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Nigeria: Update – 52 Dead, 120 Injured After Nigerian Jet Accidentally Bombed IDP Camp

By Abdulkareem Haruna and Ayodamola Owoseye The MSF, otherwise known as Doctors Without Borders, has said that at least 52 people were killed after a Nigerian fighter jet accidentally dropped a bomb on an internally displaced persons, IDP, camp. The international organisation, whose officials were present at the Rann camp in Borno State when the […]

Nigeria Says Negotiations to Free Chibok Girls Ongoing

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed on Tuesday reassured that the negotiations for the release of other Chibok girls in captivity were on-going. The minister disclosed this at the Air Force Base in Yola in a briefing to conclude a day and night rounds of search sortie of the missing girls to […]

Nigeria: Boko Haram – Fighter Jet Misfires, Shoots Civilians, ICRC Staff, Others, in Borno

The Army said a fighter jet had misfired and shot some humanitarian aid workers of the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC), the Medicines Sans Frontiers and some civilians in Kala Balge in Borno during an operation. Maj.-Gen. Lucky Irabor, the Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, disclosed this during a press briefing on Tuesday […]

Nigeria: Fighter Jet Kills Civilians in Maiduguri

By Emmanuel Akinwotu The Army said a fighter jet had misfired and shot some humanitarian aid workers of the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC), the Medicines Sans Frontiers and some civilians in Kala Balge in Borno during an operation. Maj.-Gen. Lucky Irabor, the Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, disclosed this during a press […]

Naira in free fall, crashes against euro, pounds

The Nigerian Naira on Tuesday crashed against pounds and euro but stayed firm at N497/$1 in black market. The Naira now exchanges N521 per euro from N515 and N597 per pound from N595. The president, Association of Bureau De Change Operators of Nigeria, ABCON, Alhaji Aminu Gwadabe, expressed hope that the Naira would strengthen this […]

Nigeria: Popular Nigerian Church Sacks Pastor for Participating in MMM With Church’s Account

By Jayne Augoye The leadership of Omega Fire Ministries, OFM, Worldwide, led by Johnson Suleiman, has sacked one of its pastors, Joseph Aiyedun. The cleric was relieved of his duties after it was revealed that he used the ministry’s name and bank account to register for money doubling scheme, Mavrodi Mundial Movement, MMM. The church’s […]

Zimbabwe: Acting President Meets Nigerian Envoy

Lloyd Gumbo — Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has deployed his special envoy to President Mugabe to introduce his country’s candidate for the post of Commissioner for Peace and Security in the African Union Commission. The special envoy, Ambassador Baba Gana Kingibe paid a courtesy call on Acting President Phelekezela Mphoko at his Munhumutapa Offices in […]

Nigeria: Unimaid Attack – Shekau Claims Responsibility in New Audio

Leader of the Islamist terrorist group, Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, has claimed responsibility for Monday’s attack on University of Maiduguri. The double suicide bombing which claimed the life of a veterinarian professor in the university, Professor Aliyu Mani, was partly carried out by a 7-year-old boy. Shekau, while taking responsibility for the Monday attack which […]

Nigeria: Govt Blames Speculators for Forex Crisis, Insists N305/$ Is Realistic

By Obinna Chima and Damilola Oyedele The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, has said N305 is a realistic exchange rate of the naira to the US dollar, blaming the hoarding of the United States currency by Shylock market speculators for the huge disparities in the foreign exchange market rates. She said the naira was […]

Nigeria: Oil Prices Drop As Doubts Over Output Cuts Mount

By Sebastine Obasi With Agency Report Oil prices slipped yesterday over doubts that large oil producers will reduce production as promised and on expectations that United States production would increase again this year. Benchmark Brent crude oil was down 23 cents a barrel at $55.22, while U.S. light crude fell 21 cents to $52.16. The […]

Nigeria: Osinbajo in N-Delta – Ijaw, Itsekiri Differ On Maritime Varsity Site

By Emma Amaize, Egufe Yafugborhi, Godwin Oghre, Brisibe Perez and Ochuko Akuopha It was a hectic one-day visit to Delta State for Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, as he witnessed the explosive nature of the region, yesterday, with the Ijaw and Itsekiri ethnic groups disagreeing on the ownership of the site of the Nigerian Maritime […]

Nigeria: Again, Suicide Bombers Strike Unimaid, Kill Professor, 5 Others

By Tobi Soniyi, Onyebuchi Ezigbo, Omololu Ogunmade, Damilola Oyedele and Michael Olugbode The serenity of the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID), Maiduguri, Borno State was shattered in the early hours of yesterday morning as three suicide bombers, suspected to be agents of the insurgency group, Boko Haram, invaded its campus and detonated two bombs that killed […]

Nigeria: Obazee Not Fired Because of Adeboye – Presidency Source

By Emma Ujah Abuja — The real reasons for the sack of former Executive Secretary of Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria, FRCN, Mr. Jim Obazee, emerged yesterday, with Presidency sources disclosing that he was removed for procedural breaches. A source, who did not want to be mentioned, revealed that the removal of Mr. Obazee based […]

Nigeria: Lawmakers Reject Move By Agency to Commission Poorly Constructed Projects

The move by a federal government agency to commission unfinished and non-functional agencies has been condemned by residents and lawmakers. The Border Communities Development Agency, BCDA, had planned to commission its projects in Ifang-Ayong, Bakassi Local Government Area of Cross River. However, on arriving there, senators and members of the House of Representatives realised the […]