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Armed Forces Day: We’ve nothing to celebrate because of insecurity, COPANE tells Buhari

From Okwe Obi, Abuja Coalition of Patriotic Nigerian Elders, (COPANE), have said Nigerians do not have anything to celebrate the Armed Forces Remembrance Day because of the worsening security situation in the country. This is even as it advised the leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), to prevail on President Muhammadu Buhari to …
The Sun Nigeria.

One killed, another injured by suspected armed bandits in Benue

From Rose Ejembi Makurdi Suspected armed bandits on Friday reportedly killed a member of the Benue State Livestock Guards. One person has been killed and another badly injured after suspected armed bandits attacked a team of Benue State Livestock Guards and Agro Rangers of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Benue. Security Adviser, …
The Sun Nigeria.



Buhari appoints Marwa Chairman NDLEA

From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja   President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed former military administrator of Lagos and Borno state, Gen. Mohammed Buba Marwa (retd) as the Chairman/CEO of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). As a close ally of President Buhari, Gen. Marwa had worked assidiously as Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee for the Elimination of …
The Sun Nigeria.

Boko Haram raids military base in Borno town

From Timothy Olanrewaju, Maiduguri Boko Haram has raised a military base in Borno town. The insurgents attacked a military camp at Marte, a community along the Lake Chad shores, some 110 kilometres east of Maiduguri, Borno State capital. Security sources said the insurgents targeted the base to dislodge the troops Friday evening. The attack came …
The Sun Nigeria.

Shiites demand release of Zakzaky four years after Court verdict

From Noah Ebije, Kaduna Four years after court allegedly granted embattled leader of Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Ibraheem Zakzaky, and his wife, Zeenah, the members otherwise known as Shiites have demanded for unconditional release of their leader and his wife without further delay. Addressing a press conference on Saturday, Chairman, resource Forum of IMN, …
The Sun Nigeria.

Niger Banditry: No plan to recruit youths to fight insecurity, says Niger govt

From John Adams, Minna Despite the security situation in the state, the Niger state government has said that it has no immediate plan to engage youths in the fight against armed Banditry and other criminal elements in the state. The government described as baseless and untrue reports in some social media that the state government …
The Sun Nigeria.

Mixed reactions trail Gov Ishaku’s multi-billion Naira road project in Taraba

From Sylvanus Viashima, Jalingo   Mixed reactions from residents of Jalingo, the Taraba State capital have continued to trail the dualization of Jalingo main road and building of a flyover at Roadblock area by the Taraba state governor Darius Ishaku.   The road project awarded at the cost of over Thirty Billion Naira is to …
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Abia Speaker mourns Kanu

From Okey Sampson, Umuahia Speaker of Abia State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Chinedum Orji has described the death of Rear Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu (Rtd) as a huge loss to not only Abia State but Nigeria in general. In a statement, the Abia Speaker lamented that Admiral Kanu departed at a time his wealth of …
The Sun Nigeria.

Quake aftershock rocks Indonesia as search continues

An aftershock hit Indonesia’s Sulawesi island, on Saturday, as rescue workers searched for people trapped under rubble after an earthquake killed about 45 people, injured hundreds and sent thousands fleeing in terror. Indonesia’s disaster mitigation agency said no damage or casualties were reported from the Magnitude 5.0 aftershock in the West Sulawesi districts of Mamuju …
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Afghan security forces kill 8 Taliban militants

Eight Taliban militants and one Afghan soldier were on Saturday killed, while five soldiers and four insurgents were injured when the militants attacked Afghanistan’s Darqad district of the northern Takhar province. Provincial government spokesman Abdul Khalil Asir said on Saturday that government security forces successfully repelled the attack and the armed group after suffering casualties …
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JUST IN: Museveni declared Ugandan election winner

  Uganda’s long-time President Yoweri Museveni has been re-elected, electoral officials say, amid accusations of vote rigging by his main rival Bobi Wine. Museveni won almost 59% of the vote, with Wine trailing with about 35%, the Electoral Commission said. Wine, a former pop star, earlier vowed to provide evidence of fraud. The Electoral Commission …

Buhari appoints Marwa NDLEA Chairman

  Former Military Administrator of Lagos and Borno states, Gen. Mohammed Buba Marwa (rtd) has been appointed as the Chairman/CEO of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) by President Muhammadu Buhari. As a close ally of President Buhari, Gen. Marwa had worked assidiously as Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee for the Elimination of Drug Abuse …

China builds 1,500-bed hospital in 5 days after surge in virus cases  

  China on Saturday finished building a 1,500-room hospital for COVID-19 patients to fight a surge in infections the government said are harder to contain and that it blamed on infected people or goods from abroad. The hospital is one of six with a total of 6,500 rooms being built in Nangong, south of Beijing …

Nigerians, others implicated in massive $10bn California unemployment fraud

  As an army of investigators tries to pin down the scope of unemployment benefit fraud in California, the head of a security firm working for the state is warning that payments of fraudulent claims could more than double the $4 billion previously estimated, and that a flood of those claims involve overseas crime rings. …

Insecurity: In Mexico, women take the front lines as vigilantes

  In the birthplace of Mexico’s vigilante “self-defense” movement, a new group has emerged entirely made up of women, who carry assault rifles and post roadblocks to fend off what they say is a bloody incursion into the state of Michoacán by the violent Jalisco cartel. Some of the four dozen women warriors are pregnant; …

Two COVID-19 cases on Australian Open flight, 24 players quarantined

  The build-up for next month’s Australian Open suffered a jolt after two coronavirus infections were reported on a flight to the year’s first grand slam on Saturday, forcing two weeks of hotel quarantine for 24 players and their entourage on board. Health officials in Victoria state, where Melbourne is the capital, said an aircrew …

Trump administration carries out 13th and final execution

  The Trump administration on Friday carried out its 13th federal execution since July, an unprecedented run that concluded just five days before the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden — an opponent of the federal death penalty. Dustin Higgs, convicted in the killings of three women in a Maryland wildlife refuge in 1996, was the …

Mega Millions announces winning numbers for $750m jackpot

  It could be a profitable weekend for lucky lottery players as two of the largest jackpots in U.S. history will be on the line. The winning numbers for the $750 million Mega Millions prize are 3, 11, 12, 38, 43 and 15, according to the website. The numbers for the fifth-largest jackpot ever were drawn Friday night. On …

COVID-19: Biden lays out plan to get America vaccinated

  U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Friday said he would order increased production of syringes and other supplies to ramp up vaccinations against COVID-19 and improve upon the Trump administration rollout that he called a “dismal failure.” Under Biden’s plan, federal disaster-relief workers would set up thousands of vaccination centers, where retired doctors would administer …

NBA, NHL delay games as COVID-19 once again threatens professional sport

  The National Basketball Association (NBA) postponed three more games and the National Hockey League (NHL) once again pushed back the Dallas Stars’ season opener, amid a surge of COVID-19 cases that has put professional sport on notice in North America. Two games between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Washington Wizards set for Sunday and Monday …

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