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At least 18 people including eight Somali government soldiers and 10 al-Shabaab militants were killed, and more than 13 others wounded when fighters from al-Shabaab attacked Somali National Army and African Union peacekeeping mission troops bases

Nine soldiers among 40 killed in central Mali attacks

Forty people, including nine soldiers, have been killed in a spate of attacks in central Mali, authorities said Friday, with most of the deaths caused by inter-ethnic violence in the deeply troubled region.
Supreme Court of Nigeria

Supreme Court ruling: Bauchi politicians turn prayer warriors

Some politicians and other stakeholders in Bauchi are having ‘sleepless nights’, with some holding nightly prayer sessions in mosques, as they await Monday’s Supreme Court verdict on the governorship election held in the state on 9 March.
Nigeria Police

Sexagenarian arrested for allegedly abducting, defiling 13-years-old girl

A male sexagenarian identified as Godwin Ihwokpaiwho, has been arrested by the police for allegedly abducting a 13-year-old girl for three days and allegedly having carnal knowledge with her.
Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri

Imo guber ruling: Uneasy calm envelopes Adamawa over fate of Ahmed Fintiri

An uneasy calm has enveloped ADAMAWA state following the Supreme Court ruling that nullified the election of former Governor Emeka Ihiodeha of Imo state that declared Hope Uzodinma as the Governor.
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Uyo, on Monday, ordered INEC to allow the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Mr Nsima Ekere, to inspect all election materials used during the March 9 Governorship Election.

Bayelsa guber: Armed thugs fight over voting materials distribution in Otueke

Some youths suspected to be political thugs were involved in a heated argument over the movement of voting materials to various polling units in Otueke, Ogbia LGA of Bayelsa State.

Driver lynched over attempted ritual in Anambra

A 23-year old man, simply identified as Samuel, has been lynched by angry mob for allegedly attempting to use a 4-year old girl for ritual in Awka, Anambra state.
The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has upheld argument by President Muhammadu Buhari that it lacked the jurisdiction to entertain allegation of corrupt practices and voters’ inducement raised against Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in the petition by Atiku Abubakar and the PDP.

VP Osinbajo warns against fake news, pledges improved engagement with media

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has urged media practitioners to address the issue of fake news and provocative information.

Teenager arrested for raping a sick 4-year-old girl

A nineteen-year-old Damilola Akintilo has been arrested by the Osun State Police Command for allegedly raping a four-year-old girl in Ile-Ife.

Why mob killed six bandits leaders in Zamfara

Six leaders of different notorious bandits gang were killed by mob in Birnin Magaji emir’s palace in Zamfara state on Wednesday.

Kaduna residents protest abduction of two pregnant women, three others

Residents of ‎Nariya community in Kaduna state on Sunday came out in large number to protest against the kidnapping of two pregnant women, three others in the area.
Sudanese protesters gather for a second day outside the military headquarters in the capital Khartoum on April 7, 2019. – Sudanese police fired tear gas at thousands of protesters who rallied outside the army headquarters for a second day urging the military to back them in demanding President Omar al-Bashir resign. (Photo by – / AFP)

Sudan army deploys as protesters keep pressure on President Al-Bashir

Sudan’s army deployed around its Khartoum headquarters Monday as thousands of protesters urging the military to join calls for leader Omar al-Bashir’s resignation defied tear gas to demonstrate for the third day, witnesses said.

Yobe chairmen refuse to handover after expiration of tenure

Local government chairmen in Yobe State whose elected tenure expired early this month have refused to handover to their Directors of Personal Management as directed by Governor Ibrahim Gaidam.

Key Burundi news website suspended over defamation probe

Burundi's main, pro-government news website has been suspended over a defamation probe, a judicial source said Saturday.

Egypt police arrest man with homemade bomb near US embassy

Police on Tuesday arrested a man carrying a crude explosive device near the heavily fortified US Embassy in Cairo, Egypt's capital, according to security officials.
Caleb Ikechukwu, police spokesman in Ekiti

Police vow to arrest killers of ex-Governor Oni’s aide

The police in Ekiti said on Monday that they would leave no stone unturned in their efforts at tracking the killers of Mr Bunmi Ojo, a former Personal Assistant to former Gov. Segun Oni.
Venezuela - At least seven soldiers were injured in Saturday's incident [Xinhua-AP]

Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro survives drone ‘attack’

A drone loaded with explosives detonated near a military event where Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was giving a speech, but he escaped unharmed in what the embattled leader called an assassination attempt.

18 men rape 11-year-old for several months

18 men have been arrested for raping an 11-year-old school girl for several months in an apartment complex in the eastern Indian city of Chennai.

Suspected assassins kill couple in Anambra

Gunmen suspected to be assassins Saturday night killed a couple in Obosi, Idemili North Local Government of Anambra State.

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The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Monday said that it would clamp down on motorists with either fake or expired driver’s licence

FRSC will not condone two passengers in front seat – spokesperson

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has restated its stand on the ban of two passengers occupying the front seat of commercial vehicles across the country.

Greece boosts border patrols as Turkey says will release refugees

Greece on Friday boosted border patrols after Turkey said it would no longer prevent refugees from going to Europe, officials said.
Pope Francis Sunday railed against atomic weapons, the nuclear deterrent and the growing arms trade, as he paid tribute to the victims of the “unspeakable horror” of the Nagasaki bomb.

Pope cancels more official appointments over cold

Pope Francis postponed his official appointments Friday and was working from home, the Vatican said, a day after cancelling a scheduled appearance at mass because of “a mild ailment”.
Luigi Di Maio said ‘jackals’ speculating on masks and disinfectant would be severely punished. Francesco Fotia-AGF-Rex-Shutterstock

Italy urges tourists not to cancel trips because of coronavirus outbreak

Italy urged tourists spooked by the new coronavirus Thursday not to stay away, but efforts to reassure the world it was managing the outbreak were overshadowed by a sharp rise in case numbers.

NGO adopts first primary school in Ilorin with N100 million development fund

A non-governmental organization in Ilorin, Kwara state, Waziri Gobir Foundation, has offered to adopt the first primary school in Ilorin Emirate, Okesuna Local Government Education Authority School A and B, Ilorin.