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Somali governor killed in bomb blast

Abdisalan Hassan Hersi, governor of the Nugaal region in northeastern Somalia has been killed in a suicide bomb blast claimed by the al-Shabab armed group, police said on Monday.
The male hostel of Government Secondary School (GSS) in Gboko area of Benue state was on Wednesday gutted by fire.

Fire razes Benue school hostel

The male hostel of Government Secondary School (GSS) in Gboko area of Benue state was on Wednesday gutted by fire.
Senator Shehu Sani representing Kaduna Central in the National Assembly

Fraud: EFCC witnesses say money not transferred to Shehu Sani

Two bank officials brought to testify in the ongoing trail of a former senator, Shehu Sani, at the Federal High Court in Abuja, have said they do not have any record that money was paid to Mr Sani.
Ibraheem Zakzaky

Shiites: Kaduna goes to appeal court on Zaria clashes

Dissatisfied with the discharge and acquittal of Zakzaky’s disciples by a court in Kaduna on Friday, the Kaduna State Government said it will appeal the acquittal of the defendants in the State versus Mahdi Munkaila and 91 others, one of the cases arising from the Zaria clashes of December 2015.
Maryam Sanda

Husband killer Maryam Sanda appeals death sentence

The convict alleged that the death sentence handed to her by Justice Yusuf Halilu was ”tainted by bias and prejudices”, and that she wasn’t given a fair hearing. She then asked the Court of Appeal to set aside the verdict and acquit her.

Children abduction: 113 missing in Kano since 2010

A total of 113 names of persons believed to be missing in Kano State from 2010 to date have been compiled by the Kano State Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Cases of Missing persons in the state.

Four feared dead as tipper drivers clash with police

Four persons were feared dead on Thursday following a clash between security agents and protesters, mostly tipper drivers, over the death of a man identified as Frederick, aka Original.

Undergraduate jailed for 13 years in Ondo

A Federal High Court sitting in Akure, Ondo State capital, on Friday, sentenced a final year student of Achievers University, Owo, Fisayo Adetoro, to 13 years imprisonment and a fine of N1m over impersonation, forgery and money laundering.
The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate on Tuesday rejected three separate motions proposed by the Democrats to acquire documents and evidence in the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump.

Donald Trump: Republicans vote in favour of impeachment trial rules, ending day one

Republicans voted in favour of Senate leader Mitch McConnell’s proposed rules for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.
Kidnap Victim

District head abducted in Kano

The district head of Karshi in Rogo Local Government Area of Kano, Adamu Muhammad, was kidnapped on Monday night, residents said.
Kidnap Victim

Gunmen abduct teachers in Edo

They were abducted while teaching at Obi Primary School at Obi Camp in Avbiosi community Owan West local government area.
England winger Raheem Sterling says players should not leave the pitch if there is racist abuse from the stands because if you walk off they win.

Manchester City ban two fans for life after racist comments against Raheem Sterling

Two Manchester City supporters have received five-year football banning orders from the courts and lifetime bans from the Premier League title holders after they admitted using racist language.
Justice Mohammed Owolabi of the Oyo State High Court has sentenced a land racketeer, Joseph Adebayo, to seven years in prison for defrauding one Ikemefune Sunny of N700, 000.

Land racketeer sentenced to seven years in jail

Justice Mohammed Owolabi of the Oyo State High Court has sentenced a land racketeer, Joseph Adebayo, to seven years in prison for defrauding one Ikemefune Sunny of N700, 000.

Bomb blast on crowded bridge in Borno kills 30 people

At least 30 people were killed in the northeastern Nigerian state of Borno after an improvised explosive device detonated on a bridge, sources told Reuters on Monday.
Philip Shaibu

Gunmen invade Edo deputy governor’s family home

Gunmen on Saturday invaded the family house of the Edo State Deputy Governor, Dr. Philip Shaibu.

Four civilians, soldier killed as jihadists attack army base

Four civilians and a soldier were killed when heavily-armed Somali jihadists attacked an army base north of the capital, military sources and witnesses said Thursday.
Deeply worried by the spread of arms among bandits in Zamfara State, Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle said he was taking the option of instructing the security to invite former governor Abdulaziz Yari to explain the whereabouts of about 1000 AK47, he, the former governor allegedly purchased with the state’s funds in 2013.

Zamfara governor sues predecessor’s aide over ‘defamation of character’

Ibrahim Danmaliki Gidan Goga, the special adviser to former Zamfara State governor, Abdulaziz Yari and current publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress in the state, was on Tuesday arraigned before the Upper Shari’a Court in Gusau over alleged defamation of the character of Governor Bello Matawalle as well as inciting public disturbance.
The Court of Appeal sitting in Jos has adjourned for judgement the appeal brought before it by the All Progressive Congress (APC) and its defeated candidate in the last gubernatorial election, Mohammed Abubakar.

Court adjourns APC’s case against Bauchi governor

The Court of Appeal sitting in Jos has adjourned for judgement the appeal brought before it by the All Progressive Congress (APC) and its defeated candidate in the last gubernatorial election, Mohammed Abubakar.

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A swarm of desert locusts flies over a ranch near the town of Nanyuki in Laikipia county, Kenya, February 21, 2020. REUTERS-Baz Ratner-File Photo

East Africa locust swarms gather as coronavirus curbs delay pesticides

Coronavirus-linked flight restrictions are hampering efforts to wipe out locust swarms on the verge of devastating crops in eastern Africa, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said.
Over 100 people have been arrested and arraigned at the Magistrate Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State over violation of the state government’s lockdown in some parts of the state capital following outbreak of Coronavirus.

Coronavirus lockdown: Over 100 arrested, arraigned in Rivers

Over 100 people have been arrested and arraigned at the Magistrate Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State over violation of the state government’s lockdown in some parts of the state capital following outbreak of Coronavirus.
Cameroon and Abia Warriors Goalkeeper Charles Tambe was reportedly shot in Apata area of Ibadan, Nigeria by hoodlums on Friday morning.

Abia Warriors goalkeeper shot, hospitalised in Ibadan

Cameroon and Abia Warriors Goalkeeper Charles Tambe was reportedly shot in Apata area of Ibadan, Nigeria by hoodlums on Friday morning.
Nkeiruka Onyejeocha

Coronavirus lockdown: Security agencies, task force should treat Nigerians with dignity – Reps deputy whip

The Deputy Chief Whip of the House of Representatives, Hon. Nkeiruka Onyejeocha on Friday urged security agencies and Task-Force set up by Federal and State Governments to treat people with dignity and respect as it is needless to stop people from getting coronavirus by harassing and shooting at them.
Medical charity Alima planned to open an emergency operating theatre this week in Burkina Faso, but the project has stalled because the country closed its borders before a surgeon and anaesthetist could fly in, its director told Reuters.

Medical aid marooned as Africa shuts borders amid coronavirus pandemic

Medical charity Alima planned to open an emergency operating theatre this week in Burkina Faso, but the project has stalled because the country closed its borders before a surgeon and anaesthetist could fly in, its director told Reuters.