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8 Boko Haram members renounce membership of the sect

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Eight members of the terrorist group, Boko Haram, in Mussa town of Askira/Uba local government area of Borno State, have renounced their membership of the sect.

The chairman of the youth vigilante group in the town, Apagu Istifanus, told newsmen on phone.

He said the eight claimed they were tired of killing innocent souls.

Istifanus said the eight were arrested in Musa and after interrogations, they said they were tired of killing innocent people that was why they denounced the membership of the sect and moved into the town.

He said, “Yes, we arrested eight Boko Haram members in Mussa around 4pm on Thursday and when we interrogated them, they said they were tired and didn’t want to fight the Jihad war again and we handed them over to the military in Mubi, Adamawa State.”

He revealed that six out of the arrested members of the sect were from Gwoza town, the headquarters of Gwoza local government area.

Another member of youth vigilante group from the area who spoke anonymously to journalists, said the eight were nabbed at a remote village of Mussa in Askira-Uba local government area in the southern part of the state.

 

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War: China, India, Tajikistan, others to send troops to Russia

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China’s People’s Liberation Army will send troops to Russia to participate in the “East-2022” drills.

The East-2022 is also called the Vostok-2022 and this was disclosed by the Chinese Ministry of Defense on Wednesday, according to CNN.

“China’s participation in the exercise is aimed at deepening practical and friendly cooperation with the armies of the participating countries,” the ministry added.

It further explained that the Asian giants’ participation would enhance the level of strategic cooperation among countries involved.

The exercise would further strengthen the ability to respond to various security threats, according to the defense ministry.

It, however, added that the exercise is unrelated to the current international and regional situation.

Other nations to join in the exercise are India, Belarus, Tajikistan, Mongolia and other countries.

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Buhari approves three orthopedic hospitals in Edo, Plateau, Taraba

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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the establishment of three additional orthopedic hospitals.

Health Minister, Osagie Ehanire, made the announcement on Wednesday at the inauguration of the Primary Health Care(PHC) Leadership Challenge at the State House.

The event was organised by the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) in collaboration with development partners.

Ehanire disclosed that the President approved siting of the orthopedic hospital in three regions.

“North-East has one; the North-Central has one and the South-South has one; in Benin, Jos and Jalingo respectively”, NAN quoted him saying.

Finance Minister, Zainab Ahmed said N471.9 billion had been disbursed to states under the $1.5billion World Bank-Assisted States Fiscal Transparency Accountability and Sustainability (SFTAS) Programme.

She added that all the 36 states had fully domesticated the fiscal reforms in their public financial management system.

Buhari approves three orthopedic hospitals in Edo, Plateau, Taraba

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BREAKING: Electricity workers call off strike

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National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) has called off its nationwide strike.

The decision followed an emergency meeting with the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige on Wednesday.

The minister’s spokesman Olajide Oshundun, announced that Ngige intervened in the industrial action.

NUEE Secretary General, Joe Ajaero, assured that electricity would be restored across the country tonight.

The workers shut down all Transmission Companies of Nigeria (TCN) offices earlier today.

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