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President Muhammadu Buhari has enjoined Nigerian youths to be prepared for huge responsibilities as they will eventually take over the leadership of the country in the future. 4

President Buhari, security chiefs meet ahead of UK trip

The meeting is holding a few hours to the take-off time of Buhari’s UK trip today, and it is believed that the key issue on the agenda, is to give an update on the security situation in the country.
Coming under the umbrella of the Western Nigeria Security Network (WNSN), Operation Amotekun is an initiative of the six governors in the southwest zone 5

Operation Amotekun: Northern elders commend South-West governors over security outfit

Convener of Northern Elders’ Forum and former Vice-Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Prof Ango Abdullahi on Sunday commended governors of the Southwest geopolitical zone for establishing the ‘Operation Amotekun’ to tackle insecurity in the region.
Coming under the umbrella of the Western Nigeria Security Network (WNSN), Operation Amotekun is an initiative of the six governors in the southwest zone 5

Amotekun OPC military wing – Northern youths

The Northern Youths Council of Nigeria on Thursday kicked against the formation of ‘Operation Amotekun‘ in the South-West geopolitical zone of the country.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused the International Criminal Court of anti-Semitism on Sunday over its chief prosecutor’s plan to pursue a war crimes probe in the Palestinian Territories.

Benjamin Netanyahu warns of ‘resounding blow’ if Iran attacks Israel

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Wednesday that Israel would strike a “resounding blow” if attacked by arch foe Iran, as regional tensions soar after the US killing of a top Iranian general.
US soldiers and officers would return home in coffins in retaliation for the assassination of Major General Qassem Soleiman, secretary General of the Lebanese movement Hezbollah, Seyed Hassan Nasrallah, has said.

US soldiers in Middle East will go home in coffins – Hezbollah chief

US soldiers and officers would return home in coffins in retaliation for the assassination of Major General Qassem Soleiman, secretary General of the Lebanese movement Hezbollah, Seyed Hassan Nasrallah, has said.
Kola Ologbondiyan

Foreign medical trips: President Buhari leads on medal table – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party on Sunday said President Muhammadu Buhari leads on the medal table of Nigerians who travel overseas for medical treatment.

Anchor borrowers’ programme: I will make sure farmers pay back loans – RIFAN chief

The Chairman of Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria, Nasarawa State Chapter, Alhaji Abbas Ramallan, has urged its members to repay the farm inputs loan they received under the Federal Government’s Anchor Borrowers’ Programme.
Iraqi parliament

Qasem Soleimani’s death: Iraqi parliament demands US troop expulsion

Iraq’s parliament on Sunday urged the government to expel thousands of American troops from the country, stepping up pressure over the US killing of a top Iranian general in Baghdad. =
“I doubt they have the courage to initiate” a conflict in which the Americans threatened to strike 52 targets, Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi said, quoted by state news agency IRNA.

US lacks ‘courage’ to strike 52 Iranian sites – army chief

Iran’s army chief said Sunday that Washington lacked the “courage” to initiate a conflict after US President Donald Trump threatened to hit dozens of targets inside the Islamic republic.
Hajiya Saratu Shafii, the Acting Registrar-General of the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC)

CAC acting registrar resumes, promises new direction

There was excitement at the Corporate Affairs Commission in Abuja on Friday, as the acting Registrar-General, Hajia Saratu Safil, resumed office following her appointment by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari.
Thousands of Iraqis chant 'Death to America' during the funeral procession. [Sabah Arar-AFP]

Thousands march in Baghdad to mourn Soleimani — in pictures

Thousands of mourners in Baghdad have joined the funeral procession for Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani, Iraqi paramilitary commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis and six others killed in a US air strike in Iraq's capital, Baghdad.
But, speaking to CNN late Friday night, Iranian ambassador Majid Takht Ravanchi said- “In fact was an act of war on the part of the United States and against Iranian people.”

General Soleimani killing ‘act of war’ – Iranian envoy

The Iranian ambassador to the United Nations described the killing of one of his country’s top generals as an act of war, US media reported late Friday.
Thousands of mourners have joined the formal funeral processions for Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani and seven others who were killed in a US air strike in Iraq's capital, Baghdad.

Thousands of mourners join Qassem Soleimani funeral in Baghdad

Thousands of mourners have joined the formal funeral processions for Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani and seven others who were killed in a US air strike in Iraq's capital, Baghdad.
Hezbollah

Hezbollah: Avenging Soleimani responsibility of ‘resistance’ worldwide

The leader of Lebanon’s Tehran-backed Hezbollah group called Friday for the death in a US strike of top Iranian commander Major General Qasem Soleimani to be avenged.
Qasem Soleimani

Iran’s top leaders vow revenge of US assassination of General Soleimani

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said harsh revenge awaits the United States for the killing of the Commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Force Major General Qasem Soleimani.

General Lekwot: Southern Kaduna crises caused by outsiders

Elder statesman, General Zamani Lekwot (retd.), on Thursday said security challenges in Southern Kaduna State was caused by outsiders rather than indigenes of the area.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian Army promotes five outstanding soldiers, two CJTF

Nigerian Army has recognised five soldiers with awards and special promotions for their gallantry in the fight against insurgency in the northeastern part of the country.
The Nigerian Army has said that its troops have again successfully dislodged Boka Haram-Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists at Malam Fatori in Abadam Local Government Area of Borno.

Federal government to withdraw military from volatile spots in 2020

The Federal Government will gradually withdraw military operations in some volatile spots in the country, beginning from the first quarter of 2020.

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The state’s Commissioner for Human Services and Social Development, Hajiya Hafsat Baba, stated this in Kaduna on Friday.

Kaduna sets up committee to collate data on Almajiris

The Kaduna State Government said it has set-up a committee to collate data on the Almajiri population in the state.
VAR Video Assistant Referee

VAR: Premier League referees set to use pitchside monitors

Premier League referees have been told to start using pitchside monitors for decisions where it is felt they should have the final say.

Court reaffirms Senator Ifeanyi Ubah’s sack over forged NECO certificate

The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, on Friday, reaffirmed its earlier order sacking Ifeanyi Ubah of the Young People’s Party (YPP) as the senator representing Anambra South.

DMO: Nigeria public debt stands at N26.2 trillion

The Debt Management Office (DMO) says the total public debt as at September 2019 stood at N26.215 trillion.
Nigeria international Victor Osimhen has opened up on why he refused to sign for English Premier League side Arsenal after the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup.

Victor Osimhen ‘happy’ to stay at Lille despite transfer interest from Liverpool

Lille forward Victor Osimhen has said that he is happy at the club, despite interest from Premier League giants Liverpool.