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I paid N3 million ransom before I was freed by kidnappers – doctor

Azubuike Iheanacho, the medical doctor that was kidnapped in Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State, has revealed that he had to pay a ransom before the abductors freed him.
A member of the Amhara Special Forces looks on as he holds his rifle at the 5th Battalion of the Northern Command of the Ethiopian Army in Dansha, Ethiopia. EDUARDO SOTERAS - AFP

Ethiopia says military operation in Tigray region is over, hunt for Tigray leaders begins

The police late on Saturday issued arrest warrants for 17 more military officers charged with crimes in connection with the conflict that include treason and embezzlement of public properties, state-affiliated Fana TV reported. They add to the 117 warrants issued for senior military officers it says are connected to TPLF since the conflict broke out.
A member of the Amhara Special Forces looks on as he holds his rifle at the 5th Battalion of the Northern Command of the Ethiopian Army in Dansha, Ethiopia. EDUARDO SOTERAS - AFP

Ethiopian military has taken ‘full control’ of Tigray capital – government

Ethiopian federal forces have taken "full control" of the Tigray region's capital Mekelle, the prime minister and the military's chief of staff said on Saturday evening.
On-loan Liverpool winger Sheyi Ojo scored and weighed in with an assist as Cardiff City thumped Luton Town 4-0 in the Championship on Saturday.

On-loan Liverpool winger Sheyi Ojo stars in Cardiff rout

The Bluebirds were already 3-0 up when the wideman found the net in the 82nd minute following goals from Sean Morrison, Mark Harris and Kieffer Moore during thoroughly one-sided affair in which the hosts took a two-goal lead after nine minutes.
The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Gunmen shoot dead cleric in Ekiti

Unknown gunmen on Friday night shot dead a cleric, Revd. Johnson Oladimeji along Igbara-Odo-Ikere-Ekiti road in Ikere local government area of Ekiti State.
FILE PHOTO- A view shows a street in Mekelle, Tigray region of northern Ethiopia December 10, 2018. REUTERS-Maggie Fick-File Photo

Ethiopian forces begin offensive on Tigray capital

Ethiopian government forces began an offensive to capture the regional capital Mekelle in the rebellious northern Tigray region on Saturday, said a diplomat in direct contact with residents, and the leader of Tigrayan forces.
Dozens of rallies are planned on Saturday against a new French law that would restrict sharing images of police, only days after the country was shaken by footage showing officers beating and racially abusing a Black man.

France gears for more security law protests amid police violence

Dozens of rallies are planned on Saturday against a new French law that would restrict sharing images of police, only days after the country was shaken by footage showing officers beating and racially abusing a Black man.
Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti believes Alex Iwobi needs more confidence to play in the wingback position for Everton.

Carlo Ancelotti: Alex Iwobi needs confidence to play in wingback position for Everton

Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti believes Alex Iwobi needs more confidence to play in the wingback position for Everton.
Chelsea are reportedly to open talks with Bayern Munich star, David Alaba, in the New Year.

Chelsea to ‘start talks with David Alaba’ as defender set to quit Bayern Munich

The Bundesliga giants have taken the offer of a new contract off the table ahead of his deal expiring in the summer.
Pirates boarded St Kitts flagged general cargo vessel MILAN (IMO 8113619) 14nm NNM near the Pennington Terminal in Nigeria while it was in transit from Escravos to Douala, Cameroon, and abducted 10 crew.

Pirates abduct 10 crew members onboard vessel transiting from Escravos

Pirates boarded St Kitts flagged general cargo vessel MILAN (IMO 8113619) 14nm NNM near the Pennington Terminal in Nigeria while it was in transit from Escravos to Douala, Cameroon, and abducted 10 crew.
Zlatan Ibrahimović has signed a new one-year deal to stay with Milan for the 2020-21 season.

Swedish FA: Zlatan Ibrahimovic in talks about restarting international career

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is in talks with Sweden head coach Janne Andersson about a potential return to the national team, the Swedish Football Association said Thursday.
Argentine police and fans who were lined up to see the casket of soccer icon Diego Maradona clashed on Thursday as authorities moved to shut down access to the Casa Rosada presidential palace ahead of a planned 4pm shutoff for the public wake.

Argentina fans, police clash over access to Maradona wake

Argentine police and fans who were lined up to see the casket of soccer icon Diego Maradona clashed on Thursday as authorities moved to shut down access to the Casa Rosada presidential palace ahead of a planned 4pm (1900 GMT) shutoff for the public wake.
Marseille manager Andre Villas-Boas has called on FIFA to retire the number 10 shirt from the game to honour Argentine great Diego Maradona, who died aged 60 on Wednesday after suffering a heart attack.

Napoli to ‘rename’ stadium after Diego Maradona

Napoli are considering renaming their stadium in memory of Diego Maradona after the club legend died aged 60.
The number of deaths from the coronavirus in the U.S. has surpassed a quarter of a million, according to data logged Wednesday morning on worldometer.info.

Coronavirus: Global infections cross 60 million milestone

The number of coronavirus infections worldwide has hit 60 million, nearly a year since the highly infectious disease began spreading around the globe.
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, has said that more private and public sector collaboration will be encouraged as Nigeria steps up effort to realise its target of boosting domestic gas utilisation.

Timipre Sylva: Nigerians should be proud of fuel imports from Niger Republic

Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, says Nigerians should be proud that the Federal Government is set to resume the importation of petroleum products from neighbouring Niger Republic.
The Defence Headquarters says troops of Operation Accord have arrested 11 illegal miners and eliminated scores of bandits on Nov. 21 in parts of Zamfara and Katsina States.

Troops comb criminal hideouts in Edo, seek information

As part of efforts to checkmate the raging instances of crime and criminalities in Edo state, the Nigerian Army has begun Operation Crocodile Smile VI combing criminal hideouts and arresting suspects, and recovering arms and ammunition.
Former President Goodluck Jonathan has thanked Nigerians from different walks of life, who visited him on Friday in his Abuja residence to honour him on the occasion of his 63rd birthday.

Ex-President Jonathan thanks governors, others on his birthday

The guests, which included his former aides as well as serving and former Governors from both the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), prayed for him and thanked him for the good things he has continued to do to promote peace and the image of the country since leaving office.
Defending champions Enyimba of Aba secured hard-fought 2-1 win over Abia Warriors in matchday 19 of the Nigeria professional football league on Sunday.

Enyimba players, officials undergo coronavirus test ahead CAF Champions League trip

Players and officials of Enyimba International on Sunday underwent Covid-19 tests as the People’s Elephant prepared for trip to Burkina Faso for their CAF Champions League Preliminary Round first leg match against Rahimo, just as Godwin Nosike has joined the coaching crew of the two time African Champions.

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Seventy-five members of the Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorist groups have been killed by the military across the North East in the last six weeks.

Troops raid terrorists’ hideouts, eliminate five in Borno

Troops of Operation Fire Ball have eliminated five Boko Haram (BHT)/ISWAP terrorists and recovered a cache of arms and ammunition as well as bags of assorted grains in recent attacks on their hideouts in Borno.
Briefing State House Correspondents on Wednesday after the virtual FEC meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja, the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fasola, and Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, gave breakdowns of the approvals.

President Buhari condemns ‘insane’ killing of farmers by Boko Haram in Borno

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed grief over the killing of farmers on rice fields at Zabarmari in Jere Local Government of Borno, describing the terrorist killings as insane.
The Bible Society of Nigeria (BSN) on has announced the appointment of Pastor Samuel Sanusi as its new General Secretary- Chief Executive Officer-Designate.

Bible Society appoints new CEO-designate

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Kidnap

I paid N3 million ransom before I was freed by kidnappers – doctor

Azubuike Iheanacho, the medical doctor that was kidnapped in Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State, has revealed that he had to pay a ransom before the abductors freed him.
The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Men’s World Cup served off its first spins on Friday, November 13 and there was a shocking loss for Nigeria’s best table tennis player, Quadri Aruna, who was beaten by Slovenian Darko Jorgic.

Aruna Quadri records third league victory with TTC in German Bundesliga

Aruna Quadri returned to winning ways with TTC RhönSprudel Fulda-Maberzell (TTC) in the Table Tennis Bundesliga as the Nigerian was instrumental to his team’s 3-1 win over TTC OE Bad Homburg at the weekend.