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The Indian army says its soldiers exceeded powers under the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in the killing of three local civilians in southern Indian-administered Kashmir earlier this year.

Indian army admits wrongdoing in killing three Kashmiris

The Indian army says its soldiers exceeded powers under the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in the killing of three local civilians in southern Indian-administered Kashmir earlier this year.
The Osun State governor, Gboyega Oyetola, is shocked by the death of a young man who was killed in a road crash on Tuesday, September 15, 2020.

Osun governor condemns JTF officers who chased young man to death

The Osun State governor, Gboyega Oyetola, is shocked by the death of a young man who was killed in a road crash on Tuesday, September 15, 2020.
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Nigeria’s position in global terrorism ranking disappointing, embarrassing – APC group

APC Consolidation Group, a group in the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC-CG, has described Nigeria’s latest ranking as third in the Global Terrorism Index, GTI, as not only disappointing but also embarrassing.
Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Monday met with President Muhammadu Buhari to brief him on efforts by the military to tame the wave of banditry and terrorism, especially in the North.

General Buratai: Nigerian Army competent to tackle insurgency

The Chief of Army Staff, General Tukur Buratai has disclosed that the Nigerian Army is professionally committed to combating insurgency without jettisoning the constitution in discharging its responsibilities.
The Lebanese army said three of its troops were killed and another wounded while attempting to arrest a suspected “terrorist” at his north Lebanon home.

Three Lebanese soldiers killed in hunt for ‘terrorist’

The Lebanese army said three of its troops were killed and another wounded while attempting to arrest a suspected “terrorist” at his north Lebanon home.
Former Senate Leader, Senator Ali Ndume, All Progressives Congress, APC, Borno South said weekend that men of the Armed Forces are at the moment, chasing members of Boko Haram insurgents to their various operational bases in North-East.

Senator Ndume: Granting amnesty to insurgents won’t restore peace

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Army, Senator Ali Ndume, has warned that granting amnesty to repentant insurgents cannot restore peace in troubled states.
Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Monday met with President Muhammadu Buhari to brief him on efforts by the military to tame the wave of banditry and terrorism, especially in the North.

Army chief tasks regimental sergeant majors on ethics, custom, enhanced regimental activities

Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, has directed Regimental Sergeant Majors (RSM) to observe traditions, customs and ethics of the Nigerian Army strictly and step up regimental activities in their various formations.
The Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) has rejected the military coup in Mali and ordered sanctions against its ringleaders.

Mali’s ill-equipped army in spotlight after coup

Mali’s army, which staged last month’s coup in the war-torn nation, is taking on a role in politics despite being hamstrung by a crippling lack of resources.
Dubbed “Detector Bio,” the device was showcased by the KMZ factory best known as the manufacturer of Zenit cameras during the military-industrial forum ‘Army 2020’ near Moscow on Friday. Its developer team includes the Gamaleya Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology in Moscow the same institute that has produced the world’s first registered Covid-19 vaccine, Sputnik V.

Russia unveils device said to detect coronavirus, other pathogens in air

Russia has unveiled a device said to be capable of detecting and analysing airborne pathogens like bacteria, toxins and viruses including Covid-19. It alerts of potential danger within seconds, and then pinpoints its source, according to a report in Russian state media RT.
Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno state, says he is critical of the Nigerian army so that they can improve in their fight against insurgency.

Governor Zulum: I criticise troops to help them improve

Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno state, says he is critical of the Nigerian army so that they can improve in their fight against insurgency.

IPOB: No meeting in Enugu for now, we will retaliate

The leadership of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has directed members to stop holding any meeting in Enugu for the meantime following the attack on them last Sunday at Emene, Enugu State.

Suspected Islamist militants kill 13 in eastern Congo villages

Suspected Islamist militants killed 13 people during raids on two villages in eastern Congo, the army and a village chief said, the latest in a spate of attacks the United Nations says may constitute war crimes.
Israeli tanks shelled military positions of Gaza’s ruling Hamas movement early Saturday, the army and Palestinian security sources said, hours after a rocket was launched at southern Israel.

Israel shells Hamas posts in Gaza after rocket fired

Israeli tanks shelled military positions of Gaza’s ruling Hamas movement early Saturday, the army and Palestinian security sources said, hours after a rocket was launched at southern Israel.

IPOB warns Nigerian government to stop harassment of members

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, on Thursday, told the Federal Government to halt “the incessant harassment and arrest of its members and their families in South-East.”
Army colonel Assimi Goita has been introduced as Mali's new military strongman after a mutiny forced President Boubacar Keita out of power.

Army colonel Assimi Goita now Mali’s new military strongman

Army colonel Assimi Goita has been introduced as Mali's new military strongman after a mutiny forced President Boubacar Keita out of power.

Jigawa governor urges Nigerians to support military campaign against insecurity

Gov. Muhammad Badaru of Jigawa has urged Nigerians to support the Nigerian Army in its bid to end insecurity, maintain peace and stability in the country.
Zimbabwe's influential Catholic bishops on Friday deplored an unprecedented government crackdown on dissent against a backdrop of economic ruin and allegations of rampant rights abuses.

Zimbabwe bishops denounce ‘unprecedented’ state crackdown

Zimbabwe's influential Catholic bishops on Friday deplored an "unprecedented" government crackdown on dissent against a backdrop of economic ruin and allegations of rampant rights abuses.
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

22 Bandits arrested, kidnap victims rescued by troops in Katsina, Zamfara

Soldiers under Operation Sahel Sanity have succeeded in arresting about 22 suspected bandits, informants, and their food suppliers during various operations conducted in Katsina and Zamfara states.

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Fiorentina grabbed a late goal through Gaetano Castrovilli to beat visiting Torino 1-0 in the opening match of the new Serie A season on Saturday.

Fiorentina snatch late win in Serie A opener

Fiorentina grabbed a late goal through Gaetano Castrovilli to beat visiting Torino 1-0 in the opening match of the new Serie A season on Saturday.
Supporters, at 10-15am, defiled social distancing rules as Governor Godwin Obaseki and wife arrived Polling Unit in Benin to vote.

Edo election: I’m disappointed in INEC – Governor Obaseki

Edo Governor Godwin Obaseki has expressed disappointment at the conduct of the ongoing governorship election in the state.

Ibadan polytechnic sacks lecturer over sexual scandal

The authorities of The Polytechnic Ibadan have terminated the appointment of a lecturer in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning of the institution, Mr Kelani Ajadi, over sexual scandal with a female student.
The governorship election in Edo begins peacefully with impressive voters’ turnout in most wards across the state.7

Edo electorate hail INEC, security agencies

A cross-section of voters in Saturday’s governorship election in Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area (LGA) of Edo has expressed satisfaction with the performance of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officials.

Housewife beats stepson to death in Kano

A 29-year-old housewife, Jamila Abubakar, has been arrested by operatives of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), for allegedly beating to death her seven-year-old step son, Muhammad Bashir.