Algeria expels Tarek Amara Reuters’ journalist

Reuters journalist Tarek Amara was expelled from Algeria on Sunday, after he was arrested for covering a protest against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. Amara was put on a flight to Tunisia. Amara, a Tunisian national, was detained on Saturday after an official source denied a Reuters report stating that about one million people participated in a […]

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Bendel Insurance, Gombe United win

By Peter Uwumarogie & Monday Ajogun Gombe United Football Club and Bendel Insurance posted wins on Sunday, Matchday 13 of the 2018/2019 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL). While Gombe defeated visiting Yobe Desert Stars FC of Damaturu 1-0, Bendel Insurance beat Wikki Tourists of Bauchi 2-0, to record their third victory of the season. Gombe […]

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Tambuwal begs APC leaders for support

By Shuaib Sadiq/Kaduna Gov Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State has urged the leaders of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and their supporters to join his administration in moving the state forward. In a statement by senior Special Assistant on Special Duties, Yusuf Dingiadi, on Sunday in Kaduna, Tambuwal said that the March 9 Governorship […]

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Boxer Ngumbu weeps after losing WBC title fight

Congo-born French fighter, Doudou Ngumbu wept Saturday night after losing by technical knockout to WBC light heavyweight champion, Ukrainian, Oleksandr Gvozdyk. The fight was halted after Ngumbu suffered a leg injury. Ngumbu was distraught as he saw his first world title challenge in ruins, the loss making his record 38-9 with 14 knockouts. Gvozdyk, who […]

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NNPC, MOMAN in pact to block fuel scarcity

Better days are ahead for petroleum consumers as the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the Major Marketers Association of Nigeria (MOMAN) exchanged vows to ensure seamless supply across the country. Speaking during a MOMAN Chief Executive Officers Strategy Retreat Dinner held in Abuja at the weekend, Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Dr. Maikanti […]

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Gideons International distributes 74.6m Bibles in Nigeria

By Grace Alegba The Gideons International, an Association of Christian business and professional people preaching and distributing Bibles worldwide, on Sunday said it had distributed 74.6 million Bibles in Nigeria since 1964. The Gideon’s International representative in Nigeria, Mr Mike Itegboje, gave the figure at the Foursquare Gospel Church, Cement Zonal Headquarters in Lagos. Itegboje, […]

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Troops neutralise a Boko Haram commander, 15 others

By Johnson Eyiangho The Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF), has neutralised a Boko Haram commander, Malloum Moussa and 15 of his foot soldiers during a clearance operation on Lake Chad Island. According to a statement by Col. Timothy Antigha, the spokesman of the task force on Sunday, troops destroyed five gun trucks belonging to the […]

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