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Directorate General of Shipping in India has banned Indian seafarers from working in vessels in Nigerian waters and the Gulf of Guinea, as piracy and kidnapping incidents increase.

Piracy: India bans its seafarers from Nigeria, Gulf of Guinea

An Indian flagged ship: Directorate General of Shipping warns Indian seafarers from coming to Nigerian waters, Gulf of Guinea
Flying Eagles captain Ikouwem Utin insists the side have what it takes to beat Senegal in today’s Round of 16 encounter at the FIFA U20 World Cup in Poland.

U20WC: We have enough quality to beat Senegal – Flying Eagles skipper

Flying Eagles captain Ikouwem Utin insists the side have what it takes to beat Senegal in today’s Round of 16 encounter at the FIFA U20 World Cup in Poland.

African trade unions converge in Kigali to discuss improved migration governance for Africa

Trade Unionists from 18 African countries and Global Union Federations (GUFs), as well as some Regional Economic Communities (RECs) will on Monday converge in Kigali, the Rwanda capital, to discuss how to attain fair recruitment and secure the rights of African migrants.
President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Ahmad Ahmad

AFCON security beefed after Cairo explosion

Confederation of African Football president Ahmad Ahmad said a special committee has been set up to deal with security concerns at the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt next month.
The organiser of Nigeria Pitch Awards, Shina Phillips has joined other optimists, tipping the Super Eagles to lift the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt.

WAFU Cup: Super Eagles draw Togo in new tournament format

Super Eagles of Nigeria will open their 2019 WAFU Cup of Nations campaign when they face Togo in Senegal this September.

Kunle Afolayan decries segregation in filmmaking in Africa

Kunle Afolanya, veteran Nigerian filmmaker says there is so much segregation in filmmaking between the Francophone and Anglophone countries in Africa.
Riyad Mahrez

Riyad Mahrez eyes AFCON after Manchester City treble

Manchester City winger Riyad Mahrez hopes he can continue a successful streak by helping Algeria win the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt during July.
Cape Cross, Namibia

Germany to return 15th-century seafarer Cross to Namibia

A German museum said Friday it would return to Namibia a 15th-century navigation landmark erected by Portuguese explorers, as part of Berlin’s efforts to face up to its colonial past.
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Facebook shuts down an Israeli firm’s effort to influence politics in Nigeria, other West...

Facebook today said it detected dozens of Facebook accounts that were engaging in what it calls “coordinated inauthentic behavior,” which is the company’s broad phrase for election interference and other forms of public manipulation via news and social media, directed primarily at West African countries. More notable, however, is the source: Israel.
President Buhari receiving Report of the Technical Advisory Committee on the Implementation of the National Minimum Wage in State House on 25th Mar 2019 2

President Buhari tasks ECOWAS security chiefs on crime control strategies

President Muhammadu Buhari has charged ECOWAS security chiefs to share their experiences, re-assess and harmonise crime control and operations in their various countries.

Ghana to celebrate ECOWAS Brown Card Day

The Ghana National Bureau has resolved to celebrate the “ECOWAS Brown Card Day’’, an insurance scheme protocol signed on 29th May, 1982 in Cotonou.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Tuesday, recently embarked on a cross-border campaign to sensitise people in West African countries on the ECOWAS National Biometric Identity Card (ENBIC).

IOM, ECOWAS, NAPTIP launch campaign against human trafficking

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Tuesday, recently embarked on a cross-border campaign to sensitise people in West African countries on the ECOWAS National Biometric Identity Card (ENBIC).

Two French tourists go missing in Benin near Burkina Faso

Two French tourists are feared kidnapped in the West African nation of Benin after they failed to return from a game drive in a wildlife reserve and their guide was later found dead, authorities said Sunday.
Emmanuel Adebayor has claimed that Jose Mourinho killed everyone in Real Madrid's changing room, including Cristiano Ronaldo.

Emmanuel Adebayor: Jose Mourinho killed everyone at Real Madrid, even Cristiano Ronaldo

Emmanuel Adebayor has claimed that Jose Mourinho "killed everyone" in Real Madrid's changing room, including Cristiano Ronaldo.
Police have rescued 216 human trafficking victims, mainly children, from forced labour and prostitution in a major operation in Benin and Nigeria, Interpol said on Wednesday.

Interpol rescues dozens of child slaves from markets in West Africa

Police have rescued 216 human trafficking victims, mainly children, from forced labour and prostitution in a major operation in Benin and Nigeria, Interpol said on Wednesday.

Human trafficking: IOM, ECOWAS, NAPTIP launch campaign

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Tuesday embarked on a cross-border roadshow to sensitise people in West African coasts on the ECOWAS National Biometric Identity Card (ENBIC).
Zainab Ahmed

Federal government targets improved electricity supply with fresh $200 million support fund

The federal government has said about 500,000 people without electricity in Nigeria would be able to have access to power in no distant time as it plans to spend about $200 million on providing electricity for about 105,000 households.
Zainab Ahmed, minister of finance, says the federal government is working on a policy that will limit the number of children a woman can give birth to.

Federal government approves $20 million foreign loan for Lagos strategic transportation plan

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the loan of $20 million for Lagos state strategic transportation plan.

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Man in court for destroying electronic billboard, attempted theft

The police on Monday arraigned Musa Ibrahim, in an Upper Area Court in Mpape, Abuja for allegedly destroying an electronic billboard and attempting to steal solar panels.

Akwa Ibom Assembly elects new speaker

The Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly has elected Aniekan Bassey as its new speaker.
The death toll in the multiple raids of villages in Sokoto State at the weekend by gunmen on motorbikes, has jumped to 43.

Gunmen attacks: Sokoto death toll hits 43

The death toll in the multiple raids of villages in Sokoto State at the weekend by gunmen on motorbikes, has jumped to 43.

INEC meets Tuesday to decide on Rochas Okorocha’s certificate of return, others

Except a miracle happens, former Governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha, may not be part of the inauguration of the 9th National Assembly on Tuesday.
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Tottenham defender Danny Rose uncertain over future

Danny Rose is well aware of the speculation linking him with a move away from Tottenham Hotspur but while the defender says nothing has been decided about his future he is well prepared to deal with whatever comes next.