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Why many Nigerians are scared of the year 2019

Though the tell-tale signs are there, considering the unusual electoral malpractices in Ekiti, Osun, Kwara and other places where voters have allegedly been brazenly intimidated, disenfranchised and disillusioned.
Indonesian soldiers prepare coffins for construction workers, believed to have been shot dead, in Wamena in Papua province on December 4, 2018. - Indonesia is investigating reports that 31 construction workers were shot dead by separatist rebels in restive Papua province, the public works minister said on December 4, as he halted construction in the area. (Photo by STAF STEEL / AFP)

Indonesia hunts suspects in alleged Papua mass killing

Indonesian soldiers hunted on Wednesday for rebels suspected of killing as many as 24 construction workers in restive Papua province, as an eyewitness account supplied by the military described a grisly mass execution.
Indonesian soldiers prepare coffins for construction workers, believed to have been shot dead, in Wamena in Papua province on December 4, 2018. - Indonesia is investigating reports that 31 construction workers were shot dead by separatist rebels in restive Papua province, the public works minister said on December 4, as he halted construction in the area. (Photo by STAF STEEL / AFP)

Indonesia probes reports dozens of workers shot dead in Papua

An Indonesian soldier was killed while investigating reports that more than two dozen construction workers were shot dead by separatist rebels in restive Papua province, officials said Tuesday.
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, is to kick-start his campaign for the 2019 presidential election through an address to Nigerians on Facebook on Monday.

To win the war on terror we need opportunities and jobs

In order to defeat terror, Nigeria needs a well thought out anti-terror plan and one thing that must be central to that plan is the buy in of the people because terror can only thrive where there is local support. Take that local support structure away and the terror architecture will collapse like a pack of cards.
Soldiers from both Koreas within the Demilitarized Zone last month. Both sides have taken steps this year to ease tensions on the border, which a North Korean soldier crossed on Saturday. Ministry of National Defense-EPA, via Shutterstock

North Korean soldier defects to South across border

A North Korean soldier defected to South Korea on Saturday across their heavily fortified land border, which the two sides have begun to demilitarise as relations between the Cold War-era foes warm, the South’s military said.

Gombe police arrest soldier, 19 others for armed robbery

The Gombe State Police Command said it had arrested a soldier attached to 301 Artillery Regiment Gombe for alleged armed robbery and 19 others for various offences.
Footage showing a recent Boko Haram attack in north-east Nigeria. | AFP | Getty Images

Witness: Boko Haram ‘hacked 4 farmers to death before my eyes’

Boko Haram jihadists have killed four farmers near the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, in the latest bloodshed in the restive region, witnesses and a local militia leader said on Monday.
PRESIDENT BUHARI RECEIVES IN AUDIENCE NIGERIAN CONSERVATION FOUNDATION NOV 9, 2018 3

Muhammadu Buhari meets with service chiefs over killing of soldiers

Worried by the killing of 44 soldiers by Boko Haram last Sunday during an attack on a military base in Metele, Borno State, near the Nigeria – Chad boarder, President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, summoned an emergency meeting with the Service Chiefs.
Santos Lopez Alonzo has been sentenced to 5130 years for the massacre of 171 people. Associated Press

Guatemala sentences ex-soldier to over 5,000 years in prison

A Guatemalan court has sentenced a former soldier to 5,160 years in prison for a massacre during one of the worst atrocities of the Central American nation's civil war.
US President Donald Trump (L) speaks s with French president Emmanuel Macron prior to their meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, on November 10, 2018, on the sidelines of commemorations marking the 100th anniversary of the 11 November 1918 armistice, ending World War I. Christophe Petit-Tesson / POOL / AFP

Emmanuel Macron hosts Donald Trump amid row over European defence

US President Donald Trump met French President Emmanuel Macron for talks in Paris on Saturday ahead of a weekend of World War 1 commemorations that risk being overshadowed by a row over Macron's calls for a European army, which Trump has branded "insulting".

Military denies attack on personnel in Benue, Taraba, Nasarawa

Maj.-Gen Adeyemi Yekini, the Force Commander, Operation Whirl Stroke (OPWS) has denied that no soldier attached to the military operation covering Benue, Nasarawa and Taraba states had been ambushed by any militia group in the states.
French President Emmanuel Macron at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris last year. France marks 100 years since end of World War 1

France hosts 80 world leaders for 100 years of World War I

France kicks off a week of World War I commemorations from Sunday, with some 80 leaders from around the globe preparing to fly in for a ceremony marking a century since the guns fell silent.

Nigerian Army silent as families seek news of missing soldiers

The soldier's father remembers the exact day when he spoke to his son for the last time. It was August 26. He hasn't heard from him since.

Soldiers invade Ekiti community over colleague’s death

Soldiers have reportedly invaded Ogotun-Ekiti community in Ekiti Southwest Local Government Area of Ekiti State, over the killing of their colleague.
President Buhari receives in courtesy visit Offor of Umuofor Kingdom Eze Abdulfattah Chimaeze Emetumah III in State House on 11th Oct 2018 3

Muhammadu Buhari: Don’t toy with Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari has identified making Nigeria better as a singular objective and warned sternly that the government would deal with those toying with the unity of the country.
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Muhammadu Buhari vows to fight anyone against Nigeria’s peace, unity

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Abuja vowed the federal government will contend with anyone who is against the peace and unity of Nigeria.

Charly Boy denies causing soldier’s arrest

Popular social activist and entertainer, Mr Charles Oputa, also known as Charly Boy, has reacted to a statement posted on Instagram by a Nigerian soldier claiming that he was responsible for his arrest, which lasted 36 days.
Former UK soldier Joe Robinson, who fought Islamic State, jailed in Turkey

Turkey sentences alleged British YPG fighter for ‘terrorism’

A Turkish court has sentenced a former British soldier to seven-and-a-half years in jail for alleged links to a Kurdish armed group, which is proscribed by the government.

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Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has said that many European countries are ignoring the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

You don’t deserve a second term – PDP tells Muhammadu Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said President Muhammadu Buhari does not deserve a second term of office judging from his “woeful performance” for the past three and a half years.
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Jose Mourinho: It doesn’t matter who Manchester United draw in Champions League

Jose Mourinho says he isn’t concerned about who his Manchester United side will draw in the Champions League last 16.

IPMAN commends Supreme Court judgment affirming Chinedu Okoronkwo as National President

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria on Sunday commended the Supreme Court judgment which declared Chinedu Okoronkwo as the substantive National President of the association.