Policeman Shot as Gunmen Abduct Abuja Residents
Unknown gunmen on Tuesday killed a police officer and abducted Two residents of the Tungan-Maje community in Gwagwalada, Abuja on Tuesday.
According to an eyewitness, Ibrahim Saidu, the gunmen in their numbers went on a rampage as they overpowered both the police and some members of the vigilante in a shootout.
He said the police officer and a vigilante member who sustained injuries in the incident have been taken to an undisclosed hospital for treatment. #
Ganduje begins disbursement of N148m grant to Kano schools
The Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje says the state under his watch has remained consistent in providing the needed funds for the development of education in the State.
Governor Ganduje made this known while inaugurating the disbursement of One Hundred and Forty-Eight Million grants to 1,400 public secondary schools across the state in Government House Kano.
He said the grants will enhance the free education and Almajiri integration policy of the state.
According to him, sources of funding of the policy are the Educational Trust Fund, five per cent of the state’s Internally Generated Revenue, Local Government Area funds. #
Windstorm Destruction in Anambra State
Windstorm has destroyed 100 buildings at Aguleri in Anambra East Local Government of Anambra State.
The structures, including residential houses and schools, mostly located at one of the Internally Displaced Persons’ (IDPs’) camps at Father Joseph Memorial High School, Aguleri.
It was gathered that the storm also caused great wreckage at Justice Chinwuba Memorial Secondary School, Aguleri, thereby leading to having pupils of the school study under trees.
The headteachers of the schools described the incident as an eyesore and pleaded for the government to intervene. #
20 children killed in Niger school fire
Several classrooms in a school in Niger Republic’s capital Niamey has been put up in flames, killing 20 children on Tuesday as reported by the fire service commander Sidi Mohamed.
The fire broke out at around 4.00 pm when the students were in class, leaving the students helpless and unable to escape as the rescuers tried to put out the fire with the cause yet to be known.
The Prime Minister, Ouhoumoudou Mahamadou travelled to the scene of the tragedy, on the edge of the capital, to offer his condolences to the children’s parents. #
Reactions trail Kano Pillars signing of Ahmed Musa
Reactions have continued to trail the signing of former Leicester City forward and Skipper of the Super Eagles, Ahmed Musa to Kano Pillars Football Club as announced in a statement by the chairman of the club, Alhaji Surajo Jambul on Tuesday.
Reacting to the development former Senator Shehu Sani tweeted that Ahmed Musa’s return to Kano Pillars is one of the best strategies to improve and attract interest in our local football teams and National league.
A businessman, Isima Odey said Ahmed Musa joining Kano Pillars is, the biggest thing that has happened in the Nigerian league for over a decade.
Also commenting, a journalist Mimosa Fawaz while describing it as a win-win situation says it will help the super eagles captain to maintain his fitness with World Cup qualifiers coming up and also boost the image of the Nigerian league. #