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U-20 AFCON: Flying Eagles to face Niger, Burundi, South Africa in Group A

Nigeria will play hosts Niger, South Africa and Burundi at the group stage of the 2019 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations in Niger.
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Nigerien remanded in prison for raping 11-year-old girl

A Nigerien national, Surajo Habibu, has been remanded in prison custody for allegedly raping an 11-year-old girl, who went to a bush to fetch firewood.

Niger launches mass polio vaccination drive

Niger has launched a mass polio vaccination campaign targeting more than three million children under five after new cases were detected, an official said on Friday.
Cholera kills 61 persons in Yobe

Niger says cholera epidemic has killed at least 68 people

The ministry this week said it has registered more than 3 690 cases of the disease, which is caused by contaminated food or water and can kill within hours if untreated.

Niger cholera outbreak claims 67 lives

A cholera outbreak in Niger has killed 67 people since July out of thousands of recorded cases, the UN said on Thursday, citing health ministry figures.

22 killed, several displaced as floods ravage Niger

Twenty-two people are dead and thousands have been left homeless in Niger after torrential rains caused heavy flooding, authorities said.

Group: Governor Tambuwal should account for bailout funds

A partnership of groups of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Sokoto state has insisted that defecting Governor Aminu Tambuwal should account for the bailout funds received from the federal government.

National Assembly: Why we adjusted 2018 Budget

The two chambers of the National Assembly have said the decision to adjust the 2018 Budget presented by President Muhammadu Buhari was to correct lopsidedness and imbalance in the estimates.

INEC registering foreigners to vote in 2019 – Southern, Middle Belt leaders

The Southern and Middle Belt Leaders’ Forum has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission of registering foreigners, especially from Niger Republic, to pave the way for electoral malpractices in 2019.

Nigeria moves to recover another $500 million Abacha loot

In addition to the $322 million recovered from Switzerland, Nigeria will soon repatriate another $500 million which late Sani Abacha looted and locked up in other countries.

Federal government will stop funding old narrow gauge rail lines – minister

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, says the federal government will stop funding old narrow gauge rail lines across the country.

Senator Wamakko sponsors 52 students to Kwara universities

The newly elected Chairman of the Northern Senators Forum, Sen. Aliyu Wamakko, has sponsored 52 indigent students to two Universities in Kwara state.

Why we are constructing Maradi–Kano rail – Governor Amaechi

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Ameachi, says the Nigerian government is constructing a rail line to link Kano with Maradi in Niger Republic in order to boost Nigeria’s economy.

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.

$40 billion needed to fund railway projects in Nigeria – Rotimi Amaechi

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has disclosed that the Federal Government would require $40 billion to finance the ongoing rail projects in the country.

Senator Wamakko sponsors 40 students to study abroad

Sen. Aliyu Wamakko (APC-Sokoto) has sponsored 40 indigents of the state to undergo various first degree courses at the Maryam Abacha American University, Maradi, Niger Republic.

President Buhari plans to boost rail transportation in 2018

President Muhammadu Buhari has set an ambitious target in his new year message to boost rail transportation in all the zones of the country in 2018.

Full Text: President Buhari’s New Year message to Nigerians

I join my fellow citizens this morning to welcome and celebrate the New Year 2018. This year promises to be pivotal in our quest for CHANGE.

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2019: Kano government proposes N786 million for sensitization of electorate

The Kano State Government says N786 million has been proposed in its 2019 budget to sensitise the electorate on the peaceful conduct of the general elections in the state.

Jose Mourinho: I have a future without Manchester United

Jose Mourinho said on Wednesday he has a “future without Manchester United”, speaking for the first time since he was sacked by the Premier League club.
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US may withdraw troops from Syria

The United States is considering a total withdrawal of U.S. forces from Syria, U.S. officials said on Wednesday.

Adamawa Assembly passes four bills into law

The Adamawa House of Assembly on Wednesday passed four Bills into law.

Gunmen kill pastor as police arrest 5 for killing lady in Onitsha

Police in Anambra Sate have arrested five persons allegedly for killing a 35-year-old woman, Gold Gift, dumping her body at Dennis Memorial Grammar School (DMGS) roundabout, in Onitsha.