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Suspected bandits kidnap girl from the federal University of Gusau

Residents reported seeing fighter jets circling the forest and hearing intense gunfire and explosions, indicating a fierce battle.

Operatives from the joint task force “Operation Hadarin Daji” (OPHD) have intercepted the abductors who kidnapped female students from the Federal University, Gusau (FUG).

This operation was carried out with aerial support from the Nigerian Air Force (NAF). The troops located the kidnappers in a dense forest and engaged them in a gunfight.

The kidnapping occurred in Sabon Gida village in Gusau, where students residing in hostels were abducted.

12-year-old Adebola Akin-Bright, who experienced the loss of his small intestine during a surgical procedure at a hospital, has passed away. A family member told the media that Adebola had endured internal bleeding.

Tragically, 12-year-old Adebola Akin-Bright, who experienced the loss of his small intestine during a surgical procedure at a hospital, has passed away.

Despite being transferred to the intensive care unit of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), he ultimately succumbed to his condition.

Adebola had been fighting for survival following several surgeries that revealed the absence of his small intestine.

Kano Governor to appeal tribunal verdict

The State Election Petition Tribunal nullified the election of Governor Abba Kabir-Yusuf of the NNPP and declared Nasiru Yusuf-Gawuna of the All Progressive Congress as the winner of the March 18, 2023, governorship election.

Following the verdict of the election petition tribunal in Kano, which removed the governor and declared the candidate of the APC as the winner, Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf has announced his intent to appeal the decision.

He expressed dissatisfaction with the tribunal’s ruling and cited multiple legal errors as the basis for the appeal.

A 24-hour curfew was imposed on the state following the tribunal’s verdict.

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Tinubu rings NASDAQ bell

Tinubu, ringing the closing bell, drew thunderous applause. The NASDAQ bell ringing is a significant opportunity to showcase a company’s or country’s achievements and milestones to a global audience.

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu had a historic moment at the NASDAQ building in New York City’s financial district, where he rang the closing bell.

Addressing an audience of international investors and financial leaders, Tinubu highlighted Nigeria’s newfound stability and growing economic potential, emphasising that the country was a prime destination for global investors interested in African opportunities and assuring them of the security and potential for exponential growth of their investments.

Police exhume Mohbad’s body for autopsy

Protests have broken out in various parts of the country, with people demanding a thorough investigation to ascertain the cause of Mohbad’s death.

The police have exhumed the body of the late Afrobeat star Mohbad, whose death has been the subject of intense discussion, especially among his fans.

Many have been urging the police to quickly determine the cause of his death. Benjamin Hundeyin, the spokesperson for the Lagos State Police Command, made this announcement on his X handle.

The authorities will now proceed with conducting an autopsy, while protests have been held in some states.

Naira sold at N980 to $1

Policymakers and economic experts are closely monitoring the situation, searching for solutions to address the root causes of this currency depreciation

The naira has depreciated further, hitting N980 against the US dollar on the parallel market.

This alarming exchange rate is causing widespread concern among citizens and businesses, impacting their daily lives and financial stability.

Despite efforts by the Central Bank of Nigeria to stabilise the exchange rate and control inflation, a significant disparity persists between the parallel market and official rates.

Tinubu urges UN action on terror financing

President Tinubu stated, “The pillage of one nation’s resources by the overreach of firms and people of stronger nations must now end” and called on UN member nations to collaborate with African nations to prevent 21st-century pillaging of Africa’s riches.

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu delivered a ground-breaking speech at the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York on September 20.

His address not only resonated globally but also carried profound implications for Nigeria’s economy, foreign relations, and trade, directly impacting the lives of ordinary Nigerians.

Rwandan serial killer Denis Kazungu pleaded guilty to killing 14 people.

Police found 12 bodies after Kazungu’s landlord went to authorities for help because the suspect was defaulting on rent.

Rwandan serial killer Denis Kazungu has pleaded guilty to killing 14 people, mostly women, and hiding their bodies in his house in Kigali.

TRT News reports that Kazungu smiled as police led him into the courtroom, but he didn’t show any other emotion during the hearing.

Police discovered 12 bodies at this home, but he said that he killed an additional two people whose bodies have not been found.

Compiled by Saadatu Albashir; Editing by Adeniyi Bakare