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Number of children threatened by starvation in Mali on rise – UNICEF

The number of children facing starvation in conflict-ridden in Mali is increasing, the UN Children Fund (UNICEF) warned on Monday.

Attack in north Mali kills 3 peacekeepers

The U.N. mission in Mali says three peacekeepers have been killed and five others wounded in an attack on a convoy.

Mali’s northern state governor returns to Kidal after ceasefire

Rival armed groups in northern Mali agreed to the return of a state governor to the desert city of Kidal for the first time in years as part of a ceasefire deal signed on Wednesday after weeks of fighting.

Ex-Malian police chief accused of amputation, flogging women jailed 10 years

A former police chief of an al-Qaeda-linked insurgent group in Mali’s restive northern region of Gao has been sentenced to 10 years in jail.

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FEC approves N236m to complete irrigation dam in Katsina

The Federal Executive Council meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, approved N236 million for the completion of Sabke Irrigation Dam in Katsina State.

National Assembly engages Algerian parliament for improved bilateral relations

Pesident of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, said the National Assembly commenced engagement with Algerian parliament to boost bilateral relations between the two countries.

Ekiti State University sacks 7 workers for certificate racketeering, fraud

The Ekiti State University (EKSU), Ado Ekiti, has booted out seven of its workers for their roles in alleged illegal sale and award of the institution’s certificates.

Independence dreams turn to despair for Iraq’s Kurds

Just over three weeks ago, Iraqi Kurds were dancing in the streets after an overwhelming vote for independence fuelled hope they might finally gain their own country.

Ex-VP Atiku Abubakar’s son Aminu remand for contempt of court

For disobeying a court order, Aminu, the son of a former Vice-President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, was on Wednesday remanded in the transit cell of Tinubu Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos.

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Fed govt acquires 55,000 hectares to develop grazing reserves

The Federal Government said on Thursday that it has secured 55,000 hectares of land from 11 states for the development of pasture and paddocks grazing reserves in the country.

Africa tops global hunger index, driven by war, climate shocks

Global hunger has fallen more than a quarter since 2000, but conflict and climate shocks are beginning to reverse these gains, an annual global hunger index said on Thursday.

Fed govt to review power sector privatisation

The federal government on Thursday gave an indication that it would soon review the privatisation of power plants in the country to enable government restructure their ownership and capacity to deliver value to the people.

Teach me to fish, please

Two weeks ago, or a little more than that, I was at the midweek service in my church when the testimony of a member was read on the pulpit.

Late Cristiano Ronaldo winner rescues Real Madrid at Getafe

Cristiano Ronaldo struck his first La Liga goal of the season five minutes from time to save Real Madrid from losing more ground in the title race with a hard-fought 2-1 win at Getafe on Saturday.