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Abdelkader Bensalah named Algeria's interim president

Interim president sets date for presidential election in Algeria

Algeria’s Interim President, Abdelkader Bensalah, has set Dec. 12 as the date for the country’s delayed presidential polls in an attempt to end a months-long political standoff.

Imama Amapakabo: I knew that Sudan would defend

The head coach of Nigeria Under 23 team, Imama Amapakabo, has stressed that he knew that the defeated Sudanese side would park the bus in order to protect their slim first-leg advantage in the return leg of the 2019 U23 AFCON qualifier played on Tuesday at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba.

Woman on trial over late-term abortion, sex outside marriage

Hundreds of people protested Monday in front of a Moroccan court as the trial opened of a journalist accused of having a late-term abortion and sexual relations outside marriage.
Fifa installed the five-man team, headed by Amr El-Ganainy, on August 20 to take charge of affairs in Egypt after officials in the past administration resigned following the nation’s poor performance at the Africa Cup of Nations.

FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 emblem to be launched live in Mumbai

The FIFA World Cup 2022 emblem launch will be streamed live on a giant screen at Babulnath Mandir junction in South Mumbai on Tuesday from 10:52 pm.

List: Nigerian Defence Academy releases list of successful candidates for 71 Regular Course

The Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna has released the admission list of successful candidates for 71 Regular Course.

Rape victim threatens suicide in Osun if family agrees to out-of-court settlement

A rape victim (name withheld) has threatened to commit suicide if her family agrees on an out-of-court settlement with the accused who allegedly raped her.

Ohanaeze: Why we shunned peace meeting

Ohanaeze Ndigbo said it shunned the Gen. Abdusalami Abubakar roundtable on insecurity because the group and other socio-cultural organisations like PANDEF, Afenifere and Middle Belt Forum, were lumped together with Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN) and killer herdsmen.

South Sudan bars newspaper editor from leaving the country

South Sudan authorities have banned the chief editor of an Arabic newspaper, Al Watan, from leaving the country for allegedly publishing content critical of the government.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey would not “turn back” on a deal with Moscow to buy Russian S-400 missile defence systems in comments published on Saturday.

Islamic State threatens Turkish leader Recep Erdogan

The Islamic State has threatened Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a video released late Wednesday which referenced the group’s alleged branch in Turkey.
Nigeria Police

Police: Gunmen kill six villagers in Katsina

Gunmen shouting "Allahu Akbar" raided three villages in northern Nigeria's Katsina state, killing six people, a police spokesperson said on Monday.

Police: Gunmen shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ six villagers in Katsina

Gunmen shouting “Allahu Akbar” raided three villages in northern Nigeria’s Katsina state, killing six people, a police spokesman said Monday.
Mohamed Ould Ghazouani

Mohamed Ould Ghazouani declared winner of Mauritania presidential election

Ex-general Mohamed Ould Ghazouani was declared the official winner Monday of presidential elections in Mauritania that opposition candidates claim were unfair.
Egypt's football federation on Wednesday banned midfielder Amr Warda from playing in any further matches at the African Cup of Nations over mounting sexual harrasment allegations , AFP-File

Afcon: Egypt’s Amr Warda recalled after harassment claims

Egypt midfielder Amr Warda, who was kicked out of the squad over claims of sexual harassment, will return for the Africa Cup of Nations knockout stages at the request of his team-mates, the country’s football association said Friday.
Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, the new head of the Sudanese interim military council, met with gulf envoys on Tuesday (AFP)

Sudan aborts fresh coup d’etat, 68 officers arrested

The Arabic version of Al-Arabiya reported on Wednesday an aborted coup in Sudan designed to upstage the Transitional Military Council.

Boko Haram factional chief Abubakar Shekau releases new video, denounces Nigerian Pledge

Factional leader of Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, has been seen in a new video reading the group’s ideology and denouncing the Nigerian national pledge, which he described as “shirk.”
President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, commended the decision of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to support the Inter-Basin Water Transfer project, aimed at recharging the Lake Chad.

Boko Haram: President Buhari to host Lake Chad Security Summit

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, will host leaders of Lake Basin Commission in an informal summit on the side lines of Democracy Day and Second Term inauguration celebrations on June 12, 2019, in Abuja.
Turki Al Maliki

Yemen’s Houthi fighters hit Saudi arms depot

Yemen’s Houthi fighters said Tuesday they launched a bomb-laden drone into Saudi Arabia, targeting an arms depot of a military base located at an airport.
Shaimaa Seif

Egypt blackface sketch spotlights racism in region

An Egyptian comedian has sparked anger by using blackface in a sketch and mocking Sudanese people, drawing attention to what experts say is a deeper racism problem in the region.

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Man jilted by girlfriend commits suicide

The Surulere Police Station on Wednesday received an information that one Kehinde Muse, 25, of No 56, Modele Street drank a substance suspected to be sniper.
Folasade Yemi-Esan

Folashade Yemi-Esan assumes duty as acting head of service

Following the suspension of Mrs Winfred Oyo-Ita, by President Muhammadu Buhari, Dr Folashade Yemi-Esan, on Thursday assumed duty as Acting Head of Civil Service of the Federation.
Nigeria Police

Man arrested for ‘raping 6-year-old girl’

The police in Ogun State have arrested a 43-year-old man, Oluwole Bamidele, for allegedly raping a six-year-old daughter of his neighbour.

Reps minority leader tears PDP BoT apart

Members of the Board of Trustees, BOT, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Thursday publicly disagreed over the report of the committee set up to look into the circumstances that led to the emergence of Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, as the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives against the directive of the party.
Ahmad Abubakar Mahmud Gumi

Sheikh Gumi: Ex-President Jonathan, Buhari lack education on how to lead Nigeria

Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, Islamic cleric, says former President Goodluck Jonathan and President Muhammadu Buhari both lack education on how to lead Nigeria.