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Nigeria in crisis: Popular lawyer Femi Falana asks Buhari to withdraw case against chief Justice Onnoghen

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has asked the Muhammadu Buhari administration to urgently withdraw the charges against the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, arguing that such a move will...

We spent billions on workshops, honoring late soldiers, renovating military barracks and hospitals, Nigeria chief of army staff responds to freedom of information request

Nigeria's Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai, has responded to the joint Freedom of Information request on military spending between 2015 and 2017, particularly in the country's ravaged Northeast where a...

Nigeria’s opposition figure Atiku commends Borno elders for rejecting attempt by Buhari to release ‘repentant’ Boko Haram terrorists

In a statement to TODAY NEWS AFRICA in Washington D.C. on Saturday, Nigeria's main opposition candidate for the 2019 presidential election, Mr Atiku Abubakar, commended elders in the northern state of...

American citizen, not dangerous immigrant, who brutally killed couple and kidnapped daughter arrested

President Donald Trump and conservative media outlets have repeatedly claimed that dangerous immigrants were the ones bringing crimes to the United States, even though the facts have repeatedly proven that the...

Buhari pledges to end illegal tax collections in Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari Friday in Abuja pledged that the Federal Government will look into the issue of illegal tax collections with a view to encouraging more private sector businesses to thrive...

Opinion | The resurgence of Boko Haram

By Scott Morgan/TODAY NEWS AFRICA, WASHINGTONThe year 2018 ended on a sour note along the shoreline of Lake Chad. Reports of conflict...

Nigerian President promises not to use taxpayers’ money for his campaign

President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday in Abuja reiterated his commitment to eliminate corruption in campaign financing in the country, pledging that he will not authorise the use of any money from the...

In Nigeria, when the wives of big men dress up to campaign as they did today, it’s a sight to behold

Everything is big in Nigeria. Corruption is big. Official theft is big. Parties are big. Campaign spending is big. The population is big. The number of languages is big. Almost...

Era of coups in Africa is over, Nigeria warns coup plotters in Gabon

The Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari warned military commanders in Gabon on Tuesday that the era of coups in Africa was over.Buhari's warning followed reports of attempted military...

Cameroon dragged to African Commission over unfair trial of 47 Anglophone activists

Nigeria's human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has dragged the government of Cameroon to the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights in Banjul, The Gambia, over what he described as the...

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Prospects for fully eradicating extreme poverty by 2030 now appear highly unlikely, even under the most optimistic scenarios, according to a...

IMF’s Georgieva says second round of support coming to Africa but Oxfam argues debt cancelation the only way out of COVID-19 turmoil

The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Ms. Kristalina Georgieva said on Wednesday that the Washington DC-based institution is...

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