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Indonesian police and military special forces take part in an anti-terrorism drill ahead of the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia Photograph- Tatan Syuflana-AP

Amnesty: Indonesian police kill dozens ahead of Asian Games

Indonesian police have shot dead more than 70 people this year in a crackdown on petty criminals ahead of the Asian Games, which are due to start this weekend, a human rights group said on Friday.
A man salvages valuable items as workers destroy houses with an excavator after an earthquake hit the area of Gangga on August 12, 2018. An earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok has killed 387 people, authorities said on August 11, adding hundreds of thousands of displaced people were still short of clean water, food and medicine nearly a week on. / AFP PHOTO / ADEK BERRY

Indonesia quake death toll tops 400 as more bodies recovered

"Search and rescue teams are still removing victims who were buried beneath collapsed buildings and landslides," said national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho.

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Man crushed to death during task force raid in Lagos

A middle-aged man was crushed to death in Bolade, Oshodi area of Lagos, yesterday, during a stampede caused by commercial bus drivers, who were trying to evade arrest by policemen attached to the Task Force on Environmental Sanitation and Special Offences Unit.
The logo of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), is seen during a news conference in Santiago, Chile, July 23, 2019. REUTERS-Rodrigo Garrido

IMF revises Nigeria’s 2021 GDP forecasts to 1.5 percent

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) in its World Economic Outlook (WEO) update released yesterday has projected that the Nigerian economy will grow by 1.5 per cent this year, slightly lower than the 1.7 per cent it had predicted for the country in its previous forecast.
Unknown gunmen on Tuesday night, killed a pregnant woman at Rigachikun, a suburb of Kaduna metropolis.

Woman killed as cult groups clash in Oyo

A 60-year-old woman, identified as Iya Oluso, who sells roasted plantain at Ilupeju area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, was reportedly hit by a stray bullet during a bloody clash between two rival cult groups Monday.
Borno state Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum said ‘I try to resist shading tears while distributing relief materials to IDPs’. [Twitter-@ProfZulum]

Borno governor welcomes new service chiefs

Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, has welcomed the appointment of new service chiefs, while expressing gratitude to outgoing service chiefs, particularly chiefs of army, and Air Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai and Air Marshall Abubakar Sadique with whom Borno government worked more closely in the fight against Boko Haram.
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Fire destroys 70 shops in Lagos market

No fewer than 70 shops and goods, whose value is yet to be ascertained were destroyed yesterday in an early morning inferno at the Slade Market in Shomolu area of Lagos State.