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Niger court orders reopening of private broadcaster

A court in Niger on Wednesday ordered the reopening of a private broadcaster shut down at the weekend after a banned demonstration that turned violent, officials said.

How a herdsman became the jihadist who killed US soldiers in Niger

When Doundou Chefou first took up arms as a youth a decade ago, it was for the same reason as many other ethnic Fulani herders along the Niger-Mali border: to protect his livestock.

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Former Nigerian vice-President Atiku Abubakar (R) is congratulated by runners-up Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal (L) and Senate President Bukola Saraki (C) after winning the presidential ticket of the opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) during the party's national convention in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on October 7, 2018. Nigeria's main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has picked Abubakar to challenge President Muhammadu Buhari who is seeking a second term in presidential polls scheduled for February 2019. PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP

Atiku Abubakar: Muhammadu Buhari’s executive order will lead to capital flight, another recession

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APC: PDP panicking over imminent defeat in Akwa-Ibom

The All Progressives Congress says the accusation by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP that some of its members were involved in violence in Akwa Ibom State were borne out of panick that it may lose the 2019 general elections.
NUPENG President, Williams Akporeha flagging off the union’s 40th anniversary mascot in Lagos

NUPENG: We’ll fight casualisation, outsourcing

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Oghenekaro Etebo: Super Eagles’ work against Libya not over

Super Eagles midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo has turned his focus on Tuesday’s reverse fixture in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Libya in Sfax Tunisia, saying the job is done yet despite their 4-0 first leg win in Uyo.
Thierry Henry has been appointed by AS Monaco as the Ligue 1 club's new head coach, replacing Leandro Jardim.

Didier Deschamps: Thierry Henry has ‘everything’ to become good coach

Thierry Henry has "everything" needed to become a good manager, France coach and former international teammate Didier Deschamps said of the newly-named Monaco coach.