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Senegal's opposition leader Ousmane Sonko was arrested in the capital Dakar on Wednesday, according to his lawyers, ahead of his scheduled court appearance to face a rape charge.

Senegal opposition leader arrested as supporters clash with police

Senegal’s main opposition leader, Ousmane Sonko, was arrested on Wednesday after hundreds of his supporters clashed with police in the capital while protesting against a rape accusation he denies.
FILE PHOTO: A protester tries to escape from a riot police vehicle after being detained, a day after opposition presidential candidate Mahamane Ousmane rejected election results that gave his opponent Mohamed Bazoum a majority of the votes, in Niamey, Niger February 24, 2021, in this still image taken from video. REUTERS/Reuters TV/File Photo

Violent protests rock Niger over contested election result

Supporters of the losing candidate in Niger’s presidential election burnt tyres, threw rocks and set several buildings on fire on Thursday, in a third day of violent protests in the capital Niamey.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West attend the Vanity Fair Oscar party in Beverly Hills during the 92nd Academy Awards, in Los Angeles, California, U.S., February 9, 2020. Reuters

Kim Kardashian files for divorce from Kanye West

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian has filed for divorce from rapper Kanye West after almost seven years of marriage, her publicist told AFP Friday.
Police in Gabon said Friday that two men were shot dead in Libreville during curfew violations and protests against coronavirus restrictions.

Two killed during coronavirus protests in Gabon

Police in Gabon said Friday that two men were shot dead in Libreville during curfew violations and protests against coronavirus restrictions.
Ashleigh Barty’s quest for a maiden Australian Open title hit the rocks on Wednesday after a quarter-final loss to Karolina Muchova 1-6 6-3 6-2 on Wednesday.

Ashleigh Barty’s quest for maiden home Grand Slam crashes

Ashleigh Barty’s quest for a maiden Australian Open title hit the rocks on Wednesday after a quarter-final loss to Karolina Muchova 1-6 6-3 6-2 on Wednesday.
Security forces clash with demonstrators during anti-government protests in Tunis, Tunisia, January 18, 2021. REUTERS-Zoubeir Souissi

Hundreds protest police repression, corruption in Tunisia

Hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets of Tunisian cities on Saturday to protest police repression, corruption and poverty, following several nights of unrest marked by clashes and arrests.
Protesters have vandalized the Democratic Party headquarters in Portland and Oregon and a federal US Immigration and Customs Enforcement building, CNN reports.

US: Protesters vandalize Democratic Party headquarters, others

Protesters have vandalized the Democratic Party headquarters in Portland and Oregon and a federal US Immigration and Customs Enforcement building, CNN reports.
FA Women's Championship club Lewes have confirmed the acquisition of Nigeria striker Ini Umotong, on an 18-month deal, Goal can exclusively report.

Falcons striker Ini Umotong joins Lewes from Vaxjo

FA Women's Championship club Lewes have confirmed the acquisition of Nigeria striker Ini Umotong, on an 18-month deal, Goal reports.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Eight arrested for kidnap, rape in Gombe

The Police Command in Gombe State, on Wednesday, said its personnel apprehended four suspected kidnappers and four suspected rapists.
Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said on Twitter that party-goers were issued with fines as they left the site and organisers were being identified and would be prosecuted.

French police shut down huge party defying coronavirus restrictions

French police shut down on Saturday a huge party in northwestern France that had been underway since New Year’s Eve in defiance of a curfew and coronavirus restrictions on large gatherings.
The Defense Headquarters(DHQ), said soldiers on internal security operations in the north east have foiled a terrorists attacked on Army Super Camp in Damboa Borno State.

Soldiers nab two bandits terrorizing Zamfara, two others surrenders

Soldiers nab 2 Soldiers nab 2 bandits terrorizing Zamfara, 2 others surrenders who made this known in a statement, said “In continuation of efforts to forestall bandits activities and to ensure peaceful Yuletide celebrations in the North West Zone, troops of Operation HADARIN DAJI have intensified its ground and air operations in the Zone.
FILE PHOTO - The Long March-5 Y5 rocket, carrying the Chang'e-5 lunar probe, takes off from Wenchang Space Launch Center, in Wenchang, Hainan province, China November 24, 2020. REUTERS-Tingshu Wang-File Photo

China moon probe begins journey back to Earth

A Chinese spacecraft carrying rocks and soil from the moon has begun its journey back to Earth, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday, putting China on course to become the first country to successfully retrieve lunar samples since the 1970s.
Former Arsenal striker, Emmanuel Adebayor, has disclosed why his relationship with Big Brother Africa, 2013 winner, Dillish Matthews, hit the rocks.

Emmanuel Adebayor: Why I broke up with Dillish Matthews

Former Arsenal striker, Emmanuel Adebayor, has disclosed why his relationship with Big Brother Africa, 2013 winner, Dillish Matthews, hit the rocks.
A Chinese space probe on Wednesday began drilling on the surface of the Moon hours after landing, in an ambitious attempt to bring back the first lunar samples in four decades.

Chinese probe lands on moon to gather lunar samples

A Chinese space probe on Wednesday began drilling on the surface of the Moon hours after landing, in an ambitious attempt to bring back the first lunar samples in four decades.
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Why Kano governor’s aide gave me donkey – beneficiary

Following recent reports that an aide to governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state, Murtala Gwarmai has shared donkeys to some rural dwellers, a beneficiary says he demanded for it to assist his day to day activities and business that include moving sand and rocks from one point to the other.
Tiger Woods was going the wrong way on a long day at Augusta National on Saturday, where his bid for a sixth Masters title was on the rocks.

Tiger Woods gets little reward from long day at Masters

Woods was four shots off the lead after playing the last eight holes of his second round on Saturday morning, but an even-par third round saw him walk off the course nine off the pace being set by world number one Dustin Johnson.
Congolese miners work at an artisanal gold mine near Kamituga in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, May 22, 2019. REUTERS-Djaffar Al Katanty

Congo gold miners scour rubble for bodies after cave-in

Informal gold miners in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo scoured rubble on Saturday for more than 50 colleagues presumed dead after a mine collapsed under the weight of heavy rain.
Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly interested in signing Queens Park Rangers forward Eberechi Eze in the summer.

Fulham joins Crystal Palace in the race to sign Eberechi Eze

Newly Promoted side Fulham have entered the race sign Eberechi Eze from Crystal Palace in the current transfer window.
A young boy holds a 'Justice' sign as he peers outside the window of a car passing protesters marching through downtown for a third night of unrest May 31, 2020, in Richmond, Va.

Man shot dead by police in Louisville amid George Floyd protests

A man has been shot dead by law enforcement officers in Louisville on the fourth night of unrest following the death of unarmed black man George Floyd, local media reports.
A young boy holds a 'Justice' sign as he peers outside the window of a car passing protesters marching through downtown for a third night of unrest May 31, 2020, in Richmond, Va.

US unrest overshadows peaceful protests

Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets across America again Sunday, with peaceful demonstrations against police killings of black people overshadowed by unrest that quickly ravaged parts of cities from Pennsylvania to California.
In latest attacks, South Africans have begun looting and burning of properties belonging to foreigners and in the process killed three people, while another is still receiving treatment for smoke inhalation.

South Africa wakes up to fresh anti-foreigner violence

South African police patrolled central Johannesburg on Tuesday after the financial capital was hit by a new wave of anti-foreigner violence.
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Sudan police fire tear gas as civil disobedience campaign begins

Sudanese police fired tear gas Sunday at protesters taking part in the first day of a civil disobedience campaign, called in the wake of a deadly crackdown on demonstrators.

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EFCC hands over recovered N67.5 million to victim in Enugu

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has restituted the sum of N67,523,000 to one Mr. Emmanuel Onyekachukwu Onah, a trader based in Onitsha, Anambra State.
Youth members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) from the South-West have urged the leadership of the party to pick Rivers State’s Governor Nyesom Wike as Vice-Presidential Candidate in the 2023 elections.

Governor Wike: Nobody can undermine Rivers in quest for Nigeria’s presidency

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has said that anybody jostling to be president of Nigeria would also need to secure votes in Rivers to combine with either Kano or Lagos to emerge victorious.
The All Progressives Congress has named the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello as chairman of its Ondo State Governorship Primary Election Committee.

Governor Bello: Many PDP governors will join APC soon

Kogi State Governor and Chairman of Contact and Mobilisation Committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Yahaya Bello, has said more governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and other political bigwigs would soon join the party.

RCCG apologises to minister over Osun road project

Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN), on Thursday, dismissed alleged payment of N151million to a firm for a road rehabilitated by the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in Osun State.
Over 9000 candidates are jostling for 4000 admission slots in Yusuf Maitama Sule University Kano (YUMSUK) for the 2020-2021 academic session.

NUC approves Kano university’s postgraduate school

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved the establishment of a Postgraduate School and the commencement of 34 postgraduate programmes in Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano.

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Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has given a major reason the immediate past Nigerian security heads failed.

Rivers governor stops United Igbo community meeting

The Rivers Government on Friday asked security agencies to stop a general meeting of United Igbo Community scheduled for Saturday, April 10, 2021 at Oyigbo in Oyigbo Local Government Area of State
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ISWAP attack aid facilities in Nigeria

Islamic State-linked jihadists in Nigeria attacked humanitarian facilities in the restive north-eastern town of Damasak, aid workers told AFP on Saturday.
Kano State Commissioner for Health, Dr Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa, who disclosed the latest mortality figure in a video message to the residents of the state, stated that so far 400 patents have been admitted in different medical facilities in the state on account of complications associated with the drink.

Kano: Death toll from poisoned juice drink rises to 10

The Kano State Government has confirmed that the death of 10 people as a result of the consumption of substandard juice drinks in the state.

Why EFCC arrested Senator Okorocha

Former Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has insisted he was merely invited and not arrested by the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday.
[File] Nigeria's Senate leader, Bukola Saraki, announces that he would stand to become the main opposition candidate in 2019's presidential elections in Abuja, Nigeria, August 30, 2018. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Senator Saraki urges global collaboration against kidnapping, banditry

Former President of the Senate Bukola Saraki has advised Nigeria to find solution to kidnapping through collaborate with countries that had successfully tackled the menace.