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 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.

 

Special Assistant to the Ekiti State Governor on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, has described self-professed human rights activist and lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), as a mischievous lawyer, who is always out to defend any position that satisfied his selfish desire.  He also said, “Falana is only deceiving the Economic and Financial Crimes

The fart heard 'round the world is an underdog story.

It's the tale of a humble fart, unloosed on the world in a moment of innocence in the anonymity of a game between Swedish soccer clubs nobody had ever heard of. Its maker is Adam Lindin Ljungkvist, a left back for Järna SK's reserve team. They were playing Pershagen SK.

He already had a yellow card.

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Has Boko Haram Been Defeated?

By Ryan Cummings

(CNN)"And I assure you that we will defeat Boko Haram by the end of this year." This was the pledge made by Nigerian President Muhammdu Buhari to his Beninese counterpart, Boni Yayi, during a gala dinner commemorating Benin's independence during the summer of 2015.

How Gunmen Attacked India Air Force Base

 

Four gunmen have been killed in an overnight attack on an Indian Air Force base near Pakistani border, officials say.

Two soldiers at the Pathankot base were also killed in a gun battle lasting several hours.

Africa's Biggest Jesus Statue Unveiled In Nigeria

Nigeria on Friday unveiled a nine-metre tall statue of Jesus Christ carved from white marble, thought to be the biggest of its kind in Africa.

Standing barefoot with arms outstretched, the "Jesus de Greatest" statue weighs in at 40 tonnes.

Why Nigeria Govt Won't Release Dasuki, Kanu Despite Court Orders

Nigeria President, Muhammed Buhari, a former military dictator, who calls himself a born-again democrat, did not discuss the propriety of defying court orders when he spoke on national TV on Wednesday, December 30, 2015.

Why Boko Haram Threat Hangs Heavy Over Nigeria In 2016

After setting a December 31 deadline to rid his country of Boko Haram, President Muhammadu Buhari told the BBC: "I think technically we have won the war because people are going back into their neighbourhoods."

Arsene Wenger Loves Alex - Chuka Iwobi

 

 

The striker's father was full of praise for the Frenchman for the huge encouragement given to his son and other teenage stars in the team.

Elneny Passes Medical To Become Arsenal’s First January Signing

Arsenal are all set to complete one of the first signings of the January transfer window, as midfielder Mohamed Elneny, has reportedly passed a medical with the Gunners.

Buhari Labels PRO-Biafra Kanu's Acts ‘Treasonable’

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari says the government has no immediate plans to release Nnamdi Kanu from detention, despite a court granting the pro-Biafran campaigner unconditional bail in December.

Sylva, Bayelsa Ex-governor, Sues For Peace

The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Bayelsa State and former governor of the state, Chief Timipre Sylva, has told Bayelsa people and Nigerians, generally, to see the New Year as an opportunity to make a new start in their individual and collective quests for development.

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