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Two Suspected Robbers Arrested In Jigawa

On Wednesday, two suspected armed robbers were arrested in the Gumel Local Government Area of the state. ASP Zubairu Aminuddeen, the Public Relations Officer of the command, confirmed the arrest to NAN in Dutse. The spokesman disclosed that on the 10th of April, the suspects broke into the residence of …

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Benin Incumbent President Wins Election

Benin’s national electoral commission has announced that incumbent President Patrice Talon has been re-elected with 86% of the votes. His opposition, Duo Allasane Soumanou got about 11.3% while Corentin Kohou came in third with 2.3%, with a voter turnout of 50%. The Beninese Constitutional Court is expected to announce the …

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Colonel Usman, Ex-Oyo, Ondo Military Administrator Dies

A former Military Administrator of Ondo and Oyo states at separate times, Colonel Ahmed Usman, is dead. Newsmen report that Usman died on Wednesday in Jos, Plateau State after a brief illness.  His remains will be taken to his hometown, Okura-Lafia in Kogi State on Wednesday for a quick burial …

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20 Killed In Egypt Auto Crash

A bus has overturned while trying to pass a truck on a highway in southern Egypt which caused a collision that killed at least 20 people and injured three others. Assiut Governor Essam Saad disclosed in a statement that the bus was travelling from Cairo when it turned over and …

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20 Children Die In Niger Classroom Fire

At least 20 children have died as a result of their classrooms gutted with fire in Niger’s capital Niamey. The cause of the fire in the school, located in the Pays Bas area of the city, has not yet been established. Local media reported that the fire started around the …

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WASSCE Examination Results To Be Release, Tuesday

On Monday, the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has announced a date for the release of the result of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for Private candidates 2021-First Series. WAEC said private candidates who sat for the WASSCE examination would see their results on Tuesday. The examination …

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Niger Government Prevents Attempted Coup

The Niger government has disclosed that it has prevented an attempted coup. It was gathered that members of the presidential guard fought off a military unit that had tried to seize the presidential palace in the capital, Niamey. It was gathered that the attackers who were from a nearby airbase, …

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Kenya Travels Ban Bites As Ugandans Get Stranded

Kenya’s decision to halt the movement of interstate buses across its border following a surge in Covid-19 cases has left several Ugandans stranded in the neighbouring East African country. Last week, President Uhuru Kenyatta ordered a lockdown which stopped movement in and out of five Kenyan counties that included Nairobi, …

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Amotekun Begins Work In Ogun

The Ogun State Security Network, aka Amotekun Corps, has on Thursday commenced operations in the state towards helping to tackle banditry, criminal herders, rituals, and kidnapping for ransom. The corps with David Akinremi, a retired Commissioner of Police as the Commander, is expected to take security more to the remote …

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Bandits Attack Ex-Sports Minister Damishi’s Residence

Bandits have attacked the residence of former Sports Minister, Damishi Sango, in Plateau state. It was learned they attacked the residence at Danwal, Ganawuri after Vom, in Riyom Local Government Area around 9:00 pm on Wednesday. Two security details and a boy were said to have been shot during the …

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Protest As Recruitment Of 1,500 Teachers Is Canceled

On Tuesday, about 1,500 youths applicants shortlisted for employment into the Ogun State teaching service staged a protest at the Governor’s office, Oke Mosan, Abeokuta accusing the State Government of abruptly cancelling the recruitment exercise. According to them, the Ogun State Commissioner for Education, Professor Abayomi Arigbabu, had once told …

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NPFL Forum To Honour Ikpeazu, Wike

The Nigeria Professional Football League Secretaries Forum has planned to hold an award ceremony for deserving notable Nigerians during its Annual General Meeting slated for the commercial city of Aba, Abia State from April 6th to 8th. The award ceremony is expected to climax the NPFL Secretaries Forum’s AGM on …

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Kidnappers place N50m ransom on Cross River APC chieftain

Unknown gunmen, who kidnapped a chieftain of All Progressives Congress, (APC) in Cross River State, Mr Dominic Aqua Edem, have demanded N50m ransom. It was gathered that the abductors got in touch with the family on Sunday and commenced negotiation for his release.As of the time of filing this report, …

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COVID-19; Madagascar Decides To Opt For Covax

The Madagascar government has announced plans to join the global Covid-19 vaccine initiative Covax. “There are still many steps to be taken before access to the vaccines, but the registration is already an important step in the process,” Minister of Public Health Prof Jean Louis Rakotovao stated in a video …

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Nigeria Police Launches Radio Station

The Police in Nigeria has announced the launch of a radio station in the hopes of improving their relationship with citizens. The Police boss Mohammed Adamu said community policing information would be broadcast, and the new service would help reach the public better. This development comes months after young Nigerians …

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