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An Indonesian woman has been sentenced to seven-and-a-half years jail for her involvement in an Islamic State-inspired plot to carry out a suicide bomb attack on the presidential palace in Jakarta, her lawyer said Monday.
The Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) said it has devised more efficient measures against importation of substandard products to protect local manufacturers in the country.
At least 4,500 Honduran migrants pushed past police and crossed into Guatemala Friday night, passing the first hurdle of a journey north they hope will take them to a better life in the United States.
Gombe State Commissioner for internal security and Ethical Orientation, Dauda Zambuk, on Saturday said the state recorded 200 rape, 37 sodomy and 10 kidnap cases in 2020 with five recorded in January of the new year 2021 alone.
Newsmen learnt that a social media post has been making rounds across the state on Saturday morning that the state government has concluded plans to recruit about 4,000 youths across the 25 local government areas of the state to fight the security challenge in the state.
The US drugmaker and its German partner “have developed a plan that will allow the scale-up of manufacturing capacities in Europe and deliver significantly more doses in the second quarter,” they said in a joint statement.
Jihadists aligned with the Islamic State militant group have captured a military base in Borno state after overnight clashes with troops, sources told AFP on Saturday.
“Recently a lot of underage girls have been recruited, especially from the Southwest of Nigeria; precisely Osun State. The network is presently investigating a report to unravel the cartel and their evil deeds. However, we call on all our members and the general public to be on the alert and intensify awareness creation among vulnerable persons,” the statement read.
A statement on Sunday signed by Acting Director, Defence Media Operations, Brigadier General Benard Onyeuko said the troops of the newly launched Operation Tura Takaibango, a subsidiary Operation of Operation Lafiya Dole, a military counter-insurgency operation in the North East has continued to obliterate elements of Boko Haram/Islamic State’s West Africa Province criminals with uncommon ferocity.
The United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, says closure of schools due to the COVID-19 pandemic will impact negatively on the development, safety and wellbeing of children globally, noting that schools are not drivers of the viral disease.
The management of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko (AAUA), Ondo State, says nobody will be allowed to enter the institution without wearing facemask as the school resumes on Jan. 18.