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Iraq attacks US embassy in Baghdad

Six Iraqis including two police officers were killed and scores were wounded in Baghdad and other cities on Monday in clashes with security forces, medical and security sources said, as anti-government unrest resumed after a lull of several weeks.
Yoruba World Congress (YWC), an umbrella body of all Yoruba socio-cultural groups, has threatened to hold a peaceful protest in support of the recently launched Western Nigeria Security Network code-named Amotekun.

Amotekun: We won’t succumb to blackmail – Southwest governors

The Six South West governors, weekend, declared that they will not “capitulate to blackmail” from within or outside the region, and reaffirmed that the South West security initiative, Amotekun, is neither a regional army nor an ethnic agenda aimed at obliterating and undermining national cohesion.
The inauguration of the much-talked about South West security outfit, Operation Amotekun, is about to begin at the Oyo State Governor’s Office, State Secretariat in Agodi, Ibadan.

Afenifere: Amotekun targeted at Miyetti Allah

The Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, has declared that Amotekun is targeted at Miyetti Allah if the group’s intention is to trouble Yorubaland.

We’ll deal with all threats – Service chiefs

Against the background of the Federal Government’s decision to declare South-West’s security outfit codenamed Amotekun illegal, President Muhammadu Buhari met with service chiefs on Friday, at the end of which they vowed to deal with threats and keep the country safe.
Coming under the umbrella of the Western Nigeria Security Network (WNSN), Operation Amotekun is an initiative of the six governors in the southwest zone 5

Amotekun: Southern, middle belt forum criticise federal government declaration

The Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum has condemned the decision of the federal government to declare Amotekun, a security outfit set up by South-west governments, illegal.
Iranians have gathered in the streets of Tehran to demand the resignation of Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei after the regime admitted it had mistakenly shot down a civilian passenger plane.

Iranian protesters demand Ayatollah’s resignation over downing of Ukrainian jet

Iranians have gathered in the streets of Tehran to demand the resignation of Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei after the regime admitted it had mistakenly shot down a civilian passenger plane.
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Nigeria police to probe misconduct of men

Commissioner of Police Ahmed Abdurrahman, who addressed reporters on Monday, said the officers beat up a civilian, Justice Obasi, on January 4, in Kenyatta Uwani.
Canadian Defense Minister Harjit Sajjan is reported to have said early Saturday that Canada temporarily suspended a Canada-commanding NATO training mission in Iraq.

Canada warns nationals not to travel to Middle East

Due to tensions generated by the U.S.’s assassination of Iranian top general, Qassem Soleimani, Canada on Saturday updated a travel advisory for its citizens travelling to the Middle East.

Police pursue al-Shabab militants in vast forest

Kenyan police said Saturday they are pursuing a group of al-Shabab militants believed to have crossed into vast Boni Forest in the coastal Lamu county in Kenya.
The Nigeria Police Command in Rivers says it intercepted and arrested two fake soldiers allegedly involved in a robbery operation within new Port Harcourt GRA on Wednesday.

Police: ‘Herdsmen’ nabbed while robbing on highway

Three persons suspected to be herdsmen were on Friday arrested while robbing commuters along Usho road in Ise Ekiti, the police said.

US removes Sudan from religious freedom blacklist

The United States on Friday lifted fast-changing Sudan from a blacklist for religious freedom violations as it issued warnings to Nigeria, Cuba and Nicaragua.

IPPIS: ASUU condemns federal government for spreading ‘fake news’

Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has condemned the Federal Government for allegedly spreading fake news in Nigeria, describing the federal government as the greatest promoter of fake news over its claim that it has enrolled over 39,000 lecturers on the controversial Integrated Personnel Payroll and Information System, IPPIS.
Sudanese women's football faced an uphill battle after the country adopted Islamic sharia law in 1983, six years before then-brigadier Omar al-Bashir seized power in an Islamist-backed coup (AFP Photo-Ashraf SHAZLY)

Sudan’s first female football stars push for women’s rights

Within months of Sudan’s first women’s football league kicking off, the championship’s emerging stars are being hailed as icons for equal rights in a country transitioning to civilian rule.
Thousands of angry and frustrated Rohingya refugees marked the second anniversary of their exodus from Myanmar into Bangladesh on Sunday by demanding their citizenship and other rights in the country they fled from.

Rohingya refugee crisis in key dates

The Myanmar military launched a ferocious crackdown against its Rohingya Muslim population in 2017, driving around 740,000 into neighbouring Bangladesh.

Stakeholders strategies to disarm, re-orient repentant terrorists

Security stakeholders have been urged to chart a roadmap for the disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration (DDR) of the repentant and captured Boko haram terrorists in the North East.
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 provides free medical services to community in Ondo

The Nigerian Army on Sunday provided free medical services to people of Ugbo community in Ilaje Local Government area of Ondo State.

Bayelsa/Kogi guber: Uche Secondus asks military to allow electorate to vote their choice

National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, has called on security agencies, particularly the military, to allow the people of Bayelsa and Kogi states to vote their choice in tomorrow’s governorship election.

US calls for peaceful, free, transparent elections in Kogi, Bayelsa

The U.S. government has called for a free and fair election in the upcoming gubernatorial eletions in Kogi and Bayelsa, stating that it would be paying close attentions to electoral offenders.

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Lassa fever: NMA faults Nigeria’s preparedness for disease outbreaks

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has described the recent outbreak of Lassa fever across the country as a reflection of the abysmally low level of preparedness in handling infectious diseases, especially viral hemorrhagic fever, at all levels of healthcare delivery.
Yoruba World Congress (YWC), an umbrella body of all Yoruba socio-cultural groups, has threatened to hold a peaceful protest in support of the recently launched Western Nigeria Security Network code-named Amotekun.

MURIC: Amotekun should not target any group for victimization

THE Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) yesterday advised the South-west states Governors that the new security organization code name Amotekun should not lean towards any religion or target any ethnic group for victimization.

PANDEF: Federal government should overhaul security architecture

Pan Niger Delta Forum, the South-South regional group in it’s reaction, said the Federal Government should immediately overhaul the nation’s security architecture and apparatus.
China has sent 450 military medical staff, including professionals who have experience in the fight against SARS or Ebola, to the novel coronavirus hardest-hit city of Wuhan.

China sends medics to Wuhan as coronavirus death toll rises to 80

Hundreds of medics are being sent to help deal with a rising number of cases of the new coronavirus in China’s central metropolis of Wuhan, health authorities said on Monday.

Full list of no-go areas for motorcycles, tricycles in Lagos

The Lagos State Government on Monday banned okada and tricycle riders in six Local Governments, nine Local Council Development Areas, LCDAs, major highways and bridges in the state.