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Nigerians re-elect Buhari as President

President Muhammadu Buhari has won the 2019 presidential election, polling 15,191,847 votes to defeat his closest challenger and former vice president, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party. Mr Abubakar, who served as vice president between 1999 and 2007, polled 11,262,978 votes to finish as runner-up. Mahmood Yakubu, the chairman of the Independent National Electoral… Continue reading Nigerians re-elect Buhari as President

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Despite Boko Haram, Borno launches first rice pyramid in North-east

The Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, Tuesday led hundreds of farmers in the state to launch a pyramid of rice in Maiduguri, the state capital. The thousands of bags that was piled into a pyramid at the city’s civic centre, Ramat Square, was a demonstration of the bumper harvest recorded in parts of the state… Continue reading Despite Boko Haram, Borno launches first rice pyramid in North-east

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Williams sisters to meet in Australian Open final

Venus and Serena Williams will meet in a Grand Slam final for the ninth time after the American sisters came through their semi-finals in Melbourne. Thirteenth seed Venus, 36, beat fellow American Coco Vandeweghe 6-7 (3-7) 6-2 6-3 to reach her first major final since 2009. World number two Serena, 35, saw off unseeded Croat… Continue reading Williams sisters to meet in Australian Open final

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Chibok schoolgirls: Boko Haram frees 21

Twenty-one of the schoolgirls kidnapped in 2014 by Boko Haram in Chibok, Nigeria, have been freed, the president’s spokesman has confirmed. Garba Shehu said the release was “the outcome of negotiations between the administration and Islamist militants”. The freed students are currently with the security forces. Boko Haram seized more than 270 students from a… Continue reading Chibok schoolgirls: Boko Haram frees 21

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US Open 2016: Stan Wawrinka stuns Novak Djokovic to win final

Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka beat world number one Novak Djokovic with a scintillating display to win his first US Open and third Grand Slam title. Wawrinka, seeded third, won 6-7 (1-7) 6-4 7-5 6-3 to add the US title to those he had already won in Australia and France over the last two years. The 31-year-old… Continue reading US Open 2016: Stan Wawrinka stuns Novak Djokovic to win final