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The brief: Dozens killed; Billionaire’s fundraising; Good news from America

Fifty-seven people have been killed in Sokoto State in two days as bandits went on a rampage, Daily Trust reports.

The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has urged the federal and state governments to focus on basic education as a way of ending banditry in the country.

The United State of America has removed Nigeria from the list of countries “engaging in violation of religious freedom”. Blinken made the announcement ahead of his visit to Nigeria.

57 Killed In Sokoto In 2 Days

Fifty-seven people have been killed in Sokoto State in two days as bandits went on a rampage, Daily Trust reports.

The death toll from Sunday and Monday’s attacks in Goronyo Local Government Area of the state increased to 43 from 15, while 14 others were killed Tuesday in attacks across communities in Sabon Birni LGA of the state.

Train Services Suspended As Railway Workers Down Tools

Train services across the country have been shut down as the three-day warning strike embarked by railway workers nationwide begins.

The warning strike by workers of the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) is to hold from November 18th to November 20th.

Use Basic Education To End Banditry, Obaseki Tells FG

The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has urged the federal and state governments to focus on basic education as a way of ending banditry in the country.

He expressed worry over the rising number of out-of-school children in the country with over 10million.

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US Removes Nigeria From Religious Violators’ List

US has removed Nigeria from the list of countries “engaging in violation of religious freedom”. Blinken made the announcement ahead of his visit to Nigeria.

He added that the American government had blacklisted Russia, China and eight others as Countries of “Particular Concern for having engaged in or tolerated ‘systematic, ongoing, and egregious violations of religious freedom.”

Hoopers Edge Gombe Bulls 74-57 To Win NBBF Super 8

Rivers Hoopers have successfully defended their Nigeria Men’s Premier Basketball League title after defeating Gombe Bulls 74-57 in the finals of the Nigeria Basketball Federation Super Eight yesterday at the Package B of the MKO Abiola National Stadium, Abuja.

The Port Harcourt based club had defeated Nigeria Customs 85-76 in the first semi-finals while Gombe Bulls edged Kano Pillars 79-67 in the second semi-final tie.

N100m Donation: Tinubu’s Son Reaches Out To Davido

Seyi Tinubu, son of National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has reached out to Davido who received over N100 millions from his friends and fans.

Ahead of his birthday, the music star had asked those whose lives he has touched to donate money that he wanted to use to clear his Rolls Royce at the port.

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