Five Palestinians killed in string of alleged attacks

Five dead, including three teenagers, after alleged assaults on Israeli security forces in West Bank and Jerusalem More than 170 Palestinians and 27 Israelis have been killed since violence flared in early October [Reuters] Israeli forces have shot dead five Palestinians, including three teenagers, in separate incidents in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem, after […]

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Japan sees economy shrink more than expected

The data showed that private consumption, which makes up 60 percent of the economy, fell 0.8 percent [AP] STORY HIGHLIGHTS Japan’s economy has shrank more than expected in the final quarter of 2015, dealing another blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s faltering bid to revive the world’s number three economy. Falling consumer spending and exports […]

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Israeli minister backs Syria’s sectarian partition

Moshe Yaalon questions longevity of truce, predicting country’s collapse into enclaves under religious and ethnic sects An Israeli minister has cast doubt on the longevity of a lasting ceasefire in Syria, suggesting instead that the country should be partitioned along sectarian divides. Speaking at the annual Munich Security Conference on Sunday, Moshe Yaalon, Israeli defence […]

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Baftas 2016: The Revenant rules at Baftas

Wilderness drama The Revenant, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, has dominated this year’s Baftas. It was named best film while DiCaprio won best actor and Alejandro G Inarritu best director. The Mexican director described the win as “overwhelming”. He said DiCaprio’s “talent and commitment” to the “risky project” had “kept the film breathing”. The ceremony at London’s […]

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Syria calls for UN action on Turkish attacks on Kurds

Syria has condemned Turkish military action against Kurdish fighters in northern Syria and described it as a violation of its sovereignty. It called on the UN Security Council to take action. Turkey carried out a second day of shelling on Sunday of Kurdish forces advancing in northern Aleppo province. Ankara views the Kurdish militia in […]

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Photos: 22 ATM cards, mobile phones, and bank tellers found with a “mentally ill man” arrested by the RRS in Lagos

Men of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos State Police Command on Wednesday, February 10, arrested Lanrewaju Jaiyeola who claimed to be mentally unstable. Items discovered with him includes 22 ATM credit cards, 2 mobile phones, bank tellers and power bank. The 39-year-old man was nabbed by the operatives along Ozumba Nbadiwe Road, […]

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Governor Wike lifts suspension of Finance Commissioner, Accountant-Genera

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike on Valentine Day lifted the suspension  of the State Finance Commissioner, Dr Magnus Kpakol and the State Accountant-General,  Sir Abere Dagogo. Addressing Rivers State public servants and political  leaders during  a Special Valentine Couples Night  organised by his wife, Justice  Eberechi Suzzette Nyesom-Wike at the Government House, Port Harcourt, […]

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Photos: Toyin Saraki visits her childhood school. “You can achieve whatever you set your sights on” she tells students

Wife of the Senate President and founder of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa, Mrs. Toyin Saraki was at her childhood school, Holy Child College (HCC) Ikoyi as the chief launcher of ‘Action, Not Words,’ a special publication on the history, accomplishments and achievements of (HCC) in Commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the school. Mrs Saraki […]

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Photos: Nigerian Commander & his Cameroonian counterparts share bottles of water after successful clearance operation against BH

The Nigerian Army troops in the various sectors of the fight against terrorism and insurgency in the north east on Friday, February 12, made tremendous progress in the fight against Boko Haram. According to a statement released yesterday by the Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman:   “A patrol team from 5 […]

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12 Army Generals and Colonels Now In Custody of EFCC

The acting director, Nigerian Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman has said the Nigerian Army has sent a 12-man list of senior officers to the EFCC for investigation in the probe in the arms deal scandal.A statement he sent out reads, “The Nigerian Army wishes to inform the public that 12 Army officers have been […]

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Australian hospital refuses to discharge asylum baby

Protesters have gathered at an Australian hospital to support doctors that have refused to discharge a baby facing deportation to a detention camp. The Lady Cilento Hospital in Brisbane said the year-old girl will not be released “until a suitable home environment is identified”. The daughter of asylum-seeker parents suffered serious burns at an immigration […]

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Israeli forces kill Palestinian teenage girl in Hebron

Protests against Israel’s ongoing occupation of the West Bank have become increasingly violent in recent months. [EPA] Israeli soldiers have shot dead a Palestinian teenage girl near a mosque in the West Bank city of Hebron. The Palestinian health ministry also confirmed the death, identifying the girl as 17-year-old Kilzar Mohd Abdulhaleem al-Owiwi from Hebron. The […]

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