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Trafficking of pills used by suicide bombers soars in Sahel

The UN has warned of a rise in trafficking of the synthetic opioid tramadol across West Africa, as one official revealed it is being found in the pockets of suicide bombers.

Late preparations cost Nigeria international maritime election – NIMASA chief Dakuku Peterside

The Director-General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Dakuku Peterside, said on Monday that Nigeria lost election into Category ‘C’ of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) due to late preparations.

US writer Patrice Nganang detained in Cameroon accused of insulting president Paul Biya

A Cameroonian-American writer detained as he tried to leave the Central African nation is facing charges over writings critical of its government.

Pressure on Cameroon to release activist Patrice Nganang

Pressure is mounting on Cameroonian authorities to set free an author and activist, Dr Patrice Nganang, who was arrested on alighting from a fight in Douala.

Hugo Broos unsure of future as Cameroon head coach

Hugo Broos admitted that he is uncertain about his future with the Central African country after seeing a leaked statement about his sack from the Cameroonian Football Federation.

270,000 Nigerian children living with HIV – UNICEF

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said no fewer than 270,000 children aged 0 to 14 years were living with HIV in Nigeria in 2016.

DR Congo govt recruited rebels for deadly crackdown on protests – HRW

Former militants were recruited by the Democratic Republic of Congo government for a bloody crackdown on protests against the president that left dozens of people dead last year, a rights group alleged on Monday.

There is oil in the skies

I don’t know if these statistics would interest you: the aviation industry alone directly contributes $664.4 billion to global GDP yearly — and that is far more than Nigeria’s entire gross domestic product.

UN agrees to send 900 extra peacekeepers to Central Africa

The UN Security Council unanimously agreed to beef up the UN mission in the Central African Republic with 900 extra troops and step up measures to prevent sex abuse by peacekeepers.

Cultists, robbers in security agencies sell arms to criminals – DSS

Director of Operations in the Department of State Services (DSS), Godwin N. Eteng, has declared that shady individuals in the armed forces and other security agencies sell arms to criminals.

2019: Nigeria Customs, DSS accuse politicians of stockpiling arms

The Department of State Services (DSS) and Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) have accused politicians and some states of stockpiling arms ahead of 2019 general elections.

Around 20 concertgoers injured in Central Africa grenade attack

A grenade attack on a concert in Bangui, the capital of the chronically unstable Central African Republic, injured around 20 people, the UN peacekeeping force and witnesses said.

Ethiopian increases flights to Cameroon, Gabon with the Boeing 787

Ethiopian airlines have announced an increase in its weekly flights to two Central African cities. Cameroon’s Yaounde and the Gabonese capital, Libreville.

28% of people living with HIV in West & Central Africa on drugs –...

The Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) on Wednesday said only 28 per cent of people living with HIV in West and Central Africa have access to anti-retro-viral drugs.

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Nigerian Stock Exchange market indices record marginal growth of 0.03%

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) market indices on Tuesday recorded marginal growth of 0.03 per cent after dropping by 0.88 per cent on Monday.

CAF Champions League: Nigeria put faith in MFM FC, Plateau United

Mountain of Fire and Miracles Football Club from Nigeria are unlikely to win the 2018 CAF Champions League, but they boast the most eye-catching name among the 58 contenders.

Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza launches campaign to extend his rule

Burundi's president launched a campaign Tuesday to support constitutional amendments that could extend his rule despite warnings by his opponents of more violence ahead.

Egypt’s Mohamed Salah is becoming a boss – Didier Drogba

Former Ivory Coast captain Didier Drogba has said that Mohamed Salah, the 2017 BBC African Footballer of the Year, is growing into a real leader.

African National Congress rejects President Jacob Zuma’s power-sharing proposal

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) has rejected President Jacob Zuma’s proposal to have two deputy presidents ahead of this weekend’s elections.

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Governor Amosun urges corps members to ensure positive impact in host communities

Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State, on Monday, called on NYSC members to ensure positive impact in their host communities.

Telecom operators lose 14.3 million subscribers in 10 months

Active mobile voice subscriptions on the MTN, 9mobile, Airtel and Globacom networks crashed from 154.7 million in January to 140.4 million in October, 2017.

APC chair John Odigie-Oyegun promises to work with PDP’s Uche Secondus

National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, on Tuesday assured that he would relate with National Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Uche Secondus, without rancour.

PDP chair Uche Secondus pledges total reconciliation

New Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, has restated his commitment to full reconciliation and the inclusion of all aggrieved members in his efforts to reposition the party.

World Cup: Nigeria showed quality with win over Argentina – Croatia’s Ivica Olic

Croatia assistant coach Ivica Olic insists his side must be at their best to beat the Super Eagles in their group game at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.