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Security forces kills senior Al-Qaeda member

Posted by : Adebisi Adeyemi Tunisian security forces have killed a senior member of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb who was wanted by Algeria for two and a half decades, officials said. "A terrorist wanted by Algeria since 1993 was killed in an operation carried out by the Special Unit of the National Guard ," Tunisian interior ministry spokesman Khlifa Chibani said Saturday. A security source said the person killed was Bilel Kobi, an Algerian who was close to the network's leader Abdelmalek Droukdel. Kobi had been charged with overseeing links between the network, known by its French initials AQMI, and its Tunisian branch, the official said on condition of anonymity. Another Algerian, Bechir Bin Neji , thought to have been the commander of an AQMI cell in the Sammama region of Tunisia, was also found dead with an assault rifle by his side, Chibani said. The Friday evening operation took place in the Mount Sammama area of central-western Tunisia, which lies in a ran

Neymar’s surgery successful, says Brazil confederation.

Posted by : Adebisi Adeyemi Sao Paulo – Neymar Jr, Brazil and Paris St Germain forward has had a successful operation on his injured foot and ankle, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) said in a statement on Saturday. A picture obtained from Twitter account of @Claire_Dorland shows Brazilian superstar Neymar as he arrives at Rio de Janeiro after flying from Paris on March 1, 2018 ahead of an operation on his fractured foot. The world’s most expensive footballer was operated on in Belo Horizonte by the Brazil national team doctor to repair the fractured metatarsal and sprained ankle he suffered in last weekend’s French Ligue 1 match against Olympique de Marseille.

Salah hits 32nd goal of season as Liverpool go second

Posted by : Adebisi Adeyemi Mohamed Salah’s 32nd goal of a remarkable season helped lift Liverpool into second place in the Premier League after a 2-0 victory on Saturday at home to a Newcastle United side managed by former Reds boss Rafael Benitez. Sadio Mane, with his 14th goal of the season, was also on the mark for Jurgen Klopp’s men, who have now lost just one of their last 20 league games. But Salah, whose 32 goals match Newcastle’s entire tally in all competitions this season, again earned the plaudits after continuing a run that has seen him score in seven consecutive games.

Breaking: Katsina lawmaker’s wife kidnapped.

Posted by: Adebisi Adeyemi KATSINA – Unknown armed bandits have kidnapped wife of a Katsina lawmaker and member representing Ingawa Constituency at the State House of Assembly, Alhaji Abubakar Suleiman Tunas and the sum of N100 million was allegedly demanded by her abductors as ransom to secure her release. The victim identified as Mabaruka, is Alhaji Abubakar Suleiman Tunas’s junior wife and was kidnapped at their Tunas’ residence in Ingawa local government area of the state. The lawmaker was said to have confirmed the development while narrating the incident on Saturday evening when he received the State Governor, Aminu Bello Masari who was accompanied by the Minister of State for Aviation,, Senator Hadi Sirika on visit to sympathize with the lawmaker. He narrated the ordeal to the Governor saying the kidnappers in their numbers visited his Tunas residence on Thursday night in his absence and left with his junior wife, Mabaruka. Tunas said the bandits also carried away valuables