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Today's Headlines: Again, Strike Looms In Nigerian Universities; Bandits Abduct Teenage Brothers

Again, strike looms in Nigerian universities

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) slammed President Muhammadu Buhari's administration on Thursday for violating a December 2020 agreement reached with the union, which forced the body to suspend its strike conditionally about nine months ago.

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The union also asked Nigerians to hold President Buhari accountable if the educational system is engulfed in another strike crisis, citing the Federal Government's perceived irresponsibility in addressing two out of eight issues in the last nine months.

The Ibadan Zone of the union announced this during a press conference on Thursday at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, addressed by the zonal coordinator, Prof Oyebamiji Oyegoke.

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Bandits Abduct Teenage Brothers In Kaduna

There was confusion at Tsallaken Doko Area of Rigachikun Community of Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State after bandits abducted two brothers in the area.

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The incident occurred around 12:45 a.m. on Thursday, when the bandits broke into the victims' parents' home.

Before fleeing the community, the bandits allegedly shot sporadically to scare residents away.

 A resident of the area, Idris Rigachikun, told Daily Trust that the victims are teenagers.

“They are teenagers; we are all worried because the two brothers were whisked away and we have not heard from them since,” he said.

Troops arrest high profile Boko Haram member on wanted list

A high profile Boko Haram member, Yawi Modu, has been arrested by troops of Operation Hadin Kai, OPHK.

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Brig-Gen Onyema Nwachukwu, spokesman for the Nigerian Army, said the Boko Haram member who had been on the security wanted list was apprehended during a recent raid on terrorist hideouts in the North East.

Nwachukwu said in a statement on Thursday that Sector 2 OPHK troops apprehended Modu and his associates along the Damboa-Wajiroko road.

Nwachukwu stated that the troops raided Boko Haram's Improvised Explosive Devices, IEDs, materials hub in Damboa and Gashua Local Government Areas of Borno and Yobe States during the operations.

Free South-East Youths Detained Across Nigeria – Ohanaeze Tells Buhari During Imo Visit

The Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure the release of South-East youths being held in various detention facilities across the country by security agents.

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This was revealed by the Ohanaeze Ndigbo President, Prof George Obiozor, in his address while welcoming Buhari to Owerri, Imo State.

Obiozor who said that Ndigbo were not separatists noted that the Igbo would continue to be part of Nigeria as long as there was justice in the country.

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