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COVID-19: 1,398 new infections — over 9,000 cases in 1 week – NCDC

Nigeria’s curve of coronavirus infections maintained an upward trend on Wednesday, with 1,398 new cases confirmed across the country. Over 1,000 new cases have been recorded across the country for the tenth consecutive day, according to data by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) — over 9,000 fresh infections have been confirmed within the past seven days. With the

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Soldier who killed superior in 2019 sentenced to death

A court-martial sitting at the Nigerian army 7 division in Maiduguri, Borno state, has sentenced Azunna Maduabuchi to death. A court martial is a legal proceeding for military personnel, a process similar to a civilian court trial. Madiabuchi, a trooper with the army’s 202 battalion in Bama, still in Borno, had in July killed Babakaka Ngorgi, a lieutenant and adjutant

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Lawan: I lost to Saraki in 2015 because ‘it wasn’t God’s time’

Senate President Ahmad Lawan says he did not occupy the country’s number three position in 2015 because it was not God’s time. Speaking with reporters during his 62nd birthday anniversary in Abuja on Tuesday, Lawan said despite not holding the office, he worked with Bukola Saraki, former senate president, for the good of Nigerians. In 2015, Lawan and Femi Gbajabiamila,

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Boko Haram: Shekau critically ill, wants prayers from Nigerians – Borno pastor

Desmond Yunana, a reverend of Anglican Church Nigeria based in Borno state, says Abubakar Sheaku, Boko Haram leader, is critically ill and wants prayer from Nigerians. Delivering a sermon in church on Sunday, Yuana said last night, he had a “revelation” that the Boko Haram leader’s health condition is very bad. He said Shekau, who needs prayers from both Christian

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Terrorism: Nigerian soldiers confront Boko Haram in Gujba, kill 28 – Army Official

At least 28 members of the Boko Haram were killed Saturday in Gujba, Yobe State, in an encounter with soldiers, the Nigerian military said on Sunday. One soldier was also killed in the encounter, military spokesman Bernard Onyeuko said in a statement Sunday evening. Read the statement by Mr Onyeuko, a brigadier general, below. “Troops of the newly launched Operation

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Gunmen attack Ebonyi police station, kill three officers, steal two rifles

The police ask the public to assist with information to arrest the gunmen. Gunmen on Friday night attacked a police station in Ebonyi State, killing three police officers. Two others sustained bullet wounds in the attack on Onueke Police Station in Ezza South Local Government Area of the state. PREMIUM TIMES learnt that the the slain officers included two male

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BREAKING: George Obiozor is Ohanaeze Ndigbo’s New President-General

A former Nigerian ambassador to the United States, Israel, and Cyprus, Prof. George Obiozor, has emerged President-General of the Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo. Obiozor emerged in an election held at Dan Anyim stadium in Owerri, the Imo state capital, on Sunday. This is as other candidates for the position of the President General boycotted the election. Meanwhile, one of

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Herdsmen Banditry: Seven feared killed as Amotekun combs Oyo forests for kidnappers

Men of the Oyo State Security Network Agency popularly known as Amotekun and some Fulani have reportedly engaged in a clash at Aiyete in the Ibarapa North Local Government Area of the state. The cause of the clash which reportedly started on Saturday morning could not be immediately ascertained but while some said the security outfit attacked Fulani settlements, others

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US Election unrest: US is disgracing democracy —Turkish president

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday called the storming of the US Congress by Donald Trump’s supporters a disgrace that has “shocked humankind”. Erdogan had developed a close personal friendship with the outgoing US leader and had waited three days before congratulating Joe Biden over his November 3 presidential election win. But he pulled no punched in condemning what

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‘I’m outraged by violence’ — Trump says after return to Twitter

US President Donald Trump has finally condemned the chaos caused by his supporters at Capitol Hill. Supporters of Trump, on Wednesday, overrun the legislative building while lawmakers were in the process of certifying Joe Biden’s victory in the November 3 presidential election. The protesters had marched to the building after they were addressed by Trump, disrupting the event and forcing

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