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Muslim men in front of a mosque in Kiniyama, Sri Lanka, after a mob attacked it. Dinuka Liyanawatte-Reuters

Sri Lanka vows to go tough on anti-Muslim rioters

The Sri Lankan Police has vowed to use maximum force against violent protesters who have continued to attack mosques and the Muslims in the country.

Early morning fire razes 13 shops in Lagos market

An early morning infeno on Wednesday consumed no fewer than 13 shops located at the Agbara Market, along the Lagos-Badagry Expressway in Lagos.
Gunmen suspected to be Fulani militia:herdsmen

Bandits kill 17, abduct two women in Katsina

Bandits have again invaded Yar Center, in the outskirts of Sherere community in Kankara Local Government Area of Katsina State, killing 17 persons while dozens sustained varying degrees of injuries and numerous houses set ablaze.

Suspected cultists vandalise, loot property worth millions in Calabar

Suspected cultists in Calabar South local government area of Cross River State have vandalised and looted property estimated at several millions of naira in the city.

Rainstorm destroys over 500 houses in Ondo

Residents of Ikare Akoko, Ugbe Akoko and Supare Akoko in Akoko North-East and Akoko South West Local Government Areas of Ondo State have called on the state government to assist them following the destruction of their houses by rainstorm.

31 shops, mosque burnt in Kaduna market fire

Traders in foodstuff at the Kaduna Central Market, Bakin Dogo, were on Wednesday left in shock and confusion by an early morning fire outbreak that consumed 31 shops along Birnin Kudu Road in the market.

Election postponement: Business activities decline in Ibadan

Many shops, markets, including PalmsMall (Shoprite) in Ibadan stayed locked while roads were deserted on Saturday in spite of the postponement of the elections.
Police and firefighters at the scene

Fire at workers’ accommodation in French ski resort kills two people

Two people have been killed after a large fire broke out in the upmarket French ski resort of Courchevel.
Zimbabwe police fired teargas to disperse a crowd queuing for bread at a shopping centre near central Harare [Philimon Bulawayo-Reuters]

Uneasy calm in Zimbabwe amid stay-at-home fuel price protest

An uneasy calm returned to Zimbabwe's main cities but businesses and schools remained closed and mobile networks enforced a government internet shutdown on the final day of a national strike triggered by a steep rise in fuel prices.
Jimoh Moshood

Police denies attacking Senator Saraki’s family, supporters

Nigerian police has debunked the allegations by Nigeria’s Senate president, Abubakar Bukola Saraki, that its men supervised an attack on his family house and his supporters after the ruling All Progressive Congress rally in Kwara state on Thursday.
Jair Bolsonaro

Brazil troops deploy to stop criminal attacks in northern city

A special deployment of Brazilian troops began fanning out in the northern city of Fortaleza Saturday with orders to stop a spike in violent attacks by criminal gangs against banks, buses and shops, officials said.
Boko Haram

Normalcy returns to Yobe after terrorist attacks

Normalcy is gradually returning to Kukareta village of Damaturu Local Government, the Yobe State capital, after Boko Haram sect members stormed the town, killing 13 soldiers, and two policemen in an attempt to seize control of the military base along Damaturu-Maiduguri road.
Abule Egba

Police arrests four over Abule-Egba petroleum pipeline fire

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested four suspected pipeline vandals in connection with the inferno that occurred at Abule Egba last Wednesday.

Yuletide: Lagos assures residents of LAKE Rice availability

The Lagos State Government has assured residents of the availability of LAKE Rice in all approved designated sales centres, outlets and shops across the state from Saturday, December 22, 2018.

France tells Donald Trump to stop meddling in its affairs

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian asks Donald Trump to stop meddling in French affairs after the US President criticised France in two tweets following riots in Paris

NYSC empowers 7,000 corps members in Katsina

The Katsina State Coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Hajiya Ramatu Sanda, has said the scheme has trained and empowered 7,000 corps members through its Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) programme in the state since its inception in 2012.

Fire razes market, destroys 350 shops in Katsina

A fire outbreak weekend razed about 350 shops and stalls at a market in Funtua in Funtua Local Government of Katsina State, destroying goods and property worth N350 million.

Boko Haram kills 13 people in fresh Borno attack

The Acting General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, Brig.-Gen. Bulama Biu, confirmed the attack yesterday in Maiduguri, the state capital.

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Iraqi Kurdistan’s parliament elects new prime minister

Iraqi Kurdistan’s parliament on Tuesday elected Masrour Barzani, to become the semi-autonomous region’s new prime minister.
Ibrahim Magu . EFCC

Ibrahim Magu: EFCC secured 1,207 convictions in over four years

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has declared the agency has secured 1, 207 convictions in four years and five months.
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Director: Nigeria’s untapped shea butter can yield $2 billion annually

The Nigeria Agribusiness Register Networking (AgNet), a business outfits says the country’s untapped shea butter is capable of yielding two billion dollars about N721 trillion annually.

Union Bank shareholders endorse N54.4 billion share premium reduction

Shareholders of Union Bank of Nigeria (UBN) on Tuesday endorsed the proposed reduction of N54.4 billion from the bank’s share premium account aimed at restructuring its balance sheet for optimal performance.
Minister of State for Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Olajumoke Akinjide

EFCC rejects transfer of ex-minister Jumoke Akinjide’s case to new judge

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has rejected the transfer of a money laundering case against former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory Mrs Jumoke Akinjide to a new judge.