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Naomi Campbell welcomes first child at 50

Naomi Campbell British supermodel Naomi Campbell has become the mother of a baby girl at the age of 50, she said Tuesday in a surprise announcement on Instagram.

Nigerian Army recalls soldiers from study leave to fight Boko Haram

The Nigerian Army has recalled a large number of its personnel studying in civil institutions (universities and polytechnics) across the country in order to...

Mohammed Idris at 55, Blueprint at 10, by Ibrahim Sheme

In my life, there are three people that I call Chairman, and they are related in more ways than one. First, all three happened to come from Niger State. Two of them are Nupe, so those are my "Katsina slaves".

Idriss Deby son appointed as head of Chadian Transitional Military Council

A transitional military council is established in Chad, headed by Lt.-Gen. Mahamat Idriss Deby, the son of late president Idriss Deby, the Al Wihda newspaper reported on Tuesday.

Bazoum sworn-in as Niger Republic president

Mohamed Bazoum, has been sworn in as the President of the Niger Republic, after winning the February presidential election in the country.

Capitol police sue Trump over January 6 insurrection

Two Capitol Police officers sued former U.S president Donald Trump Tuesday for inciting the January 6 insurrection that left dozens of their fellow officers injured and one dead.

COVID-19: Saudi bars entry from 20 countries

Saudi Arabia on Tuesday suspended entry from 20 countries, ranging from some neighbouring states to the United States, in a bid to curb a jump in coronavirus infections.

Philippine President appoints new armed forces chief of staff

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has named Army chief Lt. – Gen. Cirilito Sobejana as the new Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, AFP, Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said Wednesday.

US Congress certifies Biden as winner of presidential election

The US Congress on Thursday certified Joe Biden’s win in November’s presidential election, hours after President Trump’s supporters laid siege on the Capitol on Wednesday.

Angry youths protest in Senegal over COVID-19 curfew 

Youths protesting a coronavirus curfew clashed with security forces overnight in the Senegalese capital, burning tyres and erecting barricades as police fired tear gas in Dakar’s Ngor district, an AFP photographer reported.

Russia not expecting ‘anything good’ from Biden administration – Official

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said Wednesday Moscow was not expecting “anything good” from US President-elect Joe Biden, accusing members of his future administration of “Russophobia”.  

Boko Haram: Shekau faction claims responsibility for Zabarmari massacre

The Boko Haram jihadist group on Tuesday claimed responsibility for a brutal massacre of farmworkers in Borno State over the weekend as the death toll rose to 76.

PHOTOS: Funeral of 43 slain farmers held in Borno

The governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum, on Sunday led government officials and military officers to attend the funeral of the 43 rice farmers...

Boko Haram slaughters 43 farmers in Borno

Boko Haram has reportedly killed 43 farmers in a deadly attack on rice fields in Koshebe area of Zabramari village in Jere, Borno State...

Bill Gates denies ‘inventing’ COVID-19

Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates on Thursday debunked claims by some conspiracy theories accusing him of creating the coronavirus disease, AFP reports.

Yobe Attack: Boko Haram kill 5 policemen in Dapchi – Report

Boko Haram insurgents have killed five policemen in an attack on a northern Nigerian town where more than 100 schoolgirls were abducted two years ago, residents said Thursday.

An AFP photographer’s up-close take on Croatia’s World Cup joy

AFP photographer Yuri Cortez has covered wars, coups, natural disasters and humanitarian crises around the world in his three-decade career. But nothing prepared him for...

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