Monday, April 8, 2019

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    Kenya revenges Garissa attack, bombs al-shabab base

Kenya revenges Garissa attack, bombs al-shabab base

Following the death of 147 students at Garissa University in Kenya, the Kenyan military has retaliated with bomb attacks on al-Shabab base in Somalia.According to David Obonyo, the Kenyan military spokesman who spoke to BBC, fighter jets have bombed positions of the militant group.The warplanes were reported to have targeted two camps in the Gedo region, used by al-Shabab to [...]

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    Youtube, Twitter, Facebook blocked in Turkey

Youtube, Twitter, Facebook blocked in Turkey

Social media platforms Twitter, Facebook and YouTube have been blocked in Turkey, following a Turkish court ruling over the sharing of hostage photos during an armed siege in the country last week. According to BBC, two gunmen, reportedly from a far-left group, took a prosecutor hostage at Istanbul central courthouse in the siege.Ibrahim Kalin, Turkey’s presidential spokesman, said a prosecutor sought [...]

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    Akiolu backtracks, says ‘whoever works against the throne will end up in the Lagoon’

Akiolu backtracks, says ‘whoever works against the throne will end up in the Lagoon’

Rilwan Akiolu, the Oba of Lagos, has clarified comments attributed to him about Igbos perishing in the Lagoon within seven days if they do not cast their vote for Akinwunmi Ambode, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Saturday's governorship election. Addressing Igbo leaders on Sunday, a visibly angry Akiolu had instructed his audience to respect his wish for Ambode to emerge the [...]

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    Agbaje: Lagos has never been aligned to the centre

Agbaje: Lagos has never been aligned to the centre

Jimi Agbaje, gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos, is not bothered by agitations of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for a Lagos led by an APC government just as it will be at the federal level.Agbaje said Lagos is an eccentric society known for making progress despite always being in the opposition.“If my memory of history serves [...]

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    Akiolu to Igbo: You die if you don’t vote Ambode

Akiolu to Igbo: You die if you don’t vote Ambode

Rilwan Akiolu, the Oba of Lagos, has sworn that Igbo in Lagos would perish if they fail to support and vote for Akinwunmi Ambode, gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos.The king, who claimed to be the owner of Lagos, made the statement at his palace while addressing Igbo leaders ahead of Saturday's election.“On Saturday, if anyone of [...]

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    Patience Jonathan congratulates Aisha Buhari

Patience Jonathan congratulates Aisha Buhari

First lady Patience Jonathan has taken a cue from her husband, Goodluck Jonathan, by congratulating Aisha Buhari, wife of Muhammadu Buhari, president-elect, for her husband's victory at the just-concluded election.“The first lady Dame Patience Jonathan (Mama Peace) has congratulated the wife of the president-elect, Hajia Aisha Buhari, on the election of her husband, General Muhammadu Buhari,” Ayo Adewuyi, media officer of the [...]

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    THE QUESTION: What if results are inconclusive?

THE QUESTION: What if results are inconclusive?

Very few elections in Nigeria have been too close to call: Shehu Shagari and Obafemi Awolowo in 1979, Bashir Tofa and Moshood Abiola in 1993. Goodluck Jonathan and Muhammadu Buhari in 2015 looks headed for that path. In fact, of these three, this promises to be the most keenly contested.Despite this obvious contest and predictable outcome, few people are considering the possibility [...]

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    GEJ sure troops would retake Gwoza before poll

GEJ sure troops would retake Gwoza before poll

President Goodluck Jonathan has assured Nigerians and the international community that the military would retake Gwoza, Boko Haram's headquarters, "latest by Friday".The president made this known on Wednesday while speaking to a group of international observers who are currently in the country for the 2015 elections.“We believe that by Thursday, or latest Friday, we will be able to take over [...]

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    Chibok girls still in Gwoza, says freed captive

Chibok girls still in Gwoza, says freed captive

More than 200 girls who were abducted by Boko Haram from government secondary school, Chibok in April 2014 are in Gwoza, Mbutu Papka, a woman who was recently freed after eight months in the sect’s captivity has said.Papka, who made the revelation to the international centre for investigative reporting, said she was transferred from a poor condition in Mdita to [...]

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    506 seized in Damasak ‘are BH’s human shield’

506 seized in Damasak ‘are BH’s human shield’

Mike Omeri, coordinator of national information centre (NIC), has confirmed the Boko Haram abduction of hundreds of children and adults from Damasak, a town in Borno state Nigeria.  Omeri, who made the confirmation to AP, said the sect made the abduction in order to get human shield as troops from Chad and Niger advanced toward Damasak.“Boko Haram rushed to primary schools; [...]

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    Patience: If Buhari wins, APC will jail me

Patience: If Buhari wins, APC will jail me

Patience Jonathan, Nigeria's first lady, feels she would be jailed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) if Muhammadu Buhari, presidential candidate of the party, wins Saturday's election.While speaking on Wednesday at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) women presidential campaign rally in Oyo state, the first lady said the APC and its presidential candidate jailed the fathers and mothers of the Oyo [...]

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    B’Haram abducts 506 women, children in Borno

B’Haram abducts 506 women, children in Borno

Boko Haram has kidnapped 506 young women and children from Damasak, a town in Borno state Nigeria, Reuters is reporting.The news agency quoted a resident who witnessed the abduction as saying that more than 50 were killed as the sect raided the northern Nigerian town.“They took 506 young women and children. They killed about 50 of them before leaving,” Souleymane Ali, [...]

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    Fashola: No amount of good luck can save PDP

Fashola: No amount of good luck can save PDP

Babatunde Fashola, governor of Lagos state, has said that no amount of good luck can save the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from losing out in the March 28 presidential election.While speaking at 1st the quarter progressive governance session in Imo state on Monday, Fashola said the PDP’s record of public service has a common factor in lies and failure.“Ladies and [...]

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    ‘How B’Haram killed my parents in my presence’

‘How B’Haram killed my parents in my presence’

A 16-year-old Boko Haram captive simply identified as Babagana has relayed the gruesome experiences of how Boko Haram members murdered his parents as he watched, and how he escaped from the sect’s captivity amidst gunshots and fiery pursuit.Speaking with Dailybeast, Babagana, who was kidnapped in May 2014, said the sect bombarded his home and gruesomely killed his parents while he was forced to [...]

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    Jonathan will beat Buhari silly, says Fayose

Jonathan will beat Buhari silly, says Fayose

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, believes that Goodluck Jonathan, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), would beat Muhammadu Buhari, the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate “silly” at Saturday;s election.In a statement by Idowu Adelusi, Fayose’s chief press secretary, the governor said APC would fail woefully in its bid to clinch presidency.“The reason APC will fail woefully [...]

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    Tunisian PM fires six security chiefs after ISIS attack

Tunisian PM fires six security chiefs after ISIS attack

Following the attack on Tunisian Bardo Museum last week, Tunisia prime minister, Habib Essid, has sacked six police commanders over several security lapses.According to Reuters, Mofdi Mssedi, the minister’s spokesman, who made the revelation, said the six sacked officers include intelligence brigade chief, the Tunis district police chief, the traffic police commander, a Bardo security chief and a commander for [...]

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