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The Police Command in Kaduna on Friday said it had arrested nine suspected members of Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) known as the Shiite over violent attack on police officers in the state.

Two More Offa Bank Robbery Suspects Have Indicted Saraki – Police

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Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has once again been indicted by some arrested suspects of Offa bank robbery, Channels Television reports.

The Nigeria Police Force said the Senate President is still under investigation after the suspects indicted him in their confessional statements.

The Nasarawa State Governor, Tanko Al-Makura, has warned those causing violence in the state to desist or be ready to face the law.

The governor stated this on Monday when he visited the troubled Uma’asha community in Toto Local Government area of the state.

His visit comes after the recent feud between the people of Bassa and Egbira, a boundary between Kogi and Nasarawa.

ASUU Begins Indefinite Nationwide Strike

Education

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has embarked on an indefinite nationwide industrial action on Sunday, November 4th, 2018, over non-implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which it signed with the FG.

The union
, headed by its National President professor BiodunOgunyemi, announced the strike with immediate effect after its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting, held at the Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA), in Ondo State.

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has issued three months ultimatum to the Federal Government to admit Law graduates of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) into the Nigerian Law School. ‎

The students’ body gave the ultimatum in a statement signed by ‎Taiwo Bamigbade, NANS Senate President and Abdulakeem Rufai‎, Clerk of the association on Thursday in Abuja.‎‎
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They said NANS had patiently watched how after five years of graduation, the NOUN law graduates had been denied admission into the Nigerian Law School as provided in the NOUN students handbook, which is a legally binding contract.‎

Minister Wants Extra Year For Nigeria University Graduates

Education

Tens of thousands of Nigerian students may spend an extra year in specialized institutions after graduation to make them employable, the DailyTrust reports. 

The Minister of State for Education, Prof. Anthony Anwukah, put forward the proposal at the ongoing Retreat for Governing Councils of Nigerian Federal Universities, organized by the National Universities Commission (NUC) with the theme, “Elements of Statutory Governance, Procurement and Financial Accounting in Nigerian Universities.”

UN Raises Concern Over Impending Boko Haram Attack in Damaturu, Issues Security Advisory to Field Officers

Security

The United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) released precautionary security tips for its field Officers operating in Yobe State following a report of impending BokoHaram attack on Damaturu metropolis and environs.

Nigerian Army Rejig Operation Lafiya Dole, Redeploys Commander, 103 Senior Officers

Security

The Nigerian Army has redeployed 103 officers amongst who is Major General Abba Dikko, the Commander and Theatre Command of Operation Lafiya Dole.

This was stated in a press release issued by the Army Headquarters, Abuja, through its Director of Public Relations, Brigadier General Texas 
Chukwu.

Court Rules On El-Zakzaky's Bail Application

Security

A Kaduna State High Court on Wednesday denied the bail application of the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim El Zakzaky and his wife.

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has asked Folarin ‘Falz’ Falana to withdraw his ‘This is Nigeria’ video and apologise to Nigerians, or face legal action.

In the recently released video, some girls dressed in hijab were seen dancing the “shaku shaku” dance.

Responding to criticisms that trailed the video, Falz explained that the girls were a representation of the abducted Chibok girls still in Boko Haram captivity.

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has called on the Federal Government and other countries to relocate their embassies from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Rev Samson Ayokunle, CAN President, made this call in a statement signed by Pastor Adebayo Oladeji, Special Assistant, Media and Communications, CAN, on Tuesday in Abuja.

Ayokunle, while commending the Israeli Government on its 70 years anniversary of their country, said the relocation of the capital was “special anniversary present from the God of the Patriarchs.”

Pope Francis urged Chinese Catholics on Wednesday to show they are in full communion with the Holy See.

The appeal is coming amid what appears to be another stall in the Vatican’s longstanding attempts to reach a deal with Beijing over bishop nominations.

Francis made the comments during his general audience, noting that many Chinese Catholics will be marking a feast day dedicated to the Virgin Mary this week in Sheshan, near Shanghai.

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