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FG paid huge ransom to free Dapchi girls – UN

The United Nations said, yesterday, in its analytical report that the Federal Government paid a huge sum as ransom to secure the release of Dapchi school girls in Yobe State, who were kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgents on February 18, 2018.

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Saraki: Showdown on hold as NASS fails to reconvene

Senators planning for a showdown with the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, over his continued stay in office, despite his defection to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, may have been caught off guard in their plan as the National Assembly has decided not to reconvene today, but hold a joint session to stave off impeachment of the leaders of the Senate.

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A-Ibom govt’s accounts frozen as Akpabio defects to APC

The accounts of the Akwa Ibom State Government have been frozen by the Economic & Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, it was learnt yesterday, but spokesman of the anti-graft agency, Wilson Uwujaren denied this in a telephone conversation. The development came on a day leading stalwarts of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC descended on the state to welcome immediate past governor of the state and former Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Obot Akpabio into the party’s fold.

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