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African Union begins to withdraw troops from Somalia

African Union’s Mission in Somalia has begun withdrawing its troops from the country against the backdrop of heightened insecurity in Mogadishu.

Somalia’s defence minister, army chief resign

Somalia’s defence minister and army chief have both resigned, without explaining why, in a potential blow to the government’s fight against Shabaab Islamist militants.


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Israel, US slam Abbas for calling American ambassador ‘son of a dog’

U.S. and Israeli officials lambasted Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Tuesday after the premier called the American ambassador to Israel a “son of a dog” and a “settler” in a fiery speech the day before.

Kogi doctors suspend 72-day-old strike

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) in Kogi chapter, has suspended its 72-day old strike to enable further negotiations with the state government.

NBA vows to continue protest over Lagos land use charge

The Ikeja branch of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, has vowed to continue its protest against the increase in the Land Use Charge introduced by the Lagos State government.

French ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy held in Libya financing probe

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy was taken into police custody on Tuesday for questioning over suspected Libyan financing of his 2007 election campaign, a source close to the inquiry told AFP.

World Water Day: Lagos water corporation carries out free water tests

The Lagos Water Corporation on Tuesday said the Corporation would carry out three-Day water tests in its eight operational regions in Lagos State, to mark the 2018 World Water Day.

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Boko Haram: Activist Zanna Mustapha offers scholarship to 300 orphans in Borno

A Borno-based humanitarian activist, Mr Zanna Mustapha, said on Sunday that he was sponsoring the education of 300 orphans as part of his contribution to the development of education in the state.

Mohamed Salah reiterates Liverpool dream to quash Real Madrid talk

Mohamed Salah has reiterated his happiness and ambition at Liverpool to further quash talk of a possible move to Real Madrid.

Ex-Kaduna guber candidate Haruna Sa’eed dumps ruling APC

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Kaduna State and a former gubernatorial candidate of the Congress for Progressives Change, CPC, in the 2011 elections, Haruna Sa’eed, has withdrawn his membership of the party.

Spy poisoning: UK enlists Nigeria’s support against Russia

The United Kingdom government has asked Nigeria and other countries to join hands in taking action against the Russian Federation for allegedly poisoning an ex-Russian spy and his daughter on British soil.

Israel shells Hamas posts in Gaza in response to bombs – Army

Israeli tanks shelled Hamas posts in the Gaza Strip on Thursday after Palestinians set off bombs along the border fence, the military said, with no casualties reported.