Nigeria

Startling maps show every terrorist attack worldwide for the last 20 years

In the US, your risk of death due to terrorism is roughly 1 in 46,000.<p>Around the world, that rate can vary wildly. In an attempt to visualize those global risks, Carnegie Mellon researchers teamed up with Robert Muggah, a global security expert and director of the think tank Igarapé …

Terrorism

Boko Haram beheads four displaced people hunting in Borno state

Victims were members of vigilante group that helps Nigerian army fight against Isis-affiliated terrorists.<p>Boko Haram militants have beheaded four …

West Africa

Leader of Nigeria's ruling APC party warns of coup threat

LAGOS (Reuters) - Nigeria has paid a high price to achieve democracy and will foil any attempts by those hoping to stage a coup, the national leader of Nigeria's ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) party said on Monday.<p>Bola Tinubu's warning came after the chief of army staff last week ordered …

Muhammadu Buhari

Time for the oil industry to snuff out its flares

The World Bank reckons the 16,000 flares worldwide produce around 350m tonnes of CO2 each year, causing untold harm<p>The emission of air pollution from traffic in our cities is the last step for a fuel that produces air pollution at every stage of production, often starting with flaring at a distant …

Port Harcourt

Boko Haram: Nigeria’s Top Muslim Leader Calls for End to Child Beggars Recruited by Extremists

The Sultan of Sokoto said that the almajiri system, where children beg to fund an education in the Koran, was not part of Islam.

Boko Haram

Architect designs solar-powered research center to save dying Lake Chad

Lake Chad in Africa spanned over 770,000 square miles in 50,000 B.C., according to Cameroon-based architecture firm Hermann Kamte & Associates (HKA). …

Lifestyle

Nigeria's president absent again, concerns increase for his health

Muhammadu Buhari came to power with pledge to battle corruption, revive economy and fight Boko Haram<p>Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has been …

West Africa

Boko Haram's 'golden girls': ISS blasts Buhari govt over Chibok girls exchange

Luthando Vikilahle, News24<p>Cape Town – The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) has criticised Nigeria’s "sudden policy change", after it agreed to …

Boko Haram

African press review 22 May 2017 - Africa - RFI

Northern Nigeria is unhappy about plans for federal restructuring.<p>According to the Lagos-based <i>Guardian</i> newspaper, the controversy continued at the weekend with two elder statesmen, Malam Tanko Yakassai and Chief Bisi Akande as well as former Nigerian ambassador to China, Olusola Onadipe expressing …

Africa

Nigerian troops battle Boko Haram in Lake Chad area

Nigerian troops fought Boko Haram in the Lake Chad area on Saturday, killing 13 of the Islamic extremists and arresting 10 others, including 6 women …

Boko Haram

Freed Chibok girls reunited with families

<b>(CNN) —</b> The 82 Chibok schoolgirls recently released by Boko Haram were reunited with their families Saturday, the Nigerian government says.<p>The former captives, now ages 18-21, are believed to have been among the 276 pupils forced from their beds by Boko Haram militants in the middle of the night in …

Boko Haram

Tears of joy as Chibok girls reunite with their parents | Africa | DW | 21.05.2017

Two weeks ago, 82 of the girls abducted by the terror group Boko Haram, were set free. This weekend they were finally reunited with their parents. …

Boko Haram

Ransom payment would have increased Boko Haram attacks – Senator Shehu Sani, mediator

<i>•Speaks on how he got the Swiss govt involved</i><p><i>S</i><i>enator Shehu Sani, APC Kaduna Central, is the Chairman, Senate Committee on Foreign and Local Debts. He</i> …

West Africa

Chibok girls reunited with families

Eighty-two of the Chibok girls captured by Boko Haram in 2014, have been returned to their families. The whereabouts of more than 100 girls is still unknown.

West Africa

World Digest: May 21, 2017

SYRIA<p>After five years, Homs cleared of opposition<p>Syria’s government announced Sunday that the country’s third-largest city, Homs, has been cleared of armed opposition for the first time in more than five years.<p>The announcement follows the completion of the evacuation of the last rebel-held …

Boko Haram

‘Chibok 82: I am no longer angry with B/Haram – Lydia Joshua’s father

By Omeiza Ajayi<p>•I am no longer angry with B/Haram – Lydia Joshua’s father<br>•I looked for my daughter in terrorists’ hideout – Yana Joshua’s …

Boko Haram

Chibok schoolgirls are reunited with their families – in pictures

Eighty-two of the Nigerian schoolgirls captured three years ago by Boko Haram have been reunited with their families in Abuja

West Africa

World digest: May 20, 2017

BRAZIL<p>President says audio taping was ‘doctored’<p>President Michel Temer told the nation Saturday that an incriminating audio recording of him had been doctored. “That clandestine recording was manipulated and doctored with (bad) intentions,” Temer said at a news conference in the capital of Brasilia.<p>…

Michel Temer

How a shortwave radio network is helping to counter Boko Haram

It’s easy to overlook the power of radio, when being hit by a firehose of apps, websites, video and social media. But when you’re out in the sticks, especially if there’s crisis or unrest, radio saves lives.<p>“In crisis situations, information is very, very important. Sometimes more than food, you …

Boko Haram

Nigeria: Three Nigerians Make Caine Prize 2017 Shortlist

2017 Caine Prize shortlist.<p>Nigeria's Lesley Nneka Arimah, Chikodili Emelumadu, and Arinze Ifeakandu have made the Caine Prize for African Writing …

Books

Nigeria: More Troubles for Nollywood Actress, Mercy Aigbe

Mercy Aigbe.<p>Nollywood actress, Mercy Aigbe, who has been having marital challenges may face another round of crisis as 31-year-old Opemititi Ajayi, …

West Africa

Olusegun Obasanjo’s greatest fear

A waiter approaches Olusegun Obasanjo with a glass of red wine. He declines. “Wine is the drink of diplomats,” he says, with twinkle in his …

Olusegun Obasanjo

Will North Korea bring the US and ASEAN together?, Chibok girls freed but concerns remain, What did Erdoğan get out of talks with Putin?, Venezuela...

A roundup of global commentary for the May 22, 2017, weekly magazine.<p>May 20, 2017<p>The Nation / Bangkok, Thailand<p>Will North Korea bring the US and …

Boko Haram

At least 22 dead in clashes over Central African Republic town - U.N.

Fighting this week between rival Christian and Muslim militias in the Central African Republic town of Bria killed at least 22 people, including 17 civilians, and forced some 10,000 others to flee, the country's United Nations mission said on Saturday.<p>The clashes come amid a week of intense …

World News

Nigerian University Rocked by Blasts, 1 Person Dead - Bloomberg

At least one person was killed after two explosions at the University of Maiduguri in northern Nigeria. Suicide bombers are suspected to be …

West Africa

Nigeria to process all tourist, business visas in two days

LAGOS (Reuters) - Nigeria will process all tourist and business visas within two days, the vice president's office said on Friday, as Africa's largest economy, mired in recession, tries to improve the ease of doing business in the country.<p>Applicants will be notified whether their visas will be …

World News

Union Dispute With Exxon Threatens Nigeria's Oil Output - Bloomberg

Nigeria’s manager-level oil union will continue a strike indefinitely at Exxon Mobil Corp.’s local unit, threatening output after talks with the …

Oil

Nigeria Faces Prospects of Fragile Economic Recovery in 2017

<b>ABUJA, May 19, 2017--</b>Nigeria can build on the oil-driven economic recovery anticipated for it in 2017 by strengthening its macroeconomic policy …

Niger Delta

Nigeria's Central Bank Will Keep Policy Tight, Nnanna Says - Bloomberg

Nigeria’s central bank will keep monetary policy tight as dollar shortages persist, Deputy Governor Joseph Nnanna said before an interest-rate …

West Africa

Looting rises in Venezuela as economy plummets

Yemen cholera epidemic: the outbreak continues to spread<p>Aid agencies are warning that cholera could be spiralling out of control in Yemen. More than 300 people have died from the disease this month. Thousands are already sick and hundreds more cases are being reported every day.<p>Aid agencies are …

Muhammadu Buhari