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Court questions the legality of Oba of Lagos in Nigeria

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Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu (74), who recently refused shaking hands with the Ooni of Ife, may not be a legal Oba. Akiolu who has been Oba of Lagos for the past 14 years appeared in court this week over a case filed by Princes Adedoyin Adebiyi and Rasheed Modile, challenging his ascendancy to the […]

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Officer in haircut-scandal refuses to apologize

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The Nigeria road safety commander, identified as Andrew Kumapayi, who foolishly cuts the hairs of female employees instead of asking the women to cut their hairs before coming to work or sending them home, should they refuse to do so, has refused to apologize. According to Kumapayi, the haircut was a punishment as well as […]

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$43.4m, £27,800 and N23.2m recovered in a house in Nigeria

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While many people are suffering in Nigeria, some embezzle public fund and live luxurious lives. Acting on a tip-off, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) recovered a huge sum of money in an apartment in Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria. The money recovered was $43.4m, £27,800 and N23.2m. The owner of the money which was neatly […]

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Latest on Trump travel ban (TTB)

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Well, I guess I’m not the only one who saw it coming? In his campaign, Donald Trump called for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States. A move that was supported by Czech president. Trump made the statement during his campaign but he had no executive power at his disposal to […]

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Over 20 people died in pro-Trump rally in Nigeria

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This is a strange but true news. At least 20 people have died in a pro-Trump rally in Nigeria.The so-called Biafra which comprises of the Igbos (also called Ibo) were demonstrating in support of the new U.S. president, Donald Trump. They are supporting Trump because they believe that unlike his predecessor, Barack Obama, The newly […]

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Ex-Nigerian president sends open letter to Donald Trump

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The former president of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan has written an open letter to the president-elect of the United States of America, Donald J. Trump. Jonathan may have drawn his inspiration from Gerald Levin, who sent an open letter to Donald Trump less than a month ago. However, unlike Levin’s letter, Jonathan’s letter conveyed a different […]

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Nigerian Air Force mistakenly bombed refugee camp

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It was a sad day in Nigeria as the fight against the Islamist group, Boko Haram, backfired against the Nigerian Government. Nigerian Air Force fighter jet mistakenly bombed refugee camp in Borno state, killing more than 50 displaced refugees and wounding many others among whom are some aid workers. The Red Cross has said that […]

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Nigeria trims ties with Taiwan as it courts China

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Taiwan objected on Thursday to an “unreasonable” Nigerian request to move its representative office out of the capital Abuja, a day after China announced plans to invest a further $40 billion in the African country. The protest highlighted Taiwan’s frustration with Beijing’s use of diplomatic and economic power to isolate it internationally. Taiwan’s foreign ministry […]

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President Nana Akufo-Addo’s inaugural speech

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Ghana has a new president and his name is Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. He is a well known human right activist and lawyer. His inauguration took place today in Ghana under a free and fair atmosphere. His predecessor has also urged Ghanaians to support the new president in his endeavor to make life better for […]

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President Buhari’s new year message to Nigerians

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Below is the FULL SPEECH of President Muhammadu Buhari’s new year message to Nigerians in 2017. MY NEW YEAR MESSAGE TO NIGERIANS, JANUARY 1, 2017 My dear Compatriots, I am happy to welcome you to the beginning of a New Year in our beloved country Nigeria. I felicitate with you today at a time when […]

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Egypt is selling two Islands to Saudi Arabia

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According to Egyptian state television, Egypt’s government has approved a deal to hand over two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia and has sent it to parliament for quick ratification. Although Egypt government maintains that it is transferring the 2 Islands to Saudi Arabia but fact is Egypt is systematically selling two of it’s Islands […]

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Almost 200 died as church collapsed in Nigeria

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A church building has collapsed in Uyo, the capital of Akwa Ibom State in in Nigeria, leaving at almost 200 people dead. The building was said to be filled up of worshippers due to a ceremony in which a pastor was being ordained as a bishop. Report has it that the Reigners Bible Church was […]

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Pastor sprays insecticide on his congregants

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Strange things happen in African churches. We once saw a Tanzania pastor who walks on church members. Now another pastor who goes by the name Lethebo Rabalago, of the Mount Zion General Assembly (MZGA), in Limpopo, South Africa, is spraying people with Doom insect repellent to heal them. One of the pastor’s online posts was […]

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Deadly train crash in Cameroon

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The President of Cameroon, Paul Biya, said that the crash of a crowded train which occurred due to derailment, has killed more than 70 people and wounded over 600 more. This train accident has been blamed on the Government for failing to provide good roads and adequate public facilities for the citizens of Cameroon. The […]

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21 of the 276 abducted Chibok girls released

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The Nigerian Government has succeeded in releasing 21 girls out of the 276 schoolgirls that were abducted by Boko Haram about 2 years ago. After releasing the names of the girls, the Nigerian government said it did not swap the 21 released Chibok schoolgirls for Boko Haram prisoners as previously thought by many. This was […]

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Why Nigerian students sued American university

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Nigerian Students Sue Alabama College for Treating Them ‘Like Animals’ – Nigerian students namely Thankgod Harold, Success Jumbo, Savior Samuel, Godsgift Moses, Promise Owei and 30 more others got full scholarships from a Nigerian government fund for four years of education in the United States of America. While studying at Alabama State University which is […]

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Mark Zuckerberg’s Visit to Nigeria

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Mark Zuckerberg’s Visit to Nigeria – By Reuben Abati – Mark Zuckerberg’s two-day visit to Nigeria has done a lot for the country; it is a pity no government official or agency has tried to tap into the gains of that visit. He arrived at a time there was much talk about economic recession, concerns […]

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Fraudster wants to be Nigerian president

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A convicted female fraudster who goes by the name, Tina Beloveth Powerful, and is on the run from British authorities has posted Facebook messages claiming she wants to be the first female president of Nigeria. According to BBC, Powerful, thought to be living in Nigeria, was found guilty of fraud and false advertising in July […]

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Why Zimbabwe is releasing over 2,000 prisoners

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Robert Mugabe has given a blanket pardon to thousands of prisoners. The pardon extends to all women who are not on death row or serving life sentences.Women who have been booked for murder but are serving shorter sentences will also be released. It also includes all male prisoners under 18, regardless of their crime. Prisoners […]

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Nigeria to be visa-free to 8 new countries

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Nigeria to be visa-free to 8 new countries – The Nigerian Government is set to sign a pact that will grant all Nigerians entry to eight new countries without requiring a visa. This will automatically move Nigeria’s position upwards on the World’s Most Powerful Passports List. This was announced by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, […]

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