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Again, Gunmen Kidnap Varsity Students In Nasarawa



Gunmen suspected to be bandits, have abducted at least four students of Nasarawa State University, Keffi (NSUK).

The incident, according to a source, occurred outside the school campus around Angwan Kare area of Keffi, on Monday night.

This is coming barely 24 hours after former Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academics) of NSUK, Professor Haruna Ayuba Kuje, was kidnapped on Sunday night.

The affected students are Rahila Hanya (SLT), Josephine Gershon (Computer Science), Rosemary Samuel (Business Administration) and Goodness Samuel of Geography Department.

Comrade Solomon Timmy, the head of the Student Union Government (SUG), confirmed the incident to newsmen on Tuesday, adding that the abducted victims are all 100-level students.

The SUG Secretary-General, Comrade Riwonga Lucky Ali, in a statement issued on Tuesday, urged students to remain calm as efforts are in place to secure their release unhurt.

Meanwhile, the Chairman of NSUK Chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Samuel Alu, has confirmed the release of Professor Kuje.

Alu said Prof. Kuje was released on Tuesday, and has been re-united with his family.

The former DVC was kidnapped by gunmen on Sunday night, at his private residence in Keffi.

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Nnamdi Kanu seeks negotiation with FG over trial



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– Nnamdi Kanu seeks negotiation with FG over ongoing trial
– Kanu’s lawyer moves two applications before the Federal High Court
– FG’s counsel says defendant should approach Attorney General for negotiation

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has expressed willingness to negotiate with the Federal Government over his ongoing trial.

Through his counsel, Alloy Ejimakor, Kanu informed the Federal High Court in Abuja of his intention to seek negotiation under Section 17 of the Federal High Court Act.

Ejimakor had earlier moved two applications before the court, including one objecting to the jurisdiction of the court. If the applications are denied, Kanu’s lawyer plans to invoke Section 17, which promotes reconciliation and amicable settlement among parties.

Meanwhile, the Federal Government’s counsel, Adegboyega Awomolo, stated that the defendant should approach the Attorney General of the Federation for negotiation.

Justice Binta Nyako, the presiding judge, clarified that the court’s role is to hear cases, not to solicit negotiations. Kanu has been in DSS custody since June 2021, facing terrorism-related charges levelled against him by the government.

His lawyer’s latest move may signal a potential shift in the case’s trajectory.

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30,000 Students to Benefit from FG’s Interest-Free Loan Scheme



– Over 30,000 students selected for federal government’s student loan scheme
– Scheme aims to support underprivileged students in pursuing higher education
– Loan is interest-free and does not require a “godfather”

The federal government’s student loan scheme has selected over 30,000 students to benefit from the initiative.

This was announced by Senate President Godswill Akpabio during a visit to the Nigeria Institute of Legislative and Democratic Studies in Abuja.

Akpabio praised the student loan bill, signed into law by President Bola Tinubu, for enabling vulnerable Nigerian students to access higher education without financial burdens.

He expressed his personal admiration for the bill, stating it is one of the most important bills passed by the 10th National Assembly.

The Nigerian Education Loan Fund (NELFUND) has assured the public that every eligible Nigerian student will benefit from the interest-free loan program.

Thee application process will be open, fair, and transparent, without requiring a “godfather,” according to Dr. Fred Femi Akinfala, NELFUND’s Executive Director of Finance and Administration.

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