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Russia denies offering bounty for killing US soldiers in Afghanistan

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, on Monday rejected United States media reports that claimed Russia offered bounties for killing United States soldiers in Afghanistan.
Fifty-eight suspected Islamists who were rounded up in a Chadian operation against Boko Haram will be heard by a criminal court from Thursday, Justice Minister Djimet Arabi told AFP.

Chad to try 58 Boko Haram suspects

Fifty-eight suspected Islamists who were rounded up in a Chadian operation against Boko Haram will be heard by a criminal court from Thursday, Justice Minister Djimet Arabi told AFP.g
The evil spirit -possessed, blood -thirsty Boko Haram insurgents are on the prowl against troops of the Nigerian Army even as this story is being gathered.

Five security personnel killed by ISWAP in Borno

Jihadists killed five Nigerian security personnel in a gunfight outside Maiduguri, the main city in Borno State, security sources said Wednesday. The state is the restive northeast of the country.
FILE PHOTO- Chad's President Idriss Deby arrives to attend a summit on the situation in the Sahel region in the southern French city of Pau, France, January 13, 2020. REUTERS-Regis Duvignau--File Photo

Chad army will stop joining regional operations against jihadists – president

Chad’s army will no longer participate in military operations beyond its borders, President Idriss Deby said on Friday, a potential blow to international efforts to defeat Islamist militants in the conflict-hit Sahel and Lake Chad region.

Mozambique investigates beheadings by suspected jihadists

Mozambican police on Saturday were investigating the deaths of two young men found beheaded in a northern province prone to jihadist attacks.

Al-Shabaab militants attack Somali military bases

Al-Shabaab Islamists on Wednesday carried out attacks on two Somali military bases, using a suicide vehicle bombing and dozens of heavily armed militants, a military official said.

Israel: Hamas used ‘attractive’ women in thwarted cyberattack

Israel’s military said on Sunday it had thwarted an attempted malware attack by Hamas that sought to gain access to soldiers’ mobile phones by using seductive pictures of young women.
French soldiers patrol in the Terz valley, about 37 miles south of the town of Tessalit in northern Mali, March 20, 2013. Reuters

Insurgency: France to send 600 more troops to West Africa – minister

France will deploy 600 more soldiers in the fight against Islamists militants in Africa’s Sahel, south of the Sahara, French Defence Minister Florence Parly said on Sunday.
Boko Haram insurgents have killed Lawan Andimi, chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Michika local government area of Adamawa state.

Hausa Christians mourn slain CAN chairman

The Hausa Christians Foundation (HACFO) has described the gruesome murder of Rev. Lawan Andimi by Boko Haram Islamic fundamentalists as barbaric and most unkind.

US-Iran crisis: Four civilians killed in suspected Islamist attack in Kenya

Four civilians including a child were shot dead on Tuesday as suspected Al-Shabaab Islamists attempted to attack a telecommunications mast in eastern Kenya near the Somali border, police said.

Two killed in violent protests in eastern DR Congo

Two people were killed in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday in fresh protests at failures to root out a notorious armed group, a military official said.

Seven sentenced to death for Bangladesh cafe attack

Seven Islamist militants were sentenced to death for their roles in an attack in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka more than three years ago, officials said on Wednesday.
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Floods force 23,000 from their homes in Niger

Floods in southeast Niger have forced 23 000 people to flee their homes since early October, officials said, threatening a new humanitarian crisis in a region already wracked by Boko Haram Islamist violence.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 8, 2019 Police officers hold the coffins of their fallen colleagues during a ceremony at The Prefecture de Police de Paris (Paris Police Headquarters) in Paris, held to pay respects to the victims of an attack at the prefecture on October 4, 2019. – French police on October 14, 2019 detained five people linked to a radicalised employee at the Paris police headquarters who killed four colleagues in a knife attack earlier this month, sources said. (Photo by LUDOVIC MARIN / AFP)

French police hold five over deadly knife attack

French police on Monday detained five people linked to a radicalised employee at the Paris police headquarters who killed four colleagues in a knife attack earlier this month, sources said.
Tunisian presidential candidate and law professor Kais Saied speaks to the reporters and supporters, October 13, 2019 in Tunis. (AP Photo-Mosa'ab Elshamy)

Tunisians vote for new president in runoff election

Tunisians voted for their next president yesterday in the last round of a series of elections that have tested the young democracy, with citizens rejecting established politicians and a major candidate spending weeks behind bars.
Paris prosecutor Jean-François Ricard gives a press conference at the Paris courthouse Saturday. French prosecutors opened an investigation Friday that treats the fatal knife attack that a civilian employee carried out at Paris police headquarters as a potential act of terrorism. The longtime police employee stabbed four colleagues to death Thursday before he was shot and killed. | AP

Paris police attacker had colleague details on USB key

The Paris police employee who killed four colleagues at the force’s headquarters had a USB key with details on dozens of officers, raising fears he intended to pass them to other radicalised Islamists, a French daily reported Tuesday.

Egypt’s opposition destroyed under Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

Since ousting Islamist leader Mohamed Morsi in 2011, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has moved to crush opponents, whether Islamists or liberals.
Nineteen suspected jihadists linked to a deadly attack on Coptic Christians in central Egypt have been killed in a shootout with police, the interior ministry said Sunday.

Dozens arrested in Egypt after rare anti-Sisi protests – security source

Rare small protests were staged overnight in Cairo and other Egyptian cities calling for the removal of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, but authorities quickly dispersed them and arrested dozens, a security source said.

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In view of this, the Commissioner of Police Akwa Ibom State, Imohimi Edgal, wishes to reaffirm to the general public that the State government directives will be vigorously enforced.

Police arrest five for rape in Akwa Ibom

Akwa Ibom State Police Public Relations Officer, CSP. Fredrick Nnudam, disclosed this in a statement, Thursday in Uyo, the state capital.
Earlier this month, UEFA indefinitely suspended the Champions League, Europa League and the European Championship playoffs amid the ongoing concerns due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Champions League and Europa League last-16 venues confirmed by UEFA

UEFA has confirmed that the outstanding Champions League and Europa League last-16 second leg matches will be hosted by the clubs who were scheduled to play at home.

DisCos advocate CBN-funded massive roll-out of meters to address power challenge

Power Distribution Companies (DisCos) have advocated a Central Bank-funded massive meters roll-out project, to ensure that electricity customers were adequately metered.
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Uyo, on Monday, ordered INEC to allow the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Mr Nsima Ekere, to inspect all election materials used during the March 9 Governorship Election.

INEC confirms 17 political parties for Ondo guber poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has confirmed that 17 out of the 18 registered political parties will be contesting the October 10, 2020 Ondo state governorship election.
Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has directed applicants for the 8,000 automatic jobs to enlist through their respective village heads.

FIDA, NCWS, others fault Governor Ayade over Justice Ikpeme

International Federation of Women Lawyers, FIDA, Nigeria; Women in Politics and National Council for Women Society, Nigeria, among others civil society organisations, have described the refusal of Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State and members of the state House of Assembly to confer Justice Akon Ikpeme as the Chief Judge of the state, as gross injustice.