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Leah Sharibu, Of the Dapchi Made An Unsuccessful Attempt to escape.

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Leah Sharibu, the only student of Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi, still in Boko Haram custody, reportedly made an unsuccessful attempt to escape.

The insurgents abducted 110 students on February 19 and released them a month later, with the exception of Sharibu and five students who died in captivity.

They reportedly held Sharibu back for refusing to renounce her Christian faith.

Some of Sharibu’s schoolmates said while in custody, she had sneaked away with two other girls — but was unfortunate to walk into the wrong arms.

“We thought she was just going round the corner, but she sneaked out along with Maryam and Amira (the other two classmates),” Aisha Ibiwa, one of the girls, told UK Guardian .

They were said to have walked for three days in the course of their escape from the insurgents. A family they met for help on how to return home to Dapchi rather facilitated their return to the insurgents.

Hajara Adamu, another of Leah’s friends, recalled: “The Fulani man (fro…

Governor Fayose criticise Vice President Osinbajo for The Statement He Made.

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The governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose has criticised Vice President Yemi Osinbajo for his statement at the 10th Bola Tinubu Colloquium on Thursday.

Osinbajo had during his speech at Colloquium said his administration will continue to talk about the past government and their failures.

Disagreeing with Osinbajo, the Ekiti governor called on All Progressives Congress, APC-led government to stop the blame game and show Nigerians their achievements for the past three years.

He noted that Nigerians are now more interested in what the APC government has done.

Fayose, on his Twitter page, wrote, “At this point, VP @ProfOsinbajo must be told to stop singing this old song of blame.

“Nigerians are no longer interested in what PDP did or failed to do.Rather, they are interested in what the APC govt has done and the VP should just tell Nigerians the achievements of their government.”

President Muhammadu Buhari will be leaving the country on a medical leave on April 1.

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The president is expected to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting(CHOGM) 2018 in London from April 16 – 20.

President Buhari is however expected to leave the country as early as April 1 on a medical leave.

The president had in 2017 stayed on a medical leave in London for over 100 days.

He was reported to be receiving treatment, although the presidency refused to disclose his ailment.

A return date for the president’s reported 2018 medical leave is yet to be announced.

INEC reveals The Possibility Of Having 80 Political Parties Participates In The 2019 Elections.

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The chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof. Mahmud Yakubu has spoken of the possibility of having up to 80 political parties participate in next year’s general elections.

He spoke while delivering a keynote address at the national colloquium organised by the Independent Service Delivery Monitoring Group, ISDMG, in Abuja.

Recall that the electoral umpire had last December announced the registration of 21 new political parties, bringing the number of registered parties in the country as at then to 67.

Yakubu pointed out that at the moment, INEC has received over 100 additional applications for new political parties, while nine had met the criteria.

According to him, “We may end up having up to 80 political parties for the 2019 general election.”

The INEC chairman, however, gave the assurance that the 2019 elections would be better than that of 2015.

Speaking earlier, the Executive Director of ISDMG, Dr Chima Amadi said INEC had been the most responsive of all go…