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Sokoto buries 26 victims of armed bandits’ attack

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State led others dignitaries to attend the funeral prayers of 26 people killed by armed bandits in three communities of Gandi district in Rabah local government of Sokoto State.

Sokoto Assembly confirms Manir Dan-Iya as new deputy governor

The Sokoto State House of Assembly on Thursday confirmed the appointment of Alhaji Manir Dan-Iya as the new deputy governor of the state.
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2019: Mannir Dan Iya emerges Sokoto PDP governorship candidate

Former Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs in Sokoto State, Alhaji Manir Dan-iya, has emerged winner of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primary election in the state.

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This handout photo released by SpaceX on February 21, 2019 shows a Falcon 9 launching the Nusantara Satu satellite to orbit from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40), carrying Israel’s Beresheet spacecraft, at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. – A SpaceX rocket took off from Florida’s Cape Canaveral on the night of February 21 carrying Israel’s Beresheet spacecraft, which aims to make history twice: as the first private-sector landing on the Moon, and the first from the Jewish state. The start of the flight went smoothly, with the first stage entry burn completed uneventfully less than three minutes after lift-off. The Moon landing is scheduled for seven weeks’ time, on April 11. (Photo by HO / SPACEX / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – MANDATORY CREDIT “AFP PHOTO / SPACEX”

NASA greenlights SpaceX crew capsule test to ISS

NASA on Friday gave SpaceX the green light to test a new crew capsule by first sending an unmanned craft with a life-sized mannequin to the International Space Station.

Cote d’Ivoire thrash D’Tigers to end perfect FIBA World Cup qualifiers record

Hosts Cote d’Ivoire ended Nigeria’s perfect record in the 2019 FIBA World Cup qualifiers on Friday in Abidjan with a 72-46 points win.

Zinedine Zidane not affected by Chelsea ban

Chelsea’s top managerial target Zinedine Zidane has reportedly not been put off replacing Maurizio Sarri, despite the Premier League club being hit by a transfer ban.
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FIFA strips Peru of U-17 World Cup hosting rights

Peru will no longer host the Under-17 World Cup in October after being stripped of the tournament by FIFA on Friday over concerns about the infrastructure.

Troops respond swiftly as Boko Haram hit Maiduguri on election day

Nigerian troops under Operation Lafiya Dole responded swiftly in the early hours of Saturday when Boko Haram Terrorists hit Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.