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Three killed in attack on UN contractor in Mali

At least three Malian civilians were killed and four foreigners working for a UN-contracted mine-clearing operation wounded in a suicide attack Monday in the country’s violence-hit north, the security ministry and other official sources said.
Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side, FC Ifeanyiubah, are faced with a massive exodus of players, but the Nnewi club have insisted transfers away from them ought to be properly handled.

Mass exodus hits NPFL side FC Ifeanyiubah

Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side, FC Ifeanyiubah, are faced with a massive exodus of players, but the Nnewi club have insisted transfers away from them ought to be properly handled.
Members of the Special Forces cry at the tomb of Army Sgt. La David Johnson at his burial service in the Memorial Gardens East cemetery

US army punishes six over roles in fatal Niger ambush

The ambush occurred on October 4, 2017 as a unit of 12 American special forces soldiers and 30 Nigerien troops, returning from a village near the Malian border, were overrun by scores of jihadists.

12 killed in fresh Mali violence

Eleven people were shot dead in restive central Mali on Monday by unidentified gunmen, while a blast killed one person and injured two, sources said.
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr

Gernot Rohr: Super Eagles need all six points against Libya

Having missed out of the last two editions of the Africa Cup of Nations back-to-back in 2015 and 2017, Super Eagles Franco-German Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, insisted yesterday that Nigeria must pick all six points at stake in the AFCON 2019 qualifying clash with Libya to stand any chance of topping the group.

Seven soldiers, one civilian killed in Mali bomb blast

Seven soldiers and a civilian driver were killed in central Mali when their vehicle hit explosives in the latest attack in an area riven by jihadist violence, the defence ministry said on Thursday.

Father of boy saved from Paris balcony convicted for negligence

The father of the little boy who was rescued dangling from a fourth-storey Paris balcony by a Malian migrant dubbed Spiderman received a three-month suspended jail sentence Tuesday for leaving the child home alone.
Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta

Mali elections delayed by a month

The Malian government on Thursday delayed by a month legislative elections initially scheduled for October 28, citing delays in registering candidates.

UN extends sanctions regime in Mali

The UN Security Council extended for a year on Thursday a general sanctions regime against Mali, but stopped short of imposing individual sanctions against leaders of armed groups accused of violating a 2015 peace accord.
enyimba

Late goal fires Enyimba to CAF Confed Cup quarter-finals

Two-time African champions Enyimba on Wednesday qualified for the quarter-finals of the 2018 CAF Confederation Cup after beating CARA Brazzaville 1-0 in an explosive tie at the new Enyimba Stadium, Aba.
enyimba

CAFCC: Enyimba eyes win over CARA Brazzaville

Nigeria’s only surviving representative in the Total CAF Confederations Cup, Enyimba International of Aba is set to give its home fans something to cheer about on their return home to Aba as the players face CARA Brazaville in a must win game in Aba.
Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta

UN Security Council welcomes results of Mali’s presidential elections

Members of the UN Security Council have welcomed the publication of the final results of the presidential polls in Mali, which saw the re-election of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta.
President Buhari presides over Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meeting in State House on 4th July 2018

President Buhari congratulates Malian, Zimbabwean presidents on election victories

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita of Mali on winning the country’s election for a second term in office.
Abdoulay Diaby

Sporting Lisbon put $70 million price tag on Mali’s Abdoulay Diaby

Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon have signed Mali striker Abdoulay Diaby from Belgian champions Club Brugge.
Enyimba players warm up before the match with Djoliba

CAFCC: Enyimba pip Djoliba of Mali, go top of table

Enyimba International Football Club of Aba are now joint leaders with CARA Brazzaville of Congo in Group C after pipping Djoliba Athletic Club of Mali 1-0 in a CAF Confederation Cup, Matchday 5 encounter in Bamako.
Supporters of Mali's incoumbent President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, gesture as they celebrate at his election campaign headquarters in Bamako on August 16, 2018, after the official anouncement of votes in Mali's second round presidential election. Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has been re-elected for a five-year term after winning 67.17 percent of the vote in a runoff, the government has announced. Opposition challenger and former finance minister Soumaila Cisse, who also ran against Keita in 2013, won 32.83 percent, Local Government Minister Mohamed Ag Erlaf said on national television, giving provisional figures. / AFP PHOTO / ISSOUF SANOGO

Hundreds protest Mali election results marred by fraud claims

More than a thousand supporters of Malian opposition leader Soumaila Cisse gathered in the capital Bamako on Saturday after he lost a presidential run-off to President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita amid accusations of fraud.
Soumaila Cisse

Mali opposition leader rejects presidential runoff result

Mali's opposition leader on Friday rejected the announcement that President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita was the winner of a presidential runoff in this West African nation, saying he would be filing a fraud complaint to the Constitutional Court.
Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, IBK seeks second term

73-year-old Ibrahim Keïta re-elected as Malian president

Malian President, Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, was re-elected with 67 per cent of the votes in a run-off against opposition rival, Soumaila Cisse, the Ministry of Territorial Administration said on Thursday.

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Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)

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