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Nigeria, Cameroon hit by deadly bomb attack

In Nigeria, at least 30 people were killed in the northeastern state of Borno after an improvised explosive device detonated on a bridge Monday. According to local sources, the bomb detonated on a crowded market on a bridge connecting the Nigerian town of Gamboru and Cameroon’s Fotokol. Authorities said more than 35 other people, including […]

Nigeria: Police on high alert as Shiites react to US killing of Iranian commander

In Nigeria, the Islamic Movement (IMN) or Shiites “has strongly condemned the provocative airstrike”, ordered by US President Donald Trump. The airstrike led to the death of Iranian top General and Guards Commander, Quaseem Soleimani and Iraqi Commander, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis.   Nigerian Police have been placed on a heightened state since the incident. The […]

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Guinea-Bissau’s President-elect visits Senegal, Congo Brazzaville, Nigeria

President-elect of Guinea-Bissau, Umaro Sissoco Embalo has started a regional tour to boost ties with his regional counterparts.   In Senegal, first stop since he was announced the winner of the election rerun last week, Mr. Embalo met with president Macky Sall in what the Senegalese presidency said was: “A sign of recognition for the […]

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Buhari pledges to step down at end of second term

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari says he will be stepping down when his second term in office ends in 2023. There has been increased tension in Nigeria in the past few weeks after reports made news of back-door discussions on the president’s decision to remain in power, especially that Buhari has a history of disobeying court […]

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Nigeria announces visas on arrival for all African visitors in 2020

Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari has announced Nigeria will begin issuing visas on arrival for all African nationals from next year. Buhari announced the plan while attending a peace and development forum in Egypt. “We in Nigeria have already taken the strategic decision to bring down barriers that have hindered the free movement of our people […]

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Nigeria hosts a Forum on the implementation of the AfCFTA

Nigeria is hosting the National AfCFTA Forum on the “Effective Implementation of the AfCFTA for Industrialization and Inclusive Economic Development” from 5-6 December 2019, local media reported. The forum is co-organized by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the European Union, the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), the Nigerian Association of Chambers of […]

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Nigeria: Reintegration process of repentant Boko Haram militants starts

The reintegration process in society of former Boko Haram militants after their rehabilitation at the military’s “Operation Safe Corridor” in the Nigerian northeastern state of Gombe began on Wednesday. At least 983 repentant Boko Haram militants, including five women, are benefiting from the reintegration process, after they were cleared by the military following a 12-month […]

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Nigeria fines 12 banks for failing to meet loan deadline

The Central Bank of Nigeria has fined 12 commercial banks, including the local subsidiary of US Citigroup, a total of 500 billion Naira ($1.4 billion), for failing to increase loans to meet a regulatory target. According to the central bank, the banks failed to comply with the minimum loan-to-deposit ratio of 60% set at the […]

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World’s most dangerous, unfriendly places through expatriates’ eyes

A recent research published by InterNations has named Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya and Egypt among the world’s most dangerous places to live and work in, for expatriates. The report polled 20,259 expats representing 182 nationalities and living in 187 countries or territories, covering topics such as quality of life, cost of living, personal finance, safety […]

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South Africa: Nigerians fly back to Lagos after xenophobic attacks

Almost 200 Nigerians have left South Africa and returned to Lagos amid xenophobic violence in the southern African nation. The repatriation came after a cycle of violence burst out in Johannesburg leading to attacks on hundreds of foreigners-owned businesses. Videos circulating online purportedly showing Nigerians being killed triggered outrage online, although Nigeria’s foreign ministry said […]

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