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Massud Barzani to step down as Kurdish leader in Iraq

Massud Barzani, the president of the autonomous Kurdish region in Iraq, told a closed-door session of parliament Sunday he was stepping down amid the fallout from a controversial independence referendum.

Iraq accuses Kurds of ‘declaration of war’ in Kirkuk

The Iraqi government has accused Kurdish authorities of bringing fighters from Turkey's outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) to the disputed province of Kirkuk, in a move it called a "declaration of war".

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Hot Maria Sharapova shows she’s a serious title contender

Unseeded Maria Sharapova Thursday showed she is a serious contender for the Australian Open by swatting aside a 14th seed who had given her major trouble in the past.

Ex-VP Atiku Abubakar mourns victims of Maiduguri blast

Former Vice President and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar mourns victims of the Wednesday evening suicide bombing in Maiduguri, Borno State, that claimed several lives and left scores wounded.

Governor Ahmed dissolves Kwara state executive council

The Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, on Thursday dissolved the state executive council.

95 ex-Boko Haram fighters set for release into society – CDS

Ninety five ex-Boko Haram terrorists that have been rehabilitated under the De-radicalisation, Rehabilitation and Reintegration (DRR) programme are now set to be reintegrated into the society.

‘Massive’ infrastructure spending needed in Africa – report

Economic growth in Africa picked up steam last year and is set to accelerate strongly in 2018, but "massive investments" are needed in infrastructure, the African Development Bank (ADB) said on Wednesday.

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Nigerian Stock Exchange suspends trading in 7-Up shares

The Nigerian Stock Exchange, NSE, has announced the suspension of trading in shares of 7-Up Bottling Company Plc.

Bayelsa building private-sector driven economy – official

The Bayelsa state government on Monday reiterated its commitment to building a robust economy driven by economic fundamentals and private sector capital to make the state a model for others.

NCDMB official regains freedom after 8 days in captivity

A senior official of the Nigeria Content and Development Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Mr. Numodogio Micah, has regained freedom.

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.

PDP chairman Uche Secondus warns APC against hate speeches

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, has warned members of the All Progressive Congress, APC, against hate speeches that promote disunity in Nigeria.