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Somali government blocks former al-Shabab chief from seeking political office

The former No. 2 leader of Somalia-based militant group al-Shabab will not be allowed to run for the presidency of the country's South West regional state, the Somali government said Friday.
Kofi Annan, who has died aged 80. Joel Saget-AFP-Getty Images

Kofi Annan: The UN’s ‘Rock Star’ Secretary-General

Kofi Annan, who died Saturday at the age of 80, led the United Nations through the divisive years of the Iraq war and the trauma of the September 11, 2001 attacks.

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Presidency: APC bye-election victories sign of things to come in 2019

The Presidency says the electoral victories recorded by the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Nov. 17 is a sign of things to come in the 2019 elections.

China donates classroom blocks, others to Lagos school

The Chinese Consulate in Lagos has handed over two blocks of classrooms as well as other items to St. Patrick’s Nursery and Primary School, Idumagbo, in Lagos as part of its corporate social responsibility project and in a bid to foster better ties between Nigeria and China.

Buruji Kashamu now Ogun PDP governorship candidate

Senator Buruji Kashamu has emerged as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party for the Ogun State governorship election following the withdrawal of Adeleke Shittu from the race.

World Prematurity Day: Nigeria ranks 3rd with 800,000 preterm births annually – NAPN

Mrs Olubunmi Lawal, the National President, National Association of Paediatric Nurses (NAPN), on Saturday said Nigeria ranked third with about 800,000 preterm births annually.