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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Thursday that evidence indicates an Iranian missile downed a Ukrainian jetliner on Wednesday and that the strike may have been unintentional.

History of planes brought down by missiles since 1973

The jetliner, a Boeing 737 operated by Ukraine International Airlines, went down on the outskirts of Tehran during takeoff on Wednesday, January 8, just hours after Iran launched a barrage of missiles at US forces in Iraq.
Thousands of angry and frustrated Rohingya refugees marked the second anniversary of their exodus from Myanmar into Bangladesh on Sunday by demanding their citizenship and other rights in the country they fled from.

Rohingya refugee crisis in key dates

The Myanmar military launched a ferocious crackdown against its Rohingya Muslim population in 2017, driving around 740,000 into neighbouring Bangladesh.
Al-Shabab fighters stormed a Somali government building in Mogadishu on Saturday, with at least four people killed in the suicide car bomb attack by the armed group and an ensuing gunfight.

Somalia files complaint to UN against Kenya over airspace violation

Somalia has protested what it said is the violation of its airspace by Kenya after an aircraft flew from Nairobi directly to Kismayu instead of first landing in the capital Mogadishu.
Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta and Mohamed Farmaajo of Somalia say they have agreed to normalise relations between the two sides, but fell short of a deal on the simmering maritime dispute.

Kenya, Somalia take first step to normalise relations

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta and Mohamed Farmaajo of Somalia say they have agreed to normalise relations between the two sides, but fell short of a deal on the simmering maritime dispute.

Ex-AGF: Why we did not challenge the Bakassi handover at ICJ

Nigeria did not challenge the International Court of Justice (ICJ) judgment which ceded the Bakassi Peninsula to Cameroon because it would have made the country look “irresponsible” in the comity of nations, Mohammed Bello Adoke has said.

Xenophobia: Nigeria can drag South Africa to ICJ, ICC for compensation – Akin Oyebode

Prof. Akin Oyebode, a professor of International Law, on Monday said Nigeria can establish a legal case against South Africa at the International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague if it fails to pay compensation for the killing of Nigerians during the xenophobic attacks in that country.
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan. REUTERS-Aly Song-Pool

Pakistan warns of possible war with India

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has asked the world community to take notice of Indian moves to change the status of the disputed Kashmir region, and warned that Islamabad and New Delhi could go to war if India repeats a military strike inside his country.

Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir charged with corruption

Sudan’s ex-president Omar al-Bashir was on Thursday formally charged with corruption, following the completion of an investigation by state prosecutors.

Bakassi youths demand compensation from federal government

Youths from Bakassi Local Government Area of Cross River have demanded that Federal Government pay them compensation for the loss of Bakassi and 76 oil wells.

Cross River lawmaker urges federal government to establish Bakassi commission

A lawmaker in the Cross River House of Assembly, Dr Ekpo Ekpo-Bassey, has called on the Federal Government to establish the Bakassi Rehabilitation Commission in a bid properly alleviate the plight of the Bakassi returnees.

Israeli forces kill Palestinian in West Bank raid

Israeli soldiers have shot dead a Palestinian man and wounded at least three others during an overnight raid in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian health officials said.

Governor Ortom: Shooting ballot box snatchers can lead to prosecution by ICC

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom yesterday warned the military against obeying instruction by President Muhammadu Buhari to shoot ballot box snatchers, saying it may lead to prosecution by the International Court of Justice (ICC).

Femi Falana drags Cameroon to African Commission over trial of 47 asylum seekers in...

Nigeria’s foremost human rights lawyer Femi Falana SAN has dragged the government of Cameroon to the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights in Banjul, The Gambia over the impending trial of 47 asylum seekers and naturalised Nigerians.

Tijjani Bande: Nigeria has demonstrated respect for rule of law

Nigeria has consistently demonstrated respect for the rule of law at both the national and international levels, the Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the UN, Amb. Tijjani Bande said.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on April 02, 2008 former Bolivian president Carlos Mesa speaks during the II Academic Summit of Former Presidents and Vice Presidents in La Paz.Bolivian ex-president Carlos Mesa launched on October 6, 2018, his candidacy for the 2019 presidential elections in which he will face ruling president Evo Morales, who is seeking a fourth consecutive re-election. / AFP PHOTO / Aizar RALDES

Bolivia’s Carlos Mesa launches 2019 election bid

Bolivian ex-president Carlos Mesa on Saturday launched his candidacy for the 2019 election, in which he will face Evo Morales who will be seeking his fourth consecutive term.

Iran vows to overcome US economic sanctions

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Thursday vowed Iran will overcome U.S. economic sanctions against the country.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in May. (J. Scott Applewhite-AP)

Mike Pompeo: US terminating 1955 Treaty of Amity with Iran

The U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, said on Wednesday that the U.S. is terminating the 1955 Treaty of Amity with Iran.

Nigeria urges states with nuclear weapons to dismantle, renounce them

Nigeria has urged nuclear weapons capable States to dismantle and renounce them to avoid catastrophic consequences on humanity.

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Paraguay’s president contracts dengue fever amid outbreak

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NAF: We’re not recruiting

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The immediate past Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, SAN.

Malabu scandal: Lack of service of charge stalls Bello Adoke’s arraignment

Planned arraignment of the immediate past Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, SAN, on corruption charges, was stalled on Wednesday due to failure of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to serve copies of the charge on the defendants.
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Governor Fintiri: I’ll probe Mohammed Bindow’s administration, local councils

The governor of Adamawa State, Ahmadu Fintiri, has said he would soon step on toes by probing the Mohammed Bindow-led-All Progressives Congress government from the state to local government levels.
Kwara State Governor Abdulraham Abdulrazaq

Pensioners hail Kwara governor for prompt payment

Kwara state pensioners have hailed Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq for timely payments of their entitlements since he assumed office in May last year.