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African Union preparing 3,000-troop deployment to Sahel region

The African Union said Thursday that it expected to send a temporary deployment of 3,000 troops to West Africa’s Sahel region, where regional forces are struggling to respond to a nearly eight-year-old insurgency by armed Islamists.

Garba Shehu: Opposition fanning insecurity by refusing to task President Buhari on real issues

Malam Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on Media and Publicity, has said that it was worrisome that the opposition has refused to take on President Muhammadu Buhari on substantive issues, maintaining that the government was alive to its responsibility in protecting life and property of Nigerians.
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Four, including three police officers, killed in ambush in Burkina Faso – police

An ambush on a police patrol in northern Burkina Faso on Monday left four people dead, three of them officers, police said.
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

Three soldiers killed as ‘terrorists’ attack army camp

At least three Mali soldiers were killed and five wounded Sunday in a suspected jihadist attack on an army camp in the far north of the country, the Malian military said
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

Three Mali soldiers killed in suspected jihadist attack

Three Mali soldiers were killed Sunday in a suspected jihadist attack on an outpost in the far north of the country, military and local sources said.
Kaduna Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (KADCCIMA), yesterday said that, all is set to hold its 41st Kaduna International Trade Fair (KITF).

Chamber: Twelve countries for Kaduna trade fair

Kaduna Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (KADCCIMA), yesterday said that, all is set to hold its 41st Kaduna International Trade Fair (KITF).
Niger soldiers patrol in the desert of Iferouane on February 12, 2020 to protect tourists and dignitaries during the Air Festival. (Souleymane Ag Anara - AFP)

Niger military operation kills 120 ‘terrorists’ – official

A joint operation by Nigerien and French troops in southwest Niger killed 120 "terrorists" and seized bomb-making equipment and vehicles, the country's defence ministry said Friday.
Six people, including a pastor, were killed in an attack on a Christian church in Burkina Faso, a government spokesman said.

UN: Burkina violence displacing 4 000 people daily

More than 4,000 people are being forced to flee their homes each day in Burkina Faso, as attacks on civilians by jihadist militants increase in number and frequency, the UN's refugee agency said on Friday.
Portuguese club Vitoria Guimaraes on Tuesday launched their own investigation and released an anti-racism video after FC Porto striker Moussa Marega was subjected to racist insults at their stadium.

Moussa Marega: Vitoria Guimaraes release statement on racist abuse

Portuguese club Vitoria Guimaraes on Tuesday launched their own investigation and released an anti-racism video after FC Porto striker Moussa Marega was subjected to racist insults at their stadium.
The Minister of State for Health, Dr Olorunibe Mamora.

Coronavirus: Nigeria denies abandoning nationals in China

The Federal Government has denied abandoning about 60 Nigerians living in Wuhan, China as coronavirus ravaged the city.

Gunmen kill 24 in attack on Burkina Faso church

Gunmen killed 24 people, including a pastor, in an attack on a church during Sunday mass in northwestern Burkina Faso, four security sources said on Monday.
A new Chinese coronavirus, a cousin of the SARS virus, has infected hundreds since the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December.

Coronavirus: West Africa region needs $50 million to strengthen preparedness – WAHO

The West African Health Organisation (WAHO) says West African region is in need of 50 million dollars to strengthen the capacity of member states, especially weak countries that lacked the capacity to diagnose or contain Coronavirus (Covid-19).

Coronavirus: ECOWAS health ministers to strengthen regional preparedness

Ministers of Health of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have agreed to support member states for a regional preparedness and response to the ongoing Covid-19 (Coronavirus).
Porto’s win at Vitória Guimarães on Sunday night was overshadowed by a disgusting racism incident involving the home support.

Mali’s Moussa Marega walks off in Portugal after racist abuse — video

But that strike was followed by a torrent of racial abuse directed at the 28-year-old from a section of Guimarães fans, who had also subjected him to similar taunts during the warm-up and throughout the game.
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

Nine soldiers among 40 killed in central Mali attacks

Forty people, including nine soldiers, have been killed in a spate of attacks in central Mali, authorities said Friday, with most of the deaths caused by inter-ethnic violence in the deeply troubled region.
Children at IDP Camp - NAN

Report: One in four African children live in conflict zones

About 170 million children live in conflict zones across Africa – equivalent to one in every four African children – the highest absolute number of any region in the world, according to a report by Save the Children, a non-governmental organisation.

Karate federation rolls out 26 events for 2020

No fewer than 26 programmes have been rolled out by the Karate Federation of Nigeria (KFN) to be carried out in 2020. General Congress

Read full address of Bishop Kukah at funeral of slain seminarian

Homily of His Lordship Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah at the Funeral Mass of Seminarian Michael Nnadi at Good Shepherd Seminary Kaduna (11th February 2020)

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Jamal Lewis is mobbed by his Norwich teammates – and substitutes – after scoring his first Premier League goal to cut down Leicester. JASONPIX-Shutterstock

Norwich secure crucial 1-0 win against Leicester

Norwich boosted their bid for Premier League survival as Jamal Lewis fired the bottom club to a crucial 1-0 win over third-placed Leicester on Friday.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said in terms of business opportunities, employment and earnings, the entertainment industry is an unexplored keg of potentialities.

Coronavirus: Don’t fall for fake news – minister

The Federal Government is asking Nigerians not to fall for the antics of purveyors of fakes news and disinformation on social media over the new case of Coronavirus recorded in the country.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Enugu council poll: Police announce restriction of movement

Police Command in Enugu State has announced the restriction of human and vehicular movements in the state on Saturday, Feb. 29, for Local Government Elections.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Coronavirus: Nigeria urged to suspend flights from affected countries

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 elections, says it is time the federal government suspends flights from countries that have been affected by the coronavirus.
Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP publicity secretary

Coronavirus: Nigerians should hold President Buhari responsible – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Friday, urged Nigerians to hold President Muhammadu Buhari responsible if Coronavirus leads to any major calamity in Nigeria.