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IPOB sit-at-home records partial compliance in South East

The sit-at-home order by the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) in the South East, to commemorate the army invasion of the Afaraukwu, Abia State home of Nnamdi Kanu, on Friday was ignored as residents in Enugu, Anambra, Abia states and other parts of the south east went about their normal businesses.

Shi’ites protest in Abuja as Ibrahim El-Zakzaky marks 1000 days in detention

Hundreds of Shi’ites rallied in Abuja Friday to demand the release of their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, who marked 1,000 days in detention Friday.
England captain Harry Kane

Gary Neville: No way England can rest captain Harry Kane

Harry Kane is suffering from playing too many games, but must continue to start for England, according to former Three Lions defender Gary Neville.

Police arrest two dismissed military men, four others for robbery

The police in Lagos on Wednesday said they had intercepted a five-man robbery gang, including two dismissed military men and recovered goods worth N13.2million from the gang.

Flood kills soldier, 9 others in Kebbi

Kebbi State Government on Tuesday confirmed the death of a soldier and nine others in two separate flood disasters across the state.

Maiduguri airport mutinous soldiers face court martial

The Nigerian Army said it would set up a General Court Martial (GCM) to try soldiers of Special Forces who embarked on a protest at the Maiduguri airport two weeks ago.
5 Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, on Tuesday visited Bariga-Somolu Local Council Development Area in Lagos State, where he addressed a town hall meeting during the Eid-el-Kabir celebration.

Sallah: Federal government is focused on eradicating poverty – VP Osinbajo

The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, says the President Muhammadu Buhari administration will continue to focus on the common man and taking Nigerians out of poverty through social investment programmes.

Soldier, two others killed by gunmen in Rivers

A soldier, a policeman and one civilian have been killed by a group of gunmen who attacked an oil exploration site in Ogbemakoku/Iyak community, Abua-Odual Local Government Area of Rivers State.

Nigerian Army condemns brutality of house help, moves to punish female soldier

The Nigerian Army said it has commenced investigation on alleged brutality and abuse meted out on a minor by a female soldier in Lagos.
Benjamin Manirambona

Burundi head teacher jailed five years for sitting student’s exam

A court in Burundi has sentenced a head teacher to five years in prison for trying to disguise himself as a student and sit a national exam on another person's behalf.

Ex-Governor Bafarawa blames Nigerians for voting President Buhari in 2015

The former governor of Sokoto State, Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa, has blamed Nigerians for voting President Muhammadu Buhari, in 2015.

Ex-Governor Bafarawa: President Buhari trained to kill, not to govern

A former Governor of Sokoto State, Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa, has said President Muhammadu Buhari was trained to kill and not to rule, hence blamed Nigerians for voting him as their ruler.
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48-year-old fake soldier bags 3 months in jail

A fake soldier, 48-year-old Hamza Ismaila is to spend the next 90 days in jail, a Minna Magistrates’ Court ruled on Tuesday.
James Matthews entered a formal not guilty plea and the prosecution offered no evidence. Dominic Lipinski-PA

Britain drops terror charges against ex-soldier for fighting IS

A former British soldier alleged to have fought alongside Kurdish forces battling the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria had terrorism charges against him dropped on Tuesday.
Moise Katumbi

DR Congo tycoon seeks permission to return to contest key election

Multimillionaire and political heavyweight Moise Katumbi on Monday said he had sought permission to return to Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) this week to contest presidential elections in one of Africa's most volatile countries.

Officer: Nigerian Air Force to reposition mobility command

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says it will reposition the Mobility Command for tactical and strategic airlift.

Nigerian troops recapture Yobe town from Boko Haram

The Nigerian Army says its troops had re-occupied Jilli in Yobe and began to spread across the general area after the Boko Haram terrorists group attacked their location in the town on July 14.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 24, 2018 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrives to deliver a speech in Istanbul, after initial results of Turkey's presidential and parliamentary elections. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will on July 9, 2018 be sworn in for a second mandate as Turkey's head of state after his election triumph last month, assuming sweeping powers granted under a new constitution, a presidential source said. / AFP PHOTO / BULENT KILIC

Turkey jails 31 for life over role in failed coup

Former soldiers were among 31 people sentenced to life in prison by an Ankara court on Tuesday in a case related to the July 2016 failed military coup, bringing the total number of life sentences in related cases to more than 100 in a week.

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Atiku Abubakar

Atiku Abubakar: No cause for alarm over Supreme Court ruling

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar, yesterday, failed to persuade the Supreme Court to compel the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to grant them access to the controversial server they said was used to electronically transmit results of the February 23 presidential election.
Reigning NCAA Division I 200m champion, Divine Oduduru started his quest to become the second Nigerian man to successfully complete a sprint double at the Championships on an explosive note.

Nigeria’s Divine Oduduru set for Diamond League return

Nigeria’s Divine Oduduru has been handed the opportunity to prove he has the big occasion temperament following his re-admission to the IAAF Diamond League stage barely six weeks after his misadventure to the EBS Herculis in Monaco where he came in last (10.26 seconds) in the 100m event.
An Indian police officer fires tear smoke shell on Kashmiri protesters on December 17 [Mukhtar Khan-AP]

Two killed in Kashmir as Donald Trump offers to mediate

A suspected militant and a policeman were killed in the first gun battle since New Delhi stripped Indian Kashmir of its autonomy, police said Wednesday after US President Donald Trump offered to mediate the “explosive” situation.
Liverpool's defenders play like animals, according to goalkeeper Adrian, following the club's Super Cup success and strong start to the new Premier League season.

Adrian: Liverpool’s defenders are like animals

Liverpool's defenders play "like animals", according to goalkeeper Adrian, following the club's Super Cup success and strong start to the new Premier League season.
Senator Babajide Christopher Omoworare

Senator Omoworare: I’ll deepen mutual relationship between President Buhari, Senate

The newly appointed Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on National Assembly matters, Senator Babajide Omoworare, has pledged to deepen the current mutual relationship between the Executive and the Senate.