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AfDB questions Africa’s annual $35bn food importation

African Development Bank’s president, Akinwumi Adesina on Thursday lamented the negative effects that huge food imports had on the African continent. Speaking at the Center for Global Development event held in Washington DC, the former Nigerian Agriculture Minister indicated that the continent must break the food import chain and aim for self-sufficiency in food production […]

Nigeria: Meningitis Deaths reach 745

An outbreak of Meningitis in Nigeria has killed 745 people as of Wednesday, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control said, as Africa’s most populous nation attempts to tackle the surge in infections. A Meningitis epidemic two year ago killed 1,100 people and infected more than 10,000 in the country and neighbouring Niger. “We need all […]

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Nigeria: Abuja International Airport Reopens to Air Traffic

Nigeria’s International Airport in the capital city Abuja has formally reopened for operations on Tuesday after six weeks of closure. The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Nigeria’s administrative capital, Abuja, was closed to air traffic six weeks ago to allow works on the damaged runway. An Ethiopian Airlines Airbus A350-900 became the first plane to […]

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USA: FBI Most Wanted for Email Fraud is from Nigeria

The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in a press statement released on its website, declared a Nigerian national living in New York wanted for defrauding victims of over $5 million. According to the FBI, Kelechi Declan James, 32, ran an online scheme with four co-conspirators that tricked victims into wiring money to bank […]

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Nigeria: Security services foil Boko Haram attack on American and British embassies

Nigeria Department State Services (DSS) on Tuesday arrested five suspects who had allegedly concluded plans to attack the United States and United Kingdom embassies in the West African terror-stricken nation. According to the DSS, The Islamist militant group, Boko Haram suspects were arrested in Yobe state on March 22 gave details of the plot and […]

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US plans arm deal with terror-stricken Nigeria

United States government is planning to sell up to a dozen ground attack aircraft to Nigeria’s air force in a deal that could be worth up to $600 million, Reuters reported Monday. The deal according to Reuters will help the West African most populous nation in its fight against the Islamic-state affiliated group Boko Haram. […]

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Nigeria: Ex oil minister Alison-Madueke charged for graft allegations

Nigeria’s former oil minister Diezani Alison-Madueke has been charged for money laundering by the West African nation’s Federal High Court in Lagos. Alison-Madueke, who was minister from 2010 until May 2015 under former president Goodluck Jonathan, is accused of bribing members of the National Electoral Commission before the 2015 national election, the Economic and Financial […]

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UN Security Council adopts historic resolution against Boko Haram

The UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution this weekend providing for greater support to strengthen the capabilities of the regional multinational force that is trying to defeat Boko Haram insurgents and Islamic State extremists in Nigeria and the Lake Chad region. The council indicated that the regional troops need logistical, mobility and communications assistance […]

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Nigeria: Buhari slims his schedule for further treatment

Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari has reduced his working hours since he returned from medical leave, Voice of America reported. According to the US media, the development was likely to slow down the pace of economic reforms “advanced in his absence”. “Buhari was spending between one and four hours a day in his office to conserve […]

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Benin: MPs to amend new constitution this week

Members of Benin’s parliament will scrutinize a draft bill to amend the tiny West African nation’s 1990 constitution on Friday, local media reported. The new text, according to Justice Minister Joseph Djogbenou, will correct the shortcomings of the present constitution. “Changes to the constitution are calculated to inspire confidence in the country’s fundamental law, strengthen […]

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