Special Assistant to the Ekiti State Governor on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, has described the All Progressives

Nigeria’s former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has urged the military to intensify mop-up operations in liberated villages in northeast Nigeria, as displaced persons prepare to return home.

The hijack of a domestic Egyptian flight that caused it to be diverted to Cyprus has ended with all hostages released and the hijacker surrendering.

French naval forces patrolling the northern Indian Ocean have seized a ship full of weapons.

 They said that the ship was heading towards Somalia, according to BBC.

Hundreds of assault rifles, machine guns and anti-tank weapons were found.

They seized the weapons under a UN embargo to prevent arms from getting to Somali Islamist militants.

A court in Niger has ordered the release on bail of opposition leader, Hama Amadou, who went to France earlier this month for medical treatment.

Amadou was imprisoned in November to face baby-trafficking charges, which he denied and argued that they were politically motivated.

He had campaigned for elections in February from behind bars.


A prominent Angolan rapper has been sentenced to five-and-a-half years in prison for planning a rebellion against President Jose Eduardo dos Santos.

Luaty Beirao was sentenced by a court in the capital, Luanda, along with 16 other activists who were given jail terms of between two and eight years.

Amnesty International said that they had been sentenced by a "kangaroo court".


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