The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, has said that no fewer than 20,000 people who were kidnapped by the Boko Haram terrorists in Nigeria’s northeast have been rescued from captivity by troops since he assumed office.

A militant group in Nigeria’s Niger Delta region, the Niger Delta Avengers, which has claimed a wave of attacks on oil facilities in the south-south, said that it was ready for a ceasefire and a dialogue with the government.

Delta State has recorded a fresh case of Lassa Fever in Asaba, the state capital.
The Commissioner of Health, Dr. Nicholas Azinge, on Monday, August 22, 2016, confirmed the case and the death of a medical doctor, who resides and owns a hospital in Asaba.

The immediate past Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice for Ondo State, Mr. Eyitayo Jegede, SAN, was on Monday, August 22, 2016, elected as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for the November 26 governorship election in the state.
He scored 760 votes to defeat his only opponent, Hon. Saka Lawal, who scored 22 votes.

The office of a local governor in Turkey stated that more than 50 people were killed on Saturday, August 20 when a suspected suicide bomber detonated his explosives among people who have a good time on the street at a marriage ceremony in the southern Turkish city of Gaziantep.

By Ummi Ismaeel
Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State has told Christians in the state that he did not consider them while appointing his cabinet.
Christian leaders had requested from the governor equal consideration in appointments into key positions in the state. But the governor responded: ‘‘Political appointments made were on merit.’’


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By Mohammed Abubakar, Damaturu


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