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We sold stolen vehicle for N750,000 after drugging owner – suspects

Members of a syndicate, who specialise in drugging car owners before stealing their vehicles in Imo and Rivers states, have been arrested by the police.
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Senegalese peacekeepers killed in CAR helicopter crash

Three Senegalese soldiers have been killed and another wounded after their helicopter crashed in the Central African Republic (CAR).
A man sells flags to Sudanese protesters near the army headquarters after an announcement made by Sudan’s new military ruler, in the Sudanese capital Khartoum, on April 13, 2019. General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan vowed today to ‘uproot’ deposed president Omar al-Bashir’s regime and release protesters, in a bid to placate demonstrators demanding civilian rule. He also ordered the release of all prisoners jailed by recently established special emergency courts and the immediate lifting of a night-time curfew that had only come into effect two days ago.ASHRAF SHAZLY / AFP

Sudan shuts border with Libya, CAR over security concerns

Sudan Thursday ordered the closure of its borders with Libya and Central African Republic over security concerns, the country's ruling body announced, the first such decision since the fall of autocrat Omar al-Bashir.
The UN Security Council will hold a first informal meeting on Cameroon this month to discuss a worsening humanitarian crisis that has left three million people struggling for food.

UN eases arms embargo on Central African Republic

The UN Security Council unanimously approved the easing of an arms embargo on the Central African Republic for the first time since 2013 when it was engulfed in violence.
Albanian officials on Wednesday razed a beachfront restaurant whose owner was captured on camera attacking a car rented by Spanish tourists, as the country scrambles to clean up its reputation as a burgeoning holiday destination.

Government bulldozes restaurant after owner attacks tourists — video

Albanian officials on Wednesday razed a beachfront restaurant whose owner was captured on camera attacking a car rented by Spanish tourists, as the country scrambles to clean up its reputation as a burgeoning holiday destination.

NDIC: Banks’ profit up by 106% to N310 billion in 2018

The banking industry recorded 106 per cent increase in profitability to N310 billion in 2018 from N150 billion in 2017.

UN official tasks President Buhari on appointment of women into cabinet

The United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator, Mr Edward Kallon, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to consider appointment of competent women into his next cabinet.

Two drivers nabbed for ‘stealing’ boss’ car in Anambra

Two drivers have been arrested by the police for allegedly stealing a car belonging to their master in Onitsha, Anambra state.

Centre to support Kogi technical college with laboratory, teaching tools

The Centre for Atmospheric Research (CAR), has promised to support one Government Technical College in Kogi State, with modern laboratory equipment and teaching materials.

Russia trains CAR defence forces

Russia, which played a crucial role in peace-building efforts in the Central African Republic (CAR), is strengthening the country’s defence forces.
Geoffrey Kondogbia

Valencia’s Geoffrey Kondogbia a doubt for Copa del Rey final after second surgery

Valencia midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia is a doubt for the Copa del Rey final against Barcelona after the club confirmed he underwent a second operation on an intermuscular haematoma.

Don: How to reduce gridlock in Lagos

A don, Prof. Funso Falade, on Thursday called for establishment of an integrated modal transportation system, to tackle gridlock in Lagos.
Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni has been released from hospital after being hit by a car while riding his bicycle.

Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni released from hospital after being hit by car

Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni has been released from hospital after being hit by a car while riding his bicycle.
Abdelaziz Bouteflika

Algerians demand sweeping change as President Bouteflika era ends

Flag-waving Algerians have celebrated the resignation of veteran president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, but vowed Wednesday to keep protesting to demand sweeping change to the country's political system.

FIBA WCQ: D’Tigers bounce back with win over CAR

The Nigerian national basketball team, the D’Tigers, recovered from an embarrassing defeat by Cote d’Ivoire to record a comfortable 75-59 points win against the Central African Republic on Saturday.

D’Tigers want to end the qualifiers unbeaten

Nigeria may have been one of the first African teams to qualify for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 in China but D’Tigers have now set for themselves another target – end the qualifiers unbeaten.

Cote d’Ivoire thrash D’Tigers to end perfect FIBA World Cup qualifiers record

Hosts Cote d’Ivoire ended Nigeria’s perfect record in the 2019 FIBA World Cup qualifiers on Friday in Abidjan with a 72-46 points win.

UN chief sees ‘wind of hope’ in African peace deals, elections

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres said on Saturday that a slew of peaceful elections and truces in Africa were signs of a "wind of hope" on the continent.

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Tottenham have re-signed goalkeeper Michel Vorm on a deal until the end of the season to cover for the injured Hugo Lloris.

Tottenham re-sign Michel Vorm to cover Hugo Lloris absence

Tottenham have re-signed goalkeeper Michel Vorm on a deal until the end of the season to cover for the injured Hugo Lloris.

Igbo leaders meet President Buhari on Thursday

South East Governors Forum have resolved to meet with President Muhammad Buhari on Thursday over the welfare of Ndigbo.
Sports Minister Sunday Dare (middle) at the National Stadium Lagos

Tokyo Olympics: Athletes to be camped for five months – minister

Ahead of the preparations toward the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, on Monday assured athletes that he would ensure a minimum of five months camping.
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Oyo government imposes fees on transfer from private to public schools

Oyo State Government has imposed fees on the transfer of students from private to government owned schools, pointing out that the costs were meant to offset administration procedures.

NIMMME: How Nigeria can generate $292 billion with Iron Ore, lead reserves

The Nigerian Institution of Metallurgical Mining and Materials Engineers (NIMMME) has said with available reserves of Iron Ore and lead, asides other resources, the nation can generate $292 billion.