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The conflict in Mali which was reported a few days ago to have resulted in the killings of at least 25 soldiers and 60 more missing according to AFP news has caused 920 schools listed closed ― robbing displaced children the opportunity of schooling.
Mali's army reinforced security on Wednesday around two ethnic Dogon villages where 41 people were killed, according to a UN count, as survivors recounted how attackers from a rival community identified victims one by one before executing them.
The Embassy of France in Abuja has condemned the recent attacks by terrorists on the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) in Timbuktu.
A Nigerian soldier was killed and several injured in two attacks on the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali, UN officials said on Sunday.
France’s Defence Minister Florence Parly on Friday said French troops fighting Islamist militants in Mali have killed one of the Sahel region’s leading jihadists.
Two UN peacekeepers from Sri Lanka died and several were wounded on Friday in central Mali when their vehicle hit a mine, UN mission in Mali (MINUSMA) sources announced.
France's ministry for the armed forces says its anti-terrorism forces in Mali have killed at least 30 al-Qaeda-linked extremists in central Mali.
Members of the UN Security Council have welcomed the publication of the final results of the presidential polls in Mali, which saw the re-election of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta.
Vote counting was underway across Mali on Monday after a tense presidential runoff marked by violence, polling station closures and low turnout.
Opposition candidates who fell short in Mali's presidential election have refused to back either of the frontrunners who will contest a runoff vote on Sunday.
Mali's Constitutional Court on Wednesday rejected a legal challenge to the first round of voting in presidential elections, confirming August 12 as the date for the runoff between President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and opposition leader Soumaila Cisse.
Gunmen attacked a convoy carrying election materials in central Mali, triggering a shootout in which four soldiers and eight attackers were killed, a Defence Ministry spokesman said by telephone on Wednesday.
Several loud explosions rocked the northern Mali city of Timbuktu near military bases where one peacekeeper was killed and seven French troops were wounded on April 14 by Islamist militants, a UN source said.
Fifteen militants have been killed in an anti-jihadist operation in central Mali, the Malian army said on Saturday, adding that one soldier died and two others were injured.
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The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has disclosed that his administration is firming up strategies with relevant security agencies to tackle cases of farmer-herder clashes in the state.
The Senator representing Osun West senatorial district, Engineer Adelere Oriolowo, has described the leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and former governor of Osun State, Chief Adebisi Akande, as the big tower between the old and the new Nigeria.
Justice Jide Falola of the Osun State High Court in Ikirun on Friday sentenced two men to death by hanging for murder.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Anambra Command, on Friday said no casualty was recorded in the tanker that burnt at Upper Iweka in Onitsha.
A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Peter Esele, said on Friday that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, should take all the blames for the verdict of the Supreme Court on the Imo governorship election.
The former governor of Imo State and Senator representing Imo West Senatorial District, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, has congratulated Senator Hope Uzodinma over his victory at the Supreme Court which declared him the new governor of the State.
A new legal attempt was launched on Thursday by British prosecutors to confiscate tens of millions of pounds stolen from Delta State by former governor, James Ibori.
Ideye’s goal in the 4-0 thrashing of Volos NPS in the Greek Super League was adjudged the club’s Goal of The Month for December.
Operatives of the Department of State Services and other critical stakeholders have rescued five aid workers from the captivity of notorious terrorists in North Eastern Nigeria on Wednesday evening.
The Coalition for Good Governance and Economic Justice in Africa has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Commission (ICPC) to immediately commence a comprehensive probe the administration of Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo over allegations of money laundering.