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NiMet warns about severe, longer harmattan season in the north

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), has announced that the severity of harmattan period would be higher and longer over the Northern states due to its proximity to the Sahara desert compared to the South in 2018/2019 dry season.

UN spends $70 million on humanitarian assistance in North-East

The United Nations (UN) Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (COHA) has spent 70 million dollars in providing humanitarian assistance in the north-eastern states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe.

African leaders meet for ‘last push’ on AU reforms

African leaders are set to gather this weekend for a special summit aimed at pushing through long-debated reforms to their pan-continental body.

Emir Sanusi: Tackle poverty, birth rate to end Boko Haram

One of Nigeria’s leading and respected Islamic figures on Tuesday renewed calls to tackle endemic poverty and rapid population growth to help end deadly Boko Haram violence.

Kingsley Moghalu: Over N30,000 minimum wage will create massive inflation

Kingsley Moghalu, presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP), says there will be “massive” inflation if a minimum wage of over N30,000 is approved.
Nigeria’s Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin, on Tuesday asked for increased cooperation among regional and international organisations to put an end to the reign of the Boko Haram Terrorist organisation in the Lake Chad Basin.

Abayomi Olonisakin calls for international efforts to stop terrorism

Nigeria’s Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin, on Tuesday asked for increased cooperation among regional and international organisations to put an end to the reign of the Boko Haram Terrorist organisation in the Lake Chad Basin.
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Four South African rhinos die after Chad conservation effort

Four out of six South African rhinos that were transferred to a park in southeast Chad in a bid to revive the endangered species have died, but not from poaching, conservationists say.

Equatorial Guinea expels ruling party members it links to coup bid

Equatorial Guinea's ruling party has expelled 42 of its members for their alleged role in a coup bid late last year, party sources told AFP on Sunday.
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China’s Xi Jinping promises lower tariffs, market access at Shanghai Expo

China will lower import tariffs and continue to broaden market access, President Xi Jinping pledged on Monday at the opening of a symbolic week-long trade expo in Shanghai.

AfDB: China forcing African firms out of business

African Development Bank, AfDB, has expressed concern that many African owned firms are forced to drop out of the market due to unfair competition from Chinese companies.
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UN to carry out human rights review of Nigeria, others

The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on human rights is to be carried out by UN’s Human Rights Council (HRC) to track records of 13 countries, including Nigeria.

Six Sudanese die in clash over food at refugee camp

Six refugees from Sudan’s strife-scarred Darfur region were killed and 10 others wounded in a brawl at the Bredjing camp in eastern Chad, a relief worker said Friday.
Suspected members of the Boko Haram terrorist group have killed no fewer than 15 people in an attack on some villages close to Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

Boko Haram insurgents kill 13 in fresh attack on Borno villages

Boko Haram insurgents have killed 13 people and sacked two villages overnight in the restive town of Konduga in Borno, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) has reported.
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Cameroon name Bayern Munich’s Franck Evina in U-23 squad

Bayern Munich forward Franck Evina has been named in Cameroon's U-23 squad for their upcoming Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Chad later this month.

Lai Mohammed: Boko Haram has been degraded

The Federal Government, on Tuesday, insisted that it has degraded Boko Haram, stressing that every part of the country is now safe.

Food aid suspended in Lake Chad region over surge in Boko Haram attacks

A surge in Boko Haram violence has forced several major aid agencies to suspend operations in part of western Chad, leaving tens of thousands of people without food and health services for weeks, the United Nations said.

Niger launches mass polio vaccination drive

Niger has launched a mass polio vaccination campaign targeting more than three million children under five after new cases were detected, an official said on Friday.
President Muhammadu Buhari and Chairperson, African Union Commission, H.E Moussa Faki Mahamat at the State House Abuja 4

Muhammadu Buhari: Recharging Lake Chad biggest help Europe can give Africa

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday said the greatest investment Europe and America can make in Africa now is helping the continent accomplish inter-basin water transfer to recharge the Lake Chad.

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NiMet warns about severe, longer harmattan season in the north

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UN spends $70 million on humanitarian assistance in North-East

The United Nations (UN) Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (COHA) has spent 70 million dollars in providing humanitarian assistance in the north-eastern states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe.