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Decay and deception: Stories of broken health facilities in Akwa Ibom

Rated as one State with comparatively better infrastructure, Akwa Ibom’s basic health infrastructure is unchecked and crumbling. In this report, Steve Jebose Investigates a purported 50m naira ($138,310) contract award by the Federal government for the construction of a...

Amnesty International condemns proposed hate speech and social media bills in Nigeria

Amnesty International has condemned two bills before Nigerian Senate relating to freedom of expression online, including one which proposes the death penalty for 'hate speech.'Amnesty International say those bills, supported by the Nigerian government, represent an alarming escalation in...

Fulani herdsmen killed more Nigerians than Boko Haram in 2018

According to 2019 Global Terrorism Index (GTI) report, published by Premium Times, attacks from herders killed more Nigerians in 2018, than Boko Haram.The GTI report released on Wednesday ranked Nigeria, for the fifth consecutive time, since 2015, as the...

Court dismisses rape allegation against Pastor Fatoyinbo

A Nigerian High Court sitting in Abuja has dismissed the case filed by Photographer, Busola Dakolo against Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA). This came after Fatoyinbo filed an objection and an affidavit at the Court...

Nigerian ‘sex slavery’ ring goes on trial in France

Twenty-four suspected members of a sex trafficking ring accused of forcing Nigerian women into prostitution in France go on trial Wednesday, the latest case to highlight the growing use of Nigerian migrants as sex slaves in Europe.Nigeria was the...

Firefighters battle market inferno at Balogun-Lagos, Nigeria (Video included)

Nigerian firefighters were battling two fires that broke out almost simultaneously Tuesday at a busy market in central Lagos, the country’s largest city and commercial center.Balogun Market, where the fires erupted, is one of Nigeria’s largest textile markets.“We have...

Nigerian supreme court dismisses appeal against Buhari’s re-election

Nigeria’s Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed an appeal by the main opposition candidate to overturn the result of February’s presidential election in which Muhammadu Buhari was returned to office.Atiku Abubakar lodged his initial complaint with the country’s election tribunal,...

Archbishop of York, warns of ‘environmental genocide’ in Nigeria

The Archbishop of York, John Sentamu, has described the damage done by oil exploration in Nigeria as an environmental genocide.Speaking to the BBC as part of a commission investigating the impact of multinational oil companies in the southern Bayelsa...

Nigerian army to launch indigenous mine resistant ambush protected vehicle

The Nigerian Army is set to launch its first indigenous Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle designed and built by Command Engineering Depot in collaboration with the Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria.According to a statement released on behalf of...

Open letter to Mrs Seinye Lulu-Briggs: Release High Chief Olu Benson Lulu-Briggs body for burial

Dear Ma, I hope this letter meets you in good health.It is with deep sense of respect that I have chosen to write to you via this medium to say some of my thoughts regarding the raging issues which has...
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