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Former Gulf News editor-at-large, Francis Matthew, pictured at the Dubai Press Club in 2009. Amy Leang - The National

Briton in Dubai gets 15 years for killing wife with hammer

A former newspaper editor who was convicted of bludgeoning his wife to death with a hammer has had his sentence extended to 15 years.
Nigeria’s women relay team made up of Blessing Blessing Okagbare, left, Joy Udo-Gabriel, Tobi Amusan and Rosemary Chukwuma

CAA selects 77 athletes for forthcoming IAAF Continental Cup

With less than 30 days to the beginning of the 2018 International Association of Athletics Federations Continental Cup, the Confederation of African Athletics has selected 77 athletes to represent the continent.

Two men hack neighbour to death, hide body in sack

The Ogun State Police Command have arrested two persons – Patrick Udom, 35, and James Roland for allegedly killing their neighbour, Happy Patrick.

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Babatunde Fashola: APC did not promise to transform Nigeria in four years

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INEC removes names of 1,931 dead persons from Kaduna voters’ register

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has detected and removed the names of 1,931 dead persons from the voters’ register in Kaduna State, ahead of the 2019 elections.

Shehu Sani: I represented Kaduna Central to the best of my ability

The Senator representing Kaduna Central in the red chamber, Senator Shehu Sani has said he has represented the Kaduna central to the best of his ability.
Southampton striker Michael Obafemi has made his international debut for Ireland, snubbing both Nigeria and England.

Micheal Obafemi snubs Super Eagles, debut for Ireland

Southampton striker Michael Obafemi has made his international debut for Ireland, snubbing both Nigeria and England.
Footage showing a recent Boko Haram attack in north-east Nigeria. | AFP | Getty Images

Boko Haram kills 53 in fresh attacks

Boko Haram jihadists have killed 53 soldiers and farmers in three days of attacks in northeastern Nigeria, security sources said Tuesday, in a new show of force ahead of February elections in the West African country.