Day: January 3, 2018

Israel on Wednesday said it had cracked a Palestinian militant cell suspected of having been recruited and handled by Iranian intelligence officers who worked out of South Africa. Israel has been locked in a shadow war with arch-foe Iran, which supports Islamist guerrillas in the Gaza Strip and Lebanon whose nuclear program is widely believed […]

Liverpool star Mohamed Salah hopes to add the African Player of the Year award in Ghana Thursday to his rapidly expanding collection of individual honours. The Egyptian, scorer of 23 goals in all competitions midway through his first season at Anfield, has been voted BBC African Footballer of the Year and Arab Player of the […]

The Department of Fire Service in Zamfara on Wednesday confirmed the death of four children in a fire outbreak that occurred at Awala Filin-Jirgi in Gusau metropolis in the state. Mr Abdullahi Jibo, Deputy Director Fire Prevention and Public Enlightenment, made the confirmation in an interview with the News men in Gusau. Jibo said that […]

Youths in Makurdi have trooped out in their thousands to protest against the January 2, herdsmen’s attack on farmers in which 20 people were killed. The protesters carried placards with inscriptions such as “Presidential Intervention needed”, “Why value cows to Humans”, and “Stop this incessant blood bath”. Some of them chanted, “We will not vote […]

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Publicity Secretary in Benue, Mr Bemgba Iortyom made the call in a statement on Wednesday in Makurdi. “Once again, heavily armed gunmen on Jan. 2, unleashed violence and mayhem on some rural communities in Benue. “This time in Guma and Logo Local Government Areas (LGAs), killing a yet to be […]

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