Five Nigerians Attacked, Three Critically Injured In South African Xenophobic Attacks

Five Nigerians Attacked, Three Critically Injured In South African Xenophobic Attacks

The Nigeria Union in South Africa on Tuesday said five Nigerians had been attacked in Polokwane, Limpopo Province of that country in renewed xenophobic attacks. Collin Mgbo, Secretary of the Union in the Province, told the News Agency of Nigeria on telephone from Polokwane that three of the five Nigerians attacked were in critical condition […]

LIBYA: Khalifah Haftar’s Forces Capture Besieged Area Of Benghazi

LIBYA: Khalifah Haftar’s Forces Capture Besieged Area Of Benghazi

Khalifa Haftar’s east Libyan forces have claimed capture of the final holdout of opposing militants in the southwest of Benghazi, ending weeks of resistance by the fighters who were camped in a group of tower blocks. Milad al-Zwai, spokesman for the eastern-based Libyan National Army (LNA), said on Saturday the siege at the “12 blocks” ended when […]

Nigeria Probes Unpatriotic Diplomatic Sabotage By Foreign Ministry Staff

Nigeria Probes Unpatriotic Diplomatic Sabotage By Foreign Ministry Staff

The Federal Government has instituted a panel of inquiry to investigate Nigeria’s failure to clinch the post of Commissioner for Peace and Security at the African Union (AU), the News Agency of Nigeria has reported. Nigeria contested for the position of the post at the AU meeting in Addis Ababa on January 30 and lost […]

Nigeria’s President, Buhari, To Return Friday

Nigeria’s President, Buhari, To Return Friday

President Muhammadu Buhari is to return to Nigeria tomorrow, Friday 10th March, 2017, his office has announced. The President left the country on January 19th, 2017 for a ten day vacation in the UK, during which he was to undergo a routine medical check up. He later extended his stay indefinitely, ostensibly to collect the results of […]

Thousands Flee Boko Haram Attacks Near Chibok

Thousands Flee Boko Haram Attacks Near Chibok

Some 7,000 people have fled from villages around the northeast Nigerian town of Chibok because of Boko Haram attacks, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Wednesday. The IOM said an estimated 4,449 people or 740 households have fled to Chibok itself since February 25, “seeking safety following attacks or threats of attacks in […]

BREAKING: Kidnapped Germans Released In Kaduna

BREAKING: Kidnapped Germans Released In Kaduna

Abducted German archaeologist. Dr Peter Breunig of Frankfurt’s Goethe University, and his associate Mr Johannes Behringer, have been released according to reports emerging from the Kaduna State Government. A statement signed by the Special Assistant to the Governor of Kaduna State on Media and Publicity, Mr  Samuel Aruwan, said: “Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai has commended […]

Xenophobia: Nigerian Students Give South African Companies Ultimatum

Xenophobia: Nigerian Students Give South African Companies Ultimatum

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has given 48 hours ultimatum to all South African companies in Nigeria to relocate over the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa. The students gave the ultimatum at a peaceful demonstration at some South African companies in Abuja on Thursday. During the march the students carried a […]

Mugabe Praises Trump’s ‘America First’ Policy

Mugabe Praises Trump’s ‘America First’ Policy

U.S. President Donald Trump’s “America First” policy has an admirer in Zimbabwe’s longtime president, who says the policy resonates with his own thinking. President Robert Mugabe, who turned 93 on Tuesday and is the world’s oldest head of state, spoke in a birthday interview with state-run media. “When it comes to Donald Trump, on the […]

Boko Haram Recruits 2000 Child Soldiers In A Year – UNICEF

Boko Haram Recruits 2000 Child Soldiers In A Year – UNICEF

Boko Haram insurgents have recruited about 2,000 child soldiers in 2016 and used them in combat , the UN Children’s International Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has said. UNICEF Executive Director, Anthony Lake, said this on Tuesday as global leaders gather in Paris on the anniversary of the Paris Commitments to end the use of children in conflict. […]

Thousands Face Starvation In South Sudan as Govt. Declares Famine

Thousands Face Starvation In South Sudan as Govt. Declares Famine

A famine has been declared in parts of South Sudan, the first to be announced in any part of the world in six years. The government and the United Nations report that some 100,000 people are facing starvation, with a million more on the brink of famine. A combination of civil war and an economic collapse […]

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