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​’​Xenophobic attacks may affect trade ​between S/Africa, other countries​’​​

The Nigeria-South Africa Chamber of Commerce has said xenophobic attacks on foreigners and their businesses in South Africa might affect bilateral trade on the continent. Folusho Phillips, President of the chamber, said in Lagos that the attacks were unfortunate and a setback to Africa’s business growth. "It is a rather…

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Fire guts popular ​Kano shop

Fire on Tuesday gutted the popular Maggi shop at Sabon Gari Market in Kano​,​ destroying parts of the one-storey building. A witness in Kano said the incident occurred around 11:30 a.m. According to the witness and the Director of the State Fire Service, Balarabe Kabara, the fire was caused by…

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​Vote Okorocha as APC’s only South East governor, party begs Imo electorate

Ahead of Saturday’s governorship re-run in Imo State, the South East chapter of the All Progressives Congress has appealed to the people of the State to return Governor Rochas Okorocha, the candidate of the party. The Independent National Electoral Commission had declared the April 11 governorship election in the state…

Sacked Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba

This Is IGP Suleiman Abba’s Maiden Speech: Did he keep his word?

INSPECTOR GENERAL OF POLICE SULEIMAN ABBA SPEECH MAIDEN SPEECH BY THE 17TH INDIGENOUS INSPECTOR-GENERAL OF POLICE, IGP SULEIMAN ABBA, NPM, mni, 1st  AUGUST, 2014 Ladies and Gentlemen, It is my distinct honour to stand before you as your new Inspector General of Police. I'm both excited and humbled by this…

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U.S. Vice President, Biden, urges Jonathan to remain global leader

As global commendation continue to pour for President Goodluck Jonathan over his role in recent peaceful elections in Nigeria, U.S. Vice President, Joe Bidden called on Monday to commend for his leadership. Mr. Bidden, who spoke with President Jonathan, urged him to “remain engaged and play a leadership role in…

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APC chair, Oyegun, writes Jega; wants Imo election officials replaced

The chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, John Odigie-Oyegun, has written the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Attahiru Jega, urging the replacement of electoral officials in Imo State ahead of rescheduled governorship elections in parts of the state Saturday. Mr. Oyegun said the APC may not take…

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CSO, Observers demand cancellation of​ Abia​ governorship poll

A coalition of Civil Society Organisation and Election Observers has called for the outright cancellation of the governorship election in four local government areas of Abia State. The councils are Obingwa, Osisioma, Ugwunagbo and Isialangwa North. The Independent National Electoral Commission had declared the April 11 governorship election in the…

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10 things to know about Ondo Strange Disease #OndoX #Ireleoutbreak

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Soldier crushed to death in Bauchi

By Mijinyawa Ahmed A 27-year-old private in the Nigerian Army, John Emmanuel, attached to Sector 1, Baga road in Maiduguri, Borno State, was on Sunday killed on the Bauchi-Darazo highway while crossing the road to relieve himself. A statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer in charge of the…

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Heartland end Kwara United’s 3-game unbeaten run

Heartland Football Club of Owerri on Sunday in Ilorin at the Kwara Stadium came from a goal down to win 3-1 and end Kwara United’s three-game unbeaten run.  The hosts had gone ahead in the ninth minute through Ahmed Jimoh’s strike from a good use of a defensive error by…

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Fire razes INEC office in Benue

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Area Office in Katsina-Ala, Benue, was gutted by fire in the early hours of Sunday, April 19, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. The office serves as the commission’s collation centre for the Benue North-East Senatorial District. Louis Ochai, INEC Public Relations Officer in…

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Jonathan denies spending N2 trillion on election campaign

President Goodluck Jonathan has denied spending N2 trillion to for electioneering campaigns for his Peoples Democratic Party in the recently concluded general elections. The presidency stated this in an official reaction to a story published by Punch Newspapers that Mr. Jonathan was concerned about how campaign funds were spent without…

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Nigeria League: Kano Pillars defeat Enyimba

Kano Pillars Football Club on Sunday defeated visiting Enyimba International FC of Aba 1-0 in a Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL, week four match. Moses Ekpai scored the only goal in the 43rd minute from a solo effort in the match played at the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano. Speaking…

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APC wins Orhionmwon South Constituency seat in Edo

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has declared Roland Asoro of the All Progressives Congress, APC, winner of the rescheduled Edo House of Assembly election for Orhionmhwon South Constituency. Olowu Owin, the Returning Officer for the election, announced the result on Sunday in Orhionmwon. INEC declared the April 11 State…

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South Africa to host anti-xenophobia football matches – SAFA

South Africa's national team will play two international friendly matches against neighbouring countries in a bid to sensitise the public on the evils of xenophobia, the South African Football Association, SAFA, announced on Sunday. Xenophobic attacks by South Africans against foreigners, particularly those of African descent has badly dented the…

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Refuse takes over National Stadium, Lagos

Not less than five refuse heaps have been spotted at different locations within the National Stadium complex, Lagos, leaving the sport city environment filthy and unhealthy for users of the facility. The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports that some of the heaps of refuse were rather haphazardly located at…

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APC wins Nasarawa re-run election

Abubakar Sarki-Dahiru of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has won the Nasarawa State re-run election for the Lafia/Obi Federal Constituency seat at the House of Representatives. The Returning Officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Uji Francis, announced the results in Lafia on Sunday. He said: “Abubakar Sarki Dahiru…

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Ondo strange killer disease “confounding” — Governor Mimiko

Below is the full text of  Governor Olusegun Mimiko's address to the people of Ondo state over the outbreak of a strange illness that has killed no fewer than 17 people in two communities in the state. "My dear good people of Ondo State "We have witnessed in the last…

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Bonga Oil Spill: Fishermen seek Buhari’s help

Some fishermen in the Niger Delta have urged president-elect Muhammadu Buhari to ensure the payment of recommended compensation to victims of Bonga oil spill when he assumes office. The Coordinator, Artisan Fishermen Association of Nigeria, ARFAN, Niger Delta chapter, Samuel Ayadi, made the call in an interview with News Agency…

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Nigerians lose N21 million property to Xenophobic attacks in South Africa

The Nigerian Consul-General in South Africa, Uche Ajulu-Okeke, said on Sunday that Nigerians lost more than 1.2 million Rand (N21 million) in the on-going xenophobic attacks. She told the News Agency of Nigeria by phone from Johannesburg, South Africa, that the loss included looted shops, burnt shops, two burnt mechanic…

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Ondo strange disease not contagious, initial results show ethanol poisoning – Official

The Ondo State Government says a strange disease that has killed over a dozen people since its outbreak on April 15 in Ode-Irele, Irele Local Government Area of the state, is not contagious and could be a result of ethanol poisoning. The Commissioner for Health in the state, Dayo Adeyanju,…

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Cross River APC leaders mismanaged N350 million campaign funds – Members

The leaders and members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Cross River have passed a vote of no confidence on the executives of the party in the state for allegedly mismanaging N350 million meant for successful electioneering campaigns. The members also called on the national leadership of the party…

imbo Omowole Osobe, a former resident of the Badia East slum who was evicted in 2013 when her neighborhood was demolished, sits in the clinic where she now sleeps at night in the reception area. Osobe joined with volunteers from Justice and Empowerment Initiatives, an NGO where she works with other slum dwellers to fight demolitions. A child in the slums of Orisunbare Ijora Badia in Lagos, Nigeria. George Osodi / International Consortium of Investigative Journalists

INVESTIGATION: Evicted And Abandoned: How The World Bank Broke Its Promise To Protect The Poor

By Sasha Chavkin, Ben Hallman, Michael Hudson, Cécile Schilis-Gallego and Shane ShifflettWith reporting from Musikilu Mojeed, Besar Likmeta, Ciro Barros, Giulia Afiune, Mar Cabra, Anthony Langat, Jacob Kushner, Jeanne Baron, Barry Yeoman, Blaž Zgaga, Ben Ezeamalu and Friedrich Lindenberg.Beneath a gloomy white sky, more than 100 armed police poured into…

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“50 Nigerians affected by xenophobic attacks in South Africa”

The Nigerian Union in South Africa has said it has concluded arrangements to resettle 50 Nigerians affected by the ongoing xenophobic attacks. The President of the union, Ikechukwu Anyene, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on phone from Pretoria, South Africa, on Saturday.…

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Arik’s New York bound intending passengers stranded at Lagos Airport

New York bound intending passengers on Arik Air are stranded at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. The intending travelers, numbering no fewer than 100, have been stranded at the airport since April 17. The intending travellers resorted to violent protests, invading the tarmac of the airport and disrupting a…