Nigerian forces have freed more than 800 hostages being held by the radical Islamist group, Boko Haram, in a number of villages in the country’s northeastern state of Borno, the military said on Thursday.

The military rescued 520 hostages from the village of Kusumma on Tuesday after clashes with Boko Haram and 309 hostages from 11 villages elsewhere in Borno State.

Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has described the just concluded National Economic Council (NEC) retreat as mere jamboree and

waste of over N250 million public fund.  He said, “the retreat has further exposed that the All Progressives Congress (APC) government of

Nigeria has indicted over 300 companies and prominent individuals, including serving and retired military officers, for defrauding the country of millions of dollars in fake contracts, the presidency said.

The flight attendant who dropped two suitcases full of cocaine at Los Angeles International Airport — along with her Gucci shoes — before fleeing in panic turned herself in to authorities in New York on Wednesday, sources said.

Marsha Gay Reynolds was arrested by Drug Enforcement Administration agents, sources said.

People uprooted by Boko Haram violence in northeast Nigeria are leaving host families and moving to camps for the displaced as food becomes increasingly scarce, the European Commission's humanitarian arm (ECHO) said on Wednesday.


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