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Lagos bye-election: Hoodlums accost INEC officials at Mile 12, demand money

Some hoodlums accosted INEC officials as they prepared to commence voting during Saturday’s by-election at Unit 13, Kosofe council area of Lagos State.
Director, Defence Media Operation, Major General John Enenche, who made this known at a media briefing, also indicated that the DHQ has provided three additional treatment and isolation centres of its own.

DHQ: Military Air strikes neutralize terrorists in Borno forests

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has said that as part of concerted efforts to end insurgency activities in the country, the Air strikes from the air task force of Operation Lafiya Dole has neutralized several terrorists in Bone, Mudu and Sambisa forests areas of Borno State.

Jihadists kill 25 soldiers in Mozambique’s restive north

Islamist militants in Mozambique killed two dozen soldiers in an ambush attack, military sources told AFP, a significant show of force against the military’s struggle to quell an insurgency in the north.
Elliott Abrams, Washington’s special representative on Iran and Venezuela, said in an interview that Tehran was “desperately” in need of sanctions relief from the United States and that would be a key calculation in their decision-making as President-elect Biden takes over from President Donald Trump on Jan. 20.

Iran likely to hold off on retaliation over scientist’s killing – U.S. envoy

Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, who had little public profile in Iran but had been named by Israel as a prime player in what it says is Iran’s nuclear weapons quest, was killed on Friday when he was ambushed on a highway near Tehran and his car sprayed with bullets.
United Nations (UN) has revealed that not less than 110 civilians were killed by Boko Haram in the attack on a rice field in Borno State.

Message from the dead Borno farmers

That the slain Borno farmers did not get military clearance is an inconvenient truth, but the real error of judgement was taking the government at its word. In his inaugural speech on May 29, 2015, President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the military chiefs – the same military chiefs there today – to relocate to the North East, the main theatre in the war on Boko Haram.
Prosecutors failed to attend Tuesday’s hearing at the federal high court in Lagos, having previously failed to present some of their witnesses in a case that had been adjourned on several occasions.

Hoodlums invade court in Bayelsa, disrupt proceeding

Suspected hoodlums on Thursday invaded and sacked the Federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state during the hearing into the pre-election suit between the candidates of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Chief Abel Ebifemowei, and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Cleopas Moses. ahead of the Saturday’s senatorial bye-election in the state.
Director, Defence Media Operation, Major General John Enenche, who made this known at a media briefing, also indicated that the DHQ has provided three additional treatment and isolation centres of its own.

Insurgency: Nigerian government will decide on mercenaries – DHQ

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) Thursday placed the issue of the propriety or otherwise of hiring mercenaries to prosecute the war against insurgency on the doorstep of the federal government.

Palace razed in Ondo communal clash

Two persons have been feared killed in a fracas between Ude and Isinigbo communities in Akure North local government area.
The military denied accusations they had desecrated the body of the suspected rebel fighter, saying they took the photos to serve as 'substantial evidence' of a 'legitimate encounter' [Dennis Sabangan-EPA]

Philippine army under fire over alleged war crime after killing

Members of the Philippine army have been accused of committing a war crime, after posing for a photo with the body of a suspected communist rebel fighter, who is also the daughter of a member of Congress.
Speaking at a press conference on the violence that trailed the EndSARS protests in Abuja, the Minister of Information and Communication, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said social media was used to spread fake news and disinformation that catalyzed the violence that was witnessed across the country.

Minister: Borno farmers’ killing not reflection of progress made against Boko Haram

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said the killing of 45 farmers in Borno State does not reflect the progress made against Boko Haram insurgents by the military.
A burned-out truck blocks the military police battalion station, placed there by a gang that robbed a Banco do Brasil (Bank of Brazil) branch in Criciuma, Santa Catarina state, Brazil [Guilherme Ferreira-Reuters]

Brazen armed bank heist in Brazil leaves cash scattered on road

Bank robbers in southern Brazil blasted explosives and fired high-calibre weapons at police late on Monday, in an audacious heist that wounded two people and left reams of cash in the streets to be pocketed by locals.

One dead, others injured as hoodlums attack Ibadan residents

Hoodlums numbering about 700 have unleashed terror on residents of Wesley College area of Ibadan leaving one dead and others injured.
Members of Iranian forces carry the coffin of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh during a funeral ceremony in Tehran, Iran November 30, 2020. Iranian Defense Ministry- WANA (West Asia News Agency)-Handout via REUTERS

Iranian MPs seek hardening of nuclear stance after scientist killed

A bill requiring Iran’s government to step up uranium enrichment closer to the level needed for a nuclear weapon, and ignore other restraints on its nuclear programme agreed with major powers, cleared its first hurdle in parliament on Tuesday.

Nigerian government urged to ensure safe return of Benue IDPs to their homes

Benue State government has called on the federal government to do all in its power to ensure the safe return of the over 500,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) currently taking refuge in different camps across the state to their ancestral homes.
Amnesty International

Amnesty International urges UN to renew South Sudan arms embargo

Amnesty International is urging the United Nations Security Council to renew its arms embargo on South Sudan, saying violence, atrocities and war crimes against civilians have quadrupled this year despite a cease-fire and formation of a unity government in February.

Court dissolve 27-year marriage

A customary court sitting in Ake, Abeokuta, Ogun State capital has dissolved a twenty-seven-year-old marriage based on the husband’s demand.
Western Nigerian Security Network, codenamed Amotekun.

Crime rate grows as Amotekun battles funding, others

South-West Security Network, popularly known as Operation Amotekun, is battling with problems of funding and equipment in Ondo and Ekiti states, where it has commenced activities.

Air strike kills IRGC commander at Iraq-Syria border – Iraqi officials

An air strike killed a commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards at the Iraq-Syria border sometime between Saturday and Sunday, Iraqi security and local militia officials said on Monday.

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Popular Nollywood actress, Angela Okorie, has opened up on the reason she doesn’t want to get married again.

Angela Okorie: Why I don’t want to remarry

“Nobody would want to leave a peaceful marriage but once it is not peaceful, one wouldn’t want to stay there. I wouldn’t advise anyone to be in an abusive marriage or a marriage that is not helping one’s mental status.”
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has slammed his club’s grueling schedule.

Pep Guardiola rues Manchester City’s ‘wasteful’ finishing

Pep Guardiola admits that “the finishing was wasteful” in Manchester City’s 2-0 win over Fulham, with there still room for improvement from a side looking to recapture the Premier League title.
Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi A. Sule

Nasarawa governor urges President Buhari to adopt other strategies to end killings

THE Governor of Nasarawa Stata, Abdullahi Sule, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to consider adoption of other options that would bring an end to the Boko Haram insurgency in the North, general insecurity in other parts of the country.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has disclosed that Owu nation is working for the development of Nigeria as a country.

Ex-President Obasanjo: Owu working for national development

He added that though Owu indigenes at home and the diaspora gather every year to enhance unity among them, but one of its objective is to ensure a better country, where individuals could thrive. Obasanjo spoke on Saturday at the 29th Owu National Convention at the Kuta Palace Ground, Kuta in Ayedire Local Government Area of Osun State.
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Zamfara by-election: INEC breaks odds, holds orderly election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Zamfara State office conducted the Bakura by-election for the office of state assembly members in spite of tension in the state.