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Plateau killings: IDPs plead with NECO to re-conduct SSCE, BECE

Some candidates of the National Examination Council, NECO, who could not write some papers due to the recent Plateau killings in the state have pleaded with the council to re-conduct the examinations.

Uganda to ‘review’ social media tax after outcry

Uganda will review a tax on the use of social media, the prime minister said Wednesday after a protest against the controversial measure was broken up by police firing live rounds and teargas into the air.

False Assets Declaration: Supreme Court clears Saraki, says Senate President has no case to answer

The Supreme Court on Friday upheld the appeal of Senate President Bukola Saraki and ruled that he has no case to answer before the...

Killings: Police assure FCT residents of adequate security as CP mourns fallen officers

Following a fierce gun battle with some gunmen that resulted in the death of 7 police officers, the FCT Commissioner of Police, Sadiq Bello, has reassured members of the public that the Command has deployed proactive security measures to protect lives and property in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT.

Paedophile, who defiled 8-year-old, bags 60 years imprisonment

Justice Sybil Nwaka of an Ikeja Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences Court, Lagos, has described Adelaja Olaide, a 48-year-old convicted paedophile as an “animal” while sentencing him to 60 years in prison for defiling a seven-year-old primary two pupil.

JUST IN: Saraki’s Chief of Staff, Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, dumps APC

Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, a close associate and political ally to the Senate President Bukola Saraki, has officially dumped the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Kim Jong Nam murder not a prank

The assassination of the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader was not a prank, Malaysian state prosecutors said Thursday, insisting it was a "carefully planned and executed" murder using a UN-banned poison.

Naira hedges against dollar at parallel market

The Naira on Wednesday exchanged at N359.80 to the dollar at the parallel market in Lagos  gaining  20 kobo from N360 exchanged on Tuesday.

Obasanjo calls for stronger Africa, China tie to curtail poverty

Mr Obasanjo made this known at a forum organised by the Embassy of China, titled: “A new era for China-Africa cooperation, partnership for peace, security and development” in Abuja.

As migration row flares, Merkel’s enemies smell blood

Almost three years after German Chancellor Angela Merkel's fateful welcome to a million migrants, her boldest move has come back to haunt her, with opponents at home and abroad smelling blood.

Convention: APC survived major political scare – Gov Bello

The Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello, on Monday said the All Progressives Congress, APC, has survived a major political scare with the successful conduct of its national convention.

Prince William watches England thrash Panama in replay

As England thrashed Panama 6-1 on Sunday Prince William, the president of the Football Association, was flying into Jordan for a historic Middle East tour.

South Sudan foes in new peace talks to end deadly war

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and arch-foe Riek Machar met on Monday for a new round of peace talks after a first meeting last...

Oil and Gas: Nigeria business ready – Umana

The Managing Director & CEO of Oil and Gas Free Zones Authority, OGFZA, Umana Okon Umana, said that Nigeria is business ready and the OGFZA is a channel for conveying the nation’s growth opportunities.

‘It’s not just Ronaldo playing Iran’

Portugal coach Fernando Santos has dismissed the suggestion that his team relied too much on Cristiano Ronaldo and said they worked hard to function as a unit as they prepared to face Iran in their decisive World Cup group B match on Monday.

Messi’s Argentina staring at World Cup exit after Croatia humbling

Lionel Messi's Argentina were on the brink of a humiliating World Cup exit on Thursday after they were humbled 3-0 by Croatia on a dramatic day at the World Cup that saw the European side join France in the knockout rounds.

Argentine fans weep as World Cup dream fades

The party at the Buenos Aires fanzone fell flat as a crowd expecting a Messi-inspired Argentina World Cup revival could only watch in horror at as the nadir of Nizhny Novgorod unfolded.

Five things we learned from Croatia’s 3-0 rout of Argentina

Argentina, and Lionel Messi, are on the verge of going home after being beaten by Croatia 3-0 in Nizhny Novgorod on Thursday night. Here AFP looks at five things we learned from the match.

Police arrest leader of Sarasuka, 32 others in Jos

The Plateau police Command has announced the arrest of the leader of a criminal group known as Sarasuka and 32 other members.

Buhari in Bauchi to visit scene of Windstorm, fire disaster

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday arrived Bauchi State on a condolence visit following the occurrence of two disaster incidences in the state.

Tunisia goalkeeper Hassen out of World Cup

Tunisia goalkeeper Mouez Hassen's World Cup is over after just 16 minutes of action due to an injured shoulder suffered in Monday's 2-1 loss to England, team officials said.

Rice farmers support closure of border

The Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria, RIFAN, has commended the federal government’s decision to shut down a neighbouring country through which rice is smuggled on a large scale into Nigeria.

Ultra-secure lab in Gabon equipped for Ebola studies

At a research facility in Gabon, one isolated building stands behind an electrified fence, under round-the-clock scrutiny by video cameras. The locked-down P4 lab is built to handle the world's most dangerous viruses, including Ebola.

South Sudan’s Kiir, Machar to meet on Wednesday in Addis Ababa

South Sudan President Salva Kiir will meet with rebel leader Riek Machar in Ethiopia's capital on Wednesday in their first face-to-face in nearly two years, an Ethiopian official said Tuesday.

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