AllAfrica News: Nigeria

  1. 'Evans' the Terrible Kidnapper
    [Guardian] The spectacular success while it lasted, of Chukwudi Onuamadike, alias Evans, in his line of 'kidnapping business' necessarily elicits endless questions and speculations about the nature and the values that, made possible his exploits and on the other hand, the capacity of the state and its law enforcement apparatus to assure the most fundamental purpose of government which, to quote the extant constitution of the country is 'the security and welfare of the people'. Nevertheless, the Nigerian Police must b
  2. Fire Fighting Impaired, As Over 60 Trucks Are Grounded in Maiduguri
    [Guardian] Over 60 fire fighting trucks bought by the Borno State government at an estimated cost of N76 million each have been grounded since 2011.
  3. The Kidnapper, a Senator and His President
    [Guardian] Three significant legal events have taken place over the past few weeks. The Senate President's no-case submission was upheld by the code of conduct tribunal, a notorious alleged kidnapper was apprehended after which has followed a most impressive PR blitz and INEC confirmed that it had received the required number of signatures to proceed with the referendum on whether or not Senator Dino "Ajekun-Iya" Melaye is to be recalled. He is reported to have instructed a lawyer to seek to halt the process.
  4. Seeds Given to 1 Million Farmers Hit By Boko Haram in Northeast Nigeria - UN
    [Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -The insurgency has prevented farmers from planting or harvesting crops for years and over 5 million people need food aid
  5. Governors, Brand Your States (IV)
    [Guardian] Okay, so cows invaded a state primary school in Edo State and the social media went crazy as the video went viral. One man even recorded his own video to express his views on the matter, calling on the state governor and asking him how he would feel if those primary school kids were his. Many condemned the cows, quite naturally, and of course their owners. Against the backdrop of the herdsmen controversy, a lot of people saw this as an opportunity to score a point. They see it as a perfect example of the e
  6. France Plans 1 Billion Euros Investment in Nigeria
    [Premium Times] The French government says it has set aside about one billion euros to invest in Nigeria's oil and gas industry, to strengthen its economic relations in Africa.
  7. Group Seeks Intervention Against Child Smoking, Drugs Abuse
    [Guardian] A non-governmental organisation (NGO), Nigas Rehabilitation and Skills Acquisition Training Center, in Rigasa, Kaduna State has raised the alarm that 10 year old children have begun smoking and taking to hard drugs.
  8. Anglican Church Loses 33 Year Legal Battle to Iwaya Community
    [Guardian] The Supreme Court has put to an end 33 tortious years of legal tussle over a parcel of land in Iwaya, Lagos State, which has been in contention between Iwaya community and the Anglican Church.
  9. Female Lawyers Seek Protection for Widows
    [Guardian] Governments at all levels have been called upon to put policies in place to protect widows from external family members, obnoxious and ill-treatment, as well as set up counseling department to take care of widows' emotional and psychological state.
  10. 'I'm the Nigerian Nightmare,' Claims Tyson Fury
    [Guardian] Is Tyson Fury linked to Nigeria in any way? That is the puzzle the former heavyweight champion has created following his recent utterances about Anthony Joshua.
  11. Kanu Gives Reason for His Freedom Fight
    [Vanguard] Embattled Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, who has been in detention since October 14, 2015 and finally secured a stringent bail from the Federal High Court in Abuja on April 25, 2017, has spit out the rationale behind his struggle to gain independence for Biafra.
  12. Balogun, Okonjo-Iweala Hail Adesina's Emergence As 2017 World Food Prize Laureate
    [Vanguard] Nigeria's Chargé d'Affaires to the U.S. Hakeem Balogun and a former Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, have lauded the emergence of Dr Akinwumi Adesina as the 2017 World Food Prize Laureate.
  13. 2017 Budget - Fashola Replies NASS, Decries Resort to Name-Calling
    [Vanguard] The Minister of Power Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, has expressed concern over the reaction of the National Assembly to his observations on the 2017 Budget as passed the legislature.
  14. 2017 Budget - Fashola Condemns National Assembly's Name-Calling Tactic
    [Guardian] The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, has expressed concern over the reaction of the National Assembly to his observations on the 2017 Budget as passed the legislature.
  15. Changing Faces of Godfathers in Nigerian Politics
    [Guardian] For two hours on May 29, 2003, the crowd of people that gathered at the Alex Ekwueme Square in Awka, Anambra State, for the inauguration of their newly elected governor, waited for the arrival of the man of the moment. The ceremony, which was scheduled to commence at noon, did not take off until 2 pm when many of the elder statesmen and important political figures were already visibly getting impatient.
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