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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 […]

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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Nigeria: Etisalat changes brand into 9mobile

Nigeria’s telecommunication company Etisalat Nigeria announced Tuesday it was changing its name, to become 9mobile, reports say. Etisalat Nigeria is the country’s fourth largest telecom operator and boasts over 20 million customers. Its owners, Emerging Markets Telecommunication Services Limited (EMTS) have informed Nigeria’s Communications Commission (NCC) about the name-change. The new name will be fully […]

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Boko Haram Strikes again in Borno State

The terror group Boko Haram has apparently stricken again in the Nigerian Borno State on Monday killing eight persons and injuring eighteen. The terror attack was perpetrated by a female suicide bomber who detonated herself while she was trying to enter a mosque in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state in northeastern Nigeria, an area […]

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Nigeria: IDP camps recorded 3,000 births in recent months

Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in northeastern Nigerian state of Borno have recorded 3,000 births in the last 6 months, the state’s Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) disclosed on Tuesday. “We recorded 3,000 births among IDPs in the last six months. The mothers were supported with drugs and reproductive kits,” SEMA Chairman, Satomi Ahmad said. The […]

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Kenya to introduce new generic AIDS drug as fist country in Africa

Kenya is the first African country to start using a generic version of the latest AIDS drug that can improve and prolong the lives of people living with HIV, Kenya’s government and the global health initiative UNITAID on Wednesday announced. The East African nation will make the generic version of the new first-line drug, known […]

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Benin secures WB loan to ease power crisis

The World Bank has granted a loan of $ 60 million (34.6 billion CFA francs) to Benin to improve the energy performance in the west-African tiny nation. The loan was provided under a development aid fund put in place the international development association (IDA), an arm of the institution, which gives loans to the poorest […]

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Nigeria: ailing Buhari’s audio Hausa speech sparks controversy

Nigeria’s ailing President Muhammadu Buhari has addressed Nigerians for the first time since he left for Britain on medical leave on May 7. In an audio message to mark the Islamic Eid al-Fitr holiday, Buhari who is still in the UK, has called for peace and unity, in the Hausa language. “My greetings to all […]

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