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    Algeria break 29-year jinx, wins 2019 AFCON

Algeria break 29-year jinx, wins 2019 AFCON

Algeria pipped Senegal 1-0 to claim their second Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) trophy at the Cairo International stadium.The Dessert Foxes joined the list of those who confirmed the group stage supremacy at the 32nd AFCON in Egypt on Friday night.Algeria defeated Senegal 1-0 at the 30 June Stadium in Cairo on June 27 when both sides met in the [...]

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    Ighalo joins Rashidi Yekini, Odegbami in AFCON golden boot hall of fame

Ighalo joins Rashidi Yekini, Odegbami in AFCON golden boot hall of fame

Odion Jude Ighalo has won the highest goal scorer award at the just concluded 2019 Africa Cup of Nations on Friday night.The Super Eagles star scored five goals in the 32nd edition of the African football showpiece in Egypt.Ighalo becomes the second player after late Rashidi Yekini to have amassed five goals for Nigeria in the tournament.The 30-year-old also becomes [...]

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    ’19 arrested’ as police crack down on Nigerian mafia in Italy

’19 arrested’ as police crack down on Nigerian mafia in Italy

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    FG: We have no hand in El-Zakzaky’s trial

FG: We have no hand in El-Zakzaky’s trial

The federal government says it is not involved in the ongoing trial of Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN).In a statement on Friday, Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, said the government will no longer condone acts of violence from El-Zakzaky’s followers.The Shi'ia leader is facing trial over allegations of [...]

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    Two farmers shot dead as Boko Haram raids Chibok

Two farmers shot dead as Boko Haram raids Chibok

Two farmers have been shot dead by suspected Boko Haram insurgents in Kautikari village, Chibok local government area of Borno state. A source, who confirmed the incident to TheCable, said the farmers were rounding off on their farmlands around 4pm when the insurgents attacked, and while others ran into the bush, two of them were killed. “They were caught unawares, and while [...]

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    Journalism under threat, Buhari laments

Journalism under threat, Buhari laments

President Muhammadu Buhari says the spread of fake news poses a threat to journalism.Speaking when he hosted the board of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) at Aso Rock on Friday, he expressed concern that technology is being used as a tool for instigating violence.He charged journalists to save their profession by tackling the growing trend of fake news.“Journalism [...]

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    Atiku, PDP close case at tribunal – after calling 62 witnesses

Atiku, PDP close case at tribunal – after calling 62 witnesses

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Atiku Abubakar, its presidential candidate, have closed their case at the presidential election petitions tribunal.Chris Uche, counsel to the petitioners, made the application at the tribunal on Friday.The petitioners called 62 witnesses before they closed their case. The witnesses called to the stand by the petitioners comprised of  information and communications technology (ICT) experts.Segun [...]

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    Gani Adams: We’ll no longer allow our people to be killed like chickens

Gani Adams: We’ll no longer allow our people to be killed like chickens

Gani Adams, aare onakakanfo of Yorubaland, says he is in talks with south-west governors and other stakeholders on the insecurity in the region. He said this in Akure, Ondo state capital, while paying a condolence visit to Reuben Fasoranti, leader of Afenifere whose daughter, Funke Olakunrin, was killed along Benin-Ore road. The meeting with the governors, Adams said, was necessary since they [...]

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    Boko Haram kills aid worker in Borno

Boko Haram kills aid worker in Borno

A worker of Action Against Hunger, a humanitarian organisation, has been killed by suspected Boko Haram insurgents.In a statement, the organisation said the incident happened as its convoy was heading to Damasak in Borno state.“One of the drivers was killed, while one Action Against Hunger staff member, two of the drivers and three health workers are missing,” the statement read. “We [...]

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    TRENDING VIDEO: ‘I can’t drive a plane’ — CJN errs while responding to question at senate

TRENDING VIDEO: ‘I can’t drive a plane’ — CJN errs while responding to question at senate

The social media is abuzz as a result of Ibrahim Muhammad's, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), screening at the senate on Thursday.The CJN, who was appointed in acting capacity in January, was confirmed on Thursday.While responding to a question asked by Eyinnaya Abaribe, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senator from Abia state, Muhammad veered off track.The lawmaker had asked Muhammad [...]

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