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Nigeria rejects U.S. senator’s query over $300m Abacha loot repatriation

Nigeria’s anti-graft agency has criticised a letter from a powerful U.S. senator questioning the return to Nigeria of more than $300 million in funds looted by former military ruler General Sani Abacha.The dispute, relating to a tri-partite agreement signed...

Lagos health authority to conduct house-to-house coronavirus survey

Lagos State commissioner for health has warned residents to be ready to answer questions from health workers who are going house-to-house asking about coronavirus symptoms.The health workers will "make inquiries about symptoms of cough, cold and fever", Prof Akin...

Chad president tells Shekau, surrender or die

Chad's President, Mr. Idriss Deby, has asked Boko Haram's factional leader, Abubakar Shekau, to surrender or risk being killed inside his Dikoa hideout.Deby issued the warning in a state address to his countrymen shortly after leading his army in...

Nigeria’s Buhari orders restriction of movements in Lagos, Abuja and Ogun for 14 days

Nigeria president, Mohammadu Buhari has ordered restriction of movement in Lagos, Ogun and the capital Abuja for 14 days in an attempt to curb the spread of coronavirus.Nigeria has 97 confirmed coronavirus cases, most of which have been in...

Bombs explodes in Akure, Nigeria, destroying over 100 houses(with pictures)

Over a hundred houses including churches and residential buildings have been destroyed by a large explosion which split the ever busy Akure/Owo road into two, creating large craters big enough to swallow more than 20 sedans.The explosion led to...

Over 70 Nigerian soldier killed in a single attack by Boko Haram

At least 70 Nigerian soldiers were killed near Borno on Monday, when Boko Haram jihadists, fired a rocket propelled grenade (RPG) at a military truck, according to military and security sources.Insurgents fired rocket-propelled grenades at a lorry carrying troops...

Borno bans ‘visitors’ to displaced camps over fear of coronavirus

Authorities in Borno State, northeast Nigeria on Monday banned visitors from camps housing tens of thousands of people displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency, in a bid to prevent the spread of coronavirus.No infections have been reported in the...

Nigeria police chief orders officers to enforce social restriction orders

- Warns against unnecessary arrests/detention of suspectsThe Nigeria Inspector-General of Police, M.A. Adamu, NPM, mni has urged all Nigerians to voluntarily adhere to the social restriction orders.He further directed all Zonal Assistant Inspectors-General of Police and Commissioners of Police...

Update: 15 deaths, 50 homes destroyed in Lagos pipeline explosion

A pipeline explosion on Sunday killed at least 15 people and destroyed about 50 buildings after a fire broke out in a suburb of Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital, emergency services said.Several people were injured and taken to hospital, according...

Corruption in Nigeria; Illegal withdrawals and depletion of excess crude account

Following sharp drop in crude oil prices with it’s expected impact on economic wellsprings of the people, Nigeria civic tech organisation Budgitng in a series of tweets highlighted the abuse of Nigeria’s Sovereign Wealth Fund framework including, illegal transfer...
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Son of Angola’s ex-leader handed 5 yrs jail term in $500m graft case

Angolan Supreme Court sentenced Jose Filomeno Dos Santos, son of former Angolan president Eduardo Dos Santos to five years...
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Death toll from fighting from disarmament exercise in S.Sudan now 148

The death toll in South Sudan’s Warrap State has risen to 148 following fighting this past weekend during a disarmament exercise, a local government...

DR Congo struggle to dislodge armed groups

DR Congo's army launched an offensive last October aimed at fulfilling a pledge by President Felix Tshisekedi to root out the armed groups that...

UN experts accuse top Mali military officials of obstructing peace efforts

United Nations experts have accused senior army and intelligence officials in Mali of deliberately obstructing a shaky 2015 peace accord, originally designed to reduce...

Five dead in Ivory Coast protest against Ouattara 3rd-term bid

Protests against Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara’s decision to seek a third term in the coming election, has left at least five people dead...