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Malawi parliament elects first female speaker

Malawi’s Members of Parliament have elected fellow legislator, Catherine Gotani Hara, as speaker of Parliament, making her the country’s first female speaker for the August House. Hara, who belongs...

Motorcycles banned in Addis Ababa

Motorcycles, known in Nigeria as Okada, will be banned from 7 July in Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia. The city’s mayor, Takele Uma, said a ban on motorcycle use...

President Buhari holds bilateral talks with Benin’s Patrice Talon

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed doors with President Patrice Talon of Benin Republic at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Newsmen reports that the Beninese leader, who arrived...

FIFA scribe Fatma Samoura up for CAF position

Fifa and the Caf are contemplating assigning Fifa secretary general Fatma Samoura to the position of Fifa delegate for Africa. The global and African football governing bodies took the...

Sudan’s Omar Bashir to appear in court on graft charge

Ousted Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir is to appear in court next week to face charges of corruption and illegal possession of foreign currency, the acting prosecutor general announced...

Benin police open fire on protesters, kill two

Benin police killed two protesters Saturday while trying to break up a demonstration by people who have erected barricades and blockaded the national road since Tuesday, the city’s...

Femi Hamzat: Lagos to become tech talent hub

The Lagos State Government on Saturday said it was positioning the state as a technology talent hub for the world through training and job placement. The Deputy Governor, Dr...

Mediterranean countries ramp up efforts to find missing migrants

Mediterranean countries have said they have taken a key step towards finding out the fate of thousands of migrants — many fleeing Syria’s war — who have gone missing...

Sickness rules Ahmed Musa, Shehu Abdullahi out of Senegal friendly

Super Eagles handler Gernot Rohr had revealed to newsmen that Eagles’ Assitant Captain Ahmed Musa will not be involved at all in Sunday’s International friendly against Africa Number...

Nigerian-American filmmaker explores racism in Hollywood film ‘Luce’

Nigerian-American filmmaker Julius Onah examines racism, prejudice and stereotypes in new thought provoking film, ‘Luce’. In the gripping trailer for the movie, viewers are presented with a plot that...

AFCON: Mikel Obi hails great atmosphere in Eagles’ Ismailia Camp

Super Eagles captain John Mikel Obi has hailed the great atmosphere in the team ahead of Nigeria’s opening game of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations next week...

Ethiopia internet blackout enters third day, authorities remain mum

What started on Tuesday with the total block of internet access in Ethiopia is in its third day, according to internet rights monitoring group, NetBlocks. “Ethiopia is offline for...

Thomas Dennerby hails Super Falcons For Playing To Instructions

Super Falcons Head Coach Thomas Dennerby says his team played to instructions following their 2-0 victory over Korea Republic at Stade des Alpes. Barcelona striker Asisat Oshoala’s second-half strike...

Second patient dies of Ebola in Uganda

Reuters A 50-year-old woman who tested positive for Ebola in Uganda has died, a health ministry official told AFP Thursday, the second fatality since the virus spread from neighbouring...

Official: US names envoy to find ‘peaceful political solution’ in Sudan

US Embassy in South Africa The US State Department nominated experienced Africa hand Donald Booth as a special envoy to Sudan on Wednesday, hoping he can help craft a...

Three Nigerians arrested for allegedly kidnapping Canadians in Ghana

Ghana’s Information minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has said that three Nigerians, and not four as earlier reported, were arrested in connection with the kidnapping of two Canadian women...


Shock As 72-year-old Cele Prophet Allegedly Kills And Buries Female Undergraduate In Lagos

A prophet has allegedly killed and buried a female undergraduate in a community in Lagos, shocking many people.

Actress Venita Akpofure’s Marriage Crashes Over Domestic Violence, Money

Venita Akpofure's marriage has unfortunately joined the list of failed marriages of celebrities in Nigeria.

Customs Officer Shot Dead In An Ambush By Suspected Smugglers

An officer of the Nigeria Customs Service has been killed in an ambush by smugglers.


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