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Written by Ijeoma Uba on June 17, 2018
The Nigerian Army has said no fewer than 2,000 Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, returned to celebrate Eid-el-Fitr at Gudumbali town in Borno State, for the first time in six years.
According to a statement issued by Director Army Public Relations, Texas Chukwu, the IDPs returned to their ancestral home following successes recorded in the ongiong Operation Last Hold.
Meanwhile, the Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole in Borno State says it has killed scores of Boko Haram terrorists, following Nigerian Air Force, NAF’s intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance activities in two villages.
NAF’s spokesman, Olatokunbo Adesanya, disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists in Maiduguri.
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has called on the Federal Government to establish a national institute for the promotion of herbal medicine in Nigeria.
The Director-General of NAFDAC, Moji Adeyeye, who made the call in an interview with newsmen in Abuja, noted that traditional medicine was too important to be ignored in the healing process and promotion of healthy living.
The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA, says it has dismissed 24 of its personnel in the past two years over misconduct.
The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of LASTMA, Christian Olakpe, who made the disclosure in an interview with newsmen, said the agency had also punished erring officers in some other ways including suspension, rank reduction and isolation.
A former Governor of Kaduna State and immediate past Caretaker Committee Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Ahmed Makarfi, has declared interest to contest the nation’s presidency in 2019.
Addressing newsmen in Kaduna, the two-term senator said he had decided to seek the party’s nomination to contest the poll after wide consultations with party men and women as well as other major stakeholders.
No fewer than 20 people have sustained injuries in a gun attack at an all-night arts festival in Trenton, United States.
Police said at least two men had opened fire as 1,000 people were enjoying the local art, music and food.
Pro-government forces in Yemen, backed by a Saudi-led coalition, have launched air strikes on the airport that serves the key port city of Hudaydah.
The troops have also been fighting Houthi rebels on the ground with mortar fire, while the UN envoy to Yemen is holding a second day of talks in the capital Sanaa, aimed at securing a rebel withdrawal from Hudaydah.
Serbia have beaten Costa Rica one nil in their opening World Cup Group E match earlier today.
Serbia captain, Aleksandar Kolarov, scored a spectacular free-kick from 25 yards to hand his team all three points.
Fernando Alonso has won Le Mans 24 Hours at the first attempt as he and team-mates, Sebastian Buemi and Kazuki Nakajima, finally ended Toyota’s long drought.
Toyota had never won the sportscar race despite years of trying, but finally delivered in an event in which they were effectively without opposition.