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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...

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...

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...

Boko Haram raze village, kill 69 in Borno northeast, Nigeria

Boko Haram gunman stormed Faduma village in Borno State, Northeast, Nigeria, killed at least 69 people and razed the village to the ground on Tuesday afternoon, according to Reuters.The jihadists arrived the village of Faduma Koloram, in Gubio local...

Gunmen kill 21 in fresh attacks in Zamfara, Nigeria

Armed gangs often officially referred to as bandits, have killed 21 people in the latest bloody assaults on villages in restive northwest Nigeria, police said.Assailants trying to steal cattle shot dead 15 people in clashes with local residents in...

Failed, fake and abandoned health Facilities in Kano

Hidden in the Emirates’ hinterland are several abandoned Primary Healthcare Clinics. Despite spending billions of Naira to build and rehabilitate Primary Healthcare Centres in Kano State, many are covered with dust are over grown grasses.Victor Emeruwa followed the funds...

Report says Nigerians paid $18.434m as ransom to kidnappers in 9 years

A new report by Nigeria leading geopolitical platform, SBM Intelligence, has shown that between year 2011 and April 2020, Nigerians have lost at least $18.34 million to kidnappers as payments made to secure the release of their loved ones.Of...
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Death of Ivory Coast PM: Is Ouattara set to run for third term?

Ivory Coast’s ruling party may ask President Alassane Ouattara to rethink his decision not to stand for a third term, after the sudden death...

S/Sudan diplomat sparks uproar after urinating during live panel discussion

A South Sudanese diplomat in the United States, Gordon Buay has sparked an online uproar when he was seen urinating during a live Facebook...

Ragtag Burkina Faso’s volunteer fighters no match for jihadists

Issa Tamboure, 63, a member of local defense fighters was no match for gun-wielding jihadists who attacked his village in northern Burkina Faso in...

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...