17 Katsina Schoolboys Escape from Captivity – Masari
Katsina State Governor Aminu Masari has disclosed that 17 of the missing schoolboys kidnapped from a Government Science Secondary School (GSSS) in Kankara Local Government Area of the state have escaped from captivity.
Governor Masari who disclosed this in an interview on Monday evening said the schoolboys were found and have been reunited with their families.
He added that efforts have been intensified to rescue the remaining schoolboys still in captivity, safely. #
Kano Assembly speaker, majority leader resign
The Kano State House of Assembly Speaker, Abdulazeez Garba-Gafasa, and the Majority Leader, Kabiru Dashi, have resigned.
The Speaker announced his resignation in a letter titled ‘Notification of Resignation’ dated December 14 and addressed to the Clerk and Permanent Secretary.
The resignation was confirmed to newsmen on Tuesday in Kano, by the Press Secretary to the speaker, Nura Ajingi.
The majority leader, in a one-paragraph resignation letter, addressed to the Clerk said his decision was based on personal reasons, adding that he appreciated the support of all the members.
The majority leader, in a one-paragraph letter, addressed to the Clerk did not state the reason for his resignation.
Police Arrest Suspected Operator of Baby Factory In Ogun
The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 51-year-old mother of nine from Abia State for allegedly running an illegal baby factory home in Mowe, Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of the state.
The suspect, Ogbonnaya Florence, was arrested in her hideout after about 11 of her victims were rescued by the police.
Speaking to Journalists at the police force in Abeokuta, Florence denied the allegation of running an illegal baby factory home.
The suspect insisted she was duly registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission.
Reacting to her arrest, the Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, promised that the suspect would be duly arraigned before a competent court if jurisdiction to face the consequence of her action. #
Electoral College Confirms Joe Biden’s Victory
Joe Biden was confirmed as the next U.S president on Monday as the Electoral College formalized his victory over Donald Trump, all but closing the door on the incumbent’s efforts to overturn the result of the 2020 election.
As Biden appealed to Americans to “turn the page” on the divisive contest, electors met across all US states to seal his win, with California pushing Biden over the majority of 270 votes — and clearing the way for him to take office on January 20th.
Trump however announced that Attorney General Bill Barr, who contradicted the outgoing president’s claims that the November 3 election was marred by fraud, would leave his post next week.
Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday congratulated Joe Biden on winning the US presidential election in November, saying he hoped the countries could set aside their differences to promote global security. #
Transfer: Juventus make U-turn, offer Dybala new deal
Juventus president Andrea Agnelli said on Monday that the Italian champions were awaiting an answer from Argentina forward Paulo Dybala on a contract offer which would make him “among the 20 highest paid footballers in Europe”.
Dybala scored his first Serie A goal in five months on Sunday during a 3-1 win over Genoa, telling journalists afterward he had received no news on an extension to his current deal which expires in June 2022.
Dybala joined Juventus from Palermo in 2015 and has scored 97 goals for the club, winning eight major trophies, including five Serie A titles.
He has often been linked with a move away in recent months and was reportedly close to signing for Premier League sides Manchester United and Tottenham last year. #