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‘FG Won’t Pay Ransom To Secure Release Of Abducted Students And Staff’- Lai Mohammed

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The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has said that the Federal Government won’t agree to pay ransom to secure the release of the abducted students and members of staff of Government Science College, Kagara.

The minister said this after an unconfirmed report alleged that the federal government paid N800m to secure the release of the abducted students and staff of the school.

Reacting to this on Saturday February 20 in a Channels Television program, Lai Mohammed who was asked if government had paid ransom said “No.” He also added that they will employ kinetic and non-kinetic measures in securing their release and won’t throw away the invitation to engage.

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“We employ kinetic and non-kinetic (measures), you don’t throwaway invitation to engage but the overall strategy you keep to your chest.”

Continuing, he said, “Bandits all over the world work with psychology of people. Deliberately, they target women and children because this is what will attract a lot of global outcry. That is exactly what bandits do all over the world.

“The government has put in place, all along, various strategies to contain banditry, to fight insurgency, to fight kidnapping. Some of these measures are kinetic, some are not kinetic. We didn’t get here overnight and that is why it is difficult to get out one day.

“Criminality in any form will not be tolerated by government. At the same time, government has a duty to look at the underlining causes of some of these criminalities in other to address them.

“I was in Minna with my colleagues, the Ministers of Interior and Police Affairs, the IG, and the National Security Adviser on Wednesday to get a firsthand information on the abduction of these Kagara schoolboys. I can tell you that as at today that the government is on top of the matter.”

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Two Police Officers Killed In Cross River

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Two Nigeria Police Force Officers were killed by unknown gunmen in Cross River State.

Confirming the incident to newsmen, the spokesperson of the state police command, Irene Ugbo, said the incident occurred in Obubra, the central part of the state.

“We lost 2 policemen and one injured,” she said

She said an investigation is ongoing to arrest those behind the killing.

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The tragic incident happened six days after some policemen were killed in Calabar, the state capital.

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Federal University Dustin-Ma Suspends 4 Students Over In Cultism

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The management of Federal University Dutsin-ma, Katsina State have reportedly suspended four students over their alleged involvement in cultism.

The Vice-chancellor of the university, Professor Armaya’u Hamisu Bichi approved the indefinite suspension of the students with immediate effect following a “Security Report” signed by the Acting Chief Security Officer of the University, Tanimu Dari Atiku, and made available to the Directorate of Public Relations and Protocol.

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The suspended students are Peter Enajo, M.sc Sociology; Lukman N. Aminu, B.sc Computer Science; Musa Halidu, B.sc Sociology, and Maikasa Victor Lawal, B.sc Sociology.

Professor Bichi who described cultism as a formidable source of concern to the University Management and all meaning and law-abiding members of the University Community, strongly warned students at all levels to desist from all forms of cultism and other social vices.

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‘Get A Father Like Mine’- MC Oluomo’s Son Tells Nigerians

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The son of Musiliu Akinsanya aka MC Oluomo, the chairman of the Lagos chapter of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), replied Nigerians who refer to his Dad as a tout.

Junior, also known as King Westt on Instagram, took to his Instastories this afternoon to tackle Nigerians who refer to his father as a tout.

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In his post, King Westt shared the qualities of his father and asked those who call him a tout to try and get a father like his.

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Lawyer Discontinues Couple Divorce Case After Husband Impregnated His Wife During COVID-19 Lockdown

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Lawyer Discontinues Couple Divorce Case After Husband Impregnated His Wife During COVID-19 Lockdown

A lawyer has revealed that he discontinued a divorce case he was handling after the husband got the wife pregnant during lockdown last year.

Sharing the interesting story on Twitter this morning, @darknbold1 wrote

”We dey court dey try to divorce you and your wife, small Covid-19 lockdown you go give her belle Life no suppose be like that nah. Lawyer to the wife says the baby is CTC of reconciliation. We are discontinuing this matter this morning. But in all, this is one of my most successful case so far. Great plot twist to bring the couple back together. Case file closed. I just told the man to name the baby “omolaja”

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Man Arrested For Stabbing And Raping 18-Year-Old Girl In Bauchi

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Bauchi State Police Command arrested Godiya Ishaku for allegedly stabbing and raping an 18-year-old girl in Dass Local Government Area of Bauchi State.

The Spokesperson of the State Police Command, SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, disclosed this in a statement on Monday.

He said the suspect was arrested on February 3, following a report made by one Prince Yohanna.

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“On 03/02/2021 at about 0530hrs, one Prince Yohanna, a Staff of National Identity Card registration Tafawa Balewa L.G.A reported that on same date at about 0300hrs, one Godiya Ishaku of same address induced one Blessing (not real name) aged 18yrs of Dot in Dass L.G.A, took her to an uncompleted building with a knife inflicted injury on her hand and raped her,” the statement says.

On receipt of the report, a team of policemen were drafted to the scene and the victim rushed to General Hospital Tafawa Balewa for medical examination.

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Wakil said the suspect was arrested afterwards while investigation is still in progress. 

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