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Amnesty: Boko Haram, Nigerian military ‘violate children’s rights’

Nigeria must urgently address its failure to protect and provide education to an entire generation of children in the Northeast, a region devastated by years of Boko Haram atrocities and gross violations by the military, Amnesty International warned today in a chilling new report.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police deny alleged clash with soldiers in Ebonyi

The Police Command in Ebonyi, has denied alleged media reports of clash between policemen and soldiers on Thursday in Abakaliki.
The evil spirit -possessed, blood -thirsty Boko Haram insurgents are on the prowl against troops of the Nigerian Army even as this story is being gathered.

ISWAP fighters kill seven Nigerian soldiers in Dapchi

In one assault on the town of Dapchi fighters believed to be from an Islamic State group affiliate killed one soldier and wounded three while looting shops and torching the house of a local leader, sources told AFP.
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Boko Haram attacks Yobe community

Boko Haram fighters Thursday evening attacked Dapchi, a community in Yobe State.
The Nigerian Army has said that its troops have again successfully dislodged Boka Haram-Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists at Malam Fatori in Abadam Local Government Area of Borno.

Troops kill nine Boko Haram insurgents in Borno ambush

Troops of the Nigerian Army attached to Sector 1, Operation Lafiya Dole, have shot dead nine Boko Haram terrorists during an ambush staged for the insurgents along the Mainok-Jakana Road in the Kaga Local Government Area of Borno State.
Some Nigerians recently evacuated from Dubai, United Arab Emirates, have stated that they are being treated like prisoners.

Coronavirus: They’re treated like prisoners – Dubai returnees

Some Nigerians recently evacuated from Dubai, United Arab Emirates, have stated that they are being treated like prisoners.

AMPON president calls for support, palliatives for journalists

The novel Coronavirus pandemic has left many individuals, businesses, and even countries incapacitated and the role the media; journalists and broadcasters play in day-to-day activities cannot be an oversight.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, in a statement on Saturday, added that large cache of arms and ammunition were also recovered during the operation.

Soldiers kill second most wanted kidnap kingpin in Benue, recovers weapons

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ), said soldiers on internal security operations in Benue state have killed the leader of a notorious kidnap group Terugwa Igbagwa aka Orjondu.
Mr Philip Obin, the Technical Assistant to Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, on New Media, has urged warring communities in Erei, Biase Local Government Area of Cross River, to sheathe their sword and embrace peace.

VP Osinbajo’s aide preaches peace in Cross River

Mr Philip Obin, the Technical Assistant to Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, on New Media, has urged warring communities in Erei, Biase Local Government Area of Cross River, to sheathe their sword and embrace peace.
A convoy of buses carrying participants of an inter-Korean family reunion makes its way through the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) towards North Korea

North, South Korea exchange gunfire across demilitarized zone

Gunshots fired from North Korea struck a guard post in South Korea on Sunday inside the Demilitarized Zone separating the two countries, and South Korean soldiers fired back, the South’s military said.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Nigerian soldier ‘shot dead’ by police officer

The slain soldier, a lance corporal, was rushed to Our Lady Hospital, Bomadi, where he died from the assault, our sources said.
Army spokesperson Tamer al-Rifai said the suspects died in an exchange of fire in a farming area of the region in eastern Egypt, and that arms, ammunition and walkie-talkies were seized.

Egypt says killed 2 jihadists, day after deadly blast hits army

The Egyptian army killed two suspected jihadists on Friday in restive North Sinai, a day after a blast targeted an armoured vehicle, a military spokesperson said.
The Chinese government has ordered ByteDance to take down its Feishu workplace messaging tool from app stores in China for a month because it let users access posts from Facebook and Twitter, which are banned in the country, Bloomberg reported.

China orders TikTok owner to remove Feishu workplace app

ByteDance, which also operates the social media app TikTok, developed Feishu as an internal app, then marketed it for business use in 2019. An international version of the app, called Lark, launched in April 2019 and is still operating in markets like Japan and Singapore.

French armed forces buy chloroquine from China as ‘precaution’

France’s armed forces ministry on Friday said it had bought a consignment of the anti-malarial drug chloroquine from China as a precaution in case it becomes an approved medication for the coronavirus, an idea dismissed by many experts.
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has conducted training for some of its flight nurses and aircrew to build their capacity for airlifting wounded soldiers from battlefields. 1

Nigerian Airforce trains flight nurses, enable capacity for airlifting wounded soldiers

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has conducted training for some of its flight nurses and aircrew to build their capacity for airlifting wounded soldiers from battlefields.

Vehicles loaded with passengers intercepted at Enugu-Benue border

Over 30 vehicles loaded with passengers coming from the northern part of the country were intercepted by soldiers manning an Army checkpoint in Nsukka, Enugu State as they were trying to enter or pass through the state to other states in the southern part of the country.
Saudi King Salman

Muslim fasting month of Ramadan starts Friday in Arab countries

The Muslim fasting month of Ramadan will start on Friday in Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of Islam, and most Arab countries.
The United States has accused Mozambique security forces of unlawful and arbitrary killings in their battle against a shadowy jihadist group in the country's northern region.

Soldiers kill 14 civilians in Mozambique

Mozambique’s main opposition Renamo party on Thursday accused security forces of killing 14 civilians in the northern Cabo Delgado province which has been repeatedly attacked by jihadists.

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Respite has come the way of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), as they are in the coming days to receive $500,000 (about 200 million Naira) from FIFA as a palliative for the Coronavirus Pandemic.

FIFA, WHO, EU launch campaign to help domestic violence victims amid coronavirus lockdown

FIFA, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Commission have announced the #SafeHome campaign designed to support women and children at risk of domestic violence during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Canadian court disappoints Huawei over CFO’s case

A Canadian court ruled against Huawei’s chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, on Wednesday in her extradition case to the US on fraud charges.
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says its Air Task Force (ATF) for Operation DIRAN MIKIYA has neutralised no fewer than 10 bandits at Sububu Forest area in Zamfara .

Military airstrike kills 30 bandits in Zamfara

The Defence Headquarters says the Air Component of Operation Hadarin Daji has killed no fewer than 30 bandits and destroyed their logistics store in air strikes conducted on Tuesday in Doumborou Forest area of Zamfara.
Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, disclosed this during an inter-ministerial media update on COVID-19 on Thursday in Ikeja.

Lagos conducts assessment to revitalise 329 primary healthcare

As part of efforts geared towards the revitalisation of Primary Healthcare, the Lagos State Government has carried out a comprehensive assessment of no fewer than 329 Primary healthcare centres in the State.
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Trading resumes after Eid-el-Fitr celebration with 0.07% growth

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) reopened trading on Wednesday after the public holidays to mark the Eid-el-Fitr celebration with a marginal growth of 0.07 per cent.