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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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita of Mali on winning the country’s election for a second term in office.
Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon have signed Mali striker Abdoulay Diaby from Belgian champions Club Brugge.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Independent Electoral Commission has expressed happiness over increasing number of women seeking elective offices in Adamawa state in the 2019 poll.
The Presidential Panel on Reform of SARS sitting in Lagos on Thursday heard how a member of the squad, Police Inspector Wilson Okenya, killed a suspect and converted two Toyota Sienna buses for himself.
Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, says the commission will not fail the nation in the conduct of 2019 General Elections.
The Zenith Labour Party Presidential candidate Olusegun Mimiko Thursday backed out of the presidential race to contest Ondo central senatorial seat in 2019.
Whatsapp, one of the world’s most popular instant messaging application, has awarded a $50,000 research grant for study on the use and abuse of of the platform during the 2019 elections.
Juventus forward Paulo Dybala has rejected the notion that he could leave the club next year and has pledged to help the team fight for major trophies.
Truck drivers under the aegis of Lower Semi-Truck Drivers Welfare Association, Anambra State Branch have cried to the Anambra State government over the burden of excessive taxation.
Anambra State House of Assembly, has been left in confusion over the purported impeachment of Speaker Rita Maduagwu.
The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) in Nasarawa State has decried the clampdown and closure of facilities belonging to its members by the Laboratory Council of Nigeria (LCN).
The New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) has advised the Federal Government to adopt the N30,000 minimum wage proposed by the tripartite committee it set up to review workers’ pay in the country .