Nigeria Crime

Buhari reacts to revenge killings in his home state of Katsina

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the latest round of attacks on farmers by bandits in Damkal and Tsanwa villages in Batsari local government area of Katsina state, saying that killing people in the name of revenge...

BREAKING: Nigeria senate raises concerns over infiltration of national parks by criminals

The Nigerian Senate has raised alarm over the infiltration of national parks by criminal syndicates plying the trade of banditry, kidnapping and cattle rustling which has resulted in the killing of Rangers and commuters.Consequently, the upper...

EFCC arraigns Adoke, Aliyu again, released on bail

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on February 10, 2020, arraigned the former Attorney General of the Federation, Mohammed Bello Adoke and Abubakar Aliyu for the second time on a seven-count charge, bordering on money...

Supreme court upholds 12-year conviction of former Nigerian governor Jolly Nyame for stealing public funds

Justice Mary Odili-led five-man panel of Supreme Court justices on Friday, February 7, 2020, in a unanimous judgement upheld the Appeal Court sentencing of former governor of Taraba State, Reverend Jolly Nyame to 12-years in prison for...

Nigeria: EFCC arraigns Nweite Nneka Anthonia over N10 million alleged fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Port Harcourt Zonal Office, on Wednesday February 5, 2020 arraigned Nweite Nneka Anthonia before Justice Emeka Nwite of the Federal High Court, Warri, Delta State on one-count charge, bordering...

Nigeria: Human Rights Watch outraged and shocked lawyer Goodness Ibangah who helped rape victim file report was assaulted by police in retaliation

Human Rights Watch on Thursday expressed outrage and shock over a credible allegation that a lawyer, Goodness Ibangah, was assaulted by cops in Nigeria for helping a young victim file a rape report.

Nigerian Iyonsi Timeyin Timothy arraigned over $4,500 suspected love scam

The Lagos Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arraigned Iyonsi Timeyin Timothy before Justice Sherifat Solebo of the Special Offences Court, Ikeja, Lagos, on a two-count charge bordering on possession of...

Nigeria senate president inaugurates committee for more talks and less actions on security challenges

President  of the Nigeria Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday inaugurated an adhoc committee of the Senate to look into the current security architecture of the country and recommend ways to improve on the present security situation.

Nigeria: Buhari writes Op-Ed on pastor Lawan Andimi who was beheaded by Boko Haram Islamist terrorists

President Muhammadu Buhari’s op-ed published in Speaking Out; a guest opinion column for Christianity Today on Pastor Lawan Andimi who was beheaded by Boko Haram Islamist terrorists last month.Nigerians everywhere, those of...

Nigeria: Witness tells court he was under pressure to change his statement to favor Suswan

The fourth prosecution witness (PW4), Abubakar Umar, in the ongoing trial of former governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam on Monday, on Monday, February 3, 2020, told Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja,...

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IMF approves additional $156 million disbursement to Cameroon to respond to COVID-19 economic fallout

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday approved an additional $156 million disbursement to Cameroon to...

Sub-Saharan Africa faces difficult road to recovery amid COVID-19 economic fallout, IMF says in latest economic outlook

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IMF approves additional $156 million disbursement to Cameroon to respond to COVID-19 economic fallout

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Half of women in the world are jobless, UN says in shocking new report

Less than 50% of working-age women are in the labour market, a figure that has barely changed over the last quarter...

South Africa launches $6 billion COVID-19 employment stimulus

South Africa has launched a $6 billion (R100 billion) COVID-19 employment stimulus to be implemented over the next three years.

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