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Ethiopia ruling coalition to nominate new premier

Ethiopia’s ruling coalition is expected to meet on Thursday to choose a new prime minister, most likely from the populous Oromo ethnic group to try and dampen the discontent behind recent anti-government demonstrations.

‘Hundreds’ dead in Ethiopia ethnic clashes

Clashes that erupted in Ethiopia this month between two of the country's largest ethnic groups have killed hundreds of people and displaced thousands, the government said Monday.

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Adamawa REC: We are not under anyone’s influence

The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Adamawa State, Barrister Kassim Gaidam, has refuted a news report that he rejected offer of bribe to the tune of $1m and a house in Dubai from the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.

Expert: Beware of meningitis

The Kwara State Primary Health Care Development Agency has advised the people to beware of meningitis and watch against symptoms like high body temperature, irritability, headaches, photophobia, convulsion and coma.

Death toll in Kaduna killing rises to 130 as police arrests 11 suspects

Kaduna state governor Nasir El-Rufai on Tuesday said about 130 persons died in Kajuru villages attack and not 60 as he previously announced.

Court nullifies candidature of Lawrence Ezeh as APC senatorial candidate

A Federal High Court in Enugu has nullified the candidature of Prince Lawrence Ezeh as the All Progressives Congress Senatorial candidate for the Enugu East Senatorial zone.

Cultists kill eight in Benin

The ongoing cult war between the Aye and Eiye confraternities has led to the killing of eight persons in different parts of Bénin City and environs within the past three days.