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October 17, 2017 2:16 PM Biafra: Court orders Abaribe, Jewish Priest to produce Kanu or face jail

ABUJA – The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Tuesday, ordered Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, a Jewish High Priest, Emmanu El-Shalom Oka BenMadu, and an accountant, Tochukwu Uchendu, to appear before it on November 20 to explain the whereabouts of the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu. The court maintained the trio who stood 11

October 17, 2017 7:54 AM Boko Haram insurgents, military in fierce battle in Borno

Some elements of Boko Haram terrorists and military troops, on Friday night, engaged in fierce battle in Borno northern town of Old Marte. One soldier feared dead while unspecified number of troops injured in the shootout. Sources said the insurgents attacked a military base in the area on Friday night though the incident was not reported in Maiduguri 15

October 16, 2017 11:20 PM Kanu’s trial resumes today amid uncertainties about his whereabouts

The trial of the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, is scheduled to resume before the Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday (today). But his lead defence lawyer, Mr. Ifeanyi Ejiofor, told our correspondent on Sunday that his client remained missing. He said the matter would not continue if the Federal Government failed 13

October 16, 2017 11:18 PM Can Nigeria and Cameroon learn any lessons from Catalonia?

The crisis in Spain's Catalonia region is being closely watched in Nigeria and Cameroon, where secessionist movements have been stepping up campaigns for independence, as BBC Pidgin editor Adejuwon Soyinka reports. Many Nigerians and Cameroonians were looking to Spain, hoping it would find a peaceful solution to demands for independence in the Catalan 23

October 16, 2017 5:04 PM Two feared dead, six others injured as Cameroonian gendarmes invade Nigerian community

At least two persons were feared dead while six others were injured after Cameroonian gendarmes from Bodam community allegedly invaded Danare in Boki Local Government Area of Cross River State. It was learnt on Monday that the crisis which started on Friday was as a result of the alarm raised by residents of Danare that their Cameroonian neighbours had encroached 11

October 16, 2017 12:17 PM Garland for a xenophobe

You never know the next foolish thing from any of our governors in Nigeria. You think you’ve seen the worst until a new decision or action completely unsettles one’s sense of propriety and you are left rationalizing that after all the previous one is somehow better than the new one. Owelle Rochas Anayo Okorocha went higher on the infamy index of the present 15

October 16, 2017 8:42 AM Death toll from Somalia bomb attacks rises to 300 – Official

Authorities on Monday confirmed that 300 people died in twin bomb explosions in Mogadishu, as locals packed hospitals in search of friends and relatives caught up in Somalia’s deadliest attack in a decade. Abdikadir Abdirahman, director city ambulance service, told Reuters on Monday that the death toll has steadily risen since Saturday, when the blasts 19

October 16, 2017 8:42 AM Days after devastating truck bomb in Somali capital, death toll still climbing

NAIROBI — The death toll from two truck bombs in Somalia’s capital reached 300 on Monday, as the deadliest attack in the country’s decade-long war with Islamist extremists signaled that the insurgency is far from defeated, despite years of U.S. counterterrorism operations. Nearly all of the dead were killed by the first bomb, which exploded Saturday 17

October 16, 2017 7:14 AM Somalia’s ‘deadliest attack ever’ kills 276, injures 300

At least 276 people have been killed and 300 injured by a massive truck bomb that tore through a busy shopping district of Mogadishu, the government said Monday, making it the “deadliest attack ever” to hit war-torn Somalia. A picture taken on October 15, 2017 shows a general view of the scene of the explosion of a truck bomb in the centre of Mogadishu 16

October 16, 2017 7:01 AM Algeria vs Nigeria: FIFA confirms match officials for 2018 World Cup qualifier

FIFA has picked Gabonese and Bukina Faso officials as centre and assistant referees for 2018 World Cup qualifier between Algeria and Nigeria on November 11. Federation of Algeria Football (FAF) confirmed on their official website, that Mr Eric Arnaud Otogo Castane of Gabon will serve as centre referee and will be assisted by Aboubacar Doumbouya of Guinea 15