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Ahead of the February 16 presidential election, former President Olusegun Obasanjo will in the coming days embark on foreign trips where he will market Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to the international community on why he thinks he will make a good president of Nigeria if elected.
France and Germany will on Tuesday sign a new friendship treaty to deepen their alliance at a time of crisis for the EU, drawing fire from the far right and a flurry of alarmist fake news reports.
More than 7.1 million of the 13.4 million people Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states are facing the brunt of terrorists’ attacks, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA), has said.
Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa broke off a foreign tour Sunday, saying he wanted his country "calm, stable and working again" as criticism grew over a brutal crackdown in response to protests.
A senior Nigerian lawyer and activist, Femi Falana, has petitioned the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) seeking compensation for the families of about 200 Internally-displaced persons (IDPs) ‘mistakenly’ bombed in January 2017 by a Nigeria airforce jet at a camp in Rann, Borno State.
Photographer and video journalist Mohamed Ben Khalifa was killed on Saturday by a stray shell south of Tripoli while on the job.
The internet is working again in the Democratic Republic of Congo after being blocked since December 31 in a likely attempt to dampen speculation about the presidential election results.
Zimbabwe on Friday blocked most social media as international criticism mounted of a ruthless security crackdown after anti-government protests.
Sudan's State Security Prosecution has issued arrest warrants for 38 journalists and activists on charges of "incitement" and spreading "false news", local media reported.
The United Nations yesterday decried the conflict in North-east Nigeria, stating that Boko Haram attacks since November 2018 had caused over 43,000 persons to flee their homes with more than 32,000 taking refuge in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon, has expressed grave concern over the interruption of aid delivery to about 76,000 internally-displaced people in Rann, a town in eastern Borno State about 10 kilometers from the border with Cameroon, following a deadly attack by a non-state armed group.
Several people have been reportedly killed after suspected Boko Haram terrorists attacked Rann, the headquarters of Kala Balge Local Government Area of Borno State.
One third of United Nations staff and contractors say they experienced sexual harassment over the past two years, according to a new report released by the organisation.
General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB), former military president, has called for new strategies to check the continued killing of Nigerian soldiers and civilians by Boko Haram and other security challenges bedevilling the country.
The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has appealed to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to prevail on its members and supporters to shelve any plan to foment crisis in some parts of the country in the run up to the forthcoming elections.
Lobi stars defender Ebube Duru has stated that his side is very much anxious of ensuring a strong start to the domestic league as the NPFL champion begin their domestic campaign ahead of today’s NPFL match day 4 encounter between home team Enyimba and Lobi stars at the Enyimba stadium in Aba.
The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, (CBN) Mr Godwin Emefiele on Tuesday disclosed that the bank would increase the number of items placed on import restrictions from 42 to 50.
The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said more than 80,000 Nigerians have been displaced due to ongoing violence in the North-East since November, 2018.
The Bureau for Public Enterprises (BPE) has signed an agreement to concession terminal ‘B’ of the Warri Old Port to Ocean and Cargo Terminal Services Limited.
Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State has enjoined party aspirants that failed at the primary elections to support the party candidates to win in the forthcoming general elections.
The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State, Mr. Oladipupo Adebutu, has said that Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) recognition of the candidacy of Senator Buruji Kasamu as the candidate of the party is a deliberate action of the commission to destabilise the party in the state.
Bayern Munich’s sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic says Atletico Madrid defender Lucas Hernandez is unlikely to join the German champions this January as they look to replace their ageing squad with younger talent.
Zimbabwean doctors on Thursday said they had treated almost 70 people for gunshot wounds while police rounded up hundreds after violent protests this week triggered by a steep rise in fuel prices.
Stakeholders of All Progressives Congress (APC) Enugu State on Saturday resolved to host President Muhammadu Buhari on Jan. 24 in a grand-style.