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Sultan Sa’ad Abubakar turbans new Wazirin Sokoto, 4 district heads

Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, on Saturday turbaned the new Wazirin Sokoto Prof. Sambo Junaidu and four district heads.

Iraqi Shiites slam calls to disband militia group after IS fight

Iraqi officials have blasted calls to disband a Shiite-dominated militia coalition that has been key in battling the Islamic State group, after French President Emmanuel Macron said it should disarm.

Egypt massacre in Sinai may point to an even more bloody ISIS

The massacre of more than 300 worshippers at a mosque in Egypt's Sinai crossed a new line - even by militants' brutal standards - and could be a sign the Islamic State group is trying to make up for the loss of its "caliphate" in Iraq and Syria or that an even more ultra-extremist faction is rising in power.

Governor Tambuwal hails role of Benin Kingdom in fostering national unity

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has urged traditional rulers to use their influential status to promote good governance and strengthen the unity of the nation.

Islamic State ‘executed’ 116 in Syria town revenge campaign

The Islamic State group executed dozens of civilians this month in the Syrian desert, a monitor said Monday, in a gruesome massacre as the jihadists see their "caliphate" collapse.

IPOB faults Arewa CF for condemning Ohanaeze Ndigbo

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has condemned the Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, over its attack on the leadership of Igbo socio-political organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo.

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Boko Haram kills six soldiers in Borno

At least six soldiers died in two separate Boko Haram ambushes in Borno State, military and civilian militia sources said on Monday.

PDP covention: No victor, no vanquished – Uche Secondus

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Prince Uche Secondus, has appealed to all those that contested and lost at the convention not to feel bad, saying there was no victor and no vanquished.

Power plants to generate additional 1,129 mega watts in 2018 – Babatunde Fashola

The Federal Government on Monday announced that when some power generation projects were completed by 2018,they could generate additional 1,129 Mega Watts to the current 7,000 Mega Watts in the country.

Bitcoin tops $18,000 in debut on major bourse

Bitcoin surged past $18,000 after making its debut on a major global exchange but was trading lower on Monday, highlighting the volatility of the controversial digital currency that has some investors excited but others nervous.

Tanzanian President John Magufuli pardons child rapists

Children's rights activists have condemned the pardon of two child rapists by the Tanzanian president.

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Arsene Wenger won’t sell players to increase their World Cup hopes

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has ruled out the possibility of selling players in January to boost their World Cup hopes.

Why Southwest failed to produce PDP national chairman – Senator Makarfi

Ahmed Makarfi, former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Caretaker Committee, on Monday revealed why South West lost at the party’s National Convention.

Oando to undergo forensic audit

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has begun the forensic audit of Oando Plc, contrary to reports that the exercise stopped due to the suspension of the Director-General of the Commission, Mr Mounir Gwarzo.

Donald Trump tells Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas he will move US embassy to Jerusalem

US President Donald Trump has told Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas that he intends to relocate the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, according to Palestinian officials.

Nigerians must retake looted public wealth – ASUU

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Nsukka zone, has insisted that it was high time Nigerians rose up to ensure that all of the nation’s public assets that were looted through privatisation, concessioning, Public-Private Partnership (PPP) and the likes were taken back from the looters.