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Security forces clear terrorist kingpin’s camp in Kaduna and discover materials to make explosives

security officers in Kaduna On Thursday, they cleared the hideout of notorious terrorist Lawan Kwalba in Chikun local government and recovered materials to make explosives. State Internal Security Commissioner Samuel Aruwan said security forces recovered 27 bags of fertilizer for...

Only Two Out of 10 Children Are Exclusively Breastfed in Katsina State: UN Report

A 2022 report backed by the United Nations revealed that only two in 10 children are exclusively breastfed in Katsina state. The survey, published on Monday, was carried out by the Multiple Indicators Survey Group (MIC), with the support of...

Police arrest four for allegedly using nudity to blackmail men

the police in Anambra State Four suspects have been arrested for allegedly luring men into a fake romantic relationship to blackmail them with their nude photos and videos. Police spokesman in the state, Tochukwu Ikenga, revealed this in a statement...

Nightclubs restore power as power workers call off strike

Electricity distribution companies began restoring power to customers in Nigeria on Thursday after the National Union of Electrical Employees (NUEE) called off its strike. NUEE started the strike on Wednesday after holding a protest at the Transmission Company of Nigeria...

CSOs ask the UN to imprison Inibehe Effiong

At least 26 Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) signed a petition calling for the intervention of the United Nations in the "unjust imprisonment" of the rights lawyerInibehe Effiong by Akwa Ibom State Chief Judge, Ekaette Obot. CSOs, under the auspices of...

Lagos government extends Okada ban to four LGAs

The Lagos state government has announced a ban on the operations of commercial motorcyclists named Okada in an additional four LGAs in the state and six LCDAs. State Transportation Commissioner Frederic Oladeinde announced the second phase of the ban during...

Insecurity: at least 465 people killed, 355 kidnapped in Nigeria in June

At least 465 people were killed and another 355 kidnapped in Nigeria in June, a new report by civil society organization Connected Development (CODE) has revealed. The report, "Inclusion and Accountability to Improve Public Governance", was released on Wednesday in...

Emirates announces suspension of flights to Nigeria

Emirates Airlines says it will suspend all flights to Nigeria from September 1 due to its inability to repatriate income from the country. In a statement from Airlines Public Relations Manager Rula Tadros on Thursday, she said the "difficult decision"...

Emirates announces suspension of flights to Nigeria

Emirates Airlines says it will suspend all flights to Nigeria from September 1 due to its inability to repatriate income from the country. In a statement from Airlines Public Relations Manager Rula Tadros on Thursday, she said the "difficult decision"...

Ekwelum, former African heavyweight champion with cancer, asks for help

Ngozika Ekwelum, a former African Boxing Union (ABU) heavyweight champion, is suffering from health problems suspected to be prostate cancer. Ekwuelum told the Nigerian News Agency (NAN) that he had been in and out of hospital, including spending three months...

Death toll from explosion in Armenia rises to 6, more than 60 injured

The death toll from an explosion at a bustling market in the Armenian capital Yerevan rose to six on Monday as search operations continued for people believed trapped under the rubble. Another 61 people were injured and 15 were missing...

Violent protests erupt in parts of Kenya over vote

Violent protests erupted in Kisumu, a stronghold of Raila Odinga, and parts of Nairobi after he lost his fifth Kenyan presidential bid on Monday, with angry protesters alleging electoral fraud as police fired tear gas to disperse them.Odinga, 77,...

Kenyan polling chief declares Ruto president-elect

Vice President William Ruto was declared the winner of Kenya's closely contested presidential election on Monday, but the announcement was mired in controversy after several members of the electoral commission rejected the results.Independent Electoral and Boundary Commission (IEBC) Chairman...

The Spanish prime minister hopes that the gas link with Europe will be a reality ‘soon’

The President of the Spanish Government, Pedro Sánchez, said on Tuesday that he hopes that a gas pipeline connecting the Iberian Peninsula with central Europe through France will soon become a reality. Europe is currently in an energy crisis as...

Assange’s lawyers sue the CIA for spying on them

Lawyers for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange sued the US Central Intelligence Agency and its former director Mike Pompeo on Monday, alleging that it recorded their conversations and copied data from their phones and computers.The lawyers, along with two journalists...

Femicide increases in Italy

Murders of women in Italy rose by nearly 16 percent over the past year, Interior Ministry data showed on Monday, with nearly two-thirds of crimes committed by a partner or former partner.In the period between August 1, 2021 and...

FG releases N471.9bn grant to states

The federal government has so far disbursed N471.9 billion as grants to states. The grant is part of the $1.5 billion World Bank Assisted States Fiscal Transparency and Sustainability Program (SFTAS) for results achieved following multiple annual assessments by Independent...

ASUU strike: no end in sight, the government is not serious

The hope of many Nigerians that the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) will end this week may have faded as the union's president, Emmanuel Osodeke, has said there is no end in sight to...

Vivir en un ‘estado crítico’: el precio del agua sucia de una ciudad sudafricana

Por Steve KretzmannFotos por Steve KretzmannVisualizaciones de datos por Yuxi Wang Después de haber pasado gran parte de su vida adulta trabajando en las minas de carbón de Welkom, el jubilado Hendrik Tlaudi dice que ahora sufre problemas de espalda...

Appeals court orders a new trial in Segun Showunmi’s lawsuit against the PDP

The Abuja Court of Appeal has criticized the aa ruling in Ogun state that dismissed a lawsuit brought by Segun Showunmi, a PDP gubernatorial hopeful, against Ladi Adebutu, the party's candidate. In its ruling, the court held that the lower...
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