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Self-confessed Boko Haram spokesman seeks Ndume’s ‘pardon’

Five years after he told a high court judge that he was a former spokesman of Boko Haram, and that the present senate majority leader, Muhammed Ali Ndume, was a sponsor of the deadly sect, Ali Konduga, alias Azzawahiri, fresh

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Turkey launches artillery strikes on IS, Kurdish PYD in north Syria

Turkish armed forces on Monday launched artillery strikes on separate targets of Islamic State (IS) jihadists and the Democratic Union Party (PYD) Kurdish militia in northern Syria, television reports said. Turkish army howitzers stationed inside Turkey fired on IS targets

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9 years later: NHRC names those involved in 2007 and 2011 electoral violence

The National Human Rights Commission on Thursday named a former Governor of Delta State, Emmanuel Uduaghan, a former Chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission, Prof. Maurice Iwu, among other individual, government institutions, security agencies and their personnel, as contributors to

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Islamic State claims responsibility for machete attack in Belgium

Islamic State claimed responsibility on Sunday for an attack by a machete-wielding man in Belgium that left two female police officers seriously injured, the group’s Amaq news agency said on Twitter. Shortly before the claim, Belgian prosecutors had identified the

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France expels Malian on suspected jihadist links

France has expelled a Malian believed to pose a “serious threat” to public order “for belonging to a pro-jihadist Islamist movement,” the interior ministry said Saturday. “Malian national Moussa Keita was expelled to his homeland yesterday bringing to 81 the

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Baghdad suicide attack death toll rises sharply to 250

The number of people killed in Sunday’s suicide bomb attack in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, has risen to 250, the Iraqi government says. A lorry packed with explosives was detonated in the Karrada district while families were shopping for the

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Northern Young Professionals To Rehabilitate IDPs In North East

The Nigerian Young Professionals Forum (NYPF), Abuja chapter, has set up a committee to rehabilitate internally displaced persons (IDPs) affected by insurgency in the North East. According to a statement by director of communication, Alhassan Bala, the committee led by Barr

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Extremists Attack Radiohead Fans In Turkey

Radiohead have said their “hearts go out” to fans attacked as they listened to the band’s music at a party in Istanbul on Friday night. Trouble was caused by Islamic extremists who objected to people drinking alcohol and playing music

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Belgian police arrest 12 in overnight raids

Belgian authorities questioned 40 people and arrested 12 of them in an overnight raid related to a terrorism investigation, the federal prosecutor’s office said. The operation Friday into Saturday included searches of dozens of houses, according to a statement from

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