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Nigeria: secret police arrest presidential candidate

Nigeria: secret police arrest presidential candidate

Nigerian security agents have arrested former presidential candidate who was calling for revolution in Africa’s most populous nation. Omoyele Sowore, the flag-bearer of the African Action Congress in the February 2019 presidential election, has been arrested by the operatives of the Department of State Services, local media reported. According to local media, DSS operatives arrested […]

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Crisis in Nigeria ‘far from over’; more efforts needed to help the most vulnerable

Ten years after the start of a violent insurgency in north-east Nigeria plunged the country into a humanitarian crisis that is “still far from over”, the United Nations and its aid partners have underscored the need to “collectively redouble efforts” to help the most vulnerable. “We are here today to remember those who have lost […]

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Nigerian police frees four abducted Turks

The Nigerian police have secured the release of four Turkish construction workers kidnapped one week ago. Police spokesman, Frank Mba, told AFP Sunday, the four Turkish nationals were in “good health”. Police, according to Frank Mba, detained three suspects and seized one AK-47 rifle in an operation on Friday to free the men. Gunmen according […]

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Nigeria: Suspected Boko Haram attack on a funeral leaves 65 dead

In Nigeria, at least 65 people died in attacks by suspected Islamists in northeastern Borno region, state television reported on Sunday. According to local government chairman Mohammed Bulama, the assailants killed 21 people returning from the funeral on Saturday and another 44 people when they tried to regroup to defend themselves. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari […]

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Renault to start assembling, distributing two models in Nigeria

French automaker Renault announced Thursday it reached a deal with a Nigerian local partner for the production and distribution of its “Logan” and “Duster” models. Lagos-based Coscharis Group will provide its plant for the production and distribution of the Renault vehicles through its sales network in the West African country. “With a population of over […]

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Ghana to host African Continental Free Trade Area Secretariat

The Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU) has selected Ghana as the host country for the Secretariat of the African Continental (AfCFTA) Free Trade Area. The announcement was made on Sunday, 7 July 2019, during the 12th AU Extraordinary Summit held in Niamey, the capital of Niger, after Ghana […]

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Nigeria: At least 45 people killed in fuel tanker blast

As many as 45 Nigerians lost their life in the explosion of a fuel tanker in the village of of Ahumbe in Benue state on Monday, after the trailer crashed. Benue state Federal Road Safety Commission Sector Commander Aliyu Baba told media that his forces recovered at least 45 corpses and that 101 sustained serious […]

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Nigeria: Triple suicide attack by Boko Haram kills 30

In Nigeria, at least 30 people were killed and dozens injured in a triple suicide attack attributed to Boko Haram in northeastern Borno state, local media reported on Monday. According to emergency services, three suicide bombers set off their explosive charges on Sunday evening in front of a football broadcasting center where dozens of people […]

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Nigeria donates $1m to cyclone-hit Mozambique, Malawi

The federal government of Nigeria has donated tons of medical supplies and half a million dollars to cyclone-stricken Mozambique and Malawi. Nigerian Foreign Affairs Minister Geoffrey Onyeama visited the two countries to hand over the assistance. In both countries, Onyeama stressed that the support was a show of brotherhood and solidarity at a critical time […]

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Microsoft launches $100m Development Centers in Africa

Tech giant Microsoft has launched a $100 million Africa Development Centre (ADC) with offices in Kenya and Nigeria. The program will support the recruitment of 100 full-time engineers by the end of the year, and 500 engineers by the end of 2023. The tech company is betting on African innovation in fields like fintech, agritech […]

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