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French troops kill senior Islamist militant in Mali – minister

France’s Defence Minister Florence Parly on Friday said French troops fighting Islamist militants in Mali have killed one of the Sahel region’s leading jihadists.
Wayalghin Primary School in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Fear of attacks keeps 150,000 children away from schools in Burkina Faso

More than 150,000 children are not going to school in Burkina Faso because of the threat of jihadist violence, the education minster has said, warning of a “deteriorating” situation in the West African nation.
Billingslea Marshall

US, others oppose EU’s listing of Nigeria, others on dirty money black list

Some members of the Global Financial Action Task Force (FATF) have condemned the European Union’s decision to blacklist Nigeria and 22 other countries in an expanded list of countries released last week.
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Dele Alli parts ways with model girlfriend Ruby Mae

Nigeria born England international Dele Alli has parted ways with his model girlfriend Ruby Mae after a two and half year romance
The European Union (EU) said it co-funded the Abidjan-Lagos Highway Corridor to stimulate investments, strengthen competitiveness of the territories and encourage regional integration for growth and job creation.

EU: Why we co-funded Abidjan-Lagos highway corridor

The European Union (EU) said it co-funded the Abidjan-Lagos Highway Corridor to stimulate investments, strengthen competitiveness of the territories and encourage regional integration for growth and job creation.

Federal government urged to raise VAT to 7 percent

If the country is to reduce unemployment and stimulate economic growth, the federal government has been advised to take bold steps which includes raising the Value Added Tax (VAT).
Atiku Abubakar

Nigeria’s opposition urges military to stay away from election

Nigeria's top opposition candidate urged the military not to be involved in the upcoming presidential election, saying the army "has no role to play in the conduct" of the poll.

Governor Shettima vows to continue campaigns despite convoy attack

Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, has vowed to return to Gambaru Ngala notwithstanding lasts week’s attack on his convoy last week by a Boko Haram splinter group.
Macky Sall

President Sall set for re-election in Senegal presidential poll

Voters in Senegal are set to elect a president on Feb. 24 from a mere five candidates, including incumbent and frontrunner Macky Sall, an official said.
Yobe State University Damaturu

Yobe university to become center of robotics and artificial intelligence

Yobe State University is set to become the centre of Robotics & Artificial Intelligence after signing a memorandum of understanding with the ICT University, Louisiana, USA in Damaturu penultimate week.
The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has ruled out political influence in the postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections earlier scheduled to hold on February 16 and March 2, 2019.

INEC rules out political influence in election postponement

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has ruled out political influence in the postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections earlier scheduled to hold on February 16 and March 2, 2019.

Election: UN sues for calm, patience among Nigerians

The United Nations (UN) has sued for calm and patience among Nigerians, as they head to the polls today to vote in the Presidential and National Assembly elections.

Liberia’s Ellen Sirleaf upbeat on Nigeria elections

The head of the ECOWAS Election Observation Mission (EOM) to Nigeria, former Liberian president Mrs. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, has expressed confidence in Nigeria’s ability to successfully go through the general elections.
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Nigeria delays election until February 23 over ‘challenges’

Nigeria's electoral commission delayed the presidential election until February 23, making the announcement a mere five hours before polls were set to open on Saturday. It cited unspecified "challenges" amid reports that voting materials had not been delivered to all parts of the country.
Wife of the Senate President, Toyin Ojora Saraki

Elections: Toyin Saraki hails UN’s message of peace

The president, Wellbeing Foundation Africa, Toyin Saraki, has hailed the United Nations secretary general’s special representative for West Africa, Dr Mohammed Ibn Chambas towards ensuring a peaceful polls in 2019.
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Key issues Nigerians set to consider in elections

In Nigeria, it is often said that no figure is verifiable unless it is the price of a barrel of crude oil.

Elections: Facebook reveals most talked topics in Nigeria

Facebook has revealed the most talked about subjects and topics of conversation on its platform with regards to the upcoming Nigerian elections.
Maurice Kamto

Cameroon opposition leader charged with ‘rebellion’

Cameroon opposition leader Maurice Kamto, who says he was cheated out of the presidency in elections last year, has been charged with “rebellion” and “insurrection”, one of his lawyers said Wednesday.

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Gunmen kill policemen in Rivers, cart away rifles

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President Buhari: No plan to impose Islam on Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in Abuja described as false and wicked allegations that he had conceived plans to impose his religion, Islam, on Nigeria.

Clampdown: We’ll tackle Governor Obiano soon – IPOB

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has said that the level of clampdown on its members in Anambra State particularly and in the states of the South-east was worrisome.

Five dead as Nigerian Army denies killings in Bayelsa

Five persons have been killed in various locations in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital.