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Christine Lagarde arrives Nigeria for talks on economic development

Christine Lagarde, the Managing Director of International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday arrived in Nigeria on a four-day visit to engage policy makers on ways to promote economic development in the country. Lagarde was welcomed by the Minister of...

7 Killed, 17 injured in road accident in Ogun State, Nigeria

Seven people are confirmed dead and 17 others injured in a ghastly motor accident involving two commercial buses carrying 28 passengers in southern Nigerian state of Ogun, local authorities said on Monday. Commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission...

Benin business man Sebastien Ajavon to run for president

Benin businessman Sebastien Ajavon has announced his intention to run for president, in a move that will pit two of the country's most famous entrepreneurs against each other in the February polls. Ajavon, who amassed a fortune in the...

Female corpses dumped in the swamp unsettle Lagos community

In the past four weeks, the community of Anibaba, Bugon Filling Station and Water Corporation, Obafemi Awolowo Road, Ikorodu has been in the news for all the wrong reasons. This came after a bloated female corpse was discovered on Thursday,...

West Africans stranded in Calabar, Nigeria evacuated

More than 750 foreigners from eight west African countries, stranded in the southeastern Nigerian port of Calabar since Christmas after their ferry broke down, left by road Saturday, a statement said.The 758 people were onboard a ship making stopovers...

Baga remains a ghost town one year after Boko Haram massacre

One year after a massive attack ranked among the worst in Boko Haram's six-year insurgency, the residents of Baga in northeast Nigeria say their home is a ghost town.  The jihadists razed the fishing hub on the shores of...

Guinea extradites Chinese man wanted on corruption charges

One of China's most-wanted fugitives suspected of bribery was brought home on Friday from the Republic of Guinea, following cooperation between the two countries' law enforcement departments. Pei Jianqiang, 48, former director of import and export department of China...

‘Africa’s biggest statue of Jesus’ unveiled in Anambra State Nigeria

Local Catholic priests on Friday unveiled a nine-metre tall statue of Jesus Christ carved from white marble, thought to be the biggest of its kind in Africa.Standing barefoot with arms outstretched, the "Jesus de Greatest" statue weighs in at...

I was caught taking ‘illegal’ photos

It is somehow awkward to find you find yourself at the centre of your own story, that was the situation I found myself on Monday 29th of September 2014 in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital. I had gone to the local Wuse...
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20 Yemen bound migrants die after being thrown overboard

The International Organization for Migration says at least 20 migrants are dead after smugglers threw 80 overboard during a...
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