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Nigeria’s Under-23 squad, heading to a final training camp in the USA ahead of this year’s Olympics and the U20 team preparing for a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations final round qualifying fixture, clash in a potentially –explosive friendly match in Abuja on Saturday morning.

A human rights group based in Ebonyi State, has alleged plot by the Police in the state to shield a suspected child trafficker and three of its officers indicted in a cover up of a child trafficker earlier arrested by the command from prosecution.

The group, Human Rights Crusaders, made the accusation in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State capital.

 Nigeria's Bring Back Our Girls movement is demanding that the government provides news of the only Chibok schoolgirl among 219 kidnapped to escape the clutches of Boko Haram Islamic extremists.

Prime Minister David Cameron is to step down by October after the United Kingdom (UK) voted to leave the European Union (EU).

Speaking outside 10 Downing Street, he said "fresh leadership" was needed.

 

The PM had urged the country to vote Remain but was defeated by 52% to 48% despite London, Scotland and Northern Ireland backing staying in.

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Internationally renowned charity group, doctors without borders, MSF, says that about 200 refugees fleeing Boko Haram militants have starved to death over the past month in Bama, Borno State.

 

The MSF said that a catastrophic humanitarian emergency was unfolding at a camp it visited where 24,000 people have taken refuge.

The Nigerian Army has described as baseless and unfortunate, the allegation reportedly by the Joint Niger Delta Liberation Force (JNDLF) that some Army officers approached them for support to overthrow the government.

 

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Police Kill Eight Pro-Biafra Group In Aba

The Nigerian separatists said police killed eight people during renewed violent protests Monday, January 18, 2016, demanding an independent Biafran state in southeastern Nigeria and the release of a detained leader, Nnamdi Kanu.

How $9bn Was Stolen From Nigeria, Says Minister

Fifty-five people, including former governors, Cabinet ministers and government workers, stole $9 billion from Nigeria's treasury, the Information Minister, Lai Mohammed, said Monday, January 18, 2016.

Eagles Guitarist, Glenn Frey, 67, Dies

 

Eagles guitarist, Glenn Frey, has died at the age of 67, the band has announced.

He died in New York City on Monday, January 18, 2016, from complications arising from rheumatoid arthritis, colitis and pneumonia.

Senegal President Advocates Shorter Terms

Senegal's President Macky Sall has proposed to cut his own term in office by two years.

Changing the president's mandate from seven to five years is part of several proposals for constitutional reforms which are to be put to a referendum.

Burkina Faso: Al-Qaeda 'Names' Hotel Attackers

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) has named three militants who it says carried out last week's hotel attack in Burkina Faso, killing 29 people.

AQIM's statement - carried by monitoring group SITE - said Ouagadougou's four-star Splendid Hotel was a "den of global espionage".

Buhari's Corruption Drive Lays Bare Nigeria's Political Tensions

By Paul Wallace &

Yinka Ibukun

 

When Muhammadu Buhari took over as Nigeria’s president less than a year ago, he vowed to wipe out the corruption he said threatened the very existence of Africa’s largest economy.

Four Dead In Boko Haram Suicide Attack At Cameroon mosque

Four worshippers were killed in a suicide bombing at a mosque in northern Cameroon on Monday, January 18, 2016, a security source said, five days after a similar attack left 12 people dead.

MASSOB Replies Obasanjo: Biafra Not Dead

The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, on Monday, January 18, 2016, told former President Olusegun Obasanjo that “Biafra is not dead and will never die.”

Why Falana Is Begging Buhari

The human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has written a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari asking him to grant a presidential pardon to all military officers convicted of mutiny.

Dasuki Gate: What EFCC Didn’t Ask Me – Falae

Chief Olu Falae, Social Democratic Party (SDP) National Chairman, Olu Falae, has said that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission never asked him to return the N100 million he collected from a former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Tony Anenih.

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