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Tide turned against Boko Haram - Goodluck Jonathan

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has said the tide has "definitely turned" against militant Islamists as regional forces recapture territory.

President Goodluck Jonathan

Nigerian army retakes town from Boko Haram

The Nigerian army has retaken the north-eastern town of Baga, held by Boko Haram militants since 3 January.

FILE: Five people have been killed and dozens wounded by a female suicide bomber in the Nigerian town of Potiskum. Picture:

Female suicide bomber kills 5, wounds dozens in Nigeria

A young girl suicide bomber Sunday blew herself up and five others when the explosive devices strapped to her body detonated in a market in Nigeria’s northesatern city of Potiskum, witnesses said.

(Schalk van Zuydam, AP)

Zuma poison report gossip : Presidency

President Jacob Zuma's office has dismissed as gossip a Sunday Times report that his wife Nompumelelo Ntuli-Zuma poisoned him.

FILE: Michelle Obama (L) with President Jacob Zuma's wife Nompumelelo Ntuli-Zuma (R). Picture: EWN.

Zuma's Wife Implicated in plot to poison him - report

 President Jacob Zuma's wife Nompumelelo Ntuli-Zuma has reportedly been banned from his Nkandla home following claims of a plot to poison him.

President Jonathan

I underestimated Boko Haram – President Goodluck Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan said he underestimated Boko Haram Islamists who have overrun swathes of the country’s northeast and defended an election postponement in an interview published Sunday.

Nearly 4,000 people have died from Ebola in Liberia in the last year

Ebola crisis: Liberia to open borders as infection falls

Liberia is to reopen its borders following a reduction in the number of Ebola cases being reported in the country.

It is believed the boys may have been taken to be used as child soldiers

Gunmen seize 89 boys from South Sudan camp

Armed men have abducted at least 89 boys in South Sudan, the United Nations children's agency has said.

President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria and President Barack Obama of the US

US vows to fight side-by-side Nigeria against Boko Haram

ABUJA — The United States of America has said it would fight side-by-side with Nigeria in the war against the Islamist terrorists, Boko Haram.

APC Joint Leadership Meeting: From left, APC National Leader Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu discussing with APC Presidential Candidate Gen. Muhammadu Buhari and National Chairman of APC Chief John Oyegun during APC Joint Leadership Meeting held in Abuja. Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan.

APC writes to Jonathan, Jega on using military for elections

ABUJA-Determined to make the federal government comply with court judgment on elections, the All Progressives Congress yesterday wrote a letter to President Goodluck Jonathan and the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Professor Attahiru Jega asking him to give heed to the judgment barring the involvement of soldiers in elections.

Senate Questions Jega: INEC Chairman Prof. Attahiru Jega addressing pressmen shortly after interactive session with Senators at Senate Chamber at National Assembly Abuja. Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan.

Nigeria: Only security chiefs can guarantee polls’ date

ABUJA— The Chairman of Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof. Attahiru Jega, yesterday, told the Senate that only the service chiefs could guarantee the sanctity of the rescheduled polls in view of the security challenges facing the country.

Kibera residents walk along the train tracks that pass through the slum.

Kenya ranked sixth on extreme poverty index

Kenya has been ranked sixth among top 10 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa with large populations living in extreme poverty.

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I infected my rapists with HIV, says rape victim

A 23-year-old Mpumalanga woman who was raped by two men has refused to open a police case because she believes she has infected her attackers with HIV.

Albinism affects around one in every 1,400 Tanzanians, far higher than average

Tanzanian albino boy found mutilated

An albino toddler missing since Sunday has been found dead in northern Tanzania with all his limbs hacked off.

Nigeria has released images of vehicles and weaponry it says it captured from Boko Haram

Nigeria army 'kills 300 Boko Haram fighters'

More than 300 Boko Haram fighters have been killed in military operations in north-east Nigeria, the army says.

General Muhammadu Buhar, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress

We’ll run market based economy, zero tolerance for corruption —Buhari

ABUJA — Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, General Muhammadu Buhari, has assured that if voted into power next month, his government would run a market based economy.

Obasanjo wants to run my government – Jonathan

ABUJA – President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday described former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s attacks on him as the consequence of his failure to surrender his administration to the former leader.

Boko Haram has stepped up attacks in recent weeks

Nigeria troops repel Boko Haram attack on city of Gombe

Nigerian troops have repelled a Boko Haram attack on the north-east city of Gombe, officials say.

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