Robbers attack CBN bullion van, kill 2 policemen, injure 3 others

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Armed robbers on Tuesday attacked a bullion van belonging to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), at Hawan Kibo hills, near Riyom in Plateau, killing two policemen attached to the van as escorts.

The spokesman of Plateau Police Command, Terna Tyopev, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Jos that the van was ambushed by the robbers.

He said three other policemen attached to the bullion van were injured.

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Jailbreak: Nigerian govt sacks 23 prison officers, suspends 11 others

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The Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Services Board (CDFIPB), at its emergency meeting held on Thursday 11th August, 2016, approved the dismissal of 3 senior Prisons officers serving in Kuje Medium Security prison and 3 other senior officers serving in Koton Karfe prison for their complicity in the escape of prisoners from the respective prisons. The dismissal letters dated 12th August, 2016 were signed by the Secretary to the Board Alhaji A A Ibrahim.

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Zambia’s Lungu wins country’s presidential election

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Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu has been declared winner of the country’s August 11 presidential election, the country’s electoral commission announced on Monday.

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CAF Champions League: Zamalek knock out Enyimba

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Reigning Nigerian League champions, Enyimba, have been knocked out of this year’s CAF Champions League following their 1-0 loss to Zamalek in Cairo on Monday night.

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Boko Haram: Nigerian journalist, Salkida, replies Army after being declared wanted

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Ahmad Salkida, the Nigerian journalist declared wanted by the Nigerian Army over Boko Haram’s latest video, on Monday said he had commenced preparations to return to country to honour the invitation.

In a statement he released on Monday, Mr. Salkida said the Army knew he was not in the country prior to being declared wanted, adding that his journey home would be quickened if the government could fund his trip.

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The bring back our girldgroup(BBOG) vows to march to Aso rock

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The BringBackOurGirls movement (BBOG), on Sunday said President Muhammadu Buhari has no more excuse not to rescue the school girls abducted by Boko Haram terrorists over two years in Chibok, Borno State.

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Rio Olympics: Bolt wins third 100m title, South African set World Record in 400m

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The tracks in Rio were literally set on fire early Monday morning with breathtaking performances from athletes all jostling for medals in the 2016 Olympic Games which is gradually winding down.

Two stand-out performances came from Jamaica’s Usain Bolt and South African Wayde Van Niekerk who shocked the world with his record performance in the men’s 400m men’s final race.

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Arturo Vidal & Thomas Muller finally gave bayern the win in the German super cup against dortmund

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Bayern Munich ended their four-year wait for victory in the German Super Cup by beating Borussia Dortmund 2-0 at the Westfalenstadion.

Arturo Vidal and Thomas Muller scored the second-half goals to grant Carlo Ancelotti a winning start to life as Bayern coach, and earn the defending Bundesliga champions and DFB-Pokal winners the first trophy of the new season in Germany.

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Barcelona beat Sevilla in Super Cup first leg with Suarez on the scoring sheet

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Luis Suarez was back in the goal-scoring form as Barcelona claimed a Spanish Super Cup advantage with a 2-0 victory away to Sevilla.

Suarez, who scored 59 goals for Barca last season, opened his account for the new campaign early in the second half and substitute Munir added a second nine minutes from time.from the Turkey international allowed the Uruguayan striker to pick his spot from 12 yards.

Barcelona were far better after the break and Munir scored with his first touch as he burst onto Lionel Messi’s measured pass.

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores as Man United win at Bournemouth

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Zlatan Ibrahomovic scored on his Premier League debut as Jose Mourinho’s tenure got off to a fine start with a 3-1 win away at Bournemouth.

Juan Mata and Wayne Rooney also got on the score sheet as Mourinho’s team had far too much power.

The first half was a disappointing affair with very few clear openings.

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