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Doyin Okupe: Why Atiku Abubakar’ll win 2019 presidential election

Former presidential spokesman to ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo, Dr. Doyin Okupe, has declared that All Progressives Congress (APC) should forget the 2019 presidential election as the election would be won by the Peoples DemocratiC Party (PDP) since the ruling APC had no candidate for the election.
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UN condemns gang-rape of 125 women, girls in South Sudan

The UN has condemned a series of brutal sexual assaults on 125 women and girls, travelling on the road to Bentiu, a town in the north of the war-ravaged South Sudan.
Muhammadu Buhari

Fact checking: Is there a Muhammadu Buhari double or clone?

Several high-profile public figures in Nigeria, including a former government minister, have claimed President Muhammadu Buhari is dead and is being imitated by a man called “Jubril” “from Sudan”.

Muhammadu Buhari ‘the dead’ and his body double

The notorious rumour in circulation on Nigerian streets sounds every bit like a citation from a James Hadley Chase. Chase had a pleasant notoriety with his crime fiction novels that hold you spellbound. With a gloating slide to it, the rumour is trending, with celebrated gusto, about the “death” of the man Nigerians elected into office in May, 2015.
Brigadier General Kinfe Dagnew

Ethiopia jails ex-head of military company over corruption

Ethiopia has detained the former head of a large military-run industrial conglomerate, a day after the country's attorney general disclosed that several hundred million dollars was embezzled from the firm.
Sudanese Foreign Minister Ahmed al-Dierdiry

Sudan says ready to work with US to get off terror blacklist

Sudan on Thursday welcomed a US announcement that Washington was willing to remove Khartoum from its blacklist of state sponsors of terrorism and said it was ready to cooperate.
FILE PHOTO - South Sudan President Salva Kiir attends talks in Khartoum on an end to his country's civil war, June 25, 2018. REUTERS-Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah-File Photo

South Sudan’s Salva Kiir to mediate Sudan peace talks

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has been appointed to mediate peace talks between Khartoum and rebels in the Blue Nile, South Kordofan and Darfur conflict zones.

Sudan hikes flour subsidies by 40% to lower bread prices

Sudan increased flour subsidies by 40 per cent, the Finance Ministry said on Saturday, after the reduction of subsidies this year sent bread prices higher and triggered protests.

Six Sudanese die in clash over food at refugee camp

Six refugees from Sudan’s strife-scarred Darfur region were killed and 10 others wounded in a brawl at the Bredjing camp in eastern Chad, a relief worker said Friday.

Amnesty urges Sudan to stop crackdown on journalists

Amnesty International is urging the Sudanese government to halt what it describes as "relentless harassment, intimidation and censorship of journalists."
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has inaugurated a massive new airport project in Istanbul, which, once complete, is expected to become one of the world's largest.

Recep Erdogan inaugurates Istanbul Airport, one of world’s largest

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has inaugurated a massive new airport project in Istanbul, which, once complete, is expected to become one of the world's largest.
Former Sudanese president Abdulrahman Suwar Al-Dahab has died in the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh, Sudan's state news agency SUNA said on Thursday. Getty

Ex-Sudanese leader Suwar Al-Dahab dies in Riyadh

Former Sudanese president, Abdulrahman Suwar Al-Dahab, has died in the Saudi Arabian capital, Riyadh, Sudan’s state news agency, SUNA said on Thursday.
Jamal al-Sheikh

Sudan appoints new peace envoy to South Sudan

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir on Wednesday appointed a peace envoy to South Sudan, mired in conflict since it won independence from its northern neighbour in 2011.
Buckingham Palace

Armed man arrested outside Buckingham Palace

An armed man was arrested Sunday at the entrance of Buckingham Palace, London police said, ruling out the possibility it was terror-related.
President Muhammadu Buhari

President Buhari commiserates with US, Sudan over natural disasters

President Muhammadu Buhari has extended his sympathies to President Donald Trump and the American people over the devastating effects of Hurricane Florence currently ravaging some parts of the United States.

Sudan unveils 21-member cabinet to deal with economic crisis

Sudan’s new 21-member cabinet will be sworn in on Friday and will be hard pressed to deal with a growing economic crisis.

Sudan ruling party unveils new, smaller cabinet

Sudan's ruling party unveiled a new 21-member cabinet Thursday after President Omar al-Bashir sacked the previous government for failing to tackle a growing economic crisis.

China deploys 165 peacekeepers to South Sudan

China on Tuesday deployed 165 peacekeepers to South Sudan Tuesday on a one-year mission.

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Presidency: Muhammadu Buhari has asked NBS to correct statistics on unemployment rate

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the Statistician-General of the National Bureau of Statistics, Dr. Yemi Kale, to correct the high unemployment statistics and reflect the rising rate of employment in the agriculture sector.
The actual stolen plane videoed by onlookers before it crashed near Seattle after a chase by F15 fighter jets. @drbmbdgty

IATA: High taxes, poor airport infrastructure stifling growth of local airlines

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is demanding that Nigeria alongside other Africa states take steps to reduce cost of doing business in its aviation sector if it hopes to unlock dormant potential in the sector for national growth and prosperity.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

Yemi Osinbajo to participate in Africa-Europe High Level Forum in Vienna

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, would be participating in the Africa-Europe High Level Forum with other African and European Heads of States or Government holding in Vienna, Austria on Monday, December 17, and Tuesday, December 18.

Finidi George: Victor Moses must fight for place at Chelsea

The 28-year-old was immensely valued under former Blues manager Antonio Conte where he emerged as one of the best wing-backs in the world, helping the Italian win the 2016/17 premier league title and linked with a switch to Barcelona.
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Guards Brigade holds special parade as Muhammadu Buhari marks 76th birthday

The Guards Brigade is to hold a Special Parade as part of activities to mark President Muhammadu Buhari’s 76th birthday.