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Father of Boko Haram commander begs son to surrender

Malam Baba Modu, an 80 year-old father to a Boko Haram commander, popularly called ‘Ba-Ana’, has begged his son to surrender and embrace peace.

Nigerian Army uncovers Boko Haram recruitment link on social media

The Nigeria Army on Tuesday, said it had uncovered a facebook and other social media accounts allegedly used by a faction of the Boko Haram group to recruit new members.

Report: 50 abducted Dapchi schoolgirls now in Niger Republic

Reports have it that half of the abducted school girls from Dapchi, Yobe State have been taken to the Niger Republic border town with Nigeria.

Why Mamman Nur, Abu Albarnawi, other commanders left Abubakar Shekau – Ex-Boko Haram chief

Ex-Boko Haram Chief Intelligence Officer (CIO) Abdulkadir Abubakar has revealed that the breakup of the deadly sect in Sambisa forest was due to hunger and other hardships being meted out to other members by its leader, Abubakar Shekau.

Nigerian Air Force intensifies air operations in North-East, neutralises scores of insurgents

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has intensified air operations in the North-East and neutralised scores of the insurgents in Tumbun Rago, a settlement at the northern fringes of Borno.

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Dollar steady near two-year high

The dollar held steady close to a two-year high against its peers on Friday, supported by data showing strong U.S. capital goods orders, while a first-quarter GDP report to be released later in the global day could further reinforce bullishness, reports by Reuters and NAN revealed.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Femi Falana: Magistrates visit police cells to check human rights abuse

Following the persistent complaints from the human rights community against police brutality and abuses perpetrated by men of the Nigerian Police against persons detained in police cells, the Chief Judge of Lagos State, Justice Olufunmilayo Opeyemi Oke, has mandated some magistrates to visit police stations and interview people detained by the police.

PayPal plans $500 million Uber investment

Online payments company PayPal plans to invest $500 million in Uber Technologies Inc as the ride-hailing firm readies to unveil terms for its initial public offering on Friday, Refinitiv IFR reported.
Pep Guardiola has rubbished reports suggesting that Riyad Mahrez could be moved on just 12 months after making a club-record £60 million ($78m) switch to Manchester City.

Pablo Zabaleta: Pep Guardiola to stay at Manchester City long-term

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola will stay in charge of the club for the foreseeable future regardless of any speculation, according to Pablo Zabaleta.

Fidelity Bank gross earnings hit N48.4 billion in Q1 2019

Fidelity Bank Plc on Thursday announced gross earnings of N48.4 billion for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019.