China has declared its readiness to strengthen cooperation with Africa in the fight against violent extremism. The offering is coming after the siege by Islamist gunmen at a hotel in Bamako, Mali last week, where nineteen people, including three Chinese citizens, were killed. 

The French government has pledged to work with the Federal Government of Nigeria towards combating the menace of terrorism.

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has fixed 20th January, 2016 for ruling on a suit filed against the Federal Government by natives of the Federal Capital Territory.

The Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone Six, Calabar, BABA-ADISA BOLANTA has called on traditional rulers in Rivers State to assist police in the fight against crime. A.I.G. BOLANTA made the call during a visit to the leadership of the Rivers State Council of Traditional Rulers in his ongoing familiarization tour of states within the jurisdiction of the Zone Six Police Command.

The House of Representatives is to investigate claims about ninety thousand police officers who lost their lives fighting the Boko Haram insurgency.

Nigerian Senators were last night treated to a dinner at the Presidential Villa in a subtle appeal to work closely with the executive to deliver on the expectations of Nigeria. At the moment, President MUHAMMADU BUHARI’s Supplementary Budget of four hundred and sixty-five billion naira is still waiting before the Senate for approval

President MUHAMMADU BUHARI is due to travel to the island of Malta to participate in the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, which begins tomorrow.The Nigerian leader will join fifty-one other Heads of State and Government under former British colony to deliberate on new Commonwealth initiatives on climate change.

There are indications that Swaziland is close to overcoming the burden of malaria. Swaziland’s national malaria control programme reports that only two hundred and thirty new cases of malaria were recorded in 2013.

President SALVA KIIR of South Sudan has called on lawmakers to support a peace deal aimed at ending the two years of civil war.

President JOHN MAGUFULI of Tanzania has named a teacher turned parliamentarian, KASSIM MAJALIWA, as the country’s Prime Minister.

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