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Breaking Nigeria News Today Thursday, August 31, 2017

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This is a roundup of some of the breaking news in Nigeria for Thursday 31, August 2017.

Confusion as Lagos gets two commissioners of police

The reported redeployment of Fatai Owoseni out of Lagos State as the Commissioner of Police by the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has created confusion in the state as Owoseni yesterday, told newsmen at the Police Officers Mess, Ikeja, that he remains the bonafide CP of the state.

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ASUU strike update: Osinbajo takes over negotiations

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has taken over the leadership of the Federal Government negotiation team with the striking members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU.

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, made this disclosure while briefing State House correspondents after  Wednesday’s Federal Executive Council, FEC meeting.

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President Buhari celebrates Sallah in his hometown of Daura

President Muhammadu Buhari has on Wednesday arrived Katsina State, en route Daura, his hometown for the Eid-el-Kabir sallah celebration.

Buhari landed in the Nigerian Air Force Presidential jet 5N-FGT at about 4pm at the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua international airport in Katsina state.

The state Governor, Aminu Bello Masari, alongside other top government officials, Emirs of Katsina, Dr. Abdulmumini Kabir Usman and his counterpart from Daura, Alhaji Umar Faruq, were on hand to receive the President at the airport.

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Nigerian Army kills 5 top Boko Haram commanders

The Nigerian Army, on Thursday, said it had neutralised several Boko Haram commanders and many of their foot soldiers in the ongoing fight against the insurgents in the North East.

A statement released by Army spokesman, Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, said the operation was conducted jointly with the Nigerian Air Force.

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Evans forced to plead guilty by Police – Lawyer

Suspected billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike’s lawyer, Mr. Olukoya Ogungbeje, has alleged that the police forced his client to plead guilty to the kidnapping charges before a Lagos State High Court in Ikeja on Wednesday.

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Ooni of Ife reacts to marriage crash with Olori Wuraola

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, has said his official reaction to his crashed marriage to former Olori Wuraola will soon be made public.

The Director of Media and Public Affairs to the Ooni, Comrade Moses Olafare,Speaking in a telephone chat with the Nigerian Tribune,said that:

“In this era of social media, where people have free access to internet, as constitutionally permitted by laws of the land, people can say anything.”

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