Civilians Targeted as Violence Surges

[HRW] Nairobi -Violence threatening civilians has surged in recent months in the Central African Republic’s south-central and southeastern regions. To protect people at risk, the United Nations Security Council should renew the mandate of the UN peacekeeping mission before it ends on November 15, 2017, and approve an October 18 request by Secretary-General António Guterres for 900 more troops.

[HRW] Nairobi -Violence threatening civilians has surged in recent months in the Central African Republic's south-central and southeastern regions. To protect people at risk, the United Nations Security Council should renew the mandate of the UN peacekeeping mission before it ends on November 15, 2017, and approve an October 18 request by Secretary-General António Guterres for 900 more troops.

source: AllAfrica News: Central African Republic

NAFDAC Destroys N11.5 Million Worth of Expired Drugs, Consumables

[Premium Times] The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC in collaboration with the Niger State Ministry of Health and Hospital Services has destroyed expired drugs worth about N11.5 millon in the state.

[Premium Times] The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC in collaboration with the Niger State Ministry of Health and Hospital Services has destroyed expired drugs worth about N11.5 millon in the state.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Lunda Sul – Official Defends Permanent Training of Police Officers

[ANGOP] Saurimo -The governor of the eastern Lunda Sul province Ernesto Kiteculo has defended the technical and professional training of the staff of the Interior Ministry, with a view to ensuring safety among citizens.

[ANGOP] Saurimo -The governor of the eastern Lunda Sul province Ernesto Kiteculo has defended the technical and professional training of the staff of the Interior Ministry, with a view to ensuring safety among citizens.

source: AllAfrica News: Angola

Military to Deploy Seven Ships, 37 Gunboats for Operation ‘Octopus Grip’ in N’delta

[This Day] Yenagoa -The Nigerian military said thursday that it was commencing a fresh operation, codenamed Operation Octopus Grip, in the waterways and creeks of the Niger Delta.

[This Day] Yenagoa -The Nigerian military said thursday that it was commencing a fresh operation, codenamed Operation Octopus Grip, in the waterways and creeks of the Niger Delta.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

CJN Shops for Salami’s Replacement As Head of Corruption Trial Committee

[This Day] Abuja -The search for a replacement for Justice Ayo Salami who resigned thursday as Chairman of the Corruption and Financial Crime Cases Trial Monitoring Committee (COTRIMCO) has begun in earnest.

[This Day] Abuja -The search for a replacement for Justice Ayo Salami who resigned thursday as Chairman of the Corruption and Financial Crime Cases Trial Monitoring Committee (COTRIMCO) has begun in earnest.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Banning of Open Grazing, an Invitation to Anarchy, Fulani Group Warns

[This Day] Jos -The Secretary-General of Gan Allah Fulani Development Association of Nigeria (GAFDAN), Alhaji Sale Bayeri, has warned that banning of open grazing in Plateau State will create more problems than it intends to resolve, noting that the Fu…

[This Day] Jos -The Secretary-General of Gan Allah Fulani Development Association of Nigeria (GAFDAN), Alhaji Sale Bayeri, has warned that banning of open grazing in Plateau State will create more problems than it intends to resolve, noting that the Fulanis do not know any other method of grazing their cattle, "and any attempt to confine them to a place was a sure invitation to anarchy."

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Nigerian Govt Shifts Northern Oil Search to Nasarawa

[Premium Times] The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation’s quest to find oil in the northern part of the country shifted to the inland basins with the commencement of exploration activities in the Benue Trough.

[Premium Times] The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation's quest to find oil in the northern part of the country shifted to the inland basins with the commencement of exploration activities in the Benue Trough.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

The Rise and Rise of Aruna Quadri

[Guardian] There is much to be excited about in the steady growth of Aruna Quadri into a major player on the International Table Tennis circuit.The 29-year-old, just this month, created an admirable record: becoming the first Nigerian player to win an …

[Guardian] There is much to be excited about in the steady growth of Aruna Quadri into a major player on the International Table Tennis circuit.The 29-year-old, just this month, created an admirable record: becoming the first Nigerian player to win an International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) World Tour title with victory in the Polish Open. That achievement also makes him the first African player to win such a title outside of Africa's shores. The message is clear: this is without a doubt one to watch.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Lawmakers Express Disgust Over State of Nigerian Airports

[Premium Times] The members of the National Assembly’s joint committee on aviation on Thursday expressed worry over the deplorable state of some airports in Nigeria, particularly the Enugu and Port Harcourt International airports.

[Premium Times] The members of the National Assembly's joint committee on aviation on Thursday expressed worry over the deplorable state of some airports in Nigeria, particularly the Enugu and Port Harcourt International airports.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Missing Person Sought After By Police

[SAPS] Olifantshoek police request the assistance of the public to locate the 26-year-old Rebecca Mbango. Rebecca was reported missing on 21 September 2017. She is 1.6 meter tall, with black hair.

[SAPS] Olifantshoek police request the assistance of the public to locate the 26-year-old Rebecca Mbango. Rebecca was reported missing on 21 September 2017. She is 1.6 meter tall, with black hair.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa