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Mali post-coup govt says elections set for February 2022

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Presidential and legislative elections in Mali will take place next February, the country’s post-coup government announced Thursday, saying it was honouring the timetable it promised to the...

Thu Apr 15th, 2021     Read More →

Thousands flee after Nigeria jihadist attack kills 10 in northeast town

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At least 10 people were killed when jihadists attacked a northeast Nigerian town, burning down a UN office and prompting thousands to flee across the border into Niger, local officials and the UN...

Thu Apr 15th, 2021     Read More →

Security: Time to stop empty rhetoric

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Muhammadu Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari in his inaugural speech on May 29, 2015 promised expectant citizens that he would: “tackle head-on the enormous challenges of insecurity and...

Thu Apr 15th, 2021     Read More →

Senators divided over food reserve agency bill

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[files] Lawan. Photo/TWITTER/DRAHMADLAWAN/TOPEBROWN<br /> The Senate, yesterday, passed a bill seeking to establish the National Food Reserve Agency for food security, despite disagreement...

Thu Apr 15th, 2021     Read More →

UBEC decries slow pace of accessing N41bn funds by states

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The Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) has disclosed that about N41.06 billion matching grant has remained unaccessed by the 36 states and Federal Capital Territory. Executive Secretary...

Thu Apr 15th, 2021     Read More →

Bayelsa backs Dikio on JAMB for intending beneficiaries of PAP scholarship

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Bayelsa State Government has declared that there is nothing wrong for intending beneficiaries of the scholarship scheme of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) to sit for the Joint Admissions...

Thu Apr 15th, 2021     Read More →

Bayelsa cult gang kills 200-level student

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Suspected cult members have killed a 200-level student of the Niger Delta University (NDU), Ammasoma, in a renewed gang war among rival groups in Bayelsa State. The killing of the student in the...

Thu Apr 15th, 2021     Read More →

Igbo, Yoruba leaders condole Odumakin, Chukwuma families

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A delegation of Igbo and Yoruba leaders led by the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Nzuko Umunna, Prof. Pat Utomi, and former minister, Modupe Adesanya Adelaja today visited the families of...

Wed Apr 14th, 2021     Read More →

20 children killed in Niger school fire

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Some 20 children died Tuesday after several classrooms caught fire at a school in Niger’s capital Niamey, the fire service said. “Twenty-one classrooms in straw huts caught fire....

Wed Apr 14th, 2021     Read More →

Niger Police arrest man for killing cleric suspected to be wife’s lover

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The Police Command in Niger has arrested one Umar Jibril, for allegedly killing a cleric he claimed was his wife’s lover. Jibril, a resident of Enagi village, in Edati Local Government of...

Wed Apr 14th, 2021     Read More →

Mali rebel leader turned peacebroker shot dead

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A rebel leader in northern Mali who was a signatory to a crucial 2015 peace accord was shot dead Tuesday in the capital Bamako, a killing quickly denounced by senior figures in the Sahel...

Tue Apr 13th, 2021     Read More →

Gov Diri tasks Reps on PIB, says Niger Delta needs cleanup

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Kindly Share This Story:Gov Diri Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa has called on members of House of Representatives to expedite action on passage of Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), as it will...

Tue Apr 13th, 2021     Read More →

New ‘Nigerian COVID’ strain jolts UK city after rise in cases

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• How pandemic opened up talents of Nigerian scientists, by Buhari • Ramadan: WHO warns of a possible surge in COVID-19 pandemic • 2% of 690 million COVID-19 vaccines administered...

Tue Apr 13th, 2021     Read More →

Security: Tilting at windmills

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There is no serious opinion leader in Nigeria who has not sunk his teeth into the paralyzing issue of insecurity in Nigeria. There is no leader of significance, past or present, who has not shown...

Tue Apr 13th, 2021     Read More →

Police apprehend three kidnappers in Ogun

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The suspectsThree members of a kidnap syndicate terrorising commuters on the Lagos/Ibadan expressway have been arrested by men of Ogun State Police Command. The suspects, Nathaniel Jacob, from...

Tue Apr 13th, 2021     Read More →