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Boko Haram threats put police in Abuja-Nigeria on high alert

Threat by the dreaded terror group Boko Haram has put Police in Nigeria federal capital, Abuja on high alert!In response the force has deployed officers on horses and motorcycles to patrol the city, amid reports that the group is...

How a Nigerian nearly had her son taken by Italian officials

In this special story by the BBC, we are sharing how a Nigerian mother who had been trafficked to Italy nearly had her son taken away in a homeless shelter.One sultry afternoon in the main city of the Italian...

Germany to return looted colonial era Benin bronzes

Germany is returning hundreds of artefacts known as Benin Bronzes that were mostly looted from Nigeria, by a British colonial expedition and subsequently sold to collections around the world, including German museums, authorities said Friday.Foreign Minister Heiko Maas welcomed...

A rallying call for Gender Responsive Budgeting

A rallying call for all inclusive budgeting was reignited in Abuja, the Nigerian capital on Friday, 23rd April, 2021, when the Center for Gender Economics - Africa(CGE-Africa) launched the Gender Responsive Budgeting(GRB) Flagship Project.The CGE - a non-governmental organisation...

Italian police arrest 30 Nigerian suspected Black axe members

Italian police have carried out raids across the country, arresting some 30 people suspected of operating for the Nigerian Black Axe mafia syndicate. Police say they face about 100 charges including drug and people trafficking, prostitution and internet fraud. The gang...

Nigeria Buhari appoints Usman Alkali as acting IG of police

The Nigeria president, Muhammadu Buhari has from his health vacation in London, announced the appointment of Deputy Inspector General (DIG), Usman Alkali Baba as acting Inspector General of Police, with immediate effect, ending the controversial extension of IGP Mohammed...

Gun wielding bandits kill 15 in Sokoto, Nigeria

At least 15 people have been shot dead and dozens others wounded by gun wielding bandits in a village in the state of Sokoto, north-western Nigeria.The gunmen opened fire on Monday morning when residents tried to stop them from leaving...

Islamists kill 36 in attacks on two northern Nigerian states

The Islamists in northern Nigeria have killed 36 people in two attacks on Wednesday, a day after the insurgents fired rocket-propelled grenades amid worsening security facing Africa’s most populous nation, officials and residents said.The series of attacks by armed...

Binance responds to Nigeria C. Bank ban on Cryptocurrency

Binance, the largest cryptocurrency exchange platform in the world has temporarily suspended deposits in Nigerian naira — the country’s local fiat currency – in response to letter from Nigeria’s central bank (CBN) on Friday, instructing local banks to identify...

Okonjo-Iweala closes in on WTO top job as rival withdraws

Nigeria's Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is a step closer to becoming the first African and first woman to lead the World Trade Organization, after a South Korean rival withdrew on Friday following months of uncertainty over the body's leadership.Okonjo-Iweala faced opposition...
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U.S envoy arrives Sudan to mediate in Ethiopia’s dam dispute

The U.S envoy for the Horn of Africa was in Sudan on Friday with the aim of resolving the...
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