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The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, on Saturday advised the Nigerian youth to develop their skills and drive innovation and entrepreneurship in the space sector.

Senate to invite minister over spate of insecurity

The Senate has mandated its Committees on Legislative Compliance and Communications to invite the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Pantami, to impress on him the need to implement the resolutions of the Senate regarding security related to the mandate of his ministry.
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the quarterly meeting of the National Security Council (NSC) at the State House, Abuja.

President Buhari condemns murder of Nasarawa APC chair

President Muhammadu Buhari Sunday deplored the killing of Chief Philip Shekwo, the Nasarawa State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, saying the nation’s security system must do more to end the incidents of violence in the country.

Three held in connection with Enugu market chairman shooting not culprits – trader

But a trader at the market, Mr Obiora Asogwa, has alleged that his brother and two other traders being detained in connection with the shooting are targets of political victimisation from the market boss.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police warn against usage of unregistered vehicle

The Ogun State Police Command has against the usage of unregistered vehicles and motorcycles across the State.

Security guard killed as Delta governor’s aide escapes assassination

The Senior Special Assistant to the Governor of Delta State on Transport, Hon. Charles Kwode, at the early hours of Wednesday escaped assassination at­tempt by suspected assas­sins, just as his security guard was killed.

Polytechnic lecturer killed in Ogun

Suspected assassins on Wednesday killed Mufutau Olayemi, a lecturer at D.S Adegbenro ICT Polytechnic, Itori, Ogun State.
Israel’s military says it attacked positions in the Gaza Strip following rocket fire from the area.

Israel attacks Hamas positions after rockets fired from Gaza

The Israeli army tweeted that it “struck Hamas underground infrastructure and military posts in Gaza” on Sunday morning – using fighter jets, helicopters and tanks – and it “is conducting an ongoing situational assessment & remains prepared to operate against any terror activity”.
Radio Liberty reporter Aliyas Dayee was killed when a sticky bomb attached to his car exploded in the city of Lashkar Gah in Helmand province, said Omar Zwak, the spokesman for the province’s governor.

Bomb blast kills journalist in Afghanistan

An Afghan journalist working for a US-funded radio network was killed in a blast in southern Afghanistan on Thursday, officials said, just days after a former television presenter was murdered in Kabul.

2012 coup: ECOWAS court orders release of 12 ex-Malian soldiers

The ECOWAS Court of Justice has ordered the immediate release of 12 former soldiers belonging to the National Committee for the Recovery of Democracy and the Restoration of the State of Mali linked to the 2012 coup d’état in the Republic of Mali.

Sudan exiles return to help rebuild the country after Omar al-Bashir’s ousting

After 33 years in exile, El Sadig Mohamed gave up the easy life in Canada to return to help rebuild Sudan as it emerges from three decades of autocratic rule.
Ethiopia has filed terrorism charges against a prominent media mogul and opposition politician from the Oromo ethnic group, Jawar Mohammed, the attorney general's office said on Saturday.

Ethiopia files terrorism charges against leading opposition activist

Ethiopia has filed terrorism charges against a prominent media mogul and opposition politician from the Oromo ethnic group, Jawar Mohammed, the attorney general's office said on Saturday.
FILE PHOTO- Denis Mukwege speaks at the United Nations Security Council during a meeting about sexual violence in conflict in New York, New York, U.S., April 23, 2019. REUTERS-Carlo Allegri

Thousands rally to support Congo’s threatened Nobel Laureate

A city in eastern Congo has rallied in support of Denis Mukwege, the Congolese Nobel Laureate who received death threats in recent weeks after he called for justice over serious human rights violations.

PDP: Allegation of assassination by Comade Oshomhole ‘childish, preposterous, irresponsible’

The Edo State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described as preposterous and irresponsible, the claim that Tuesday’s accident involving the convoy of former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, was an assassination attempt.
The suspended National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, says he has accepted the Appeal court’s verdict which upheld his suspension.

Comrade Oshiomhole: Auto accident an assassination attempt on my life

A former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has said the auto accident on Tuesday which claimed the lives of two policemen is a clear case of assassination attempt on his life.
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APC urges Nigerian government to intervene over deteriorating security in Bauchi

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bauchi state has urged the federal government to intervene over what it termed ‘deteriorating security’ in the state.
Tanzania's main opposition party, Chadema, has nominated national vice chairman Tundu Lissu as its presidential candidate for the October 28 General Election, pending approval by the national delegates conference slated for Tuesday.

Tanzania’s opposition picks Tundu Lissu to battle President Magufuli in 2020 polls

Tanzania's main opposition party, Chadema, has nominated national vice chairman Tundu Lissu as its presidential candidate for the October 28 General Election, pending approval by the national delegates conference slated for Tuesday.

Troops arrest killer of Benue monarch

Troops of Operation Whirl Stroke (OPWS), on Thursday, reportedly arrested the killer of a Benue State traditional ruler, Chief Awua Alabar.

Ex-NDDC director escapes assassination in Delta

The immediate past Executive Director of Projects, EDP of NDDC, Engr Adjogbe Samuel, today escaped assassination, following an attack on his car by suspected assassins between Ughelli and Evwreni town along the busy East/West Road, Delta State.

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Kano governor orders compulsory drug test for council election contestants

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Senator Lawan urges South Africa to secure business interests of Nigerians

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INEC chief wants Senate to accelerate Electoral Act amendment

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Swedish FA: Zlatan Ibrahimovic in talks about restarting international career

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