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Zamfara Police rescue two Kidnapped Students of FGC Birnin Yauri, Kebbi
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Zamfara Police rescue two Kidnapped Students of FGC Birnin Yauri, Kebbi

Operatives of the Zamfara State Police Command have rescued two kidnapped students of Federal Government College, Birnin Yauri in Kebbi State. The two victims, a male and a female, were among the dozens of students kidnapped when armed bandits attacked the college last month. Briefing newsmen on Sunday, August 1, the State Police Commissioner, Husaini Rabiu said the two students were rescued in a bush in Babbar Doka Village of Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State. "On 31st July 2021, Police Tactical Operatives attached to Operation Restore Peace deployed to Dansadau area of Maru LGA for Anti - Banditry and Kidnapping Operations rescued one Maryam Abdulkarim, a 15 year old girl from wushishi LGA of Niger State and Faruk Buhari a 17 year old boy from Wara in Kebbi state a...
Bandits Demand Fresh N50 Million Ransom For Remaining 83 Bethel Baptist Students
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Bandits Demand Fresh N50 Million Ransom For Remaining 83 Bethel Baptist Students

Daily Post reports that the abductors of students of Bethel Baptist High School, Damishi, Kaduna, have asked for a fresh N50 million ransom for the remaining 83 students in their custody. About N100 million ransom is alleged to have been demanded by the bandits to be paid by the parents for the release of their children in batches from their captivity. A source said that the affected parents contributed N100 million for the release of the children, but the bandits ended up releasing only 28 students, promising that others would be released in batches. He added that now they are demanding N50 million to release the remaining 83 students in their custody. The source explained that the parents are now helpless and devastated by the new development, having sold all they h...
COVID-19: UNILAG Gives Update After Ordering Students To Vacate School
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COVID-19: UNILAG Gives Update After Ordering Students To Vacate School

The University of Lagos (UNILAG) has given an update to students after ordering them to vacant the school. The management of the school has now extended the deadline issued to students to vacate halls of residence to prevent COVID-19 spread. The institution made the disclosure in a statement issued on Thursday by its Principal Assistant Registrar, Mrs Nonye Oguama. Oguama said that the deadline had been extended from noon of Thursday to noon of Friday. She said that the extension was to ease the burden of transportation on the students. She added that the university had dissociated itself from a report asking the students to return to campus on Monday. “This is fake news and did not originate from the university,” Oguama said. She described the report as malicious ...
Stephen was killed in our attempt to escape – Two abducted DELSU students regain freedom, recount ordeal
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Stephen was killed in our attempt to escape – Two abducted DELSU students regain freedom, recount ordeal

Two kidnapped students of Delta State University (DELSU), Abraka, Divine Omajuwa and Hamza Hussena Jennifer, have regained freedom. The students of Geology and Pharmacology were abducted by gunmen who also killed their colleague, Stephen Odje, on Sunday morning, July 11, along Oria, a community with less than 15 minutes drive to the university community. Read HERE   Stephen was killed in our attempt to escape - Two abducted DELSU students regain freedom, recount ordeal A student source told Nigerian Tribune on Wednesday that the abducted victims had been released, unhurt. The SUG wrote a letter to the police yesterday giving them 24 hours to work on the release of the abducted students; so with prayers, the kidnappers called and police went to pick them up (location...
Kidnapped Delta University Students Regain Freedom
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Kidnapped Delta University Students Regain Freedom

The Delta State University (DELSU), students who were kidnapped along the Oria-Abraka Road on Sunday night have regained freedom. The two victims identified as Divine Omajuwa and Husseina Hamza of Geology and Pharmacology Departments respectively were reportedly abducted while on their way to school. They were released on Tuesday at midnight. One of their friends, Stephen Odje, who was in their company, was shot dead during the attack. The acting Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) DSP Bright Edafe confirmed their release, DSP Edafe added that no arrest has been made as investigation into the incident is still ongoing.
This Is First Time Baptist School Pupils Are Abducted In 166 Years – Nigerian Baptist Slams Buhari Government
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This Is First Time Baptist School Pupils Are Abducted In 166 Years – Nigerian Baptist Slams Buhari Government

According to SaharaReporters, the Nigerian Baptist Convention has slammed President Muhammadu Buhari’s government, saying this is the first time in 166 years of establishment that a Baptist school would be attacked by bandits and students abducted. Following the abduction of 121 students of Bethel Baptist High School in Kaduna State, the Nigerian Baptist Convention said it had started organizing prayers in all Baptist churches in Nigeria and abroad. The President, Nigerian Baptist Convention, Rev Israel Akanji, said this in an interview with PUNCH on Friday, which he said was the last day of the Baptist World Alliance. Akanji said the alliance comprised 127 countries globally and that the event was held via Zoom, a virtual meeting platform. The clergy said the 127 countries...
1,326 fail bar exam as Nigerian Law School releases 2021 results
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1,326 fail bar exam as Nigerian Law School releases 2021 results

The Nigerian Law School has released the results of its 2021 final bar examinations and, of the 5,770 students who sat for the exams, 1,326 candidates failed. The results of the exams, which are a prerequisite for being called to the Nigerian bar, were released on Tuesday, July 6. The Council of Legal Education statistics showed that a total of 5,770 students sat for the exams and 20 students (0.07%) made first-class while 432 (7.49%) students made Second Class (Upper Division). A total number of 2,172 (37.64%) students made Second Class (Lower Division) while 1,725 (29.90%) made pass 35 (0.61%) Students have conditional pass while 1,326 (22.98%) failed. 60 (1.04%) students were absent. The results were also approved at the Council’s meeting and the 27th and 28th July...
UN Reacts to Abduction of Bethel Baptist High School Students
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UN Reacts to Abduction of Bethel Baptist High School Students

The United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, has condemned the abduction of some students from Bethel Baptist High School, Damishi, Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State. Guterres’s spokesperson, Stephane Dujarric, disclosed this while briefing correspondents on Tuesday, July 6, at the UN headquarters in New York. Dujarric said that Guterres condemned the kidnapping of the students. Dujarric said: "I can tell you that the Secretary-General strongly condemns the abduction of students from the Bethel Baptist School as well as hospital employees in two separate incidents in Kaduna State on July 5. "The Secretary-General is disturbed by the frequency of kidnapping for ransom of predominantly children from schools by extremist groups and criminal networks." ...
BREAKING: Panic As Bandits Abduct Sudents Of Bethel School, Kaduna
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BREAKING: Panic As Bandits Abduct Sudents Of Bethel School, Kaduna

As the insecurity in the country worsens, unknown gunmen have stormed Bethel Secondary School on Monday morning, Maramara Chickun Local Government Area of Kaduna State and abducted scores of students. Bethel Secondary School is a boarding school located at the outskirts of Kaduna. According to Mr. Daniel Muhuta, a security guard in the school, “I escaped narrowly. They came around 1.00am and started shooting. I was at the back of the school domentary when I heard shooting and decided to pin down.” As of the time of filling this report, security personnel have cordoned off the area, even as parents and relatives of the kidnapped students gathered at the main entrance in a sorrowful mood. Kaduna State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige did not pick his calls...
Update: Police Parade two secondary school students arrested for threatening to kidnap principal and students in Zamfara
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Update: Police Parade two secondary school students arrested for threatening to kidnap principal and students in Zamfara

The Zamfara State Police Command has paraded the two students arrested for allegedly threatening to kidnap a principal and students in two separate secondary schools in the state. One of the suspects, Donatus Ejeh, an SS3 student threatened to kidnap his Principal, Rev. Sister Chinyere and some colleagues. The second one called his own school principal on phone threatening to kill and abduct students of the school unless he paid N3 million. Read previous LIB report LIB  
Two students arrested for allegedly threatening to kidnap a principal and some students in Zamfara
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Two students arrested for allegedly threatening to kidnap a principal and some students in Zamfara

The Police Command in Zamfara has arrested two students for allegedly threatening to abduct a principal, staff, and students in two separate secondary schools in the state. The state Commissioner of Police (CP), Hussaini Rabi’u, who disclosed this to newsmen, said the command received reports of the threat from authorities of the Federal Government College (FGC), Anka, and Dominican College, Gusau. ”On 25th June, 2021, a letter in respect of the above subject matter was found close to the suggestion box of Dominican College, located in Sha’iskawa area, Gusau. The letter contained a threat to kidnap the Principal of the school, Rev. Sister Chinyere and some students of the school. Receiving the report of the complaint from the school management, the police detectives swung i...
Secondary school students caught swimming in hotel during school hours in Calabar
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Secondary school students caught swimming in hotel during school hours in Calabar

Castro Ezama, the Special Adviser on Education to the Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade, caught some secondary school students swimming in a popular hotel during school hours. Ezama, who disclosed this on Friday, July 2, said that similar incidents have been recorded in some hotels. "Hotels found to have been allowing them in have been sternly warned. We support swimming as a good sport for our young ones but it should be done at the right time." he added.  
Mercy Eke launches Foundation, set to give N5m grants to business owners
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Mercy Eke launches Foundation, set to give N5m grants to business owners

Mercy Eke, the winner of Big Brother Naija 2019, has launched a charity foundation to help people having difficulties meeting up with their various needs. The foundation, according to the Nigerian media personality, actress and entrepreneur, will aid widows, struggling entrepreneurs, students who cannot afford their school fees and taking indigent children out of the streets. According to a statement released on her Instagram on Friday, Mercy said her first project will offer N5million grants to small scale business owners to support their businesses.
Borno Commissioner for Health queries college provost for suspending students over Buhari’s welcome
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Borno Commissioner for Health queries college provost for suspending students over Buhari’s welcome

Borno State Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Juliana Bitrus, has issued a query to the provost, College of Nursing and Midwifery, Rukaiya Shettima Mustapha, for suspending some students under the claim, that they failed to join others, in welcoming President Buhari on June 17 in Maiduguri. The commissioner, described the provost as being mischievous against Borno State Government, because she acted on her own, without recourse to any official at her supervising ministry and without any directives from anyone in the state government. In the query with reference number MOH/PER/752 V.I and dated Friday, June 25, the commissioner demanded that the provost responds within 48 hours, to advance compelling reasons why a disciplinary action should not be meted against her. T...
Attack on schools: NSCDC boss orders Commandants to set up female squad in 36 states and FCT
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Attack on schools: NSCDC boss orders Commandants to set up female squad in 36 states and FCT

The Commandant-General of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Dr Ahmed Audi has ordered the State Commandants of the corps to immediately set up the female squad in all the 36 State Commands and the Federal Capital Territory Briefing Corps personnel at the National Headquarters, Abuja on Wednesday, June 23, Audi said following the spate of attacks and kidnapping of students in schools from different parts of the country, the Corps has conducted a vulnerability survey of all schools in the country according to the six geopolitical zones, states, senatorial districts and local governments. He maintained that the Corps is saddled with some very serious mandates and that, protection of Critical National Assets and Infrastructure alone amount to even greater responsibilit...
Suspected Ritualist Cuts off 7-year-old boy’s hand in Kwara
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Suspected Ritualist Cuts off 7-year-old boy’s hand in Kwara

A suspected ritualist has cut off the hand of a 7-year-old boy identified as Usman Abubakar, in Pategi town, Pategi local government area of Kwara State. It was gathered that the unknown person has reportedly three young male Quranic (Alimanjiri) students to a bush at about 10:30 pm, on Monday, June 21 and cut off Abubakar's right hand. The children are said to be Quranic students of one Mallam Aliu Adamu School in Pategi town. Spokesperson of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in the state, Babawale Afolabi, who confirmed the incident on Tuesday June 22 said the suspect fled with the hand he cut off. "The victim narrated how one man came to the town and lured him and two other Alimajiris to enter a car with the assurances that he was taking them to a place ...
Bandits are foreigners who were hired to cause problems for us – Governor Sani Bello
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Bandits are foreigners who were hired to cause problems for us – Governor Sani Bello

Governor Abubakar Sani Bello has said that bandits who have unleashed mayhem in the country are foreigners who were hired to cause problem for Nigerians. Addressing the 1000 combined security operatives who were deployed to ensure the rescue of 136 abducted students from Salihu Tanko Islamiya School in Tegina, Rafi Local Government Area of Niger state, the Governor stated that no true Fulani acts in such way. Bello who also assured parents of the abducted students that his government will take decisive measures in ensuring the safe return of the children, commended security personnel for their efforts in fighting the bandits in the last few weeks. According to the Governor, logistics have been provided and their allowances and other financial benefits will always be provided a...
Education in the North has always been a problem and it is getting worse with abduction of students — Lawan
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Education in the North has always been a problem and it is getting worse with abduction of students — Lawan

Senate President, Ahmad Lawan has said that the abduction of students in the north of which the latest is the abduction of teachers and students from Federal Government College in Birnin Yauri, Kebbi State, is threatening education in the northern region of the country. Speaking at the first solo exhibition of paintings and photographs by Stephen, son of Senator Binos Dauda Yaroe (Adamawa South), Lawan said insecurity which is plaguing the country is a challenge that must be prioritised and tackled jointly by all tiers of government for results to be realised. He said;    “In northern Nigeria, education has always been a problem and it is making it worse with this kind of abduction of students either in Islamiya school or normal secondary school or even in tertiary insti...
Rivers College of Health shuts down college, orders students to go home
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Rivers College of Health shuts down college, orders students to go home

The Management of Rivers State College of Health Science and Management Technology Port Harcourt has directed all the students of the institution to vacate the college premises until further notice. According to the management, the students have until 4pm on Saturday to comply with the directive. The order follows the refusal of the students who have been protesting over lack of basic amenities in the college, to open the gate of the institution since they started their protest on Tuesday. DAILYPOST gathered that the students have also threatened to continue their protest on Monday. The Provost of the College, Professor Franklin Nlerum who confirmed the development said directive is to forestall the breakdown of law and order in the case of any further protest. According...
Van used to kidnap Kebbi students belongs to a judge – Police
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Van used to kidnap Kebbi students belongs to a judge – Police

The Kebbi state police command has said that the vehicle used to kidnap students from Federal Government College in Birnin Yauri community of the state, belongs to a high court judge in the state. Kebbi police spokesman, Nafi’u Abubakar disclosed that the van was hijacked by bandits on Birnin Yauri road. Abubakar added that the number of students missing after the attack is yet to be ascertained. He said;   “The attention of the police has been drawn to reports made by some media stations that a police vehicle was used in kidnapping about 50 students of the FGC. “A White Hilux Van with registration No. kBSJ 29 belonging to a High Court judge with inscription of Kebbi State Judiciary, hijacked by bandits on Birnin Yauri road was the one used in the kidnapping and not a...
One of the abducted Kebbi students die as troops rescue 5
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One of the abducted Kebbi students die as troops rescue 5

One of the abducted students of Federal Government College Birnin Yauri in Kebbi State has died, following a rescue operation by Joint Taskforce Component of Operation Hadari Daji.   Deputy Force Commander of the Joint Taskforce in the North-West Zone, Air Commodore Abubakar AbdulKadir told newsmen that five others, comprising four students and a teacher have been rescued.   Abdulkadir who did not reveal the identity of the student that died or how it happened, said troops came in contact with the bandits in the early hours of today June 18, and engaged them in a gun duel which forced them to abandon five of the students and a teacher.   He said;   “In the early hours of this morning, we have come across the kidnappers. They came to our blocking ...
Secondary School Students Awaiting The Arrival Of Buhari
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Secondary School Students Awaiting The Arrival Of Buhari

Students of Government Technical Secondary School, Njimtilo, Borno State, were spotted patiently arranged as they wait for President Muhammadu in their school compound. President Buhari is currently in Maiduguri, Borno capital to commission different projects and address troops on the battlefront. He would also visited wounded soldiers who are currently receiving treatment. Below are pictures of the students awaiting the arrival of the president.     
Ekiti Varsity Students Beat Suspected Armed Robber to Death
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Ekiti Varsity Students Beat Suspected Armed Robber to Death

A suspected robber has died after he was beaten to stupor by some irate students of the Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti (EKSU) It was gathered that the suspect identified as Sunday Oluwasola and his robbery gang armed with locally made barrel guns and cutlasses allegedly ransacked one of the students’ hostels opposite the university entrance gate, Iworoko-Ekiti, on Sunday, June 13. The students were said to have mobilised and confronted the robbers when they tried to cart away their valuables such as laptops, phones and other items. While other suspects managed to escape with the stolen items, Oluwasola was captured by the irate students and beaten to stupor. Spokesperson of the Ekiti State Police, ASP Sunday Abutu, who confirmed the incident in a statement on Monday, sai...
NANS suspends its June 12 nationwide protest
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NANS suspends its June 12 nationwide protest

The National Association of Nigerian Students NANS has announced the suspension of its planned June 12 protest.   In a statement released today June 11, the President of NANS, Sunday Asefon, said the planned protest was aimed at decrying the insecurity in the country and the repeated abduction of students from schools across the country.   Asefon said intelligence they have gathered suggests that some politicians with “different agenda” have perfected plans to hijack the protest which they are against.   Read the statement below   ''You will recall I had addressed a press conference in Ado Ekiti on 1st June 2021 where I had decried the growing insecurity in the country and the unfortunate development around our school and campuses resulting in the ...
UK government, Piers Morgan react after Oxford students vote to remove Queen Elizabeth’s pic from common room saying she ‘represents colonialism’
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UK government, Piers Morgan react after Oxford students vote to remove Queen Elizabeth’s pic from common room saying she ‘represents colonialism’

Reactions have trailed the decision by students of Oxford's Magdalen college in the UK to take down a painting of Queen Elizabeth from their common room stating that she "represents colonialism." Members of the students committee concluded that the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II will now be replaced by “art by or of other influential and inspirational people.”     During the vote to remove the picture one student commented that “patriotism and colonialism are not really separable” . While another added that the picture of the queen must be ditched because “This is about our communal space and making people feel welcome”, according to Guido Fawkes. And in the future if any pictures of the Queen or the Royal family are to be hung in the common it must be decid...
Nigerian makes history as first African student rep in 438-year Scottish Varsity
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Nigerian makes history as first African student rep in 438-year Scottish Varsity

Sokoto-born Aisha Akinola has achieved a big feat after becoming the first African sabbatical officer and the first African to hold the role of the Vice President Welfare in a Scotland University’s 438 years history. Sabbatical officers are usually trustees of their students’ union, in its capacity as a charity, and may also sit on or form the board of directors of the union. Akinola currently serves as the Vice President, Welfare in the Scottish University’s Students Association. Speaking on her new feat, she revealed that she became aware of the sabbatical officer role when she was getting her visa to travel to Edinburgh. “When I was preparing my visa at the airport, they asked me if I wanted to go on sabbatical. So, I was intrigued and checked out the meaning of the word. Fr...
200 Islamiyya Students Abducted in Niger state
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200 Islamiyya Students Abducted in Niger state

Two hundred students of an Islamiyya school located at Tegina in Rafi local government Area of Niger State have been abducted by yet to be identified gunmen yesterday, May 30. Channels TV reports that one person was shot dead while another is currently in a critical state in a hospital after gunmen carried out the kidnap operation at about 4:30pm on Sunday. A resident of the area, Zayyad Mohammed,  who confirmed the incident, said the Salihu Tanko Islamiyya school where the incident took place was built by a retired Immigration officer. According to him, this Islamiyya school is not the usual Sangaya boarding Islamic citadel, but a conventional one where parents send their children on a daily basis for the purpose of acquiring Islamic education. Also confirming the incident, t...
14 Abducted Greenfield Students Released
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14 Abducted Greenfield Students Released

14 students of Greenfield University in Kaduna State who were abducted from their hostels on April 20, have been released. The students were released on Saturday afternoon, May 29, at a location along the Kaduna- Abuja highway. Channels Television reported that Chairman of the Parents Forum, Markus Zarmai and few others were expected to receive the students at the drop-off location. Though the government and police authorities are yet to confirm the development, parents of the abducted students said that they paid ransom, in addition to providing eight new motorcycles to the kidnappers before they agreed to release their children.
Police Rescue Man Picking Human Faeces near Osun School from mob
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Police Rescue Man Picking Human Faeces near Osun School from mob

The police on Friday May 21, rescued a 30-year-old man identified as Wasiu Olasukomi from a mob in Ede, Osun State after he was allegedly caught picking dried human faeces. The incident which attracted a crowd, occurred around 10:30am. The man was said to be putting the dried human faeces into a bag, raising suspicion of it being for ritual purposes. The police reportedly intervened after the angry mob including students attempted to lynch the suspect. Spokesperson of Osun police command, Yemisi Opalola confirmed the incident and also disclosed that five people were arrested for attacking police officers. She said the matter is being investigated.
I didn’t go for any Hookup, I was depressed and went to see my boyfriend to cool off – UNICROSS student, Priscilla Ojong speaks (video)
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I didn’t go for any Hookup, I was depressed and went to see my boyfriend to cool off – UNICROSS student, Priscilla Ojong speaks (video)

Priscilla Ojong, the University of Cross River student who was declared missing days ago, has again commented on the controversy surrounding her "disappearance". In an Instalive session she had, Priscilla disclosed that she told her roommate about where she was going to. She however said that she couldn't reach anyone because her phone was bad. The student also denied claim of going for a "hookup". Watch the video below............
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...

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