Lekki shootings: In hindsight, we would not have acted differently — Army

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The Nigerian Army has said that in hindsight, it will not have taken a different line of action if presented again with a scenario similar to the Oct. 20 shooting incident at the Lekki Tollgate. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Nigerian Army made the assertion on Saturday at the Lagos State
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German police battle to keep order as coronavirus protest called off

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A planned demonstration against coronavirus restrictions in the German city of Leipzig was cancelled at the last minute on Saturday, but police were still on alert to prevent its supporters from clashing with counterprotesters. Hundreds of counterprotesters had gathered at Augustustplatz, a square in central Leipzig, in the afternoon, and gatherings were registered by their
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A study in tolerant leadership

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By Robinson Agaga TOLERANCE is the ability or willingness to accommodate the existence of opinions or behaviour that one dislikes or disagrees with. Without tolerance two individuals will not be able to work together. It cuts across various human endeavours: teams, political parties, tribes, race, religion, etc. Members of a group have to be able
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Trump goes golfing in middle of G20 summit

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United States (US) President Donald Trump went golfing after making a brief online appearance at the G20 summit Saturday, an event hosted by Saudi Arabia but staged virtually because of Covid-19. Trump, who has still not accepted defeat following President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in November 3 presidential polls, spoke following the opening of the two-day
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9 Iraqi security personnel, civilians dead in IS ambush ― Police

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Six Iraqi security personnel and three civilians were killed in an ambush Saturday carried out by the Islamic State group north of Baghdad, police and a local official said. A police source said a roadside bomb hit a car and that jihadists opened fire on a rescue team of policemen and state-aligned paramilitary forces when
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ISWAP fighters ambush convoy, kill 7 soldiers, 1 militiaman in Borno

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The death toll in a jihadist ambush on a military convoy in Borno state on Saturday rose to eight after two more bodies of soldiers were recovered, security sources said. Three security sources had initially told AFP six people, including five soldiers and an allied militiaman, were killed in the attack. “The death toll from
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US surpasses 12 million COVID-19 cases ― Johns Hopkins

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The United States surpassed 12 million Covid-19 cases Saturday, according to the Johns Hopkins University real-time tracker. The world’s largest economy currently has 12,019,960 cases and 255,414 deaths, both by far the worst global tolls. The new toll comes just six days after the US crossed the 11-million case threshold. Cases have been surging in
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Obasanjo, Osinbajo, others extol virtues of late Rev. Ola Akande

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By Adeola Badru Nigeria’s former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has described the late Rev. Samuel Oladele Akande, a former General Secretary of the Nigerian Baptist Convention(NBC), as a courageous and fearless preacher who never spared confronting any ill in government and in the society. Obasanjo stated this yesterday, during the funeral service of the deceased,
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Soldier, 2 others killed as Customs, smugglers clash at Igbo-Ora

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By Ola Ajayi – Ibadan A soldier identified as Josiah Peter and two other persons were reportedly killed in a clash between men of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) and some smugglers in Igbo-Ora town, Oyo state. Vanguard gathered that the clash happened between Customs men from the Federal Operations Unit (FOU), Zone A, and smugglers
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