Wednesday, June 23, 2021



EFCC secures convictions of 5 fraudsters in Sokoto

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Sokoto Zonal office on Thursday secured the conviction of five internet fraudsters on separate charges before Justice...

Why we killed Shekau, by ISWAP

The Islamic State West African Province, ISWAP, has disclosed reasons behind hilling the factional leader of Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau.

2 die, 300 injured in celebratory gunfire for Syrian President al-Assad

At least two people were killed and 317 others injured by gunfire at celebrations in Syria marking President Bashar al-Assad’s re-election to a fourth term, a war monitor reported on Saturday.

Syrian opposition decries al-Assad’s victory, calls vote illegal

The opposition said the election on May 26, that saw Syrian President Bashar al-Assad claim a fourth term in office was illegal.

Germany bans Islamist organisation, Ansaar International

Germany has banned the Islamist organization Ansaar International and several of its sub-organizations.

Human rights, threats to democracy in focus on day two of G7 meeting

Foreign ministers from G7 countries will discuss human rights and threats to democracy on the second day of a special meeting in London, according to Britain’s foreign office.

Turkey begins trial of top pro-Kurdish politician, others

The trial of a prominent pro-Kurdish politician and 107 others related to violent protests six years ago linked to the conflict in Syria began in Ankara on Monday.

Israel fires missiles into Syria

The Israeli army early on Thursday said it struck targets in Syria after a missile was allegedly fired from there.

BREAKING: Tuesday is first Ramadan as Sultan announces moon sighting

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, headed by the Sultan of Sokoto Sa'ad Abubakar III, has announced the sighting Ramadan crescent. By this announcement,...

North Korea accuses UN of ‘double standards’ over missile launches

North Korea said on Monday that the UN Security Council’s position, UNSC, on missile launches by Pyongyang amounted to double standards that violated the country’s sovereignty and right to self-defence.

Right-wing extremism biggest threat to German democracy

Right-wing extremism is the biggest threat to the democratic order in Germany, Federal Public Prosecutor, Peter Frank, says on Thursday.

U.S. strikes kills 22 pro-Iran fighters in Syria

At least 22 Iraqi fighters, who belong to pro-Iranian militant groups, were killed in U.S. strikes in eastern Syria, a monitor group said.

German court sentences Syrian Colonel over torture regime

A German Court on Wednesday sentenced Col. Eyad Al-Gharib, 44, to four and a half years in prison for his role in the Syrian state torture regime.

Russia registers 27 ceasefire violations in Syria – Defence ministry

The Russian side of the Russian-Turkish commission monitoring the implementation of the Syrian truce has registered 27 ceasefire violations over the past 24 hours, while the Turkish side had registered 18 truce breaches.

Bandits up, herdsmen down and the ugly dance to Rwanda, by Amir Bagwanje 

They are called bandits when they kidnap in Zamfara while the media tags them, Fulani herdsmen if the victims are from Ekiti or Ebonyi. The same evil but called different names. For decades, farmers in the North have painfully endured the destruction of their farmlands

BOOK REVIEW: Muhammad Elsanour’s ‘I can’t Breath’: Between war, racism, poverty and COVID-19, by Maya Adam

Elsanour’s novel is a powerful meditation on the way that victims of racism & wars hopes and fortunes were (and still are) constrained to be free from racism and death.

‘Biden likely to revert to Obama’s policy of arming Syrian rebels’

The new U.S. administration of Joe Biden will most likely maintain its military presence in Syria and revert to Obama-era policies of arming and training rebel groups, an official said.

Russia says Turkey violated 21 ceasefire agreements in Syria

The Russian side of the Russian-Turkish commission monitoring the implementation of the Syrian truce has registered 21 ceasefire violations in Syria, within the past 24 hours, Russia’s Defense Ministry said, on Saturday.

Israeli missile strike kills 23 fighters in Syria

At least 23 pro-government fighters were killed by a fresh Israeli missile strike in eastern Syria after midnight, a war monitor reported on Wednesday.

BREAKING: Iraqi court issues arrest warrant against Donald Trump

An Iraqi court on Thursday issued an arrest warrant against U.S. President Donald Trump in connection with the murder of a top Iranian general and the leader of an Iraqi Shiite militia a year ago.

Buhari, Kankara schoolboys and the imperatives of history, by Dr Samaila Suleiman

On the 17th of December 2020, President Buhari addressed the 344 schoolboys of Government Boys Science Secondary School, Kankara, who were freed by their abductors after six days in captivity.

UAE suspends visas to 13 mostly Muslim-majority countries

The United Arab Emirates, UAE, has stopped issuing new visas to citizens of 13 mostly Muslim-majority countries, including Iran, Turkey, Syria and Somalia, Aljazeera...

Israel carries out 35 strikes on Syria in 2020 – Group

A monitor group on Monday says Israel has carried out 35 strikes against different targets across Syria and killed 198 people loyal to the Syrian government so far in 2020.

UN, Syria talks delegates in quarantine after positive COVID-19 tests

Delegates for the Syrian constitutional reform talks at the UN in Geneva, were on Tuesday quarantined after a few of them tested positive for COVID-19, the Head of the opposition delegation, Hadi al-Bahra, has said.

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