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Armed Bandits Go Wild, Kill Kaduna-Based Activist

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Rabiu Awwal, a Kaduna-based activist, is dead.

The activist was reportedly killed by suspected armed bandits who launched attacks on his community.

Senator Shehu Sani who shared the sad story online said Rabiu was killed during a gun attack by the armed bandits in his community on Friday evening, November 20.

Sani who used to represent Kaduna Central in the Senate said the deceased would be buried later today, November 21.

His tweet reads: ”This young man Rabiu Awwal was a frontline Secure North campaigner based in Kaduna;

“Late evening yesterday,he lost his life as a result of gunshots sustained when Bandits attacked his community.

“He would be buried today.Inna lillahi wainna Illayhir rajiun.May Allah forgive him.”

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Zabarmari Massacre: UN withdraws ‘110’ casualty figure

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The United Nations (UN) has withdrawn its initial casualty figure of 110 farmers being killed by Boko Haram in Zabarmari community of Borno state.

Making a clarification on Monday November 30, the international agency said the figure was not yet confirmed.

Eve Sabbagh, UN’s head of public information in Nigeria said the “110 casualty figure” was not properly sourced.

She said;

“Please note the number of 110 civilians killed on Saturday’s attack is an unconfirmed number and the correct version of the statement by the Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator is the one published yesterday on Reliefweb and used on OCHA Nigeria’s Twitter account.”

In another statement released by the UN, the casualty was replaced with “tens of civilians”, while other parts of the piece remains the same.

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Election 2020; NDC promises free tertiary education in 2020/2021 academic year

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The National Democratic Congress has promised to absorb all fees for SHS students who will be going to tertiary institutions in the 2020/2021 academic year.


As part of it’s campaign promise to get the votes of the electorates, the opposition NDC has come up with a new strategy that when vote into power will implement.

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has announced that when voted into power, the John Mahama-led government will absorb the full school fees of Ghanaian students who be admitted to tertiary institutions in the 2020/2021 academic year.

According to a statement signed by Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, the National Chairman of the NDC, the decision is in line with the recommendation of the Education Policy Group of the party and it will be incorporated in the People’s Manifesto.

The NDC also indicated that the new policy is termed “Fa Ninyinaa”.

NDC Fa Ninyinaa
NDC Fa Ninyinaa

“This policy is an enhancement of our commitment in the People’s Manifesto to absorb 50% of the school fees of all tertiary students for the 2020/2021 academic year through the ‘KYEMUPE’ policy, which will now apply to only continuing students in tertiary institutions in the country,” the NDC explained.

The NDC added that the Flagbearer of the Party, John Dramani Mahama will in “due course”, throw more light on the enhanced package for Ghanaian students who will be admitted to tertiary institutions next year.

READ THE FULL PRESS STATEMENT BELOW;

NDC Free University Press Release
NDC Free University Press Release

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