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Election: PDP urges military to disobey presidential order on ballot box snatching

The presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, and PDP national chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, have urged the military and other security agencies to disobey the presidential order asking them to deal ruthlessly with would-be ballot box snatchers.
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Boko Haram kills two soldiers in Borno

Two Nigerian soldiers were killed and six others injured when Boko Haram jihadists attacked a military post near the Cameroon border, security sources told AFP Monday, days before rescheduled presidential elections.

187 ex-Boko Haram fighters surrender arms in Cameroon

Nearly 200 Cameroonians who were members of Nigeria's Boko Haram jihadist group have returned home and surrendered to the authorities after breaking with the organisation, the government said on Thursday.
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WHO warns of ‘backsliding’ in measles fight as cases soar

The World Health Organization warned Thursday that efforts to halt the spread of measles were “backsliding”, with case numbers worldwide surging around 50 per cent last year.

Election: NIS orders closure of borders from Friday noon

Ahead of Saturday’s general election, the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has ordered the closure of all borders by Friday, 12pm.
Barambu and other neighbouring communities in Alkaleri Local Government Area of Bauchi State, near the border with Gombe State, came into the limelight when President Muhammadu Buhari commissioned the Kolmani River II well.

Cheers, fears as oil search resumes in the North

Barambu and other neighbouring communities in Alkaleri Local Government Area of Bauchi State, near the border with Gombe State, came into the limelight when President Muhammadu Buhari commissioned the Kolmani River II well.

Chadian army says 250 rebels captured after rebel convoy targeted

The Chadian military on Saturday said it had captured more than 250 rebels, including some top leaders, after an operation against an convoy of militants trying to cross into the country from Libya in late January that also involved French airstrikes.
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Embassy: 102 Nigerians in Chad’s prisons

The Embassy of Nigeria in Chad on Friday said no fewer than 102 Nigerians were in the country’s prisons, serving varying jail terms.
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Boko Haram kills six, burns houses, shops in separate attacks

Boko Haram jihadists have killed six people in separate attacks in northeast Nigeria, looting shops and burning homes, residents said on Tuesday.
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Burkina Faso soldiers kill 146 jihadists

Soldiers in Burkina Faso killed 146 jihadists in response to a terrorist attack in which 14 civilians were killed, the Army said on Tuesday.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Atiku Abubakar: APC plots to use foreigners to rig elections

Atiku Abubakar, Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), at the weekend accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of plotting to rig the forthcoming general elections by importing foreigners from Niger and Chad Republic into the country to vote in the February 16 elections.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Atiku Abubakar: APC planning to rig election by giving foreigners PVCs

Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Candidate in Benin promised to make job creation and youth development his major fucus if elected president on February 16.
The All Progressives Congress literally paralysed the Peoples Democratic Party campaign in Gombe as it formally received 16 prominent members of the PDP, led by campaign director-general Bala Bello-Tinka.

President Buhari pledges to improve on gains of agric sector

President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to improve on the gains recorded in the Agriculture sector to enhance socio-economic development of the country, if voted for a second term.
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Boko Haram kill 6 in southeast Niger

Boko Haram islamists have shot dead six people in a village in south Niger, near the border with Nigeria, a local official said Saturday.

UN: 35,000 Nigerian refugees in Cameroon safe

The UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has said that 35,000 Nigerian seeking refuge in Cameroon are safe.

UN: 35,000 Nigerian refugees safe in Cameroon

The UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) says 35,000 Nigerians seeking refuge in Cameroon are safe.

Uche Secondus asks INEC to disqualify President Buhari

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) wants the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to disqualify President Muhammadu Buhari for the presence of Nigeriens in his presidential campaign rally in Kano.

NISER calls for strengthening security arrangements to stem herders/farmers crisis

The Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research on Tuesday called for the strengthening of security arrangements to stem the incessant clashes between herders and farmers in different parts of Nigeria, especially in the North.

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Election: PDP urges military to disobey presidential order on ballot box snatching

The presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, and PDP national chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, have urged the military and other security agencies to disobey the presidential order asking them to deal ruthlessly with would-be ballot box snatchers.

NAF arrests 10 armed bandits, recovers 57 livestock

The 453 Base Service Group, Nigerian Air Force, Kaduna, on Tuesday said it had arrested 10 suspected thugs and bandits and recovered 57 livestock.

Senator Lokpobiri: Governor Dickson of recruiting militants to destabilise elections

Sen. Heineken Lokobiri, Minister of State for Agriculture, has dismissed accusations of instigating violence in Bayelsa leveled against him and other APC chieftains in the state by Gov. Seriake Dickson.
South African 800 meters Olympic champion Caster Semenya arrives for a landmark hearing at the Court of Arbitration (CAS) in Lausanne on February 18, 2019. – Semenya will challenge a proposed rule by the International Athletics Federation (IAAF) aiming to restrict testosterone levels in female runners. (Photo by Harold CUNNINGHAM / AFP)

Caster Semenya unleashes team of professors to battle IAAF, CAS

Caster Semenya has released a list of experts she will call in her appeal hearing at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) this week in her fight against regulations aimed at lowering the testosterone levels of hyperandrogenic athletes like her.
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Olamiju Alao-Akala suspended as Ogbomoso council chairman

The Chairman of Ogbomoso North Local Government Area of Oyo State, Hon. Olamiju Alao-Akala, has been suspended from office.