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Today's headlines: More Soldiers To Be Recruited To Combat Boko Haram, says Minister of Defence, US warns of consequences if jailed Kremlin critic Navalny dies

More Soldiers To Be Recruited To Combat Boko Haram

Young Nigerians would soon be recruited into the military to shore up manpower as the country continues to combat insecurity in the country, chiefly the Boko Haram insurgency in the North-East.

Minister of Defence, retired Major-General Bashir Magashi made the disclosure when he and other service chiefs visited soldiers on the frontline on Sunday in Maiduguri.

US Warns Putin

The US has warned Russian president, Vladmir Putin, there will be consequences if Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny dies in jail after doctors warned his health is failing amid hunger strike.

Navalny, an anti-corruption campaigner and Putin's most-prominent critic, was first arrested in January upon his return to Russia following a Novichok poisoning allegedly carried out by an FSB hit squad.

He was then jailed for two and a half years the following month over an old embezzlement case, and transferred to a penal colony on February 26.

Burna Boy Drops Hint Of New Album, Then Deletes Tweet

In a now-deleted tweet, Burna Boy on Sunday revealed that he will release a new album before the end of the year.

A fan had asked if an album is to be expected from him in 2021, and the Grammy-winning singer said: “Same time as last year. No worry.”

His response suggested that he might put out a sixth album in August 2021, given that ‘Twice As Tall‘ was released on August 14, 2020.

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