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Nigerian Army, Amnesty International clash at Presidential Panel of Inquiry over alleged rights violations

Amnesty International, AI, yesterday, testified before the Presidential Investigation Panel investigating the alleged violation of human rights by soldiers involved in the fight against insurgency in the country.

Kenya tightens admission rules for foreign students over security reasons

Foreign nationals seeking to study in Kenyan universities will now be required to obtain a certificate of good conduct from the local police before they are admitted to various institutions across the country.

Eight die in New York terror attack

The FBI is treating a truck attack in New York, in which six people died and 15 were injured, as an act of terrorism.

US treasury secretary praises cooperation with Qatar

The United States and Qatar have agreed to enhance cooperation on "counterterrorism", according to a joint statement issued after a visit by US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to the Qatari capital Doha.

Uhuru Kenyatta: Re-elected, but at what cost?

Uhuru Kenyatta, who won a second and final term in Kenya's controversial election re-run, is the son of the country's founding president and a man who epitomises the country's elite.

Qatar’s membership in GCC should be frozen – Bahrain’s Khalid Ahmed

Bahrain Foreign Minister, Khalid Ahmed, on Monday said Qatar’s membership in the Gulf Cooperation Council, GCC, should be frozen until it meets the demands of the Arab Quartet.

Nigerian Army confirms ambush on soldiers in Zamfara

Nigerian Army on Sunday confirmed an ambush by suspected bandits against its anti terrorism team on Friday around Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara.

Ethiopia premier Hailemariam Desalegn says Al-Shabaab behind Mogadishu blast, vows renewed combat

Ethiopian Prime Minsiter, Hailemariam Desalegn, says al-Qaeda linked Al-Shabaab were behind the Mogadishu bombing of October 14, 2017.

For me racism is like terrorism – Salomon Kalou

Ivorian international Salomon Kalou has revealed why Hertha Berlin players knelt before a German Bundesliga game in protest against racism nearly two weeks ago, which he compared to terrorism.

Secret ownership of companies dangerous – Yemi Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday said hidden corporate ownership posed serious danger to developing countries like Nigeria.

Takeaways from President Buhari’s Turkey engagement

President Recep Tayyeb Erdogan hosted Muhammadu Buhari, the President of Nigeria for a fairly long one-on-one meeting in Ankara, the Turkish capital on Thursday before the bilateral meeting that involved their ministers and members of their delegations.

Pakistan’s Shahid Abbasi presents anti-terrorism manual to President Buhari

Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Saturday in Istanbul presented a manual on strategy and tactics of dealing with terrorism to President Muhammadu Buhari.

Opposition aware of my achievement – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Saturday, said his administration had degraded the Boko Haram sect to the point that even “the opposition party” recognised that there was a considerable improvement of security in the North-East under his leadership.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson renews Gulf crisis talks in Saudi Arabia

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is in Saudi Arabia for the start of his Middle East tour as part of a new push to end the Gulf crisis.

Three Borno LGs inaccessible, many others partially accessible – UN

The United Nations has said in spite of efforts by the Nigerian military to contain the menace of terrorism in the North-east, three local government areas in Borno State still remain completely inaccessible to aid workers as a result of the threat posed by the Boko Haram sect.

Boko Haram: Opposition aware of my achievement – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday said his administration had degraded the Boko Haram sect to the point that even “the opposition party” recognises that there is a considerable improvement of security in the North East under his leadership.

US warns Americans about visiting Sudan over ‘terror risks’

The United States has warned Americans about travelling to Sudan given the "risks of terrorism" in the African country, prompting an angry response from Khartoum on Friday.

Nigeria, Turkey plan joint move against terrorism

President Muhammadu Buhari and his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, agreed during talks yesterday in Ankara to strengthen cooperation between the security agencies of both countries to tackle terrorism.

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