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Kenyan president quits social media

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday suspended his social media accounts citing infiltration by unauthorised individuals.
Gbenga Oyetola

Official: No return to modulated salary in Osun

Mr Adelani Baderinwa, the immediate past Osun Commissioner for Information and Strategy, who is the current supervisor of same ministry, says it is untrue that the state government intends to return to the era of modulated salary, also known as half salaries.
Sagir Musa

Minor shake up as Nigerian Army appoints new GOC, commanders, others

The Nigerian Army has announced the appointment of a new General Officer Commanding (GOC), and redeployment of several commanders to boost its operational efficiency and effectiveness.
President Buhari receives in Courtesy Visit Labour Leadership led by President of Nigeria Labour Congress Ayuba Wabba in State House on 7th Mar 2019-3

President Buhari presides over FEC meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday presided over the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting.
President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, for the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign scheduled to hold today in Borno and Yobe states.

President Buhari returns to Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday returned to Abuja after he participated in the Saturday’s Gubernatorial and State House of Assembly election in his hometown, Daura, Katsina State.
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika

Algeria judges refuse to oversee vote if Bouteflika participates

More than 1,000 Algerian judges said they would refuse to oversee the country’s election in April if President Abdelaziz Bouteflika contests it.
Sagir Musa

Nigerian Army redeploys senior officers

Those affected by the latest posting are; Maj.-Gen. E.C.N. OBI, who moves to the Defence Headquarters as Chief of Defence Standard and Evaluation.

Governor Ambode’s aide urges workers to vote APC candidates for continuity

The Chief of Staff stated this when he met all the staff in the Office of the Chief of Staff in Alausa, Ikeja to draw support for Sanwoolu and his deputy, Dr Obafemi Hamzat, as well as all APC House of Assembly candidates in the next Saturday’s elections.
Gbenga Makanjuola

Kwara PDP unveils deputy governorship candidate

With about 72 hours to the election, the Peoples Democratic Party has unveiled its deputy governorship candidate in Kwara State.
AfricaCheck

Africa Check gets new executive director, board

Africa Check, the continent’s leading independent fact-checking organisation, on Wednesday announced the nomination of an incoming Executive Director and a new eight-member board, made up of leading figures from across South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya and Senegal.

Lagos. The Moment. The Man.

As excellent a city as Lagos is, and as profound as its journey has been thus far, Lagos is ready to become its greater self.

Kogi elections: PDP accuses Governor Bello’s aide of making provocative statement

Kogi State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the Chief of Staff to Governor Yahaya Bello, Edward Onoja, of planning to incite the people of the state against two former governors, Capt Idris Wada and Alhaji Ibrahim Idris, in a campaign of calumny.

APC express dismay over elections outcome in Kogi West

The leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Kogi West senatorial district has alleged the state chapter of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of rigging last Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly election in the area.
Muhammadu Buhari-3

President Buhari: I’ll be tough in the next four years

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday warned that he is going to be tough in his governance of the country in the next four years.

Service chiefs meet Abba Kyari in Aso Villa

Service Chiefs on Thursday met with President Muhammadu Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Malam Abba Kyari, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

PDP loses two House of Reps seat to APC in Ekiti

The Peoples Democratic Party has lost two seats in the House of Representatives to the All Progressives Congress.

PDP senators Olujimi, Faseyi lose reelection bid in Ekiti

Two Peoples Democratic Party senators in Ekiti State – Biodun Olujimi (North) and Duro Faseyi (South) – have lost their reelection bid to the All Progressives Congress candidates.

Former Enugu SSG Martin Ilo passes on

Mr Martin Ilo, one-time Secretary to the Enugu State Government under former Gov. Sullivan Chime’s administration, has passed on at the age of 50, NAN reports.

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Cyclone Idai: Zimbabwe seeks support from international community

The Zimbabwean government says it is appealing to the international community for help with medicine, food and infrastructure, as victims of Cyclone Idai push for expedited aid.
An image from Kurdish Ronahi TV shows the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) raising their flag on top of a building in the eastern Syrian village of Baghuz. Handout-AFP-Getty Images

SDF: ISIS totally eliminated in Syria

Kurdish-led forces pronounced the death of the Islamic State (ISIS) group’s nearly five-year-old “caliphate” Saturday after flushing out diehard jihadists from their very last bastion in eastern Syria.

Federal government, IFAD hail value chain implementation in Niger

The Federal Government and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) on Friday commended the implementation of the Value Chain Development Programme (VCDP) in Niger State.

World Water Day: Diarrhoea kills more children than violence In conflict countries – UNICEF

To mark this year’s World Water Day on Friday, the United Nations International Children’s Fund has lamented that children under the age of 15 in conflict countries die more of diarrhoeal diseases than direct violence, in a new report it released on Thursday.
A medical worker wears a protective suit as he prepares to administer Ebola patient care at The Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA) treatment center in Beni, North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo September 6, 2018. Picture taken September 6, 2018. REUTERS/Fiston Mahamba

Congo faces largest outbreak of Ebola

Democratic Republic of Congo is facing the second largest outbreak of Ebola in history as attacks on clinics pose a further challenge to the government and humanitarian organizations struggling to fight the virus.