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Ekwueme was a great leader, says Niger governor

By Ummi Ismaeel,

Breaking:  Zimbabwe's President Mugabe 'resigns'

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has resigned, parliament speaker Jacob Mudenda says.

The surprise announcement came as lawmakers debated an impeachment motion against the 93-year-old leader in a joint sitting of parliament.

Customs decries arms smuggling

..Calls for vigilance 

Assistant Controller General of Customs in charge of Zone A, Aminu Dahiru, has charged officers under his watch to be vigilant to forestall attempts at smuggling arms and ammunition into the country.

 Nigerian Army elevates top officers

The Nigerian Army Council has promoted 45 Brigadier Generals to the rank of Major General and 92 Colonels to the rank of Brigadier-General.

A statement by the Director of Public Relations, Nigerian Army, Brig. General Sani Usman, said the council approved the promotions Monday.

World Cup draw: Maradona, Cafu, Cannavaro others for Russia

Argentina football great Diego Maradona is among a host of former World Cup winners lined up for the World Cup draw in Moscow next week.

“Maradona, who captained Argentina to World Cup victory in 1986, joins fellow World Cup winners.

Nigeria floats $3b dual-tranche bond

Announces pricing of US$1.5bn 10-year; US$1.5 billion 30-year notes under its Global Medium Term Note programme

How17-yr-old boy killed 50 in early morning attack on mosque in Mubi

At least 50 people were killed on Tuesday in a suicide bomb attack at a mosque in northern Nigeria, police told CNN.

Niger youths lazy, prefer begging - APC

By Ummi Ismaeel,

How wife stabed son of PDP ex-chair to death

Bilyamin Muhammed Bello, son of a former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and one-time Minister, Dr. Haliru Bello, has been stabbed to death by his wife, Maryam, in Abuja.