This Week in Nigeria

 

 

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This Week in Nigeria (TWIN)

Sunday 28 February – Saturday 5 March

Sunday

President Muhammadu Buhari orders probe of latest killings after the Fulani herdsmen attacked Agatu villages in Benue State.

Monday

Three female students of the Babington Macaulay Junior Seminary School, Ikorodu, were seized by gunmen who gained gain after destroying a part of the school’s security fence.

Fuel scarcity hits Lagos as motorists form long lines at filling stations across the metropolis.

Tuesday

The Senate declared that no fewer than 153 Nigerians are currently awaiting execution for involvement in illicit trade in Malaysian and Chinese prisons.

President Buhari showered encomium on the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, on his 74th birthday.

Abducted Ese Oruru was transferred to Abuja in custody of the Federal Government, ahead of her eventual movement to be reunited with her family in Bayelsa State.

Fuel scarcity hits aviation industry as airlines postpone flight schedules.

Wednesday

Defence Ministry confirms 76 famished Boko Haram terrorists’ surrender to Nigerian military.

Thursday

Abductors of three secondary school girls from the Babington Macaulay Junior Seminary School, Ikorodu, Lagos reduced ransom from ₦200 to ₦20 Million

Deadly riots erupted at the Ketu Mile 12 area of Lagos, leaving about ten people dead and property worth millions of Naira destroyed.

The Senate bemoaned the deadly clashes between Fulani herdsmen and farmers in different parts of the country, saying it poses grave danger to national security.

Friday

Ibadan, Oyo State capital was agog as the city witnessed the coronation of its 41sttraditional ruler, the Olubadan, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji Aje-Ogunguniso 1, who was installed by Governor Abiola Ajimobi.

Former National Security Adviser Col. Sambo Dasuki (Retd.) lost a bid to stop his trial as former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Gen. Alex Badeh also failed to secure bail.

Saturday

The Department of State Services nabbed three men suspected to be linked to the Boko Haram terror sect allegedly manufacturing weapons for the terrorists.

Ekiti State House of Assembly on Saturday accused men of the Department of State Services (DSS) of invading the Assembly Complex and whisking away four of its members.

 

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