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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...

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...

Dutch court found Shell liable for Niger-delta oil spills

A Dutch appeals court has ruled that the Nigerian branch of oil giant Shell is responsible for damage caused by leaks in the Niger Delta.The court ordered Shell Nigeria to pay compensation to Nigerian farmers, while the subsidiary and...

Nigerian taxi driver gets 2-year jail term for theft

Nigerian taxi driver, Adetunji Tunde Oluwasegun 45, has been sentenced to two years imprisonment for fraudulently converting to personal use a sum N2million that was erroneously transferred into his account.The Ilorin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes...

Global Igbo leaders wants Ohaneze election postponed, call for caretaker committee

The Global Igbo Leaders held a virtual Emergency meeting via zoom on 3rd January 2021, to review the impact of Covid-19 and coming Ohaneze election and sent a 5-point communique to the following:Ime Obi Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo - President General...

Obiozor will climax the death of Ohaneze if elected

Sir, as a stakeholder what is your views about the forthcoming election of Ohaneze?My views just like those of the majority of the stakeholders is for Ndigbo to insist on fairness, equity and the right things to be done...

John Bazia: Confession of a debtor and kleptomaniac

By Paulinus NsirimOur attention has been drawn to the rantings of John Bazia, former Commissioner for Chieftaincy and Community Affairs in Governor Nyesom Wike’s first tenure, published in some national Dailies.In the said publications, Mr Bazia, who has started...

Nigeria announce immediate reopening of Seme border, others

Nigerian government announced Wednesday the immediate reopening of four border crossing points, more than one year after the borders were closed to crack down on smuggling.Nigeria closed its land borders last year to curb smuggling of rice and arms,...
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Chad says army killed 300 rebels fighters

Chad military says it has killed some 300 rebels advancing on the capital, N’Djamena, as the government on Monday...
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