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US: ISWAP, Al-Qaeda taking over West Africa

Commander of the US Special Operations Command, Africa, Maj. Gen. Davin Anderson, noted that the extremist groups have begun deploying strategies to re-establish themselves in the region and expand further in the continent without drawing attention.
Apple’s unannounced high-end over-ear headphones will reportedly come with interchangeable parts.

Apple accuses U.S. of ‘false claims’ on Pensacola terror investigation

A long-running dispute between Apple and the U.S. government regarding the company’s cooperation with law enforcement officials deepened today, as the two sides exchanged accusations regarding their respective roles in the 2019 Pensacola, Florida naval air station terror attack investigation.

Sin, arrogance, disobedience to God are responsible for coronavirus – CAN president

The President, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev Dr Samson Olasupo A. Ayokunle on Sunday said arrogance of humans against God and constituted authority, sin and all sorts of wickedness are responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic that defies human solution but God has provisions for its cure.
The United States has named Amir Muhammad Sa’id Abdal-Rahman al-Mawla, the new leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT).

US designates new ISIS leader as global terrorist

The United States has named Amir Muhammad Sa’id Abdal-Rahman al-Mawla, the new leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT).

US offers N2.52 billion reward for Boko Haram leader’s arrest

The United States Department of State has offered a juicy $7m reward, about N2.52 billion for information that can lead to the arrest of Abubakar Shekau, the Boko Haram leader menacing Nigeria and the neighbouring countries.
The United States Army, for the first time, will send soldiers from one of its new training brigades to Africa in the coming weeks, expanding the use of the new specialized units as the Pentagon looks at possible troop cuts on the continent.

US new Army training team heads to Africa first time

The United States Army, for the first time, will send soldiers from one of its new training brigades to Africa in the coming weeks, expanding the use of the new specialized units as the Pentagon looks at possible troop cuts on the continent.
NAIROBI - Three United States Department of Defense personnel were killed as al-Shabab extremist group overran a key military base used by U.S. counter-terrorism forces in Kenya before dawn Sunday.

Three Americans killed as extremists overrun US military base in Kenya

Three United States Department of Defense personnel were killed as al-Shabab extremist group overran a key military base used by U.S. counter-terrorism forces in Kenya before dawn Sunday.

Iran’s shadowy military commander may prove tough foe in death

General Qassem Soleimani, the larger-than-life head of Iran's elite Quds Force, had escaped death many times, but he couldn't flee the U.S. drone-launched missile that struck his convoy shortly after he arrived in Baghdad from Lebanon.

Somali army kills 20 al-Shabab militants

The Somali Special Forces (Danab Brigade) killed 20 al-Shabab extremists in the country’s southern region of Lower Shabelle on Tuesday, a military officer said Wednesday.
The Director General of the International Labour Organization, ILO, Mr. Guy Ryder has commended Nigeria for the labour friendly disposition of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

President Buhari calls for multilateral approach to combat terrorism

President Muhammadu Buhari has recommended a multilateral approach to combat terrorism in the African, Caribbean, and Pacific (ACP) States, to prevent serious threats to security and international peace.
The sanctions are against Amadou Kouffa for attacks in Africa’s Sahel region. The action announced Thursday freezes any assets he may have under U.S. jurisdiction.

US places Al-Qaeda affiliate leader in Sahel on terrorism blacklist

The Donald Trump administration is trying to turn up pressure on three senior al-Qaeda leaders in Africa and the Middle East.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gives a joint press conference with his Russian counterpart at the Kremlin in Moscow on April 8, 2019. (Photo by Alexander NEMENOV - AFP)

Turkey captures slain Daesh leader al-Baghdadi’s wife

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his country has captured one of the four wives of the slain leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, just days after it captured the elder sister, Rasmiya Awad.
Al-Shabab fighters stormed a Somali government building in Mogadishu on Saturday, with at least four people killed in the suicide car bomb attack by the armed group and an ensuing gunfight.

Three killed in explosive attack in Somalia

At least three persons, including a local government official, were killed on Saturday in a roadside blast along the road linking Bal’ad and Jowhar towns in Somalia’s Middle Shabelle region.
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Donald Trump confirms killing of Osama Bin Laden’s son

Trump said in a statement released by the White House that bin Laden was killed in a counterterrorism operation near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, though did not provide an exact date for the death.
A Tunisian national guard chief and three extremists were killed in a clash Monday, on the first day of the country's presidential campaign, authorities said.

Tunisian security chief, three extremists killed in shootout

A Tunisian national guard chief and three extremists were killed in a clash Monday, on the first day of the country's presidential campaign, authorities said.

Explosion reported in Somali capital Mogadishu

An explosion was heard on Saturday in the Somali capital, scene of frequent attacks by Islamic extremist fighters.

Deadly siege in Somalia’s capital ends, attackers killed

A nearly day-long siege in the heart of Somalia's capital ended with all of the al-Shabab extremist attackers killed, police said on Friday, as the death toll was at 24 and expected to climb.
Ethiopian soldiers have asked for a review the structure and operations of the military [Reuters]

Ethiopia readies ‘massive offensive’ on al-Shabaab in Somalia

The Ethiopian National Defence Force is confirming an ambush by al-Shabaab extremists on an Ethiopian peacekeeping convoy in neighbouring Somalia and says Ethiopian forces are preparing a "massive offensive" in response.

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Lagos Assembly proposes N20 million licence fee for lottery, betting operators

The Lagos State House of Assembly says a bill that will make operators of lottery, pools and betting in the state to pay N20 million as licence fees to the state government is underway.
Facebook is launching a new digital platform that will let event organizers create paid online events to try to fill the gap created by the COVID-19 pandemic, the social media giant announced on Friday.

Facebook accuses the ‘Apple tax’ of stifling its plan to help struggling small businesses

Facebook is launching a new digital platform that will let event organizers create paid online events to try to fill the gap created by the COVID-19 pandemic, the social media giant announced on Friday.
The Managing Director of Cross River Basin Development Authority has been suspended from office by the board of the agency.

Cross River Basin Authority managing director suspended

The Managing Director of Cross River Basin Development Authority has been suspended from office by the board of the agency.

PDP reconstitutes Kaduna caretaker committee

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), acting on behalf of the National Executive Committee (NEC), has reconstituted the Kaduna State Caretaker Committee.
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Miley Cyrus: How I lost my virginity to Liam Hemsworth at 16

American singer and songwriter, Miley Cyrus, says she lost her virginity to her ex-husband, actor Liam Hemsworth at the age of 16.