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US threatens South Sudan govt as ‘words are no longer sufficient’

The U.S. threatened to take further action against the South Sudan government if it does not end violence and allow UN peacekeepers to do their job.

Opposition urges Emmerson Mnangagwa to dismantle Robert Mugabe’s pillars of repression

Zimbabwe’s main opposition says it wants incoming president Emmerson Mnangagwa to dismantle all pillars of repression that helped sustain Robert Mugabe’s 37 years in power.

Boko Haram has killed 375 civilians in 2017 – Amnesty International

Amnesty International (AI) has revealed that no fewer than 375 civilians have been killed between January and November 2017 in various attacks carried out by members of the Boko Haram sect.

Police confirm multiple suicide bombings in Borno as death toll rises

The Borno State Police Command has on Wednesday last night confirmed deadly suicide attacks at the outskirt of Maiduguri metropolis, which it said, 18 civilians including four suicide bombers died, while 29 others seriously injured.

UN warns DRC on eve of protest rallies

The United Nations on Tuesday called on Democratic Republic of Congo's government to allow peaceful demonstrations on the eve of expected protests against President Joseph Kabila.

UN opens probe of peacekeepers’ response in Central African Republic

The United Nations on Monday opened an independent investigation to determine whether UN peacekeepers responded appropriately to an outbreak of recent violence in the Central African Republic.

Nigerian Army sergeant kills captain, four others in Borno

There was confusion in Chibok community, Borno State, on Sunday after a staff sergeant in the Nigerian Army, Silas Ninyo, shot dead a captain, four civilians and himself during an altercation.

Cameroon bishops denounce ‘barbarism’ of forces in anglophone regions

Catholic bishops have denounced the "barbarism" and "irresponsible use" of force against demonstrators in Cameroon's English-speaking regions last weekend, which left at least 19 people dead.

Python Dance: Killing a fly with a sledge hammer

Prior to this time, the Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB), had assumed such a larger than life image that it could order a sit-at-home strike and people would comply strictly. The jury is still out concerning the reason why the order recorded that kind of total compliance.

Police search for personnel after attack in Bayelsa

The Bayelsa state Command of the Nigeria Police said on Sunday that one of its men is still missing after the attack on a combined team of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and Policemen by sea-pirates at Southern Ijaw local government area of Bayelsa state.

IPOB raises fresh alarm over alleged plan by fed govt to attack its members

The outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has raised fresh alarm over the alleged plan by the Federal Government to unleash another military attack on its members in Igbo land.

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.


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President Buhari was not brought into power by angels – Bishop Kukah

Matthew Kukah, bishop of Sokoto diocese of the Catholic Church, says President Muhammadu Buhari was not brought into power by angels.

Court jails 21-year-old for impersonating army man

A Jos Chief Magistrates’ Court on Friday sentenced a 21-year-old man, Mohammed Ahmed, who impersonated an army man.

ICPC quizzes ex-SMEDAN chief Bature Masari over alleged N184.5 million contract fraud

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has arrested and quizzed a former Director-General of Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN), Alhaji Bature Umar Masari, over an alleged fraudulent award of N184.5 million contracts.

‘New sense of optimism’ in Brexit talks – Theresa May

British Prime Minister Theresa May will tell lawmakers Monday there is a "new sense of optimism" around Brexit talks, despite a spat with Ireland over last week's interim deal with the EU.

Lagos Speaker Mudashiru Obasa promises to ensure effective budget implementation

The Lagos House of Assembly Speaker, Mudashiru Obasa, has promised that the Assembly would scrutinise the Lagos N1.046tn to make sure that it delivered on its promises in meeting the aspirations of the people.

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Governor Attah, others hail Air Peace over Abuja-Uyo service

Former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Obong Victor Attah, and other dignitaries Thursday described the commencement of Air Peace’s Abuja-Uyo-Abuja flight operations as a welcome development capable of addressing air travel challenges on the route.

Governor Ajimobi’s wife Florence urges women to cultivate resilience spirit

Wife of Oyo State governor, Mrs. Florence Ajimobi, has urged Nigerian women to cultivate resilience spirit in order to make positive difference in every sphere of their endeavours.

Governor Ambode approves sale of LAKE Rice

The Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, has approved the sales of LAKE Rice for the Yuletide season.

Kano reception overwhelming – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has described the reception he was given by Kano people as “overwhelming.”

Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne ‘can do everything on the pitch’ – Pep Guardiola

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says playmaker Kevin De Bruyne is world class because he delivers in the toughest moments.