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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...

2nd Islamic school where kids are tortured busted in Nigeria.

Hundreds of captives who were beaten, abused and held in squalid conditions at an Islamic school in northern Nigeria escaped prior to a raid this week, police said on Tuesday.Nearly 300 men and boys had been at the facility...

Amnesty Int’l decries lack of press freedom in Nigeria

Amnesty International (AI) said on Monday that Nigerian journalists live in a "climate of fear" and 19 of them have been arrested, some even tortured in the past 12 months."Journalists, bloggers and activists are increasingly intimidated, harassed, sometimes physically...

Nigerian man behind bars for having sex with his 3 daughters

A man in Uyo Akwa Ibom State South-south Nigeria is currently behind bars awaiting his date in court, for having sex with his three biological daughters.The public prosecutor, Joseph Umoren said the incest occurred recently in Uyo Akwa Ibom...

Judge in UK rules Nigeria can appeal ruling on $9 billion P&ID case

A judge in UK has given Nigeria permission to seek to overturn a ruling that would have allowed a private firm to try to seize more than $9 billion in assets from the West African country. The judge also granted...
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Uganda protest killing of two nationals by Rwanda border officials

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Mali says several extremists dead in new military offensive

Mali’s government says several extremists have been killed after the army launched a large-scale offensive in parts of the central Mopti region.The government said...

Embattled Guinea president replaces security minister amid deadly protests

Guinea President Alpha Conde announced on Monday that he was replacing his security minister following deadly protests against suspected efforts by Conde to extend...