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Sight & Sound: Gory Sight From Attack on Dangote Cement Plant by Yahaya Bello’s Vicious Vigilantes

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No fewer than seven staff of Dangote Cement, Obajana in Kogi State were shot and several others injured as over 500 armed members of the state’s security outfit, the Vigilantes, stormed the cement factory in the early hours of Wednesday at the instance of the state governor, Yahaya Bello.

Meanwhile, members of the mining and host communities have condemned the Kogi State Government for what they described as extra-judicial and unlawful deployment of the Vigilantes to cause chaos in the Obajana community.

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Abuja-Kaduna Rail Services To Resume On Monday

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Abuja-Kaduna Rail Services To Resume On Monday

The Abuja-Kaduna rail services resume operations on Monday, November 28, 2022.

This is coming eight months after the service was suspended due to terrorist attacks on the line.

A source within the Idu rail station disclosed this development.

It had been reported that terrorists attacked the Abuja-Kaduna train on March 28, 2022, kidnapping 168 passengers and killing eight others.

The release of the victims had been in batches since then, with the last 23 released in October.

According to the source, some contractors were at the Idu rail station to install the tracker and cameras.

They couldn’t install the cameras but they installed the trackers on LOKO 2809 and on DMU 003.

“The Managing Director, Nigeria Railway Coporation, Fidet Okhiria, is seriously monitoring it from Lagos. We are proposing to start running by Monday,” the source added.

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Bashir Baba: Buhari Mourns Late Veteran Journalist

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Bashir Baba: Buhari Mourns Late Veteran Journalist

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the death of veteran journalist, Bashir Mohammed Baba.

Describing him as a ‘dedicated broadcaster’, Buhari eulogized the television analyst, through a post by his media aide, Garba Shehu.

The President stated that the deceased had distinguished himself in his chosen profession and therefore deserves the accolades being poured on his excellent record.

READ ALSO: Obasanjo: Nigeria Preparing Future For Boko Haram

“Whatever we do in life, we should do it so well, because ultimately, our good record will speak for us beyond the grave. We are proud of the good record Bashir Baba had built for himself for over four decades as a journalist.

“His contributions to creating public awareness are indelible and this favorable record will speak for his memory for years to come,” President Buhari extolled the deceased.

Buhari commiserated with the friends and family of Bashir Baba, praying to Allah to forgive the departed soul.

Baba passed away in the early hours of Saturday, 26th of November, as a result of injuries from complications from domestic accidents in his bathroom.

Bashir Baba an experienced journalist of over four decades who began with NTA, is an analyst with BBC, VOA, DW-Radio as well as Prestige Radio, Minna  Niger State, flagship program, ‘Kasar Mu a Yau’ as well as Idon Mikiya program of Farin Wata Television/Vision FM.

He anchored flagship programs at Liberty Television. He was also Senior Assistant Media (Foreign Affairs Ministry) under Ambassador Aminu Bashir Wali.

His burial rite is to take place in Kano State, today, 27th November.

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Nigerian Students In UK Lament Frustration From Banks

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Nigerian Students In UK Lament Frustration From Banks

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) in the United Kingdom (UK), has lamented the frustration from banks that its members face.

Airing the frustrations, the president of NANS in the UK, Shoyemi Peper-Hade revealed that “the issue is very straightforward. First, there is the inability of Nigerian banks to process Form A – a form used for foreign payments – on time. Also, the banks have refused to refund the affected students their money so that they can look for alternatives. We got a message that the university in question, the University of Hull, England, messaged one of the affected banks. They said they had given the bank one week to remit the money into the school’s account, but the bank has not responded to that mail to the best of my knowledge. Now, the affected students are saying, ‘Give us our money back!’ But the bank has refused to do so till date. We are talking about money that was dropped with the bank in September but they have yet to process the payment till now (November 23, 2022) as we speak.

The students are on the verge of being sent home. In fact, the school has told the 11 affected students since November 7 to go back to Nigeria and try again next year. This is very frustrating. We are talking of students who sold a lot of assets to be in the UK in search of education and a better life. It is depressing. They have done everything to make these banks comply, but all to no avail.”

They don’t have UK accounts yet because they are new in the country. Most of them came to the UK in September. So, they have yet to even process their personal accounts. They were given until October 30 to register to be eligible to access all the services in the UK, but the banks in Nigeria are frustrating these students. The deposits had to be made before they could even get visas. The way it works is that before leaving for the UK, you have to put some money in the Form A. The minimum is around £2,000. When this money is paid, one can then apply for a visa. So, the bank has an agreement with the university that once the students arrive in the UK, the money will be paid. But, this has not been the case. For now, of all the universities, it is only the University of Hull that uses Form A. All other universities have stopped it because of similar issues like this,” he added.

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