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Kenya:Two Dead After Building Collapses in Nairobi

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Two people have been confirmed dead following the collapse of a five-storey building in Huruma, Nairobi. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Heads Roll After President Mnangagwa's Security Breach

[Zimbabwe Standard] President Emmerson Mnangagwa's security was breached during a recent Zanu PF youth interface rally in Gweru after a losing candidate tried to grab his hand while he was on stage. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Super Eagles vs England - 'Lots of Work Still to Be Done'

[Premium Times] With just 14 days to their opening match against Croatia at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, the Super Eagles and their enthusiastic fans were brought to earth as fellow Russia-bound England showed Gernot Rohr that he still has a lot of work to do to get the Eagles adequately ready for the World Cup. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:U.S. Reportedly to List Nigeria as 'Country of Particular Concern'

[This Day] Against the backdrop of incessant killings in Nigeria, particularly the predominantly Muslim herdsmen slaying Christian farmers, the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has recommended to the US government that Nigeria should be designated as a "Country of Particular Concern", CPC. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:10 Killed As Soldiers Battle Horse-Riding Boko Haram Fighters - Official

[Premium Times] The Nigerian Army on Saturday said it killed 10 Boko Haram insurgents during an operation at Ngelkona in Ngala Local Government area of Borno State. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:15 Killed in Fresh Zamfara Attack - Police

[Premium Times] Barely one week after the killing of 26 people in a community in Zamfara, gunmen have again attacked another village in the state, killing 15 people. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Uber Plans 50,000 Direct Economic Opportunities in Nigeria

[This Day] Uber has said it plans to create 50,000 direct economic opportunities in Nigeria by 2020, as well as bring additional socio-economic value to the country. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Foreign Reserves Now U.S.$47.62 Billion - CBN Data

[Leadership] Nigeria's foreign exchange reserves rose 0.27 per cent from a month ago to $47.62 billion as of May 30, Central Bank data showed on Friday, according to a Reuters report. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Hike in Tariff - Court Asked to Restrain Finance Minister

[Guardian] A federa High Court sitting in Abuja has been approached to restrain the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, from implementing the recent increase in tariffs on alcoholic beverages and tobacco, which the ministry intends to implement from Monday June 4, 2018. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Quelea - Can Nets Tame the Voracious Farm Destroyer?

[Daily Trust] Sokoto -For many farmers in Sokoto State, the menace of quelea birds remains greatly troubling. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Buhari, APC Congresses and Issue of Leadership

[This Day] Abuja -The recent congresses of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) have kept me thinking about how low we have gone in this country in many sectors. In an unprecedented manner, the political party which controls the Presidency, 60 percent of the two chambers of our bi-cameral Federal legislature, 24 of the 36 State Governorship and Houses of Assembly, had parallel congresses conducted in 22 of its 36 state branches. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Bauchi Deputy Governor's Resignation

[Daily Trust] The sudden resignation of Engineer Nuhu Gidado as Deputy Governor of Bauchi State on May 24 caused surprise and shock in the political world and was a sign that things were not well in the state. It was also a culmination of the acrimony in Bauchi politics, especially within the ruling All Peoples Congress, APC. This is the second time in less than a decade that the state would lose its deputy governor mid-term. Recall that back in 2009, the state's deputy governor Alhaji Garba Gadi [now late] was impeache (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Fayemi Shooting - APC Rejects Police Explanation

[Premium Times] The Ekiti State chapter of the All Progressives Congress on Saturday dismissed the claims by the police that the Friday shooting of five of its members at the rally organised for its governorship candidate, Kayode Fayemi, in Ado Ekiti, was accidental discharge. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Player Ratings - How the Super Eagles Fared Against England

[Guardian] Although it was a penultimate friendly before they jet to Russia, Gernot Rohr's, error-prone defence was punished by full attacking Gareth Southgate's side. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Police Arrest Politician Fingered in Shooting At Ekiti APC Rally

[This Day] Ekiti -The Ekiti State Police Command has arrested a politician (names withheld) who brought the policeman that fired the shot at the rally organised by All Progressives Congress (APC) for Dr. Kayode Fayemi on Friday. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Eagles Lack Quality Going to Russia, Says Eguavoen

[Guardian] Former Super Eagles coach, Augustine Eguavoen, has stated that the team assembled by Coach Gernot Rohr is deficient for the World Cup, slated to start on June 14, in Russia. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Who Said Big Mummies Can't Be Sexy?

[Zimbabwe Standard] Bulawayo socialite and radio personality Patience Phiri, popularly known as Pat, says being a mother should not prevent women from expressing their feelings. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Abubakar Nominates His Chief of Staff As Deputy

[Guardian] Gov. Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi has nominated Alhaji Audu Sule , the Chief of Staff, Government House, to serve as his Deputy.Alhaji Umar Sade, State Commissioner for Information, confirmed the nomination to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Bauchi. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Fresh Attack Claims 15 Lives in Zamfara

[Guardian] Barely one week after the killing of 26 people in a community in Nigeria's north west state of Zamfara, gunmen have again hit another village in the state, killing 15 people. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:England Vs Nigeria - Five Players to Watch

[Guardian] The Super Eagles continue their World Cup preparation with a friendly against England at the iconic Wembley Stadium. Both teams possess a young squad, and a disciplined manager wiling to guide the squad into respectable finishes at the World Cup. With some players still in a fight for squad places for the Nigerian team and first team places for the Three Lions, here are five players to watch in what should be an exciting friendly. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:England Vs Nigeria Preview - Super Eagles to Test Their Might Against Three Lions

[Guardian] Nigeria continue their World Cup preparation with their toughest test yet at the Wembley Stadium against England. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Vaids - the Changing Dynamics of a Tax Amnesty

[This Day] The introduction of the Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme (VAIDS) appears to be a potent attempt to raise Nigeria's tax revenue-to-GDP ratio, with the additional five million taxpayers in the tax net. Ndubuisi Francis reports. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Ekweremadu - Why We Retained Senate Age in Not Too Young to Run Bill

[This Day] Abuja -Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has explained why the 35 years age qualification for anyone aspiring to be a Senator was retained in the Not Too Young To Run Bill signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:How We Missed the Boat Since 2015

[This Day] Fellow Nigerians, as we count down to the next general elections in 2019, we should begin to take stock of what has gone wrong with the current government in the past three years. We must do this in the hope that a few issues can still be addressed, and that the lessons learnt can be put to good use after 2019, regardless of who wins the next Presidential election. It is certainly my prayer that a repeat of this monumental mess in which we have found ourselves would be avoided come the next government, whe (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Oyegun Withdraws From APC Chairmanship Race

[This Day] Abuja -The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has said he would not be seeking re-election. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Prof Yemi Osinbajo - Let's Go Home

[This Day] I saw the footage, the one of the visiting women who came to ask for better representation in 2019. The president in response was said to have jokingly sent a message to my amiable Prof that his job was being threatened. You see, in Nigeria nothing at that level is a joke, the vice president's job is really at stake except Buhari continues with his political naiveté and keeps him with no political equity or capital to trade with. You see, Osinbajo has put himself in this situation with his very uniq (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:The Misadventure of Buhari's Water Bill

[This Day] The late Afrobeat legend and socio-political rights crusader, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, in one of his evergreen renditions of Nigeria's realities sang that water no get enemy. It was an anecdotal expression of the neutrality of water as substance that can be used by anyone at any time and for any purpose so desired. In a sense, the song spoke to the loyalty of water not to anyone but to everyone. What water does to one it does to all, whether giving life or enervating same. And this could be extrapolated to mea (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:APC Chairmanship - Oyegun Finally Withdraws, Claims Tenure Elongation Would've Served Better

[This Day] Abuja -The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie Oyegun has said that his decision not to recontest for the office was not out of fear or any intimidation. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:CBN Pumps Additional U.S.$331.41 Million Into Forex Market

[This Day] In continuation of its drive to guarantee foreign exchange (forex) liquidity in the system, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) yesterday sold $331.41 million to players in different sectors in the Retail Secondary Market Intervention Sales (SMIS). (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Tambuwal Calls for Fervent Prayers for Lasting Peace in Zamfara, Northeast

[This Day] Sokoto -Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, has called on Islamic scholars and citizens of the state to observe special prayers for a lasting peace in Zamfara State, North-East and Nigeria. (AllAfrica)

Egypt's Sisi sworn in for second term with vow to fight terrorism

The Egyptian president's second term comes after a landslide win and amid a crackdown on opponents. (BBC News)