Nigeria

What The Hell Was This Rachel Maddow Segment?

"Everybody that I know is appalled by this."<p>It was a vintage Rachel Maddow stemwinder. A deft, 25-minute weaving of carefully curated sound bites, screenshots of news reports, slick maps and graphics, all strung together to make the case that something fishy is afoot. It’s a style Maddow has …

Media Industry

Rachel Maddow Reveals the Sickening Reason Trump Hasn't Talked About U.S. Soldiers Killed in Niger

MSNBC's Rachel Maddow explained how President Donald Trump's decision to include Chad on his travel ban may've endangered the lives of servicemembers …

Rachel Maddow

Trump Is Feuding With the Family of a Soldier Killed in Niger. Why Was He Deployed There?

As the Trump administration continues to spar with a Democratic lawmaker over the President's efforts to console a grieving military widow, some …

World News

17 million Nigerians living abroad, says government

PHOTO: MBTN Global<p><b>• 36,000 illegal immigrants arrive in Europe by sea</b><br>The Federal Government has declared that no fewer than 17 million Nigerian are …

West Africa

Prayers won’t eradicate Boko Haram, education will, says Nigerian bishop

YAOUNDÉ, Cameroon – Bishop Matthew Kukah has said prayers alone cannot be used to “wish away” the Boko Haram Islamist militant group in Nigeria.<p>The …

West Africa

CNN Panel Doubles Down, Blasts Kelly ‘Discrediting’ Wilson; ‘Totally Out of Place’

Instead of being responsible in this sad dispute concerning the death of Sgt. La David Johnson, CNN has shown repeatedly (here, here, and here) that …

Conservative View

The battle against deadly snakebites in Nigeria

In Nigeria, it is estimated that more than 10,000 people are bitten by snakes each year, but the exact death toll is unknown.<p>The north-eastern state of Gombe is one of the worse-affected areas.

West Africa

What really happened in Niger?

Benghazi comparisons and conjecture threaten to overpower a serious assessment of what happened and why, experts and former military officers warn.<p>There are lots of questions, fewer answers, and a healthy dose of conspiracy theories surrounding the deaths of four American troops in Niger earlier …

Politics

Nigeria Dream Big, FA Chief Confident Of Winning 2018 FIFA World Cup

Nigeria’s Football Association chief Amaju Pinnick was confident that the West African country will win the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia in the …

FIFA

Nigeria:Over 1,000 Nigerian Youth Languishing in Thai Jails - Ambassador

[Premium Times] The Nigerian Ambassador to Thailand, Nuhu Bamali, has asked Nigerians especially the youth leaving the country to do so through …

West Africa

Rep. Wilson Hits Back at Kelly: ‘He Can’t Just Go on TV and Lie on Me!’

For those who have been paying attention to pressing news matters — like the possibility of nuclear war, a potential US pullout of NAFTA, and …

Donald Trump

Justice Opeyemi Oke Sworn In as the 16th CJ of Lagos State

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode today at Alausa swore in Justice Opeyemi Olufunmilayo Oke as the 16th Chief Judge and 6th Female Chief Judge of Lagos State …

Lagos State

FBI joins investigation into Niger ambush

The FBI is assisting in investigating the ambush in Niger more than two weeks ago that left four U.S. soldiers dead; specifically, the Islamist …

Politics

WaPo Blogger Torches Maddow For Suggesting Trump’s Travel Ban Caused The Deaths Of U.S. Troops

Well, Trump derangement syndrome was taken to new heights with theory from MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, who apparently tried to link President Trump’s …

Conservative View

The woman powering Nigeria's theater industry

Bolanle Austen Peters' passion for theater has created an industry that has become the model for Lagos state's new arts investment

World News

Pentagon investigates US soldier deaths in Niger

At least five Nigerian and four US soldiers were killed in an ambush on a joint patrol in southwest Niger earlier this month.<p>At least five Nigerian and four US soldiers were killed in an ambush on a joint patrol in southwestern Niger earlier this month.<p>There are about 1,000 US troops in the …

War

Shell Nigeria lifts force majeure on Bonny Light exports

Royal Dutch Shell's Nigeria subsidiary says it has lifted the force majeure imposed on Bonny Light crude oil exports a month ago.<p>Company spokesman …

Business

Nigeria: Biafra Leader's Whereabouts: Who Takes Responsibility?

When the trial of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB resumed on Tuesday, the judge, Binta Nyako, was furious over the …

Abia State

Nigerian Labour Unions Oppose Govt's No Work, No Pay Law

Strikes in the country over the past two months has forced the government to implement the law, an official has said.<p>Premium Times, 20 October …

West Africa

Nigeria:Nigeria Has Twice Sold Us Out - Cross River National Front

[Vanguard] Cross River National Front, comprising of some of the most eminent personalities in Cross River State, has alleged the disproportionate …

West Africa

Nigeria: Buhari Expresses Concern Over Boko Haram Links With ISIS

ISIS (file photo).<p>President Muhammadu Buhari and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have agreed, after talks, yesterday in Ankara to strengthen …

West Africa

Nigeria:Lagos Assembly Passes Bill Making Yoruba Language Compulsory in Schools

[Premium Times] The Lagos State House of Assembly has passed a bill making the teaching of Yoruba language compulsory in schools in the state.

Education

Africa:Sudden Loss of Advocacy & Midwifery Head Felicity Ukoko Mourned by Wellbeing Founder Toyin Saraki

[Wellbeing Foundation] Lagos -With a heavy heart and a deep sense of loss, the Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA) regrets to announce the sudden loss …

Nigeria Has a Lot to Learn From China

President Muhammadu Buhari speaking at the Official Opening Ceremony of the China-Nigeria Business Forum in Beijing, China (file photo).<p>Abuja — The …

China

Nigeria shares lower at close of trade; NSE 30 down 0.15%

Investing.com – Nigeria equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Insurance, Oil & Gas and Banking sectors propelled shares …

Markets

What Happened in Niger?

Rumors are swirling over what took place in the final hours before four U.S. servicemen died—but a clear picture of what actually took place is only beginning to emerge.<p>On October 4, a small group of U.S. troops were preparing to leave a meeting with community leaders near the small town of Tongo …

U.S. Air Force

Turkey seeks Nigeria's support against US-based cleric

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pledged cooperation with Nigeria in its fight against Boko Haram but said he expected the African nation's …

Turkey

Bursaspor’s Troost-Ekong meets Nigeria president Muhammadu Buhari

The defender was at the Presidential Palace in Ankara to visit the country’s leader who is in the European nation for bilateral talks and D-8 …

Muhammadu Buhari

The bizarre reason Trump added Chad to the US travel ban revealed

The ban surprised many because in the past the central African nation has cooperated closely with the US.<p>American security officials say a paper …

H. R. McMaster

Crude or condensate? The dilemma over Nigeria's oil-cut exemption

LONDON (Reuters) - When OPEC agreed to exempt Nigeria from its oil production-restraint deal last year, it knew the country faced a huge challenge in …

Oil