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Niger River authorities warn of flooding in Benin, Nigeria

The Niger Basin Authority issued a warning Saturday of possible flooding in Benin and Nigeria, two countries downstream on the river, which is currently flooding in Niger.

Thousands urged to evacuate Niger capital after rains

Authorities in Niger urged thousands of residents on Sunday to evacuate homes threatened by heavy rains that lashed Niamey, following floods that have killed 16 people in the capital since June.

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Five-day-old twins burnt to death in hospital

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NCP: Prayer greatest gift moslems can offer Nigeria now

Anambra State chapter of the National Conscience Party (NCP) says the greatest gift Moslems can offer Nigeria at this point in time is prayer.

Official: Croatia loss costs Super Eagles at least $20,000 each

Super Eagles failure to win the 2018 World Cup opening match against Croatia meant the entire team [players and backroom staff] missed out on huge bonuses – at least $20,000) [7.2 Million Naira] each and this was outside the $50,000 from Aiteo for every unreplied goals.

World Cup: Diego Maradona fears for Argentina against Super Eagles

Argentine football legend Diego Maradona has expressed his fears for the Albiceleste, stating they will have serious problems against Nigeria if they replicate the performance which saw them draw 1-1 with debutants Iceland in their opening Group D game at the 2018 World Cup on Saturday.

Bauchi government apologises to civil servants over pay day omission

The Bauchi State Government has apologised to civil servants whose their names were omitted during the payment of the last month’s salaries in the state.