Al-Qaeda lectures Islamic State on the proper ethics of terrorism

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman Aal-Zawahiri denounced Daesh for a dishonest propaganda campaign in an audio message released yesterday. In the message, translated by US-based watchdog the SITE Intelligence Group, the head of Al-Qaeda accused Daesh leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi of slandering his group. The two groups separated in 2014 having founded the first incarnation of Daesh known as the Islamic State…

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US Spy: Putin actively backed Trump’s presidency

A new declassified report released by US intelligence officials says Russian President Vladimir Putin “ordered” a campaign to influence the 2016 US presidential election. The 25-page public version of the report was released on Friday after the officials briefed President-elect Donald Trump and top lawmakers on Capitol Hill on a longer, classified version. The report said Russian efforts to meddle…

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Diversion of flights from Abuja to Kaduna: Fayose faults FG says Kaduna not safe

‎Governor Peter Ayo Fayose of Ekiti has said it is too risky and dangerous to divert local and international flights from Abuja to Kaduna as planned by the Federal Government. In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi, Fayose gave knocks to the FG for what he said was its knee-jerk approach to problems. “They act before…

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Terror: Gunman kills five at Fort Lauderdale airport in Florida

At least five people have been shot dead and eight others wounded in a shooting incident at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in the US state of Florida. Florida’s Broward County Sheriff’s office confirmed Friday’s shooting in an update on Twitter. The office also stated that a suspect was currently in custody at the airport. The office later said that the…

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Video: Watch Chibok girls Christmas home return

It was full excitement when some of the recently released Chibok girls made a return journey home to celebrate Christmas. Most of the girls are still being held by Boko Haram. In a latest development, troops of Operation Lafiya Dole in Maiduguri have discovered another abducted Chibok girl, Rakiya Abubakar, with her six-month-old baby during an investigation of arrested Boko…

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Mahrez named African Footballer of the Year

Algeria forward Riyad Mahrez was Thursday voted African Footballer of the Year after he inspired Leicester City to the English Premier League title last season. Mahrez, 25, beat Gabon skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who scooped the prestigious accolade last year, into second place, with Senegal star Sadio Mane, who features for Liverpool, taking third place. The France-born forward said it was…

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Accidental discharge from a pistol wounds two at Aso Rock Presidential Villa

Nigeria’s government says two people were wounded at the entrance to the presidential mansion when a pistol accidentally discharged. A statement from State House in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, said the pistol that went off Wednesday belonged to a security official not attached to the president who was surrendering his weapon at the gates to Aso Rock Villa, as State House…

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Chibok Girls; 1000 days later

Sunday 8th January 2017 will mark 1,000 days since Boko Haram extremists abducted nearly 300 Chibok schoolgirls in northeastern Nigeria, shocking the world. Nearly 200 of the schoolgirls remain captive. While some girls have been freed, Nigeria’s government has been accused of keeping them sequestered and silent. Here are some of the key events surrounding the crisis: April 2014: Boko…

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On Fayose We Stand; No Apology – Ekiti Assembly

The Ekiti State House of Assembly has reacted to a call by  a faceless group operating from Abuja; Coalition for Good Governance and Anti-Corruption asking the house to remove the Governor of the state, Dr. Ayo Fayose. Find below a full transcript of its response. The EKHA as a matter of fact wouldn’t have dignified this faceless group with any…

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Mikel exits Chelsea for China

Nigeria captain John Obi Mikel announced on Friday he is leaving English Premier League leaders Chelsea to join Chinese side Tianjin TEDA. He is the latest star to head to the Chinese Super League, after the high-profile signings of Chelsea team-mate Oscar by Shanghai SIPG and Carlos Tevez by Shanghai Shenhua in recent weeks. Midfielder Mikel has not featured at…

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