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Group calls for economic empowerment of youths

A non-governmental organisation, Visionary Impact Netwox, says economic empowerment of youths will have multiplier effects on governance and the state of the nation.

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Suicide bomber targets US embassy in Montenegro

An attacker threw an explosive device at the U.S. embassy in the Montenegrin capital Podgorica on Thursday morning and subsequently blew himself up with another bomb, the Montenegrin government said.

Sudan urged to release all detained political activists

Human Rights Watch on Thursday urged Sudan to release all detained political activists many of whom are being denied access to lawyers and held in unknown locations.

DR Congo pushes ahead with electronic voting despite criticism

Authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday unveiled an electronic voting machine that will be used in key elections this year, despite accusations that the technology could skew the outcome.

Meningitis kills four in Niger

Niger State has recorded thirty one cases of meningitis with four of them clinically confirmed dead as a result of the disease.

Governor Ishaku signs N104 billion 2018 budget into law

Taraba State governor, Arc Darius Ishaku, has signed into law, the 2018 Budget of N104 billion, two hundred and thirty two million, five hundred and fifty two thousand seven hundred and six kobo for the 2018 fiscal year.

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Chinese ambassador warns US against strategy for confrontation

Chinese Ambassador to the U.S. Cui Tiankai has warned Washington against confrontation with Beijing following the announcement of new U.S. strategies in the military field.

30 IDPs in Edo secures admission to tertiary institutions

No fewer than 30 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from the North-East, camped in the International Christian Centre for Missions (ICCM), have secured admission to tertiary institutions within the last one year.

INEC: We’ll investigate Kano underage voters’ allegation

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday said it would send a high powered team from its headquarters to investigate the alleged involvement of underage persons in last Saturday’s local government election in Kano State.

Lagos has capacity to host FIFA tournaments – Governor Ambode

Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode on Monday evening said that the State has the capacity to host international football tournaments and use sports as a tool to showcase its rich tourism, hospitality and entertainment culture.

World leaders abandoning human rights – Amnesty International

World leaders are undermining human rights for millions of people with regressive policies and hate-filled rhetoric, but their actions have ignited global protest movements in response, a rights group said.