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Al-Shabab commander surrenders to Somali army

An Al-Shabab commander surrendered to the Somali National Army (SNA) on Sunday in Wajid town in Bakool region, Southwest Somalia. Mohamed Nur, SNA army officer told reporters that Mohamed Kulow Ali who was in charge of the terror group’s operations in the southern region surrendered to the Somali army based[Read More…]

Son of ex-Somali political aide held over UK lawmaker stabbing

Ali Harbi Ali, the son of an ex-media adviser to a former prime minister of Somalia, has been arrested by British police under anti-terrorism laws following the killing of lawmaker David Amess, a source close to the investigation and British media said. Amess, 69, from Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative[Read More…]

Gunmen kidnap students in Lafia, demands N25m ransom

Some students of the Federal University of Lafia, Nasarawa state were reportedly abducted by gunmen Saturday night. Although there are varying reports of the number of students kidnapped, the gunmen reportedly stormed Mararaba Akunza community area of the University in the Lafia Local Government Area of the State in their[Read More…]

Group floods Jigawa and Abuja with Osinbajo-Badaru Presidential campaign posters

Barely 24 hours after the All Progressives Congress (APC) held its state congresses across the country, posters bearing Osinbajo-Badaru have flooded Dutse, the capital of Jigawa state. The presence of the posters in strategic locations in Abuja has also been confirmed by the group behind the political idea, the North-South[Read More…]

Nigerian Air Force denies paying bandits N20m to recover anti-aircraft gun

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Sunday has disputed allegations that it paid the sum of N20 million to bandits operating in Jibia, Katsina state to recover an anti-aircraft gun from the bandits to prevent its use in bringing down the aircraft that would be conveying President Muhammadu Buhari to[Read More…]

Veteran Actor Jide Kosoko says, #EndSARS Protesters had made their point after the third day

Veteran actor, Jide Kosoko, says Endsars protesters had made their points after the third day of the two week long protesting advocating for the disbandment of the “notorious” Police unit, SARS. End SARS is a decentralised social movement, and series of mass protests against police brutality in Nigeria. The slogan[Read More…]

Emirate confirms release of Emir of Bungudu after 32 days in captivity

The Emir of Bungudu, Alhaji Hassan Attahiru, Sarkin Fulanin Bungudu, Zamfara state, has regained his freedom after 32 days of captivity in the hands of kidnappers. Magaji Rafin Bungudu, Alhaji Abubakar Sahabi, disclosed this on Sunday in Bungudu, on Sunday, saying that the emirate and family wished to thank everyone[Read More…]

How to load MTN recharge card and activate special data plans in Nigeria

Do you need directives on how to recharge MTN card or subscribe to data plans, you are in the right place. NewsWireNGR team will be taking you through the step-by-step guide MTN is unarguably the largest mobile telecoms operator in Nigeria. According to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), the telecom[Read More…]

SERAP sues Buhari, wants court to declare ‘plan to monitor WhatsApp messages illegal’

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a lawsuit against President Muhammadu Buhari, asking the court to “declare illegal and unconstitutional the plan by the administration to track, intercept and monitor WhatsApp messages, phone calls, and text messages of Nigerians and other people, as it severely threatens and violates[Read More…]

Buhari is a bad omen to us, we suffered for him in 2015 and 2019, no reward — Ex-Militant

Eshanekpe Israel, a.k.a Akpodoro an ex-militant and leader of the National Coalition of Niger Delta Ex-Agitators (NCNDE-A) has chastised President Muhammadu Buhari for not rewarding him and his group for their support in bringing him to power in 2015. According to Akpodoro, he met the president in 2013 and promised[Read More…]