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Today's Headlines: 171 Soldiers Flee From Boko Haram In Yobe, Troop Kills Bandits In Benue State

Adamawa stops salaries of over 2,000 suspected ghost teachers

The Adamawa State Government says it has stopped the salaries of over 2,000 workers who did not take part in the payroll verification and biometric data capture exercise commissioned by Governor Ahmadu Fintiri. The state Commissioner for Finance, Ishaya Dabari; and Accountant General of the state, Kefas Tagwi, had on Friday denied that the non-payment of the affected civil servants had to do with the lien placed on accounts operated by the state government with some commercial banks.

Yoruba Groups Differ Over Oduduwa Republic

Two Yoruba groups yesterday differed over demand for the creation of the Oduduwa Republic from the present Nigerian state. While some leaders under the banner of the Ilana Omoodua Youth Initiatives, led by a Yoruba leader, Professor Banji Akintoye, insisted on having the Oduduwa Republic for the Yoruba nation, another group under the auspice of Yoruba Welfare Group (YWG), disagreed with the position.

Osinbajo Speaks Again

The recognition that internet access and broadband penetration will become existential in the nearest future and will determine Nigeria’s competitiveness in the global economy, among others, is the driving force behind the Buhari administration’s initiative on broadband connectivity for all, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN. Professor Osinbajo stated this today in his remarks delivered virtually at the launch of the Ogun State Digital Economy Empowerment Project.

Worries As Killings Of Northerners Persist In Imo

Following the recent killings of four Northerners in Orlu and three others in Amaka towns of Imo State, northern communities in the areas are living in fear of imminent attacks by a proscribed separatist group of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.

Our reporter gathered that IPOB’s fighters are raiding suburbs and crannies of Owerri, the state capital, targeting suya vendors. The development has forced some Northerners to flee the place in recent times. In the latest incident, two suya sellers were reported killed at Atta in Ikeduru Local Government Area of the state.

Edo governor: We’ll fulfill all our promises

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has reassured the people of the state that his government would fulfill all promises made during his second term electioneering campaign. Obaseki said the state had commenced the process for the drafting of a 30-year development plan to provide the government with necessary tools, guidelines, and milestones for development planning.

171 Soldiers Flee As Boko Haram Attack Nigerian Army Base In Yobe

Three soldiers have been killed and 171 others have fled as Boko Haram insurgents launched a major attack on the base in Yobe State.

Naija News reports that the terrorists attacked the base of the special forces of the 27 Task Force Brigade, located in Ngomari in Buni Yadi and Kumuya in the Buni Gari area of Yobe. Military sources revealed that Boko Haram insurgents destroyed heavy military equipment and shared photographs of gun trucks razed by the insurgents.

Troop kills bandits linked to Benue community fatal attack

Troops of Operation Whirl Stroke (OPWS), yesterday, went after bandits that attacked and killed some residents of Anne community, Makurdi Local Council of Benue State. The troop, after its air raid of the criminals’ hideouts on the border between Benue and Nasarawa states, left some of the bandits dead, while others were injured. The Guardian learned that the armed bandits had, in the early hours of yesterday, attacked residents of Anune community, leaving an undisclosed number of residents dead with many others injured.

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