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Official: 50 runners sign up for Onitsha city marathon

No fewer than 50 runners have so far signified intrest in the maiden Onitsha City Marathon (OCM) event slated for Oct. 5, in Anambra.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s close-season transfer to AS Roma has made a lasting impact off the pitch, helping a missing Kenyan boy reunite with his family thanks to the Italian club’s social media campaign.

Fifth missing child found via Roma social media campaign

Roma's missing children social media campaign has helped find a second girl from London.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s close-season transfer to AS Roma has made a lasting impact off the pitch, helping a missing Kenyan boy reunite with his family thanks to the Italian club’s social media campaign.

Two more missing children found in Roma initiative

Two more missing children have been found as a result of a campaign by Italian Serie A club Roma.

Kenya introduces malaria vaccine

Kenya on Friday introduced the world’s first malaria vaccine, joining Ghana and Malawi to roll out the landmark vaccine for the disease that continues to affect millions in Africa.
President Muhammadu Buhari in his goodwill message to the Esogban by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, joined members of Edebiri family, friends and well-wishes in celebrating an important and respected son of Bini Kingdom’s rich culture and heritage.

President Buhari: Why corruption thrives in Nigeria

Corruption will continue to thrive in the country when accountability is ignored, President Muhammadu Buhari has said.

UK brands Robert Mugabe an autocrat as allies hail him

Several countries hailed Zimbabwe's late ex-president Robert Mugabe on Tuesday as a liberation hero -- though his fierce critic, former colonial power Britain, recalled the suffering and repression of his rule.
Robert Mugabe, the guerrilla leader who led Zimbabwe to independence in 1980, died Friday at age 95, two years after the army brought an ignominious end to almost four decades of his iron-fisted rule.

Reaction to the death of former Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe

Robert Mugabe, the guerrilla leader who led Zimbabwe to independence in 1980, died Friday at age 95, two years after the army brought an ignominious end to almost four decades of his iron-fisted rule.

Onitsha city marathon gets Coca-Cola as official sponsor

Organisers of the maiden edition of the Onitsha City Marathon, OCM, announced that it has secured soft drink giants, Coca-Cola Nigeria, as its first official sponsor.
Kenya has joined the league of crude oil exporters in Africa. President Uhuru Kenyatta flagged off the maiden oil shipment today at a ceremony in the port of Mombasa, with a warning against corruption that may deny people the opportunity to benefit from the resource.

Kenya joins ranks of oil-exporting countries

Kenya has sent off its inaugural shipment of crude oil becoming the first East African nation to join the ranks of petroleum-exporting countries.
Kenya has joined the league of crude oil exporters in Africa. President Uhuru Kenyatta flagged off the maiden oil shipment today at a ceremony in the port of Mombasa, with a warning against corruption that may deny people the opportunity to benefit from the resource.

Kenya joins league of crude oil exporters

President Uhuru Kenyatta flagged off the maiden oil shipment today at a ceremony in the port of Mombasa, with a warning against corruption that may deny people the opportunity to benefit from the resource.
Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya with his family at Emabole village in Butere at the launch of the census exercise in the county on August 24, 2019. ISAAC WALE - NATION MEDIA GROUP

Census: Kenya becomes first African country to recognise intersex people

Saturday and Sunday have been scheduled by the Kenyan government for the general headcount of its citizens. For the first time, the intersex people will also be counted by the government officials making it the first African country to recognise such gender.
Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Victor Wanyama is on the verge of signing for Club Brugge.

Tottenham’s Victor Wanyama hints at Celtic return

Wanyama is currently embroiled in a transfer saga with Tottenham Hotspur, with Belgian side Club Brugge reported to have tabled an offer worth £13 million to sign the Kenyan captain from North London.
Manager Mauricio Pochettino is unsure whether Victor Wanyama will be a Tottenham Hotspur player at the end of the European transfer window.

Tottenham coach unsure about Kenya skipper Victor Wanyama’s future

Manager Mauricio Pochettino is unsure whether Victor Wanyama will be a Tottenham Hotspur player at the end of the European transfer window.
Speaker Trevor Mallard held baby Tutanekai for about 15 minutes during a fiery general debate Wednesday after spotting lawmaker Tamati Coffey with his 6-week-old son, Associated Press reported.

New Zealand parliament speaker soothes baby amidst fiery debate

The man who presides over New Zealand’s parliament has been called a baby whisperer.
Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Victor Wanyama is on the verge of signing for Club Brugge.

Reports: Victor Wanyama undergoes medical ahead of Club Brugge move

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Victor Wanyama is on the verge of signing for Club Brugge.
Club Brugge have emerged as the potential destination for Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Victor Wanyama.

Reports: Club Brugge join race to sign Victor Wanyama from Tottenham

The British newspaper further reported a top club from Serie A has also expressed interest in Wanyama as Brugge are yet to agree the fee or personal terms for the 28-year-old.

Somali state braces for election with risks to regional stability

Somalia's southern state of Jubaland is under lockdown ahead of a tense election on Thursday which has pitted regional authorities against Mogadishu and sparked tensions with neighbouring Kenya and Ethiopia.

Somalia’s Kismayu in lockdown ahead of elections

Somalia’s state of Jubbaland on Tuesday evening shut down its main airport in Kismayu, ahead of the scheduled local presidential elections due Thursday.

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Gabon to be first African nation paid to fight deforestation

Gabon will become the first African country paid with international funds to preserve its forests in an effort to fight climate change, the United Nations said Sunday.
Ogun state governor Prince Dapo Abiodun has tweeted his real official portrait, as against the image that is being circulated by street traders in Abeokuta, the capital.

Ogun may establish two additional universities

The Ogun State Government has revealed that it may establish two additional universities to address the agitation of the people of the Central and Western Senatorial districts respectively.

Kogi Speaker receives defectors into APC

The Speaker of Kogi State House Assembly, Hon. Mathew Kolawole, has formally received some members of the opposition parties who recently defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

‘Yahoo boy’ runs mad, strips self naked in Ekiti

There was drama on a major highway in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, when a young man suspected to be an Internet fraudster ran mad in full public glare on Sunday evening.

Bandits release 30 more captives in Zamfara

The peace efforts initiated by the Zamfara government have continued to yield more fruits with 30 additional captives released by bandits on Sunday, after eight months in captivity.