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German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Interior Minister Horst Seehofer have agreed to take in an additional 1,500 migrants from the Greek islands after a fire left thousands homeless, German government and coalition sources said.

Germany plans to take in around 1,500 migrants from Greek islands

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Interior Minister Horst Seehofer have agreed to take in an additional 1,500 migrants from the Greek islands after a fire left thousands homeless, German government and coalition sources said.
China on Wednesday reportedly shot two medium-range missiles into the South China Sea in an apparent warning to the United States after a spy plane entered its no-fly zone during military drills.

China shoots missiles into South China Sea in warning to United States

China on Wednesday reportedly shot two medium-range missiles into the South China Sea in an apparent warning to the United States after a spy plane entered its no-fly zone during military drills.
Health Minister Greg Hunt warned on Saturday, however, that despite the good signs, Australians will still have to keep their distance from others for the next half a year.

New Zealand included in Australia’s coronavirus vaccine deal

Australia is poised to sign a multi-million dollar deal with a British pharmaceutical giant to purchase and produce up to 30 million doses of its potential Covid-19 vaccine, in an agreement which would also support New Zealand and South Pacific nations.
Chad's President Idriss Deby attends the 33rd Ordinary Session of the African Union Summit, at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, on February 10, 2020. Michael Tewelde-AFP

Chad: Boko Haram will continue wreaking havoc despite offensive

Chad's President Idriss Deby said on Saturday that Boko Haram jihadists would continue to wreak havoc in the Lake Chad region despite a huge military offensive against the group earlier this year.
Lagos State Commissioner for Waterfront Infrastructure Development, Ahmed Kabiru Abdullahi

Lagos to create more Islands to curb land scarcity

To further increase land availability for housing and infrastructure development, the Lagos State Government has expressed the desire to continue to create more man-made islands at its waterfront across the State.
Spain on Saturday followed Italy and imposed a near-total nationwide lockdown to fight the spread of coronavirus by banning people from leaving home except to go to work, get medical care or buy food.

Spain to welcome foreign tourists back from July

Spain, on Monday, urged foreign tourists to return from July as one of Europe’s strictest lockdowns eased, with streets gradually filling again and some pupils returning to school.
FILE - In this photo taken April 24, 2020, residents are given bottles of a herbal mixture said to prevent and cure COVID-19 in Antanarivo, Madagascar.

Madagascar records first death from coronavirus

Madagascar has registered its first coronavirus death, two months after its index case, the national COVID-19 taskforce said on Sunday, according to news site Reuters.
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says it has neutralised some key Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) leaders at Alafa Yagayaga on the fringes of the Sambisa Forest in Borno.

Armed forces destroy ISWAP camp in Borno

The Armed Forces of Nigeria, through the Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole and Artillery Batteries of Sector 3 of the Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF), has destroyed an Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) camp at Tumbun Fulani on the fringes of Lake Chad in Northern Borno State.
At least 18 people including eight Somali government soldiers and 10 al-Shabaab militants were killed, and more than 13 others wounded when fighters from al-Shabaab attacked Somali National Army and African Union peacekeeping mission troops bases

Multi-national troops launch massive offensive operations against Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists

The Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) has launched a coordinated offensive to dislodge Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists from Tunbuns Islands of the Lake Chad.
Mainland China reported a rise in new confirmed cases of coronavirus on Thursday, reversing three straight days of declines, because of a spike in new infections in Wuhan, the city at the centre of the outbreak.

Wuhan records no coronavirus case for six days

China on Monday reported a drop in new coronavirus infections for a fourth day as drastic curbs on international travellers reined in the number of imported cases.
The Nigerian Army under Operation Sharan Daji has confirmed the killing of four bandits in Zamfara.

Nigerian army intensifies onslaught against bandits, kidnappers

Nigerian Army says it has recently stepped up anti-banditry operations in the North Central and western parts of the country, to protect lives and properties.
The Nigerian Army on Tuesday clarified that its Armoured Fighting vehicle which caught fire and exploded in Damaturu on Monday, thereby causing panic and led to residents scampering for their lives was a result of electrical failure.

Troops kill 7 Boko Haram terrorists, 9 bandits in North East, North West

Troops of Nigerian Army fighting to rid the North East of Boko Haram and ISWAP terrorists as well as the North West and Central to rout armed bandits have neutralized 7 terrorists and 9 bandits after several confrontations.
African Migrants

Greece wants floating fence to keep undocumented migrants out

Greece wants to install a floating barrier in the Aegean Sea to deter migrants arriving at its islands’ shores through Turkey, government officials said on Thursday.

AU orders Britain to withdraw from Chagos Islands

The African Union ordered Britain, on Friday, to withdraw from the Chagos Islands and end its “continued colonial administration” after a United Nations deadline for it to do so expired.

Police in Greece arrest 12 migrants over violence in Samos camp

The police in Greece said on Wednesday they had arrested 12 migrants suspected of starting a mass brawl in a camp on the island of Samos three days earlier.
Cabo Verde Airlines

Cape Verde carrier begins direct Lagos flights

The national carrier of the Cape Verde Islands, Cabo Verde Airlines said on Tuesday that it would begin direct flights from Lagos to Cape Verde on December 9.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gives a joint press conference with his Russian counterpart at the Kremlin in Moscow on April 8, 2019. (Photo by Alexander NEMENOV - AFP)

Turkey’s president wants Europe to share refugee burden from Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is warning Europe to share the refugee burden or face a new wave of migrants, as Turkey fears a new influx of Syrian refugees. Erdogan's threat coincides with a surge of migrants entering Greece from Turkey.
China on Wednesday slammed pro-democracy protesters at Hong Kong airport for terrorist-like acts, after two men were beaten by demonstrators.

China slams ‘terrorist-like actions’ by protesters at Hong Kong airport

Activists blockaded two terminals in the city on Tuesday in the latest escalation of a 10-week political crisis that has gripped the international finance hub and forced the closure of the airport.

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Four die, 12 injured in Lagos-Ibadan expressway crash

Four persons on Monday died, while 12 others sustained various degrees of injuries in a lone accident involving a Mazda bus around Isara bridge on Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
The President of Nigerian Traders Union in Ghana, Chukwuemeka Levi Nnaji, Monday accused the Ghanaian government of inconsistent speech and words on the closure of over 160 Nigerian shops.

Nigerian traders in Ghana attempting suicide over maltreatment

Some Nigerian traders in Ghana are considering suicide as option, following rising cases of frustrations, biting hunger and sad feelings of grave abandonment occasioned by the recent actions taken by Ghanaian government against the traders, Progressives Ambassadors of Nigeria has said.
Chelsea Manager, Frank Lampard has confirmed that former Super Eagles forward Victor Moses will return to Stamford Bridge after the expiration of his loan deal at Fenerbahce.

Frank Lampard casts doubt over Victor Moses future at Chelsea

Frank Lampard insists Victor Moses will not be part of his squad for Tuesday’s Carabao Cup clash with Tottenham Hotspurs.
Sadiq Umar was on target for Partizan Belgrade in their 2 – 1 victory over Backa Backa Palanka in Monday’s Serbian pro league game.

Partizan Belgrade’s Sadiq Umar bags sixth goal of the season

Sadiq Umar was on target for Partizan Belgrade in their 2 – 1 victory over Backa Backa Palanka in Monday’s Serbian pro league game.
Thiago Silva is eager to point out that he is not at Chelsea to “visit tourist sites” and “go through the motions”, with the Brazilian defender determined “to win” with the Blues.

Thiago Silva not at Chelsea to ‘visit tourist sites’

Thiago Silva is eager to point out that he is not at Chelsea to “visit tourist sites” and “go through the motions”, with the Brazilian defender determined “to win” with the Blues.