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Nigeria's Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun Resigns, Presidency Says

Nigerian Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun resigned Friday amid allegations she presented a fake national service exemption certificate in order to …

Nigeria

Nigeria finance minister resigns amid certificate fraud

Kemi Adeosun, Nigeria’s finance minister has resigned her position over claims of certificate forgery uncovered by a local portal, Premium …

Nigeria

Nigeria launches investigation into UK monkeypox outbreak

Nigeria has launched an investigation to identify the source of a monkeypox outbreak that has infected two people in the UK with the potentially deadly disease.<p>The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said it was cooperating with Public Health England after two apparently unrelated cases of …

West Africa

Nur, the brain behind the ties between Boko Haram and the Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi led Islamic State, was said to have been killed by his closest lieutenants for releasing the Dapchi girls, without demanding ransom, among other reasons.

A factional leader of Boko Haram loyal to Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA), Mamman Nur, has been killed by his fighters who rebelled against …

Boko Haram

The solution to Nigeria’s big electricity problem lies in thinking small

Nigeria’s electricity problems mainly revolve around a power generating system that doesn’t produce enough to match demand and an ineffective tariff system that means power distributing companies can hardly make a profit.<p>Just as crucial, there’s a significant infrastructure gap as more than half of …

Nigeria

A soldier said the insurgents, fully kitted in military apparels that was difficult to distinguish them from real Nigerian soldiers, passed through many villages to get their target and succeeded in inflicting heavy casualty.

More facts emerged yesterday as to how Boko Haram insurgents stormed a military facility in northern Borno on Thursday, killed nearly fifty soldiers, …

Africa

Analyzing Nigeria’s manufacturing sector in Q2

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Manufacturing Sector

Shadowy U.S. Drone War in Africa Set to Expand

The U.S. military will begin flying armed drones out of a remote base in Niger in the coming months, marking a significant escalation of the Defense …

United States

All of Africa is now competing for Chinese money. Except for one country.

As more than 40 African heads of state arrived at the China-Africa Cooperation summit Monday, one figure stood out: $60 billion. That's how much additional funding Chinese President Xi Jinping promised the continent as the two-day summit got underway.<p>And all of Africa is competing for it — except …

China

China's Xi offers another $60 billion to Africa, but says no to 'vanity' projects

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping offered another $60 billion in financing for Africa on Monday and wrote off some debt for poorer African nations, while warning against funds going toward "vanity projects".<p>Speaking at the opening of a major summit with African leaders, Xi promised …

China

After Deadly Raid, Pentagon Weighs Withdrawing Almost All Commandos From Niger

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is considering withdrawing nearly all American commandos from Niger in the wake of a deadly October ambush that killed four United States soldiers.<p>Three Defense Department officials said the plans, if approved by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, would also close military …

Military

Nigeria:I Have No Fear for Free, Fair Elections, Says Buhari

BeijingPresident Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated its commitment to free and fair elections in 2019, saying he had no fear for credible polls.Speaking …

Africa

Islamists in northeast Nigeria kill up to 30 soldiers - SABC News - Breaking news, special reports, world, business, sport coverage of all South African current events. Africa's news leader.

Islamist militants have killed up to 30 soldiers in an attack on a military base in northeast Nigeria, security sources said on Saturday, in one of …

Africa

As a system, foreign aid is a fraud and does nothing for inequality | Kenan Malik

Many rich nations receive more in interest payments from recipient countries than they give in “aid”<p>The five poorest countries in the world, measured by GDP per capita, are the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique, Uganda, Tajikistan and Haiti.<p>One might imagine, then, that these countries are …

Foreign Aid

According to him, President Muhammadu Buhari has done much in terms of infrastructural development in the Niger Delta region, especially as “senior officials of his administration also engaged many Niger Delta leaders and youths”.

Emmanuel Uduaghan, a former Governor of Delta State, has officially announced his defection from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All …

Africa

Nigeria Government Investigating Audio of Kidnapped Girl

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The Nigerian government says it is investigating the authenticity of an audio recording in which a Christian schoolgirl …

Africa

Trump calls Nigeria's Buhari 'lifeless'

Johannesburg - US President Donald Trump reportedly told his aides he never wanted to meet someone as "lifeless" as Nigerian President Muhammadu …

Nigeria: Oil Majors, Tanker Owners Defy Presidential Orders

Traffic gridlock on Apapa Road, Lagos.<p>The directives by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo aimed at easing traffic congestion in the Apapa area of Lagos …

Lagos food festival shows off Nigeria's 'Jollof' muscle

One of the most heated food debates in Africa – who makes the best Jollof? A humble yet flavour packed dish made of rice and a mix of blended …

Nigeria:How Nigerian Politicians Are the Luckiest in the World

(Photo: Premium Times)Admit it - Nigeria's politics is very entertaining and fun to watch. Yes, Nigeria is the poverty capital of the world but so …

Admiral Who Ran Bin Laden Raid Dares Trump To Revoke His Clearance

<i>Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.</i><p>Retired Navy Adm. William McRaven, who oversaw the raid under President Obama that took out Osama bin Laden, …

Have You Seen This Made-In-Aba Electric Keke (Tricycle)?

What's New<p>17 August 2018 | 9:34 am<p>Show us a man who can use his limited resources to create something magical and we will show you a …

Nigeria acting president visits site of collapsed storey building in Abuja

Nigeria’s acting president Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Friday evening visited the site of a construction accident which claimed a life according to local …

Meet the Teacher Who Dares to Speak With Boko Haram

Few people talk openly about Boko Haram in northern Nigeria. Even fewer talk <i>to</i> them. But in her motherly way, the simple-looking Hamsatu Allamin is …

Africa

10 Best Pictures of Day 8.17.18

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Nigeria:After Two Years, Detained Nigerian Journalist Jones Abiri Freed

(Photo: Twitter)Jones Abiri, the Nigerian journalist detained for over two years has been released.The journalist was released on Wednesday evening …

How Nigeria Is Quickly Becoming A World Power

By 2050, one out of every 18 people on Earth will be Nigerian.<p>Nigeria is hitting a major growth spurt. But here's the question: Is it ready? One …

IS conflict: Up to 30,000 fighters in Syria and Iraq - UN

<b>Between 20,000 and 30,000 Islamic State (IS) militants remain in Syria and Iraq despite the group's recent losses, according to a United Nations report.</b><p>The report says that while many fighters, planners and commanders have been killed, some IS members continue to be fully engaged militarily.<p>Among …

Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: August 4–August 10

More on:<p>Nigeria<p>Terrorism and Counterterrorism<p>Boko Haram<p>Sub-Saharan Africa<p>Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant …

What Now for Saudi Arabia's Planned $2 Trillion Fund?

Saudi Arabia is now looking for Plan B to propel its sovereign wealth fund into the ranks of global giants. The initial plan was to raise at least …