• October 2, 2022

Airstrike in Ethiopia’s Tigray region kills civilians

An airstrike in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region killed at least five civilians earlier this week as the revived war continues, according to humanitarian workers and an internal document seen by The …

World Bank approves $750 million credit to boost Nigerian reforms

The World Bank has approved a US$750 million credit line for Nigeria to help the country push through reforms to attract investment and create jobs. Several states in Nigeria are struggling …

Liberated Mocímboa marks one year since liberation from Jihadist

In the port city of Mocímboa da Praia in northern Mozambique life is slowly coming back to normal. The city was liberated from jihadists a year ago. Since August 2020 that …

Nigeria battles worst floods in a decade

Nigeria is battling its worst floods in a decade after heavy rains across the region. At least 20 people died this week, according to authorities, and more than 300 people were …

Fake Reverend Sister arrested for child trafficking in Nigeria

Nigeria’s Rivers State Police Command has arrested a suspected fake Reverend Sister, identified as Maureen Wechinwu who is allegedly involved in child theft. She was paraded among 20 other suspects arrested …

Students abandoned as teachers’ strike drags on in Nigeria

Nigeria’s federal universities have been empty for more than six months, with students prevented from attending classes due to a protracted standoff between the state and teachers who declared an indefinite …

Two dead after Lagos building collapse in Nigeria

At least two people were killed and more were trapped on Sunday after a seven-story unfinished building collapsed in Nigeria’s commercial capital Lagos, rescue authorities said. Building collapses are common in …

Algeria, Niger & Nigeria move to next step on the Trans-Saharan Gas-Pipeline project

Algerian, Nigerien and Nigerian Energy Ministers signed on Thursday a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the construction of a 4,000 gas pipeline across the Sahara Desert that will supply Europe with …

Reps mount Rice pyramid, disburse empowerment facility to Constituency in Nigeria

Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Security and Intelligence, Ibrahim Sha’aban Sharada, yesterday, disbursed food items and other consumables to thousands of his constituency in the spirit of the Ramadan fasting …

At least 600 inmates escape in Abuja jail break in Nigeria

At least 600 inmates have escaped in a jailbreak in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city, an attack that officials have blamed on Islamic extremist rebels. Over 300 escapees have either been recaptured …

Business:Germany, Nigeria to sign accord on return of Benin Bronzes

Germany and Nigeria are set to venture into an agreement to pave way for the return of centuries-old sculptures known as the Benin Bronzes that were taken from Africa in the …

US approves $1B arms sale to Nigeria despite rights concerns

The Biden administration has given approval for Nigeria to buy advanced attack helicopters worth nearly $1 billion despite concerns about the country’s human rights record. Nigeria is battling a series of …

Oil rich, electricity poor. What will it take to solve Nigeria’s energy crisis?

Nigeria is Africa’s biggest oil producer but the west African nation struggles to meet its energy needs, a struggle that has persisted for many decades. On Monday, authorities in the country …