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Courts remand 300 Boko Haram suspects

Three hundred Boko Haram suspects were officially remanded in custody on Tuesday, as hearings got under way in the first mass trials linked to the Islamist insurgency.

Measles: Kaduna targets one million children for immunization

The Kaduna State Government says its target is to immunise one million children under the age of five years against measles.

Nigeria promises to ‘prosecute, not to persecute’ Boko Haram suspects

Nigeria on Monday began its first major trials of Boko Haram suspects, with a promise to "prosecute and not to persecute" defendants at the closed-door hearings, the justice ministry said.

Nigeria tries Boko Haram suspects behind closed doors

More than 2,300 suspected members of the jihadist group Boko Haram were expected to appear in court in Nigeria from Monday in unprecedented mass trials to be held behind closed doors.

Kaduna govt to track those circulating false pictures to incite violence

Kaduna State Government on Wednesday said it would punish those circulating false images of crisis victims on social media platforms aimed at inciting people to violence in the state.

DSS nabs Germans’ abductors in Abuja

The Department of State Services (DSS) has announced the arrest of suspects who abducted the five German expatriates, as well as Boko Haram fighters and gunrunners.

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Uganda police hold opposition leader Kizza Besigye over attempted murder

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Web giants vow to remove online extremist content within hours

Tech companies including Google, Facebook and Twitter will work with G7 countries to block the spread of extremist content online.

Boko Haram kills three Nigerian soldiers in Borno ambush

At least three soldiers were killed when Boko Haram fighters ambushed a military convoy in northeast Nigeria, security and civilian sources told AFP on Thursday.

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Police kill one protester in Kenya opposition stronghold

A young protester was shot dead in western Kenya on Monday as hundreds of opposition supporters again took to the streets demanding reforms ahead of a presidential election, witnesses told AFP.

Fifty-year-old rapes three-year-old to death in Katsina

A 50-year-old man and father of seven, Abdullahi Sani, has been arraigned before a Katsina State Senior Magistrates’ Court for allegedly raping a three-year-old daughter of his neighbour to death.

N500 million suit: Lai Mohammed, Olisa Metuh fail to reach settlement

The N500 million libel suit filed by Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture, against Olisa Metuh, a former Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, spokesperson, is set to proceed to trial at the Ikeja High Court.

Kogi govt debunks alleged monkey pox vaccination rumour

The Kogi State Government has debunked the rumour making the rounds that some unidentified men are infecting children with Monkey pox virus in the name of vaccination.

North Korea readies missile launch ahead of United States-South Korea drill

North Korea is believed to be preparing to launch a ballistic missile ahead of an upcoming joint naval drill by the US and South Korea, a news report said Saturday, citing a government source.