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Sudan’s Omar Al-Bashir backs Egypt’s Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi election bid

President Omar Al-Bashir of Sudan on Monday welcomed his Egyptian counterpart’s bid for re-election and pledged further cooperation after a year of rocky relations between the neighboring countries.

Egypt: At least 4 troops, 36 Islamic militants killed in Sinai battle

Egypt's military says four troops and 36 Islamic militants have died in the past five days of fighting in the restive Sinai Peninsula.

Joshua Obaje shifts attention to CAF Confed Cup after Plateau United’s Champions League exit

Plateau United forward Joshua Obaje says the side will now fight hard to win the CAF Confederation Cup following their exit from the CAF Champions League at the hands of Tunisia’s Etoile du Sahel on Sunday.

Egypt orders release of 2 detained journalists

Egypt has ordered the release of two freelance journalists who were arrested while preparing a report on a historic tramway in Alexandria.

Flying Eagles plan two Egypt friendlies

Nigeria U20 team, the Flying Eagles, are set to play two friendly matches against their Egyptian counterparts later this month, officials said.

Egypt escalates crackdown on media ahead of election

Egyptian authorities have published a list of telephone numbers for citizens to use to bring attention to any media reports they perceive as undermining the country's security or hurting public interest.

Egypt detains 8 football fans over protest

Egypt has arrested eight people after football fans tore out seats and chanted against the government during a game earlier this month.

Egypt: 16 jihadists killed in Sinai operation

Egypt's military said on Sunday 16 jihadists, an officer and a soldier were killed in the past four days during a major military operation against Islamic State group jihadists in Sinai.

Islamic State claims bombing in Libya that killed three

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a car bombing at a checkpoint in eastern Libya that killed at least three militiamen.

Ogun assemblyman appeals to federal govt to fix bad portion on Lagos-Abeokuta expressway

Hon. Akinpelu Aina, Member, Ogun House of Assembly, on Saturday, appealed to the Federal Government to urgently fix bad portions on the Lagos/Abeokuta Expressway, especially Owode/Iyana Ilogbo axis.

Egypt condemns UN rights chief’s criticism ahead of vote

Egypt's foreign ministry has strongly condemned the UN human rights chief's critical statements on what he described as the "pervasive climate of intimidation" in Egypt ahead of the presidential election later this month.

Saudi crown prince meets Archbishop of Canterbury

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman held a private meeting Thursday with Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, where he made a “strong commitment” to interfaith dialogue, the archbishop’s office said.

Saudi Arabia, Egypt enter $10 billion mega city deal

Saudi Arabia has agreed on a $10 billiom investment with Egypt for a futuristic mega city project.

Egypt state TV presenter held for ‘defaming police’ released

Egyptian authorities on Monday released on bail a prominent state television talk show presenter after he was briefly held on accusations he insulted the police, officials said.


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Nigerian lawyers to earn another $17m from General Abacha’s loot

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Okoi Obono-Obla: Senator Ekweremadu’s allegations are childish

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South Korean ex-president Lee Myung-bak admits taking $100,000 from spy agency

Former South Korean president Lee Myung-bak has admitted receiving $100,000 from the state spy agency while still in office, reports said Thursday, after he faced a marathon interrogation by prosecutors over corruption allegations.

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Federal govt screens 240 projects for ERGP focus labs

The Federal Government has so far screened 240 projects for the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) focus laboratories, Sen. Udoma Udo Udoma, the Minister of Budget and National Planning said today.

Expert wants herdsmen to stop nomadic way of life

Dr. John Omoyakhi, Associate Professor, Department of Animal Science, University of Benin, has advised the government to assist herdsmen to stop their nomadic way of life.

Donald Trump set to sack national security advisor

US President Donald Trump has decided to sack National Security Advisor HR McMaster, in what would be the latest in a string of high-profile White House departures, The Washington Post reported Thursday.