Nigeria

Nigeria: Buhari Urged to Extend Audit Panel on Loot to Obasanjo, Yar'Adua and Jonathan Govts

A civil society organisation, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), has sent an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari …

Olusegun Obasanjo

Nigeria: Troubled Oil Firm Addax Plans U.S.$3 Billion Investment

Addax Petroleum logo<p>Amidst plans to wind up some of its global operations, Addax Petroleum on Sunday said it is ready to recommit to its operations …

Corruption

Nigeria Loot - Group Wants Former Presidents Investigated

Nigeria Loot - Group Wants Former Presidents InvestigatedAfter a court ruling on the audit of the recovered loot from various governments around the …

Muhammadu Buhari

Nigeria:'Nigerian Victims of Slavery Cannot Sue Libya'

[This Day] A human rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mr. Femi Falana, has stated that the Nigerian victims of slavery cannot sue …

Muhammadu Buhari

Nigeria's Former Ruling Party Gets New Chairman

Nigeria's Former Ruling Party Gets New ChairmanPrince Uche Secondus has won the position of national chair of the People's Democratic Party, but not …

Nigeria: A New Dawn for the People's Democratic Party?

The election of Uche Secondus as the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party brings with it new opportunities and challenges. His ability …

Elections

Turkish, Indonesian, Nigerian leaders discuss Jerusalem

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday held phone conversations with his Nigerian and Indonesian counterparts to discuss the US decision …

Muhammadu Buhari

Nigeria manager Rohr leaves door open for Enyeama

<b>Nigeria manager Gernot Rohr has left the door open for Vincent Enyeama to be part of his 2018 World Cup squad in Russia next summer.</b><p>Reports in the local media last week suggested the former Super Eagles captain, who announced his shock retirement from international football in October 2015, had …

FIFA

Fela Kuti: Vinyl Box Set 4 review – dream present for Afrobeat fans

(Knitting Factory)<p>Having other musicians “curate” Fela’s sprawling catalogue has helped maintain the legacy of Nigeria’s notorious rebel and Afrobeat founder. Soul queen Erykah Badu follows Questlove, Ginger Baker and Brian Eno in choosing seven albums centred on Fela’s industrious late 1970s, when …

Music

Nigeria migrants' Libya detention centre love story

Mabel Emmanuel and Steven Ekhiator met and started a family in a Libyan detention centre, having failed to make the crossing to Europe.<p>This week they were flown home to Nigeria with their baby boy.<p><b>Video journalist: Abdulmalik Fahd Abdulmalik, BBC News Pidgin</b>

West Africa

Big Brother Nigeria Season 3 is Here

[This Day] Promoters of reality television show, Big Brother Nigeria, MultiChoice Nigeria and online retail store, Payporte have announced …

Port Harcourt

Total says work on 200,000 bpd Nigerian oilfield will be complete in fourth-quarter 2018

LONDON (Reuters) - Oil major Total said it expects work on a major oilfield offshore Nigeria to conclude in the fourth quarter of next year, eventually adding 10 percent to the country’s oil output.<p>The logo of Total oil company is pictured in Abuja, Nigeria October 18, 2017. REUTERS/Afolabi …

Oil

Facts have emerged on what former Vice President, Mr. Atiku Abubakar, discussed with former military president, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, during his visit on Thursday to the latter at his home in Minna, capital of Niger State.

Facts have emerged on what former Vice President, Mr. Atiku Abubakar, discussed with former military president, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, …

Citizen Journalism

Liberia:House Reviews U.S.$41 Million Dangote Cement Investment Agreement

[Observer] Mr. Dangote is Africa's richest man and has the largest cement producing company on the continent.

Africa

No order to halt probe of Nigeria's Oando: Finance minister

LAGOS, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Nigeria’s finance minister said on Friday the government had not ordered a halt to an investigation of oil company Oando after she suspended the head of the Securities and Exchange Commission last week.<p>Forensic auditors have resumed work at the oil company, minister Kemi …

West Africa

They Fled Boko Haram, Only to Be Raped by Nigeria’s Security Forces

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — The camp was supposed to be a refuge. Falmata’s life had been stolen by war ever since the sixth grade, when she was abducted from her home and raped repeatedly by Boko Haram’s fighters for the next three years.<p>She finally escaped last spring, slipping into the bush while her …

World News

Cameroon's anglophone crisis spills over into Nigeria

File: Cameroon was divided between French and British colonial rulers before independence in 1960 and English-speakers account for some 20 percent of …

News (South Africa)

Don’t put all the blame on Libya for slavery

After years of ignoring the sale of human beings in Libya, leaders from Europe and Africa have been making a grand show of shock and indignation.<p>After CNN released a report about migrants being sold into slavery while attempting to cross the Mediterranean, French President Emmanuel Macron rushed to …

Opinion

Move Nigerian Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, Udeogaranya tells Buhari

By Providence Emmanuel<b>LAGOS</b>—The decision of Israeli government to move its capital to Jerusalem needs to be supported by the Nigerian …

Donald Trump

They Fled Boko Haram, Only to Be Raped

'<p>Free photo: Hand, Silhouette, Shape, Horror - Free Image on ...960 Ã-- 717 - 79k - jpg<br>(Image by pixabay.com) Permission Details DMCA<p>I am not saying …

Liberal View

Fitch cuts Nigeria's 2017 GDP growth forecast to 1 pct

LONDON (Reuters) - Fitch has cut its 2017 economic growth forecast for Nigeria to 1 percent from 1.5 percent, the ratings agency said on Friday.<p>The Fitch Ratings logo is seen at their offices at Canary Wharf financial district in London,Britain, March 3, 2016. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause<p>Nigeria …

Economy

Nigeria's oil minister to engage with union to avoid possible strike

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria’s oil minister said on Thursday the government would engage with the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria after the trade union threatened to launch a nationwide strike.<p>Nigeria's Minister of State for Petroleum Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu looks on during …

West Africa

'I cannot go back': 400 Nigerians have been freed from the horrors of Libya's slave trade

More than 400 Nigerians flown out of Libya to Lagos following outcry over migrant slave trade reports.<p>One man described how he was 'beaten …

Slavery

Security Council authorizes UN support for G5 Sahel troops

United Nations (United States) (AFP) - The Security Council on Friday unanimously adopted a resolution authorizing UN peacekeepers in Mali to provide …

Burkina Faso

Nigeria shares lower at close of trade; NSE 30 down 0.54%

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

Markets

California fires, Silicon Valley holiday parties, and eight other stories you might have missed

1. Image is everything<p>It was, the “largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period.” So said Sean Spicer (still remember him?) even though the photos of the event told a different story. And so began a year in which photos, like all other forms of media, would play an even more dramatic …

Boko Haram

Some Nigerians in Libya not willing to return – Charge d’Affaires

The Charge d’Affaires of Nigeria in Libya, Illiya Fachano, says some Nigerians in Libya have refused to be repatriated inspite of the “unfavourable …

Mediterranean Sea

Africa’s ageing leaders don’t know when to quit

THE old taxi park in central Kampala, Uganda’s noisy, traffic-clogged capital, is a huge patch of bare earth and mud filled almost entirely with …

Africa

Lutheran leader: Pope's' Reformation visit marked turning point

(Vatican Radio) The new head of the Lutheran World Federation says the visit by Pope Francis to Sweden for the <b>joint commemoration of the 500th</b> …

Christianity

The National Youth Service Corps: A Bridge to Nationalism in Nigeria

<i>Ayobami Egunyomi is a Franklin Williams intern for Africa Policy Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, DC. She received her BA</i> …

International Relations