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Ex-Burkina Faso soldier suspected to have been in extremist attacks

A former Burkina Faso soldier may have participated in Friday's simultaneous attacks by al-Qaeda-linked extremists on the army headquarters and heavily-guarded French Embassy in the capital, killing eight soldiers and injuring more than 80 others.

Brazen Burkina Faso attacks raise concern of growing threat

Burkina Faso's leaders urged vigilance on Saturday, a day after brazen Islamic extremist attacks on the army headquarters and French Embassy in the capital, which killed eight people. An al-Qaeda-linked group based in neighboring Mali claimed responsibility for the assaults.

Bid for UN vote on Mali sanctions gains momentum

A bid for a UN Security Council vote early next week on a French-sponsored resolution that would set up a sanctions regime for Mali gained momentum Friday despite resistance from some countries, diplomats said.

Restaurant attacked by gunmen in Burkina Faso

A Turkish restaurant came under attack late on Sunday as heavy gunfire erupted in the capital of Burkina Faso, which has seen a surge in violence by armed groups over the past few years.

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Ekiti government warns land officials against dirty deals

Deputy governor of Ekiti State, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi, has warned officers in charge of land allocation in the Ministry of Land, Housing and Urban Development, against illegal land deal that could cause chaos among the people.
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Steven Gerrard: Ovie Ejaria hasty in Liverpool return

Former Nigeria U17 invitee Ovie Ejaria may have been singing Hosanna in the highest following cut short loan deal and return to parent club Liverpool, but Rangers manager and Liverpool great Steven Gerrard believes the decision is not the best for the 21 year old.
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Muhammadu Buhari presents N8.83 trillion budget for 2019 to National Assembly

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday unveiled a federal budget of N8.83 trillion for the 2019 fiscal year.

Muhammadu Buhari: Alex Badeh’s murder sad, unfortunate

President Muhammadu Buhari has described the killing of former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh (rtd) as “very sad and unfortunate.”
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Toto Wolff: Lewis Hamilton deserves more recognition

Lewis Hamilton may be the greatest Formula One driver of all time, but ‘negativity and envy’ are denying him the recognition he deserves, according to his Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff.