Macron threatens to withdraw French troops from Mali

IMAGE COPYRIGHTGETTY IMAGES image captionMr Macron told West African leaders that French soldiers will not be in the region "forever"     President Emmanuel Macron has warned that France would withdraw troops from Mali if political instability there leads to greater Islamist radicalisation. It follows a second coup in nine months in the West African nation. Mr Macron warned of the risk of Mali "moving towards" greater Islamist influence. France […]

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One Killed, 200 Islamiyya Students Kidnapped In Niger

    No fewer than 200 students of an Islamiyya school were kidnapped in Rafi local government area of Niger State. It was gathered that the bandits stormed the school around 4.30 pm when the students were receiving lessons. Findings gathered that one person was killed and one of the students was critically injured during the attack. According to a resident of the area, Islamiyya known as ‘Salihu Tanko Islamiyya […]

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Buhari to inaugurate Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge June 10

      President Muhammadu Buhari will inaugurate the Lagos-Ibadan Standard Gauge project on June 10, Information and Culture Minister Lai Mohammed has said. The minister announced this yesterday during a joint inspection of the project with Transportation Minister Rotimi Amaechi. Mohammed told reporters at the Wole Soyinka Railway Station in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, that the inspection was meant to ensure that everything is in place ahead of […]

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Gulak’s killing heightens tension in South East on Biafra memorial day

        Uncertainty trailed the already tension-soaked Southeast region yesterday, when the aide of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Ahmed Gulak, was intercepted and shot dead on his way to Sam Mbakwe Airport in Imo State. Tension had enveloped the five states in the Southeast over yesterday’s sit-at-home order by pro-Biafra agitators, proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), to mark this year’s Biafra Remembrance day in honour of millions […]

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Six arrested stealing rail track in Ogun, crime weapons recovered

Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi     MEN of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested six persons for vandalising railway lane at Oteyi area of Ibogun in Ifo Local Government Area of the state. The suspects; Taiwo Ismaila, Egbekunle Abiodun, Abdullah Sanni, Nuru Ibrahim, Wasiu Aweda and Babatunde Sikiru, were arrested following an information received by the Divisional Police Officer, Ibogun Division, Samuel Oladele, that […]

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Sports News

BREAKING: Juventus sack Andrea Pirlo as manager after one year

Pirlo's Juventus side were knocked out of the Champions League at the last-16 stage by Porto Juventus have sacked Andrea Pirlo as manager after he spent just one season in charge of the Italian club. The 42-year-old was a surprise choice to replace Maurizio Sarri last summer but under his guidance Juventus failed to win the Serie A title for the first time since 2012. The Turin-based club finished fourth, […]

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Twitter: Social media giant lists new ‘Blue’ subscription service

IMAGE COPYRIGHTGETTY IMAGES image captionTwitter's CEO Jack Dorsey has previously said the company would diversify its revenue sources.     Twitter has listed a new subscription service on app stores, in an indication that the social media giant is preparing to trial the offering soon. "Twitter Blue" is listed as an in-app purchase, priced at £2.49 in the UK and $2.99 in the US. Twitter has given no further details, […]

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