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Losing sleep over The Economist, other predictions

It matters a lot to our politicians what the foreign press or agencies say about them, especially about their electoral chances. If foreigners, particularly those in London or New York, say something nice, our politicians take it to heart and repost as far and wide as they can. If not, they get mad.

2019: Group seeks Christian-Muslim ticket for all parties in Niger

The Christian Youth Forum, a faith-based organisation in Niger state, has appealed to politicians in the state to make a balance in picking their candidates ahead of the governorship election.

Lai Mohammed: Herdsmen-farmers clashes date back to 1948

The minister of information, Lai Mohammed, says the clashes between farmers and herdsmen date back to 1948.

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Donald Trump: US to make final conclusions on Saudi killing in days

The United States will make final conclusions by early next week over the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, President Donald Trump said Saturday, following reports that the CIA had held Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman responsible.

Amaju Pinnick dedicates 2019 AFCON ticket to Muhammadu Buhari and Nigerians

NFF supremo Amaju Pinnick has dedicated the Super Eagles qualification for 2019 AFCON to President Muhammadu Buhari and Nigerians, as he also confirmed that the team will begin preparation for the 2019 AFCON immediately after Nigeria’s participation was confirmed on Saturday.
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2019: Muhammadu Buhari showcases achievements, projections to commence campaign

President Muhammadu Buhari is set to come official campaigns for the 2019 elections by first showcasing his achievements and projections for the next four years.

DR Congo Ebola response effort suspended in Beni after clashes

Efforts to fight an Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo's restive eastern Beni region were suspended on Saturday after clashes just a "few metres" from a local emergency centre and the hotels of several response teams, the health ministry said.
At least 30 Nigerian soldiers have been killed in a gun battle with Boko Haram fighters who overran a military base in the country's northeast, according to military sources.

Nigerian troops foil Boko Haram attack

Nigerian troops repelled an attack on a military base in northeastern Borno state in which a soldier was killed and four others were injured, military and militia sources told AFP on Saturday.