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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...

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...

Uniport student wins Princewills Trust December prize

An undergraduate at the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria, Tombari Akata, has won the December 2019 edition of the Help the Hardworker Project of Princewill Trust Foundation.Speaking while presenting the cash price of N100,000 ($275) to the beneficiary at...

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...

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...

Bosnia to release table tennis players to Nigeria

Bosnian authorities have told the BBC that two Nigerian students who were wrongfully deported to Bosnia from Croatia will soon be sent home, but haven't given a specific date for their return.The students who were attending a university table...

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...

Orji Kalu secretly whisked to Abuja

The former governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu who was convicted in Lagos High Court last week and send to Ikoyi prison has now been moved to Kuje prison in the Federal Capital Territory Abuja.Embattled former Abia...
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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...