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Niger prosecutors seek up to 20 years for ‘coup plotters’

Public prosecutors in Niger on Friday requested jail terms of between 15 and 20 years against nine soldiers and a civilian accused of seeking to overthrow President Mahamadou Issoufou in 2015.

Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe and 11 African leaders driven from power

Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe, who resigned on Tuesday, is the latest in a long list of African leaders forced from power by coups, rebels and popular uprisings since 2010.

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Niger Tornadoes new signing Michael Otuke, has revealed he’s happy to join to the Club, but admits it was difficult to leave Nigeria National League side Kada City.

Michael Otuke: Difficult to leave Kada City for Niger Tornadoes

Niger Tornadoes new signing Michael Otuke, has revealed he’s happy to join to the club, but admits it was difficult to leave Nigeria National League side Kada City.

Federal government urged to review direction of debts to stimulate economic growth

Some economists on Friday called on the Federal Government to review the direction of the country’s debts, in order to spur productivity and economic growth.

Court remands two teenagers in prison for stealing electronics

An Ikorodu Magistrates’ court in Lagos on Friday ordered that two teenagers, Ogunshina Kudus, 19, Bashit Olalekan, 18, who stole electronics worth N154,000, be remanded in prison until Dec. 6, for sentencing.
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Court remands man over alleged rape of 9-year-old girl

A Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Gombe, on Thursday, ordered that a 28-year-old applicant, Auwal Yahaya, be remanded in prison custody alleged rape of a nine-year-old girl.

2019: Sule Lamido may withdraw support for Atiku Abubakar – aide

Ex-governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, may withdraw support for the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, in the upcoming presidential election, an aide has claimed.