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Python dance, army and suspicions

The controversies trailing the deployment of armed soldiers to the hitherto peaceful South East of Nigeria has brought to the fore several fundamental issues that ought to be sufficiently addressed regarding the foundation of the military institution in Nigeria.

Netanyahu asks ICRC to help return soldiers’ remains from Gaza

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Wednesday for the International Committee of the Red Cross to help return civilians and the bodies of soldiers held in Gaza as he met the organisation's head.

Six hurt in blasts at Azerbaijan weapons depot

Six people were injured Sunday when a fire at a military base in Azerbaijan set off explosions of weapons at a storage depot, officials in the Caucasus nation said.

This thing called ‘1999 Constitution’

It is such a bad document that it is only fit for the refuse dump. I am further told that all the problems and troubles with Nigeria can be traced to this vile document which has destroyed the hopes and aspirations of millions of Nigerians.

Saudi-led coalition admits attack on civilians in Yemen

The Saudi-led military coalition took responsibility on Saturday for an air strike conducted a day earlier in Yemen's capital Sanaa that killed 14 civilians, including several children.

Civilians trapped as violence scorches Myanmar’s Rakhine State

Terrified civilians tried to flee remote villages in Myanmar's northern Rakhine State for Bangladesh on Saturday afternoon, as clashes which have killed scores continued between suspected Rohingya militants and Myanmar security forces.

Somali raid killed civilians, not extremists – army chief

Somalia's army chief says civilians, not extremists, were killed in a military operation Friday that both the United States and Somalia say they will investigate.

Shiites bury Kabul mosque attack victims

Hundreds of Shiite mourners on Saturday buried victims of a suicide bomb and gun attack on a mosque in Kabul as the death toll from the atrocity rose to 28.

UN aid chief warns of signs of genocide in CAR

United Nations aid chief Stephen O'Brien told the Security Council Tuesday there are early signs of genocide in the violence-plagued Central African Republic, according to diplomats.

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IPOB agitation right, method wrong – Ikpeazu

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has observed that even though the grievances of members of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra are germane, they cannot attempt to box Igbo people into a narrow and separate geographical entity.

IPOB: Presidency faults Saraki over IPOB comments

The Presidency has faulted comments made by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, that the Nigerian Army lacks the powers to declare the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) a terrorist organisation.

FIFA bans Caribbean FA chief for six years

FIFA suspended Caribbean Football Union president Gordon Derrick from the sport for six years on Tuesday after he was found guilty of several ethics violations.

UDUTHS partners with Sokoto government on healthcare delivery

Usmanu Danfodio University Teaching Hospital Sokoto (UDUTHS) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Sokoto State Government on strategic partnership to boost healthcare delivery in the state.

UNGA: France’s Macron defends Iran, climate deals

French President Emmanuel Macron stood firm Tuesday that landmark agreements on Iran and climate change would not change as he gently nudged Donald Trump to return to the fold.

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German govt to train 10,000 youths in Ogun, Plateau

The German government says it has concluded plans to train 10,000 Nigerian youths in Ogun and Plateau states between September and June 2018 to enable them acquire vocational skills.

Police arrest attackers of DPO in Ogun

Two suspected members of an armed robbery gang, who allegedly shot and injured the Divisional Police Officer of Ogbere Division, in Ijebu East Local Government Area of Ogun State, CSP Adeyinka Akingbade, have been arrested by the operatives of Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad.

Fight against corruption must be holistic – Wike tells fed govt

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has charged the Federal Government to make its ongoing war on corruption holistic and not be a vindictive instrument against perceived political opponents.

Southeast govs, Army chief to hold emergency meeting over IPOB crisis

The South East governors are expected to hold an emergency meeting today to address all issues of security in the zone.

Russia, China in joint naval drills near North Korea

China and Russia began naval drills near North Korea on Monday amid continuing tensions over the isolated state’s nuclear ambitions and ahead of a United Nations General Assembly meeting this week, where North Korea is likely to loom large.