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A man stands behind a barricade during a protest against the military coup, in Yangon, Myanmar March 27, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

Local uprisings emerge to challenge Myanmar’s army

Sleeping by their makeshift barricades, knots of young men at Tahan in the western Myanmar town of Kale had not expected an attack in the pre-dawn darkness.
The suspect, Godwin Iboro, was arrested last Wednesday when one of the young men he had brought from Nigeria reported the sudden death of a colleague to the Amasaman police.

Scores of Boko Haram financiers arrested, accounts blocked

A massive crackdown on financiers of Boko Haram and other criminal gangs has begun, with scores of persons arrested by security agents.
Youth members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) from the South-West have urged the leadership of the party to pick Rivers State’s Governor Nyesom Wike as Vice-Presidential Candidate in the 2023 elections.

Governor Wike: Godwin Obaseki can’t be spurious on N60 billion claim, he knows APC

Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike of Rivers State has said that the claims by Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State that the Federal Government printed about N60 billion to share to the federating units in March could not be regarded as spurious after all.
Kais Saied is a Tunisian politician, jurist and former lecturer serving as the fifth President of Tunisia since October 2019. He was president of the Tunisian Association of Constitutional Law from 1995 to 2019.

Tunisian president draws security powers into dispute with premier

Tunisian President Kais Saied said on Sunday that his powers as commander of the armed forces also cover the internal security forces, not only the army, in the latest escalation of his dispute with the prime minister.

Eleven dead, 98 injured after train derails in Egypt

Eleven people were killed and 98 injured on Sunday in a train accident in Egypt's Qalioubia province north of Cairo, the health ministry said in a statement.
Chad's President Idriss Deby arrives to attend a summit on the situation in the Sahel region in the southern French city of Pau, France, January 13, 2020. REUTERS-Regis Duvignau-File Photo

US: Chad rebels heading towards capital from north

The United States said rebel fighters in Chad appeared to be moving towards the capital N’Djamena and ordered non-essential staff to leave, warning of possible violence.

ACF faults Nigerian Army’s reaction to Konshisha Killings

The Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, has said that as dastardly as the actions of the bandits in the Konshisha Local Government Area of Benue state were, the reaction of the Army was out of proportion.
FILE PHOTO - Pope Francis listens to Philippine Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle (not pictured) during a mass to mark 500 years of Christianity in the Philippines, in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, March 14, 2021. Tiziana Fabi-Pool via REUTERS

Pope calls for lowering of tensions in eastern Ukraine

Pope Francis, delivering his Sunday address to a live audience for the first time in more than a month, called for a lowering of tensions in eastern Ukraine and expressed anxiety over a military buildup.
FILE PHOTO - Cuba's President Raul Castro attends to an ALBA alliance summit in Caracas March 17, 2015. REUTERS-Carlos Garcia Rawlins-File Photo

Cuba’s Raul Castro leaves the political stage, his legacy yet to be written

Raul Castro, who is retiring from high public office, for most of his life toiled in the shadow of his older brother, Fidel Castro. Yet he also played a key role in Cuba’s 1959 leftist revolution and the preservation of Cuban socialism.
Chad's President Idriss Deby attends a working session of the G5 Sahel summit in Nouakchott, Mauritania, June 30, 2020. Ludovic Marin -Pool via REUTERS-File Photo

U.S. embassy to withdraw staff as Chad rebels advance

The United States has ordered its non-essential staff in Chad to leave the African country as rebel fighters approached the capital on Sunday after early election results showed President Idriss Deby on course to extend his three-decade rule.
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) says arms used by its Eastern Security Network (ESN) are produced locally.

IPOB: South-East governors, Ohanaeze compiling names of our members, ESN operatives

The Indigenous People of Biafra has raised the alarm that South-East Governors, the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, and others were compiling the names of its members and those of Eastern Security Network, to handover to the Federal Government for incarceration.
FILE PHOTO - A service member of the Ukrainian armed forces points a weapon at fighting positions on the line of separation near the rebel-controlled city of Donetsk, Ukraine April 16, 2021. REUTERS-Serhiy Takhmazov-File Photo

Russia and Ukraine to expel a diplomat each as tensions simmer

Russia accused a Ukrainian diplomat on Saturday of trying to obtain classified information and ordered him to leave the country by April 22, prompting a like-for-like response from Ukraine as border tensions simmer.

Anambra residents lament hike in rents

Residents of Awka, Anambra capital, and Onitsha, the commercial hub, have expressed worries over the astronomical hike in rents.
FILE PHOTO - A service member of the Ukrainian armed forces points a weapon at fighting positions on the line of separation near the rebel-controlled city of Donetsk, Ukraine April 16, 2021. REUTERS-Serhiy Takhmazov-File Photo

Russia to expel Ukrainian diplomat as tensions simmer

Russia accused a Ukrainian diplomat on Saturday of trying to obtain classified information and ordered him to leave the country by April 22, in the latest flare-up of tensions between the two neighbours.
FILE PHOTO - A screen grab from Myanmar state television broadcast from February 3, 2021 shows General Min Aung Hlaing speaking during a meeting. MRTV-Handout via REUTERS

Myanmar junta chief to attend ASEAN summit on first foreign trip since coup

Myanmar junta chief Min Aung Hlaing will attend an Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit in Indonesia on April 24, a Thai foreign ministry spokesman said on Saturday, for his first known foreign trip since he staged a Feb. 1 coup.
Osun Governor Adegboyega Oyetola

Osun governor seeks Army support to flush out illegal miners, curb insecurity

Osun State Governor Adegboyega Oyetola has sought the support of the Army to tackle insecurity in the state, especially flushing illegal miners out of the state.
A coordinated operation by the Nigerian and regional troops eliminated scores of Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters in camps within Abadam, Borno State.

Nigerian Army: 18 ISWAP commanders, other fighters killed in Damasak

A senior commander of the Islamic State West Africa Province, Bukar Gana Fitchmeram (aka Abu Aisha), and scores of his fighters, who were on revenge mission at Damasak, fell to the firepower of troops Thursday.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has approved the deployment of modern technology in the security system to fight crimes in the State.

Abia government accuses opposition of circulating videos of flooded Ariaria market

Abia State Government has accused some opposition members of circulating videos of flooded A-Line in Ariaria International Market on the social media to disparage government.
Women carry pots with flowers as they take part in a protest against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar April 13, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

Opponents of Myanmar coup announce unity government

Opponents of Myanmar’s junta announced a National Unity Government on Friday including ousted members of parliament and leaders of anti-coup protests and ethnic minorities, saying their aim was to root out military rule.

OPC berates ex-COAS for equating group with Boko Haram

The Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) yesterday berated a former Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, for comparing the group with the terrorist organisation, Boko Haram.

Former MILAD Ahmed Usman passes on

Colonel Ahmed Usman, one time Military Administrator (MILAD) of Oyo and Ondo State, reportedly died around 3.00am today, Wednesday, 14 April, in Jos, the Plateau State capital, during an illness.

Somali president signs law extending mandate for two years

Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has signed a controversial law extending his mandate for another two years, despite threats of sanctions from the international community.

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INEC: Inadequate polling units responsible for electoral violence

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has attributed the prevailing electoral violence bedevilling the country to inadequate polling units and population growth.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

CSO urges DSS to invite Isa Pantami for questioning

A civil society organisation, Concerned Nigerians, has asked the Department of State Service to invite the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, for questioning.
Fans of juju music icon, Ebenezer Obey, were gripped with apprehension on Saturday, July 4, 2020, as news spread on the Internet that he had passed away.

Ebenezer Obey: My mother never believed I could succeed through music

Veteran juju musician and national award recipient, Ebenezer Obey-Fabiyi, has revealed that his mother never believed he could become successful through music.
Slovan Bratislava lost its appeal Friday against exclusion from the Champions League by UEFA after players tested positive for COVID-19 in pre-game checks.

Report: UEFA approve Champions League reform to turn the competition into a ‘league’

In light of the recent announcements surrounding the formation of the European Super League, the footballing world has gone into an absolute frenzy. With fans, clubs and domestic football associations all being divided and united on various fronts, there is pure chaos everywhere.
Florentino Perez and Andrea Agnelli, presidents of Real Madrid and Juventus respectively, are the architects of the European Super League according to Diario AS.

Real Madrid, Juventus supremos the architects of the European Super League

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Peter Olayinka undecided over Slavia Prague future

Super Eagles striker Peter Olayinka has disclosed that he has no intention of leaving Slavia Prague despite rumours of clubs in Europe battling for his signature.
Mason Greenwood can go to the highest level of football, says Paul Pogba, though the Manchester United man warned that the teenager must put in the hard graft to match his talents.

Paul Pogba: Mason Greenwood can go to the highest level

Mason Greenwood can "go to the highest level" of football, says Paul Pogba, though the Manchester United man warned that the teenager must put in the hard graft to match his talents.
The Nigerian Navy new offshore survey vessel, the NNS LANA, will be a force multiplier in the force’s ability to project naval power for enhanced maritime security in the nation’s maritime environment and the Gulf of Guinea, the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Gambo has said.

Naval chief: Navy offshore survey vessel a force multiplier

The Nigerian Navy new offshore survey vessel, the NNS LANA, will be a force multiplier in the force’s ability to project naval power for enhanced maritime security in the nation’s maritime environment and the Gulf of Guinea, the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Gambo has said.
Director of Information, National Assembly Abuja, Rawlings Agada, has said the sum of N37 billion, approved for the renovation of the National assembly complex may not be enough for the work.

National Assembly legislative aides protest non-payment of arrears

The National Assembly Legislative Aides Forum on Tuesday in Abuja protested the non-payment of their 20 months’ salary arrears.
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NAFDAC staff commence strike over unpaid welfare packages

The Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria (MHWUN) branch of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has commenced a seven-day warning strike on Thursday.