Nigeria’s peaceful co-existence crucial to Africa’s devt — USAID

The USAID Mission Director, Mr Stephen Haykin, made the declaration in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria.

He spoke on the sidelines of the premier of a film entitled: “In Love and Ashes’’ held at the Muson Centre, Lagos.

The television series “In Love and Ashes’’ which depicts the current insurgency in the North East is aimed at using entertainment to preach peace in troubled areas.

It is also aimed at addressing the impact of war and terrorism on people’s everyday lives.

Insurgency in the North East had caused disruption of institutions, destruction of infrastructure and displacement of people.

In spite of the devastation, hope still thrives on the streets of Maiduguri, where the drama was set.

The series touches on themes such as tribal and religious inter-marriage, status of…

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Kebbi police rescue Chief Imam after 12 days in captivity

Olanrewaju Lawal, Birnin-Kebbi

The Kebbi State Police Command has rescued the Chief Imam of Senchi, in Zuru Local Government Area, Alhaji Mode Senchi, from the den of kidnappers after 12 days in the captivity.

Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr. Ibrahim M. Kabiru, who paraded three suspected kidnappers behind the Islamic Cleric, on Thursday, at the Command’s Headquarters, said the suspects were apprehended through intelligence report and voluntary information from the general public.

He said: “The Chief Imam of Senchi, Alhaji Mode Senchi, who was reportedly kidnapped on the 18th March, 2018 has been rescued yesterday (Wednesday) March 28, 2018 in good health and has been re-united with his family. Efforts are till on to arrest the whole suspects. No ransom was paid,” he said.

The command also paraded three suspected armed robbers with various locally-made arms recovered from Bangalasha village, in Bunza Local Government Area of the state.

In the meantime, the…

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Emir preaches unity, peace, national cohesion

Dr Idris Musa, Emir of Jiwa, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), has called on Nigerians to love one another and co-exist peacefully in spite their ethnic and religious differences. Musa spoke with newsmen in his palace shortly after his Chieftaincy Investiture and Turbaning Ceremony held at Government Secondary School, Jiwa on Saturday. The event was also …

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