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Boko Haram kills 8 Nigerian soldiers in fierce battle

A Nigerian Army officer and seven soldiers have been killed in a fierce battle against Boko Haram terrorists in Mainok, 60 kilometres from Maiduguri, Borno State, North-East Nigeria.PRNigeria gathered from security sources...

Amnesty International warns delays in ‘red berets’ trial prolongs suffering of victims’ families in Mali

Amnesty International warned in a statement on Monday that a Malian court’s last-minute postponement of a former junta leader’s trial was a blow to the families of 21 soldiers whose bodies were discovered in a mass...

Nigeria’s Buhari phones Niger’s Issoufou to express sadness over terror attack that left scores of soldiers dead

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday evening spoke to Nigerien President Mahamadou Issoufou on the telephone to commiserate with him, the government and people of Niger Republic, over the terrorist attack of January 9, 2020, in...

Iran fires ballistic missiles against U.S. military forces in Iraq, Pentagon says

Iran launched more than a dozen ballistic missiles against U.S. military and coalition forces in Iraq on Tuesday evening, as it seeks to revenge the assassination last week of General Qassem Soleimani, the Pentagon said...

Boko Haram Islamist militants not Muslims but terrorists, Buhari presidency replies enraged Christian Association of Nigeria

In a statement on Tuesday, the presidency in Nigeria said President Muhammadu Buhari was working day and night to free Christians abducted by Boko Haram Islamist militants.In a response to the Christian...

In tell-all video interview, military contractor blames Buhari and USA for Boko Haram escalating insurgency

A private military contractor, Eeben Barlow, has provided a fresh insight as to why the war against Boko Haram insurgents still persists almost five years after incumbent Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari, assumed office in 2015.

Islamists execute over 250 civilians in Burkina Faso – Human Rights Watch

Armed Islamist groups in Burkina Faso have committed targeted attacks and summary executions that have killed over 250 civilians since April 2019, Human Rights Watch said on Monday.A soldier across the street...

Iran vows to enrich uranium without any restrictions

The Iranian government announced on Sunday that it would start enriching uranium without any restriction.The government said it will no longer abide by any limits on its enrichment of uranium, according to...

Nigerian President confirms execution of four aid workers by Boko Haram

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday condemned the alleged execution of four aid workers by terrorists in North-eastern Nigeria, saying the defeat of evil by good was inevitable "at the end of the day".

Human Rights Watch urges Cameroon to make humanitarian response to Anglophone crisis more inclusive

Concrete action is needed to make the humanitarian response to the crisis in the Anglophone regions of Cameroon more inclusive of people with disabilities, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday on International Human Rights Day.
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When will Pastor Chris Oyakhilome be arrested for spreading injurious coronavirus falsehood in God’s holy name? – Perspectives by Fredrick Nwabufo

In Nigeria, to infract the law and escape retribution be a cleric or a politician under the sanctuary of the government...

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