Buhari mourns ex-Nigerien President, Tandja

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Wednesday, paid tribute to the former President of Niger Republic, Mamadou Tandja, who died on Tuesday at the age of 82. Buhari’s tribute to the deceased was contained in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, titled, ‘President Buhari mourns Mamadou Tandja, ex-President of Niger’. Shehu …

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Seven soldiers killed in fresh Burkina Faso attack

Seven soldiers were killed and others wounded or missing after their patrol was ambushed in northern Burkina Faso, the centre of a five-year-old jihadist insurgency, security sources said on Thursday. The troops were attacked on Wednesday between Tin Akoff and Beldiabe in Oudalan province, which borders Mali and Niger, one source said. “The provisional toll is seven soldiers dead,” the …

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UN Deputy Secretary General says woman can become Nigeria President after Buhari

The United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, has tasked women to take over leadership from the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), in 2023. Mohammed, who is leading a delegation of UN senior officials on a visit to Nigeria, stated this on Tuesday while speaking on a television programme in Abuja, the nation’s capital. The PUNCH had reported Monday that …

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AfDB develops plan for revenue generation in extractive industry

The African Development Bank has developed a three-year project in response to demands by member countries for technical assistance to monitor revenues generated from their extractive industries. The AfDB made this known during a virtual inception workshop for the Financial Modelling Project in the Extractive Sector organised by the African Natural Resources Centre of the bank in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. …

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Nigerians demands justices over a Nigerian burnt to death in Libya – Dabiri

We demand justice for Nigerian burnt to death in Libya – Dabiri-Erewa ON Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), has demanded for justice for a Nigerian who was burnt to death on Oct. 7 in Tripoli, Libya. Dabiri-Erewa made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday, after meeting with the Libyan Ambassador to …

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World famous poet JP Clark is dead

Renowned poet and Emeritus Professor of Literature, John Pepper Clark, has died. The professor’s death was announced in a statement signed by Prof. C. C. Clark for the family and Ilaye Clark, for the children. He died on Tuesday. “The Clark-Fuludu Bekederemo family of Kiagbodo Town, Delta State, wishes to announce that Emeritus Professor of Literature and Renowned Writer, Prof. …

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Nigerians react as Google list Darego ugliest Miss World

Nigerians on social media have expressed anger over the listing of former beauty queen, Agbani Darego, as the ugliest Miss World’ winner in google ranking. To the shock of many, Nigerians discovered yesterday that their most successful beauty queen is considered the ugliest among other winners of the world’s highest pageant according to Google. A.search of, ‘Who is the ugliest …

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