Death toll in NE Nigeria cholera outbreak jumps to 35

Thirty-five people have now died during a cholera outbreak in northeast Nigeria, up from 21 at the start of the week, local health officials said on Sunday. “The number of deaths reported… is 35. The total number of suspected cholera

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Alhassan denies accusing el-Rufai of involvement in Chibok girls’ abduction

Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Senator Aisha Alhassan, has denied a report that she accused Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, of being involved in the abduction of the Chibok school girls. The minister in a statement by her

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Arik files N20bn suit against FG, Ethiopian Airlines

Arik Air Limited has filled a N20 billion suit against the Federal Government and Ethiopian Airlines over recent claims in the media that they were negotiating the takeover of the airline. The suit was instituted by the airline at the

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Buhari loyalists ask Aisha Alhassan to resign

A group, Buhari Support Organisation, Enugu State Chapter, on Sunday demanded the resignation of the Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajia Aisha Alhassan, for saying that President Muhammadu Buhari promised to stay in office for only one term.

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Niger River authorities warn of flooding in Benin, Nigeria

  The Niger Basin Authority issued a warning Saturday of possible flooding in Benin and Nigeria, two countries downstream on the river, which is currently flooding in Niger. “We appeal to all residents downstream (of the Niger River)… because the

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North cautions Yoruba, Southerners on clamour for 1963 Constitution

Northern elders and youths have cautioned the Yoruba, their South East and South South neighbours over their clamour for the country’s restructuring, as well as return to the 1963 constitution. The two groups, which vehemently opposed the recent resolution of

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NBS decries increased drug abuse

The National Bureau of Statistics  (NBS) has decried the rapid increase in drug abuses in the country. In a statement released at the weekend in Abuja, the Bureau said the North-West geo-political zone highest number of drug cases, with 2,353

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IS commander arrested in Kano

The Department of State Service (DSS) said yesterday it arrested a wanted terrorism suspect and member of the Islamic State of West Africa (ISWA), Husseini Mai-Tangaran. A statement by a DSS official, Tony Opuiyo, said the Service uncovered and foiled

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Former Arsenal star, Reyes, off to China

Former Arsenal forward Jose Antonio Reyes has revealed that he is close to moving to money-bag Chinese Super League team. Spanish star who has represented the likes of Sevilla, Arsenal, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid during a well-traveled career, left

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Great North Run: Farah wins record fourth straight year

Britain’s Mo Farah claimed a record fourth successive victory in the 37th Great North Run. The 34-year-old overcame New Zealand’s Jake Robertson in a thrilling duel to win in one hour six seconds. London Marathon winner Mary Keitany of Kenya surged

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