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World Happiness Report: Nigeria ranks 91, 5th in Africa

Nigeria has been ranked the 91st happiest nation of the world, and fifth in Africa in the 2018 World Happiness Report.

Dapchi abduction: OXFAM laments incessant kidnapping of girls in Nigeria

OXFAM International has lamented the recent abduction of 110 schoolgirls in Dapchi, Yobe State, and cases of rape, physical assault and sexual harassment of women at their various working place in Nigeria.

Women’s Day: UNHCR restates commitment against sexual harassment

Mr Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, has affirmed the commitment of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) to redouble its fight against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment against women.

Investigators accuse armed groups in CAR of raping men, boys

An international research project on Monday accused armed groups in the Central African Republic (CAR) of raping men and boys for years in an emerging pattern of sexual violence that is“under-reported and largely ignored”.

D’Tigers retain 32nd spot in latest FIBA world ranking, 1st in Africa

Nigeria’s D’Tigers maintained their 32nd position in the latest FIBA World Ranking for the month of February released on Thursday.

UNICEF worker, five others killed in Central African Republic

A United Nations children's agency staffer and five other education workers have been killed in an attack in Central African Republic, the UN agency said on Wednesday.

Ex-President Jonathan leads observer mission for Sierra Leone elections

Nigeria’s former President, Goodluck Jonathan, will lead a team of observers to Sierra Leone’s general elections scheduled to take place on March 7.

UN: 10m people need aid in Nigeria, other countries

No fewer than 10 million people require aid in Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger because of insecurity caused by Boko Haram insurgents.

Lake Chad shrinking caused insurgency, socio-economic unrest – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says the shrinkage of Lake Chad was one of the main factors responsible for insurgency and socio-economic unrest in the Lake Chad Basin Commission member countries.

President Buhari: Political commitment needed to revive Lake Chad Basin

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday in Abuja stressed the need for political commitment towards reviving the Lake Chad Basin.

African Union urged to take ownership of Lake Chad project

The Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) on Tuesday called on the member-states of the African Union (AU) to take ownership of the project to save Lake Chad from imminent extinction.

VP Osinbajo: Why Nigeria must lead efforts to save Lake Chad

Vice President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has said that Nigeria must lead the efforts to save Lake Chad and pulling the region back from a major economic, social and ecological disaster.

FIBA WCQ: D’Tigers maul Mali, top Group B

Nigeria’s D’Tigers have emerged undefeated in Group B, of the African Qualifiers for the FIBA World Cup in China next year.

UNESCO restates commitment to safeguard Lake Chad

The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) on Friday restated its commitment to safeguarding Lake Chad and promoting the interests of people who depend on the lake for their livelihood.


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Ex-French president Nicolas Sarkozy arrested over campaign financing

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Nasarawa council chief urges residents to use mosquito nets

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Suspect: Senator Melaye gave me AK47 rifle, 2 guns to destabilise Kogi

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Robert Mugabe: I never thought Emmerson Mnangagwa will turn against me

Zimbabwe’s former leader, Robert Mugabe, said in an interview broadcast on Thursday that he never thought President Emmerson Mnangagwa would turn against him and denounced Mnangagwa’s move to oust him in 2017 as a coup.

Group calls on federal govt to remove age limit for elective offices

Convener of Not-Too-Young-To-Run Movement, Mr Samson Itodo, has called on the Federal Government to remove age restrictions for young people seeking elective offices in the country.

Madagascar hit by another tropical cyclone

Tropical Cyclone Eliakim has battered Madagascar with strong winds and torrential rain.

Kogi killings: Governor Bello to set up judicial panel of inquiry

Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi on Saturday said that government would set up a judicial panel of inquiry to unravel the immediate and remote causes of the March 14 herdsmen/farmers clash that claimed several lives in Ogane-Enigu.

Fang Liu reappointed as ICAO chief

The Council of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has reappointed Dr Fang Liu of China by acclamation as Secretary General of the UN Specialised Agency for a second three-year term, beginning Aug. 1.