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Mali mayor becomes first 2018 presidential candidate

The mayor of Mali's second city, Sikasso, on Sunday became the first candidate to throw his hat into the ring for 2018 presidential elections in the troubled west African state.

Biafra: Fed govt warns int’l community against interfering in Nigeria’s internal problem

The Federal Government has warned the International Community against interfering in Nigeria’s internal problem.

Nigeria’s oil production exceeds OPEC’s 1.8mbpd restriction target

Crude oil production freeze is now imminent for Nigeria, as the country’s oil production increased by 138,300 barrels per day (bpd) from the 1.723 million (bpd in July to 1.861million bpd, according to the latest report from the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).

Ghanaians happy over President Buhari’s return – Akufo-Addo

Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo says Ghanaians are happy over the return of President Muhammadu Buhari from a successful medical treatment in London on Aug. 11.

We were worried over Buhari’s health – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana says he and many other world leaders were worried over the health of President Muhammadu Buhari when the latter was away on medical leave in London for 103 days.

Togo’s Gnassingbe requests cancellation of Israel-Africa summit amid unrest

Togolese president, Faure Gnassingbe, has requested the cancellation of an Israeli-Africa summit scheduled for next month in the West African country, the Associated Press reports.

WCQ: Zambia to camp in Accra ahead of Eagles clash

The CHAN and COSAFA team will head to Spain for a two-week intensive training before the foreign-based players link up with the rest of the squad in Ghana to finalise preparations.

Shoreline Energy signs $300m gas deal with Shell

Nigerian energy company Shoreline has signed a $300 million agreement with the local unit of Shell to develop gas infrastructure around the commercial capital, Lagos, both companies said on Monday.

Togo opposition unconvinced by reform bill proposal

Togo opposition leaders on Sunday said they were not hopeful of political change, as parliament prepared to discuss potential constitutional reform after days of huge anti-government protests.

Togo opposition unconvinced by reform bill proposal

Togo opposition leaders on Sunday said they were not hopeful of political change, as parliament prepared to discuss potential constitutional reform after days of huge anti-government protests.

Mauritania says US anti-slavery visit ‘illegal’

The West African state of Mauritania on Saturday attacked US anti-slavery campaigners to whom it had denied entry, saying their trip would have violated the law.

Togo ‘should have new constitution’ – Obasanjo

Nigeria's former president Olusegun Obasanjo has urged Togo's leader Faure Gnassingbe to introduce limits on presidential terms, after huge anti-government protests this week.

US anti-slavery activists denied entry to Mauritania

A group of American anti-slavery activists were denied entry to Mauritania on Friday after landing at the airport in Nouakchott, local activists and the US embassy said.

UN urges Togo to respond to protesters’ ‘expectations’

The United Nations urged Togo to respond to people's "legitimate expectations" as police clashed with protesters demanding an end to the 50-year ruling family dynasty for a third day on Friday.

Enugu partners Chinese firms on industrial hub

Enugu State Government yesterday rewarded in its investment drive with the presentation of a N300 million cheque to three communities of Ogwofia Owa, Enugu Eke and Akama Oghe by Lion Business Park Limited as compensation for the economic crops and structures on the 2000 hectares of land acquired for the development of industrial hub in partnership with Chinese investors.

Protests: Obasanjo urges Togo’s President Gnassingbe to step down

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has urged the President of Togo, Faure Gnassingbe, to step down following the continued protest against his 12-year rule in the West African country.

Ex-President Jonathan urges world leaders to avoid ego

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has urged world leaders to aspire to meet their social obligations to those they govern as a means of minimising conflicts and attaining a more peaceful society.

D’Tigers begin title defence against Ivory Coast

Champions D’Tigers begin their FIBA AfroBasket title defence against West African rivals Ivory Coast in a Group A match at the Salle Omnisport de Rades, Radès, Tunisia, on Friday.

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Bayern Munich forward wants Manchester United move

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Governor Akeredolu not hospitalised – commissioner

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Police exhume another corpse in Benue rice farm

The Police Command in Benue have exhumed an unknown decomposed body in a rice farm in Ukum Local Government Area of the state.

Sunday Mba: I want to play active football again

Nigeria international midfielder Sunday Mba is keen to find a route back into football following an inactive two years.