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Nigeria bomb blasts cause deaths at fish market

Three suicide bombers have hit the town of Konduga in north-east Nigeria, killing at least 18 people. Two attacked a fish market and a third struck nearby, security sources said. Boko Haram jihadists are being blamed for the blasts, though the group has yet to say it was behind them. Boko Haram has killed some 20,000 people and displaced more ...

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Nana Addo heads to Nigeria for two-day Conference

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has left Ghana for Nigeria, today [Wednesday] February 14 to attend a two-day International Conference on Transformative Governance in Africa. According to a statement signed by Director of Communications  at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin, the President travelled to the West African country following an invitation by the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Most Rev. Dr. Matthew ...

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Buhari to grace Ghana’s 61st Independence Day celebrations

Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari has accepted an invitation from President Nana Akufo-Addo to be a special guest at Ghana’s 61st Independence Day celebrations on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 Muhammadu Buhari disclosed this when Ghana’s High Commissioner to Nigeria, Rashid Bawa, presented his letter of credence to the Nigerian leader in Abuja. “I will be in Ghana for your independence day celebration ...

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Nigeria: JAMB staff suspended over claims missing N36m was swallowed by snake

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board said on Sunday that it had suspended its employee, Philomina Chieshe, on account of N36m which was reported to have been swallowed by a snake in the board’s office in Makurdi, Benue State. The JAMB Head of Information, Fabian Benjamin, told our correspondent on Sunday that the board was taking her through other disciplinary ...

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Nigeria: ‘Strange snake’ swallows N36 million cash in JAMB office

A mystery snake is said to have sneaked into the accounts office of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, in Makurdi, the Benue State capital and made away with N36 million cash. Before now, JAMB candidates purchased scratch cards from JAMB state offices and other designated centers, to gain access to the Board’s website for either registration or to ...

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GHS issues Lassa fever alert after 31 die in Nigeria outbreak

Doctors attend to a Lassa fever patient

The Ghana Health Service has issued an alert to all Regional Directors of Health Services and CEOs of Teaching Hospitals for Lassa Fever. The alert urged the various health institutions to enhance surveillance for Lassa fever and Acute Haemorrhagic Fevers in general. This alert follows the outbreak of the fever in Nigeria which has claimed 31 lives. “The Ministry of ...

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Morocco, Nigeria battle for CHAN 2018 title

Morocco and Nigeria will battle in the final of the 2018 African Nations Championship at Stade Mohamed V in Casablanca on Sunday night, kick-off at 7pm GMT. Both sides came through tough semifinals on Wednesday evening: Morocco needed extra time to overcome a resilient Libya 3-1 in their North African derby in Casablanca, while Nigeria edged Sudan 1-0 in a ...

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Nigerian handbag snatcher jailed 10 years

An unemployed Nigerian, Onwuzurike Christian, who feigned a gun-made lighter to aid him threaten and snatch the handbag of a lady at Nmai Dzorm in the Greater Accra Region has been jailed 10 years by an Accra Circuit Court. Police prosecutor, Chief Inspector K. Adu, told the court that on January 13, this year at about 5:30am, Kennedy Abanyo, an ...

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‘I replied to a Facebook post and was married six days later’

Everyone who uses Facebook will have come across some pretty strange posts in their time. Random friend requests, being added to groups you did not ask to join, and tags that allow “friends” to clog up your timeline with posts or photos you don’t necessarily want. But a Nigerian man took that to a whole new level when he posted ...

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Dozens buried after herdsmen, local farmers clash in Nigeria

A mass burial of more than 70 people is under way in Nigeria’s central Benue State. Dozens have been killed in conflicts between nomadic herdsmen and farming communities in three states – Benue, Nasarawa and Taraba – in recent weeks. The Nigerian army says it has deployed special forces to all three to “stem the menace”. Herders, mostly from the ...

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