Today's Headlines:Abducted Zamfara Students Regain Freedom; Man Sentence To 3 year Jail Over Robbery

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Kidnapped Zamfara students regain freedom

Birnin Kebbi—The kidnapped students of Government Day Secondary School, Kaya in Maradun Local Government Area of Zamfara State regained their freedom after 13 days in captivity.

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After being released by their abductors, the students were received by Governor Bello Matawalle in Gusau, on Sunday.Gunmen, believed to be bandits, had abducted the students from the school late in the night of September 1.

It is unclear if any ransom was paid before the students were freed.(Photos Credit: Google)

‘Schools Must Be Safe’Irked by the incessant assaults, the Zamfara State government introduced a string of measures including the recent shutdown of telecoms services, ban on sale of fuel in jerry cans among others to tackle the menace.

Court sentences man to 3-year jail term over robbery

A Jigawa High Court sitting in Gumel, on Monda, sentenced one Sa’idu Haruna to 3 years imprisonment for armed robbery.

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The prosecution counsel presented three witnesses.

Delivering the Judgment, Hon. Justice M.A Sambo found the accused person guilty of the offence of armed robbery.

He said the offense was contrary to Section 298(1)(b) of the penal code.

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Justice Sambo sentenced Haruna to 3 years imprisonment and a fine of N30,000 to the victim or in default serve another 3 years imprisonment.

He said both sentences shall run concurrently from the date of his first detention.

Osun liquor trader stabs customer to death, reports self

A seller of locally brewed liquor, aka Ogogoro, in Ifon Orolu, Osun State, Mumini Olanipekun, on Sunday, allegedly stabbed to death one of his customers, identified as Wale, during a scuffle at his pub.

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The suspect, it was learnt, reported himself at the Ifon Police Division on Monday.

PUNCH Metro gathered that a fight had ensued between Olanipekun and Wale when the latter visited the pub for a drink.

During the fight, the suspect allegedly stabbed the deceased in the neck and stomach with a broken bottle, as he fled the scene.

A resident, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told our correspondent that the victim died on the way to a hospital.

Kyari Charges NAPIMS on Further Cost-cutting Measures

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mallam Mele Kyari, yesterday called on the National Petroleum Investment Management Services (NAPIMS) to embark on further cost optimisation strategies in line with the corporation’s objective of reducing inefficiency.

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Speaking at the 2021 NAPIMS Annual Value Assurance Review Session (AVAR) , hosted by the NNPC upstream unit, Kyari urged the NAPIMS team to leverage on the new Petroleum Industry Act (PIA) to ensure that the use and monetisation of gas resources remain its priority.

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