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Nigerian govt contradicts Dapchi parents, says 110 girls unaccounted for

•Steps up rescue efforts Jude Johnson  The  Nigerian Federal Government has confirmed that 110 students of the Government Science and Technical College (GGSTC) in Dapchi, Yobe State, are so far unaccounted for, contradicting that of the 105 names submitted by the parents at the weekend. The girls were abducted after insurgents believed to

Dapchi girls: FG yet to learn from Chibok debacle – BBOG

By Rejoice Ewodage The co-convener of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement Aisha Yesufu has said that the Federal Government has failed to learn lessons from the abduction of the Chibok School girls in 2014 – a situation which she says has resulted in a recurrence of such in Yobe

Dickson backs FG, demands state police

The Governor of Bayelsa State, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson, has joined the agitation for the establishment of state police in Nigeria. According to him, the prevailing security situation and the need for an effective response to the current crime challenge have made it mandatory for the establishment of state police in

Fulani killings: FG to ban open grazing nationwide

Babatunde Opalana  As an urgent measure to stem the incessant killings and growing anger sparked by the killings in Benue and other states in the country, the Federal Government yesterday placed a blanket ban on open grazing nationwide. All herdsmen must henceforth ranch their cattle. This decision was disclosed on Tuesday at

South East marginalisation is real- CLO

Babatunde Opalana  The South East Zone chapter of the Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO) has described the much-touted marginalization of the South-East geopolitical zone of the country as no fluke but real and injustice to the people of the zone.  In the second part of the 2017 World Human Rights Day report of

EFCC tenders document in Ghost worker’s fraud trial

Jude Johnson The trial-within-trial in a case involving one Dairo Samson, who is facing eight counts of theft, criminal breach of trust and advance fee fraud continued on Wednesday, before Justice A. R. Mohammed of the Federal Capital Territory High Court sitting in Jabi, Abuja. The defendant allegedly defrauded the Federal Government to the