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Nigerian Communities Sue Shell Over Oil Spills

Oil and petroleum giant Shell is facing lawsuits for the second time in five years over oil spills in Nigeria, as two communities from the West …

5 Things A First Child In A Nigerian Family Would Totally Understand

Being a first child comes with its benefits and troubles, however, looking at it technically, being a first born in a Nigerian home can be too much …

Siblings

Nigeria: Thousands of ghost workers fired | West Africa

Nigeria's anti-corruption campaign led by President Muhammadu Buhari has claimed its first major success after nearly 24,000 workers were removed …

Nigeria girl 'abducted for marriage' found by police

<b>A 13-year-old Nigerian girl who was allegedly abducted and forced into marriage has been found and will be re-united with her family, police say.</b><p>A search for her began on Sunday after a paper published an article about her alleged abduction, prompting a social media campaign demanding she be …

Africa

The Blackest Moments of Black History Month 2016

The most unapologetically Black happenings that went down over the past 29 days.<p>– By Jasmine Grant<p>The past few years have been tough for Black …

Nigeria Plans to Resettle 2.2M People Despite Boko Haram Threat

Nigeria is risking the lives of millions of displaced civilians by planning to return them to communities vulnerable to attack by Islamist terrorists, experts warn.<p>The government says it has all but defeated Boko Haram, the ISIS-allied group that was involved in the slaughter of 11,000 people last …

The massacre Nigeria forgot: a year after Boko Haram's attack on Baga

Ministers claim fight against Islamists has been ‘largely won’, but locals say the town where 2,000 people were killed remains under constant threat<p>It’s been a year since members of the radical Islamist sect, Boko Haram, stormed the fishing town of Baga in northern Nigeria and killed an estimated …

US gives vehicles to Nigeria army; insurgents attack village

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — The United States on Thursday was donating 24 mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles to Nigeria's military, to enable the …

Boko Haram

Amid Low Oil Prices, Will Nigeria Devalue Naira Currency?

Record low oil prices continued to wrack Nigeria’s sagging economy as President Muhammadu Buhari was holding talks Tuesday with the International …

What Hashtagged In 2015? Periods, Refugees And Nigerians At Hogwarts

From the mundane to the bizarre, everything seemed to include a hashtag in global development this year.<p>There was #EarthtoParis for the climate change meeting in Paris. There was #WorldToiletDay for you guessed it. And there was #MugabeFalls, which helped turn Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe …

Nigerian University dropout becomes a stockbroker after using his student loan to start trading & now earns ?30,000 on a bad month

Elijah Oyefeso, 21, trades on the stock market for just one hour a day to earn his income. Elijah, from Camberwell, south London, who likes to show …

Former Nigerian defense minister charged with money laundering

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria’s former defense minister has been charged with money laundering and criminal breach of trust over 300 million naira ($1.5 million) intended for defense spending, the financial crimes agency said on Tuesday.<p>Bello Haliru Mohammed served under former President Goodluck …