Author archives: Bashir M. Yusuf

President Buhari promises to carry everyone along

President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to carry everyone along on his last lap as Nigeria’s democratically elected President. President Buhari made the promise when he received at State House, Abuja, some of the Ministers who served with him as military head of state between January 1984 and August 1985. Buhari, who thanked the former Ministers…

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Rwandan forces kill 19 “terrorists” blamed for an attack

Rwandan security forces have killed 19 “terrorists” blamed for an attack that resulted in the deaths of 14 people. Police said the initial attack on Friday was reportedly carried out by ethnic Hutu rebels in the north of the country. Officials suspect that the rebels carried out the killings while searching for food. The retaliatory…

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ASUU split as new group emerges

The 41-year-old Academic Staff Union of Universities has split with the formation of a new union, the Congress of University Academics. Lecturers from five universities in the country announced the formation of CONUA in Ile-Ife on Saturday. The lecturers, who unveiled the new union, were from the Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi State;  Kwara State University,…

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Nigerian Air Force neutralizes bandits in Kaduna

Air Component of Operation Hadarin Daji (OPHD) has killed no fewer than 10 bandits in forests near Birnin Gwari and Janko Hill in Kaduna State. Spokesman of the Force, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, who confirmed the operation, explained that an armed helicopter while flying over the Birnin Gwari general area on Saturday, spotted the bandits…

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JAMB: About 200,000 gained admissions into universities in 2019

About 200,000 out of the 1.8 million 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination candidates have been admitted so far into universities. This was disclosed by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board on Friday. The board said the tertiary institutions and other stakeholders were still “working round the clock” and would comply with the deadline agreed at…

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Death toll soars after four days of protests in Iraq

Reports says the death toll in anti-government protests that have swept Iraq the past four days has soared to at least 60, security and medical. The figure has more than doubled in the past 24 hours, as clashes between protesters and police intensified. The military said unidentified snipers had killed four people in Baghdad, including…

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Police arrest brother who kidnapped sister and collected N4m ransom

Police in Taraba state have arrested two undergraduates of Modibbo Adama University Yola and Adamawa state university Mubi for alleged kidnapping of a 10 year- old girl. One of the suspects, a 200 level Geology student of Modibbo Adama University Yola, AbdulBasit Umar who is 22 years old happens to be the biological brother of…

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