Monthly Archives: July 2016

LAGOS BANS STREET SELLING

Every morning, Mama Biliki prepares small bags of popcorn outside her ramshackle house in Ajegunle, one of Lagos’ poorest neighbourhoods, to sell by the roadside for 50 naira each.On a good day, she reckons she can earn about 5,000 naira … Continue reading

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THREE NIGERIANS EXECUTED BY INDONESIAN GOVERNMENT

Indonesia executed four convicted drug traffickers, three of them Nigerians, by firing squad, despite international protests. Ten more accused from India, Pakistan and Zimbabwe face a similar fate. Indonesia deputy attorney-general Noor Rachmad said the four were shot dead shortly … Continue reading

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NIGERIA’S ANTI-GRAFT WAR ONLY SCRATCHES SURFACES

There has been no shortage of praise for Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption war, which has led to the arrest of a string of high-ranking former government officials.The crackdown centres on an alleged $2.1 billion (1.9 billion euro) “arms scam”, … Continue reading

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ITALIAN SUSPECT NABBED FOR KILLING NIGERIAN OVER RACISM ROW

An Italian man who the authorities say hurled racist abuse at a Nigerian couple and beat the husband when he came to his wife’s defense was charged on Thursday with manslaughter, after the husband died from his injuries. People left … Continue reading

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YOUNG NIGERIAN KILLED IN ITALY AFTER RACIST ATTACK

A Nigerian migrant was beaten to death in a racist attack by a right-wing football fan in a central Italian town, officials said Wednesday. Emmanuel Chidi, 36, was walking with his girlfriend in the heart of the small town of … Continue reading

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KIDNAPPED SIERRA LEONE DIPLOMAT RELEASED

The Sierra Leonean Deputy High Commissioner kidnapped in Nigeria last Friday has been released on Tuesday unharmed, Nigerian police announced. Retired Major General Alfred Claude Nelson-Williams was kidnapped on July 1 in Kaduna, some 200 km to the north, where … Continue reading

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FG DECLARES THURSDAY ANOTHER PUBLIC HOLIDAY

The Federal Government has declared Wednesday and Thursday public holidays to mark the Eid-el Fitr. Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau in a statement issued Tuesday in Abuja said this followed “the directive by the President General of the Nigerian Supreme … Continue reading

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MORE ZIKA CASES REPORTED IN WEST AFRICA

Guinea-Bissau has recorded three cases of Zika, becoming the second country in West Africa where the dangerous viral disease has been detected, the government said on Saturday. “Three cases of contamination by Zika virus have been confirmed,” a statement quoted … Continue reading

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OIL MILITANTS STRIKE AGAIN

Nigerian oil militant group the Niger Delta Avengers on Sunday claimed five attacks on the country’s oil and gas infrastructure in a revival of their sabotage campaign after a recent lull. Since early this year, the Avengers have been bombing … Continue reading

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SIERRA LEONE DIPLOMAT KIDNAPPED IN NIGERIA

Sierra Leone’s deputy high commissioner has been snatched in Nigeria, government sources said Friday, the first kidnapping of a diplomat from the west African country in more than half a century. Alfred Nelson-Williams was taken as he was travelling by … Continue reading

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