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Today's Headlines: 5 Soldiers Dead In Zamfara Attack; Army Confirms ISWAP Leader Al-Barnawi's Death

Zamfara bandits kill five Nigerian soldiers, cart away weapons

An ambush by bandits in Zamfara has left five Nigerian Army personnel dead, with their weapons also carted away, Peoples Gazette has learnt.

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The incident occurred at about 01:40 p.m. on Wednesday, after bandits ambushed a Hilux vehicle belonging to the army along Tsafe and Yankara villages in the state.

Military sources identified the slain personnel as including three lieutenants, a warrant officer and a sergeant. The Gazette has withheld their identities to allow enough time for military authorities to contact their families.

They were said to be returning from Gusau, the state capital, when they were ambushed.

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Nigerian Army confirms ISWAP leader, Al-Barnawi’s death

Nigeria’s Chief of Defence Staff, CDS, General Lucky Irabor has confirmed that the vicious leader of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), Abu Musab Al-Barnawi has been killed.

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DAILY POST reports that General Irabor made the revelation while speaking on Thursday during the Ministerial briefing organised by the presidential communications team at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

“I can authoritatively confirm to you that Abu Musab is dead. As simple as that. He is dead and remains dead,” Irabor said

The founder of Boko Haram, Mohammed Yusuf was also killed by security forces in 2009 when he championed an onslaught against the Nigerian State that resulted in the death of over a thousand persons.

BREAKING: Court restrains PDP from suspending Dan Orbih

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A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has restrained the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, at “any level from suspending” the party’s national Vice Chairman Dan Orbih.

Police arrest 2 for alleged ATM card swap, theft

The Police in Jigawa have arrested two suspects for alleged Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) card swap and theft of N58,000.

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SP Lawan Shiisu, the command’s Public Relations Officer, confirmed the arrest in a statement in Dutse on Thursday.

Shiisu said the suspects were arrested after Bashir Haruna and Isah Adamu of Birninkudu and Gwaram towns reported to the police that one of the suspects allegedly swapped their ATM cards and stole the sum of N50,000 and N8,000 from their respective accounts.

2022 budget ‘ll be ready before Dec 16, says Omo-Agege

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has assured Nigerians that the National Assembly was determined to pass the 2022 budget before the year runs out.

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Omo-Agege gave the assurance on Thursday, in a statement issued by his media aide, Yomi Odunuga.

The statement is titled, “2022 Budget ‘ll be ready before December 16 – Omo-Agege”

He spoke when he hosted his former classmates from the Nigerian Law School, Class of ’86 (The Centennial Class) in Abuja, led by ‘Class Captain’ Oladipo Okpeseyi (SAN).

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), had last Thursday presented the 2022 budget of N16.3 trillion to a joint session of the National Assembly.

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