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Mali declares national mourning after jihadists jill 25 soldiers

Malian troops backed by foreign allies on Wednesday launched a hunt for scores of soldiers listed as missing after one of the deadliest attacks in a seven-year-old jihadist insurgency.

AfDB to phase out coal power stations across Africa

Dr Akinwumi Adesina, President, African Development Bank (AfDB), has revealed plans by the bank to phase out coal power stations across Africa and switch to renewable energy.
The African Development Bank, AfDB, says it has approved a 70 million dollar loan for a road project in Ebonyi. The bank said on its website on Friday that it would provide $40 million, while its co-financier, the Africa Growing Together Fund (AGTF), would contribute $30 million for the project.

Nigeria, 10 other African countries to benefit from AfDB power project

G5 Sahel heads of state at a Summit on Friday in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, gave strong support to Desert to Power, an Africa Development Bank-led initiative.
West African leaders meeting in Burkina Faso have announced a one-billion-dollar plan to combat rising insecurity in the Sahel region.

West African leaders pledge $1bn to fight armed groups

West African leaders meeting in Burkina Faso have announced a one-billion-dollar plan to combat rising insecurity in the Sahel region.
The African Development Bank, AfDB, says it has approved a 70 million dollar loan for a road project in Ebonyi. The bank said on its website on Friday that it would provide $40 million, while its co-financier, the Africa Growing Together Fund (AGTF), would contribute $30 million for the project.

G5 Sahel backs AfDB initiative to boost solar energy

G5 Sahel Heads of State have expressed their support for “Desert to Power’’, an Africa Development Bank (AfDB) initiative designed to harness solar energy for socio-economic development of member countries.
Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday attended the Extra Ordinary ECOWAS Summit on Counter Terrorism in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. 4

It’s time to stamp out terrorism – President Buhari to ECOWAS leaders

President Muhammadu Buhari has charged the West African leaders to stamp out terrorism in the sub-region at this point in time.
Leah Sharibu

Presidency: Leah Sharibu is alive, we’re working hard on her release

The Presidency on Saturday assured Nigerians that Leah Sharibu, the Government Girls Science and Technical Secondary School, Dapchi, who was abducted by Boko Haram in February 2018, is still very much alive.
US predator drones (AFP)

Drone strike kills dozens at wedding in Libya – reports

At least 40 people have been reported killed and dozens injured after an air strike hit a wedding ceremony in southwestern Libya, according to media reports.
Malaria Consortium

Group targets malaria prevention in Nigeria, two other countries

Malaria Consortium, a nonprofit organisation specialised in malaria prevention, has launched a sessional Malaria Chemoprevention (SMC) in three African countries.
President Buhari receives in Courtesy Visit Labour Leadership led by President of Nigeria Labour Congress Ayuba Wabba in State House on 7th Mar 2019-3

President Buhari pledges support for Libya’s stability

President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged Nigeria’s continued support for Libya’s quest to regain political and security stability.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

IPCR collaborates with Nigerian Army to combat insecurity

The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Two killed in attack on police station near Niger capital

Two policemen were killed late Tuesday when gunmen attacked a police station on the northern edge of the Niger capital Niamey, a security official said.

38 killed in attacks on Mali villages

Thirty-eight people were killed and many others wounded in attacks on two ethnic Dogon villages in central Mali, the government said on Tuesday, in the latest in a cycle of violence in the volatile Sahel country.
General Mahamat Nouri, leader of the Chadian rebel Union of Forces for Democracy and Development. (Laurent Correau- RFI)

Chadian rebel leader Mahamat Nouri arrested in Paris

France has arrested a Chadian rebel leader, General Mahamat Nouri, along with two other persons for alleged crimes against humanity, the Paris prosecutor’s office said on Monday.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed doors with the Liberian President, George Weah.

President Buhari: We want to maintain peace with our neigbhours

President Muhammadu Buhari has restated his belief that peaceful relations with Nigeria’s neighbours remained imperative in confronting terrorism and insurgency.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed doors with the Liberian President, George Weah.

President Buhari: We’ll continue to do our best to stabilise West Africa

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed Nigeria’s commitment to stabilising the West-African sub-region within available resources.
MUHAMMADU BUHARI

Full speech of President Buhari 2019 Democracy Day celebration

All Praise is due to GOD Almighty Who spared our lives to be present at this great occasion. We give thanks also that the democratic process has been further entrenched and strengthened.

95 killed in attack on central Mali village

Ninety-five people in a central Malian village inhabited by the Dogon community were killed by gunmen in an overnight attack, a local official and a security source said on Monday, giving a provisional toll.

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Igbo leaders meet President Buhari on Thursday

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Sports Minister Sunday Dare (middle) at the National Stadium Lagos

Tokyo Olympics: Athletes to be camped for five months – minister

Ahead of the preparations toward the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, on Monday assured athletes that he would ensure a minimum of five months camping.
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Oyo government imposes fees on transfer from private to public schools

Oyo State Government has imposed fees on the transfer of students from private to government owned schools, pointing out that the costs were meant to offset administration procedures.

NIMMME: How Nigeria can generate $292 billion with Iron Ore, lead reserves

The Nigerian Institution of Metallurgical Mining and Materials Engineers (NIMMME) has said with available reserves of Iron Ore and lead, asides other resources, the nation can generate $292 billion.