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Killing of aid workers in Nigeria a setback for troubled crisis response

Islamist insurgents arrived in the northeastern Nigerian town of Rann on March 1. Ignoring the camp for 55,000 people displaced by the region’s conflict, they stormed the nearby military base.

World leaders abandoning human rights – Amnesty International

World leaders are undermining human rights for millions of people with regressive policies and hate-filled rhetoric, but their actions have ignited global protest movements in response, a rights group said.

Nigeria’s security strength in the Gulf of Guinea

The Gulf of Guinea accounted for more than 50% of the global kidnappings for ransom, with 34 seafarers kidnapped out of a total of 62 worldwide. The region is regarded as a high risk area attracting war insurance premium.

Liberia’s youth betting on George Weah economic miracle

New President George Weah is nothing less than revered among Liberia's youth, who view his rise from the slums to stellar success in European football as proof he can also turn around their fragile economy.

Angola’s Joao Lourenco vows to kill corruption

Since taking office four months ago, Angola’s new president has made some attention-grabbing moves that he says are part of his campaign promise to clean up the nation’s ailing, corruption-riddled economy.

Lisbon graft trial of senior Angolan official opens

The trial of Angolan former vice-president Manuel Vicente for alleged corruption opened on Monday in his absence in the Portuguese capital, raising tensions between the oil-rich African country and its former colonial ruler.

Joy and hope in Liberia as George Weah is sworn in

To the cheers of a crowd fired by his promise to bring them jobs and prosperity, former football star George Weah was sworn in as president of Liberia on Monday, completing the country’s first transition between democratically-elected leaders since 1944.

Nigeria, US sign agreement on return of Sani Abacha, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha’s loot

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, has signed an agreement with the United States of America spelling out the roadmap for the return to Nigeria over $300m looted by Nigeria’s former Head of State, the late Gen. Sani Abacha, and a former Governor of Bayelsa State, the late Diepreye Alamieyeseigha.

Rivers govt buys N484 million SUVs for federal lawmakers

The Rivers State Government has bought new SUVs – Toyota Land Cruisers – worth hundreds of millions of naira for the 16 National Assembly members from the state, despite the fact that the state is owing retired civil servants their pensions and gratuities for over three years now.

Angola’s President Joao Lourenco picks apart the Jose Eduardo dos Santos empire

Within three months of taking control of Angola, President Joao Lourenco sacked his predecessor's daughter as head of the state-run oil company and set about dismantling the empire built by Jose Eduardo dos Santos.

My mother’s core values on responsibility prepared me for leadership role – Ooni of Ife

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, on Saturday at Chatham House, in United Kingdom (UK) said his late mother’s core values on responsibility actually prepared him ahead first leadership roles in life as an individual and a traditional ruler.

Zimbabwe has ‘insatiable desire’ for Robert Mugabe exit – Emmerson Mnangagwa

Zimbabwe's parliament prepared to start impeachment proceedings against President Robert Mugabe Tuesday, as ousted vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa, who could be the country's next leader, told him to step down.

Fall from Grace: Robert Mugabe’s wife was his weakness

President Robert Mugabe’s downfall was caused by the ambitions of his combative wife Grace, whose emergence as his likely successor proved a step too far for Zimbabwe’s military, analysts say.

Rotimi Amaechi, Timipre Sylva, Abba Kyari responsible for botched PANDEF meeting – Edwin Clark

The meeting was part of efforts to douse renewed tension brought about by the suspended ceasefire by the Niger Delta Avengers.


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Federal government rakes in N142.81 billion from oversubscribed bond auctions

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INEC to release fresh timetable for Senator Melaye’s recall

The Independent National Electoral Commission says it will release a fresh timetable and schedule of activities for the recall of Senator Dino Melaye, who represents Kogi West Senatorial District.

Suspected Fulani herdsmen allegedly kill four farmers in Delta

At least four farmers who were on fishing expedition have been reportedly shot dead by suspected Fulani herdsmen.

Pastor Adeboye condemns herdsmen killings in Benue

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, on Friday expressed displeasure with the killing of children, women and others by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Benue State and some other parts of the country during a visit to the state.

18-year-old nursing mother drags lover to court for declining marriage

An 18-year-old nursing mother, Maryam Magaji, on Wednesday dragged one Badamasi Salihu, 20, whom she claimed was her lover, to a Sharia Court at Magajin Gari, Kaduna, for refusing to marry her.

Ex-Manchester City defender Aleksander Kolarov to captain Serbia against Nigeria

Former Manchester City defender Aleksander Kolarov will captain the Serbian national team when they file out in an international friendly against Nigeria next Tuesday, according to the coach Mladen Krstajic.