Simon Ateba

BREAKING: APC Leaders Meet President Buhari In London. Okorocha Gives Details Of The Unprecedented Meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari has met leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in London, the Presidency said on Sunday, the first time the Nigerian leader was meeting with his party leadership since he left for medical treatment on...

Nigerian Army Chief Orders Capture of Boko Haram Leader Shekau Before September 2017, Dead Or Alive

The Nigerian Army has now issued a deadline for the capture of the country's terrorist-in-chief, Abubakar Shekau, who had been declared dead several times in the past only to re-emerge with more deadly attacks. Shekau, who was deputy to Mohammed...

Shocking: In Final Report, Nigerian Military Clears Airmen Who Bombed Refugee Camp In Rann, Killing 115 Boko Haram Victims

The Nigerian military has cleared the airmen who bombed an internally displaced persons camp in Borno state in January, killing about 115 Boko Haram victims. The tragic incident occurred on 17 January 2017, when a Nigerian Air Force jet mistakenly bombed an...

Fayose Backtracks, Now Says Nothing Wrong For Top Officials Sending Their Children Abroad To Study

A Nigerian governor argued on Friday that there was nothing wrong for government officials to send their children abroad to study, hours after saying the exact opposite. In back to back statements by his online spokesman, Governor Ayodele Fayose said...

BREAKING: Fresh Boko Haram Suicide Bombing In Cameroon Leaves 2 Dead, 4 Injured

A fresh Boko Haram suicide bombing in Cameroon on Friday evening left at least two persons dead and four others injured and sent troops scrambling to apprehend one of the bombers on the run. The latest bombing took place in...

Nigerian Governor Blasts Officials For Sending Children Abroad To Study While Attending Graduation Of His Son At Expensive, Exclusive Private School

A Nigerian governor has blasted other public officials in his country for sending their children abroad to study while attending the graduation ceremony of his son at an expensive and exclusive private university affordable only to very rich Nigerians. Ekiti...

BREAKING: AlphaBay, The Largest, Darkest Criminal Market Place On The Internet Captured

The United States Government announced on Thursday "the seizure of the largest criminal marketplace on the Internet". The U.S. Justice Department said in a statement that "AlphaBay operated for over two years on the dark web and was used to...

Nigeria, One Of The 5 Countries Where 75 Percent Of All Terrorism Related Deaths Occurred In 2016, U.S. Says In Damning Report

Nigeria was one of the five countries where 75 percent of all terrorism related deaths occurred in 2016, the United States Government said in its 2016 Terrorism Report on Wednesday. The other countries were Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria and Pakistan. Fifty-five...

VIDEO: Famous Kenyan Professor Delivers Landmark Speech In Nigeria On Corruption. Those Listening Were Some Of The Most Corrupt

Professor Patrick Loch Otieno Lumumba, the Director General of the Kenyan Law School, has delivered a landmark speech in Nigeria on corruption, and some of those who were listening have credibly been accused of gargantuan corruption. Among those in...

Nigeria Loses N7 Trillion To Insecurity In High Seas Annually, Dogara Says. His Source Was Not Disclosed

The Speaker of the Nigerian House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, claimed on Monday that Nigeria loses about N7 trillion annually to insecurity and revenue leakages in the waterways. But, like most Nigerian politicians who quote no credible study,...

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Based in Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America, Simon leads a brilliant team of reporters, freelance journalists, analysts, researchers and contributors from around the world to run TODAY NEWS AFRICA as editor-in-chief. Simon Ateba's journalistic experience spans over 10 years and covers many beats, including business and investment, information technology, politics, diplomacy, human rights, science reporting and much more. Write him: [email protected]todaynewsafrica.com
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