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Gunmen kill 21 in fresh attacks in Zamfara, Nigeria

Armed gangs often officially referred to as bandits, have killed 21 people in the latest bloody assaults on villages in restive northwest Nigeria, police said.Assailants trying to steal cattle shot dead 15 people in clashes with local residents in...

Failed, fake and abandoned health Facilities in Kano

Hidden in the Emirates’ hinterland are several abandoned Primary Healthcare Clinics. Despite spending billions of Naira to build and rehabilitate Primary Healthcare Centres in Kano State, many are covered with dust are over grown grasses.Victor Emeruwa followed the funds...

Report says Nigerians paid $18.434m as ransom to kidnappers in 9 years

A new report by Nigeria leading geopolitical platform, SBM Intelligence, has shown that between year 2011 and April 2020, Nigerians have lost at least $18.34 million to kidnappers as payments made to secure the release of their loved ones.Of...

Buhari submits a revised 2020 budget to the senate

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday submitted a revised 2020 budget of 10.51 trillion naira ($29.19 billion) to the senate for approval.The coronavirus pandemic and an oil price plunge have magnified headwinds in Africa’s biggest economy, which relies heavily...

ISWAP kill 5 soldiers in attack on military outpost in Borno, Nigeria

Jihadists group Islamic State West Province (ISWAP) have killed five soldiers in an attack on a military outpost in Borno State, northeast Nigeria, army sources said on Thursday.Fighters from the ISWAP group in several trucks opened fire on troops...

Nigeria Supreme court frees Orji Uzor Kalu, voids conviction

The Nigeria Supreme Court on Friday voided the judgement of a Federal High Court in Lagos, that sentenced former Abia State governor and Senate Chief Whip, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu to a 12-year jail term.Senator Kalu had been accused...

Nigerian priest moved from German parish over racist threats

A Nigerian Roman Catholic priest, Father Patrick Asomugha is standing down from his parish in Western Germany after a series of race related attacks.Father Asomugha and the local diocese agreed that his position had become untenable, despite the support...

Gunmen kill 47 in Nigeria’s Buhari home state

Gunmen killed 47 people in attacks on villages in the northwestern Nigerian state of Katsina in the early hours of Saturday, local police said.“Armed bandits”, some of whom wielded AK 47 guns, carried out the attacks, Katsina police said...

Nigeria president’s chief of staff, Abba Kyari dies from coronavirus

The Nigerian president’s chief of staff, Abba Kyari, died on Friday after contracting the new coronavirus, two presidency spokesmen said on Twitter.Kyari, who was in his 70s and had underlying health problems including diabetes, was the top official aide...

Nigeria security forces have killed 18 persons over virus lockdown

Nigerian security agents have killed 18 people in their enforcement of measures to curb coronavirus, a figure higher than the documented toll inflicted by the disease, the country's human rights body said.Africa's most populous nation has imposed a total...
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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...