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300 boys and men chained and maltreated in Nigeria

In a compound In Kaduna, Nigeria, where a sign over the gate, topped with rolls of barbed wire, read: “Imam Ahmad Bun Hambal Centre for Islamic studies”, 300 men and boys were chained to large metal wheels and other heavy materials. It was reported that Muslim clerics were behind the so-called infamous act. Others were

Who is the best musician in Nigeria

Have you ever wondered Who the best musician in Nigeria is? With his song titled ‘FALL’, it is now official that Davido has become the first Nigerian artist to hit 100 million views on YouTube. Most people were expecting Yemi Alade’s “Johnny” to be the first to make it to 100 million, but unfortunately, it

Nigerian youths fire back at their president

After President Buhari described the Nigerian youths, in his speech at the Commonwealth Business Forum in Westminster, as “wanting to sit down and do nothing“, thereby sparking #LazyNigerianYouths, the Nigerian youths would not let such a derogatory description sit on them. Therefore, they took to social media to fire back at their president. It seems

Ten most read topics in the news

The world is nothing without events. Different activities and incidents occur on daily basis. Let’s have a look at ten of our ‘most read topics’ in the news. These topics are arranged alphabetically for your convenience. QUICK NEWS – Summary of latest world news. 1. Celebrities news: This can be seen in Celebrities Archive as

Davido and Wizkid settle supremacy rift on stage

Nigerian artists Davido and Wizkid finally settle their supremacy rift on stage. A rift that was never actually official between the two powerful Nigerian hip hop artistes. Most local newspapers say that both artistes reconciled during Wizkid’s concert. See video below the page. For so many years, lots of Nigerians have been longing to see

Court questions the legality of Oba of Lagos in Nigeria

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

Officer in haircut-scandal refuses to apologize

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

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

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

Over 20 people died in pro-Trump rally in Nigeria

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

Ex-Nigerian president sends open letter to Donald Trump

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

Nigerian Air Force mistakenly bombed refugee camp

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

Nigeria trims ties with Taiwan as it courts China

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

President Buhari’s new year message to Nigerians

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

Almost 200 died as church collapsed in Nigeria

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

Pakistan and Russia to sell warplanes to Nigeria

Nigeria is expecting the arrival of warplanes and helicopters it ordered from Pakistan and Russia, its latest effort to counter terrorist and militant activities, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar said on Sunday. Nigeria is battling jihadist group Boko Haram, which has waged a seven-year insurgency in the northern part of the country aimed at creating an

How Nigerian President is fooling Nigerians

I’s been a tough year for Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari. The mood in Africa’s most populous nation is a far cry from the euphoria that greeted his historic 2015 election — the first time in Nigeria’s history that an opposition candidate unseated an incumbent president in a democratic election. For weeks and even months after

Nigerian soldiers taking bribe from Boko Haram victims

First, there was the bomb blast that killed eight people. Then, delays as soldiers demanded bribes to escort the survivors on their journey. Finally, the way was blocked by trucks mired in churned-up mud. When the refugees from Boko Haram’s Islamic insurgency eventually made it home to a newly liberated town in northeast Nigeria, they

21 of the 276 abducted Chibok girls released

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

Why do people plagiarize Obama

Why do people like to copy or plagiarize the Obamas? The Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari has apologized for plagiarizing American President, Barack Obama’s speech in his “Change Begins With Me” address. In a statement released by Presidential Spokesman Garba Shehu, the Presidency “observed that the similarities between a paragraph in President Obama’s 2008 Victory Speech