Breaking: Akinwumi Adesina re-elected AfDB President

Nigeria’s Akinwumi Adesina has been re-elected as the President of the African Development Bank President for a second five-year term. The election took place electronically on Thursday at the virtual annual general meeting of the bank. Adesina’s reappointment on Thursday at the helm of the 56-year-old bank is considered a formality as he is the sole candidate, Lespanafricaines reports. The head of …

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IPOB: Gov. Ugwuanyi summons emergency security meeting

Following the recent civil disturbances and subsequent breakdown of law and order involving members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB and security agencies in Emene, Enugu State, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has summoned an emergency State Security Council meeting. The meeting, according to a statement by the Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Simon Uchenna Ortuanya, will hold on …

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Operation Whirl Stroke: 410 Terrorists Surrender as Troops Bust Bomb Making Factory, Recover Arms IEDs in Nassarawa

Over 410 members of the Darul Salam terrorist group, including women and children have surrendered to the troops of operation WHIRL STROKE and other security agencies deployed following aggressive intensive kinetic operations at identified bandits’ enclaves, at Uttu in Toto Local Government Area of Nasarawa State. This development took place on 25 August 2020. This according to the Coordinator, Defence …

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Pro-democracy group commends COAS Buratai, Nigerian troops on war against insurgency

The National Democratic Front (NDF) has expressed satisfaction with the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai and the troops of the Nigerian Army in the ongoing war against insurgency and terrorism. In a statement signed by Secretary-General, Dr Bolaji Abdulkadir, on Wednesday, the pro-democracy group hailed the successes of various clearance operations, adding that the COAS and troops have …

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Multinational Joint Task Force Rescues Nurse From ISWAP Captivity

A nurse who was incarcerated in one of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP’s) strong-holds in the Lake Chad has been rescued by troops of the Multi-National Joint Task Force, following intensive airstrikes at the terrorist hideouts. The nurse, who initially bolted to safety and freedom in the aftermath of the joint air interdiction conducted by the MNJTF …

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Nigerian student missing after yacht party

Parents of a Nigerian student in Ukraine, Caleb Obari-Mark, have solicited help from Nigerian and Ukrainian authorities over their missing son. A Ukraine-based news website, Kyiv Post, reported that Caleb “disappeared while taking a boat trip in Odesa”. It noted that Nigerians in Ukraine are alleging racism after the Nigerian graduate got missing. 20-year-old Caleb was said to be a …

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The Pen is Mightier Than The Mic

By Adakole Elijah A lot had been said or written about the ignoble encounter between the self appropriated rich man, FKK and the poor Journalist. To some, the journalist was rude in his question. To others, the reporter ought to have reply fire for fire. But for me, the reporter acted nobly and with maturity. First, those who said that …

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Owukpa Coal Mine: Benue Deputy Governor Visits Site, Calls for Peace to Attract Investors

Benue State Deputy Governor, Engr. Benson Abounu has stressed the need for peaceful atmosphere to enable investors tap the abundant natural resources available in the state for the benefit of our people. He spoke at Owukpa, Ogbadibo local government area, when he led the investigative committee set up by Governor Samuel Ortom to investigate allegations of illegal mining in Owukpa …

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Boubacar Keita No Longer Interested In Power, Jonathan Tells Buhari

The ousted Malian President, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, says he is no longer interested in returning to his former office. This was according to Nigeria’s former President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, who visited the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Wednesday. Dr Jonathan, who is ECOWAS Special Envoy to Mali, was at the Villa to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari on the crisis …

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