Three gunmen have been killed at Burkina Faso’s army headquarters in the capital Ouagadougou, Defence Minister Jean Claude Bouda says.
A separate government statement said four gunmen had been “neutralised” at the French embassy on Friday but there was no immediate word on civilian casualties.
An armed group on Friday attacked the French embassy in Burkina Faso and the country’s military headquarters, the government said, adding that four assailants had been killed.
The coordinated operation underscored the fragility of the Sahel nation, one of a string of African states struggling with a bloody jihadist insurgency.
THE Ogoni people of Rivers State in Southern Nigeria, have taken on the Federal Government of Nigeria and the Anglo-Dutch oil and gas major, Shell, claiming that they are negating their environmental rights.
They said for the oil company to continue laying pipelines in their land negates their environmental rights as well as an alleged great display of impunity against the extant laws of the country.
FOOD and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) says the world wheat output is poised to dip this 2018 even as their Food Price Index rose by 1.1 per cent in February.
The United Nations agency said rising world prices for staple grains and dairy products more than offset lower prices for vegetable oils, leading to the rising global food commodity prices.
A top source confided in PRNigeria that they met for about four hours at the private meeting on Thursday. The source said: “This is not the first time that the duo would be meeting to proffer solution to Nigeria’s security situation, as advice from them could be crucial in resolving the unstable developments in the polity.”
TENS of thousands of Cameroonians are currently seeking refuge and safety in Nigeria, the African big brother country.
Over 16,000 Cameroonians have already fled to Cross River State in Southern Nigeria following renewed violence in the Anglophone parts of Cameroon earlier last October.
The United Nations Refugee Agency, UNHCR, is at the moment working with the Nigerian government and other UN agencies on a contingency plan, readying humanitarian assistance for up to 40,000 people crossing into Cross River.
OWNERS of strayed cattle in Osun State, Western Nigeria, will from now on dance to the beat of Awilo that will not be too comfortable for them. The state is making efforts to tame the menace of herdsmen terrorism.
Special Duties Commissioner Mudashiru Toogun says the government will soon commence enumeration of cattle with the aim of identifying strayed cows and their owners for necessary actions.
The charge stated that the Nigerian Police discovered in the course of investigation that Senator Dino Melaye was attempting to frame up some persons with his claim. The controversial senator who was represented in Court by his lawyer, Mr Ricky Tarfa, SAN, however pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge.
Atiku, who had unsuccessfully ran for the Presidency Nigerian Presidency in 2007 was the top mainstream Nigerian politician campaigning for the Restructuring of Nigeria before the El’Rufai led APC committee joined the band wagon with the ambiguous interpretation represented in their report. With Atiku’s latest rhetoric, we should expect an escalation in the coming weeks as the campaign heats up.