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Abubakar Shekau

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Nigeria has witnessed at least 735 mass abductions which can be defined as kidnappings of five or more people since the year 2019, according to a report released by SBM Intelligence. These kidnappings have involved more than 15,398 victims with the year 2024 which is less than three months old alone having seen at least…

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“Nigerians are hardworking and conscientious, but our leaders are heartless. Nigeria would not be associated with corruption if not for our leaders. We are smart, intelligent, and hardworking.”
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The United States said Monday that arch-enemy Iran sought assistance over a helicopter crash that killed president Ebrahim Raisi, as Washington meanwhile offered condolences despite saying he had "blood on his hands." The State Department said Iran, which has had no diplomatic relations with Washington since the aftermath of the 1979 Islamic revolution, reached out…
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The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC), after a joint National Executive Council (NEC) meeting in Abuja on Monday, threatened a massive protest if President Bola Tinubu's administration does not conclude a new minimum wage by May 31, 2024. The labour leaders also addressed ongoing non-compliance with the 2019…
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The Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Lateef Fagbemi (SAN), has endorsed President Bola Tinubu's proposal to increase the salaries and allowances of judicial officeholders by 300 per cent. The AGF urged The Senate to pass the bill titled: “A Bill for an Act to Prescribe the Salaries and Allowances and Fringe…
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Elder statesman and leader of the Ijaw nation, Edwin Clark, has accused the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Umar Ganduje, and the acting chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Amb. Umar Damagum, of colluding with former Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, to sabotage the elected government and Governor of Rivers…
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Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf has vowed to sign a death warrant for Shafiu Abubakar if he is convicted of murder in the mosque explosion at Gadan village, Gezawa Local Government Area of the state. Abubakar was arrested after setting the local mosque ablaze on Wednesday during early morning prayers, leaving 24 members of a family…
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Liverpool confirmed on Monday that Feyenoord coach Arne Slot will be the new manager of the Premier League club, 24 hours after Jurgen Klopp's emotional farewell at Anfield. Liverpool said in a statement that the Dutchman, 45, would take up the position of head coach on June 1, subject to a work permit. The club…
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The President of the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), Prof. Sadiq Abubakar, has revealed that the arbitrary hike in cement prices is directly responsible for the increasing cases of building collapse in the country. He said this at an investigative hearing by the House of Representatives Joint Committee on Solid Minerals,…
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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella unveiled a new category of PC on Monday that features generative artificial intelligence tools built directly into Windows, the company's world leading operating system. The tech giant estimates that more than 50 million "AI PCs" will be sold over the next 12 months, given the appetite for devices powered by ChatGPT-style…
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Governor Dauda Lawal on Monday initiated the distribution of 42,000 metric tonnes of assorted commodities to vulnerable households in Zamfara State. The flag-off ceremony took place at the office of the Zamfara State Commissioner for Humanitarian Affairs in Gusau, the state capital. A statement from the Governor's spokesperson, Sulaiman Bala Idris, detailed that the National…