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Soldiers from the Mozambican army patrol the streets on 7 March 2018 in Mocimboa da Praia, Mozambique, after security in the area was increased, following a two-day attack from suspected islamists. Adrien Barbier-AFP

Several killed, gas works halted as militants seize north Mozambique town

Islamist militants have seized control of a town in northern Mozambique, killing several people including at least one foreign worker, and forcing France's Total to suspend operations at a huge gas project.
Erik Prince, the former head of the security contractor Blackwater Worldwide and a prominent supporter of former President Donald J. Trump, violated a United Nations arms embargo on Libya.

Blackwater founder Erik Prince accused of helping evade U.N. Libya sanctions

Erik Prince, the private security executive and supporter of former U.S. President Donald Trump, “at the very least” helped evade an arms embargo on Libya, according to excerpts from a United Nations report seen by Reuters.
Erik Prince, the former head of the security contractor Blackwater Worldwide and a prominent supporter of former President Donald J. Trump, violated a United Nations arms embargo on Libya.

UN: Donald Trump ally Erik Prince violated Libya arms embargo

Private security contractor Erik Prince, a close ally of former US President Donald Trump, violated a United Nations arms embargo on Libya, UN investigators have found in a report detailed by US media.
(FILES) A file photo taken on July 1, 2010 shows the US multinational technology company Apple logo displayed on the facade of the Apple store, near the Opera Garnier in Paris, two days prior to its public opening.(Photo by BERTRAND LANGLOIS - AFP)

Apple loses early challenge in virtualization copyright claim

Ruling on a motion for summary judgment, the judge presiding over the case has dismissed Apple’s copyright infringement claim over Corellium’s software, finding that Corellium’s use of Apple code constituted fair use. The judge deferred ruling on a separate Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) charge, but the result is still a significant setback for the iPhone manufacturer’s legal case. The news was first reported by The Washington Post.
Rebel forces advancing on the Central African Republic's capital Bangui have been pushed back and the situation is under control, a spokesperson for UN peacekeeping forces said on Sunday, as tensions mount a week before key elections.

Russian role in Central Africa grows ahead of weekend vote

Russia’s growing role in the volatile Central African Republic was in the spotlight this week, after Moscow dispatched military instructors following a rebel threat to disrupt Sunday’s elections.
Turkey has condemned the interception of one of its ships by eastern-based Libyan forces in the Mediterranean Sea, saying it must be allowed to resume its journey while warning of reprisals.

Turkey condemns seizure of vessel by east Libyan forces

Turkey has condemned the interception of one of its ships by eastern-based Libyan forces in the Mediterranean Sea, saying it must be allowed to resume its journey while warning of reprisals.Turkey has condemned the interception of one of its ships by eastern-based Libyan forces in the Mediterranean Sea, saying it must be allowed to resume its journey while warning of reprisals.
Lagos Port Complex (port of Lagos) is located at the Apapa area of Lagos on March 16, 2016 in Lagos, Nigeria, West Africa. Frédéric Soltan-Corbis via Getty Images

Greek ship crew held hostage after Nigeria kidnapping

A ship management company is in talks to free three Greek sailors kidnapped earlier this month by pirates off the Nigerian coast, Athens' Merchant Navy Ministry said Sunday.
Instant messaging app, Telegram, has launched a video call service as part of activities marking its seventh anniversary.

Italian authorities investigate deepfake bots on Telegram

The Italian Data Protection Authority has started an investigation into the widespread use of bots that generate fake nude images on messaging app Telegram. The news follows an investigation by security firm Sensity, which found that as of July 2020 more than 100,000 faked images had been generated and shared in public Telegram channels.
A former U.S. soldier captured in Venezuela said on Wednesday that he had been contracted by a Florida security firm to seize control of Caracas’ airport and bring in a plane to fly President Nicolas Maduro to the United States.

Venezuela exposes ‘Washington-backed plot’ to oust Nicolas Maduro

A former U.S. soldier captured in Venezuela said on Wednesday that he had been contracted by a Florida security firm to seize control of Caracas’ airport and bring in a plane to fly President Nicolas Maduro to the United States.

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The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has challenged state and federal lawmakers on the need to partner with governments for youth empowerment.

Niger governor seeks federal government collaboration in tackling insecurity

Gov. Abubakar Bello of Niger has said that collaboration between the federal and state governments is required to tackle the security challenges facing the state.

2023: ADC condemns INEC’s plan to create more polling units

The African Democratic Party (ADC) has expressed opposition to the plans by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to create additional polling units ahead of 2023.
Kaduna state government has said further checks in the wake of the attack by armed bandits on the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, Igabi LGA indicated that 39 students are currently unaccounted for.

Abducted Kaduna college students released after 55 days in captivity

The remaining 29 students of the abducted students of Federal College of Forestry, Afaka, Kaduna have regained their freedom after 55 days in captivity.
Kwara State Governor Abdulraham Abdulrazaq

Kwara launches agric input subsidy for farmers

Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara on Wednesday launched an agricultural input subsidy scheme that would give about 10,000 farmers in the state access to various inputs at 50 per cent market price.
Hadiza Bala Usman

NPA chief: African ports must collaborate for sustainable development

The managing director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman, says the collaboration of ports in West and Central Africa is crucial to achieving sustainable development.

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Governor ‘Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has addressed the issues surrounding the strike action by some state-owned tertiary institutions, declaring that the state will resolve the matter within the month.

Governor Makinde: We won’t allow agents of religious disharmony destabilise Oyo

Oyo State Governor, ‘Seyi Makinde, has said that his administration will not allow agents of religious disharmony to destabilise the state.
Bruno Giordano has expressed his displeasure with the transfer fee Napoli paid to Lille for Victor Osimhen last summer, questioning why was more expensive than Erling Haaland.

Ex-Charleroi boss: Victor Osimhen has potential to become a world class player

Former Sporting Charleroi coach, Mario Notaro says he’s confident Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen has the ability to become a top player in the world.

Nigeria cricket federation invites 40 women to camp

The Nigeria Cricket Federation (NCF) said it invited 40 women to resume camp ahead of the Kwibuka Women Invitational tournament in Kigali, Rwanda.
Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai of Kaduna State has reacted to the new the killing of six children and a woman in some herders’ settlements in the Kaura and Lere Local Government Areas of the State.

Kaduna debunks claims salaries of political appointees gulp personnel cost

The Kaduna State Government has debunked claims that the salaries of political appointees gulp a large chunk of the personnel cost of the state.

Wema Bank celebrates 75th anniversary

Alongside the bank’s anniversary, ALAT, the bank’s digital banking platform also celebrated its third anniversary since its launch in 2017.