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ECOWAS: Al-Qaeda, Boko Haram exploiting West Africa endemic poverty

The President of Ghana and Chairperson of the ECOWAS Authority, Nana Akufo-Addo, has described the activities of Al-Qaeda and the Boko Haram sect in the Lake Chad basin as worrying.
The Multi National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) has received 47 members of Boko Haram-Islamic States West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorist groups who surrendered to its troops in the Lake Chad and surrounding areas.

Nigerian nurse abducted since January escape from ISWAP captivity

A male Nigerian nurse abducted by the Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) since the beginning of 2020 has escaped from the captivity of the terrorists.
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

Multi-national troops launch massive offensive operations against Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists

The Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) has launched a coordinated offensive to dislodge Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists from Tunbuns Islands of the Lake Chad.

President Deby: Boko Haram kills 92 Chadian troops

Ninety-two Chadian soldiers have been killed in the deadliest attack ever by q on armed forces in the country, President Idriss Deby Itno said Tuesday.
Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno on Sunday inaugurated Borno State Youth Empowerment Scheme (BOYES), to empower youths and end political thuggery in the state.

Borno governor urged troops to take anti-insurgency battle to terrorists’ enclaves

Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno has called on the Nigerian Army to take the ongoing war against insurgency in the North East to the insurgents’ enclaves to clear the remnants of the terrorists in the region.
The Director General of the International Labour Organization, ILO, Mr. Guy Ryder has commended Nigeria for the labour friendly disposition of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

Boko Haram: President Buhari lauds Chadian military

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday commended the Chadian Forces over their contributions to the counter insurgency campaign in the Lake Chad basin.
The University of Dodoma, Tanzania's biggest public learning institution, on Thursday conferred an honorary doctorate degree to President John Magufuli in recognition of his outstanding leadership.

Tanzania’s John Magufuli gets honorary PhD for outstanding leadership

The University of Dodoma, Tanzania's biggest public learning institution, on Thursday conferred an honorary doctorate degree to President John Magufuli in recognition of his outstanding leadership.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says an investigation is ongoing on the seized $2.8 million at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

EFCC recovers charms, fake currencies from ‘internet fraudsters’

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ilorin Zonal Office have recovered charms, smartphones, Laptop computers, and fake currencies from 10 suspected internet fraudsters.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC arrests two brothers, eight other suspects in Ilorin over ‘internet fraud’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ilorin Zonal office has arrested two brothers and eight others over alleged internet fraud and other fraud related offences.
Melee Kyari

Federal government sets oil production target of three million barrels per day

The Federal Government has said that a target of three million barrels per day of oil production has been set and steps are being taken to realise it before the end of 2023. The Federal Government has said that a target of three million barrels per day of oil production has been set and steps are being taken to realise it before the end of 2023.
A don, Prof. Leke Oduwaye, on Monday urged Lagos State Government to prosecute owners of buildings blocking drainage right-of -way to guard against flooding.

NIHSA: Edo, Anambra, Kebbi, Kogi, six other states at risk of flooding

River water from six of the eight countries that make up the Niger Basin has arrived Nigeria, increasing the risk of flooding in 10 states, the Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency alerted Nigerians on Saturday.
The Chinese government has pledged to fund the office of the President of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Prof. Tijjani Muhammad Bande, for the next one year, Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama disclosed on Wednesday. 2

President Buhari: We will honour all agreements with China

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday assured that Nigeria is ready to provide counterpart funding on all agreements reached with China for the provision of infrastructure that directly improves the livelihood of Nigerians.

African forest fires in spotlight after Amazon outcry

In NASA satellite images, forest fires in central Africa appear to burn alarmingly like a red chain from Gabon to Angola similar to the blazes in Brazil's Amazon that sparked global outcry.

Presidency: We’ve defeated real Boko Haram

He said: “The position of the Nigerian government is that the Boko Haram terrorism has been degraded and defeated. The real Boko Haram we know is defeated.”
Aleksandar Vucic, the president of Serbia, center, prepares to speak during a session of Serbia's parliament in Belgrade, Serbia Monday, May 27, 2019. Vucic addressed the Serb parlamentarians during a session devoted to the situation in Kosovo, which declared independence from Serbia in 2008. (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic)

Serbian troops placed on alert after Kosovo police arrests

Serbia has ordered its troops to full alert as tensions soar in the Balkans amid reports that heavily armed Kosovo police entered Serb-populated regions of the former Serbian province and made several arrests.

Two migrants die after hiding in fuel truck in Serbia

Two migrants who hid inside an empty fuel truck have died after being hospitalised in northern Serbia, hospital staff said Thursday.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

NNPC: Nigeria’s daily crude production in 2018 stood at 2.019 million barrels

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says that the national average daily crude oil production stood at about 2.019 million barrels in 2018.
Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State

Niger government confirms presence of hydrocarbon in Bida basin

The Niger State government has again confirmed the presence of hydrocarbon in the Bida basin, but explained that the state has not been able to confirm the presence of crude oil in the basin.

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The Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) has called for an international inquiry into the killing and maiming of peaceful #ENDSARS protesters at Lekki Toll Gate, Lagos, on Tuesday.

#EndSARS: Protesters urged to embrace peace, dialogue

The National Council of Muslim Youth Organisations (NACOMYO) has appealed to the #EndSARS protesters to embrace peace and dialogue in the interest of the national development.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

#EndSARS: Kano governor meets civil society groups

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State on Thursday night met with the leadership of civil society groups in the state, as he harped on why peace must continue to reign in the state.
Super Eagles forward Alex Iwobi is in contention for Everton’s Player and Young Player of the Season awards.

Carlo Ancelotti: Alex Iwobi’s quality can make Everton better

Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti says Alex Iwobi’s pace, hardwork and quality can help in making the Toffees a better team in certain situations.

#EndSARS: Troops take over Oyigbo as fresh mob attacks hit Rivers

Troops of the Nigerian Army and the policemen have taken over the Oyigbo Local Government Area in Rivers State following fresh mob attacks in the area.
According to a statement by the Chairman of the League, Mr Banji Ogundele, the burning down of Vintage Press Ltd, publishers of The Nation, was condemnable and unacceptable.

#EndSARS: Oyo veteran journalists condemn attacks on media houses

The League of Veteran Journalists, Oyo State Chapter, has condemned the burning down and destruction of media houses in Lagos, by fifth columnists that infiltrated the ranks of the #EndSars protesters.