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Four Abducted UNIPORT Students Regain Freedom

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Four Abducted UNIPORT Students Regain Freedom

The four students of the University of Port Harcourt who were kidnapped last weekend have been released and reunited with their families.

The Public Relations Officer of the University, Sam Kpenu, while confirming the release of the four students, said they had reportedly escaped from the kidnappers, on Wednesday morning, when a team of security operatives invaded the hideout with heavy firepower.

Kpenu noted that the students had, as part of their academic exercise, gone to the Orashi areato conduct vegetation sampling for their final year projects but were apprehended and whisked away while returning to the school.

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Receiving the kidnapped victims in his office, the Vice-Chancellor Professor Owunari Georgewill commended the men of the Nigeria Police Force, the Chief Security Officer of the University and his men, and the entire security agencies of Rivers and Bayelsa states for their timely and prompt intervention which led to the release of the students.

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Osinbajo Visits Kaduna, Commiserates with Victims of Train Attack

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Osinbajo Visits Kaduna, Commiserates with Victims of Train Attack

Author: Sandra Okoh, Abuja

Vice president Prof Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday visited Kaduna to sympathize with victims of the attack on Kaduna-Abuja train that occurred on Monday.

Osinbajo when answering questions from newsmen condemned the attack and described the act as evil, adding that such behaviour was sheer manifestation of cowardice. extended his condolence to the families of passengers that lost their lives

The Vice President said such happenings reinforced the need to provide security and surveillance on rail tracks, adding that government had been doing its best.

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He promised that rail service would be restored soonest, just as he assured that adequate safety measures will be put in place to avert recurrence of such incident.

Osinbajo commended Kaduna State government for footing the medical bills of those injured, promising that Federal Government would render all necessary support.

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EFCC Arrests Another FBI-Wanted Nigerian

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EFCC Arrests Another FBI-Wanted Nigerian

Author: Sandra Okoh, Abuja

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested Emmanuel Chidiebere, a suspect wanted in the United States of America by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for conspiracy, wire fraud, and money laundering.

EFCC’s spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren disclosed this in a statement, on Tuesday in Abuja, that suspect was arrested in his hideout in Orlu Local Government Area of Imo State after receiving intelligence reports gathered by a team of operatives, while other three of his accomplices are still at large.

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Chidiebere is alleged to have defrauded some victims in America, Cote D’Ivoire and Poland of some undisclosed amount of money and went underground.

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Kaduna State Declares 24-hour Curfew in Two LGAs Over Attacks

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Kaduna State Declares 24-hour Curfew in Two LGAs Over Attacks

Author: Peace Salifu, Abuja

The Kaduna State Government has declared a 24-hour curfew in Jema’a and Kaura local government areas of the State with immediate effect.

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The Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, made the disclosure on Monday.

According to Aruwan, the curfew was to assist the security agencies stabilize the situation, and restore law and order.

The kaduna state government while appealing to residents to cooperate with the security agencies, condemned the violence and all acts of lawlessness that occurred in the area.

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