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French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife were rushed from a Paris theatre late Friday after protesters tried to burst in and disrupt the performance.

French president, wife rushed from Paris theatre during protest

French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife were rushed from a Paris theatre late Friday after protesters tried to burst in and disrupt the performance.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian Army conducts free medical outreaches in North East

Troops of the Nigerian Army in continuation of the crackdown on criminal syndicates have encountered and overpowered several terrorist elements in the north east theatre of operation even as free medical outreaches by the Army have been extended to some communities as part of non kinetic military efforts to win support of the people.

NAF initiates free medical, feeding programme for displaced children in Northeast

The Nigerian Air Force says it has initiated free medical and feeding programme for women and children displaced by Boko Haram insurgency in the northeast.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian Army dismisses Operation Positive Identification

The Nigerian Army has described as mischievous, reports that it will commence a nationwide exercise code-named Operation Positive Identification, which will require Nigerians to show proof of their citizenship to soldiers who will be deployed across the states for the reported operation.

Creative industry fund: Central bank, Lagos assess National Theatre

The Central Bank of Nigeria and Lagos State Government team on Saturday assessed the National Arts Theatre, Lagos ahead of new investment plan that includes building a Creative Industry Park at the Theatre.

Soldiers rescue 57 hostages, kill 2 terrorists, recover arms, ammunitions in Borno

The Nigerian Army said its troops fighting the counter-insurgency war in the North East have killed two terrorists and rescued 51 civilians held hostage by the terrorists.
An officer of the Army Explosive Ordinance Device team working to detect the deadly IEDs and safely extracted and detonated them

Troops foil terrorists IED ambush party, neutralise some in Borno

Nigerian Army troops of 26 Task Force Brigade has successfully thwarted terrorists efforts to plant Improvised Explosive Device (IED) for commuters and troops’ main supply route in Bitta, Borno State.
At least 33 Boko Haram militants were killed by Nigerian troops in a gunfight on Sunday, according to military sources on Tuesday.

Why Boko Haram is attacking more Borno communities

Normalcy has returned to Gubio and Magumeri local government areas in northern part of Borno State after an attack by Boko Haram insurgents that lasted for several hours.
Four students of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, drowned on Monday when a metallic bridge linking the hostels and the lecture halls collapsed.

ABTU: Six key facilities destroyed during protest over collapsed bridge

The authorities of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU), Bauchi, said on Tuesday that six movable and non-moveable property belonging to the institution were vandalized by students protesting on Aug. 5.
Juan Mata says he decided to sign a contract extension at Manchester United because it is a special club and he already has his sights on winning major trophies next season.

Juan Mata reveals why he signed Manchester United extension

Juan Mata says he decided to sign a contract extension at Manchester United because it is a "special club" and he already has his sights on winning major trophies next season.

Governor Ambode: I have served humanity, posterity will judge me

As he prepares to bow out of office, Lagos State Governor Akinwumi Ambode on Friday said he has served humanity throughout his reign and that posterity will judge him.
Tukur Buratai

Army chief lauds troops for repelling Boko Haram insurgents

The Chief of Army Staff (CAS), Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has commended troops of Operayion Lafiya Dole for displaying great valour in repelling Boko Haram insurgents’ attack on Michika, Adamawa State.

Nigerian Army withdraws allegations, lifts suspension on UNICEF activities in North-East

In a dramatic twist, the Nigerian Army has lifted a suspension it placed on activities of the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund in the North-East, after only six hours, quoting certain “interventions by well-meaning and concerned Nigerians.”

Nigerian military suspends UNICEF activities in North-East

The Nigerian Army has said it is suspending the operations of the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund in the North-East theatre until further notice.
Owolabi Salis

Owolabi Salis: Theatre practitioners are direct influencers of the society

Lagos State governorship candidate of Alliance for Democracy (AD), High Chief Owolabi Salis, has described theatre practitioners as direct influencers of the society.
Baba Sala

Bukola Saraki: Baba Sala was a prolific artiste

Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has described the late ace comedian, Moses Olaiya a.k.a. Baba Sala, as a prolific artiste who contributed immensely to the development of the nation’s movie industry in particular and arts and culture in general, during his lifetime.
Genevieve Nnaji

Genevieve Nnaji signs film deal with US agency

Nollywood Actress Genevieve Nnaji has signed a deal with United Talent Agency (UTA) for representation in film, TV and production.
Social Democratic Party (SDP), Ambassador Iyorwuese Hagher

Iyorwuese Hagher: APC desperate to hold on to power at all costs

A leading presidential aspirant of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Ambassador Iyorwuese Hagher, has said that the rising spate of vote buying as a result of alleged desperation of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, to hold on to power at all costs, might endangered the country’s democracy if all stakeholders failed to rise against it.

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Police arrest girl for faking own kidnap in Lagos

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