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5 People In Court For Feeding Baby To Dog

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5 people have appeared before a Chief Magistrates’ Court in Katsina state for allegedly killing and feeding the corpse of a newborn baby to a dog.

The incident occured at Saika village in Batsari Local Government Area of Katsina state.

The Police Prosecutor, Inspector Altine Ragiji explained to the court that a traditional ruler in the town reported to the police of a 15 year-old girl giving birth out of wedlock.

The teenage girl, her mum, and 3 others were later arrested in connection with the case. They were Muhammad Bello, 45; Musa Bello, 35; Umar Bello, 27.

Ragiji said the teenage mother told the police that she was lured by one Musa Garba, 30, to his farm and forcefully had a sexual intercourse with her about 10 months ago.

The people arrested confessed to the crime, claiming assistance from the girl’s mother, Faiza Umar, 30.

The accused persons were charged for “an act done with intent to prevent child being alive after birth’’ contrary to sections 85, 235 and 387 of the Penal Code.

They have been ordered by the Chief Magistrate, Mr. Nura El-Ladan, to be remanded in prison custody.

El-Ladan further directed the police to conduct further investigations on the matter.

The court adjourned the case to Aug. 8 for further mention.

 

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FEC Approves N2.9bn For Printing Of Question Papers, Others

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FEC Approves N2.9bn For Printing Of Question Papers, Others

Muhammadu Buhari

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved a sum of N2.9 billion for the printing of both sensitive and non-sensitive examination materials.

The council also approved a total of N4.5 billion for projects in the Ministry of Education and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja.

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This decision was reached at FEC virtual meeting on Wednesday, which was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu said the contract was awarded to a group of eight printers.

According to the Minister, the materials are for the Basic Education Certification Examination, the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination, and the National Common Entrance Examination.

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Ike Ekweremadu Gets New Appointment

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Ike Ekweremadu Gets New Appointment
Ike Ekweremadu Gets New Appointment

Ike Ekweremadu

The former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has been appointed by the International Parliamentary Congress as the Chief Coordinator for Africa.

The development was disclosed in a letter forwarded to Ekweremadu by the Secretary-General of the IPC and member of the Pakistani national parliament, Senator Muhammad Ali Saif.

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“We are proud to inform you that the Honourable President of the IPC has nominated your good self as Chief Coordinator Africa with immediate effect.”

This was announced in a statement by the media adviser to the Enugu West lawmaker, Uche Anichukwu, in Abuja.

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Gov Ayade Orders Restriction Of Trucks Conveying Scrap In, Out Of Cross River

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Gov Ayade Orders Restriction Of Trucks Conveying Scrap In, Out Of Cross River

Ben Ayade

Governor of Cross River, Professor Ben Ayade has ordered the restriction of trucks conveying scrap in and out of the State.

This was contained in a statement issued on Wednesday by his Special Adviser, Media, and Publicity, Christian Ita.

The governor expressed that the attention of the state has been drawn to information that looters are attempting to move stolen items out of the state as scrap.

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The governor directed all transporters and motorists in the state to report anyone that approaches them to move scraps out of the state to security agents.

He also warned that any of them caught transporting looted items will be regarded as an accomplice and treated as a looter.

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