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50 years after the Biafra war, Nigeria agrees to pay victims

50 years after the Biafra civil war, Nigeria’s government has accepted to pay $245million compensation to the victims, local media reported. According to papers of the court of the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS Court of Justice, the federal government of Africa’s most populous nation has agreed to pay the damages, following legal […]

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Nigeria: Buhari sacks top officials over missing funds

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday dismissed two top civil servants over graft allegations in Africa’s most populous nation. President Buhari had ordered the sacking of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, and the Director General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ayodele Oke, following a review of a panel report […]

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Georges Weah visits Nigerian Prophet T.B. Joshua ahead of runoff election in Liberia

Former world footballer of the year and candidate in the Liberian presidential election, Georges Weah, on Sunday visited Nigeria to seek the support of the country’s controversial pastor, TB Joshua, to win the runoff elections in the West African nation. The presidential runoff elections between Georges Weah and Vice-president Boakai are scheduled for November 7. […]

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Sub-Saharan Africa to record slow growth – WB’s Africa Pulse report

Sub-Saharan Africa’s economy is growing more slowly this year than expected, the World Bank said on Wednesday. According to the Bretton Wood institution’s Africa Pulse report, the slow growth of the region is largely due to weak investment and productivity. The Bank said the downgrade to 2017 projections was due to various conditions, including the […]

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Chad: African Union surprised at U.S. travel ban

The African Union on Tuesday condemned the latest United States (U.S.) travel ban which has included Chad. An executive orders signed by President Trump on Sunday has suspended business and tourist visas for Chadians. The move, according to Washington comes as Ndjamena fail to share terrorism-related and other crucial information requested by the U.S. Seven […]

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Nigeria’s pro-Biafra group not a terrorist organization – US

The United States (U.S.) this weekend said blacklisted-pro-Biafra group is not a terrorist organization as stated by the federal government of Nigeria. According to the spokesman of the American Embassy in Abuja, Russell Brooks, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is not a terrorist organisation, but the United States government is strongly committed to Nigeria’s unity. […]

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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 […]

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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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