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Turkish and U.S. troops conducted their first joint ground patrol in northeastern Syria Sunday as part of a planned so-called safe zone that Ankara has been pressing for in the volatile region.

Turkey, US begin ‘safe zone’ joint patrols in North Syria

Turkish and U.S. troops conducted their first joint ground patrol in northeastern Syria Sunday as part of a planned so-called "safe zone" that Ankara has been pressing for in the volatile region.
Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq

Governor Abdulrazaq appoints Chief of Staff, SSG, CPS

Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, on Friday announced the appointments of Chief of Staff (CoS), Secretary to the State Government (SSG) and Chief Press Secretary (CPS).
Malawians on Tuesday morning started casting their votes in the country’s sixth election since switching in 1993 from one party state to multiparty democracy.

Voting begins in Malawi general elections

Malawians on Tuesday morning started casting their votes in the country’s sixth election since switching in 1993 from one party state to multiparty democracy.
Fethullah Gulen has lived in self-imposed exile in the US since 1999 [Reuters]

Turkey orders detention of 100 soldiers over alleged Gulen links

Turkish prosecutors have ordered the detention of about 100 soldiers over suspected links to the network of a United States-based Muslim religious leader and businessman, Fethullah Gulen, who has been accused of orchestrating a failed coup in 2016, state-owned Anadolu Agency said.
Turkish-backed Syrian fighters dispatched fighters and armoured vehicles to the front line with Kurdish fighters on Monday [Anadolu]

Syrian government forces ‘enter’ Kurdish-controlled Manbij region

Syrian government forces have entered the country's northern border region of Manbij controlled by Kurdish fighters, local sources told Al Jazeera and Turkey's state-run Anadolu agency.
Israeli attacks hit the Gaza Strip, which only gets electricity a couple of hours a day [Ibraheem Abu Mustafa-Reuters]

Islamic Jihad group announces Gaza ceasefire with Israel

The Palestinian group Islamic Jihad says it has agreed to stop firing rockets towards Israel after talks with an Egyptian delegation.

Seven dead, 28 wounded in bus accident in Western Turkey

At least seven people were killed and 28 others injured on Tuesday when a bus overturned in Western Turkey, local media reported.

Turkey detains two more suspects over US embassy shooting

Turkish police have arrested two more people for their suspected links to Monday's drive-by shooting on the US embassy in capital Ankara, Anadolu Agency reports, in an attack coinciding with increased tensions between the NATO allies.

Turkey installs 764km security wall on Syria border

Turkey has completed the construction of a 764-kilometer (475-mile) concrete wall along its border with Syria, according to a Turkish official on Saturday

UN appoints Nigeria’s Chikadibia Obiakor to investigate Burundians’ killings

The United Nations has appointed retired Lt.-Gen. Chikadibia Obiakor of Nigeria to head a special investigation into the killing of some Burundian refugees in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Turkish army to hire over 40,000 personnel – state media

The Turkish army will hire nearly 43,000 new personnel in 2018, according to state media, after thousands of staff were dismissed in purges following the July 2016 failed coup attempt.

Israel arrests, releases three Turkish men in Jerusalem

An Israeli court has released three Turkish men a day after they were arrested at the entrance to al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem.

Turkey to airlift some wounded as Mogadishu toll tops 300

Turkey's state-run news agency says the country's health minister has arrived in Somalia to co-ordinate the evacuation of some of the wounded in the truck bombing in Mogadishu.

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56 suspects paraded by police in Borno

The police in Borno have arrested 56 suspects in connection with various offences in continuation of the Operation PUFF ADER in the past one month in the state.
The Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria (MDCAN) of Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital (COOUTH) branch, says doctors embarked on a warning strike to demand for improved working condition.

46 medical doctors resign from Anambra university hospital

About 45 medical doctors of the Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University COOUTH Amaku, Awka, Anambra state, have resigned from their services over poor management and neglect of workers welfare.
The National Council on Privatisation (NCP) on Tuesday declared Transcorp Power Consortium as the winner of the financial bid for the privatisation of Afam Power Plc.

Nationwide blackout imminent as electricity workers begin indefinite strike

The union said the decision to down tools remained the only option since there was no dialogue with the Federal Government to resolve the lingering industrial crisis in the sector
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BPE: Federal government’s interventions in power sector paying off

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Former Nigeria international Garba Lawal has advised Kelechi Iheanacho to be consistent in scoring goals for Leicester City when the 2019-20 season gets underway.

Kelechi Iheanacho backs Leicester City to break more records

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