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Benin summon Nigeria’s ambassador after attack on Benin businesses at the border

Nigeria's ambassador to Benin has been summoned by Benin's foreign minister following attacks on Benin traders on the border between the two countries, an official Benin official said on Sunday."The fact that I called the Nigerian ambassador is an...

Nigerian ‘sex slavery’ ring goes on trial in France

Twenty-four suspected members of a sex trafficking ring accused of forcing Nigerian women into prostitution in France go on trial Wednesday, the latest case to highlight the growing use of Nigerian migrants as sex slaves in Europe.Nigeria was the...

Firefighters battle market inferno at Balogun-Lagos, Nigeria (Video included)

Nigerian firefighters were battling two fires that broke out almost simultaneously Tuesday at a busy market in central Lagos, the country’s largest city and commercial center.Balogun Market, where the fires erupted, is one of Nigeria’s largest textile markets.“We have...

Oscar disqualify Nigeria’s Lionheart for having ‘too much English’ dialogue

Nigerian film director and actor Genevieve Nnaji has protested against the disqualification of her film, Lionheart, from Oscar's Best International Feature Film category.The Academy dropped the Nigerian comedy "for having too much dialogue in English", which violates its rule...

Nigeria sign new deal that increases her share from offshore oil revenue

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed a measure to change the country's agreements with multinational oil companies to significantly increase the share of offshore oil revenue it takes."This afternoon I assented to the bill amending the Deep Offshore...

Xenophobia Ghana style; Nigerian owned shops forcefully closed

Foreign-run shops, mostly belonging to Nigerians, were forcibly closed on Thursday in Kumasi, Ghana's second-largest city, by angry shopkeepers, the president of Ghana's trade union said on Friday.Joseph Obeng, president of the Ghana Union of Traders Association condemned what...

Nigerian supreme court dismisses appeal against Buhari’s re-election

Nigeria’s Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed an appeal by the main opposition candidate to overturn the result of February’s presidential election in which Muhammadu Buhari was returned to office.Atiku Abubakar lodged his initial complaint with the country’s election tribunal,...

Nigerian army to launch indigenous mine resistant ambush protected vehicle

The Nigerian Army is set to launch its first indigenous Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle designed and built by Command Engineering Depot in collaboration with the Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria.According to a statement released on behalf of...

Open letter to Mrs Seinye Lulu-Briggs: Release High Chief Olu Benson Lulu-Briggs body for burial

Dear Ma, I hope this letter meets you in good health.It is with deep sense of respect that I have chosen to write to you via this medium to say some of my thoughts regarding the raging issues which has...

Depletion in water resources causing disease among populace.

The global statistic indicating depletion in Water Resources as prompted concern from WaterAid Nigeria .This concern was raised at a market sensitization program on handwashing as a continuation of commemorating this year Global handwashing day.They blamed the poor adoption...
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