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Today's Headlines: China Started Firing Several Guided Missiles To Taiwan, IPOB Kills 8 Nigeriens in Imo

China Started Firing Several Guided Missiles To Taiwan

Taiwan's Defence Ministry has confirmed that China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) fired “several Tongfeng-class guided missiles” into waters north-east and south-west of the island on Thursday afternoon.

Source: People Gazette

A ministry spokesperson said shortly that Taiwan’s armed forces had tracked the firings in real time after they were detected at 1:56 p.m. (0556 GMT) and had activated related defense systems.

Taiwan’s defense ministry condemned “this irrational action that is undermining regional peace.”

Fear As IPOB Kills 8 Nigeriens In Imo

Fear among northerners living in Owerri, the Imo State capital, has heightened following the killing of eight Nigeriens by members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

Source: Daily Trust

The attack occurred on Monday when the assailants attacked a building at Orogwe, Owerri, occupied by mainly Hausa migrants from Nigeria and the Niger Republic.

The northerners said the building was attacked because IPOB took all of them living in the area to be migrants from the North, not knowing the victims were foreigners.

Jonathan throws more light on the need for Almajiri schools

Former President Dr. Goodluck Jonathan has again explained why his administration introduced the Almajiri schools program in the Northern part of the country, stating it was meant to integrate Western education into the Islamic education curriculum, as a means of equipping the pupils with relevant skills that would make them employable.

Source: Vanguard News

Jonathan also added that the program was designed to provide a balanced education for the children and protect them from being recruited by criminal elements desirous of using them to achieve negative ends in society.

The former President who stated this on Tuesday in Abuja at the opening session of the Africa Region International Leadership Conference (ILC) 2022, organized by the Universal Peace Federation, (UPF) also urged world leaders to promote policies, programs, and initiatives that would bring peace and harmony to our world.

Protest as gunmen kill abducted LAUTECH student, hotelier

Students of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, and some youths of the town on Wednesday staged a protest in Ogbomoso over the killing of a final year student of the university, Rachael Opadele, by kidnappers.

Source: Punch Newspapers

The owner of the hotel where the lady was working, Olugbenga Owolabi, was also reportedly killed by the gunmen.

Opale was said to be working at the hotel because of the ongoing strike by university lecturers.

Nigerien president honors Dangote, five others

The President of the Republic of Niger, Mohammed Bazoum, has honored the President of Dangote Industries Limited, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, and five other Nigerians with his country’s national honors in recognition of their roles in the promotion of better relations between Nigeria and Niger.

Source: Punch Newspapers

This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, on Wednesday, adding that the awards were presented to commemorate Niger’s Independence Day on August 3.

The statement read, “The day is set aside to mark the nation’s independence from France in 1960 and since 1975 has been recognized as ‘tree-planting day’ as trees are planted across the nation to aid the fight against desertification.

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