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Kenya’s Raila Odinga faced ‘virulent’ online attacks – report

A privacy watchdog says Kenya's opposition leader was targeted by a virulent online campaign created by a Texas-based company during the recent election turmoil.

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Blood test for cancer detects eight different types of tumour

The medical holy grail of a blood test for cancer has moved a step closer after a US trial of a new technique detected eight different kinds of tumour.

US Senate passes bill to renew NSA warrantless internet surveillance

The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed a bill to renew the National Security Agency’s warrantless internet surveillance program for six years with minimal changes, overcoming objections from civil liberties advocates that it undermined the privacy of Americans.

IPOB remains a terrorist group – court

A Federal High Court in Abuja has dismissed an application challenging the designation of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as a terrorist organisation.

Benue crisis may get out of control – Sultan Abubakar

The Sultan of Sokoto, Saad Abubakar, has queried the competence of the security agencies and their inability to stop the attacks and killings by herdsmen in Benue State.

CAN chair, ex-minister survive gunmen attacks in Kogi

The Kogi State Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Bishop John Ibenu, on Thursday told newsmen in Lokoja he escaped death by a whisker when gunmen riddled his car with bullets on Sunday.

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Anambra Central: Court sets aside judgement that affirmed PDP’s Obiora Okonkwo senator

An Abuja Division of the Federal High Court has set aside its December 12 judgement affirming a Peoples Democratic Party candidate, Obiora Okonkwo, as the authentic candidate to occupy the Anambra Central Senatorial seat.

Smoking hemp gives me strength – Labourer tells court

An ex-convict, Peter Bitrus, on Tuesday told a Kubwa Grade 1 Area Court that he could not do without hemp smoking, saying it is my source of strength to work.

Nigerian troops kill kidnap ‘kingpin’ behind Britons’ abduction

The alleged ringleader of a gang that kidnapped four British missionaries in southern Nigeria last year has been killed in a shootout with soldiers, the military said on Friday.

No migrants should be forcibly returned to Libya – HRW chief

European authorities should not be sending migrants trying to reach the continent back to Libya until the security situation there has stabilised, the chief of Human Rights Watch said.

FRSC to reduce road accidents by 50% in 2018 – Boboye Oyeyemi

The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr Boboye Oyeyemi, says the corps will reduce by 50 per cent the rate of accidents on the highways if the funds appropriated for the agency was adequately released.