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Today's Headlines: Tension As Gunmen Attack Prison Again, No Excuse For Boko Haram War - Atiku

Suspected gunmen have attacked one of the facilities of the Nigeria Correctional Service (NCS), in Oyo State.

Source: Punch Newspaper

According to Daily Post, the facility, christened Abolongo correctional facility, was attacked by the gunmen on Friday evening.

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It was gathered that the gunmen set all the prisoners at the facility free during the attack.

Daily Post gathered on Saturday that the attackers stormed the facility at about 10pm on Friday.

No Excuse for Boko Haram War - Atiku

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has said he will stop insurgency and other social vices in the country if elected as president.

Source: Punch Newspaper

Atiku was the candidate of the main opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party, for the 2019 general elections.

The 74-year-old spoke during an interview on ‘Fitilar Siyasa,’ an Hausa current affairs programme on Progress Radio, which was monitored by our correspondent.

He said the spate of kidnappings and banditry in the country was worrisome, adding that criminality would thrive when government showed nonchalant disposition in nipping crime in the bud.

Only reward for hard work will make doctors practice medicine in Nigeria — Osibanjo

Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo on Friday in Lagos said the only solution to stop doctors migration was to reward hard work even as he declared that the newly 100-suits state-of-the-art health facility, Duchess International Hospital, has the capacity and all it takes to reverse medical tourism in Nigeria.

Source: Vanguard News

Osinbajo who was the Special Guest of Honour at the launch of the facility built by the Reddington Hospital Group in Lagos, said: “The only way to ensure that Nigerian doctors practice medicine in Nigeria is to reward hard work which the Reddington Hospital Group is known for.”

Nigeria Not Expected To Deploy Super Tucano To South-East – US Warns Buhari Government

The United States has said the Nigerian government is expected to deploy the Super Tucano aircraft only in the northern part of the country where Boko Haram terrorists have engaged in a decade-long insurgency, killing thousands and displacing millions.

Source: Sahara Reporters

According to Punch, the US Principal Deputy National Security Advisor, Jonathan Finer, at an event attended by the US Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard, said the terms of the agreement during the sale of the 12 Tucano aircraft were explicit.

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