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The responses to the announcement were immediate and widely varied. Some hailed former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe a liberation hero. Others dismissed him as a monster.

Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe died of cancer – local media

Zimbabwe’s founding president Robert Mugabe had “advanced cancer” when he died in hospital in Singapore on September 6, the state-owned newspaper reported on Monday.
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.
At least 33 Boko Haram militants were killed by Nigerian troops in a gunfight on Sunday, according to military sources on Tuesday.

Nigerian military repels terrorists attack on Dikwa

The Nigeria military yesterday repelled an attempt by suspected Boko Haram terrorists to attack Dikwa town in Borno, a source said.

Anti-Sisi protests break out in Egypt, several arrested

Rare small protests broke out on Friday in Cairo and other Egyptian cities calling for the removal of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi but police quickly dispersed them, AFP journalists reported.

Minister: FCT remains safer than other cities

Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mallam Muhammad Musa Bello, on Wednesday debunked the rumour making the round that the nation’s capital is not safe.
At least 33 Boko Haram militants were killed by Nigerian troops in a gunfight on Sunday, according to military sources on Tuesday.

Boko Haram: Military super camp strategy helping terrorists to hold positions

The Super Camp strategy adopted by the military in the war against insurgency in the North-east may have given the terrorists opportunity to occupy more territories from where they launch assaults on the troops, an investigation has revealed.

Senator Diri: APC can’t win councillorhip candidate in Bayelsa

Candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the November 2019 governorship election, in Bayelsa State, Senator Douye Diri, has declared that with a level playing field, his party will easily win the contest.
A police convoy escort two buses with tinted windows leaving the high-security prison of Lefortovo on September 7, 2019 in Moscow as a long-awaited exchange of prisoners between Moscow and Kiev has begun today, a day after Russian President said for the first time the “large-scale” prisoner exchange with Ukraine was being finalised. Vasily MAXIMOV / AFP

Ukraine prepares for further prisoner exchange with Russia

Ukraine on Friday expressed its readiness for a further prisoner exchange with Russia, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said days after a combined 70 prisoners were exchanged between the sides.

Army chief urges Nigerians to stop glorifying Boko Haram, bandits

Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai has called on Nigerians to stop glorifying and giving undue publicity to criminals and terrorists through social media and propaganda.
U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric announced Friday that the three-member board, which will start work on September 30, will be led by Lt. Gen. Chikadibia Obiakor and include Janet Lim of Singapore and Maria Santos Pais of Portugal.

UN chief selects Nigerian general to lead Syria inquiry

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has selected a Nigerian general to lead a U.N. Board of Inquiry to investigate a series of attacks on hospitals in Syria’s last opposition stronghold in the northwest.
Nigeria Police

Police parade kidnappers of ABU students, Turkish citizen

The Nigeria Police Force headquarters on Wednesday presented 58 suspected criminals, including two women, arrested for various offenses ranging from kidnaping, armed robbery, car snatching and murder.

BPP urges military to produce hardware in Nigeria

The Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) has urged the military that purchasing military hardware from other nations puts Nigeria at a disadvantage.
Zimbabweans wait for the arrival of the body of former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe to the country after he died on Friday (September 6) in Singapore after a long illness, Harare, Zimbabwe, September 11, 2019. REUTERS-Siphiwe Sibeko

Plane carrying Robert Mugabe’s body lands in Zimbabwe

A plane carrying the body of Zimbabwe's ex-president, Robert Mugabe, landed in Harare on Wednesday, for burial in a country divided over the legacy of his 37-year rule.
TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY MIKE SMITH Joint Military Task Force (JTF) spokesman Lt.Col. Onyema Nwachukwu speaks on illegal oil refineries and miltary operations to dislodge oil thieves in Bayelsa State of Niger Delta on April 9, 2013. Shell Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) had threatened to shut down production in April for nine days in the entire Nembe Trunk Line to remove a number of bunkering points on pipelines vandalised by oil thieves in the region. Since 2009, SPDC has experienced an upsurge in vandalisation of pipeline network by criminals causing severe environmental devastation and forcing the company to lose 60,000 barrels daily this year. AFP PHOTO/PIUS UTOMI EKPEI (Photo credit should read PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)

DHQ: Children not detained as terrorism suspects

The Defence Headquarters has disclosed that children were not held as terrorism suspects in any military detention facility in the northeastern part of Nigeria.

Ex-AGF: Federal government traced $2.4 billion looted funds to Sani Abacha

The Nigerian government traced $2.4 billion looted from its coffers to the late Military Head of State Gen. Sani Abacha, a former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Mohammed Bello Adoke (SAN), has revealed.
Several shops were looted and set alight in Malvern on 1 September 2019. Picture: Abigail Javier/EWN

Xenophobia: Criminals taking advantage of South Africa’s challenges – minister

South African Defence and Military Minister, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, has said that criminal elements in the country were taking advantage of the challenges currently facing the country.
Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole

Comrade Oshiomhole blames Governor Obaseki for Edo Assembly’s night inauguration

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has said Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki was wrong to have inaugurated the House of Assembly in the night.
The Chairman of RMAFC, Mr Elias Mbam, said this on Thursday in Abuja when he led a team of RMAFC commissioners and other anagement members to the FIRS on a familiarisation visit.

RMAFC: FIRS contributes 60 percent of revenue for Nigeria

The Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) said the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) contributed 59.7 per cent of revenues in the Federation Account in the last three months.

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