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Daily Watch – Electricity unions suspend debilitating strike, Jigawa shutters schools

Following the ongoing military operation against bandits and terrorists in the Northwest, troops of Operation Forest Sanity have raided a camp belonging to bandits at Kuriga and Manini communities, Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State. During the operation early Tuesday, the troops rescued six hostages who were kidnapped by bandits at different locations. The Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs Samuel Aruwan said the troops, during the operation, identified bandits and terrorist enclaves within the council and successfully engaged the criminals in a gun duel. Aruwan listed the freed persons as Sahura Hamisu, Ramlatu Umar, Saudatu Ibrahim, Maryam Shittu, Fatima Shuaibu, and Khadijah Mohammed who was kidnapped along with her baby. The rescued persons, according to him, have been reunited with their families. Meanwhile, the Kaduna State Government has expressed excitement about the rescue development, and also commended the government, military, police, and other security forces for the successful round of operations. The Jigawa State Government on Wednesday ordered the closure of all schools across the state. The State Commissioner for Education, Dr Lawan Yusuf, confirmed the development to newsmen in Dutse. According to him, the security threat was the main reason behind the closure of ...
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NEWS

Daily Watch – Tinubu gains advantage following withdrawals in APC primaries, Wema Bank probed over data privacy breach

The presidential primary of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) ...
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Daily Watch – Catholic priest abducted in Kogi, MAN confidence index waned in Q1 2022

President Muhammadu Buhari has no preferred candidate from the ruling ...
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Daily Watch – Africa COVID deaths to fall 94%, Tunisian judges criticise purge as “massacre”

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) said the implementation of a ...
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Daily Watch – FG approves Nigeria-Morocco gas pipeline, Vigilantes targeted in Kaduna & Zamfara

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) says it will begin ...
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Daily Watch – Gunmen and Navy showdown in Anambra, Oil spikes on EU Russian import ban

Oil prices rose on Tuesday after the European Union (EU) ...
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Daily Watch – FG asked to suspend 15% grain import levy, Nigeria confirms 21 monkeypox cases

Gunmen have kidnapped the prelate of the Methodist Church Nigeria, ...
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Daily Watch – Atiku goes for third presidential run, Cooking gas demand plunges by 38 percent

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says 47.4 percent of ...
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Daily Watch – Manufacturers bled 4k jobs in 2021, M23 rebels launch new Congo assault

The Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) disbursed a total sum ...
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Daily Watch – Peter Obi dumps PDP, UK sees 64% increase in Nigerian students

Presidential aspirant Peter Obi has resigned his membership of the ...
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Daily Watch – NNPC declares zero remittance to FAAC again, CBN raises MPR for first time since 2020

At least 50 people were killed by militants on Sunday ...
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Daily Watch – GDP growth streak reaches six quarters, 3rd force mega-party emerges to challenge APC & PDP

Nigeria’s economy grew 3.11 percent in the first quarter of ...
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Daily Watch – APC postpones presidential screening, Germany on Africa geopolitical charm offensive

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has postponed the date for ...
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Daily Watch – 90% of Nigerian drinking water contains microplastics, Customs to revive hated e-valuation policy

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mohammed Bello, ...
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Daily Watch – FG suspends FAAC meet after Idris arrest, Niger President says G5 Sahel dead following Malian exit

The FG has postponed May's Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) ...
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Daily Watch – Four ministers make presidential u-turn, Uganda pulls plug on DRC military mission

Four members of Nigeria's cabinet, including the junior petroleum minister, ...
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Daily Watch – Inflation smashes 8-month record, Multiple jihadist attacks rock Burkina Faso

Inflation in Nigeria soared to 16.8 percent in April, driven ...
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Daily Watch – Sokoto under blanket curfew after protests, Soludo visits Kanu

Sokoto declared an immediate 24-hour curfew to quell protests demanding ...
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Daily Watch – Three quit after Buhari issues resignation ultimatum to appointees, GEJ joins APC and accepts nomination form

Niger Delta minister, Godswil Akpabio, and his colleague, Ogbonnaya Onu, ...
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Daily Watch – Senate votes for new electoral amendment, New bout of fuel scarcity looms

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has turned down an ...
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Daily Watch – Somalia fixes election date, Abuja-Kaduna rail track fixed

The Nigerian Railway Corporation, NRC, has announced that it has ...
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