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Boko Haram kills six traders in Borno ambush

Boko Haram fighters killed six traders when they ambushed a convoy of lorries under military escort in northeast Nigeria, a civilian militia member and a local resident said on Thursday.
A 39-year old Nigerian woman Eunice Atuejide has said President Muhammadu Buhari must not be allowed to continue in office beyond May 2019 - Twitter

Eunice Atuejide: President Buhari must not be allowed to continue beyond 2019

A 39-year old Nigerian woman Eunice Atuejide has said President Muhammadu Buhari must not be allowed to continue in office beyond May 2019.

Reports: UK to spend $6 million on policing for Donald Trump’s visit due to...

UK is to spend 6.6 million dollars on provision of police protection for U.S. President Donald Trump during his visit to the United Kingdom, as London expects anti-Trump protests, media reported on Monday.

UN: Over 500,000 people killed annually by small arms

More than 500,000 people are killed annually by revolvers, pistols, assault rifles, machine guns and other similar weapons, a new UN report, ‘Small Arms Survey’, has found.

Al Shabaab fighters seize town in central Somalia – residents

Somalia’s militant Islamist group al Shabaab has retaken a small town in the centre of the country after it was abandoned by government troops, residents said on Saturday.

Belgium police attacker ‘killed someone day before’

A fourth person was killed by a Belgian gunman the day before he went on to shoot dead two police officers and a civilian.

Two feared killed in violence at Bayelsa university

At least two persons were on Tuesday feared killed while others were injured following a clash between the police and protesters at the Niger Delta University (NDU), Amasoma, in Bayelsa State.

Turkey to arrest 101 soldiers over alleged links to coup attempt

Turkish prosecutors issued arrest warrants for 101 members of the air force, including one general and several colonels, over suspected links to the organisation of a religious leader blamed for the 2016 coup attempt, state-run Anadolu news agency reported.

UN Envoy: There is a veiled vision to divide Yemen

Al-Sayyad's comments come after a crisis over the island of Socotra, southwest of Yemen. The UAE deployed 300 soldiers, along with tanks and artillery, to the famed UNESCO World Heritage Site at the beginning of May.

Professor Sagay: Current Senate worst in Nigeria’s history

The Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), said on Thursday he could not wait for the current Senate, which he described as the worst since 1999, to go next year.

Rebel professor among 10 killed in Indian Kashmir

Indian soldiers shot dead five Kashmir militants including a rebel university teacher in a gunfight Sunday that triggered protests in which five civilians were killed.

Armed groups in South Sudan release more child soldiers released

No fewer than 200 children have been released by armed groups in South Sudan, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said.

Why Donald Trump invited Nigeria’s Buhari to the White House

President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria will meet Donald Trump in Washington on April 30 to discuss issues including “fighting terrorism” and economic growth, the White House announced Sunday.

UN: CAR clashes leave 1 dead, dozens injured

The UN said one civilian was killed and dozens of peacekeepers, civilians and militia fighters were injured during an operation against armed groups in Central African Republic (CAR) on Sunday.

Sierra Leone’s new leader Maada Bio starts work as president

Sierra Leone's new president, the opposition challenger Julius Maada Bio, on Thursday began work on the transition of power after being declared winner of a bitterly-contested election run-off.

Amnesty calls on Mali to probe extrajudicial killings

Amnesty International on Tuesday called on authorities in Mali to investigate extrajudicial killings following the discovery last week of a mass grave containing six bodies.

Eighteen Palestinians confirmed killed in Gaza border protests

The number of Palestinian protesters killed during clashes along the Gaza border with Israel has risen to 18, after a man shot in the stomach succumbed to his wounds on Monday.

Archbishop Obinna: I’ll never support Governor Okorocha’s third term agenda

The Metropolitan Archbishop of Owerri Ecclesiastical Diocese, Imo State, Rev. Anthony J.V. Obinna, has declared that he is not afraid of arrest, even as he stated for the first time that the state Governor Rochas Okorocha’s regime for the past seven years came as a default as a result of the arrogance of former governor Ikedi Ohakim in 2011.

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Governorship candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, in the 2015 election in Abia State, Dr.Alex Otti , said he had forgiven the former spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Olisa Metuh, for the role he played during the collation of the results of the election at the INEC collation centre , Umuahia , in 2015.
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