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Massive investments, job opportunities, panacea to kidnapping, banditry — AfDB President

President Muhammadu Buhari has, for the umpteenth time, assured that cases of banditry and violent attacks on innocent Nigerians will soon be a thing of the past.

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I’ve three wives, 11 children: Kidnap suspect boasts of his success

For most people, the thought of kidnappers sends shivers down their spine. The image of a kidnapper in their mind is that of a hulk, blood shot eyed unsmiling guy. But when Saturday vanguard met with three kidnappers in one of the safe houses where they were being kept by the Inspector General of Police special team set up to track down and arrest kidnappers across the country, what we saw were men who are ordinary mortals, begging to be given a second chance to live normal lives again. While two of the three kidnappers are in their twenties, the oldest amongst them is a forty five year old husband of three wives and eleven children. Saturday Vanguard spoke with them on their lives as kidnappers.

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Insecurity: Parents now afraid to send children to school — UNICEF

We’ll deal with marauding herdsmen — Aare Ona Kakanfo-in-Council •New security policy for Lagos coming, says Sanwo-Olu •Efforts to combat menace in place — Ekiti govt •Buhari, N-West govs working to tackle insurgency — Presidency By Dapo Akinrefon, Johnbosco Agbakwuru, Peter Duru & Monsuru Olowoopejo LAGOS — The United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, weekend lamented
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Obasanjo’s role in June 12 annulment: Key players split over Kingibe’s accusation

PRO-DEMOCRACY activists and leaders were divided, yesterday, over comments by former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Alhaji Babagana Kingibe, that former President Olusegun Obasanjo was one of the architects of the annulment of the June 12, 1993, presidential election, which flung the country into the abyss of socio-political and economic dislocation for six years.

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