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There is credible evidence that US military airstrikes in Somalia have killed or wounded nearly two dozen civilians in the past two years, an international human rights group said Tuesday, charging that the Pentagon is not adequately investigating potential casualties.

Amnesty: Civilian deaths mount as US drone strikes in Somalia escalate

US forces have "dramatically increased" the number of air strikes in Somalia with several civilians killed by the powerful missiles, Amnesty International said on Wednesday, reports denied by the military.
There is credible evidence that US military airstrikes in Somalia have killed or wounded nearly two dozen civilians in the past two years, an international human rights group said Tuesday, charging that the Pentagon is not adequately investigating potential casualties.

Amnesty: US air strikes killed or wounded civilians in Somalia

There is credible evidence that US military airstrikes in Somalia have killed or wounded nearly two dozen civilians in the past two years, an international human rights group said Tuesday, charging that the Pentagon is not adequately investigating potential casualties.

Lagos among 10 cheapest cities in the world

Lagos is among the 10 cheapest cities in the world, according to a survey by the Economist Intelligence Unit.

Nigerian Navy: Dedicated vessels to fight illegal fishing underway

Following rising cases of Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported (IUU) fishing in the country, plans have been concluded by the Nigerian Navy (NN) and the Federal Department of Fisheries for the acquisition of dedicated vessels to contain the trend.
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Mosque killer faces ‘unprecedented’ sentence

Suspected mosque gunman Brenton Tarrant faces an “unprecedented” sentence that bars him from ever applying for release, but could yet dodge terror charges, legal experts told AFP Monday.
US President Donald Trump on Friday urged China to abolish tariffs on agricultural products imported from the United States — adding that trade talks between the rival powers were going well.

Donald Trump slammed for ‘silence’ on white supremacist threat

Democrats led by an Arab-American lawmaker attacked President Donald Trump’s “silence” on the rise of white supremacy Sunday as reaction to the New Zealand mosque massacre spilled into a heated US debate over religious and racial bigotry.
Mar 5, 2019; Tampa, FL, USA; United States forward Tobin Heath (17) and forward Alex Morgan (13) and forward Mallory Pugh (11) celebrate after a goal during the first half against Brazil during a She Believes Cup women's soccer match at Raymond James Stadium. Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

United States Soccer Federation ‘surprised’ by US women’s national team lawsuit

The United States Soccer Federation (USSF) is "surprised" by a complaint filed by the women's national team in a row over equal pay and working conditions.

Oil prices rise to multi-month highs

Oil prices have surged to their highest level in months, with the US West Texas Intermediate rising above $58 per barrel and Brent trading north of $67.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, US Republican Senator Lindsey Graham and US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman visit Israeli-occupied Golan Heights [Ronen Zvulun-Reuters]

US drops ‘Israeli-occupied’ designation from Golan Heights

The United States no longer refers to the Golan Heights as an "Israeli-occupied" territory in its latest annual human rights report, published on Wednesday, though the State Department insists the wording change doesn't mean a policy change.
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Boeing grounds entire fleet of 737 Max 8 planes

Boeing has temporarily grounded its entire global fleet of 737 Max 8 aircraft days after a crash involving one of the planes killed 157 persons.
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US refuses to ground Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft

The FAA said a review showed “no systemic performance issues” and there is no basis for grounding the aircraft.

Federal government to woo investors to oil, gas sector at CERAWeek

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Maikanti Baru, will on Wednesday address foreign investors at the CERAWeek, an international energy conference taking place in Houston, United States.

Nigerian Navy to deploy warships for multinational sea exercise

The Nigerian Navy (NN) is set to deploy several warships and helicopters to participate in a multinational sea exercise codenamed ‘Obangame’, a Funtua word for ‘togetherness’.
This photo illustration shows a logo of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei at a shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur on February 13, 2019. (Photo by Mohd RASFAN - AFP)

Huawei deal could hurt intelligence sharing, US warns Germany

The US has told Germany it would curb intelligence sharing with Berlin if it allows Huawei to participate in its 5G mobile network.
Unai Emery is “a special manager”, says Michel Salgado, but the Arsenal boss has not yet learned how to handle “big names” like Mesut Ozil.

Michel Salgado: Arsenal’s Unai Emery can’t handle big names like Mesut Ozil

Unai Emery is “a special manager”, says Michel Salgado, but the Arsenal boss has not yet learned how to handle “big names” like Mesut Ozil.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on December 15, 2014, general manager of Alarab TV, Jamal Khashoggi, looks on during a press conference in the Bahraini capital Manama. - US President Donald Trump said October 11, 2018 he was not yet prepared to limit arms sales to Saudi Arabia over journalist Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance, but he faced mounting pressure from concerned American lawmakers. Saudi Arabia is one of the world's largest arms purchasers, with most of them coming from the United States.Khashoggi, a contributor to The Washington Post, vanished more than a week ago during a visit to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Turkish government sources say he was murdered there, a claim Riyadh denies. (Photo by MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH / AFP)

US firm returns $400 million fund to Saudi Arabia over Jamal Khashoggi murder

United States talent agency Endeavor has returned a $400m investment fund to Saudi Arabia and cancelled its contract with the kingdom over the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the New York Times reported.

Court fixes April 29 for Senator Kashamu’s extradition suit

Justice Chukwejekwu Aneke of the Federal High Court in Lagos will, on April 29, deliver judgement on a suit filed by the Senator representing Ogun East Senatorial District, Buruji Kashamu, seeking to stop the move by the federal government to extradite him to the United States over drug trafficking allegations.
Maurice Kamto

Cameroon opposition figure charged with rebellion – lawyer

A prominent lawyer close to detained Cameroon opposition leader Maurice Kamto was charged on Thursday with rebellion, her lawyer said, after the country shrugged off international concern over a wave of arrests targeting government critics.

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Adamawa elections: Court stops INEC from conducting governorship rerun

Justice Abdulaaziz Waziri of a State High Court in Yola, Adamawa State, has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not to conduct the governorship supplementary re-run slated for Saturday.
Interior Minister Abdulrahman Dambazau

Supplementary poll: Federal government orders closure of borders in three states

The Federal Government has ordered the closure of land borders in Adamawa, Benue, and Sokoto states towards Saturday’s supplementary poll in some states.
The Emir of Patigi in Patigi Local Government Area of Kwara, Alhaji Ibrahim Chatta Umar, has passed on.

President Buhari sad over death of Etsu Patigi

President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the family, government and people of Kwara State on the death of the Etsu Patigi, His Royal Highness, Alhaji Ibrahim Umar.

AFCONQ: Police assure public of adequate security in Delta

The Delta Police Command has assured the public of adequate security of lives and property before, during, and after the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier and the International friendly in Asaba.

Customs arrests Nigerien with N30 million worth tramadol

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Federal Operation Unit (FOU) Zone ‘B’ Kaduna has arrested a Nigerien, Sahabi Adamu, in Kano with three bags of ‘Ghana Must Go’ sacks filled up with Tramadol tablets worth street value of N30, 000,000.