Tag Archives: Nigeria

Davido suspends shows following friend’s death


Following the death of his friend Tagbo Umeike on October 3, 2017, Davido has decided to put a hold on some of his shows. In a statement released by the lawyer of the ‘Fall’ hit maker,  Norrison Quakers (SAN) detailing their side of the story of the alleged murder, he added the artiste is worried by the death of his ...

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Andela raises $40m to connect Africa’s engineering talent


African tech platform Andela, has announced that it has secured $40 million in Series C funding. This investment is led by CRE Venture Capital with participation from DBL Partners, Amplo, Salesforce and TLcom Capital, with some investors like Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, GV, and Spark Capital. Andela was launched in 2014 to build a network of technology leaders on the African ...

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India: Five arrested in Delhi over assault on Nigerian


Police in the Indian capital Delhi have arrested five people after a video circulated showing what appears to be a mob severely beating a Nigerian man. They have also detained the Nigerian, whom some residents accused of theft. The video shows four or five men using sticks to beat a man of African appearance who has been tied to a ...

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Nigeria: 20,000 teachers to be sacked for failing exams meant for pupils

Kaduna Governor Nasir el-Rufai

Authorities in northern Nigeria’s Kaduna State say more than 20,000 primary school teachers will be dismissed as they failed to pass examination tests meant for their pupils. This is coming amid apprehension that most primary and secondary schools in Nigeria are churning out half-baked students. Kaduna Governor Nasir el-Rufai said qualified teachers would be employed to replace the dismissed teachers. ...

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Cameroon ‘has forcibly returned 100,000 Nigerian refugees’


Cameroon has forcibly returned 100,000 Nigerian refugees in breach of international agreements, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said. The rights group accused soldiers of deporting refugees escaping Islamist violence, as well as attacking and sexually exploiting them. Cameroon is “punishing” refugees for Boko Haram attacks, HRW said. Cameroon has rejected similar accusations previously, saying Nigerians have returned willingly. “Since early ...

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Ghana with 2nd best human resource in Sub Saharan Africa – Report


Ghana has the second highest number of human capital in Sub Saharan Africa, the Global Human Capital Report 2017, has shown. According to the report, Rwanda placed first with Cameroon and Mauritius ranking third and fourth respectively. The report claimed that the aforementioned countries topped the list within the sub-region because they “have developed more than 60 percent of their ...

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Akufo-Addo visits Nigeria to welcome Buhari from sick leave

Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Tuesday, 12th September, 2017, paid a brief visit to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency Muhammadou Buhari. Addressing a press conference after the visit, President Akufo-Addo noted that “all of us have been very anxious about his (President Buhari) well-being, and it was very good news to hear that he had ...

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Boko Haram and al-Shabab recruits ‘lack religious schooling’


Many young Africans drawn to extremist groups know “little to nothing” about religious texts and interpretations, a UN study has found. The survey, the first of its kind in Africa, profiled nearly 500 voluntary recruits to militant groups including al-Shabab and Boko Haram. Finding a job is “the most acute need at the time of joining a group,” the report ...

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President Buhari in plea for Nigerian unity


Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has addressed the nation following three months of medical leave in the UK. In a televised speech, Mr Buhari, 74, said he was “distressed” by calls for the dissolution of Nigeria, urging Nigerians to come together. But the president failed to disclose his illness. It was his second spell of medical leave this year. Many Nigerians ...

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Buhari returns to Nigeria from UK


Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has returned home after three months of medical leave in the UK. Officials refused to disclose what he was being treated for. It was the president’s second spell of medical leave this year – leading many Nigerians to question whether he was well enough to run the country. President Buhari, 74, walked unaided from the plane ...

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