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Australia warns Commonwealth athletes not to overstay visas

Australia on Tuesday warned athletes planning to compete in the Commonwealth Games this April that anyone caught overstaying their visas after the event will be dealt with firmly.

Governor Wike National Wrestling Challenge Cup kicks off with 22 states

The maiden edition of Governor Nyesom Wike National Wrestling Championships started on Sunday with 22 states participating.

Super Eagles need top friendlies to prepare for Russia 2018 World Cup – Furo Iyenemi

Former Nigeria defender, Furo Iyenemi, has called on the Nigeria Football Federation to ensure that the Super Eagles play top class opponents in friendlies ahead of their 2018 World Cup campaign.‎


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Cyril Ramaphosa pledges ‘new dawn’ South Africa

New South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has spoken of a “new dawn” in his first State of the Nation address.

FBI under fire over Florida school shooting

Pressure is mounting on the FBI over the agency’s failure to act on a tip that Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz might carry out an attack.

Ex-President Obasanjo harps on stable security as panacea for development

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has identified peace and stable security as the panacea for the country’s development and progress.

#BBNaija: Viewer threatens to commit suicide over housemate

A certain viewer of the ongoing reality TV show, Big Brother Naija (BBNaija), identified as Mz Kaima, has threatened to take her own life unless the organisers evict beautiful but controversial housemate, Cee-Cee from the show.

President Buhari not doing enough to help Fulani herdsmen – Miyetti Allah

Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association in Kwara State has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of not doing enough to help Fulani herdsmen in the country.

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South Africa police raid Jacob Zuma’s allies family home

An elite South African police unit has sealed off roads around the home of businessmen friends of President Jacob Zuma in Johannesburg, a Reuters witness said.

More than 1,500 Boko Haram suspects to go on trial in Nigeria

Hundreds of Boko Haram suspects were due back in court Monday to hear if they will be prosecuted, sentenced or released, as proceedings resumed at a military base in central Nigeria.

Central bank injects $210 million into currency market

Nigeria’s central bank said on Monday it had injected $210 million into the interbank foreign exchange market, part of an effort to improve liquidity and alleviate the dollar shortages of the past few years.

Court remands Zamfara council chief, four others for alleged destruction of Qur’an

An upper sharia court sitting in Gusau, capital of Zamfara on Monday ordered the Gusau Local Government Council chairman, Alhaji Ibrahim Tanko, and four others be remanded in prison custody for two weeks over alleged destruction of the Qur’an.

One dies as massive fire breaks out in industrial building in India

A massive fire broke out in a three-storey industrial building in India’s financial capital, Mumbai, on Thursday, claiming the life of one person, officials said.