Thursday, June 8, 2023


UN Security Council renews sanctions against South Sudan

The UN Security Council on Tuesday adopted a resolution to renew for a year, till May 31, 2024, arms embargo measures against South Sudan as well as targeted sanctions of travel ban and asset freeze against individuals and entities. Resolution...

40 killed in two terrorist attacks in NW Burkina Faso

About 40 people, including army auxiliaries, were killed over the weekend in two terrorist attacks in northwestern Burkina Faso, sources said Tuesday. The first attack targeted an armed convoy near Bourasso in the Boucle du Mouhoun region Saturday, said the...

50 Baptist Church members killed, hundreds displaced in Plateau attacks – Official

Rev. Keoleh Saleh, the President of the Baptist Conference in Plateau, says that 50 members of the church, including a pastor, were killed in recent attacks in Mangu and Barkin Ladi Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the state. Saleh disclosed...

NDLEA intercepts explosives going to bandits’ camp in Niger

By Ezekiel Obi (ABUJA) As the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, intensifies operations at drug joints and routes nationwide ahead of May 29 inauguration of new administrations across the country, its operatives have intercepted a consignment of 32 pieces...

Police nab 5 Yoruba Nation agitators over illegal broadcast, hijack of Federal FM station

The Police Command in Oyo State has arrested 5 Yoruba Nation agitators who allegedly forcefully hijacked Amuludun FM radio station in Ibadan with the intent to declare liberation from the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)...

Sudan army calls on ex-soldiers to re-enlist, sporadic fighting persists

Sudan’s army on Friday called for reservists and retired soldiers to re-enlist amid a deadly conflict with a rival paramilitary and asked the United Nations to change its envoy to the country. The call to former soldiers to present themselves...

May 29: Police beef up security at Aso Villa, Eagle Square

By Ezekiel Obi (ABUJA) The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has beefed up security presence at and around the Eagle Square in Abuja, ahead of May 29 presidential inauguration. Force spokesman, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, who disclosed this in a statement issued on...

More fighting in Sudan as negotiated ceasefire approaches

Heavy fighting is continuing in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, just hours before a ceasefire is due to take effect on Monday evening. Local media reported that artillery fire could be heard in the morning. Earlier on Saturday, U.S. Secretary of State...

4 killed as terrorists attack U.S Embassy convoy in South East Nigeria

By Barbara Kalu (SOUTH-EAST NIGERIA) Suspected terrorists have opened fire on the convoy of staff of U.S Consulate, in Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State, killing four persons. Two mobile policemen and two staff members of the U.S Consulate on the...

Malian troops, foreign forces executed 500 people in village in 2022 – UN

Malian soldiers and unidentified foreign military personnel were likely to have executed at least 500 people during a five-day operation in the village of Moura in central Mali in March 2022. This was disclosed by the U.N. Human Rights Office...


About 100 persons in isolation over Ghana Marburg cases

Ghana has placed nearly a hundred people in isolation after health officials confirmed the country's first two cases of the Marburg virus. Officials said two...