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Confusion over the alleged arrest of Nigeria anti-graft chief

Nigerians were inundated with the reported areest of the acting chairman of Nigeria's anti-graft body the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu by the Department of State Services (DSS).In a quick twist a few hours later, the department...

Nigeria’s Hushpuppi faces decades in US jail – Prosecutors

American federal prosecutors has charged a man they say went by the name "Ray Hushpuppi" and flaunted his extravagant wealth online after conspiring to run schemes that would launder hundreds of millions of dollars, reports South Africa's Business insider.Ramon...

Pirates attack vessel off Nigeria, taking nine hostages

Pirates attacked an oil production vessel off Nigeria in the early hours of Thursday and kidnapped nine Nigerian nationals, the ship’s owner BW Offshore said.The Sendje Berge ship was undergoing maintenance when the attack happened, BW Offshore’s Chief Financial...

Popular Nigerian Twitter influencer and UK based doctor accused of rape

An online celebrity Nigerian medical doctor based in United Kingdom, Dr Funmilayo Ogunsanya is in danger of loosing his medical license after being accused of rape by a lady Bola Aseyan, whom he allegedly helped to move from Nigeria...

Group decries Nigerian AGF comments on whistleblowers and looted fund

Whistle blower not responsible for recovery of looted fund. Call for transparency and consistency in application of whistle blower policyThe African Centre for Media and Information Literacy (AFRICMIL) has restated its call...

Arsenal tie Nigerian teenager Bukayo Saka to long-term deal

Arsenal has tied down Nigerian teenager, Bukayo Saka to a long-term contract on Wednesday, ending speculations over the highly-rated teenager's future.Saka, 18, has made a major impact in 33 appearances in a variety of positions this season and has...

Nigerian-Liberian lawyer in a fight for his career in Liberia

Nigerian-Liberian lawyer, Councillor, Ndubuisi A. Nwabudike is in a fight of his life to save his career after his expulsion by the Liberian Bar Association over Liberian citizenship status.Cllr. Nwabudike had recently been confirmated by the Liberian Senate as...

Ghana to rebuild demolished building in Nigerian embassy

Ghana's minister for foreign affairs has said the country will reconstruct a building demolished inside the Nigerian High Commission compound in Accra.Armed men reportedly stormed the compound last week and destroyed buildings under construction. Two people have been arrested...

Group calls for passage of whistleblower protection law in Nigeria

Media right advocacy group, the African Centre for Media & Information Literacy (AFRICMIL) has called for the passage of a whistleblower protection law in Nigeria.In a statement to mark this year’s World Whistleblowing Day, the organisation noted that Nigeria...

Scores killed in fresh attacks in Katsina, Nigeria

Armed gangs killed 57 people in a string of attacks on villages in northwest Nigeria, residents said on Wednesday, as security forces struggle to curb violence in the region.Roughly 150 gunmen on motorcycles opened fire on residents before looting...
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Ivory Coast PM and ruling RHDP candidate for presidency in next election dies at 61

Amadou Gon Coulibaly, Ivory Coast’s prime minister and the ruling party’s candidate for an October presidential election, died on Wednesday, President Alassane Ouattara said.The...