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I can win Musa v Messi duel, declares Nigeria’s goal hero

Volgograd, Russia | AFP | Deadly Ahmed Musa struck two stunning goals to sink Iceland 2-0 on Friday and then promised to do the same to Lionel Messi’s Argentina in Tuesday’s Group D showdown. The Leicester City striker, currently on loan at CSKA Moscow, became the first Nigerian to score …

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Nigerian university sacks ‘sex-for-marks’ don

Lagos, Nigeria | AFP | A lecturer has been dismissed from his post at one of Nigeria’s leading universities for promising a female student higher marks in exchange for sex. Obafemi Awolowo University said its governing body had decided Richard Akindele “should be dismissed from the services of the university …

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Nigeria’s Buhari finally signs delayed 2018 budget

Abuja, Nigeria | AFP | Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday signed the 2018 budget into law, more than six months after it was first presented to parliament. Buhari approved the 9.1-trillion-naira ($25 billion, 22-billion-euro) spending plan, which is designed to boost economic growth after the country’s worst recession in …

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Boko Haram kills nine soldiers in Nigeria

Kano, Nigeria | AFP | Boko Haram fighters killed nine soldiers and wounded two others in northeast Nigeria, according to military sources, just days after 43 civilians died in deadly suicide bombings. Both attacks came as the government, which says the jihadists are on the verge of defeat, urges those …

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Power starved Nigeria on the brink after six plants closed

Abuja, Nigeria | AFP | Nigerian officials were working Monday to prevent the “collapse” of the electric grid after they had to close down six power plants following a pipeline failure and “technical issues” at Shell gas wells. Swathes of Africa’s most populous nation of 180 million plunged into darkness …

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Nigeria Eid suicide attack death toll rises to 43

Kano, Nigeria | AFP | Deadly weekend attacks by suspected Boko Haram jihadists using young girls as suicide bombers killed 43 people in northeastern Nigeria, officials said Monday, updating the toll. Blasts ripped through the town of Damboa in Borno state on Saturday evening targeting people returning from celebrating the …

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