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5. President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday night received Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, shortly after he defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progresives Congress (APC).

Governor Umahi: Senator Anyim, others approved defection to APC

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State, Sunday night revealed that the plan behind his defection was for the former Senate President, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, and other leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to join him in APC two weeks after he must have successfully defected.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Governor Umahi: Ex-SGF Anyim, Ebonyi senators, reps privy to my APC switch

Ebonyi Governor David Umahi said Senator Pius Anyim and National Assembly members from the state, were privy to his decision to join the All Progressives Congress.
Seventy-five members of the Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorist groups have been killed by the military across the North East in the last six weeks.

Troops ambush Boko Haram terrorists, kill six in Borno

Terrorists operating around Shyadawe/Nagasino villages in Borno State, Northeast Nigeria have suffered a heavy casualty blow following an ambush staged against them by troops of 192 and 202 Battalions of Operation Fire Ball (OPFB).
A manhunt is under way after a group of sword and gun-wielding attackers killed four people in a remote part of the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, including one who was beheaded and one burned to death.

Police hunt suspects after four killed on Indonesian island

A manhunt is under way after a group of sword and gun-wielding attackers killed four people in a remote part of the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, including one who was beheaded and one burned to death.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu points at a screen with an image of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh during a news conference at the Ministry of Defence in Tel Aviv, April 30, 2018.

Iran’s supreme leader vows revenge over slain scientist

Iran’s supreme leader on Saturday called for the “definitive punishment” of those behind the killing of a scientist linked to Tehran’s disbanded military nuclear program, a slaying the Islamic Republic has blamed on Israel.
An Indian paramilitary soldier stands guard as voters stand in a queue to cast their ballots during the first phase of the District Development Council (DDC) and Panchayat by-elections at a polling station in Shamsabad area of Budgam district on November 28, 2020. (Photo by TAUSEEF MUSTAFA / AFP)

Tough security for Indian Kashmir’s first vote since autonomy cancelled

Voters in Indian-administered Kashmir went to the polls Saturday amid a heavy security presence in the first direct elections in the disputed region since the government stripped its semi-autonomy last year.
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Police: IS-linked militants kill four Christians in Indonesia

Islamic State-linked extremists killed four people in a remote Christian community on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, authorities said Saturday, with one victim beheaded and another burned to death.
U.S. aircraft carrier USS Nimitz was deployed to the Gulf this week, days before the killing of Iran’s top nuclear scientist, although the U.S. Navy said on Saturday the deployment was not related to any specific threat.

US aircraft carrier deploys to Gulf, Navy says unrelated to ‘specific threats’

U.S. aircraft carrier USS Nimitz was deployed to the Gulf this week, days before the killing of Iran’s top nuclear scientist, although the U.S. Navy said on Saturday the deployment was not related to any specific threat.
Director, Defence Media Operation, Major General John Enenche, who made this known at a media briefing, also indicated that the DHQ has provided three additional treatment and isolation centres of its own.

Soldiers kill, arrest 162, bandits, terrorists, kidnappers, gunrunners, oil thieves in one week

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ), said soldiers working in conjunction with the security agencies on various security operations across the country have killed and arrested 162, bandits, terrorists, kidnappers, gunrunners among other criminals disturbing the peace of the country in the last one week.
Burundi's ex-President Pierre Buyoya said on Wednesday he had resigned his position as an African Union envoy after his conviction and life sentence last month for the 1993 killing of another president who defeated him in an election.

Burundi ex-leader quits AU envoy job after convicted of killing vote rival

Burundi's ex-President Pierre Buyoya said on Wednesday he had resigned his position as an African Union envoy after his conviction and life sentence last month for the 1993 killing of another president who defeated him in an election.

Four ‘armed robbers’ gunned down by soldiers in Delta

Four members of a notorious armed robbery gang that had terrorized residents of Oviorie community in Okpe Local Government area of Delta state, have been shot dead by soldiers from the Sector 1 Command, Operation Delta Safe (OPDS), stationed along the highway checkpoints.
At least 33 Boko Haram militants were killed by Nigerian troops in a gunfight on Sunday, according to military sources on Tuesday.

Boko Haram: Six Nigerian soldiers killed in Borno ambush

An ambush on Nigerian troops by Boko Haram elements has left six soldiers dead, 26 injured and many others still missing, according to a report.
Iraq’s Salahuddin province declared three days of mourning on Sunday after a deadly attack blamed on the ISIL (ISIS) armed group, as some criticised the authorities for failing to fight back.

Deadly ISIS attack north of Baghdad sparks anger

Iraq’s Salahuddin province declared three days of mourning on Sunday after a deadly attack blamed on the ISIL (ISIS) armed group, as some criticised the authorities for failing to fight back.
A voter prepares to vote at a polling station in Ouagadougou on November 22, 2020, during Burkina Faso’s presidential and legislative elections.Issouf SANOGO - AFP

Burkina Faso goes to the polls in shadow of jihadist threat

The people of Burkina Faso began voting in a general election Sunday in the shadow of a growing jihadist insurgency, and with opposition candidates warning of a “massive fraud” at the polls.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police launch manhunt as gunmen kidnap, kill ex-NUPENG chief in Rivers

The Police in Rivers State have launched a manhunt for the gunmen, who kidnapped and murdered a former Rivers State Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), Ebenezer Kalabo Amah.
Burkina Faso President Roch Marc Christian Kabore is running for a second term in Sunday’s election OLYMPIA DE MAISMONT- AFP

Burkina Faso to vote in shadow of jihadist threat

Burkina Faso will vote in a general election Sunday in the shadow of a growing jihadist insurgency, with President Roch Marc Christian Kabore expected to win re-election.

Kogi monarch narrowly escapes robbery attack

A front line Kogi State monarch and the Ohi of Adavi, H.R.H, Alhaji Muhammad Ireyi Bello, recently escaped by the whiskers an ambush laid by dare devil armed robbers along Abuja-lokoja highway.A front line Kogi State monarch and the Ohi of Adavi, H.R.H, Alhaji Muhammad Ireyi Bello, recently escaped by the whiskers an ambush laid by dare devil armed robbers along Abuja- lokoja highway.
The Senate has described as “erroneous” report that it approved fresh loan of N850 billion at the plenary on Tuesday.

Senate asks Nigerian government to fish out sponsors of Boko Haram

The Senate yesterday asked the federal government to follow the example of United Arab Emirate, UAE, in fishing out sponsors of Boko Haram in Nigeria for immediate prosecution.

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