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Amnesty International

Amnesty: Military burning villagers’ houses, detaining innocent people in Northeast

Amnesty International, on Friday, alleged that the Nigerian military is deploying unlawful tactics, including the forcible displacement and detention of villagers in its purported fight against insurgency in the North-East.
Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari

Femi Adesina: Nigeria would have been dead, gone

Femi Adesina, President Muhammadu Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, has said that Nigeria would have been dead and gone if not for the election of his principal in 2015.
President Muhammadu Buhari has alerted of the threat that the Libyan instability is losing to lives in the Sahel and the Sub-Sahara Africa. 4

President Buhari pledges to stand by Burkina Faso after attacks

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Burkina Faso of Nigeria’s and other West African countries’ solidarity after it was attacked by suspected terrorists.

Bayelsa/Kogi elections: SERAP seeks ICC probe of APC, PDP officials over violence

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked the International Criminal Court (ICC) “to investigate whether the persistent crimes of corruption, violence, and killings during elections in Nigeria, most recently in Bayelsa and Kogi states, and the repeated failure of the Nigerian authorities to address the crimes amount to violence against Nigerians and crimes against humanity within the jurisdiction of the ICC.”

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.
Crvena Zvezda, Olympiacos and GNK Dinamo are now in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League, with the last three play-offs decided on Wednesday.

Italy asks UEFA to reconsider 2020 Champions League final in Turkey

Italy’s Sports Minister Vincenzo Spadafora has urged European football governing body UEFA to reconsider the decision to play next year’s Champions League final in Istanbul after Turkey’s bloody offensive against the Kurds in northern Syria.
At least 33 Boko Haram militants were killed by Nigerian troops in a gunfight on Sunday, according to military sources on Tuesday.

Report: Boko Haram insurgency returning to pre-2015 levels

The Boko Haram crisis is worsening and returning to pre-2015 levels when the insurgents held territories in the north-east, a report by SB Morgen says.
Fighting between a militia allied with Libya's internationally recognised government fight and two rival groups left some families trapped in their homes [Hani Amara-Reuters]

Libya urges ‘effective’ UN action to end Tripoli violence

Libya's internationally recognised government has called on the UN to take "concrete and effective" action to protect civilians and halt fighting near the capital that has killed more than 100 people since late August.

ICC to rule in war crimes appeal by ex-Congolese VP

International judges will on Friday hand down a verdict in the appeal of disgraced former Congolese vice-president Jean-Pierre Bemba, fighting his conviction for war crimes and an 18-year jail term.

Death toll from Cameroon clashes rises to 32

The death toll from a firefight in an English-speaking region of Cameroon shaken by an armed separatist campaign stands at 32, including five "hostages," the government said.

Facebook defines terrorism on platform

Facebook Inc has revealed it had deleted and put a warning label on 1.9 million pieces of extremist content related to ISIS or al-Qaeda in the first three months of the year, as well as also published its internal definition of terrorism for the first time on Monday.

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Greece boosts border patrols as Turkey says will release refugees

Greece on Friday boosted border patrols after Turkey said it would no longer prevent refugees from going to Europe, officials said.
Pope Francis Sunday railed against atomic weapons, the nuclear deterrent and the growing arms trade, as he paid tribute to the victims of the “unspeakable horror” of the Nagasaki bomb.

Pope cancels more official appointments over cold

Pope Francis postponed his official appointments Friday and was working from home, the Vatican said, a day after cancelling a scheduled appearance at mass because of “a mild ailment”.
Luigi Di Maio said ‘jackals’ speculating on masks and disinfectant would be severely punished. Francesco Fotia-AGF-Rex-Shutterstock

Italy urges tourists not to cancel trips because of coronavirus outbreak

Italy urged tourists spooked by the new coronavirus Thursday not to stay away, but efforts to reassure the world it was managing the outbreak were overshadowed by a sharp rise in case numbers.

NGO adopts first primary school in Ilorin with N100 million development fund

A non-governmental organization in Ilorin, Kwara state, Waziri Gobir Foundation, has offered to adopt the first primary school in Ilorin Emirate, Okesuna Local Government Education Authority School A and B, Ilorin.
​Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius has pleaded with the Premier League club to cancel his contract when the season ends so that he can join Turkish club Besiktas on a permanent basis this summer.

Goalkeeper begs Liverpool to cancel contract to pave way for free move to Turkish...

​Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius has pleaded with the Premier League club to cancel his contract when the season ends so that he can join Turkish club Besiktas on a permanent basis this summer.