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Gunmen killed 36 people in two attacks in northern Nigeria on Wednesday, a day after insurgents fired rocket-propelled grenades amid worsening security facing Africa’s most populous nation, officials and residents said.
Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has assured that efforts would be intensified to secure all parts of the country within the next two months.
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Maj Gen Ibrahim Attahiru, has just arrived Maiduguri hours after Boko Haram attacked two Borno towns.
Dikwa is about 86km Northeast of Maiduguri, the state capital. Security sources informed newsmen that a large group of gunmen believed to be members of ISWAP, a breakaway faction of Boko Haram, invaded the community, armed with gun trucks.
As internally displaced persons continue to return to their various communities following gallantry efforts of the Nigerian Military against Boko Haram terrorists, the North East Development Commission ( NEDC ) has begun sensitisation of citizens against unexploded remnants of insurgency.
The lawmaker representing Ekiti Central Senatorial District at the Senate, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, on Wednesday declared that the only way the incessant security challenges in the country could be addressed is by allowing the Governors to take charge of security in their respective domains.
President Muhammadu Buhari said Tuesday that few Nigerians with ‘resources and influence’ were responsible for the upheavals being witnessed in parts of the country.
Nigeria's president appealed for calm on Sunday following reports of intercommunal violence between ethnic groups at a market in the southwestern state of Oyo.
A criminal gang leader behind the kidnapping of hundreds of schoolchildren in northwest Katsina state in December has surrendered to authorities in an amnesty deal, officials said on Tuesday.
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Maj.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, on Monday, charged troops of Operation Lafiya Dole to hasten the fight to end insurgency in the Northeast.
Immediate past Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai on Sunday night said he performed creditably well during his tenure to the extent that appreciative officers at Army Headquarters compiled a dossier of the numerous projects and Infrastructural development he embarked all over the country.
Angolan police on Thursday fired tear gas at youths rallying in Luanda against police brutality and economic hardship, days after several protesters were killed in a crackdown in the country's northeast.
The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Edo State Wing, has defied today (Monday)’s resumption order of Governor Godwin Obaseki by asking parents and guardians to keep their children and wards from public primary schools.
Hilton Valentine, a founding member and original guitarist for the British 60s pop group The Animals, has died at the age of 77, the band’s record label said.
The World Igbo Congress, WIC, has made case for support of the Eastern Security Network, ESN, as the only volunteer security outfit in the South East.
President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday met with the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) led by the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Long queues formed in some districts in Beijing, where mass testing was launched following several consecutive days of new cases. City officials said there were some “leaks” in epidemic control in some rural areas, with inadequate adherance to rules on wearing masks, social distancing and temperature checks.
The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), on Friday, called for the arrest of Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, for saying journalists are criminals for calling bandits criminals.
The chairman of National Gas Expansion Programme (NGEP), Mohammed Ibrahim, says the federal government will launch a new pricing framework to regulate operations in the gas sector.
Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo is "totally confident" Mexico striker Raul Jimenez will be back from his fractured skull before the end of this season.
The Oodua Peoples Congress, OPC, in Oyo State said yesterday that it arrested four suspected Kidnappers in the Ibarapa, area of the state.
Countries seeking their own vaccine doses are making deals with drug companies that threaten the supply for the global COVAX programme for poor and middle-income countries, the World Health Organization said on Friday.
The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) on Monday flagged off the Oil and Gas Search, Rescue and Surveillance (SeRAS) Command and Control Centre in Lagos.
According to the police, the officers, who were on duty were shot and killed at about 2.00 am by the suspected men of the underworld along Akai Efa-Idundu road.
Anthony Martial is becoming a problem for Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and is failing to follow direct touchline orders from the boss, according to The MEN.
Emmanuel Dennis has insisted he can do more on loan at Bundesliga side FC Cologne from Belgian champions Club Brugge.
U.S. President Joe Biden, in a call with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday, discussed the crisis in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, the White House said.