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Nigeria’s gubernatorial elections to be held on Tuesday


Nigeria's gubernatorial elections will be held on Tuesday even as the oil rich African country grapples with thick clouds of violence in which over 200 people were killed following the recent presidential elections.

Nigerian VP's house burnt, prison raided: residents


Rioters in the northern Nigerian city of Zaria on Monday burned the house of Vice President Namadi Sambo following elections and raided a prison, freeing a number of inmates, residents said.

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50 feared dead in Nigerian tanker inferno

A fuel tanker overturned at an army checkpoint in central Nigeria, sparking an inferno in which some 50 people were killed, a road safety official said on Saturday.

"A fuel tanker ran into a convoy o

Niger ex-intelligence chief arrested: source

Niger's former intelligence chief was arrested, days after four senior members of the west African country's ruling junta were detained for an alleged "attempt to destabilise the regime", a source sai

Commonwealth Games: Third Nigerian fails dope test

New Delhi: Doping continued to dog the Commonwealth Games as Nigerian runner Folashade Abugan was today stripped off her women's 400m and 4x400m relay silver medals in the just-concluded event after t

Second Nigerian athlete flunks dope test

New Delhi: The doping scandal that has rocked the Commonwealth Games today grew in proportion as a second Nigerian athlete flunked dope test for the same banned stimulant, barely a day after one of hi

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