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Death toll from bomb explosion at busy Bauchi phone market rises to 31

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Staff, (Vanguard) - The causality figure of the yesterday bomb explosion that rocked a busy phone market known as Kasuwan Jagol in Azare, Katagum Local Government Area of Bauchi state has risen to 31 while 30 patients are currently on admission.

2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier: Nigeria brighten qualification hopes, beat Congo 2-0

'Tana Aiyejina, (Punch) - African champions Nigeria brightened their chances of qualifying for the 2015 African Cup of Nations courtesy of a 2-0 win over Congo in Pointe-Noire on Saturday.

Mubi recaptured by a combined force of the military and local hunters Boko Haram leader arrested

Hassan Ibrahim-Kaduna, (Vanguard) - Leader of Boko Haram insurgents, Amir, has been arrested in Mubi, Adamawa State, by a combined force of the military and local hunters. A BBC Hausa report said Amir was overpowered during an encounter and had since been taken to an unknown destination.

Why we refused to sell Cobra attack helicopters to Nigeria - U.S.

ADELANI ADEPEGBA, (Punch) - The cobra attack helicopter is a combat aircraft used by the US marines with the ability to climb at the rate of 8.2meters per second. It is equipped with a 20 mm M197 3-barreled Gatling cannon in the A/A49E-7 turret (750 rounds ammo capacity).