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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...

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...
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Post coup Mali interim president and vice sworn in

ReutersRetired colonel Bah Ndaw was sworn in as Mali’s interim president on Friday, tasked with presiding over an 18-month...
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Migrants stranded in Libya face vicious cycle of cruelty

Associated PressAmnesty International said Thursday that thousands of Europe-bound migrants who were intercepted and returned to Libyan shores this year have disappeared after being...

Unusually heavy rains in Senegal expose big gap in $1.4B flood plan

ReutersMore than two weeks after heavy rains hit Senegal, thigh-high stagnant water still fills streets in Dakar’s suburbs, as angry residents ask what happened...

Fmr French president Sarkozy to know fate in cash-from-Libya case

AFPA Paris appeals court will rule Thursday on a legal challenge by ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy and former aides against an investigation into claims that...

US Secretary of States pushes for breakthrough on Sudan deal

AFPWith weeks to go before US elections, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is racing to make a breakthrough with Sudan that he hopes could...