Author: Dave Okonjie

More than 1,000 Cameroonian soldiers join UN forces in CAR

LAGOS, Nigeria—Globe Afrique has reliably learned that Cameroon has deployed the 5th contingent of its troops for a peace-keeping and stabilization mission to the Central African Republic (CAR), according to Cameroon’s Defense Minister Joseph Beti Assomo on Saturday. Cameroon’s defense ministry sources say the soldiers are deployed to contribute to peace and stability in neighboring CAR while strictly respecting UN regulation of impartiality and respect for human rights during their mission, the minister said. The Cameroonian contingent forms part of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA).  MIMUSCA began activities in 2014 to...

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Gunmen killed four Nigerian police Officers

Nigerian authorities pursue the murderers LAGOS—Authorities in Nigeria on Sunday have confirmed that four police detectives were killed in a subsequent ambush by gunmen in the country’s northwestern state of Kaduna, according to local police. A police spokesperson said the detectives were shot dead in a gunfight with the alleged gunmen who ambushed the special team of police detectives in Jankassa village of Rigassa neighborhood in the state on Saturday, said Sabo Yakubu, a police senior spokesman. Yakubu told reporters that no arrest has so far been made after the killings but more investigations are ongoing to bring the...

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Court seizes properties linked to Nigeria’s former first lady

Former First Lady Patience Jonathan waves to supporters despite corruption allegation LAGOS––The wife of Nigeria’s former president Goodluck Jonathan, has been accused of corruption when a judge on Monday ordered the seizure of two properties linked to her assets.  This is the most high-profile and embarrassing case against her since her husband left office. Judge Nnamdi Dimgba, the sitting judge at the Federal High Court in Abuja, upheld a request from the country’s anti-corruption watchdog to have the properties of the former First lady forfeited for 45 days. According to Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the properties...

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Nigerian lawmakers summon Buhari to discuss communal killings

Members of the Nigerian Legislature LAGOS–– Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari is facing a mounting wave of criticisms from Nigerians at home and abroad and that chorus has been joined by the country’s lawmakers. The country’s lawmakers voted on Wednesday to invite President Buhari to the House of Representatives to discuss a spate of killings in central Nigeria. Security and media sources say hundreds of people have died in clashes this year between semi-nomadic herdsmen and settled farmers in central states, including 16 killed in an attack on a church in Benue on Tuesday. The herdsmen hailed from the president’s ethnic Fulani group....

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Nigerian Military destabilized and dismantled Boko Haram camp in NE state

LAGOS–– Authorities in Nigeria say a large training camp used for providing instructional training for terror group Boko Haram’s foot soldiers have been destroyed by Nigerian troops in the northeastern state of Borno, the Army said on Monday. Onyema Nwachukwu, a military spokesman, said the troops killed one Boko Haram fighter and rescued one person held captive while clearing the training facility at Benisheikh area of Borno on Sunday. The troops acted on intelligence and discovered some instructional training materials during the clearance operation at the camp, according to Nwachukwu. Several Boko Haram fighters had engaged troops in a...

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