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Cameroon troops rescue Tunisian but compatriot killed by abductors

The Cameroonian army on Tuesday rescued a Tunisian and three other local hostages in a special operation but the other Tunisian was killed by his abductors, the government said.

Budget: Senators beg ministry to fund Senate project

The Senate Monday begged the Ministry of Communication to provide funds for its annual conference on cyber space security.

President Buhari not thinking about next election – VP Osinbajo

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is focused on delivering on promises made for his current term rather than thinking about the next election, his vice president said on Thursday.

Four policemen killed by separatists in Cameroon

Four police officers were killed in an attack by suspected separatists in Cameroon’s English-speaking region on Monday, a government minister said, the latest violence to strike the country’s troubled west.

Venezuela, in ‘selective default’, signs debt deal with Russia

Venezuela signed a debt restructuring deal with major creditor Russia on Wednesday, as ratings agencies declared Caracas in partial default.

Anglophone Cameroon’s campaign turns bloody

Separatists from restive Anglophone Cameroon region have killed four security forces in several attacks over the past few days, the government said on Saturday.

Rival protests in Togo as government blasts street ‘coup d’etat’

Thousands thronged the streets of Togo's seaside capital Wednesday after the ruling party asked supporters to march at the same time as planned opposition protests demanding the removal of President Faure Gnassingbe, the scion of Africa's oldest political dynasty.

Cameroon bans ‘opposition’ English-language TV channel

Cameroon has banned people from watching a popular television station that says it represents the interests of the English-speaking population.


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Chinese government urged to prepare for military action over Taiwan

A widely read Chinese state-run newspaper said on Thursday China should prepare for military action over self-ruled Taiwan, and pressure Washington over cooperation on North Korea, after the United States passed a law to boost ties with Taiwan.

UNICEF commends federal government over return of abducted Dapchi girls

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has commended Federal Government efforts at the return of 105 abducted Dapchi school girls in Yobe.

Federal government praised for facilitating Dapchi schoolgirls timely release

The Muslim Media Watch Group of Nigeria on Thursday commended the Federal Government for facilitating the timely release of students of Government Girls Technical College, Dapchi in Yobe.

Andres Iniesta: I’m good enough to start for Barcelona for two more years

Andres Iniesta is confident of playing in Barcelona's starting XI for another two years and only plans to leave if his body prevents him from giving 100 per cent.

Manchester United’s Alexis Sanchez asks to miss Sweden against Chile friendly

Alexis Sanchez has joined Chile's squad for Saturday's game in Sweden despite asking to be excused from international duty following a "difficult" start to his Manchester United career.

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Xi Jinping: China ready to fight ‘bloody battle’

President Xi Jinping delivered a blistering nationalist speech Tuesday, warning against any attempts to split China and touting the country's readiness to fight "the bloody battle" to regain its rightful place in the world.

Kenneth Omeruo: Poland, Serbia tests will lift Super Eagles confidence

Chelsea loanee Kenneth Omeruo has said he believes this month’s World Cup warm-ups against fellow qualifiers Poland and Serbia will lift the self-belief in the Super Eagles leading up to the World Cup in Russia this summer.

Senator Ndume: I delayed Ali Wakili’s burial to see if he could come back...

A former Senate Leader, Ali Ndume, has said that he intentionally delayed the interment of his late colleague, Ali Wakili, to see if he would come back to life.

Air chief Sadiq Abubakar begins assessment visits to NAF training commands

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar, on Thursday began an assessment visit to Nigeria Air Force Training Commands to assess facilities for appropriate support and intervention.

In Pictures: President Buhari, governors at Vice President Osibajo’s daughter’s wedding reception

President Buhari attends Wedding Reception between Damilola Osinbajo Daughter of Vice President and Oluseun Bakare in Abuja on 17th Mar 2018