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Ahmad Salkida: I regret turning down requests to interview Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau

Ahmad Salkida, a journalist known to have access to the leadership of Boko Haram sect, says his only regret in reporting the insurgency, is that he turned down several requests to interview Abubakar Shekau, leader of the sect.

Ahmad Salkida: Only 15 of 113 Chibok girls alive

Salkida said the surviving 15 have been married off, indoctrinated and may no longer be interested in returning home. He advises government in negotiating for the release of the 15 girls to demand ‘proof of life’.

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AWCON: Thomas Dennerby blames poor finishing for Nigeria defeat to South Africa

Super Falcons head coach Thomas Dennerby has rued his side’s missed chances in Sunday’s 2018 Africa Women’s Cup Of Nations opener against South Africa in Cape Coast, Ghana.

Fela Durotoye: Bad leadership cause of poverty among Nigerians

Mr Fela Durotoye, the presidential candidate of the Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN), has said the high incidence of poverty is a result of bad leadership provided by Nigerian politicians.
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Queen Elizabeth II honours Nigeria’s Grace Ladoja

A Member of The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) honour is an award given by the Queen to an individual for outstanding service to the community or local ‘hands-on’ service.

Federal government urged to harness energy sector potential

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Turkey academic jailed after raids on professors and activists

A court in Turkey has jailed pending trial an Istanbul academic following raids on professors and activists deemed to have links to a jailed prominent financier of civil society activities.