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Taliban kill 25 Afghan soldiers in ambush

Around 25 Afghan army soldiers died when their convoy was ambushed by Taliban fighters in Afghanistan’s northern Faryab province, officials said on Tuesday.

French envoy: International community not aiding Boko Haram

Outgoing French Ambassador to Nigeria, Denys Gauer, has dismissed insinuations that the continuous attacks by Boko Haram terrorists in the North East, in spite of international presence, meant the insurgents had the backing of the international community.

Death toll from Guatemala volcano eruption rises to 99

Explosions boomed from Guatemala's fearsome Fuego volcano Wednesday, unleashing fresh torrents of mud and ash down slopes, as the death toll from a previous eruption rose to at least 99.

Strong aftershock as aid starts reaching quake-hit Papua New Guinea

Critical relief supplies are finally flowing into areas of Papua New Guinea devastated by a strong earthquake, Prime Minister Peter O'Neill said, as another 6.7-magnitude tremor rocked the region Wednesday.

Earthquake kills 18 in Papua New Guinea

Eighteen people have been killed as a fresh magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck Papua New Guinea’s mountainous Southern Highlands, on Wednesday.

Ndoma-Egba family matriarch dies at 91

The matriarch of what might be one of the most prominent families in Cross River State, Elder (Mrs.) Adeline Ndoma-Egba, has died leaving what some say is a void in the community’s charitable activities.

Trials of Boko Haram suspects to be held behind closed doors

Trials of Boko Haram suspects in Nigeria will take place behind closed doors with no media present, a justice ministry official with knowledge of the matter told AFP on Friday.

Boko Haram trials to be held behind closed doors

Trials of Boko Haram suspects in Nigeria will take place behind closed doors with no media present, a justice ministry official with knowledge of the matter told AFP on Friday.

CAN is paranoid about Islam – NSCIA

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs has said the Christian Association of Nigeria is being paranoid and intolerant of Islam. It said Muslims in the country had always tolerated Christians but that CAN was showing itself to be “Islamophobic.”

We tolerate Christianity but CAN is Islamophobic – NSCIA

The Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) says Muslims in the country have tolerated Christian ways imposed on them, but that the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) is showing itself to be Islamophobic.

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Expert proffers solution to dearth of healthcare professionals

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Man sentenced to three years in prison for raping 8-year old girl

An Upper Area Court III, Kasuwan Nama in Jos, on Friday, sentenced a 61-year-old businessman Isaac Phillip to three years in prison for raping an eight-year-old girl.

Gabon faces constitutional crisis over acting president

Gabon’s Constitutional Court has intervened in a crisis surrounding hospitalised president Ali Bongo, declaring to a storm of criticism that it had modified the constitution to address his “temporary incapacity”.

Hope Uzodinma: I will liberate masses in Imo if elected

Hope Uzodinma, the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate Imo State and Senator for Orlu Senatorial District (Imo West), has promised to liberate the state from its shackles of underdevelopment and political bondage if elected into office.