Employees and agents of Glencore, a British subsidiary of the mining and trading group, delivered cash in private jets to oil officials in West Africa including Nigeria, according to UK prosecutors. UK’s serious fraud office (SFO) made this known to the Southwark crown court on the first day of a sentencing hearing, […]

  Chad’s President Mahamat Idriss Deby declared a state of emergency on Wednesday over flooding that is affecting more than a million people in the North central African country. Floods are not uncommon during Chad’s rainy season, which usually runs from May to October in its southern regions. But this year the rains came early […]

    The Presidency yesterday challenged states to give an account of how they spent amounts in excess of one trillion naira, allocated to them from the Ecological Fund to tackle floods and other ecological problems. This came as the Federal Government said yesterday that the release of water from the Lagdo Dam in Cameroun […]

    The Ethiopian government has scrapped visas-on-arrival for Nigerians with immediate effect. In a statement on Tuesday, the government said travellers would need to obtain their visas at its embassy in Abuja before embarking on any trip to the country. The development comes barely two weeks after Ethiopian Airlines emerged as the core investor […]

    The Federal Government said, yesterday, that it has conducted a major analytical operation that was focused on individuals financing the Boko Haram terrorist group and its affiliates in the country. The government, which disclosed this at the opening session of a five-day Compliance Summit organized by the Inter-Governmental Action Group Against Money Laundering […]

    Algeria’s Desert Foxes on Friday beat hosts Indomitable Lions of Cameroon 1-0 in Douala for a crucial lead in their 2022 FIFA World Cup playoff. The 2019 African champions scored through Islam Slimani in the 40th minute of the first leg encounter to tip the balance of the fixture in their favour. The […]

  The Super Eagles returned to Nigeria from the ongoing 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroon on Tuesday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the team of players and officials returned via a chartered flight from Garoua where they played four matches. They arrived at 1.10 a.m. at the Nnamdi Azikiwe […]

  Sadiya Farouq, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has said that 330,000 Nigerian refugees are presently residing in neighboring` countries due to the worsening insecurity in the country. The Minister disclosed this on Saturday when she was hosted in a Chatham House Webinar to discuss Nigeria’s humanitarian challenges and worsening […]

  Players and officials of the Nigeria men’s national football team returned to Lagos on Sunday via the waterways the same way they traveled for their penultimate game in the AFCON qualifiers against the Benin Republic. The videos and pictures shared by some of the players, accompanying journalists and officials of the team as well […]


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