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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

Crime Watch

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.

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.”

1,596 Corps Members Desert Adamawa State

Education

The Adamawa State Coordinator of National Youths Service Corps (NYSC), Mallam Abubakar Mohammed said that about 1596 corps members out of the 2,126 registered under the 2018 batch “A” sought redeployment out of the state.

Mohammed made this known Wednesday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Yola, saying they left based on insecurity, marriage and health grounds.

He said the 530 corps members that concluded their orientation today (Wednesday) were not posted to serve in Michika, Madagali, Mubi North and Mubi South Local Government Areas, also for security reasons.

Earth Tremor Hits Abuja, FEMA Calls For Calm

Security

Residents of the Federal Capital Territory Abuja, particularly those around Maitama, Gwarinpa, Mpape were roused to an unprecedented earth shaking that left many confused on Thursday night and Friday morning.

Many residents while sharing their experiences expressed shock stating that they had never had such unusual forceful shaking of their homes and shops from a natural disaster since they began living in Abuja.

A bridge linking Jalingo and Wukari at Maraban Gassol in Taraba State has collapsed due to heavy rainfall experienced on Wednesday evening. The Minister of Power, Works and Housing Babatunde Fashola revealed the incident in a statement signed by Mr Theodore Ogaziechi, Director of Information in the ministry in Abuja.

The Police Service Commission, PSC, has released details of successful candidates following its recruitment exercise into the rank of Constable.

President Buhari had in January, approved the recruitment of 6,000 constables into the Nigeria Police Force, with the PSC confirming last month that over 133,000 candidates had applied.

Details on the PSC website show that candiates were selected from the 36 states and the FCT.

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.