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24 Mali soldiers and 17 jihadists die in clashes in East

Twenty-four Malian soldiers and 17 jihadists fighters were killed in clashes in the east of the country, the army said, as security in the West African nation deteriorates further.

ISIS claims responsibility for attacks on fifty soldiers in Mali

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a devastating raid that killed 49 Malian troops as well as a blast that led to the death of a French soldier who became the latest casualty in the conflict-torn region.

15 dead, 2 injured in Burkina Faso mosque attack

At least 15 people have been killed and two seriously injured in an attack on a mosque in northern Burkina Faso, according to a BBC report.

920 schools listed closed across Mali amidst conflict

The conflict in Mali which was reported a few days ago to have resulted in the killings of at least 25 soldiers and 60 more missing according to AFP news has caused 920 schools listed closed ― robbing displaced children the opportunity of schooling.

Mali declares national mourning after jihadists jill 25 soldiers

Malian troops backed by foreign allies on Wednesday launched a hunt for scores of soldiers listed as missing after one of the deadliest attacks in a seven-year-old jihadist insurgency.
The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) generated N39.06 billion in 2018 as against N35.72 billion it generated as local revenue in 2017, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said.

Immigration service intercepts 32 undocumented migrants in Niger

The Niger state command of the Nigeria Immigration Service has intercepted 32 undocumented migrants in Niger state.
A woman walks past Malian flags in Bamako.

15 dead in Mali building collapse

Fifteen people were killed on Sunday when a three-storey building under construction collapsed “like a house of cards” in the Mali capital Bamako, the government and local media reports said.
Flying of Nigeria beat Mali U20 5-4 on penalties to qualify for the final of 2019 All Africa Games men's football event at the Boubker Aamar Stadium in Rabat, Morocco.

Afrian Games: Flying Eagles beat Mali on penalties, qualify for final

Flying Eagles defeated Mali 4-3 on penalties in the semi-final of the men’s football event at 12th African Games in Rabat, Morocco.
Flying Eagles head coach Paul Aigbogun has asserted that his players have learned from their mistakes ahead of their final group stage encounter of the 2019 Fifa U-20 World Cup in Poland against Ukraine.

Nigeria’s Flying Eagles qualify for African Games football final

The Nigeria U-20 team, the Flying Eagles, have qualified for the final of the football event at the ongoing African Games in Morocco.

African Games: Falconets book final ticket in women’s football event

Nigeria’s Under-20 team the Falconets are through to the final of the women’s football event at ongoing 12th African Games in Morocco.
Flying Eagles head coach Paul Aigbogun has asserted that his players have learned from their mistakes ahead of their final group stage encounter of the 2019 Fifa U-20 World Cup in Poland against Ukraine.

African Games: Flying Eagles, Falconets battle for final tickets

The Nigeria football teams, the Falconets, and the Flying Eagles will on Monday and Tuesday respectively battle for tickets into the finals of the football event at the ongoing 2019 African Games in Morocco.
Germany send Super Falcons packing from 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup after 3-0 win on Saturday evening encounter at the Stade des Alpes in Grenoble. 51

Tokyo Olympics: Super Falcons depart for Algeria Saturday

The delegation of Senior Women National Team, Super Falcons, to next week’s 2020 Olympics qualifying match against the Senior Women National Team of Algeria will depart Nigeria on Saturday.
Nigeria team celebrating their FIBA Afrobasket Championship victory after beating Senegal by 65 to 48 points at the final played in Bamako, Mali. The victory also handed D’Tigresses passage to the World Championship as African champions.

Afrobasket: How D’Tigress zoomed into quarterfinal

Defending champions Nigeria’s D’Tigress, as well as Mali, Mozambique and Hosts Senegal have booked their places in the quarter-finals of the ongoing FIBA Women’s AfroBasket.
Burkina Faso Police

Burkinabes alarmed by deaths of 11 people in police custody

The deaths of 11 people in a Burkina Faso police custody on the night of Sunday to Monday this week have raised tensions in the capital, Ouagadougou.
Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament, Moustapha Cisse Lo on Saturday said that the consistent absence of some members of parliament would not be tolerated anymore.

ECOWAS parliament intervenes in Mali crisis

The Parliament of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is on a fact-finding mission in Mali to resolve a crisis that has displaced over 50,000 in Mopti region alone.
Adama Niane

Afcon: Mali sends striker home for slapping team captain

The Malian Football Federation have reportedly sent striker Adama Niane back home from the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt after he allegedly slapped team captain Abdoulay Diaby.
Tunisia settle for draw with Mali in a tough encounter in Group E matchday two at the Suez Stadium in the ongoing 2019 Africa Cup of Nations on Friday evening.

Afcon: Tunisia settle for draw with Mali in a tough encounter

Tunisia settle for draw with Mali in a tough encounter in Group E matchday two at the Suez Stadium in the ongoing 2019 Africa Cup of Nations on Friday evening.

Mali army tightens security after massacre as survivors recall killings

Mali's army reinforced security on Wednesday around two ethnic Dogon villages where 41 people were killed, according to a UN count, as survivors recounted how attackers from a rival community identified victims one by one before executing them.

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NIMC extends diaspora enrolment to Togo, Niger, Ivory Coast

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has extended the enrolment of Nigerians living in the Diaspora into the National Identity Database to Togo, Niger Republic, Ivory Coast and the Republic of Ireland.

NIS explains visa on arrival policy

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Ebonyi governor presents 2020 Appropriation Bill of N178.1 billion

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State on Friday presented the year 2020 Appropriation Bill of N178.1 billion before the state House of Assembly.
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Abductors of pregnant woman, nine-year-old girl demand N30 million

Abductors of the pregnant woman identified as Mrs Okeke who was abducted by gunmen with two other children aged 9 and 12 in their homes in the Juji area of Kaduna have made a demand of N10 million for each of their victims.

Kogi PDP guber ticket: Court to rule on motion for joinder

Those hoping for an early resolution of the controversy over the rightful owner of the Kogi People’s Democratic Party, PDP Governorship ticket have had their waiting time extended.