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Nigeria army say ready to maintain order as police protests continue

Nigeria’s army says it is ready to maintain law and order and deal decisively with any situation created by “trouble makers”, while demonstrators calling for an end to police brutality promise to keep up nationwide protests.Protesters have staged daily...

Hoodlums clash with #ENDSARS protesters in Abuja

Hoodlums operating under the banner of Pro-SARS a pro-government group mainly from northern Nigeria, who are opposed to current protest against police brutality in Nigeria, attacked the #ENDSARS protesters near Jabi/Julius Berger by pass in Abuja.According to one Anasu...

Two dies as private helicopter crash into a residential building in Lagos

There was pandemonium in the ever busy Ikeja area of Lagos State, Nigeria on Friday, after a private operated crashed in a residential building near the Nigerian immigration Service office in Opebi district.The small helicopter belonging to Quorum Aviation,...

Jihadists raze hospital, take hundreds hostage in Borno, Nigeria

Jihadists have taken hundreds of hostages in Kukawa, a town in Borno, northeast Nigeria, where residents had just returned after fleeing their homes, locals and militia sources said Wednesday.They also attacked Magumeri community, razing to the ground, the only...

Corronavirus palliatives in Nigeria: Tales of corruption and deception

Many residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) are in agony over the distribution of the palliatives running into millions of naira as allegations of thuggery; partiality and wanton corruption mar the exercise. AfricanQuarters investigatesBlessing John was eight months...

Nigeria airports to reopen for int’l flights from August 29

Nigeria Aviation Minister Hadi Sirika has announced that the nation will reopen its airports for international flights starting from August 29, ending a five months closure.The airports have been closed since March 23 to all but essential international flights...

Air Peace Nigeria sack pilots, cuts pay over Covid-19 impacts

Nigeria's largest airline Air Peace said on Tuesday it had laid off a number of pilots and cut salaries in order to cope with the impact of the coronavirus on its operations.The private carrier did not disclose the number...

Shoprite joins Woolworths, Mr Price as it exits Nigeria after 15 years

Africa's biggest grocery retailer, Shoprite, is set to follow in the footsteps of Woolworths and Mr. Price as it exits the continent's most populated country, Nigeria, after 15 years.The Cape Town-based retailer has started a formal process to consider...

Gunmen kill 11 in Gora Gan village, Kaduna, Nigeria

Motorcycle-riding gunmen in Kaduna, Nigeria have killed 11 people, local government and community leaders said on Wednesday, in the latest violence in the area.The attack on Monday came a day after assailants gunned down 18 wedding guests in a...

Confusion over the alleged arrest of Nigeria anti-graft chief

Nigerians were inundated with the reported areest of the acting chairman of Nigeria's anti-graft body the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu by the Department of State Services (DSS).In a quick twist a few hours later, the department...
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ICC hands fmr Ugandan child soldier 25 years for war crime

The International Criminal Court sentenced Ugandan former child soldier Dominic Ongwen,  who turned into a brutal rebel commander to 25...
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