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Economy, violence and juju magic fuel rise in Nigerian sex slaves in Italy

When Nigerian teenager Beauty arrived in Sicily after crossing the Mediterranean from North Africa last year, she had only hours to phone the man who trafficked her - or risk lethal repercussions for loved ones back home. Before her...

Court document claims Nigeria owed $12.7b in undeclared oil exports

Nigeria has said it is owed a total of $12.7 billion by more than a dozen companies for allegedly not declaring exports of crude oil to the United States between 2011 and 2014, according to court documents seen by...

Foreign flights to Nigeria forced to refuel in Ghana and elsewhere

Foreign airlines flying to Nigeria have started to refuel abroad to bypass pricey, and increasingly scarce, jet fuel as the oil producer battles a hard currency shortage that has made fuel available only at a very high price. It...

Tompolo’s father Chief Thomas Ekpemupolo dies following military incursion

The father of a former Nigerian militant leader has died after sustaining injuries during a government military campaign aimed at halting attacks on infrastructure in the oil-producing Delta region, his spokesman said late on Wednesday. Government Ekpemupolo, known as...

ActionAid Nigeria demands termination of proposed telecommunication service tax

ActionAid Nigeria has expressed displeasure over the proposed bill to impose Communication Service Tax (CST) up to 9% on all phone calls, short message service (SMS), multimedia messaging service (MMS), data Packages, and pay television demanding the termination of...

Nigeria to allow Boko Haram pick intermediary in talks to free Chibok girls

Nigeria would let Boko Haram choose a non-profit organization as an intermediary in any talks on the release of about 200 schoolgirls kidnapped from the northeastern village of Chibok in 2014, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Sunday. Buhari first...

Gabonese president Ali Bongo bids to extend half century of family rule

Gabon's President Ali Bongo is looking to extend his family's rule past the 50-year mark by winning a second term in an election Saturday, but a last-minute pact between feuding opponents has given the race a measure of suspense....

UN says 49,000 children may die of malnutrition this year in northeast Nigeria

Nearly half a million children around Lake Chad face "severe acute malnutrition" due to drought and a seven-year insurgency by Islamist militant group Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria, UNICEF said on Thursday. Of the 475,000 deemed at risk, 49,000...

UN says food aid demand in North East Nigeria could double in a month

The number of people in northeast Nigeria who need food aid could nearly double within a month, as the Boko Haram insurgency and economic pressures intensify suffering, the UN said Friday. A crisis fuelled by years of radical Islamist...

23 prison officers dismissed in Nigeria after jail breaks

The board of Nigeria's Prisons Service is dismissing 23 officers from two prisons for allegedly colluding in jailbreaks. Prisons Service spokesman Francis Enobore says the board also is suspending 11 officers while it investigates escapes from a third prison....
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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,...
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Covid-19: Parents in rejects plan to re-open schools in Nigeria

Some parents in Lagos State, Nigeria have kicked against reopening of schools in view of the continued rise in the number of the novel...

Rwanda signs a new military deal with United States

Rwanda has signed a Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) with the United States as part of broader efforts to strengthen military cooperation between the...

Namibia’s president admits breaching lockdown rule, pays fine

Namibia's president Hage Geingob on Thursday admitted to breaching coronavirus regulations last month by hosting a celebration to mark his party's 60th anniversary and...

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...