Tag Archives: Nigeria

Latest on the 100 schoolgirls kidnapped in Nigeria

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See Ten most read topics in the news There are conflicting reports that over 100 school girls have been abducted by Boko Haram in Yobe state in the Northern part of Nigeria. Twelve vehicles carrying insurgents and heavy weaponry reportedly drove into the school campus, opened fire and let off explosives. Students and teachers then […]

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Police freed 2 Americans and 2 Canadians kidnapped in Nigeria

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See Ten most read topics in the news According to Nigeria police, the two Americans and two Canadians who were kidnapped in Nigeria on Wednesday have now been released and are in good condition. One suspect has been arrested in connection with the kidnapping. Unfortunately, two policemen who were escorting the foreign nationals from Kaduna […]

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Biafra is now a banned terrorist organization in Nigeria

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See Ten most read topics in the news The proscription of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has been confirmed by a Federal High Court in Abuja, Nigeria. Justice Abdu Kafarati also affirmed that the group is a terrorist group. Therefore, IPOB became a banned terrorist organization with effect from ‎19.01.‎2018. Ifeanyi Ejiofor, IPOB’s lawyer argued […]

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Nigeria Police Force VS Peace Corps of Nigeria

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See Ten most read topics in the news The Nigeria Police Force had earlier described the Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN) as an illegal organisation. Now, the police said it raided and sealed the Abuja office of the organisation because of its illegal operations such as collecting money from unsuspecting Nigerians for recruitment. The spokesperson […]

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Two Americans and two Canadians kidnapped in Nigeria

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See Ten most read topics in the news Mukhtar Aliyu, a spokesperson for the Kaduna State Police command in Nigeria has said that two Americans and two Canadians have been kidnapped by unknown gunmen in Kaduna, Northern Nigeria. Nigerian police have swung into action and the case is being investigated. The kidnapped foreign nationals were […]

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I.G of Police arrives Benue prior to President’s order

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See Ten most read topics in the news The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that on New Year day, gunmen attacked and killed 50 persons in Logo and Guma local government areas of Benue.The Nigerian Inspector-General of Police (I-G), Mr Ibrahim Idris, on Wednesday arrived Makurdi as ordered by President Muhammadu Buhari in order […]

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How Nigerian ladies were sold to Arab men for $500

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See Ten most read topics in the news Nigeria migrants evacuated from Libya by the Federal Government have described their experiences as “hellish.” On arrival at the Port Harcourt International Airport on Sunday, one of the returnees, a six-month pregnant Lewisa Comfort, (23) from Edo State said that the human traffickers promised taking them to […]

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Secret human trafficking uncovered in Nigeria

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See Ten most read topics in the news Nigeria which became the first African team to qualify for the 2018 World Cup still has some major internal problems within the country, which includes Boko Haram, lack of enough good roads, no constant electricity supply, bribes and embezzlement of public funds, etc. Today, BBC reports that […]

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Nigeria forfeit Algeria match for featuring ineligible player

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See Ten most read topics in the news According to FIFA, “The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has been sanctioned for fielding an ineligible player in the match between Algeria and Nigeria on 10 November 2017.” The Committee added that “The sanction relates to the player, Abdullahi Shehu, failing to serve the automatic one-match suspension imposed […]

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Nigerian migrants returned from Libya looking very exhausted

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See Ten most read topics in the news 250 Nigerian migrants were returned back to Nigeria from Libya and they look very exhausted. They all had horrifying stories of abuse to tell. According to some of them, they were locked up in rooms where they hardly get something to eat and they had no access […]

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Switzerland to return $321 million stolen by Abacha

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See Ten most read topics in the news In a deal between Nigeria and Abba Abacha (the son of ex-ruler Sani Abacha) which was signed in 2014, Nigeria agreed to drop a complaint against Abacha and Nigeria in return will get $321 million refunded. The money which has long been frozen is part of the […]

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Nigeria Police Force rejects being ranked last in the world

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See Ten most read topics in the news The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has been ranked last in the whole world. The ranking was done by International Police Association and the Institute for Economics and Peace. How policemen carried out their duties were looked into in 123 different countries. These includes: the capacity and result […]

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The first made in Nigeria smartphone

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See Ten most read topics in the news Nigeria is set to release the first made in Nigeria smartphone. Tiny components were being put together by the founders of AfriOne to create Nigeria’s first smartphone. AfriOne is a family-owned mobile company. Sahir Berry is the CEO of the company and Roheen Berry is the managing […]

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Nigeria qualifies for world cup

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See Ten most read topics in the news Alex Iwobi has powered Nigeria into the next world cup by scoring a decisive goal 1-0 goal against Zambia. Nigeria became the first African team to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. Presently, Iwobi who is Arsenal forward striker scored the defining goal in the 73rd minute […]

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Cameroon deported 100,000 Nigerian refugees

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See Ten most read topics in the news According to Human Rights Watch (HRW), Cameroon has forcibly returned 100,000 Nigerian refugees in breach of international agreements. As the Boko Haram insurgence continues in Nigeria, refugees continue to flock into the neighboring Cameron. With refugees camps filled up, it is increasingly difficult for Cameroon to cope […]

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Why Ighalo’s action could bring sanction for Nigeria

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See Ten most read topics in the news While Nigerians are celebrating Nigeria’s 4-0 victory over Cameroon in the FIFA World Cup qualifiers, Nigeria could face additional sanctions from FIFA for Odion Ighalo’s goal celebration which made the referee to give him a yellow card. Ighalo lifted up his shirt to reveal a message which […]

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106 Nigeria’s freed Chibok girls to return home

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See Ten most read topics in the news Late last year, 21 out of the 270 Chibok girls who were abducted by Boko Haram in 2014 were released, bringing it to a total of 106 girls that have been released. In a news conference, the minister of women affairs, Aisha Jummai Alhassan, said: “All the […]

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50 feared dead as gunmen invade church in Nigeria

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See Ten most read topics in the news No fewer than 20 people are feared dead after gunmen invaded St. Philips Catholic Church in Anambra state, Nigeria. It is being speculated that the death toll could reach 50. The invasion took place while service was in progress and the unknown gunmen started spraying the innocent […]

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Latest on the four-story building collapse in Nigeria

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See Ten most read topics in the news Three more bodies have been pulled from the rubble of a collapsed four-story residential building in Lagos, Nigeria’s largest city. The cause of the building which collapsed on Tuesday is yet unknown. However, it is being speculated that it was either overcrowded or lacks the basic foundation […]

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258 Nigerians deported from Libya

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See Ten most read topics in the news According to Nigerian authorities, 258 Nigerians were deported from Libya to Nigeria and they have arrived back home. One of them is said to have sustained a gunshot wound. Bandele Onimode who is the deputy director of the National Emergency Management Agency, said that some of the […]

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Why Boko Haram freed 82 abducted Chibok girls

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See Ten most read topics in the news A special deal between the Nigerian Government and Boko Haram has led to the release of 82 Chibok girls who were kidnapped by the BH group about three years ago. In the deal which involves prisoners swap with Boko Haram, it is not yet clear how many […]

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A brief history of Biafra in Nigeria

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See Ten most read topics in the news Due to economic, ethnic, cultural and religious tensions among the various peoples of Nigeria, a Nigerian military officer called Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu declared a republic of Biafra in the southeastern part of Nigeria in 1967. The southeastern part is made up of mostly the Igbos or Ibos. […]

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Oba of Lagos refuses to shake hands with Ooni of Ife

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See Ten most read topics in the news Many Nigerians are wondering why the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu (74), refused shaking hands with the Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi (42) at a public event in Nigeria. The Obas are people who are supposed to be role models for others in Nigeria. Oba of Lagos as […]

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Pro-Biafran leader, Nnamdi Kanu granted bail in Nigeria

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See Ten most read topics in the news The Federal High Court of Abuja has granted conditional bail to Nnamdi Kanu who is the leader of a separatist group known as Indigenous People of Biafra (Ipob). Nnamdi Kanu was arrested in Lagos on October 14, 2015 for organizing and mobilizing the Igbos to fight for […]

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Bomb blasts kill at least 3 in migrant camp in Nigeria

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See Ten most read topics in the news Different bombs were blown up in Muna camp in eastern Nigeria. Muna camp, which is easily accessible because it has no fence. is home to tens of thousands of people who have fled the Boko Haram insurgency. Although, Nigerian president, Buhari, claimed that the group has been […]

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$155,000 cash seized by EFCC at Nigerian airport

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See Ten most read topics in the news According to officials, five large sacks of money which contains bundles of banknotes worth a total of $155,000 have been seized at a Nigerian airport in Kaduna. The cash was found and confiscated by Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) at the check-in area of the airport. […]

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Is president Buhari still fit to govern Nigeria?

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See Ten most read topics in the news The president of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, has returned back home from his medical leave in London. He was in London for 2 months. Upon returning back home, Buhari said he would need more rest and health tests. His statement makes many wonder if he is still fit […]

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Nigerians are not affected by the latest Trump travel ban

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See Ten most read topics in the news Previously, a Nigerian government statement said that some Nigerians with valid multiple-entry U.S. visas have been barred entry. It even added that they had their visas cancelled and have been deported back home. But the US embassy in Abuja debunked this assertion and said: “The US embassy […]

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Photo of Nigerian president sick in London

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See Ten most read topics in the news Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari went on 10 days vacation in London and was supposed to return to Nigeria on 6th January, 2017. His condition has deteriorated rapidly that many fear he may not survive as he has lost all his hairs due to the illness. (see his […]

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Some Nigerians doubt if their president is still alive

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See Ten most read topics in the news President Muhammadu Buhari reportedly recently spoke with the king of Morocco and the president of African Union. But some Nigerians are doubting if their president is still alive. To this end, Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has asked Buhari to speak with him. “If their problem is […]

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Nigerians respond to xenophobic attacks in South Africa

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See Ten most read topics in the news The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) ordered an attack on MTN facilities in Nigeria as response to the xenophobic attacks against Nigerians in South Africa. According to NANS president, Aruna Kadiri “We are not going to kill like them and that is why we have asked […]

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