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Boko Haram attacks outskirts of Maiduguri

Suspected Boko Haram militants attacked on Monday the outskirts of Maiduguri, the Nigerian city at the centre of the conflict with the Islamist insurgency, witnesses said.

Why Mamman Nur, Abu Albarnawi, other commanders left Abubakar Shekau – Ex-Boko Haram chief

Ex-Boko Haram Chief Intelligence Officer (CIO) Abdulkadir Abubakar has revealed that the breakup of the deadly sect in Sambisa forest was due to hunger and other hardships being meted out to other members by its leader, Abubakar Shekau.

US President Donald Trump to visit Britain in February – report

US President Donald Trump plans to visit Britain, in February, to open the new US embassy in London but will not meet Queen Elizabeth, the Daily Mail newspaper reported on Wednesday.

NSCIA threatens nationwide protests, legal battles over hijab saga

The umbrella body of Nigerian muslims, the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), has responded to the current hijab controversy rocking the Nigerian Law School.

Somali security forces arrest ex-minister, kill 5 bodyguards in raid

Somali security forces arrested a former minister and presidential candidate in an overnight raid on his home in which they killed five of his bodyguards, police and lawmakers said on Monday.

Lack of education, proper orientation, cause of Nigeria’s crises – Sultan Abubakar

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, on Monday, said lack of education and proper orientation were key factors responsible for the myriad of crises current plaguing Nigeria.

Boko Haram has killed more Muslims than Christians – ex-Minister Sarafa Tunji

Alhaji Sarafa Tunji, a former Secretary to Ogun State Government and Minister of Mines and Steel Development has faulted the claims in some quarters that Islam is a religion of violence.

Egypt reopens ancient library at St. Catherine Monastery

Egypt reopened on Saturday an ancient library that holds thousands of centuries-old religious and historical manuscripts at the famed St. Catherine Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage site, in South Sinai.

Nigerian law graduate denied call to bar over hijab

A Nigerian law school graduate was denied her call to the bar for refusing to take off her headscarf.

Lebanon wants punishment for countries which recognises Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

President of Lebanon, Michel Aoun, has called for a “united and gradual diplomatic and economic punishment against any state which recognises Jerusalem as Israel’s capital,” the Anadolu Agency reported.

Man sentenced to death for rape, murder of law student

A Court in India on Thursday sentenced a man who was found guilty of the 2016 rape and murder of a law student known as Jisha to death, a prosecution lawyer said.

Court rejects bid to outlaw extramarital sex

A bid to make all sex outside marriage illegal was rejected by a top Indonesian court Thursday, in a ruling that surprised many as concerns grow about rising intolerance in the world’s biggest Muslim-majority country.

Suicide bomber kills police officers in Somalia

A suicide bomber in police uniform blew himself up inside a police training camp in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Thursday, killing at least 13 police officers, officials said.

Turkey pushes for Palestinian full occupation of East Jerusalem

Turkey appealed, on Wednesday, to the world to recognise East Jerusalem as the capital of a Palestinian state, as it opened an Islamic summit called in response to a US decision to recognise the city as Israel’s capital.

A frolic on the Red Sea

It was a gust of chilly wind that said Akwaaba (welcome, in Ghanaian language) to me in the Jordanian city of Aqaba, that night of December 1, 2017.

UN hurts Israel-Palestine peace process – Nikki Haley

The US ambassador to the UN has said, during an emergency meeting at the UN Security Council, the UN has been a negative force in the peace process between Israel and Palestine.

Jerusalem: Donald Trump’s gift to those not interested in peace – EU official

President Donald Trump’s decision on Jerusalem would be a “gift” to extremists and to those not interested in peace, a European Union top diplomat said on Friday.

Clashes on Palestinian ‘day of rage’ over Donald Trump’s Jerusalem move

Palestinians clashed with Israeli security forces on Friday after calls for a "day of rage" as US President Donald Trump's declaration of Jerusalem as Israel's capital sent shockwaves through the region for a second day.

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Governor Lalong dissolves tertiary institutions’ governing councils

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Man rapes daughter to confirm her virginity

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Genevieve Nnaji features in memoir film ‘Farming’

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