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Gov. Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno has vowed to send out of the state any International Non-Governmental Organisations (INGOs) undermining the interest of government toward achieving peace in the state after 10 years of Boko Haram insurgency.

Borno governor holds cabinet retreat in Damasak

The Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum, is currently holding a retreat with his cabinet members in Damasak, the headquarters of Mobbar Local Government Area.
Aminu Waziri Tambuwal

Sokoto government to support take-off of Sultan’s female university

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State has promised to support the actualisation of Nana Asma’u University of Medical Sciences in Sokoto State to be established by the Sultan Foundation.
Turkish jets take off as smoke rises in Syria

US insists ‘we’re not abandoning Kurds’ as Turkey ‘will not step back’

US Defence Secretary Mark Esper has said Washington is not abandoning its Syrian Kurdish allies in the face of a Turkish military offensive.
US President Donald Trump on Thursday brushed off North Korea’s test of a sea-launched ballistic missile, saying that planned nuclear talks with Pyongyang will go ahead.

Donald Trump: Time for us to get out of this ridiculous endless wars

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday justified his decision to withdraw his country’s troops from northern Syria, saying in his twitter page that many of the wars were tribal.
David Cameron, former British prime minister, has alleged that ex-President Goodluck Jonathan did not give enough support to Britain during the abduction of 274 schoolgirls in Chibok, Borno state.

David Cameron: British troops located some Chibok schoolgirls but Goodluck Jonathan refused to let...

David Cameron, former British prime minister, has alleged that ex-President Goodluck Jonathan did not give enough support to Britain during the abduction of 274 schoolgirls in Chibok, Borno state.g
At least 33 Boko Haram militants were killed by Nigerian troops in a gunfight on Sunday, according to military sources on Tuesday.

33 Boko Haram fighters, 37 aid workers killed

At least 33 Boko Haram militants were killed by Nigerian troops in a gunfight on Sunday, according to military sources on Tuesday.
The immediate past Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, was on Saturday physically attacked in Nuremberg, Germany, where he had gone to attend the new yam festival by some members of the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB)

Nnamdi Kanu: IPOB’s attack on Senator Ekweremadu, warning to Igbo leaders

Nnamdi Kanu, Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, insisted, yesterday, that the attack on the former Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, in Nuremberg, Germany, was a ‘courageous act’ and ‘polite warning.’

Nnamdi Kanu: IPOB’s attack on Senator Ekweremadu a polite warning

Nnamdi Kanu, Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, on Sunday, described the attack on the former Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, in Nuremberg Germany as a ‘courageous act’.
Hamza bin Laden

Osama bin Laden’s son and heir Hamza ‘dead’

The US has obtained intelligence that Osama bin Laden's son and potential successor as al Qaeda leader is dead, according to three US officials.
Some of the weapons recovered from ISWAP in a recent operation at Doron Naira by MNJTF troops

MNJTF: ISWAP desperate to deliver caliphate

The Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) says the flurry of attacks by the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) in the last couple of weeks followed pressure mounted on them by foreign collaborators to establish caliphate.

ISIS makes first claim in Mozambique

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the first time for an insurgent clash in northern Mozambique, according to SITE Intelligence which monitors jihadist activities worldwide.

Gunmen kill Sokoto community monarch

Suspected gunmen on Tuesday stormed Balle community in Gudu Local Government Area of Sokoto State and shot dead its tradition ruler, Aliyu Ibrahim, a source has said.
Mazloum Kobani, commander-in-chief of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), speaks with AFP during an interview in the countryside outside the northwestern Syrian city of Hasakah, in the province of the same name, on January 24, 2019. – Any deal between Syria’s Kurds and the Damascus regime should respect the “special status” of Kurdish-led forces who fought the Islamic State (IS) group, Kobani said. The SDF control around a third of Syria after expelling jihadists from a large northeastern swathe of the war-torn country with backing from the US-led coalition. (Photo by Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read DELIL SOULEIMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Damascus accuses Kurd-led alliance of ‘treason’

The Syrian government has accused Kurdish leaders of “treason” for organising a conference with allied Arab tribes to plot out the political future of territory under their alliance’s control.

Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi appears in propaganda video

The elusive chief of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has appeared for the first time in five years in a propaganda video released by the armed group.
Islamic State ISIS

IS launches deadliest attack on Syria Army since crisis

Islamic State group jihadists have killed 35 pro-Damascus fighters in Syria, in what a monitoring group described Saturday as their deadliest operation since the fall of the “caliphate”.

Troops kill five Boko Haram terrorists in Borno

The Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) says it has killed five suspected Boko Haram insurgents in collaboration with soldiers deployed in Borno State.
An image from Kurdish Ronahi TV shows the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) raising their flag on top of a building in the eastern Syrian village of Baghuz. Handout-AFP-Getty Images

SDF: ISIS totally eliminated in Syria

Kurdish-led forces pronounced the death of the Islamic State (ISIS) group’s nearly five-year-old “caliphate” Saturday after flushing out diehard jihadists from their very last bastion in eastern Syria.

Guns and milk: What ISIS women carried from fallen caliphate

Guns, laptops, gold coins and baby formula: when Syrian fighters search women emerging from the ruins of the jihadist “caliphate”, what they find is not the contents of your average handbag.

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Suspected herdsmen ‘rape’ woman in Anambra

A middle aged woman whose name was given as Agnes Okekpe has been raped to comma by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Ebenebe community, Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra State.
A retired National Boxing Coach, Samson Aransiola, on Monday said that indigenous boxers were being robbed of a place in the heavyweight category because the sport lacked adequate investment in the country.

Onoriode Ehwariemi vows to win WBF title for Nigeria

Onoriode “Godzilla” Ehwariemi of Nigeria has vowed to defeat his Argentine opponent, Argentina’s Ariel “Chiquito” Baracamonte, when they clash for the World Boxing Federation (WBF) Intercontinental heavyweight title at GOtv Boxing Night 20.

UN condemns killing of four humanitarian aid workers in Borno

UN humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria Mr Edward Kallon said in a statement at the weekend that the international community was saddened by the killing of the four aid workers.
Juventus women’s player Eni Aluko has said she felt discriminated against while in Turin and was treated like former Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar when walking through an airport.

Eniola Aluko: I was treated like a drug baron while at Juventus

Eni Aluko has spoken openly about the way she was treated during her time in Italy at Juventus due to the colour of her skin.
Jamilu Collins

Super Eagles star counts blessing with club, national team

With just a few weeks to the end of 2019, Super Eagles and Paderborn SC of Germany left-back Jamilu Collins has expressed his delight after what he described as a positive year following successes with both club and country.