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Boko Haram insurgents have killed Lawan Andimi, chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Michika local government area of Adamawa state.

Hausa Christians mourn slain CAN chairman

The Hausa Christians Foundation (HACFO) has described the gruesome murder of Rev. Lawan Andimi by Boko Haram Islamic fundamentalists as barbaric and most unkind.

Two killed in attack on police station near Niger capital

Two policemen were killed late Tuesday when gunmen attacked a police station on the northern edge of the Niger capital Niamey, a security official said.
A voter places his ballots in boxes at a polling station in a IDP camp in Maiduguri on February 23, 2019 as Nigerians began voting for a new president after a week-long delay that has raised political tempers, sparked conspiracy claims and stoked fears of violence. – Some 120,000 polling stations began opening from 0700 GMT, although there were indications of a delay in the delivery of some materials and deployment of staff, AFP reporters said. (Photo by AUDU ALI MARTE / AFP)

Elections: IDPs defy early morning explosion scare to vote

Thousands of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) defied the early Saturday morning explosion scare in Maiduguri and came out en mass to cast their votes in the Presidential and National Assembly elections.
President Buhari visits the Train the Trainer Course organised by the Election Planning and Monitoring directorate of the APC Presidential Campaign Council in Abuja on 28th Jan 2019-6

Muhammadu Buhari: Nigeria’s anti-corruption president

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari was elected in 2015 on a wave of hope that he could defeat Boko Haram Islamists and turn around a country blighted by decades of corruption and poor governance.
Dr. Evan Atar Adaha operates on a young Sudanese refugee at Bunj Hospital in Maban

South Sudanese doctor wins UNHCR prize

A South Sudanese doctor, Evan Atar Adaha, who runs an overcrowded hospital with a dimly-lit surgical theatre and no regular supply of general anaesthetics on Tuesday won the UNHCR prestigious Nansen award.
Former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar

Restructuring Nigeria becomes an election issue

The political make-up of Africa's most populous nation is coming under scrutiny after a leading election hopeful promised greater devolution if he becomes president at polls next year.
Footage showing a recent Boko Haram attack in north-east Nigeria. | AFP | Getty Images

Boko Haram militants butcher four farmers in Borno village

Four farmers were killed by Boko Haram jihadists outside a key northeast Nigerian city, a militia leader and survivor told AFP on Saturday.

Falz: I didn’t foresee the responses to ‘This is Nigeria’ video

Popular rapper, Folarin Falana, aka Falz the Bahd Guy, has said that he did not foresee the magnitude of the responses to his latest video, This is Nigeria, saying the rejoinders have really encouraged him to continue the trend.

We buried 86 victims of Mubi massacres – grave diggers

While government authorities said at least 29 people died in the blasts in Mubi, Adamawa State, on Tuesday, local gravediggers at the town’s only cemetery said they buried 86 persons.

Boko Haram raid on military post kills soldier

Boko Haram Islamists killed a soldier and wounded three others in a raid on a military post in northeast Nigeria, military and militia sources told AFP on Friday.

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Public Works and Transport minister Ndlaluhlaza Ndwandwe was found to be infected after a routine test on Tuesday.

Eswatini cabinet in isolation as minister contracts coronavirus

The 20-member cabinet in Africa’s last absolute kingdom of Eswatini has been ordered into isolation after one minister contracted coronavirus, the government said on Saturday.
Panama's last two presidents, Ricardo Martinelli and Juan Carlos Varela, were charged Thursday with money laundering, as two separate scandals tarnished the political legacy of the former allies turned enemies.

Former Panama presidents charged with money laundering

Panama's last two presidents, Ricardo Martinelli and Juan Carlos Varela, were charged Thursday with money laundering, as two separate scandals tarnished the political legacy of the former allies turned enemies.
For the second time, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has discontinued Hydroxychloroquine clinical trial for the treatment of COVID-19, saying it has no positive effect on patient recovery.

WHO discontinues Hydroxychloroquine treatment trial for coronavirus

For the second time, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has discontinued Hydroxychloroquine clinical trial for the treatment of COVID-19, saying it has no positive effect on patient recovery.
Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State has announced a two-week extension to the ongoing state-wide lockdown to combat the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Governor Oyetola: We’ll ensure smooth take-off of Federal College of Education in Osun

Gov. Gboyega Oyetola of Osun says his administration will ensure smooth and effective take-off of the proposed Federal College of Education in the state.

Most former militants trained as divers jobless – expert

Mr Julius Ugwuala, Diving Inspector-elect, on Saturday said that most of the former militants trained as divers under the Federal Government Amnesty Programme had been jobless.