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Iran launched missiles at U.S.-led forces in Iraq on Wednesday in retaliation for the U.S. drone strike on an Iranian commander whose killing last week stoked fears of a new Middle East war.

US admits 11 soldiers injured in Iranian missile attack

Although the US military and President Donald Trump had previously maintained there were no casualties in Iranian missile attack on Iraqi air base on 8 January, it has now been revealed that at least 11 American troops were injured.
South African Rugby captain Siya Kolisi celebrates and holds up the Web Ellis Trophy as the South African Rugby World Cup winner team parades on an open top bus through the streets of the city of Zwide , Port Elizabeth, on November 10, 2019. - Zwide is the hometown of Siya Kolisi, the first black captain for the South African rugby team that led them to victory against England in the 2019 Rugby World Cup Final in Japan. (Photo by Wikus DE WET / AFP)

South Africa rugby captain wins UK writers’ award

Siya Kolisi was voted the UK Rugby Union Writers’ Club personality of the year for 2019 on Monday, after leading South Africa to their emotional World Cup triumph in Japan. =
Asisat Oshoala scored her eight league goal in 12 appearances for FC Barcelona on Saturday against Granadilla Tenerife.

CAF awards: Asisat Oshoala reacts after NFF officials voted against her

Asisat Oshoala has responded to the evidence which showed that she was voted against by NFF Reforms Committee members which include Osasu Obayiwuana, Chisom Mbonu and former Captain of Super Falcons, Perpetua Nwokocha.
The Nigerian Army has said that its troops have again successfully dislodged Boka Haram-Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists at Malam Fatori in Abadam Local Government Area of Borno.

Many dead as army, bandits clash in Katsina, kills many

Troops of the 17 Brigade of the Nigerian Army on the 7th of January 2020 decimated some bandits in Magama Jibia Local Government Area of Kastina state.
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Weather forces airlines to delay, cancel flights

Severe harmattan is taking a huge toll on businesses around the country forcing domestic carriers to either delay or cancel flights on some routes.

Nigerian Navy arrests seven ships laden with stolen crude oil

The Nigerian Navy said its operatives have thwarted an attempt by suspected illegal bunkerers and crude oil thieves to move seven ships fully loaded with crude oil and automotive gas oil (AGO), out of the country.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian Army attributes burning of Armored Vehicle in Yobe to electrical fault

The Nigerian army has attributed the fire incident that led to the complete burnt down of one of its Armoured Fighting Vehicle (AFV), in Yobe State to “electrical malfunctioning”.

Military armoured tank razed by fire in Damaturu

A military armoured tank on Monday caught fire in Damaturu, Yobe state causing several explosions from the vehicle.

Nigerian Navy nabs 24 suspected rice smugglers in Akwa Ibom

Nigerian Navy operatives attached to the Forward Operating Base (FOB), Ibaka, Mbo local government area in Akwa Ibom State, have apprehended 24 suspected rice smugglers and seized 1,831 bags of smuggled rice from them.

Suspension: Turkish Airline pledges to use the right aircraft

Turkish Airline has pledged to commence immediately the freighting of all left over passengers’ baggage in Turkey to Nigeria.
EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / Singapore-flagged container ship Kota Singa is docked at the Apapa Port Complex in Lagos, Nigeria's economy hub, on April 8, 2019. - The Nigerian port is congested with hundreds of ships, idly queueing for days to offload containers with goods. Lagos port congestion is affecting port operations and creating a severe backlog at ports, causing carriers’ containers to be held in port for extra days, as well as creating several miles of truck traffic at roads that links to port gates. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

PFSOFN: Inter-agency collaboration key to port security

The Ports Facility Security Officer Forum of Nigeria, PFSOFN, has said that collaboration among agencies of government was key to security in the maritime industry, a development that will attract more investment in the sector.

Rivers governor dares opponents, donates N20 million at book launch

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State in Abuja on Tuesday dared his political opponents to do their worst as he donated N20m at the launch of a book titled, ‘The Big Interviews’, authored by Eric Osagie, a former Managing Director of The SUN.
The shooter was Mohammed Alshamrani, a 21-year-old second lieutenant in the Royal Saudi Air Force who was a student naval flight officer at the Naval Aviation Schools Command at Naval Air Station Pensacola. The FBI has not determined a motive for Alshamrani's rampage.

Saudi national officially identified as US naval base shooter

The FBI has officially identified the shooter at the U.S. naval base in Pensacola, Florida who shot and killed three people Friday.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

EFCC produces Captain Dada Labinjo

The arraignment of the senior Naval officer on a two count charge is going on before justice Muslim Hassan in the Federal high court, Ikoyi Lagos
Several passengers on a local flight in Zambia escaped unhurt after lightning struck their plane mid-air.

Deaths averted as lightning strikes plane mid-air — in pictures

Several passengers on a local flight in Zambia escaped unhurt after lightning struck their plane mid-air.
A charter airline in Papua New Guinea on Tuesday said armed men hijacked one of its planes, forced the pilot to fly to an unused airstrip before making off with the cargo.

‘Armed men’ hijack plane, steal baggage

A charter airline in Papua New Guinea on Tuesday said armed men hijacked one of its planes, forced the pilot to fly to an unused airstrip before making off with the cargo.
Super Eagles Captain Ahmed Musa has pleaded with the senior national team coaches to continue to give young players chance to show what they can do for the country.

Ahmed Musa urges Gernot Rohr to keep faith with current young sqaud

The Al Nassr of Saudi Arabia winger however urged the Super Eagles Coach Gernot Rohr to keep faith with youngsters who are on good form.
Trabzonspor midfielder Mikel Obi has labelled Real Madrid playmaker a lazy player.

Mikel Obi: Eden Hazard is a lazy player

Mikel who won the Champions League, the Europa League, the Premier League twice and three FA Cups during his 11 years at Chelsea played alongside the Belgian captain for five seasons before he joined Tianjin TEDA in 2017.

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Governor Lalong condemns killings in Plateau

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The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State, Chief David Lyon, sends his heartfelt thanks to party members for their overwhelming support for his candidature during the primary election on September 4 in Yenagoa

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Lassa fever: Four suspected cases recorded in Adamawa

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Kano governor seeks approval for N15 billion loan to fund free education

Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has asked for the approval of the State House of Assembly to borrow N15billion from Guaranty Trust Bank in the name of the 44 local governments of the state to run his government’s free education policy.