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LIVE: Inspector General of Police Scraps F-SARS

  The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, on Sunday announced the dissolution of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (F-SARS), after days of protests across the country. The police unit was founded in 1992 to combat cases of armed robbery, kidnapping, and other violent crimes. But SARS, instead, over time, has gained notoriety for its reckless … Continue reading LIVE: Inspector General of Police Scraps F-SARS

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Over 10,000 Sign #EndSARS Petition To Ban Top Public Officers, Policemen From US

  As the #EndSars movement continues to gain momentum, a petition to the United States government to impose visa restrictions on all Nigerian public office holders and high-ranking police officers has received over 10,000 signatures as of Sunday morning. The petition, started by data journalist Farida Adamu, was created on Friday to nudge top officials … Continue reading Over 10,000 Sign #EndSARS Petition To Ban Top Public Officers, Policemen From US

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#EndSars: Young Nigerian Jimoh Isiaq Killed In Ogbomosho, Seven Others Injured

  A young Nigerian, Jimoh Isiaq was shot in Ogbomosho during an #EndSars protest on Saturday and later died from the resulting injuries, Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde has confirmed. The Governor also said seven others sustained injuries during the protest and have been taken to the hospital for treatment. Eyewitnesses said Isiaq was standing … Continue reading #EndSars: Young Nigerian Jimoh Isiaq Killed In Ogbomosho, Seven Others Injured

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Sophie Petronin: Son Hopeful Of Mother’s Release From Jihadist Captivity

  The son of a French aid worker taken hostage in Mali said on Wednesday he was still awaiting news about his mother after speculation intensified following the release of detained jihadists. Hopes that 75-year-old Sophie Petronin and abducted Malian opposition leader Soumaila Cisse may soon be released surged at the weekend when security sources … Continue reading Sophie Petronin: Son Hopeful Of Mother’s Release From Jihadist Captivity

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Governor Zulum Reveals Plan To Resettle More IDPs Despite Insurgent Attacks

  Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, has revealed plans to resettle more Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) despite continued attacks by Boko Haram insurgents in the state. Zulum said the insurgent attacks experienced in towns earmarked for resettlement is a ploy to intimidate civilians so that only the terrorists can have access to the towns. He … Continue reading Governor Zulum Reveals Plan To Resettle More IDPs Despite Insurgent Attacks

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DR Congo Soldier Shoots Three People Dead At Point Blank

  A soldier in the Democratic Republic of Congo shot three people dead and wounded two more in the country’s volatile east, the army said Friday. The shootings were carried out “at point-blank range”, the army said in a statement, adding that the suspected killer “has been arrested and handed to military justice to answer … Continue reading DR Congo Soldier Shoots Three People Dead At Point Blank

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Babangida: Military Started Development, Democracy And Free Market Economy In Nigeria

  Former Military President, Ibrahim Babangida, on Friday said the military provided Nigeria with the democracy being enjoyed today. Speaking during an interview on Channels Television’s NewsNight, Babangida said contrary to claims that the military was responsible for the problems in the country; it rather provided the nation with development. “No, we didn’t provide problems. … Continue reading Babangida: Military Started Development, Democracy And Free Market Economy In Nigeria

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Merkel Urges ‘Immediate Ceasefire’ In Karabakh Fighting

  German Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged an immediate end to the fighting in the region of Nagorny Karabakh in phone calls with the leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan, her spokesman said Tuesday. At least 95 people have been killed in the clashes that have been raging since the weekend, including 11 civilians, according to … Continue reading Merkel Urges ‘Immediate Ceasefire’ In Karabakh Fighting

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