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Suspected Jihadists slaughter over 70 in Niger rep.

At least 70 civilians were killed in simultaneous attacks on two villages by suspected Islamist Jihadists in Niger, near the border zone with Mali, security sources said on Saturday.About 49 villagers were killed and 17 people wounded in the...

Obiozor will climax the death of Ohaneze if elected

Sir, as a stakeholder what is your views about the forthcoming election of Ohaneze?My views just like those of the majority of the stakeholders is for Ndigbo to insist on fairness, equity and the right things to be done...

Three French soldiers killed by explosive device in Mali operation

Three French soldiers were killed Monday in Mali when their armoured vehicle struck an explosive device in the Hombori region in the centre of the poor Sahel state, the Élysée Palace said.The deaths brought to 47 the number of...

John Bazia: Confession of a debtor and kleptomaniac

By Paulinus NsirimOur attention has been drawn to the rantings of John Bazia, former Commissioner for Chieftaincy and Community Affairs in Governor Nyesom Wike’s first tenure, published in some national Dailies.In the said publications, Mr Bazia, who has started...

United Nations probe accuses Mali army of war crimes

UN investigators into violence in Mali have told the Security Council of evidence that security forces committed war crimes, while jihadists and other armed groups perpetrated crimes against humanity.The allegations are made in a massive 338-page report compiled by...

Guinea opposition spokesperson dies in detention

Guinea's opposition party, Union of Democratic Forces of Guinea (UFDG), has announced the death of one of its detained spokespersons, Mr. Roger Bamba.Roger Bamba who was detained in September - just before the October polls - was taken to...

Nigeria announce immediate reopening of Seme border, others

Nigerian government announced Wednesday the immediate reopening of four border crossing points, more than one year after the borders were closed to crack down on smuggling.Nigeria closed its land borders last year to curb smuggling of rice and arms,...

Schools closed in 4 Nigerian states after last week’s abductions

Four states - Kano, Kaduna, Zamfara and Jigawa states all in the northwest Nigeria have ordered the immediate closure of schools following the abduction of hundreds of students in Katsina State.The closure order of schools in the four states...

Ghana election update: Mahama party decry process, will contest result

Ghana’s main opposition party, the National Democratic Congress, whose candidate came in second in a tightly contested presidential election, has said it will contest the results announced by the electoral commission late Wednesday.President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was declared...

A Nigerian Catholic priest, Fr. Ejike Mbaka assaults BBC team

A popular Catholic priest in Nigeria, Father Ejike Mbaka, and some members of his parish, assaulted a BBC team and two others at his complex in Emene town in south-eastern Enugu State on Wednesday evening.BBC journalists Chioma Obianinwa and...
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Pirates attack Turkish ship off W. Africa; kill 1, kidnap 15

Pirates attacked a Turkish cargo ship off the West African coast, kidnapping 15 sailors and killing one of them,...
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