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Boko Haram kills nine soldiers in Borno

Boko Haram fighters killed nine soldiers and wounded two others at Gajiram, Borno state, according to military sources, just days after 43 civilians died in deadly suicide bombings. Both attacks came as the government, which says the jihadists are on the verge of defeat, urges those displaced by the conflict to return to their homes […]

BREAKING: Senegal beat Poland 2-1 in World Cup group game

Senegal punished Poland to win 2-1 in their opening World Cup Group H game in Moscow on Tuesday. The African side took a 37th-minute lead when Idrissa Gueye’s shot took a massive deflection off defender Thiago Cionek to wrong foot the keeper. Then on the hour, woeful defending allowed Mbaye Niang to tap home into […]

Tight security in Ekiti as APC holds mega rally

Security agents have taken tactical positions around the Oluyemi Kayode Stadium and other strategic areas in Ado Ekiti ahead of the mega rally of the All Progressives Congress. Personnel of various security agencies, including the Police, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, as well as the FRSC, were sighted at different locations keeping watch. SEE […]

LASTMA officials ‘detain’ schoolchildren over driver’s traffic offence

Samson Folarin Officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority have been accused of ‘detaining’ some pupils of Eucharistic Heart of Jesus School, Isolo, after the school bus driver allegedly violated the state traffic law. PUNCH Metro learnt that the bus driver had penultimate Wednesday gone to pick up pupils of the school at their […]

ISIS sneaking jihadists into Nigeria from Syria, says report

Adelani Adepegba and Leye Aluko with agency report LEADERS of the terrorist group, Islamic State, are sneaking battle-hardened jihadists from Syria into Nigeria to train terrorists for possible attacks in Britain, a United Kingdom newspaper, The Sun, reported on Monday. Fanatics including Boko Haram insurgents were also being sent to the Middle East for training […]