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ABUJA HIGHWAY OVERTAKEN BY HOODLUMS

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Kidnappers on Monday afternoon blocked the Kaduna-Abuja Expressway, forcing several motorists to abandon their vehicles and head for nearby bushes to avoid being abducted. The development has left many motorists and passengers unaccounted for, just as their belongings were stolen by the kidnappers. A Correspondent of theNews Agency of Nigeria who narrowly escaped the attack reports that the incident happened a few kilometres to Katari village in Kagarko Local Government Area of Kaduna State at about 3.30pm. NAN also reports that hundreds of motorists traveling from Kaduna to Abuja, as well as those going the other way, found themselves stranded for more than 40 minutes as both lanes of the expressway were blocked by cars hastily abandoned by their owners. NA Correspondent gathered that the bandits left the scene of the incident and moved into the bush with some of their victims before the arrival of some security men, who later cleared the road for the motorists to continue on their …

BOKO HARAM MEMBERS EARN $3,000 DAILY

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Mohammed, who is the Head of the Humanitarian Assistance and Rehabilitation arm of the PCNI, lamented that Boko Haram has been hijacked and operates like a cartel. “I will give you an example. The Nigerian military for example, gets N1, 000 per day for being in the North East, at the war front, as an allowance. The same North-East, where if you are a member of Boko Haram you get $3,000 per day as allowance. So it is lucrative. Sometimes, they even give you money upfront. So we must do something about the youth from where they are recruiting.” Dr. Sidi Ali Mohammed, a member of the Presidential Committee on the North East Initiative (PCNI), has disclosed Boko Haram fighters receive daily payments of $3,000 daily for their efforts in elongating the insurgency that has been raging in the North-East since 2014. He made this disclosure at the Presentation of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Sub-Sahara Africa’s Economic Outlook Report, in Abuja on Monday. According to Mohammed, the paymen…

PROTESTANTS SHUT COMPUTER VILLAGE

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Traders in the Computer Village, Ikeja, Lagos State, on Tuesday shut down activities to protest the planned installation of female and male market leaders “Iyaoloja” and “Babaloja” respectively in the hub. The traders told a Correspondent of theNews Agency of Nigeriacovering the protest that the computer village was an international market that did not need such imposition of Iyaoloja. Mr Wasiu Agbaje, an Information Communication Technology Engineer, said that hub was not like the regular markets where such should be imposed. Agbaje said that installing such would undermine the hub because there was no relationship between technology and Iyaoloja. “What do the Iyaoloja and Babaloja have to offer, what value are they going to add to the hub? And what technological innovations are they bringing? The computer village is not like any other street market where pepper and other things are sold. “It is an international technology hub and it should be treated as such,” he said. Also, a businessman …

DOCTORS FREE TO LEAVE NIGERIA, WE HAVE ENOUGH – NGIGE

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The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, says doctors who feel they want to relocate in search of greener pastures are free to do so as the nation has enough medical personnel. Ngige said this on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily on Wednesday. The minister was responding to a question on brain drain and the deliberate recruitment of Nigerian doctors by foreign embassies in Nigeria to the detriment of the nation’s health sector. In his response, however, Ngige, who is also a medical doctor, said there was nothing wrong with doctors leaving the country as they would continue to send foreign exchange home which could, in turn, grow the economy. He said, “No, I am not worried (about doctors leaving the country). We have surplus. If you have surplus, you export. It happened some years ago here. I was taught chemistry and biology by Indian teachers in my secondary school days. “There are surplus in their country and we also have surplus in the medical profession in our country. …

Full Video: War In Abuja Between Islamic Sect And Nigeria Military

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Just In : Many Killed As Nigerian Soldiers Open Fire On Shiite Protester...

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Mazi Nnamdi Kanu Every Southerner Should Hear This!

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COURT ASKED TO DECLARE JUSTICE MUHAMMAD UNFIT, ORDER NEW SELECTION

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The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court has okayed a fresh suit seeking to bar President Muhammadu Buhari from appointing the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Tanko Muhammad, to take over the leadership of the judiciary in substantive capacity.

The suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/420/2019, is praying the court to declare that Justice Muhammad who is currently the most senior jurist at the Supreme Court, is unfit to replace the sacked CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen. Specifically, the plaintiff, Chief Malcom Omirhobo, who is a human rights lawyer, is praying the court to declare that the Acting CJN, Justice Muhammad, having made himself available as a tool that was used in the violation of the Constitution, especially with regards to the “illegal” removal of the former CJN, is therefore not a proper and fit person to be recommended for appointment to head the judiciary. It is the contention of the plaintiff that the Acting CJN conducted himself in a manner that reduced the confid…

POPE FRANCIS UNDER SIEGE

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At this moment, when Christianity is celebrating the passion, death, and resurrection of Christ, the news that draws our attention is related to the worldlier and more political aspect of the Catholic Church and its major internal ordeal that shows a division so profound that, for some, it appears to foreshadow a schism. For those like me who have studied Church history for years, the internal factions and parties are not anything new, but the current situation appears radically different from the past because of three fundamental factors: An unprecedented alliance between ‘populist/nationalist’ political forces from different countries in the world and the more conservative and reactionary ecclesiastic fringe against Pope Francis. An open opposition within the College of Cardinals with four of them having expressed serious doubts on the Pope’s will to welcome back to the Church remarried divorcees. Pope Francis ignored their doubts, meanwhile two of them have died, while the American R…

A 10-YEAR-OLD FINGERLESS GIRL WON A NATIONAL HANDWRITING COMPETITION

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Sara Hinesley, 10, said she found writing in cursive to be easy and practiced it a lot. The 10-year-old girl who was born without hands has proven that she can complete tasks as well as anyone else -- if not better. With a neatly written cursive sample, Sara Hinesley earned the Nicholas Maxim Award in the 2019 Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest. The award is given to a student with a cognitive delay, or an intellectual, physical or developmental disability. The judges were occupational therapists. Sara holds a pencil between the ends of her arms to write. The third grader at St. John's Regional Catholic School in Frederick, Maryland, said when her teacher first taught her how to write in cursive, she found she had a natural talent for it. "I thought it was easy, and I practiced at school," Sara said.

A sample from Sara Hinesley's contest entry. Although she hasn't yet decided what she'll do with the $500 prize, she hopes other children with disabilities will …

NASA'S INSIGHT MISSION ON MARS

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Photos: The best moments on Mars Curiosity took images on September 9, 2015, of Mount Sharp, a hematite-rich ridge, a plain full of clay minerals to create a composite and rounded buttes high in sulfate minerals. The changing mineralogy in these layers of Mount Sharp suggests a changing environment in early Mars, though all involve exposure to water billions of years ago. Hide Caption 10 of 18