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Bandits Attack another School, Abduct many Students

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Gunmen suspected to be bandits have abducted many students of Kaya Junior Secondary School in Maradun Local Government Area of Zamfara state.

Sahara Reporters gathered that the gunmen who came on motorcycles stormed the school on Wednesday afternoon, shooting sporadically.

There was an abduction of students just now in Kaya town, Maradun Local Government Area of Zamfara state. The gunmen who were in large number came to Kaya Junior Secondary School and abduct large number of students,” a source told Sahara Reporters.

Niger, Katsina, Zamfara, Sokoto and many other states in North-west and North-central Nigeria are bedevilled by bandits’ attacks.


PDP begs Jonathan

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Nigeria’s leading opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party, has reached out to former President Goodluck Jonathan not to abandon the party amid thickening plot by the ruling All Progressives Congress to field him for presidency in 2023.

The acting National Chairman of the PDP, Yemi Akinwonmi, alongside some other leaders of the party paid a visit to Jonathan in his residence in Abuja.

Those on Akinwonmi’s delegation included Daisi Akintan, the former caretaker secretary of the PDP in the South-West and the secretary of ex-officio forum and a member of the National Executive Committee, Helen Taiwo.

The three-member team met with the former President behind closed doors but it was gathered that the visit was designed to acquaint Jonathan with current happenings within the party and seek his advice on how best to find an amicable solution to the crisis.


Four Killed As Gunmen Attack Kogi Community

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At least four persons have been killed and scores injured late Tuesday after gunmen attacked Bagana community in Omala Local Government Area of Kogi State.

A resident of the village explained that the gunmen invaded a shop located at the heart of the community, killing the sales representative and three customers who came to buy some items.

The attackers had gone on a shooting spree inflicting injury on many.


Buhari removes two ministers

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The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has sacked the Minister of Agriculture, Mohammed Nanono and his Power counterpart, Saleh Mamman.

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, announced this on Wednesday.

He said the Minister of Environment, Mohammed Abubakar has been redeployed to the Ministry of Agriculture while the Minister of State for Works, Abubakar Aliyu is to take over as Minister of Power.

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