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Nigerian Correctional Services investigating jailbreak attempt in Aba – official

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The Nigerian Correctional Service, Abia Command, says it is investigating a jailbreak attempt which took place in Aba on Saturday.

The command’s Public Relations Officer, Mr. Kalu Ikpe, who spoke to newsmen on Friday in Aba, said that that the service was “still carrying our preliminary investigation into the matter”.

Reports have it that one inmate was feared dead with many others injured at the Nigeria Correctional Service Centre, Aba when the incident occurred.

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The jailbreak attempt, said to have been spearheaded by long-term serving inmates, was foiled by men of the service who allegedly applied force to quell it.

“The incident was surprising to everyone at the correctional facility because the inmates involved in the failed jailbreak were old inmates who have few years to complete their terms,” an official told News Men, craving anonymity.

It was said that it took the joint efforts of armed guards and Police reinforcement to prevent the determined inmates from breaking away.

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Stop blaming Igbo parents for rejecting inter-tribal marriages, Nigerian man gives reasons

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Stop blaming Igbo parents for rejecting inter-tribal marriages, Nigerian man gives reasons

A Nigerian man has taken to the microblogging platform to defend Igbo parents who don’t support inter-tribal marriages.

He waded into a conversation ignited by a Twitter influencer who disclosed that her marriage plans crashed because her Igbo boyfriend’s mother  didn’t like the fact that she was Yoruba,

@urchilla01 claimed that these Igbo parents are the ones who experienced the civil war and the deep hatred and divide which was fostered by other tribes after the war.

He also pointed out that there is a lot of difference in traditional beliefs and practices between the different tribes in Nigeria.

“I’m tired of seeing people express disgust when they read stories about igbo parents rejecting marriages for their children to other tribes! I’m really tired of it! These parents are the ones that experienced the civil war!” he tweeted.

“These parents are the ones that grew up in the deep hatred & divide that followed the war, fostered by other tribes!”

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“Stop blaming them for rejecting inter-tribal marriages! They have the right to the paranoia that they express! If you’re lucky to have an igbo person whose parents don’t mind, or who’s strong enough to fight for both of you, then thank God for you; but by all means stop blaming these parents!”

“Again, it’s obvious there’s a lot of difference in traditional beliefs & practices between the different tribes of Nigeria! The way marriage is patterned in Nigeria, you’re not only getting married to your spouse, you’re also getting married into or to their family!”

“Don’t blame them for taking care to ensure they have in-laws who have the same values as them! Please dead this criticism, it’s all so cliche now! Also, if you’re dating someone, discuss these things!”

“Don’t wait till after 6 years of courtship & realise the family don’t want another tribe! Stop shooting yourselves in the damn foot! Urrggghh!”

“A lot of comments here just show that you people don’t understand that marriage is an “institution”. You think it’s just to find one person your heart is doing kikum kikum for & rush to altar E go shock you.”

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Merkel allies criticise Trump decision to cut U.S. troops in Germany

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Senior lawmakers, from German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s ruling conservative bloc, on Saturday, criticized President Donald Trump’s decision to order the U.S. military to remove 9,500 troops from Germany.

The move would reduce U.S. troop’s numbers in Germany to 25,000, from 34,500.

“The plans once again show that the Trump administration is neglecting an elementary leadership task: the involvement of alliance partners in decision-making processes,’’ Johann Wadephul, foreign policy spokesman for the CDU/CSU parliamentary group, told Reuters.

All NATO partners benefited from the cohesion of the alliance, and only Russia and China gain from discord, Wadephul said, adding: “This should be given more attention in Washington’’.

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Wadephul also spoke of a “further wake-up call” to Europeans to position themselves better in terms of security policy.

The German Foreign Ministry declined to comment.

Andreas Nick, like Wadephul a member of the parliamentary foreign relations committee, told Deutsche Welle the indications were that “the decision was not a technical but a purely politically motivated decision’’.

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A U.S. official, who did not want to be identified, said on Friday the move was the result of months of work by the top U.S. military officer, General Mark Milley, and had nothing to do with tensions between Trump and Merkel, who thwarted Trump’s plan to host a G7 meeting this month.

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The withdrawal, first reported by the Wall Street Journal, is the latest twist in relations between Berlin and Washington, which have often been strained during Trump’s presidency.

Trump has pressed Germany to raise defense spending and accused Berlin of being a “captive” of Russia due to its energy reliance.

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Nigerian sailor emerges ‘Best Masters Student’ in Rwandan University

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Nigerian sailor emerges Best Masters Student in Rwandan University

A Nigerian woman has graduated as the Best Masters Students in Arts from the University of Rwanda.

The woman, whose Instagram handle reads “thesailorchic” and name, Anabelle Kemmy graduated with a distinction in the Master of Arts in Security Studies. She also won the Best College Research Paper and was third-best in the merit of the Senior Command and Staff Course.

A sailor, she expressed her delight to have flown the Nigerian flag proudly in the East African country.

“So today marked the end of another chapter in my life. This was by far one of the most exciting for me as I got to acquire 2 very important qualifications. My joy was however in the fact that I got to make my beloved country, Nigeria proud,” she wrote via her Instagram handle.

She has been seen to have always celebrated Nigeria in Rwanda from her previous posts, with videos of her celebration of Nigeria’s Independence Day in 2019 on her page.

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So today marked the end of another chapter in my life. This was by far one of the most exciting for me as I got to acquire 2 very important qualifications. My joy was however in the fact that I got the opportunity to make my beloved country, Nigeria 🇳🇬 proud. Best student with a Distinction in the Master of Arts in Security Studies (University of Rwanda). Best College Research Paper and third best in merit of Senior Command and Staff Course 08 (Rwanda Defence Force Command and Staff College). Nigeria my beloved country, I feel honored to have represented you this past year in Rwanda. As I flip this book to another hopefully exciting chapter, I look forward to more opportunities to serve. I dedicate my awards to the Nigerian Navy. 🇳🇬❤️ #navy #university #military #college

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