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Spanish airforce personnel carry the coffins with the bodies of Spanish journalists David Beriain and Roberto Fraile and Irish ONG chief Rory Young, killed in eastern Burkina Faso, after arriving in the Torrejon de Ardoz air base on 30 April, 2021. JAVIER SORIANO / AFP

Bodies of Europeans killed in Burkina Faso repatriated

The bodies of two Spanish journalists and an Irish wildlife activist killed during an anti-poaching patrol in Burkina Faso were repatriated early on Friday aboard a military plane.

Mali army probes jihadist prisoners death

The Malian army has ordered an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of three jihadist prisoners while they were being transferred to a military camp, Mali’s armed forces said on Saturday.

Jihadist group claims killings of French soldiers who died in Mali blast

An al-Qaeda-linked jihadist group has claimed responsibility for an attack that killed two French soldiers in Mali.
Two French soldiers with the anti-jihadist Barkhane force in Mali were killed Saturday when their armoured vehicle hit an improvised explosive device, the French presidency said.

Two French soldiers killed after vehicle hits bomb in Mali

Two French soldiers died when their vehicle hit an improvised explosive device in northeastern Mali on Saturday, just days after three others were killed in similar fashion.
Two French soldiers were killed when their vehicle hit an improvised explosive device in northeastern Mali on Saturday, just days after three others died in similar fashion.

Bomb kills two French soldiers in Mali

Two French soldiers were killed when their vehicle hit an improvised explosive device in northeastern Mali on Saturday, just days after three others died in similar fashion.
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24 Mali soldiers and 17 jihadists die in clashes in East

Twenty-four Malian soldiers and 17 jihadists fighters were killed in clashes in the east of the country, the army said, as security in the West African nation deteriorates further.

UN peacekeeper killed, five wounded in Mali

One peacekeeper was killed and five others were wounded on Sunday when a roadside bomb exploded in strife-torn northeastern Mali, the UN mission MINUSMA said.

95 killed in attack on central Mali village

Ninety-five people in a central Malian village inhabited by the Dogon community were killed by gunmen in an overnight attack, a local official and a security source said on Monday, giving a provisional toll.

Crisis Group urges ‘dialogue’ between Mali government, jihadists

Mali's government should consider "dialogue" with jihadists waging an insurgency in the west African state, the International Crisis Group (ICG) think tank suggested on Tuesday, an idea promptly rejected by Bamako.
Five people, including a pastor died in an attack on a church in Burkina Faso, security and local sources said Monday in a country which has seen a surge in killings blamed on jihadists.

Gunmen kill six during mass in Burkina Faso

Gunmen killed a priest and five parishioners during mass Sunday in an attack on a Catholic church in Dablo, northern Burkina Faso, security sources and a local official said.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel looks on prior to the start of the weekly cabinet meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin, on October 24, 2018. (Photo by Tobias SCHWARZ - AFP)

Angela Merkel promises aid to jihadist-hit Burkina Faso

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has promised aid to strengthen security in jihadist-hit Burkina Faso. Merkel, who also attended a G5 meeting of Sahel country leaders in Ouagadougou, is due in Mali and Niger.

Burkina attack probe focuses on possible ‘G5 Sahel’ target

Burkina and French investigators on Monday pushed ahead with a probe into deadly jihadist attacks last week suspected to have aimed at a major anti-terror meeting.

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UTME: JAMB parades 50-year-old, one other over impersonation

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, Friday, paraded a 50-year old man arrested over impersonation in the ongoing Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations, UTME, registration.
Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have arrested a 23-year-old suspected drug trafficker, Okoguale Douglas, at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

NDLEA: Italy-bound Nigerian excretes 59 wraps of heroin at Abuja airport

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have arrested a 23-year-old suspected drug trafficker, Okoguale Douglas, at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
Aftermath of wanton destruction of lives and properties during #EndSARS protests, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has revealed that Lagos State required a minimum of N1 trillion to reconstruct the wilful extensive damage of properties across the metropolis.

House speaker advocates political ties between Nigeria, Sao Tome & Principe

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, has called for stronger political and socio-economic ties between Nigeria and Sao Tome & Principe in the spirit of African brotherhood.

Nigerian government assures NSC of support to harness solid minerals for economic diversification

The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, has assured the Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC) of the federal government’s support by collaborating with it and the people of Plateau State to harness the state’s rich solid mineral resources’ potential to achieve the much needed diversification of the Nigerian economy.

Supreme Court affirms deregistration of 74 political parties

The Supreme Court has affirmed the deregistration of 74 political parties by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

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The Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday in Abuja.

Nigerian Army urges resident to ignore rhetorics against military

The Nigerian Army has urged Nigerians to ignore the enemies of peace and unity of Nigeria who peddle divisive and subversive rhetorics against the sovereignty of Nigeria and its patriotic army.
Several reports have confirmed that Nigerian musicians Davido and Burna Boy got themselves into an all-out brawl after they met at a popular night club in Accra.

Davido: President Buhari’s supporters will go to hell

Popular Nigerian singer, David Adeleke, better known as Davido, has berated the Federal Government and its supporters concerning the unrest in the country.
FILE PHOTO: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Kiribati's President Taneti Maamau shake hands during a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China January 6, 2020. Mark Schiefelbein/Pool via REUTERS

Kiribati lawmaker: China plans to revive strategic Pacific airstrip

China has drawn up plans to upgrade an airstrip and bridge on one of Kiribati’s remote islands about 3,000km southwest of Hawaii, lawmakers told Reuters, in a bid to revive a site that hosted military aircraft during World War Two.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

AGF: UK to return £4.2 million seized loot to Nigeria soon

The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, on Monday, said the Federal Government of Nigeria has been working tirelessly to ensure the return of looted Nigerian assets kept outside the country’s territorial boundaries.

Kano Hisbah board sacks top official for luring housewife to hotel

The Kano State Hisbah Board yesterday sacked a top official allegedly found with a married woman in a hotel room in the Sabon Gari area of the state.