Nigeria News

Nnamdi Kanu Has Not Violated Any Bail Conditions, Says Lawyer

Self-acclaimed leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu on Wednesday declined to comment or answer any question as it relates to the agitations by Biafra loyalists.

His lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, however, said his client has not violated any court order or bail conditions, saying it was within …

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Obasanjo Dismisses Notion Of Dividing Nigeria

Former Nigeria leader Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday in Kano dismissed calls by those advocating the division of the country.

Obasanjo, who was speaking when he visited Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje at the Government House to commiserate with the people of Kano over the death of Maitama Sule, urged those of a …

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Libya eastern commander Haftar declares Benghazi 'liberated'

The head of the self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) has said his forces "liberated" the eastern Benghazi city after years of fighting with Islamists. Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar said the city now enters a new era of "security, peace and reconciliation".

If confirmed, victory would mark a major advance for …

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Central African Republic - 77 killed in lorry crash

At least 77 people have been killed after a lorry loaded with passengers and goods crashed in the Central African Republic, officials say. Dozens more were injured in the accident near the town of Bambari, about 300km (186 miles) north-east of the capital Bangui.

Most of the victims are said …

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Europe migrant crisis: EU blamed for 'soaring' death toll

Amnesty International has blamed "failing EU policies" for the soaring death toll among refugees and migrants in the central Mediterranean. In a report, it said "cynical deals" with Libya consigned thousands to the risk of drowning, rape and torture.

It said the EU was turning a blind eye to abuses …

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Hawks break-in: IT thieves target South Africa's elite police

South Africa's elite "Hawks" police unit has been hit by a mystery break-in at its headquarters in the capital, Pretoria. A spokesman said thieves made off with hard drives and other computer equipment early on Wednesday.

Mr Mulaudzi said a forensics team was examining the site, and that it was …

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