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Boko Haram attack kills nearly 100 Chadian troops

Boko Haram jihadists have killed nearly 100 Chadian soldiers in a seven-hour attack on an island army base, in their deadliest assault yet on the country's armed forces.
People converge on market day in Djibo, in the Soum Province of Burkina Faso’s Sahel administrative region. The majority of attacks by armed Islamist groups active in Burkina Faso have been on villages in the Soum Province. Alamy Stock Photo

Amnesty: Vigilante groups behind Fulani massacre in Burkina Faso

A vigilante self-defence militia was behind for this month’s massacre of 43 people in three Fulani villages in northern Burkina Faso, according to testimonies collected by Amnesty International.
A legal practitioner in Nigeria, Assam Ekanem Assam, has asked lawyers and judges to rise up and save the nation’s judiciary.

Assam Assam: Justice sector going through debased, bestial moments

A legal practitioner in Nigeria, Assam Assam, has asked lawyers and judges to rise up and save the nation’s judiciary.

Bandits kill 51 in Kaduna villages, raze houses

No fewer than 51 corpses have reportedly been recovered following a gruesome attacks in Kaduna State villages in the early hours of Sunday.
A Turkey-backed Syrian fighter fires a truck-mounted gun towards the town of Saraqeb on Wednesday [Omar Haj Kadour-AFP]

33 Turkish soldiers killed in Syrian air raid in Idlib

At least 33 Turkish soldiers were killed in an air strike by Syrian government forces in northwestern Idlib province as Turkey vowed "to respond in kind" with attacks on "all" their positions.
The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) and the Federal Government have commenced a Human Capital Development (HCD) plan towards moving 24 million Nigerians out of poverty before 2030.

Governors upset by excess crude account depletion

Governors are worried about the depletion of the Excess Crude Account (ECA) and the resurgence of insecurity especially the upsurge of Boko Haram attacks, it was learnt at the weekend.
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Report: Cryptocurrency crime losses more than double to $4.5 billion in 2019

Losses from cryptocurrency crime surged to 4.52 billion dollars in 2019, as insider theft soared even as hacking losses declined, according to a report from blockchain forensics company CipherTrace.
At least 11 civilians had been killed in two separate attacks in Niger, which is struggling to contain a wave of jihadist violence, officials said Saturday.

Officials: 11 civilians killed in jihadist attacks in Niger

At least 11 civilians had been killed in two separate attacks in Niger, which is struggling to contain a wave of jihadist violence, officials said Saturday.
Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki, has asked the Peoples Democratic Party to show proof of allegations that the state treasury is empty.

Former Reps member asks Governor Obaseki to account for N250 billion

A former House of Representatives’ member from Edo state, Pally Iriase, has challenged Edo state Governor, Godwin Obaseki to account for how he spent the sum of N251 billion that accrued to the state since he took over.
Two female suicide bombers have attacked a mosque in Gwoza, Borno state, killing a 12-year-old boy and injuring thirteen others.

One killed, thirteen injured as suicide bombers attack Borno

Two female suicide bombers have attacked a mosque in Gwoza, Borno state, killing a 12-year-old boy and injuring thirteen others.
The convener of One United Africa Initiative, Hon. Bimbo Daramola, has warned that unless and until the society takes ownership of the end black on black violence campaign, the continent would not be safe for all.

Bimbo Daramola: Society must take ownership of end xenophobia crusade

The convener of One United Africa Initiative, Hon. Bimbo Daramola, has warned that unless and until the society takes ownership of the end black on black violence campaign, the continent would not be safe for all.
Authorities in Sierra Leone should investigate recent attacks against journalists covering local politics, and should ensure that reporters can do their jobs safely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

Journalists threatened, assaulted while covering local politician in Sierra Leone

Authorities in Sierra Leone should investigate recent attacks against journalists covering local politics, and should ensure that reporters can do their jobs safely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.
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.

Elections: How security agencies encourage thuggery – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says the failure of security agencies to act decisively and collaborate with one another encourages thuggery during elections.
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Adamawa governor condemns resurgence of Boko Haram attacks

The Executive Governor of Adamawa state, Rt Hon Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, condemned in strong terms the resurgence of Boko Haram attacks which attempted to undermine the peace of some communities in Michika and Madagali.

Taliban council agrees to ceasefire in Afghanistan

The Taliban’s ruling council agreed Sunday to a temporary ceasefire in Afghanistan, providing a window in which a peace agreement with the United States can be signed, officials from the insurgent group said. They didn’t say when it would begin.
An abandoned market in Cameroon's majority anglophone South West province in Buea, is seen Oct. 3, 2018, next the wreckage of a car allegedly burned by separatists fighters. FILE - An abandoned market in Cameroon's majority anglophone South West province in Buea, is seen Oct. 3, 2018, next the wreckage of a car allegedly burned by separatists fighters.

Cameroon candidates resign amid separatist threats, attacks

Several dozen English-speaking candidates in Cameroon's Feb. 9, 2020 local council and parliamentary elections have resigned amid separatist threats and attacks on them and their property. Houses belonging to some of the candidates have been razed and the whereabouts of others are unknown.

Stop jumping on the road to arrest vehicles – FRSC warns officers

The Zonal Commanding Officer in charge of Ogun and Lagos State operations of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Mr Samuel Obayemi, has said from January till date, the company has recorded 143 cases of assaults, harassment, knockdowns, abductions and attacks on staff.
South Africans are struggling to understanding the extent of a radical religious terror group which had allegedly planned to unleash race-based mayhem on ‘Black Friday’ last week.

South Africa on the edge over new radical sect terror group

South Africans are struggling to understanding the extent of a radical religious terror group which had allegedly planned to unleash race-based mayhem on ‘Black Friday’ last week.

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Workers in the health sector have demanded that they should be included in the task force set up by both the federal and state governments in containing the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.

Health workers demand inclusion of members in coronavirus task force

This was contained in a statement issued on Wednesday and signed by Comrades Bio Joy Josiah, and Mrs Ekpebor Florence, National Chairman and Secretary respectively of Joint Health Sector Union, JOHESU.
PDP and Wada are challenging the declaration of Yahaya Bello of the APC as winner of the November 16, 2019 governorship election held in the state.

Kogi workers receive March salary

Kogi State Government has advised workers to brace up for tough times ahead as it commenced the payment of salaries for the month of March.

NAQS: How Nigeria can avoid becoming next epicentre of coronavirus pandemic

Nigeria must break the chain of the spread of COVID-19 in the country to avert the likely scenario of being the next epicentre of the pandemic due to her large population size.

Christian Fuchs: Premier League season has to be finished

Christian Fuchs is hoping the footballing authorities find a way to complete the current season amid the coronavirus outbreak which sees football suspended in almost every country across the world.
Gareth Bale is “not ecstatic” at Real Madrid, admits his agent Jonathan Barnett, but the Wales international has “never asked to leave” the La Liga giants.

Gareth Bale, Aaron Ramsey linked with Everton

Alex Iwobi’s Everton are being linked with a surprise move for Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale and Juventus midfielder Aaron Ramsey.