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President Buhari: Military force alone can’t defeat terrorism

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday said military force and law enforcement measures alone could not defeat terrorism.

Equatorial Guinea’s Teodoro Obiang vows to protect ex-Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh

Equatorial Guinea’s President Teodoro Obiang Nguema has said he will “protect” former Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh who has been living in exile in the central African country after being forced to quit power last year, adding that the African Union also opposed his extradition.

Rigging 2019 elections’ll spell doom for Nigeria – Senator Ekweremadu

Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure that his administration not only conducts a credible, free and fair general elections in 2019, but also be prepared to accept the outcome of the poll in good faith should he and the ruling All Progressives Congress fail to win the presidential contest.

President Buhari, African leaders consider regional efforts to combat Boko Haram

Ahead of Sunday’s opening of the 30th African Union Summit, President Muhammadu Buhari started his four-day engagement in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Saturday by joining 14 other members of the Peace and Security Council, a standing organ of the AU for the prevention, management and resolution of conflicts.

AfDB calls for investment in infrastructure to drive inclusive growth in Africa

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has called for massive investment in infrastructure to drive inclusive growth in Africa.

Senator Ekweremadu decries dictatorship in Africa

Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu has decried the widespread coercion of the press, civil society, the judiciary, and parliaments by some African leaders.

President Buhari to launch Africa’s anti-graft war in Addis Ababa

President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to flag off Africa’s anti-corruption war tomorrow (Monday) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Speaker Dogara calls for active vigilance by citizens

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, has called for active vigilance by the citizens.

Brazil’s ex-president barred from travelling, passport seized

Brazilian court has ordered former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to hand over his passport and not to leave the country.

President Buhari in Addis Ababa for AU summit

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for the 30th summit of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU).

Tony Elumelu seeks more support for entrepreneurship in Africa

The Chairman, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, and Founder, Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), Tony Elumelu, has stressed the need for global organisations and multinational institutions to support the much-needed growth in the African continent; adding that ultimately, such growth will affect the world positively.

Africans very conscious, determined to fight against corruption – Geoffrey Onyeama

Africans and African countries are very conscious and determined to fight against corruption, Nigerian foreign minister Geoffrey Onyeama, has said.

President Buhari departs for Addis Ababa to attend 30th AU summit

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday departed Abuja for Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to participate at the 30th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU).

Relinquish power if you lose in 2019 – Senator Ekweremadu tells President Buhari

Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to accept in good faith the outcome of the election should he and his party, the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, fail to win next year’s presidential contest.

Tunisia set to pass law allowing women pass their family names to children

Women in Tunisia may be able to pass their family name on to their children and have equal inheritance with men if proposals, due to be finalised in February, are adopted in a country regarded as a leader for women’s rights in the Arab world.

Donald Trump sends ‘warmest regards’ to African leaders after reported slur

US President Donald Trump on Friday asked the African Union chairman to pass on his "warmest regards" to other regional leaders at a summit this weekend, after sparking outrage with a reported slur against Africans.

30 Africans drown off Yemen after boat capsised – UN

UN says 30 African refugees and migrants drowned off the coast of Yemen this week in a boat heading toward Djibouti operated by smugglers who are reported to have fired on passengers.

Zambian ‘sex drugs’ land men in cholera centre

Three men have been mistakenly admitted to a cholera centre in Zambia after eating herbs with "sex enhancing" qualities, an official has said.

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Voters across Edo State very early Saturday morning began trooping out to vote in an election that will decide who occupies the Dennis Osadebey Government House for the next four years.2

Edo election: Observer queries integrity of poll

One of the observers in the September 19 governorship election in Edo State, Intercontinental Leadership Initiative, has queried the integrity of the election.
Charity Adule scored the only goal of the match for Eibar as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Osasuna in Sunday evening's Spanish pre-season friendly match.

Charity Adule on target as Osasuna hold Eibar

Charity Adule scored the only goal of the match for Eibar as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Osasuna in Sunday evening's Spanish pre-season friendly match.

Nigerian Navy redeploys 25 senior officers

“The former Director of Plans Naval Headquarters, Rear Admiral Christian Ezekobe, is the new Chief of Naval Transformation Naval Headquarters while Rear Admiral Kamarudeen Lawal who was the Director of Research and Development Naval Headquarters has been reappointed to Naval Headquarters as Chief of Naval Safety and Standards”.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Gombe Zonal Office, is interrogating one Eze Mavus Ugochukwu, a student of Computer Science, Bauchi State Polytechnic, who defrauds unsuspecting members of the public by posing as a Lieutenant in the Nigerian Army.

EFCC detains fake army officer over scams

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Gombe Zonal Office, is interrogating one Eze Mavus Ugochukwu, a student of Computer Science, Bauchi State Polytechnic, who defrauds unsuspecting members of the public by posing as a Lieutenant in the Nigerian Army.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Boko Haram fighters kill Nigerian Army colonel in ambush

The Army said in a statement on Monday, September 21, 2020 that the senior officer ran into the ambush while leading a patrol to clear terrorists from the Sabon Gari-Wajiroko axis near Damboa, Borno on Sunday, September 20.