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BREAKING: 2019 Election Sequence: Pro-Buhari senators stage a walk out

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At least, 10 Senators have staged a walk-out in protest against the adoption of the report by the Senate and House of Representatives Joint Committee on the Amendment to the Electoral Act, New Telegraph can report.

The protesters say despite the adoption of the report by the Senate, they would insist on its reversal.

They alleged that the amendment was targeted at President Muhammadu Buhari.

After the presentation of the report by Senator Suleiman Nazif, President of the Senate put the adoption of the report to voice vote, saying there was no need for debate on it as it was from a conference committee which had harmonised the versions of the two chambers.

After the vote, the ‘ayes’ had it and Saraki ruled on it — a development that generated an uproar in the chamber.

 

 

 

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BREAKING: 2 Dapchi schoolgirls killed in rescue operation, 13 still missing

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Two dead bodies of the missing Dapchi schoolgirls abducted by the Boko Haram terrorists on Monday, in Yobe state, have been recovered by the Nigerian military during a rescue operation on Wednesday.

According to a report by Reuters two of the girls were killed while 13 others are still missing.

The report said a resident and a local government official said there is jubilation in Dapchi community over the rescue of the girls.

“Everybody is celebrating their coming with songs and praises to God Almighty,” said Babagana Umar, one of the parents whose daughter had disappeared.

“The only sad news is that two girls were dead and no explanation.” They said the rescued girls were returned to the village of Dapchi late on Wednesday evening.

Reports also indicate that the Nigerian military rescued 76 of the schoolgirls.

Boko Haram terrorists had, Monday, attacked the Government Girls Science Technical College (GGSTC), Dapchi, Yobe state, and abducted many of the girls.

Meanwhile, the Yobe state Governor, Ibrahim Gaidam, has faulted the claim that the Nigerian army actually rescued some of the girls.

The Governor made the disclosure when he visited the affected families in Dapchi community, Yobe state. Governor Gaidam was said to have told the people of Dapchi community that none of the abducted schoolgirls has been rescued yet.

The report also said the Governor urged the affected parents and the community to continue praying for the safe return of their daughters.

 

 

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BREAKING: 48 of 94 missing Yobe school girls return – Yobe Govt

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The Yobe state government has announced the return of Forty-Eight out of the missing ninety-four students from Government Girls Technical College, Dapchi.

This was made known by the state commissioner of education, Mohammed Lamin, who disclosed that while 28 of the missing students returned on Tuesday night, 20 more returned on Wednesday morning.

“This has brought down the 94 missing students realised at the yesterday headcount to 48 this morning. “We are still hopeful that more are returning soon”, he said.

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BREAKING: Dana Air plane skids off runway, aircraft damaged (PHOTOS)

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A passenger plane belonging to Dana Airline skid off the runway of the Port Harcourt International Airport as it was landing at 7.30 pm on Tuesday, February 20, 2018.

The aircraft, with number 9J0363, flew into Port Harcourt after taking passengers from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

 

According to an eyewitness, Layefa Walter, a Port Harcourt based oil worker, the flight skid off the runway and a wing of the airplane was damaged.

Tuesday’s incidence was suspected to have been caused by a heavy rain, which was accompanied by strong wind and storm in Port Harcourt.

The General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, Henrietta Yakubu, confirmed the incident.

She said, “A Dana aircraft numbered 9J0363, flying from Abuja to Port Harcourt airport has overshot the Port Harcourt runway.

“The incident was suspected to have been caused by a heavy rain, which was accompanied by strong wind and storm in Port Harcourt.

“No casualty was recorded, as all passengers on board were safely evacuated.”

This is coming almost six years after the airline’s service from Abuja to Lagos crashed, killing all the 159 persons on board.

The crash occurred on June 3, 2012 in Ishaga area of Lagos State.

 

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