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NAF fighter jets destroys terrorists conference hall, kills scores in Borno

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) said its Air Task Force (ATF), under Operation LAFIYA DOLE, has killed several terrorists at their hideout in Ngoske, on the fringes of the Sambisa Forest.
Miller Chizema walked through the forest near his home and came across a pile of freshly-cut logs - a sight that spurred the 82-year-old villager to dismay and anger.

Zimbabwe turns to charcoal for cooking as power outages bite

Miller Chizema walked through the forest near his home and came across a pile of freshly-cut logs - a sight that spurred the 82-year-old villager to dismay and anger.
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Two female victims abducted in Niger Republic, rescued in Katsina

The Katsina State police command on Saturday says it has rescued two females abducted in the neighbouring country of Niger Republic.

Kogi guber: PDP cries out over sporadic gunshots by governor’s aide

The People’s Democratic Party in Takete-Ide has accused a media aide to Kogi State Governor, Kingsley Femi Fanwo, of harassing innocent indigenes of the community with sporadic gunshots and threats of arrest.
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Police nab notorious kidnapper, rescue 13-year-old, 7 other captives in Kaduna

Kaduna Police Command has arrested a notorious kidnapper after rescuing a 13-year-old boy and seven other victims in two separate operation in Rigasa, Maguzawa and Gurguzu Forests all in Kaduna State.

Scores killed as army raids criminal hideouts

In one of the raids on suspected criminals’ den in Gindin Dutse Village and Rijana Forest of Birnin Gwari and Kachia LGAs of Kaduna State, five bandits said to be terrorising the area were neutralised while a 12-year-old boy, Rabe Abubakar, was rescued by troops.
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’s raids records successes nationwide

The Nigerian Army says its troops have continued to raid the hideouts of criminal insurgents, bandits, kidnappers and other criminal elements nationwide with remarkable successes.
The Nigerian Army on Monday dismissed as ‘untrue’ social media reports indicating the closure of the Maiduguri-Monguno Road.

Nigerian Army: Seven terrorists killed, eight others crippled by own IEDs in Borno

The Nigerian Army has said that seven terrorists died when their vehicle stepped on Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) they planted for troops in Lamba’a forest along Jakana-Mainok road in Borno.
The Sengwer, an indigenous hunter-gatherer community in western Kenya, presented a petition Monday morning to the government in Nairobi demanding the return and protection of what they call their ancestral lands.

Kenya’s Sengwer people demand recognition of ‘ancestral land’

The Sengwer, an indigenous hunter-gatherer community in western Kenya, presented a petition Monday morning to the government in Nairobi demanding the return and protection of what they call their ancestral lands. The community says it faces threats of eviction as Kenya's government takes over conservation of the country's forests and water supplies.
Managing Director, Sapele Integrated Industries Ltd (SIIL), Chief Ede Dafinone, has called on Nigerians to show respect to nature by preserving trees and forests and thereby salvage generations yet unborn.

Nigerians urged to respect nature by preserving trees, forests

Managing Director, Sapele Integrated Industries Ltd (SIIL), Chief Ede Dafinone, has called on Nigerians to show respect to nature by preserving trees and forests and thereby salvage generations yet unborn.

Bandits release 14 victims held captive for 44 days

Bandits have released another batch of 15 people they kidnapped from Katsina State as part of the peace deal with the state government.
Arsenal head coach Unai Emery is confident he can find room for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and Nicolas Pepe in the same team.

Rob Holding: Arsenal players to vote for new club captain

Arsenal manager Unai Emery has asked his players to vote for their preferred choices as captain as he rebuilds his five-strong leadership group, according to defender Rob Holding.
Syridio Dusabumuremyi, a prominent opposition politician in Rwanda, has been stabbed to death, BBC reports quoting the victim’s FDU-Inkingi party.

Rwanda opposition politician stabbed to death

Syridio Dusabumuremyi, a prominent opposition politician in Rwanda, has been stabbed to death, BBC reports quoting the victim’s FDU-Inkingi party.
Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State says the state government is determined to implement the RUGA project, meant to resettle herders and boost economic activities.

Kano governor seeks stakeholders collaboration in community policing

Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has called on all stakeholders to join hands to ensure the success of the community policing initiative to ensure safe and secure communities.‎

30 kidnap victims including 12 children freed in Katsina

Thirty kidnap victims including 12 children and 18 women have been freed from their captivity by armed bandits in Katsina State.
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Kano governor receives report on Ruga settlements

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State says the state government is determined to implement the RUGA project, meant to resettle herdsmen and boost economic activities.
The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it arrested 178 illicit drugs offenders in Sokoto State, out of which 29 persons were convicted in 2018.

NDLEA arrests 21 ‘drug peddlers’ in Taraba

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Taraba Command, has arrested 21 suspected drug dealers with a total seizure of 299.6 kg of assorted illicit drugs.
At least 33 Boko Haram militants were killed by Nigerian troops in a gunfight on Sunday, according to military sources on Tuesday.

Official: 12 killed in southeast Niger Boko Haram attack

The attack on Friday night in the border district of Gueskerou is the latest to hit the Diffa region near Lake Chad, which is crisscrossed by fighter groups and traffickers.

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General Buratai tasks officers on improvement on current successes

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai has tasked officers and commanders of Nigerian Army units and formations to ensure improvement on current operational successes in 2020.
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Governor Sule, Senator Al-Makura deny friction over alleged inherited debts

Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State and his predecessor, Sen. Umaru Al-Makura, have denied rumours of a rift between them over alleged inherited debt.
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Rivers deputy governor condemns raping, killing of women by pirates

Dr Ipalibo Harry Banigo, the Rivers State Deputy Governor, has condemned the criminal acts and the backdrop of incessant attacks on Seafarers on the Port Harcourt-Onne-Bonny route leading to the loss of lives, properties and the raping of women by sea pirates in the coastal waters.
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Joe Aribo: Austin Okocha, Osaze Odemwingie influenced my decision to play for Super Eagles

Joe Aribo says his decision to represent Nigeria on the international scene was inspired by the legendary duo, Austin Okocha and Osaze Odemwingie.

Boko Haram: ICC may open war crime investigations in Nigeria next year

The International Criminal Court (ICC) may open investigations into alleged rights abuses in the decade-long Boko Haram insurgency in northeast Nigeria, Netsanet Belay, Amnesty International’s Research and Advocacy Director, has said.