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Tension as Egypt, Eritrea leaders meet over Nile Saga

Egypt’s president and his Eritrean counterpart met in Cairo on Monday amid heightened tensions with Sudan and Ethiopia over border disputes and the construction of a massive upstream Nile dam.   Egypt fears the soon-to-be completed dam in Ethiopia could cut into its share of the river, which provides nearly all its freshwater.   Eritrea and Ethiopia have long been ...

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Regional force targets top Boko Haram jihadists in Northern Nigeria

Troops from Nigeria and neighbouring countries have launched major offensives against the two Boko Haram factions and their leaders, the military said on Tuesday.   Soldiers from Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria are targeting Abubakar Shekau in the Sambisa Forest, and Mamman Nur, on and around Lake Chad, both in Borno state, northeast Nigeria.   According to the Nigerian military, ...

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BENUE KILLINGS: Death toll from Nigeria communal violence reaches 80

Eighty people have been killed in Nigeria’s central state of Benue since December 31 following clashes between cattle herders and farmers that have forced tens of thousands from their homes, an emergency official said on Tuesday. The violence between mostly Muslim herders and Christian farmers intensified over the New Year, fuelled by a new law banning the nomadic cattle rustlers ...

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At least 12 killed and more injured as farmers, cattle herders clash in Nigeria

At least a dozen people were killed over the weekend in apparent tit-for-tat clashes between farmers and cattle herders in central Nigeria, police and community sources said on Monday. The violence between Christian Bachama farmers and Muslim Fulani herders happened in the Lau district of Taraba state on Friday and Saturday. Police spokesperson David Misal said 12 people were killed ...

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Mayhem as 29 killed, 80 000 affected by Madagascar cyclone[divider]

Twenty-nine people died and more than 80,000 were affected after tropical cyclone Ava tore through Madagascar last week, authorities said on Monday. Seventeen people died on Monday, after a house crumbled following a mudslide in the Ivory suburb, south-east of the capital Antananarivo. “On a national scale, the provisional toll is 29 dead, 22 missing, 17 170 displaced and 83 ...

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Educational mishaps as teachers proceeds strike action

Kaduna State on Monday commenced an indefinite strike to protest against the sacking of over 21,000 teachers by the state government. The union directed all teachers in the state to remain at home until the state government reverses its decision after the sacked primary school teachers scored below 75 per cent in a competency test conducted for them in June ...

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Nigerians Hails vice-president Osinbajo for selfless commitment to the countries growth

• Nigerians have commended Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, for his selfless leadership during the fuel crisis at Christmas period. • Vice President Yemi Osinbajo engaged with citizens in queues and staff at the stations during the visit. • On different social medial platforms and online blogs, some expressed gratitude to Prof. Osinbajo for his exemplary leadership and need to ...

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