University, Kaduna State. In a statement released by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President described the students as bright youngsters who were cut down by evil people in their prime. “My thoughts are with their families in this time of grief. May their souls rest in peace,” said the President. On the recurring incidents of kidnappings and killings in Kaduna State in particular, the President condemned them as “barbaric terror attacks,” and described as “unfortunate the tenor of some political and religious leaders that seem to further incite and stoke the pain and anguish of mourning families who are forced to confront these atrocities. ''Addressi...
Gunmen Kidnap Students Of Greenfield University In Kaduna
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Gunmen Kidnap Students Of Greenfield University In Kaduna

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted some students during an attack on a private university in Kaduna state on Tuesday night. The academic institution, Greenfield University, is located along the Kaduna–Abuja Highway in Chikun Local Government Area, and also the first private university in the state established three years ago. The latest incident is the first major attack that bandits will launch on communities around the Kaduna-Abuja Highway since 300 female soldiers were deployed to the general area in January this year. The Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, confirmed the incident to Channels Television but did not specify the number of students abducted. However, eyewitnesses, said the gunmen stormed the universi...
University Of Cape Town On Fire
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University Of Cape Town On Fire

The University of Cape Town (UCT) says all students on its main campus were being evacuated by emergency services support staff on Sunday as a runaway wildfire spread onto the campus grounds. In a statement, after the outbreak of a fire which gutted a section of the Rhodes Memorial restaurant, UCT said students were taken to predetermined locations. UCT spokesperson Elijah Moholola said reports that the university was evacuating hydrogen tanks from its science labs could not be confirmed. “We don’t have any info at this point and won't be getting it any moment soon as teams are working at various aspects of containing the fire. As soon as we are able to share further info, we will do so and respond to specific questions,” he said. Visuals of UCT students leaving their resid...
OAU Students Express Frustration Over Transcript Application Process
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OAU Students Express Frustration Over Transcript Application Process

Some students of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State have expressed displeasure over what they termed as frustrating the process of getting their academic transcripts years after graduation. Over a 100 of them, who expressed their diverse experiences on a social media platform for the institution’s alumni, said they missed international academic admissions and scholarships due to the frustrating processes put in place by the school before they could get their academic transcripts. Apart from missing out from such global opportunities due to the failure of the school and etx.ng, an online consultant it engaged for the process, to send the transcripts before the specified deadlines, many ex-students said they were also not refunded monies they paid for the service. ...
Bala Mohammed Approves Payment Of 2021 UTME, NECO Fees For Bauchi Students
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Bala Mohammed Approves Payment Of 2021 UTME, NECO Fees For Bauchi Students

The Governor of Bauchi State, Bala Mohammed, has approved the payment of UTME registration fees for 3,810 students who got grades A and B in the recently concluded SSCE Aptitude Test in the State. The Commissioner for Education, Bauchi State, Aliyu U. Tilde, disclosed this in a statement issued on Monday. The statement said the governor has also approved payment of NABTEB exams fees for all the 1,751 SS3 students of Government Technical Colleges along with the 499 students sitting for NBAIS exams from Government Arabic Colleges. “Next year, these categories will also be subjected to passing the Aptitude Test. “As usual, NECO registration fees for 11,580 successful candidates who scored A, B and C in the Aptitude Test will also be paid. “The total cost of these sponsors...
Hoodlums Take Over LASU Axis, Attack & Rob Students At Will
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Hoodlums Take Over LASU Axis, Attack & Rob Students At Will

Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos, axis particularly areas along Lagos-Badagry Expressway (close to Iyana-Iba market) Okokomaiko (PPL) area, and the university gate on LASU-Igando road, are now a hotbed of violent crimes. Clutching dangerous weapons such as guns and knives, hoodlums prey on unwitting passers-by in these areas—many of whom are students of the university, robbing them of money, belongings, and in some cases, inflicting bodily harm. An entrepreneur and 300-level student of Biology Education, Rukayat Balogun, suffered brutality at the hands of the criminal elements. On June 24, 2019, Rukayat left her hostel at Idirogbo for CMS at about 5:30am to beat the rush hour. She planned to buy some goods for her customers being a retailer of male and female underwear. She was...
Osun government suspends 3 principals for allowing secessionists preach to students
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Osun government suspends 3 principals for allowing secessionists preach to students

The Osun state government has suspended three principals for reportedly allowing a group of secessionists to preach to students in their respective schools. Commissioner for Education in the state, Folorunsho Bamisayemi noted that the viral video showed the group talking to the students about the plan of the Yoruba nation to secede from Nigeria. He said the administration of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola was not aware and never gave consent to the group to speak with public school students in the State. Bamisayemi reiterated that Nigeria is one entity and will continue to remain so. The statement read; “A viral video showed the group talking to the students about the plan of the Yoruba nation to secede from Nigeria. “The administration of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola was not awa...
Bandits Release Five More Students In Kaduna
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Bandits Release Five More Students In Kaduna

Three days after bandits released five students out of the 39 abducted from Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka in Kaduna State, five more students have been freed. This brings to 10, the total number of students that have been released while those still in captivity are 29. Daily Trust gathered that the students who just regained freedom are currently on their way to the hospital. Reliable sources told Daily Trust that four male and a female students were picked up by policemen around Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State. One of the sources, a security agent, told our correspondent that plans are being made for the students to be moved to a police facility for treatment. Five students, who were released by bandits on Monday, were later picked up by th...
Afaka 39: Army Releases Names Of Rescued Students
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Afaka 39: Army Releases Names Of Rescued Students

The Nigerian Army has released the names of rescued students of Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Kaduna who were kidnapped by bandits on 11 March 21. The recovered students, according to the Director, Army Public Relation, Brigadier General Brigadier Mohammed Yerima, are Abubakar Yakubu, Francis Paul, Obadiya Habakkuk, Amina Yusuf and Maryam Danladi. He said, “The rescued students are currently receiving medical attention in a military facility in Kaduna. “The GOC 1 Division, Maj Gen DH Ali-Keffi has commended the troops for their effort and charged them not to rest on their oars until all kidnap victims are rescued and returned to their families.” Daily Trust had earlier reported that parents of the students had neither met nor been told the identities of ...
Bandits released us on their own – Freed Kaduna student says
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Bandits released us on their own – Freed Kaduna student says

One of the students of Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, Mando, Kaduna State who have been reunited with their families after being freed by bandits, has spoken about how they were freed. Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan who first announced the release of the students had said; “The Nigerian military has informed the Kaduna State Government that five of the many kidnapped students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, Kaduna were recovered this afternoon and are presently in a military facility where they are undergoing a thorough medical check-up." Army Spokesperson, Brig. Gen. Yerima Mohammed while speaking about the "rescued" students, said the GOC 1 Division commended the troops for their "effort...
Nigerian Troops Rescue 5 Out Of 39 Abducted Kaduna College Students
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Nigerian Troops Rescue 5 Out Of 39 Abducted Kaduna College Students

Five of the 39 kidnapped students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka Kaduna have regained freedom after 25 days in captivity. Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, confirmed the development in a statement on Monday evening. He said the five students were recovered by troops of the Nigerian Army on Monday afternoon. Mr Aruwan said they were undergoing thorough medical check-up at a military facility. According to him: “The Nigerian military has informed the Kaduna State Government that five of the many kidnapped students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, Kaduna were recovered this afternoon and are presently in a military facility where they are undergoing a thorough medical check-up. “The Kaduna St...
“Crying is allowed but do so quietly” Lady shares the unusual instruction on her exam question paper
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“Crying is allowed but do so quietly” Lady shares the unusual instruction on her exam question paper

A Twitter user took to the platform to share the unusual instruction included in an exam paper. Civil Engineering students of Kyambogo University, Uganda, sat for an exam on Monday, March 29, 2021. The exam question paper had a list of instructions for candidates. The last one reads: "Crying is allowed but do so quietly." "This exam no be easy crying is allowed," the Twitter user wrote in the caption as she shared a photo of the question paper.
Four Secondary School Students Crushed to Death in Ibadan
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Four Secondary School Students Crushed to Death in Ibadan

Four pupils of Ejioku Secondary School in the Lagelu Local Government Area of Oyo state have died after a sand-laden truck crushed them to death on Monday March 29. According to reports, the pupils were going to school on a motorcycle when the truck crushed them to death along Iwo-Ibadan expressway. The unfortunate incident caused students of the school to vandalize articulated vehicles in Ejioku. "It happened less than one hour ago. Four pupils of the Ejioku secondary school were crushed by a truck. Students have started vandalising trucks in Ejioku. They are still here as I speak. Police must come around to ensure law and order. This is taking another dimension now. The students are on rampage'' an eyewitness said Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state pol...
8 RCCG Members And 39 Students Kidnapped In Kaduna Still In Captivity
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8 RCCG Members And 39 Students Kidnapped In Kaduna Still In Captivity

Amid continued confinement of 39 students of Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Kaduna State 17 days after they were abducted by armed bandits, no fewer than 8 members of Redeemed Christian Church of God, Region 30, Trinity Sanctuary, Kaduna, were on Friday abducted by gunmen. MCI gathered the victims were on the church bus travelling for a programme when they were attacked. A Facebook user, Eje Faraday, around 7pm broke the news on his page with a picture of the white vehicle. “All passengers in this bus were just kidnapped along Kachia Road, 63 km from Kaduna,” he wrote. A credible source and official of the church confirmed the report. He said, “They were 8 in the bus. They were going to Kachia in preparation for the Let’s Go a Fishing Easter programme. Gunmen took...
Sokoto Government Shuts Down School Over Cholera Outbreak
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Sokoto Government Shuts Down School Over Cholera Outbreak

Government Girls College in Mabera has been shut down by the Sokoto government following a cholera outbreak which has killed two students. Commissioner for Science and Technology, Dr. Kulu Haruna who made the announcement said 70 students were affected but only 20 are currently at the isolation centre. Haruna said the decision to shut down the school became necessary to address the problem, and further stated that a high powered medical team have been deployed to the school. Daily Trust reported that the two students who died were temporarilyy transferred to the college after the closure of all boarding schools in the banditry prone areas by the state government. Haruna however dismissed insinuations that the disease emanated from a new borehole in the school.The school whi...
Father of One of the Students Kidnapped from Kaduna School Dies from Heart attack
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Father of One of the Students Kidnapped from Kaduna School Dies from Heart attack

Ibrahim Shamaki, father of one of the students kidnapped from Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation in Afaka, Kaduna state is reportedly dead. Channels Television reported that Ibrahim who is the father of Fatima Shamaki, one of the girls with hijab seen in the video that was released by bandits, died of heart attack after he fell ill shortly after he was told of his daughter’s abduction . Family sources said he died on Friday evening, March 26, when relatives were about to take him to a hospital for further medical treatment. This comes as Fatima Shamaki and the other abducted students prepare to spend their 15th night in the captivity of the bandits.
Adamawa Polytechnic Shut As Students Burn Hostel
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Adamawa Polytechnic Shut As Students Burn Hostel

Adamawa State Polytechnic Yola has been shut down and students sent home. Management of the polytechnic announced the closure Thursday after violent acts by some final year students supposedly celebrating the conclusion of their programme. The students were said to have been going about their celebration in a manner considered unbecoming by officials of the polytechnic who told them to halt it. Sources said the students went wild instead and security operatives had to be called in. The security operatives, in a joint police-military operation, reportedly fired tear gas to disperse the increasingly unruly youths who calmed down only to rise again moments after and burn valuable facilities. Rector of the polytechnic, Professor Ibrahim Umar, told reporters the final year st...
Benue School Principal Suspended for Reportedly Brutalizing Student
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Benue School Principal Suspended for Reportedly Brutalizing Student

Father John Asen, the Principal of Mt St Gabriel’s Secondary School Makurdi has been asked to proceed on administrative leave with immediate effect for reportedly brutalizing a student. The Diocesan Bishop Wilfred Anagbe gave the directive following a preliminary investigation into a petition he received on the physical abuse and torture of the student. Father Asen was directed to hand over to the vice Principal administration who is expected to run the affairs of the school.
Kano Hisbah Invades University Hostels Arrests Male, Female Students In Same Room
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Kano Hisbah Invades University Hostels Arrests Male, Female Students In Same Room

Officials of Hisbah in Kano state have invaded some off-campus hostels of the Bayero University in Kano, arresting students of the opposite sex found in the same room. SaharaReporters gathered that the incident happened on Wednesday night at Danbare, a small community directly opposite the university’s gate. It was learnt that the Islamic police broke into the students’ rooms and took them to their office. A source said the operation by the state religious body sparked off tension in the neighborhood as other students kept vigil all through the night out of fear of the unknown. Despite condemnation from Nigerians, Hisbah group has continued its push for Islamic agenda in the North. The agency established to enforce Sharia law in some states in the region recently banned ...
Two OOU Students Abducted In Ogun Regain Freedom
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Two OOU Students Abducted In Ogun Regain Freedom

The two female students of the Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ago-Iwoye abducted by gunmen have regained their freedom. Police authorities in Ogun State confirmed the release of the children to Channels Television on Tuesday night. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, noted that the students, identified as Adeyemo Precious and Oyefule Abiola, returned unhurt. He said the victims who have spent two nights in the custody of their abductors would be reunited with their families thereafter. Asked if any money was paid to secure their release, the command’s spokesman stated that no ransom was paid, to the best of his knowledge. Precious is said to be a student of the Department of Forestry and Wildlife Management, while Abiola is of the depa...
See Photos of OOU Students who were kidnapped in front of their hostel by unknown gunmen
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See Photos of OOU Students who were kidnapped in front of their hostel by unknown gunmen

Photos of students of Olabisi Onibanjo University, Ago-Iwoye in Ogun state who were kidnapped by unknown gunmen on Sunday March 14, has been shared online. It was learnt that the students were kidnapped in front of their hostel at Ayetoro campus of the institution, and those behind the act are allegedly demanding for N50m. They have also been identified as Tife and Tosin.
Gunmen Abduct Teachers and Students in Edo State
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Gunmen Abduct Teachers and Students in Edo State

The National Institute of Construction Technology, Uromi in Esan Northeast Local Government Area of Edo State on Wednesday night, March 10, reportedly came under attack by unknown gunmen who also abducted yet-to-be-ascertained number of teachers and students. The kidnappers abducted the teachers and students after shooting sporadically. The Nation reported that the incident led to heightened tension in the area, as parents and guardians are storming the institute to ascertain the whereabouts of their children and wards. Edo state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Bello Kontongs who confirmed the incident said he was awaiting the details from the commander of anti-kidnapping unit of the state’s police command.
Four Secondary School Students Handed Over to Police in Calabar over alleged Involvement in Cultism
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Four Secondary School Students Handed Over to Police in Calabar over alleged Involvement in Cultism

Four students of Government Secondary School, Akim Qua Town, Calabar suspected to be involved in cultism and other vices were handed over to a detachment of the anti-cultism unit of the Nigerian Police Force for interrogation. The students were bursted in the premises of the school after security agents were hinted about some disturbing trends they were engaged in which could have posed a serious threat. Speaking during the handover on Friday, March 5, the Special Adviser to Cross River State Governor on Education, Comrade Castro Ezama thanked the security agents for the timely intervention when contacted about the situation. Comrade Ezama while addressing students of the institution against all forms of criminality, noted that Governor Ben Ayade has zero tolerance for cul...
Generator Fume Kills Two FUTO Students
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Generator Fume Kills Two FUTO Students

Generator fume has killed two students of the Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO) while a third person is recovering at the hospital. It was gathered that the students identified as Fred Eberechukwu, 22, Anele Stephen, and Udeagbala Kenechukwu, allegedly put on the generator in their locked room and fell asleep. The incident happened in their Jabulani Hostel, Eziobodo, Owerri West Council Area of Imo State on Thursday, March 4. Spokesperson of the State Police Command, SP Orlando Ikeokwu, who confirmed the incident in a statement on Saturday March 6, said their bodies were discovered lying helplessly in a room after the incident was reported to the Divisional Police Headquarters Nekede/Ihiagwa. “On March 4, at about 6 pm, upon a report received at the Divisio...
Akeredolu Orders Recitation Of Oodua Anthem In Schools
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Akeredolu Orders Recitation Of Oodua Anthem In Schools

The Ondo State Government has made it compulsory for all pupils and students in the state to recite the Oodua Anthem in their schools . The order reportedly affects all the private and public institutions from primary to tertiary level in the state. This was contained in a circular sent to all stakeholders from the state Ministry of Education, Science and Technology. The circular was signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Mr Akin Asaniyan. The circular, titled ‘Recitation of Oodua Anthem in all schools’, was made available to our correspondent on Thursday in Akure. It read in part,“Please note that, at the just concluded inter-schools debate and award ceremony organised by Ondo State Ministry of Education Science and Technology, held on Thursday February 25, 202...
Two FUTO Students Found Dead In Their Lodge Today (Graphic Photos)
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Two FUTO Students Found Dead In Their Lodge Today (Graphic Photos)

Two FUTO students found dead in their rooms! The reason for their death is yet to be confirmed... The names of these students are Udeagbala kenechuku and Anene Stephen Nzube respectively from the department of Civil Engineering 200L as received from our source. It was also gathered that they were 3 in the room and that the 3rd person who's name is Fred is lying unconsciously at FUTO Medicals.
Four Students Suspended for Cultism in Katsina University
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Four Students Suspended for Cultism in Katsina University

The management of Federal University Dutsinma in Katsina State have suspended four students over their alleged involvement in cultism. Vice-chancellor of the university, Professor Armaya’u Hamisu Bichi approved the indefinite suspension of the students with immediate effect following a “Security Report” signed by the Acting Chief Security Officer of the University, Tanimu Dari Atiku, and made available to the Directorate of Public Relations and Protocol. The suspended students are Peter Enajo, M.sc Sociology; Lukman N. Aminu, B.sc Computer Science; Musa Halidu, B.sc Sociology, and Maikasa Victor Lawal, B.sc Sociology. Professor Bichi who described cultism as a formidable source of concern to the University Management and all meaning and law-abiding members of the University Co...
Reveal Identities Of Those Behind Kidnappings, ACF Tells Matawalle
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Reveal Identities Of Those Behind Kidnappings, ACF Tells Matawalle

The pan-Northern socio-political organisation, Arewa Consultative Forum, has asked the Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, to name those behind the kidnap of the 317 students of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in Talata Mafara in Zamfara State. The governor had reportedly said that he knew the identity of the kidnappers and if revealed, Nigerians would be shocked. Matawalle had stated this when emirs in the state paid him a solidarity visit on the kidnap of the students. But the ACF said security operatives should treat the governor as an accomplice to the kidnappers, failure of him to tell Nigerians those behind the dastardly acts. According to the ACF, the north is embarrassed by the statement of the governor and the sundry kidnapping as well as insecur...
The Emir of Kagara is Dead
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The Emir of Kagara is Dead

The Emir of Kagara in the Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State, Alhaji Salihu Tanko, has died. Niger state governor, Abubakar Sani- Bello, released a statement on Tuesday, March 2, to mourn him while describing his death as a great shock and a loss to the Kagara Emirate and the North Central state in general. Bello, who is the Chairman of North Central Governors Forum, said: "We have lost a First Class Emir, a member of the State Council of Traditional Rulers, an Octogenarian and an Elder Statesman whose wise counsel has been of immense value to this administration and those before it in the state." Kagara was in the news last month when bandits abducted over 40 students and members of staff of Government Science College, Kagara. The Kagara abductees were later fre...
Abducted Zamfara School Girls Have Been Released (Pictures)
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Abducted Zamfara School Girls Have Been Released (Pictures)

The Zamfara State Governor, Dr Bello Matawalle has announced the release of the abducted students of GGSS Jangebe from captivity. He also tweeted pictures of the released school girls. Dr. Bello Matawalle @Bellomatawalle1 Alhamdulillah! It gladdens my heart to announce the release of the abducted students of GGSS Jangebe from captivity. This follows the scaling of several hurdles laid against our efforts. I enjoin all well-meaning Nigerians to rejoice with us as our daughters are now safe.  
Kagara Abduction: We are Not Sure When Schools will Reopen – Niger State Government
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Kagara Abduction: We are Not Sure When Schools will Reopen – Niger State Government

The Niger State Government has said that it is not sure of when the boarding schools which were closed down in four local council areas of the state in the wake of the abduction of students and staff of Government Science College in Kagara, will be reopened. Speaking at the reunion and handing over of the kidnapped Kagara students to their families on Sunday February 28, Niger state Commissioner for Education, Hon Hannatu Jibrin said the security challenges facing the state is huge and they have to ensure things are put in proper place before schools are reopened. Jibrin said;   “The security challenge facing this state is huge and we have to ensure things are put in proper place before we will think of reopening the school. I can’t say when they will go back to school o...
Jangebe Schoolgirls Not Yet Released, Negotiations Ongoing – Zamfara State Government
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Jangebe Schoolgirls Not Yet Released, Negotiations Ongoing – Zamfara State Government

Zamfara State Government has declared that it was yet to ascertain the release of the abducted Students of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe area of the state. Recall hundreds of schoolgirls were abducted in the early hours of Friday, February 26, when armed men raided the state-run school. However, the schoolgirls are said to be released in the early hours of today (Sunday) according to media reports. Reacting, the State Commissioner of Information and Culture, Suleiman Tunau Anka took to his verified Twitter handle to clear the air on the purported release of the schoolgirls. He tweeted; “I want to call the attention of good people of Zamfara state, they should disregard any fake news regarding the released of abducted students of GGSS Jangebe by one national dai...
Four Prisoners Were allegedly Swapped to Secure the Release of Kagara Students
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Four Prisoners Were allegedly Swapped to Secure the Release of Kagara Students

Sources familiar with the negotiations that helped to secure the release of staff and students of Government Science College Kagara in Niger State, have told Daily Trust that four members of the bandits’ gang were allegedly freed to secure their release. Recall that 27 students, 3 teachers, two non-teaching staff and 9 family members of the staff were kidnapped by the bandits who launched an attack on February 17. They were however released in the early hours of Saturday February 27. The publication reported that reliable sources said the kidnappers who operate between Birnin Gwari in Kaduna State and Rafi Local Government in Niger State, had allegedly demanded the release of six members of their group arrested at different times by security agents. Four of the six named persons,...
Jangebe Girls: PDP Asks Presidency To Speak Up On Alleged Complicity
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Jangebe Girls: PDP Asks Presidency To Speak Up On Alleged Complicity

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has urged the Buhari-led Presidency to speak clear the air on the alleged complicity of the military and unnamed officials of the Presidency in the abduction of 300 students of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in Zamfara state by terrorists. This is as the party described as alarming, the allegations in the public space, by the Northern Youth Movement, NYM, “of compromises by the military, which paved the way for the invasion of the school reportedly located less than 100 metres to a military checkpoint to abduct over 300 schoolgirls.” In a statement signed by the spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP demanded explanations to reports “that soldiers stormed the community two hours earlier and ordered residents to clear the streets and r...
Four Reportedly Killed, 11 Kidnapped as Bandits Return to Kagara Community
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Four Reportedly Killed, 11 Kidnapped as Bandits Return to Kagara Community

At least four persons have reportedly been killed in fresh attacks in Kagara community in Niger State. This attack comes after the 27 students and three teachers of the Government Science College in Kagara abducted by suspected bandits last Wednesday, February 17, regained their freedom in the early hours of today, February 27. According to DailyTrust, the bandits attacked Gidan Adamu, near Yakila, headquarters of Gunna district and Gidan Wamban Karaku community where 11 persons which include seven women were abducted. The bandits were said to have rustled a large number of cows and also kidnapped the Imam of Madaka district in Rubo village.

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