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As the host of the 2015 African Games, Congo Brazzaville armed with their Chinese imports shared the overall medals with Egypt while Nigeria had to settle for third place in the medal table of table tennis event.

By Ummi Ismaeel

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Niger State can only be financially independent if information flow is effectively managed and every systematic leakages blocked in doing government businesses.

The Southern Nigeria Peoples Assembly (SNPA) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to run the country transparently by carrying every zone along. This, it said, would end agitation and marginalization, while calling for the  implementation of the recommendation of the 2014 National Conference.

All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) leadership in Abia State has  accused the Governor Okezie Ikpeazu-led administration of achieving nothing meaningful with the N60 billion allegedly received from the federation account for the past one year.

It also said that the complete halt in the governance of the state despite continuous  inflow of revenue, gives credence to the

Pastor of The Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has said that Nigeria’s economic crisis coincided with the reign of an “unprepared leadership”.

“Unfortunately for Nigeria, our biggest boom experience fell into the hands of an unprepared leadership,” he said.

The cleric spoke at the 14th anniversary celebration of the Foursquare Gospel Church, Abuja.

The Nigerian Army has arrested no fewer than 21 suspected terrorists in some states of the north east as it continues Operation Lafiya Dole.

The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Usman, disclosed this on Sunday, October 23, 2016.

 

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Why I Snapped Photograph With EgyptAir Plane Hijacker, By Passenger

A man who posed for a picture with a hijacker wearing a suspected suicide belt has said he was trying to get a better look at the device.

The image of Ben Innes, grinning next to his captor on the Egyptair flight, has gone viral on social media.

Nations Cup: Nigeria crashes out, loses to Egypt 0-1

For the second time under coach Samson Siasia, the Super Eagles have missed out on a place in the competition as Egypt books their spot in Gabon for the first time since 2010.

Declare Emergency In Osun, SDP Tells Buhari

Osun State chapter of Social Democratic Party (SDP) has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency in Osun following the present high level of deaths, hungers and poverty ravaging the people of the state.

APC Is Real Threat To Nigeria’s Security – Fayose’s Aide

Special Assistant to the Ekiti State Governor on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, has described the All Progressives

Intensify Mop-up Operations In Northeast, Obasanjo Advises Military

Nigeria’s former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has urged the military to intensify mop-up operations in liberated villages in northeast Nigeria, as displaced persons prepare to return home.

EgyptAir Hijack: Suspect Surrenders At Larnaca Airport

The hijack of a domestic Egyptian flight that caused it to be diverted to Cyprus has ended with all hostages released and the hijacker surrendering.

French Navy Seizes 'Somalia-Bound' Ship Of Weapons

French naval forces patrolling the northern Indian Ocean have seized a ship full of weapons.

 They said that the ship was heading towards Somalia, according to BBC.

Hundreds of assault rifles, machine guns and anti-tank weapons were found.

Court Grants Niger's Opposition Leader, Amadou, Bail

A court in Niger has ordered the release on bail of opposition leader, Hama Amadou, who went to France earlier this month for medical treatment.

Amadou was imprisoned in November to face baby-trafficking charges, which he denied and argued that they were politically motivated.

Angolan Musician, Luaty Beirao, Jailed For Rebellion

A prominent Angolan rapper has been sentenced to five-and-a-half years in prison for planning a rebellion against President Jose Eduardo dos Santos.

Economic Woes Shrink Buhari’s Rating

Newspaper headlines read Sai Buhari (Buhari is the man) to herald his election on the crest wave of public optimism never before witnessed in Africa’s most populous country.

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