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Nine stray elephants electrocuted in Botswana

Nine elephants were electrocuted in a freak accident in Botswana after one of them knocked into an electricity pole and the high-voltage power line fell on them, a local official said Tuesday.

I love Nigerian jollof rice, egusi, others – Zimbabwean restaurant operator

Miss Jane Mareya, a 31-year-old Zimbabwean restaurant operator in Pretoria, says she sells only Nigerian foods because of her love for them.

Nollywood actor Mr Ibu plans film on xenophobia

Popular Nollywood actor, Mr John Okafor, says he is planning to shoot a movie highlighting the evils of xenophobia.

African leaders canvass peaceful presidential rerun in Kenya

Six former African presidents, including Nigeria’s Olusegun Obasanjo, have urged the international community as well as local actors to help ensure that the coming presidential rerun election in Kenya is peaceful and credible.

Angola, Eritrea and South Africa get certificates for new World Heritage sites

The United Nations cultural agency (UNESCO) has issued certificates for the recently inscribed world heritage sites in Angola, Eritrea and South Africa.

Dalai Lama cancels Botswana trip due to ‘exhaustion’

Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama has canceled his planned trip to Botswana next week due to exhaustion.

Botswana’s athlete Makwala disgraced in London

Botswana’s Isaac Makwala was on Tuesday refused entry to the London Stadium after earlier being withdrawn from the night’s 400m final at the World Championships after falling victim to an outbreak of sickness that has hit scores of competitors, media reports on Wednesday.

London IAAF World Championships: 3 Nigerians qualify for women’s 400m

Nigeria’s Yinka Ajayi, Patience Okon-George and Margaret Bamgbose have qualified for Monday’s women’s 400m semi-finals at the ongoing International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships in London.

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NAF has eradicated Boko Haram frontline leadership, logistics bases – CAS

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Those seeking to scrap NGOs are enemies of democracy – Group

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Ohanaeze visits Northern leaders, calls for tolerance

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NDLEA intercepts vehicle laden with 2.947kg of drugs in Plateau

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency in Plateau State has intercepted a vehicle loaded with 2,947kg of drugs.

YABATECH sacks staff involved in certificate scam

Management of Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH) has dismissed a staff of the institution involved in sale of certificate to a serving federal lawmaker.

Betis stun Real Madrid on Ronaldo’s return

Antonio Sanabria struck deep into stoppage time to hand Real Betis a shock 1-0 win away to Real Madrid on Wednesday as the European champions failed to score for the first time in 74 matches.

WAFU Cup: Eagles focused on semifinal – Yusuf

Coach Salisu Yusuf has said the Eagles are now focused on Thursday’s semifinal of the WAFU Cup after they stunned hosts Ghana 2-0 in front of a 15,000-strong crowd in Cape Coast.

Griezmann’s lone goal gives Atletico victory in new stadium

Atletico Madrid made a winning start in their new stadium as France forward Antoine Griezmann scored the only goal in a La Liga victory over Malaga.