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US soldier killed in ‘apparent insider attack’ in Afghanistan

A US soldier was killed and two others wounded in an "apparent insider attack" in southern Afghanistan on Saturday, NATO said.

Change of counsel stalls kidnap kingpin Evans’ alleged possession of firearms trial

The trial of abduction kingpin, Chukwudimeme Onwuamadike, alias Evans for alleged illegal possession of firearms was stalled at an Ikeja High Court on Wednesday.

Taliban, Afghan forces hug, take selfies as ceasefire holds

Taliban fighters and Afghan security forces hugged and took selfies with each other in restive eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, as an unprecedented ceasefire in the war-torn country held for the second day of Eid.

Archbishop Oche: Declaration of June 12 is justice done to MKO Abiola

The Methodist Archbishop of Abuja, Most Rev. Oche Job, says the declaration of June 12 as a Democracy Day in Nigeria is justice done to the late Chief Moshood Abiola.

Expert advises snail farmers on how to achieve best yield

Animal Scientist, Dr Yemi Popoola, of Institute of Agricultural Research and Training (IAR&T) Ibadan, on Tuesday, advised snail farmers on the need for regular checks on snail housing units to prevent contamination of the pens from dead snails.

Kogi PDP warns Governor Bello to stop harassing its members

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has accused Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, of plotting to recall its elected lawmakers.

Nigerian military denies sexual harassment allegations

The Nigeria Army has denied accusations of sexual misconduct by the Amnesty International (AI).

Suspects arrested over murder of 3 policemen in Port Harcourt

The Police Command in Rivers has confirmed the arrest of some suspects in connection with the murder of three policemen at Mile 3 in Port Harcourt on May 10.

Soldiers storm police station over murder of colleague

There was commotion along Ada George Road in Port Harcourt on Thursday morning as soldiers sacked the Rumukpakani Police Station, allegedly over the killing of their colleague by a policeman.

Israeli soldier filmed killing Palestinian released from prison

An Israeli soldier convicted of manslaughter for shooting dead an injured Palestinian was freed from prison on Tuesday, the army said, after spending nine months behind bars.

Six killed in Boko Haram attack on Lake Chad island

Six people were killed, including four government officials and a soldier, in an attack by Boko Haram jihadists on a Chadian army checkpoint on an island in Lake Chad, a military source told AFP Sunday.

Ekiti guber: APC aspirants call for free, fair primary election

Aspirants for governorship election on the ‎platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti, on Thursday appealed to the leadership of the party to conduct a free, fair and credible primary.

Jailed Lula da Silva still the favorite in Brazil

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who has been in jail since last week, is still leading presidential election choices ahead of the vote in October, according to a new poll.

Military: Death toll in Borno Boko Haram attack 28

The Nigeria military on Monday said at least 15 persons including a soldier, were killed and about 83 others seriously injured on Sunday night during hours of battle to wade off a large number of armed suicide bombers trying to invade Maiduguri the Borno state capital.

France’s Emmanuel Macron leads tributes to ‘hero’ police officer

French President Emmanuel Macron has led tributes to Arnaud Beltrame, the "hero" policeman who died after swapping himself for a hostage in a jihadist attack, saying he symbolised the "French spirit of resistance".

Fake soldier jailed 18 months for impersonation

A 35-year-old self-acclaimed soldier, Agbo Daniel, was on Thursday jailed 18 months by an Ikorodu Magistrates’ Court for impersonation.

Nigerian Army confirms killing of 3 kidnap suspects in Kogi

The Nigerian Army has confirmed the killing of three kidnap suspects and a soldier in Kogi during a rescue operation on Tuesday.

Dismissed soldier docked over alleged impersonation

Chukwudi Afuka, a soldier who was dismissed for allegedly dressing in military camouflage, was on Friday arraigned in an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court, Lagos.

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