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Maithripala Sirisena

Easter bombings: Sri Lanka president sacks intelligence chief

Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena has sacked the national intelligence chief and will not cooperate with a parliamentary investigation into security lapses before the Easter suicide bombings, officials said Saturday.
Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal

We’re yet to take stand on restructuring – Northern governors

Despite the vigorous debate and diverse opinions on restructuring, the Northern Governors’ Forum on Friday in Kaduna disclosed that they are yet to take a stand on the issue of restructuring in the country.
Sri Lankan Catholic Archbishop of Colombo, Malcolm Ranjith, gestures as he speaks during a press conference in Colombo. AFP

Sri Lanka Catholics turn to TV mass amid bomb threat

Sri Lanka’s Catholic Church will televise a private Sunday mass after cancelling regular services over fears of a repeat of Easter suicide bombings that killed 257 people, a spokesman said.

Sri Lanka bans face covering after attacks

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday announced a ban on face covering, a week after Islamist militants carried out coordinated suicide bombings that killed 253 people.
Soldiers stand guard outside St. Anthony’s Shrine in Colombo on April 25, 2019, following a series of bomb blasts targeting churches and luxury hotels on the Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka. – All of Sri Lanka’s Catholic churches have been ordered to stay closed and suspend services until security improves after deadly Easter bombings, which killed at least 359 people and wounded hundreds, a senior priest told AFP on April 25. (Photo by Jewel SAMAD / AFP)

India warned Sri Lanka after detaining IS suspects

India warned Sri Lanka of possible suicide bombings weeks before the Easter attacks, based on “threatening” Islamic State-influenced material seized from suspects in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, a source with knowledge of the investigation told AFP Thursday.

US airstrike kills 24 al-Shabaab extremists in Somalia

The United States military said on Thursday it has killed 24 al-Shabaab extremists with an airstrike in Somalia, one of its deadliest in months.
Muhammadu Buhari

Muhammadu Buhari: I’ll do better if I win re-election

President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration will do better if he wins re-election and “survives the next four years”.
The arrested Boko Haram members as paraded by the Borno Police Command on Wednesday.

I was paid N30,000 for abducting Chibok girls – Boko Haram commander

The Boko Haram commander said he was among the 22 suspected insurgents arrested by the police over the abduction of the schoolgirls and attacks on communities, military, security agencies as well as suicide bombings in Borno and Adamawa.
Footage showing a recent Boko Haram attack in north-east Nigeria. | AFP | Getty Images

Boko Haram kills six traders in Borno ambush

Boko Haram fighters killed six traders when they ambushed a convoy of lorries under military escort in northeast Nigeria, a civilian militia member and a local resident said on Thursday.

At least 23 Nigerian troops missing after Boko Haram attack

Twenty-three Nigerian soldiers are missing after Boko Haram jihadists ambushed a convoy in the remote northeast of the country, said military and civilian vigilante sources on Saturday.

Al-Shabaab shuts down football pitches in Somali capital

Usually there are uniformed players and crowds wearing colourful jerseys supporting their favourite teams. That's been the routine the past 20 years in Mogadishu during the holy month of Ramadan.

Three dead in ‘terror’ shooting in Belgian city

A gunman on Tuesday shot dead two police officers with their own weapons before killing a bystander in a brazen suspected terror attack in Belgium, briefly taking a hostage at a school before being killed by police.

Indonesia hit by new terror attack after deadly suicide bombings

Four men who attacked an Indonesian police headquarters with samurai swords were shot dead Wednesday and one officer also died, authorities said, days after a wave of deadly suicide bombings claimed by the Islamic State group rocked the country.

Two suicide bombers blow themselves up at police headquarters

Two militants on a motorcycle blew themselves up at a police headquarters in Indonesia’s second city Surabaya on Monday, wounding at least 10 people including officers, authorities said, a day after a deadly wave of suicide bombings hit churches.

General Buratai insists Boko Haram has been defeated

Despite pockets of suicide bombings in the North East (NE), the Nigerian Army (NA), Thursday maintained that the military have decimated the Boko Haram sect.

NAFDAC operatives seize 33 containers of Tramadol

The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control has said that its operatives intercepted and seized 33 containers of Tramadol which were being conveyed to a yet-to-be-ascertained location in the country.

At least 23 killed in multiple attacks in Afghanistan

At least 23 people were killed and more than a dozen wounded in multiple suicide bombings and attacks in Afghanistan on Saturday, officials said, the latest in a series of assaults in the war-torn country.

2019: Don’t let personal ambition override national interest – IBB tells President Buhari

He called on Nigerians to cooperate with President Muhammadu Buhari to complete his term of office on May 29th, 2019 and collectively prepare the way for new generation (of) leaders to assume the mantle of leadership of the country.

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Protest on Sunday rocked Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital, over the death of two brothers at Agudama area while trying to cross the flooded Epie Creek that stretched from Igbogene to Yenagoa.
Shanghai Shenhua forward. Odion Ighalo, has scored his first goal in the Chinese Super League since May when he left to represent Nigeria at 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

Odion Ighalo keeps Shanghai alive in China

Shanghai Shenhua forward Odion Ighalo has scored his first goal in the Chinese Super League since May when he left to represent Nigeria at 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

Kogi West elders endorse Governor Bello’s second term bid

Some leaders from the Kogi West Senatorial district have declared supporting Governor Yahaya Bello’s second term bid will better position the zone for the governorship position in 2023.

Purveyors of hate speech should not expect rest – minister

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, says no amount of attacks, sponsored or otherwise, will stop the implementation of approved recommendations on reform of broadcasting code.

No Nigerian bank is distressed – central bank chief

Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele, yesterday, allayed fears on speculations of alleged insolvency in about seven banks following their failure to scale through a recent stressed conducted by industry regulators.