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Nigeria kidnap kingpin killed in a clash with a rival gang

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A Nigerian bandit chief who led the kidnapping of hundreds of schoolchildren has been killed in armed clashes with a rival gang, days after reneging on an amnesty deal with authorities, sources said.

Awwalun Daudawa led the abduction of more than 500 students from Government Science Secondary School Kankara last December. 

It was one of a series of mass abductions by heavily armed criminal gangs who have become an increasing security challenge in the northwest and central Nigeria.

On Thursday a Zamfara state government official told AFP Daudawa had reneged on a peace pact he made in February and returned to lead his men in the forest.

“Daudawa was killed along with four of his commanders Friday afternoon during a gunfight with a rival gang in Dumburum forest on the border with Katsina state,” a Zamfara government official said.

“He led his men on a revenge mission to avenge the death of two of his men by the rival gang during a failed raid on one of his camps last month,” said the official. 

“He led his men on a revenge mission to avenge the death of two of his men by the rival gang during a failed raid on one of his camps last month,” said the official. 

In February Daudawa along with six comrades surrendered to Zamfara state governor Bello Matawalle in his office where he handed over weapons, saying he had renounced crime, as part of the amnesty to bandits to end the cycle of violence.

Ambushed and gunned down

But sources said Daudawa only surrendered a fraction of his weapons and maintained contact with his gangs in the forest.

Earlier this month Daudawa left his lodging in Zamfara state capital Gusau on the pretext of meeting some criminal gangs to convince them to accept a government amnesty offer and release some hostages, according to an official.

“Daudawa has been killed along with his four commanders during fighting with the men of rival bandits,” a source with deep knowledge on the activities of bandits told AFP.

“He was ambushed and gunned down while trying to take away the herd of the rival gang,” said the source.

It was not clear what impact the death of Daudawa would have on the deadly violence cattle thieves and kidnappers have unleashed in northwestern Nigeria.

Some of the Kankara schoolchildren had escaped during the December kidnapping and more than 300 more were released days later after negotiations with local officials.

State authorities always deny any ransom payments were made.

Daudawa, 43, was an armed robber and a cattle rustler before he added gun-running and kidnapping for ransom to his criminal portfolio.

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Diana Marua says it will cost Ksh850K to book her for a performance

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Newly established rapper Diana B is gaining traction after releasing her first song ” Hatutaachana”yet again after revealing her rate card.

On Tuesday, November 30  Diana Bahati revealed that fans will have to incur a total of Ksh850K to hire her for a performance.

“Why are people shocked at my rate card??? Just Ksh 850,000?? Kwani wasanii wanalipangwa pesa ngapi???

For bookings call my management. Diana B on this!” she wrote on social media.

His husband during an interview he revealed that it will cost event managers and promoters KSh 850,000 to book his wife Diana Marua for a performance.

“A normal appearance when she is called to appear as a vlogger is KSh 500,000, so the management rated her at around KSh 850,000 per show,” Bahati announced.

While it may look a little overpriced, on Monday, November, 29 debut song dropped has so far garnered over 640K views with a train of comments and over 45K likes

However, the song is not currently trending on the video app.

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Marua claimed that she has written to Youtube to request that her channel be changed from a blogger to an artist in order to get better results.

To her, the song should be among the top trending songs as it is gaining views every second.

“Trending on Twitter #1 Trending on blogs #1 Trending on radio & TV Topics #1 Trending on YouTube .

But they are still shocked because they don’t believe it’s DIANA B! on such punch lines 😅😅😅

I think I need to drop another hot-hit rap track for YouTube to believe #1 trending is destined position! Should I drop it now? she quipped.

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WHO warns against Omicron travel bans as nations shut borders

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In a travel advisory, the WHO warned the bans could ultimately dissuade countries from sharing data about the evolving virus.

WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said it was understandable for countries to seek to protect their citizens “against a variant we don’t yet fully understand”.

The likely futility of broad travel restrictions was underscored as Dutch authorities reported that Omicron was present in the country before South Africa officially reported its first cases on November 25.

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Rwanda bans Southern Africa flights

The new variant whose high number of mutations the WHO believes may make it more transmissible or resistant to vaccines was found in two Dutch test samples from November 19 and 23, with one having no travel history.

So far, well over a dozen countries and territories have detected cases, including Australia, Britain, Canada, Hong Kong, Israel, Italy and Portugal.

However, US President Joe Biden said the travel bans on just the southern African nations would stay in place, without referencing the other places where Omicron has been detected.

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Rick Ross & Hamisa Mobetto’s Dubai vacation makes headlines in US

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 rapper and business mogul Rick Ross was spotted hanging out with Tanzanian actress and model Hamisa Mobetto.

The two were together in Dubai at Club Blu where the rapper was performing on Thursday night, November 25.

Word on the street in the US is that the two could be dating after their video made headlines.

Rick Ross and his rumored boo model Hamisa Mobetto having a good time in Dubai,” The Shade Room reported.

Back in September the US rapper was asked about his relationship with the Tanzanian Actress Hamisa Mobetto .

 “To be honest, there is a connection but then I’m going to leave it to her to explain the nature of the relationship we share.”He responded

She is such a beautiful person, beautiful spirit and she is a huge entrepreneur and I want to help her take it to the next level.”He continued

In the past few months, Ross has been gushing over Ms Mobetto’s beauty in almost every photo she uploads, an act that has left many with questions.

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