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Terrorism, looted funds, security top agenda of Buhari-Trump talks

Nigerian President Buhari on Wednesday met his American counterpart Donald Trump on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly. The two leaders’ talks ranged over the fight against terrorism, repatriation of looted funds and regional maritime security, Nigeria’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama told the media. President Trump encouraged Buhari to keep up the […]

Boko Haram claims lives of 400 civilians since April – AI

Nigeria-based Boko Haram terror group has claimed nearly 400 civilian lives since April, Amnesty International says in a report released on Tuesday (Sept.5). According to the London-based rights group, the Daesh-linked militants have killed at least 381 civilians since April in Nigeria and Cameroon using bombers, mainly young women and girls, to set off explosives. […]

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Nigeria seizes $21mln and property of former oil minister

Nigerian authorities have seized about $21 million and property belonging to former Nigerian Oil Minister Diezani Alison-Madueke amid public Fund embezzlement and corruption scandals in the West African nation. The seizure comes after an investigation conducted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). According to the commission, accounts were opened in local banks by […]

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Nigeria’s unity not negotiable, says Buhari in fist speech after a 103-day absence

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday addressed Nigerians after he spent more than one hundred days in London for medical treatment. His absence sparked numerous protests, including demands for his resignation, as well as calls for more transparency about his health condition. After thanking Nigerians for their prayers, the 74-year-old leader indicated that separatists calling […]

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Nigeria’s Aliko Dangote to invest up to $50bn in US, Europe

Dangote Group, controlled by Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, plans to invest $20bn to $50bn in the United States and Europe over the next seven years in various industries, including renewable energy and petrochemicals, Bloomberg reports. Dangote, whose cement unit is Nigeria’s biggest listed company, will start investing outside the African continent by 2020. In […]

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Nigeria: Suicide bomb attack kills 27, wounds over 80

Suicide bombers on Tuesday killed at least 27 people and wounded 83 in northeast Nigeria, local media reported. A suspected Boko Haram woman bomber blew herself up and killed 27 others at a market in the village of Konduga near Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State. According to the regional Emergency Agency, 45 people were […]

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Nigeria: Trump Okays sale of high-tech attack planes

The United States President Donald Trump has given the go-ahead for the sale of military planes to Nigeria to aid in the fight against Islamist militant group Boko Haram in the Northern regions of the West-African nation, AP news agency reports. In Trump’s first phone call with Buhari in February, he assured the Nigerian president […]

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Nigeria pleads Dangote to speed work on private refinery

Nigerian Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu on Tuesday begs Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, to speed work on his private oil refinery under construction in the oil-rich nation. According to the minister, Nigeria’s dream of ending fuel importation by December 2019 could materialize if the $12bn refinery is ready before the 2019 […]

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Nigeria scores world’s highest number of out-of-school children

In Nigeria, an estimated 10.5 million children are not going to school, scoring the world’s highest number of out-of-school children, Africanews portal reports. With children under 15 years of age accounting for 45 per cent of the 171 million population, the burden on education has become overwhelming. Primary school enrolment has increased in recent years, […]

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Nigeria releases first photo of Buhari in UK after almost 80 days

Nigeria presidency on Sunday, released a photograph of ailing President Muhammadu Buhari, the first in almost three months after the 74-year-old ex-military general was flown to London on his second medical trip this year. The health of Muhammadu Buhari has been the source of constant speculation in the West African country since the start of […]

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