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Football celebrates George Weah’s Liberia election victory

Former Chelsea star Didier Drogba led plaudits on Friday from the world of football to George Weah after the only African to win the Ballon d’Or was elected President of Liberia.

Egypt reopens ancient library at St. Catherine Monastery

Egypt reopened on Saturday an ancient library that holds thousands of centuries-old religious and historical manuscripts at the famed St. Catherine Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage site, in South Sinai.

Gunfire heard as Georgia forces storm Tbilisi building

Explosions and gunfire were heard in the Georgian capital, Tbilisi, as counterterrorism units stormed a multi-storey apartment bulding on the outskirts of the city, witnesses reported.

UK to ban ivory trade ‘to protect elephants’

The sale and export of almost all ivory items would be banned in the UK under plans set out by the government.

Ezekwesili, Aig-Imoukhuede calls for open economy

Dr Oby Ezekwesili, a senior economic adviser for Open Society Foundation and Mr Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, the President of the Nigerian Stock Exchange, said on Tuesday that Nigeria needed an open economy to thrive.

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President Buhari: I’ll take decisions with clear conscience

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday promised Nigerians that he will be guided by a clear conscience while taking decisions for the progress of the country.

We’ve won victory for public education – Governor el-Rufai

Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state has said the state had secured a major victory for public education, defeating an indefinite strike by the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) without recalling any of the sacked teachers.

Barcelona announce Rafinha loan to Inter Milan

Barcelona have announced an agreement with Inter Milan over the loan of Rafinha for six months, the La Liga leaders announced Monday.

WHO donates 853 motorcycles to Nigeria

The World Health Organisation, WHO, has donated 853 motorcycles to the Nigerian government to improve disease surveillance in the country.

Five facts on Alexis Sanchez

Alexis Sanchez’s long-running transfer saga finally ended on Monday when he left Arsenal for Manchester United in a deal that will reportedly make him the highest-paid player in the Premier League.

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N20m national jackpot winner gets cheque

Mr Chukwunwike Osahon, winner of the N20 million Give ‘n’ Take National Jackpot was presented with the cheque on Tuesday.

Benue needs military operations – Bishop Ezeokafor

The Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese in Anambra State, Most Reverend Paulinus Ezeokafor, said yesterday that the situation in the troubled Benue State required special intervention from security operatives in the mould of Operation Python Dance carried out in the South East and Operation Crocodile Smile in the South–South combined.

Three killed by suspected rebels in eastern DR Congo

Suspected Ugandan Islamist rebels killed three civilians in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, despite an offensive by government troops, sources said on Monday.

Planned recall of Kwara Assemblyman will not succeed – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara state has described the recent move to recall a member of the state House of Assembly, Hassan Oyeleke, as amateurish.

Court nullifies installation of 21 kings by Governor Ajimobi

An Oyo State High Court presided over by Justice Olajumoke Aiki on Friday declared the review of the 1957 Olubadan Chieftaincy Declaration and other Related Chieftaincies in Ibadan land by the Justice Akintunde Boade Review Commission, which was set up by the Oyo State Government, as unconstitutional, illegal, null, void and of no effect.