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Breaking: Niger district head, wives freed, Islamiyya school student escape

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The District Head of Zungeru in the Wushishi local government of Niger state, Alhaji  Alamu Mustapha Madaki, kidnapped along with his two wives in his palace about 23 days ago has regained freedom from abductors.  

Veritynewsonline gathered that the royal father was released by his abductors on Sunday June 27, 2021 at night but got to his palace in Zungeru town on Monday. 

A source said a ransom of N10 million was paid in addition to two bajaj motorcycles before the royal  father was released along with his two wives Habiba and Aisha. 

The source who pleaded anonymity said, “The relations of the now free district head must have paid the N10 million ransom demanded by the bandits before he was released”.

It was learnt that Alhaji Madaki has been taken to a private hospital in Abuja for medical treatment.

In another development, one of the abducted students of Salihu Tanko Islamiyya school in Tegina escaped from her captives on Monday. 

The abductee identified as Zaynab Salle Boka according to the source escaped to Pandogari town where she was seen by an Okada rider to the village head of Allawa Mallam Umaru. 

Mallam Umaru handed over the girl to the Chairman of Rafi local government area Alhaji Ismaila Modibo. 

“Zaynab is undergoing medical treatment and profiling before she will be handed over to her parents,” the source said. 

Fifteen of the adults abducted from the school had escaped from their captives and reunited with their families.


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Oregon dog’s 12-inch ears earn Guinness World Record

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Lou, a 3-year-old canine belonging to Paige Olsen, officially has the longest ears on a dog (living).
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An Oregon woman’s black and tan coonhound earned a Guinness World Record when each of her ears was measured at 12.38 inches long.

Guinness said Lou, a 3-year-old canine belonging to Paige Olsen, officially has the longest ears on a dog (living).

Olsen said she always knew Lou’s ears were “extravagantly long,” but she only decided to measure them while sheltering in place during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“All black and tan coonhounds have beautiful long ears, some are just longer than others,” Olsen, a veterinary technician, told Guinness.

Olsen said Lou’s especially long ears have not led to any medical complications for the canine.

“Of course everyone wants to touch the ears, they’re very easy to fall in love with with just one sighting,” she said.

Olsen said Lou is also a competitor at dog shows and has earned titles from the American Kennel Club and Rally Obedience.

Source: (UPI)


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Breaking: Ganduje appoints new Emir of Gaya

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Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State has in the early hours of Sunday appointed Alhaji Aliyu Ibrahim-Gaya as the new emir of Gaya.

Ibrahim-Gaya succeeded his late father, Alhaji Ibrahim Abdulkadir who died at the age of 91 years after protracted illness.

The Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Usman Alhaji announced the appointment on behalf of the Governor.

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Tanks head for Kosovo-Serb border as Balkans tensions grow

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A Kosovo security unit trooper guards the border with Serbia as the Balkan nations trade accusations.
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Kosovo’s Prime Minister Albin Kurti has accused neighbouring Serbia of “provoking a serious international conflict”, with tensions between the two countries at their highest for years.

In the latest flashpoint, two interior ministry offices in northern Kosovo were on Saturday attacked near border crossings blocked by local Serbs angered by a ban on cars with Serbian licence plates entering the country.

The car registration office in the town of Zubin Potok was set ablaze, and two hand grenades were thrown at the civil registration office in the nearby town of Zvecan, though they did not go off, police said.

There was no mention of any casualties.

Serbs from Kosovo’s north have blocked two main roads near the border since the government ban went into force on Monday.

Drivers from Serbia must now use temporary printed registration details that are valid for 60 days.

The Kosovo government says its move mirrors measures in force in Serbia against drivers from Kosovo since 2008, when Kosovo declared independence from their neighbour.

Serb fighter planes flew close to the border crossing of Jarinje where protesters cheered them. A day before, three helicopters also flew in the vicinity.

Media in Belgrade reported that tanks and other military equipment were heading towards the border, but the Serb army did not give any details.

NATO’s mission in Kosovo, where peacekeepers maintain a fragile peace, called for restraint.

Source: (NewDaily)


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