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Today's Headlines: Bandits abduct 73 students in Zamfara, Yoruba nation must happen -Igboho speaks

Bandits abduct 73 students in Zamfara

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The Zamfara Police Command has confirmed that gunmen attacked another school, Government Day Secondary School Kaya, Maradun Local Government Area (LGA), kidnapping 73 students.

SP Muhammed Shehu, the Command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), on Wednesday confirmed the incident in a statement in Gusau.

“The Zamfara State Police Command wishes to confirm the abduction of 73 Students of Government Day Secondary school, Kaya, in Maradun LGA.

“The abduction followed the invasion of the school by a large number of armed bandits.

Shehu said that the Commissioner of Police, Ayuba N Elkanah, has deployed a search and rescue team with a mandate to work in synergy with the military to ensure the safe rescue of the abducted students.

According to him, the CP further appealed to the general public, especially parents and relatives of the abducted students, to exercise patience and continue to pray for the success of the ongoing rescue operation.

He said that security has been beefed up at Kaya community and environs to forestall further attacks.

“Further development will be made known to members of the public,” he promised.

Yoruba nation must happen – Igboho speaks

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Embattled freedom fighter, Sunday Igboho has insisted on actualizing Yoruba nation.

Igboho explained that Benin Republic enjoys more stable electricity than Nigeria, hence the need to actualize Yoruba nation.

The self-acclaimed freedom fighter disclosed this in a message made public by his spokesman, Olayomi Koiki.

Koiki said Igboho believes soon Nigeria would no longer exist as Yoruba nation would be actualized.

In a statement, Koiki said: “I received a message from Chief Sunday Adeyemo, aka Igboho via his lawyer from Benin Republic, Olusegun Falola that he stands on his belief, self-determination for the Yoruba Nation, because there’s nothing like Nigeria again for him.

“He believes as a Yoruba man and the indigenous person of the land that it’s time for Yorubas to stand on their own as a Nation.

Ondo: NMA suspends strike

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Members of the Ondo State chapter of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) have suspended their industrial dispute with the state government after the intervention by lawmakers and other stakeholders.

NAN reports that the medical practitioners at a parley with lawmakers at the Ondo State House of Assembly, called on the state government to honour the terms of the agreement reached with them, especially payment of their outstanding salaries.

NMA State Chairman, Dr. Stella Adegbehingbe thanked the lawmakers and other stakeholders for their intervention.

FG raises alarm, warns Nigerians against fake passport websites

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Nigeria’s consulate general in New York has raised an alarm over a fake website for passport applications.

The consulate in a statement issued they urged Nigerians to always seek proper guidance on passport applications, NAN reports.

According to the statement, the website directs passport applicants to make payments through Zelle using telephone number 770-510-9332.

“The attention of the consulate has been drawn to the operations of a website, www.nigerianpassports.com purporting to be a platform for processing Nigerian passports.

“The consulate wishes to state that this website is fake and set up to defraud applicants for Nigerian passport.

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