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Who wants to overthrow Buhari? 

    Who wants to overthrow Buhari? 

When there are murmurs and whispers of a putsch, someone somewhere may be fiddling with the sticks. Where there is smoke, there is fire. Turning and turning in the widening

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‘We remain loyal to Buhari’ — military warns soldiers, politicians against coup

    ‘We remain loyal to Buhari’ — military warns soldiers, politicians against coup

The Nigerian military has warned politicians and military personnel against planning a coup. The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) in a statement on Monday by Onyema Nwachukwu, its spokesman, said its attention

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France backs Chad’s military takeover, says it’s necessary for security

    France backs Chad’s military takeover, says it’s necessary for security

Jean-Yves Le Drian, France’s foreign minister, has defended the military takeover of power in Chad. Mahamat Deby, son of the late Idriss Deby of Chad, was appointed to lead a military

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Blaise Compaoré, ex-Burkina Faso president, charged with 1987 murder of Thomas Sankara

    Blaise Compaoré, ex-Burkina Faso president, charged with 1987 murder of Thomas Sankara

Blaise Compaoré, former president of Burkina Faso, has been charged with the murder of Thomas Sankara, his predecessor. According to Reuters, Compaoré was charged by a military tribunal on Tuesday

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Report: Tension as heavy gunfire rattles near presidential palace in Niger Republic

  Report: Tension as heavy gunfire rattles near presidential palace in Niger Republic

There was heavy gunfire near the presidential palace of Niger Republic on Wednesday ahead of the inauguration of Mohammed Bazoum,

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’18 dead’ as security operatives crack down on protesters in Myanmar

  ’18 dead’ as security operatives crack down on protesters in Myanmar

The United Nations human rights office says 18 persons have reportedly died after security operatives opened fire on anti-coup protesters

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Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar leader, detained in military coup

  Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar leader, detained in military coup

Myanmar’s military has detained the country’s de-facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi and other senior government officials following a coup.

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PFN: Kukah shouldn’t be made the sacrificial lamb for speaking the truth

  PFN: Kukah shouldn’t be made the sacrificial lamb for speaking the truth

The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) has described Matthew Kukah, bishop of Sokoto Catholic diocese, as a patriot and a

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Kukah: I did NOT call for a coup — I only spoke the truth on Buhari’s nepotism

  Kukah: I did NOT call for a coup — I only spoke the truth on Buhari’s nepotism

Matthew Kukah, bishop of Sokoto Catholic diocese, says he only expressed his personal view “based on evidence” and did not

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Obasanjo: How I escaped being killed during 1976 coup

  Obasanjo: How I escaped being killed during 1976 coup

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has narrated how he escaped being killed during the February 1976 military coup involving Buka Dimka,

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