Nigeria

Nigeria Issues Arrest Warrants For Ex-ministers Over Malabu Oil Deal

A Nigerian judge issued arrest warrants for two former ministers and an Eni manager over the sale of offshore oilfield OPL 245 by Malabu Oil and Gas in 2011, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission said on Twitter on Wednesday. Dan Etete,...
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‘you Cannot Muzzle The Media’: Nigerian Journalists On Press Freedom Under Buhari

A billboard for Nigeria's incumbent president Muhammadu Buhari and his deputy, who won re-election in February. (CPJ/Jonathan Rozen)By Jonathan RozenNEW YORK, Apr 17 2019 (IPS) When Nigeria’s incumbent president Muhammadu Buhari won...

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'i Am Not For Sale,' Say Nigerian Women In Anti-trafficking Campaign

Nigeria's anti-trafficking agency is trying a new approach to preventing women's exploitation abroad by sharing inspirational stories of women who made it at home, it said on Monday. The “Not for Sale” campaign was rolled out last month with...

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Five Years After Boko Haram Kidnap, 112 Chibok Girls Still Missing

Aisha Musa Maina digs through an old bag looking for memories of her daughter Hauwa, one of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped five years ago by Boko Haram jihadists in northeastern Nigeria. All she has left are old papers damaged by dust and...

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Friday’s Daily Brief: Human Rights In Sudan, Sombre Anniversaries For Rwanda And Nigeria, And...

Top news on Friday included: a call for respect for human rights in Sudan’s protests; the 25th anniversary of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda; five years since the Chibok girls were abducted in Nigeria; the UN chief condemning a deadly...
Related topics: Human Rights, Sudan, Anniversaries, Rwanda, Libya, Protests, Terrorism

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Nigeria’s Population Projected To Double By 2050

With Nigeria’s population growing at more than 3% a year, Nigerian authorities are offering free family planning methods and advice to Nigerian families in an effort to slow population growth. It can be difficult to provide for a large family....

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'stop Touching Us': Women Protest Against Harassment At Nigeria's Street Markets

In Lagos, street vendors say that they touch and grab their female customers to drum up sales. A group called Market March Movement has formed to protest against the street harassment.(Image credit: Frédéric Soltan/via Getty Images)
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Nigeria Halts Mining In Gold-rich Zamfara To Flush Out Bandits

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Mining has been suspended in the gold-rich Nigerian state of Zamfara as police and military crackdown on armed bandits, who are in cahoots with illegal miners, the president’s office said Sunday.
Related topics: Russia, Moscow, Police, Military

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Young, Dreadlocked Or Tattooed In Nigeria? Police Might Harass Or Kill You.

SARS is a ‘police squad that operates outside the law’Screenshot of slain Nigerian youth, Kolade Johnson, with his fiancee Stephanie. On Sunday, March 31, Kolade Johnson, a 36-year-old father of one, was shot dead by the Special Anti...
Related topics: Tattoos, Police, Screenshots

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Three Men Die After Alleged Drug Orgy In Nigeria

According to the Daily Post, three men have died after "having a foursome with a woman" at a hostel in Ihiagwa, Nigeria.

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Boko Haram Militants Target Civilians In Niger’s Diffa Region

The United Nations reports armed men killed dozens of civilians and displaced thousands during increasingly violent and frequent attacks last month in the Diffa region in southeastern Niger.  The Diffa region, which borders Nigeria and Chad, is...

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Islamic State Says It Killed 18 Soldiers In West Africa 

Jihadist group Islamic State said Thursday that it had killed 13 Nigerian soldiers and five troops from a west African anti-militant force in attacks over recent days. Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), which split from Nigeria-based...

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Nigeria’s Small Businesses Want Government Help, But Corruption Is Draining It Away

Forget Rodeo Drive, Fifth Avenue, or Regent Street—Balogun Market in Lagos truly is the shopping capital of the world. Its densely-packed, umbrella-shielded corrugated metal stalls is abuzz with trades and transactions. Hundreds more shops,...

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Great Dane Onuachu Fires First-minute Winner For Nigeria

Johannesburg (AFP) – Denmark-based Paul Onuachu scored within the first minute Tuesday to give Nigeria a 1-0 victory over Egypt in a high-profile African international friendly in Asaba.   From the kick-off, the ball was lofted forward to...
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Pope Prays For Nicaragua, Victims In African Attacks

Pope Francis prayed on Sunday for the victims of attacks in Nigeria and Mali, and for the success of talks underway in Nicaragua aimed at solving a yearlong political crisis in the country.   "Let's pray for the numerous victims of the recent...
Related topics: Pope Francis, Religion, Nicaragua, Mali

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Late Simon Goal Seals Win For Nigeria

Asaba (Nigeria) (AFP) – Nigeria needed 90 minutes to quell the Seychelles and a 3-1 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying home victory on Friday. Nigeria took the lead, but the Indian Ocean islanders equalised before half-time and trailed by only...

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Why #thisismyhustle Is Trending In Nigeria

Across the country, young people are proudly sharing their side hustles and main gigs, from baking wedding cakes to growing ginger to laying tile.(Image credit: Courtesy of Ismail Abdulahi, Abdullahi Musa/Twitter )
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Thousands Of Christians Murdered In Nigerian “genocide” … Scoop Video

Thousands of Christians have been murdered in Nigeria by the radical militant group known as the “Fulani Herdsmen,” which is mostly Muslim. According to church leaders in Nigeria, the Fulani Herdsmen brutally murdered over 6,000...
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A.m. Roundup: Cuomo Drops Marijuana Legalization From Proposed State Budget

Good morning. Here’s some uplifting content to start your day: Meet Tanitoluwa Adewumi, an 8-year-old refugee who won the state’s chess championship. The boy, who fled from religious persecution in Nigeria, lives in a homeless shelter...
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Exploiting The New Zealand Mosque Attack

Paul Joseph Watson weighs in on the alarmingly authoritarian efforts by the liberal establishment to exploit the New Zealand mosque attack: More on the larger-scale yet widely ignored anti-Christian terrorism in Nigeria here. On tips from...
Related topics: New Zealand, Terrorism

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