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Breaking news: Supreme court sacks Ihedioha, declares Uzodinma winner of Imo guber election

The Nigerian Supreme Court has declared Senator Hope Uzodimma as governor of Imo State. The seven-member panel of justices today held that Emeka Ihedioha was not duly elected Governor.Earlier in the day, the issue of candidacy of the All...

Billionaire Aliko Dangote renews interest in Arsenal takeover

Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote, who has previously been linked with buying the club, has delivered an update on his interest in the Gunners.He told the David Rubenstein Show: "It is a team that yes I would like to buy...

Fifty years after the Biafran war, Nigeria still struggle with it’s memory

While in the rest of Africa's most populous nation many know little about the history of Biafra, in the former capital of the self-proclaimed state at Enugu the memory of those years lives on.Biafran flags - an iconic red,...

Boko Haram attack Borno killing 20 soldiers, displacing hundreds

About 20 soldiers were killed and nearly 1,000 people made homeless in a militant attack on Monguno, Borno State, Nigeria, two residents and a military source said on Wednesday.The militants entered Monguno in Borno state posing as a convoy...

Over 30 killed in bomb blast on crowded bridge in Borno, Nigeria

At least 30 people were killed in the northeastern Nigerian state of Borno after an improvised explosive device detonated on a bridge, sources said on Monday.The bomb detonated at roughly 5 p.m. local time (1600 GMT) on a crowded...

History Special: Queen Amina, a warrior among men

In many climes in Africa, women have had to struggle to rise above the perking order of patriarchal expectations.They were highly accepted among men when it came to lesser games but when it comes to strong communal decisions or...

Islamic militants kill 10 in attack targeting aid workers, Christians in Nigeria

Islamist militants killed at least 10 people and took two women captive in an attack on a convoy in northern Nigeria that targeted Christians and those associated with international aid groups, witnesses said on Friday.In the Dec. 22 attack,...

Judge in Nigeria says sex work not a crime

Justice Binta Nyako of a high court in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, on Thursday declared that sex work is not a crime since there is no law that forbids it.In her ruling she awarded damages to 16 women who...

Action Against Hunger says Islamist group has killed 4 workers held hostage in Nigeria.

An armed group that kidnapped humanitarian workers in northeastern Nigeria five months ago has claimed it killed four hostages, international aid agency Action Against Hunger said on Friday.Six people were abducted in July near the town of Damasak, in...

Leading scorer in Dutch league, Cyriel Dessers chooses Nigeria over Belgium

Heracles striker Cyriel Dessers has revealed his desire to play for Nigeria at international level rather than his country of birth Belgium.The 24-year-old, who was born in Leuven to a Belgian father and qualifies for Nigeria through his mother,...
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South African man shoots his wife, son and mother then himself

The Secunda community in South Africa is reeling in shock after a man Carel Naude, shot his wife, their disabled child, his own mother...

Museum in Benin rep. celebrates return of stolen artifacts from France

More than two years after France promised to return colonial-era treasures to their African homes, Benin — ostensibly the first recipient of the groundbreaking...

Suspense in Guinea-Bissau as Supreme Court calls for clarification of presidential vote result

The outcome of Guinea-Bissau’s presidential election was thrown into doubt on Friday after the Supreme Court called for a clarification of the tally hours...

Eastern Libya halts more than half the country’s oil output

Eastern Libya ports controlled by commander Khalifa Haftar, who is trying to seize the capital Tripoli, are shutting down oil exports, slashing national crude...