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IOM: How 34, 532 irregular migrants died in six years

The United Nations migration agency, the International Organization for Migration IOM has said no fewer than 35, 532 irregular migrants died between 2014 and 2019 on various routes, adding that the figure could be higher as some “missing migrants” could not be traced.

Bishop Kukah describes federal government as fundamentalists without bombs

The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Rev. Matthew Hassan Kukah, has described the Nigerian government as “Islamic fundamentalists without bombs.”
Rear Admiral Suleiman Sa’idu (Rtd), former Chief of Naval Staff, has called for the promotion of girl-child education to secure a sound and productive society.

Former naval chief advocates girl-child education

Rear Admiral Suleiman Sa’idu (Rtd), former Chief of Naval Staff, has called for the promotion of girl-child education to secure a sound and productive society.

2023: Cleric advises Southeast politicians to perish Igbo presidency

Spiritual head of Soul Revival Ministry, Okpuno-Egbu, Nnewi, Anambra state, Pastor Iyke Uzukwu on Sunday advised politicians of Igbo extraction to jettison the 2023 presidential ambition.
Burkina Faso has been targeted by jihadist attacks since 2015

Seven children among 14 killed in Burkina Faso roadside bomb

Seven children and four women were among 14 civilians, killed when a roadside bomb blew up their bus in northwestern Burkina Faso, the government said.

Iran’s shadowy military commander may prove tough foe in death

General Qassem Soleimani, the larger-than-life head of Iran's elite Quds Force, had escaped death many times, but he couldn't flee the U.S. drone-launched missile that struck his convoy shortly after he arrived in Baghdad from Lebanon.
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Hezbollah: Avenging Soleimani responsibility of ‘resistance’ worldwide

The leader of Lebanon’s Tehran-backed Hezbollah group called Friday for the death in a US strike of top Iranian commander Major General Qasem Soleimani to be avenged.

General Buratai: Federal government in firm control of all Nigerian territories

The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai, has led the top echelon of the Army hierarchy and top Commanders to celebrate the 2019 West African Social Activities (WASA) and Medal Parade in dreaded Gwoza, Borno state just as he declared that the federal government is in firm control of all Nigerian territories.
Saudi Deputy Public Prosecutor and spokesman Shalaan al-Shalaan delivers a speech in Riyadh (Reuters)

Saudi sentences five to death, three to jail over Jamal Khashoggi killing

Saudi Arabia on Monday sentenced five people to death and three more to jail terms, totalling 24 years, over the killing of Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, in Istanbul in October last year.
A man shows a wad of the new Zimbabwe two-dollar notes he received from a bank in Harare on November 12, 2019. (Photo by Jekesai NJIKIZANA - AFP)

Zimbabwe to introduce higher denomination notes

Zimbabwean President, Emmerson Mnangagwa, on Friday, said new 10 and 20 Zimbabwe dollar notes would be introduced in the next few days as the government moves to contain persistent cash shortages.
The residents of Orin Ekiti, Ido-Osi local government area of Ekiti State on Wednesday protested an alleged attempt by suspected herdsmen to forcefully take over their lands.

Ekiti community protests as herdsmen ‘hoist flag’

The residents of Orin Ekiti, Ido/Osi local government area of Ekiti State on Wednesday protested an alleged attempt by suspected herdsmen to forcefully take over their lands.
The McGowan Government's Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill will now become law after the lower house signed off on the Legislative Council's amendments. MARTA PASCUAL JUANOLA

Western Australia legalises voluntary-assisted dying

Western Australia has voted to legalise voluntary-assisted dying, becoming the second jurisdiction in the country to do so.
Shogo Ando, a fourth grader in Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture, passed Suken’s top-level 1st Kyu test, held in October by the Mathematics Certification Institute of Japan.

Nine-year old Japanese boy passes university-level maths exam — video

The Mathematics Certification Institute of Japan on Tuesday said a 9-year-old boy from the Western Japanese province of Hyogo has passed a university-level maths exam.
U.S. President Donald Trump and his 28 NATO counterparts are gathering in London on Tuesday to mark the 70th anniversary of the defence alliance.

NATO leaders gather in London for anniversary summit

U.S. President Donald Trump and his 28 NATO counterparts are gathering in London on Tuesday to mark the 70th anniversary of the defence alliance.
Italian bank UniCredit said Tuesday it would eliminate 8,000 jobs in Western Europe and close 500 branches by 2023 to cut costs by a billion euros.

UniCredit bank to shed 8,000 jobs by 2023

Italian bank UniCredit said Tuesday it would eliminate 8,000 jobs in Western Europe and close 500 branches by 2023 to cut costs by a billion euros.
Police in riot gear move through a cloud of smoke as they detain a protester at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Nov. 18, 2019.

Police sweep Hong Kong campus for weapons

Police teams Thursday began clearing a Hong Kong university that was a flashpoint for clashes with anti-government demonstrators, as the government slammed a U.S. move to sign into law bills supporting human rights in the Chinese territory.
A Eurocopter Tiger helicopter is seen at the French military base in Gao, in northern Mali.

Black boxes from crashed helicopters found in Mali

The black boxes from two French military helicopters that collided in Mali killing 13 soldiers have been found, a French military spokesperson said on Wednesday.
Nigerian founder Sim Shagaya is back with a new startup — uLesson — that has raised a $3.1 million seed round led by TLcom Capital. 3

Konga founder Sim Shagaya raises $3.1 million for new venture

Sim Shagaya, Nigerian founder of e-commerce platform Konga, is back with a new startup — uLesson — that has raised a $3.1 million seed round led by TLcom Capital.

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South Africa to conduct mass community testing for coronavirus

South Africa is set to conduct mass community testing for COVID-19 pandemic as cases continued to rise, according to Health Minister Zweli Mkhize.
Premier League chiefs are now working towards restarting the season on June 1.

Premier League season suspended indefinitely after crisis talks

It comes after the 20 Premier League clubs took part in a video conference call to try and plan a way forward as to when to start and how the season should be played out.
Keir Starmer is favourite to beat Rebecca Long-Bailey and Lisa Nandy to become Labour’s leader. Ian Forsyth-Getty Images

Britain’s main opposition Labour party to announce new leader

Britain’s main opposition Labour party plans to announce a new leader on Saturday, which its 500,000 members hope will mark the end of one of the bleakest periods in its 120-year history.
The Premier League, EFL and FA have reportedly drawn up contingency plans in the event of a mass shut-down of sporting events amid concerns over the spreading of the coronavirus.

English Premier League will not resume early May, wage cuts discussed and £125 million...

The latest update from the Premier League has confirmed there will be no top flight football at the beginning of May.

Coronavirus: I’ll take same pay cut as players – West Ham vice-chairman

West Ham vice-chairman Karren Brady has revealed she intends to take the same proposed pay cut as the club's players, insisting "we are all in this together" during the Coronavirus pandemic.