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Air Peace Nigeria sack pilots, cuts pay over Covid-19 impacts

Nigeria's largest airline Air Peace said on Tuesday it had laid off a number of pilots and cut salaries in order to cope with the impact of the coronavirus on its operations.The private carrier did not disclose the number...

Shoprite joins Woolworths, Mr Price as it exits Nigeria after 15 years

Africa's biggest grocery retailer, Shoprite, is set to follow in the footsteps of Woolworths and Mr. Price as it exits the continent's most populated country, Nigeria, after 15 years.The Cape Town-based retailer has started a formal process to consider...

Gunmen kill 11 in Gora Gan village, Kaduna, Nigeria

Motorcycle-riding gunmen in Kaduna, Nigeria have killed 11 people, local government and community leaders said on Wednesday, in the latest violence in the area.The attack on Monday came a day after assailants gunned down 18 wedding guests in a...

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...
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Military base in Somali capital rocked by bomb blast, at least 8 dead

A huge blast rocked a military base in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu near a stadium on Saturday, killing at least...
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Ivory Coast opposition says Ouattara 3rd term quest would destabilise country

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara’s decision to run for a third term in office violates the constitution and will destabilise a country still recovering...

South African police clash with protesters at Zimbabwe embassy

South African police fired rubber bullets and stun grenades to disperse dozens of protesters outside the Zimbabwean embassy in Pretoria on Friday, an AFP...

Ivory Coast’s Ouattara joins the infamous club, seeks for a third term

After weeks of denials and playing hide and seek, Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara has finally shown that like many African leaders, he cannot...

Lightning strikes again for Tanzanian miner with another huge gem find

Lightning has struck again for a small-scale miner in Tanzania Laizer Saninu, who became an overnight millionaire over a month ago when he unearthed...