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Latest News In Nigeria, August 11, 2022: Top 10 Headlines For Thursday

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Welcome to AllNews morning roundup of the top 10 latest Nigerian news today, Thursday, August 11, 2022.

Abuja-Kaduna Train Attack: Terrorists Release Seven More Passengers

Seven more passengers held hostage by terrorists who attacked the AK-9 Abuja-Kaduna train on March 28, 2022, have regained their freedom.

The identities of the released family of six are Abdubakar Idris Garba, his wife, Maryam Abubakar Bobo, and their eldest son, Ibrahim Abubakar Garba, who’s 10 years old. Read more here.

Defence Minister Reveals More Details On Arrested Owo Church Attack Suspects

The Defence Headquarters has given details of the suspects arrested in connection with the June 5 attack on St. Francis Catholic Church Owo in Ondo State.

The Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Lucky Irabor, had on Tuesday during a parley with media executives and editors revealed the names of the terrorists who masterminded the Owo attack. Read more here.

Strike: Governor Umahi Says Varsity Education Not For Everybody

Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi has faulted the Federal Government’s decision to borrow N1 trillion to meet the demands of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), maintaining that university education is not for everybody.

Umahi, who is also the Chairman of the South-East Governors’ Forum, said this when he received a representative of the Nigeria Police Trust Fund by Dr Ben Akabueze, in Abakaliki, on Wednesday. Read more here.

Muslim Students To Hold Vacation Course In Ilorin

The Muslim Students Association of Nigeria (MSSN) has said its forthcoming 79th National Vacation Course will be hosted by Ilorin, Kwara State.

Prof. Yusuf Badmus, a member of the association’s National Board of Trustees disclosed this during a courtesy visit to the palace of the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari on Wednesday. Read more here.

Non-Adherence To Engineering Standards Cause Of Practice Failure — SON Boss

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has attributed non-compliance to engineering standards and codes as a major factor leading to failure in engineering practice in society.

The Director-General of SON, Malam Farouk Salim, disclosed this in Abuja on Wednesday while delivering his address on Sustainable Codes and Standards in Engineering Practice in Nigeria at the 30th COREN Engineering Assembly. Read more here.

‘No More Baby Mama’ — Actress Sonia Ogiri Appeals To Davido

Nollywood actress Sonia Ogiri has taken it upon herself to advise singer Davido against having another baby mama.

Her advice comes a few days after Davido was spotted with his second son, Dawson, from his fourth baby mama, a London-based makeup artist named Larissa London. Read more here.

Buhari Recognises Seven ITU, WSITS Start-Up Winners

Seven Nigerian start-ups that took first place in the ITU and WSITS championships and prizes in 2020, 2021, and 2022 have received recognition from President Muhammadu Buhari.

They received prizes and commendations on Wednesday in Abuja. Read more here.

Shareholders Express Continued Trust In Oando Management At 43rd AGM

Oando Plc shareholders have expressed renewed confidence in the company's management while encouraging the government to collaborate with stakeholders to address the issues affecting the oil and gas sector.

According to a statement on Oando's website, the 43rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the firm was conducted on Wednesday in Lagos. Read more here.

Civilians Face Mass Displacement Caused By Terrorists In Syria

A human rights organisation has reported a massive displacement of civilians in areas occupied by the YPG/PKK terrorist group in eastern Syria.

Farhad Osu, head of the Rasd Syria Network for Human Rights said on Wednesday; "Areas held by YPG/PKK have recently seen the mass displacement of civilians towards neighbouring countries and Europe. Read more here.

FIFA Set To Reschedule World Cup To Allow Qatar Play First — Reports

The World football governing body FIFA has requested that the World Cup in Qatar should start a day earlier than planned to allow hosts Qatar to play the first match.

The match between Qatar and Ecuador on November 20 would start at 7 p.m. (1700 GMT) at Al Bayt Stadium. Read more here.

These are the Latest News in Nigeria headlines this morning. Visit our website www.allnews.ng for more latest news in Nigeria and worldwide.


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