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Army in Zimbabwe seizes power

Zimbabwe’s military seized power early on Wednesday saying it was targeting “criminals” around President Robert Mugabe, the only ruler the country has known in...

Catalonia declares independence from Spain

The parliament of Catalonia has voted to declare independence from Spain. Seventy legislators voted in favour, 10 voted against, while two cast blank ballots.  The decision...

Nigeria confirms new monkeypox cases

The Nigerian government has confirmed six additional cases of monkeypox. The cases are amongst those sent to the World Health Organisation’s laboratory in Dakar, Senegal,...

First person convicted for Boko Haram schoolgirl kidnap

Nigeria has convicted the first person to be brought to justice for the Chibok girls kidnapping, a crime that made Islamist militant group Boko...

How Nigerian states shared N173bn in September

The 36 states in Nigeria shared N173.8 billion from the Federation Account in September from the distributable revenue generated for the month. The breakdown was...

Another gas explosion in Lagos kills 4

An explosion by leaking gas cylinder at an artisan’s shop in Ajara area of Badagry, a Lagos suburb, on Monday killed four persons and...

Da Vinci painting of Christ sells for record $450m

A 500-year-old painting believed to be by Leonardo da Vinci sold for $450.3 million in New York on Wednesday, blazing a new world record...

Davido wins BET Award, wants ‘collabo’ with top artistes

Nigerian pop star Davido won Best International Act on Sunday at the BET Awards and urged greater collaborations between US and African musicians. The BET...

4 killed, 13 wounded in Borno bomb attack

No fewer than four persons were killed in a suicide bomb attack on Thursday at Amarwa community of Konduga Local Government Area of Borno. The...

Nigeria plans for surveillance measures against Ebola

In an attempt to keep Nigerians safe from Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), the country's government on Wednesday directed the ministry of health to step...

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Gunmen kill 15 in latest attack on Zamfara

Barely one week after the killing of 26 people in a community in Nigeria’s northwest state of Zamfara, gunmen have again hit another village...

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