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Take a medical leave now, Nigerian activists urge Buhari

Thirteen civil society leaders on Monday urged Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari to take a medical leave immediately as his heath situation is deteriorating. In an open letter titled “President Buhari should take medical leave immediately”, the civil society leaders questioned Buhari’s absence from the latest two weekly cabinet meetings and speculation about his ability to […]

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Nigeria grants bail to Biafra movement leader

Nigerian federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday granted bail to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, citing his deteriorating health conditions. The embattled Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu, who is also acclaimed Director of Biafra Television, has been in detention since October 14, 2015. On Tuesday, the […]

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Nigeria’s anti-graft watchdog recovers $53.6m in Q1 2017

The Nigerian anti-graft Watchdog, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Sunday said it has recovered over $53.6 million in the last four months. According to the Acting Head of the agency, Ibrahim Magu, the EFCC recorded 62 convictions in the first quarter of 2017. “Apart from several other recoveries running into several billions […]

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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 […]

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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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