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Franco-Beninese activist kicked out of Senegal for anti-CFA protest

French activist of Benin origin Kemi Seba has been expelled from Senegal after a protest against the West African regional CFA franc in Dakar last month that got him arrested.

Boko Haram killed 381 civilians in Nigeria, Cameroon in five months – Amnesty

Amnesty International in a fresh tally said at least 381 civilians were killed by Boko Haram terrorists since April 2017 in Cameroon and Nigeria amid a spike in suicide bombings.

Nigeria spends N5tn yearly on off-grid diesel power generation – report

Aside from the massive recurrent national grid investments in Nigeria running into several billions of the United States dollar, the country is said to be spending N5tn ($14bn) on off-grid diesel generation yearly.

Senegalese activist behind burning of CFA franc freed by Dakar court

The Senegalese activist behind the burning of the regional francophone currency, the CFA franc, has been released by a court in Dakar.

River blindness under control in Africa – WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says it has recorded success in controlling river blindness in Africa after more than 40 years of sustained effort.

Qatar restores diplomatic ties to Iran amid regional crisis

Qatar restored full diplomatic relations with Iran early Thursday, disregarding the demands of Arab nations now locked in a regional dispute with the energy-rich country that it lessen its ties to Tehran.

BBC launches pidgin service

The British Broadcasting Corporation on Monday launched BBC Pidgin as part of the biggest expansion of the World Service since the 1940s.

Dozens killed in ethnic violence in eastern Congo

More than 50 people have been killed in clashes between ethnic groups in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, three local aid workers said on Sunday, the largest death toll in fighting between the two groups for months.

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On JAMB’s new cut-off marks

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) conducts the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), a hurdle that students have to scale after passing the O’level examinations. Now, a major issue in the polity is the low cut-off marks recently announced by JAMB.

Woman accuses police of killing husband in Delta

THE wife of a private security firm owner, Gladys Kelikuma, has accused the police of being behind the murder of her husband, Ernest Kelikuma.

Barman, friend jailed 25 years for manslaughter

Justice Kudirat Jose of a Lagos State High Court, Ikeja, on Tuesday sentenced a barman, Marvelous Chibueze, and his friend, David Oladimeji, to 25 years’ imprisonment for killing one Peter Madueke.

Suspected cultists shoot UNIUYO final year student

Suspected cult members have shot Mr. Stanley Mbanefo, a final year student of the Department of Geography, University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

Buhari praises UN for support against Boko Haram

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday at the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly in New York, urged the world to strive for peace and decent living for all people.

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Gov. Lalong reviews curfew in Jos-Bukuru metropolis

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has approved the relaxation of dusk to dawn curfew imposed in the state following violent clashes.

All Nigerians are safe in Plateau – Gov. Lalong

Governor Simon Bako Lalong of Plateau State has declared that all Nigerians, irrespective of their political, socio-economic or ethnic nationalities are safe in the state.

Fed govt seeks donor agencies support to upgrade National Parks

The Minister of State for Environment, Alhaji Ibrahim Jibrin, has advised donor agencies to invest in the country’s National Parks to meet international standards.

Alhassan apologises to APC over pro-Atiku comment

Aisha Alhassan, minister of women affairs and social development, has apologised for openly endorsing Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president, the All Progressives Congress (APC) said Thursday.

Turkey orders 79 school employees detained in post-coup probe

Turkish authorities have issued detention warrants for 79 former school employees on Wednesday over alleged links to last year’s failed military coup, broadcaster NTV said.