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The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police: Footballer killed in Sagamu by hit-and-run driver, not policeman

The Ogun State Police Command says the footballer that was killed on Saturday was knocked down by a hit-and-run driver and not by a policeman as widely reported.
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has tasked Nigerians on the need to engage in actions that will help to further cement the bond of unity and cohesion in the country.

Governor Okowa: Bandits who attacked Delta communities were accompanied by military

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has revealed that military personnel accompanied suspected bandits who wreaked havoc on some communities in the state last week.
Hundreds of travellers including police and military personnel are currently stranded at the Kiama Bridge end of the East-West Road.

Bayelsa: Many stranded as APC supporters set bonfire on Kiama Bridge

Hundreds of travellers including police and military personnel are currently stranded at the Kiama Bridge end of the East-West Road.
A suicide attack targeting a military academy killed at least five people in the Afghan capital Kabul early Tuesday, in what was the first major assault in the city in months.

At least five dead in suicide attack on military academy in Kabul

A suicide attack targeting a military academy killed at least five people in the Afghan capital Kabul early Tuesday, in what was the first major assault in the city in months.
Troops of Joint Task Force (JTF) Operation Delta Safe (ODS) have invaded and burnt part of Bilabiri community in Ekeremor Local Government Area, Bayelsa State.

Rights group calls on federal government to rebuild Bayelsa villages burnt by military

A rights group, Ijaw People Development Initiative, IPDI, has called on the Federal Government to reconstruct Bilabiri 1 and 2 communities in Ekeremor Local Government Area, Bayelsa State, allegedly burnt by invading soldiers searching for criminals that killed three military personnel, last Friday.
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.
Canadian Defense Minister Harjit Sajjan is reported to have said early Saturday that Canada temporarily suspended a Canada-commanding NATO training mission in Iraq.

Canada warns nationals not to travel to Middle East

Due to tensions generated by the U.S.’s assassination of Iranian top general, Qassem Soleimani, Canada on Saturday updated a travel advisory for its citizens travelling to the Middle East.
U.S. President Donald Trump makes a speech to evangelical supports in Miami, Florida, U.S., January 3, 2020. REUTERS-Eva Marie Uzcategui

Donald Trump: We killed Qasem Soleimani to stop a war

President Donald Trump on Friday said the United States killed top Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani to stop a war.
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Three fake soldiers arrested in Anambra

He said, “The Command Special Anti-cult unit had on the 5/12/19 arrested one Joseph Onyedika ‘m’ aged 23yrs of okposi in Ohaozara LGA of Ebonyi State, Emmanuel Christopher ‘m’ aged 27years of Oraifite in Ekwusigo LGA of Anambra State ” ThankGod Sike ‘m’ aged 25 years of Obioma Ngwa in Abia State but residing at Nnewi In Anambra State.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday in Abuja, congratulated Gov. Nyesom Wike of River, over the Supreme Court judgement that affirmed his election.

Don’t allow politicians to use you – Rivers governor tells senior military officers

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has advised top military personnel not to allow themselves to be used by politicians, because the security architecture suffers when politicians influence military operations.
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IPOB chief Nnamdi Kanu reveals how he escaped from Nigeria

Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has finally explained how he managed to escape when military personnel on “Operation Python Dance II” stormed his Afaraukwu, Umuahia residence in Abia state.

Police arrest soldiers for ‘kidnapping’

While confirming the arrest on Sunday, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Chidi Nwabuzo, said the three soldiers and civilian were being interrogated by the state command’s head of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Superintendent Richard Balogun.
Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announces a failed coup as he addresses the public on television, June 23, 2019. The failed coup in the Amhara region was led by a high-ranking military official and others within the country’s military, he said.

Ethiopian premier Abiy Ahmed denounces killings in demonstrations

After winning the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize,Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has seen his reputation put to test following recent violence in his country that led to the killing of 67 people last week in demonstrations.

Border closure: Nigerians groan as prices of staple food skyrocket by 65 percent

Nigerians are now feeling the pains arising from the border closure as the prices of staple foods such as rice, frozen foods, and others continue to witness an increase of up to 65 percent.

Freight forwarders beg federal government to clear 735 trucks stranded at Seme border

The Association of Nigeria Licensed Customs Agents (ANCLA) has pleaded with the Federal Government to create a platform to clear 735 trucks loaded with perishable goods stranded at Seme Border.

Two killed, soldiers shot by ‘cattle rustlers’ in Adamawa

Suspected cattle rustlers have killed two persons during an early morning attack on Shaforo and Kudumti communities of Numan Local Government Area of Adamawa State.
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.

Border restriction: We have lost over N10 million – trader

Ajara New Market in Badagry has lost over N10 million due to restriction on movements and goods at the Owode and Seme border posts since the exercise commenced last month.

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The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Monday said that it would clamp down on motorists with either fake or expired driver’s licence

FRSC will not condone two passengers in front seat – spokesperson

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has restated its stand on the ban of two passengers occupying the front seat of commercial vehicles across the country.

Greece boosts border patrols as Turkey says will release refugees

Greece on Friday boosted border patrols after Turkey said it would no longer prevent refugees from going to Europe, officials said.
Pope Francis Sunday railed against atomic weapons, the nuclear deterrent and the growing arms trade, as he paid tribute to the victims of the “unspeakable horror” of the Nagasaki bomb.

Pope cancels more official appointments over cold

Pope Francis postponed his official appointments Friday and was working from home, the Vatican said, a day after cancelling a scheduled appearance at mass because of “a mild ailment”.
Luigi Di Maio said ‘jackals’ speculating on masks and disinfectant would be severely punished. Francesco Fotia-AGF-Rex-Shutterstock

Italy urges tourists not to cancel trips because of coronavirus outbreak

Italy urged tourists spooked by the new coronavirus Thursday not to stay away, but efforts to reassure the world it was managing the outbreak were overshadowed by a sharp rise in case numbers.

NGO adopts first primary school in Ilorin with N100 million development fund

A non-governmental organization in Ilorin, Kwara state, Waziri Gobir Foundation, has offered to adopt the first primary school in Ilorin Emirate, Okesuna Local Government Education Authority School A and B, Ilorin.