ZAMFARA STATE GOVT: JANGEBE GIRLS HAVE NOT BEEN RELEASED

Contrary to earlier reports in the media(thebladengr.com inclusive), the students abducted from Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, in Talata Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara State, are yet to be released. Media aide to Zamfara  Governor, Bello Matawalle, Yusuf Idris, at about 3 p.m. on Sunday said that efforts were still ongoing to secure their release. He made the clarification following media reports that the girls had regained freedom. Mr Idris said the Governor had just concluded a meeting with traditional rulers in the state at Government House, Gusau, towards…

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317 KIDNAPPED SCHOOL GIRLS FREED IN ZAMFARA

The 317 kidnapped schoolgirls of Government Secondary School in Jangebe, Zamfara have been freed. The girls who were kidnapped on Friday were believed to have been taken to a forest by bandits who reportedly disguised as security personnel. A source said the girls were kept in the forest between Dangulbi and Sabon Birnin Banaga in the Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State

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CELEBRATING THE OBI AKOKWA, EZE (SIR) IKENNA C. OKOLI @ 50

By Ingram Osigwe Attaining the golden age is a no mean feat. It’s a biological, natural milestone that calls for deep introspection and celebration. One, not everyone crosses the 5 and 0 mark. Many died on the cusp of 50, majorly at 48, 49. Secondly, crossing 50 rekindles hope of longevity. Therefore, His Royal Highness, Eze (Sir) Ikenna C. Okoli (KSC), Okoli V, Agbakwuruibe III, the 11th Obi of Akokwa, has every reason to be grateful to God. Not only that he has attained the golden age. His Royal Majesty…

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WE NEVER APPOINTED HER AS OUR AMBASSADOR: NCPC DISOWNS TONTO DIKEH

The Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission, NCPC, has debunked the story making the rounds, that the Agency had appointed star actress, Tonto Dikeh as it’s peace ambassador. In a statement on Friday by its spokesman, Celestine Toruka, the agency said Tonto Dike visited the agency, seeking partnership for her NGO. Toruka said at no point during the visit, was the Nollywood actress, made the agency’s  peace ambassador. Read the full statement… PRESS STATEMENT I wish to state in categorical terms that King  TONTO W. C. DIKEH paid an official courtesy visit…

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ABDUCTED KAGARA STUDENTS REGAIN FREEDOM

The students abducted from Government Science College, Kagara, Niger State, have been freed by their abductors. About 27 of the students and 12 other persons were kidnapped from the school when gunmen struck about 10 days ago. A source at the Niger State government house confirmed the development to our correspondent on Saturday. Abubakar Bello, the governor of Niger State, will receive the students at the government house later today, the source noted. Source: Thewitnessngr

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