Monday, February 20, 2017

14 killed, houses burnt in fresh attacks in southern Kaduna

Photo credit: Sahara media

Gunmen on Monday killed 14 persons and injured many others, in an attack on Ashim village in the Takad chiefdom of Kaura Local Government Area of southern Kaduna State.

CBN releases new forex policy to help travelers, students abroad

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, on Monday modified its foreign exchange policy to ease transactions for intending travellers and students abroad.

51 supporters of ex-president Jammeh arrested in Gambia as tensions flare

Gambian police said they arrested 51 people in a former stronghold of ex-president Yahya Jammeh for harassing followers of new leader Adama Barrow, amid lingering tensions following Mr. Jammeh’s flight into exile.

Unilorin, ABUAD scientists partner to develop anti-cancer rice

Photo by NAN
Scientists at the University of Ilorin and their counterparts at Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD), are finalising arrangements to develop an improved rice variety with medicinal potentials against cancer.

Xenophobia: Further attacks may have dire consequences - Nigeria warns South Africa

Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has warned that further attacks on Nigerians in South Africa without any reprimand may have dire consequences.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Under pressure DR Congo govt vows to stem violence

The Democratic Republic of Congo's government, under pressure to act after months of violence in the south, on Sunday vowed to move away from a solely military solution.

Jonathan proposed and funded N250m gatehouse for Vice President, not Buhari - Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that the proposal to build a new official residence for the occupant of his office, including the controversial N250million gatehouse, was initiated and funded by former President Jonathan's administration, not Buhari.

$9.7m loot: Andrew Yakubu asks court to return 'his' money to him

A former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Andrew Yakubu, has asked the court to return the $9.7 million and £74,000‎ recovered from him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

Keeping It Real With Adeola - 250 ($9.8m Found In Ex-NNPC Boss Home; Ghanaians Lose Fingers Trekking To Canada

This week on Keeping It Real, EFCC recovers more than $9.8 million from the home of former NNPC boss, Andrew Yakubu, in Kaduna. Adeola breaks down what this money could do in the lives of Nigerians.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

PHOTOS: 50 inmates of Sapele Federal Prison graduate with Computer Engineering degrees

50 inmates of Sapele Federal Prison on Saturday graduated with Computer Engineering degrees.

South Africans attack Nigerians in Photo credit: , loot, burn their businesses (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Screenshot from video posted to Twitter by Lindiwe Sithole
The Nigerian Community in South Africa has confirmed attacks and looting of Nigerian-owned businesses in Pretoria West on Saturday.

"Buhari is God-sent": 50,000 youths march in support of President Buhari in Daura (PHOTOS)

No fewer than 50,000 youths in Daura, Daura Local Government Area in Katsina state on Saturday, held a rally in solidarity with the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Gambia celebrates Barrow’s inauguration; Crowd started gathering at 3am, stadium full by 6am (PHOTOS)

Thousands of supporters gathered Saturday to finally celebrate the inauguration of Gambian President Adama Barrow, a month after he was sworn in across the border in neighbouring Senegal during a tense power struggle.

Friday, February 17, 2017

If Mugabe dies before election, we will field his corpse - Grace

Grace Mugabe. Photo credit: AFP

The wife of 92-year-old Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe said Friday that he would be the voters’ choice even after he dies, as she addressed supporters from the ruling ZANU-PF party.

Egypt appoints first-ever female governor, Nadia Abdou

Nadia Ahmed Abdou. Photo credit: Ahmed wagih (Twitter)

For the first time in Egypt's history a woman has been appointed as a provincial governor.

Zimbabwe protest pastor says may stand against Mugabe in 2018 election

A Zimbabwean pastor who led a popular protest movement last year against strongman President Robert Mugabe said Friday that he might stand in the 2018 general election.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Man discovers 32-year-old only 'son' is not his child, breaks down on national TV (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

A middle aged Nigerian man suffered an emotional, public breakdown on a popular British television show when he learned he was not the biological father of his 32-year-old only son.

Diezani Alison-Madueke loses N34 billion to FG

A Federal High Court Lagos on Thursday ordered the final forfeiture of the sum of N34 billion (153 million dollars) linked to a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Allison-Madueke.

100 English-language protesters arrested in Cameroon

Amnesty International said Thursday no fewer than 100 people have been arrested during several weeks of peaceful protests against the marginalisation of the English-speaking minority in Cameroon.

Nokia 3310 is coming back

Nokia will re-launch its popular 3310 mobile phone, perhaps the best-loved and most resilient phone in history.

IDPs alleges neglect by government

Internally Displaced Persons in Nigeria. Photo by AFP
Some Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, have decried their poor living conditions, poor treatment and neglect from the government.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Yahoo issues new security warning to users

Yahoo said Wednesday it was notifying some users that hackers may have been able to use a maneuver to break into their accounts without stealing passwords.

PHOTOS: Senate President Saraki, Speaker Dogara visit Buhari in London

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday night met with Senate President Bukola Saraki and Speaker of the house of representatives, Yakubu Dogara, at Abuja House in London.

161 Nigerians repatriated from Libya share dark stories of rape and torture

Nigerian returnees from Libya have appealed to federal and state governments to provide job opportunities for Nigerian youths to prevent them from endangering their lives looking for greener pasture abroad.

Outrage as N145b questionable items remain in Nigeria's 2017 budget

There is the fear that a huge part of the funds borrowed to execute the 2017 budget may end up in private pockets, as no less than 276 questionable items from 55 agencies still remain in the document.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Gambia formally reverses withdrawal from ICC

The United Nations has formally received Gambia's notice reversing its withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC), a spokesperson said on Tuesday.

British FM visits Gambia for the first time since independence, country to rejoin Commonwealth

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, who in the past sparked fury over comments about Africans, arrives in The Gambia on a charm offensive Tuesday as its new government considers rejoining the Commonwealth.

Two Ghanaians lose their fingers while crossing from US to Canada illegally

After being denied refugee status in the US, two Ghanaians crossed the Canada-US border illegally and lost their fingers to frigid temperature.

Buhari homesick, Nigerians should be ready to see him soon - Presidency

President Muhammadu Buhari is homesick and will be on his way to Nigeria any time soon.

Keeping It Real With Adeola - 249 (Nigerian President Missing For Weeks!)

This week on Keeping It Real, Adeola addresses Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari now missing in action for weeks.

Is Buhari sick? What is the nature of his sickness? Meanwhile, the presidency continues to paint his absence as an extended vacation.