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Nigeria: Teachers union call off strike action

Teachers union protesting along Kaduna metropolis recently against the mass sack by government Jan-18, Kaduna: Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) Kaduna State branch has called off the indefinite strike action embarked upon in all the state public schools which has lasted for over 10 days. The union

THEOSLOTIMES.COM - 2018-01-19 06:04:00

Bill Gates promised to pay off this country's $76 million debt - now he's doing it

It's part of a promise the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation made to the African country in an effort to end polio. The payments, which will be made over the course of 20 years, are due to begin this year. Nigeria had no new cases of polio last year In 2014, Nigeria borrowed the money from Japan to fu

CNBC - 2018-01-18 19:42:13

Genetic sequencing points to endemic origin of monkeypox virus outbreak in Nigeria

"Based on our findings, it appears that the index case of the current outbreak in Nigeria was not imported, but probably originated from a spillover event or events involving reservoir hosts," said Gustavo Palacios, Ph.D., who heads the Center for Genome Sciences at the U.S. Army Medical Research In

MEDICALXPRESS - 2018-01-18 19:05:59

Top 6 Nigerian Female Sprinters to watch out for in 2018

Earlier in the week we published a feature highlighting some of the Nigerian Male Sprinters to watch out for in 2018. Their female counterparts are not left out in our predictions, as a few of them are already demonstrating that they have so much to offer this season. Here is our shortlist of the To

MAKINGOFCHAMPS.COM - 2018-01-18 21:14:21

Nigeria sues JP Morgan for $875 million over Malabu oilfield deal

LONDON (Reuters) - Nigeria has filed a claim against JP Morgan Chase for more than $875 million, accusing it of negligence in transferring funds from a disputed 2011 oilfield deal to a company controlled by the country's former oil minister. A spokeswoman for JP Morgan dismissed the accusation on T

REUTERS - 2018-01-18 18:43:45

Nigeria passes major oil reform bill after 17 year struggle

LONDON/ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria has moved closer to turning an oil industry bill into law after a 17 year struggle to complete the legislation which aims to increase transparency and stimulate growth in the country's oil industry. Nigeria' lower house of parliament has passed a version of the bill

REUTERS - 2018-01-18 17:29:01

Suspected Boko Haram attack in Niger kills at least four soldiers

NIAMEY (Reuters) - Suspected Boko Haram fighters have killed at least four soldiers and a civilian in an attack on a military post in Niger's southeastern Diffa region, local officials and two security sources said on Thursday. The attack took place on Wednesday evening in the village of Toumour, n

REUTERS - 2018-01-18 15:53:00

Two Americans and two Canadians kidnapped at gunpoint in Nigeria

Lagos, Nigeria (CNN)Two American and two Canadian citizens have been abducted by unknown gunmen in Kaduna, a state in Northern Nigeria, a spokesperson for the Kaduna State Police told CNN. Mukhtar Aliyu, spokesperson for Kaduna State Police, said that the two men were abducted on Tuesday at 7p.m. lo

CNN - 2018-01-18 15:49:15

Gunmen kidnap 2 Americans, 2 Canadians in Nigeria, police say

Two Americans and two Canadians who were traveling through northern Nigeria have been kidnapped by gunmen, police said. Police officers were escorting the four foreigners through Kaduna state on Tuesday night when they were ambushed on a roadway in Kagarko, Kaduna state police spokesman Mukhtar Aliy

YAHOO! - 2018-01-18 18:05:03

Nigeria Moves Closer to Energy Overhaul With Passage of New Bill

Nigeria's House of Representatives passed a bill governing the country's energy sector after the Senate did so in May, taking Africa's top oil producer one step closer to a much-awaited overhaul of the key industry. The Petroleum Industry Governance Bill now awaits President Muhammadu Buhari's signi

BLOOMBERG - 2018-01-18 17:59:47

Advisory: Buhari re-election story withdrawn

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria's presidency on Thursday denied that President Muhammadu Buhari had given a radio interview in which he said that he did not know whether he would seek re-election in 2019. Reuters had cited Buhari as saying in the interview that the decision was both personal and also one

REUTERS - 2018-01-18 14:54:56

How to stop countries sliding back into civil war

Ensuring that peace holds may mean striking a grubby deal AS A child soldier in Sierra Leone in the 1990s, Eric Wolo smoked a brown powder that made him dizzy during the day, and took cocaine that kept him awake at night when he had to keep watch. When he returned to his home country, Liberia, in 19

ECONOMIST.COM - 2018-01-18 16:46:12

Nigeria seek redemption against Libya

Following an uninspiring goalless draw against Rwanda, Nigeria's home-based Super Eagles will hope to redeem themselves when they take on Libya in a group C encounter at the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) on Friday. The Eagles, joint second in the group together with Rwanda, will face an e

ESPN - 2018-01-18 14:57:50

Chibok girls changed by shame, Stockholm syndrome - experts

ABUJA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Connections formed by years of captivity and shame at marrying militants might explain why some Chibok girls have chosen not to return home from their Boko Haram ordeal, experts say. Their militant Islamist captors released a video on Monday showing some of the

REUTERS - 2018-01-18 15:10:52

US Wary of Islamic Extremism Growth in Africa

With the Islamic State's so-called caliphate almost completely retaken in Iraq and Syria, many American leaders are concerned the group might try to create a new hub elsewhere. Islamic extremism creeps up in impoverished, politically disillusioned populations with masses of young, unemployed Muslim

VOICE OF AMERICA - 2018-01-18 14:16:48

Nigeria stocks lower at close of trade; NSE 30 down 0.25%

Reuters. Nigeria stocks lower at close of trade; NSE 30 down 0.25% Investing.com - Nigeria stocks were lower after the close on Thursday, as losses in the Food, Beverages & Tobacco, Oil & Gas and Banking sectors led shares lower. At the close in Lagos, the NSE 30 lost 0.25%. The best performers of

INVESTING.COM - 2018-01-18 17:16:09

Motherland Connection: Go-Go Goes to Africa

Milton "Go-Go Mickey" Freeman in a session with local drummers in Ife, Nigeria On the morning of Team Familiar's performance at the opulent palace of the Yoruba king, who is known as the Ooni of Ife, the band members were escorted to an open-air market where they were fitted for hand-sewn traditiona

WASHINGTON CITY PAPER - 2018-01-18 14:00:00

Tecno Camon I officially launched in India

China-based Transsion Holdings sub-brand, Teno Mobile has today officially announced the Tecno Camon I in India. Set to take on the likes of the Micromax Canvas Infinity and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, theCamon I is the company's first take on the new thinner bezels/taller display design language. The

GIZCHINA.COM - 2018-01-18 15:24:50

MR. Leo - Desole

One of Cameroon's biggest music stars, Mr. Leo has arrived in Nigeria for his first ever media tour in the country. And to kickstart the tour, he released his latest work titled 'Desole' into the Nigerian market. The video was shot in Paris by popular music director, Shelis. After the release of his

TOOXCLUSIVE.COM - 2018-01-18 15:00:18

An army of worms is invading Africa

AFRICA has been invaded on quiet wings. First they landed by ship in the west. Then they spread across the continent, wreaking havoc as they went. Now, two years later, the invaders are worrying officials in almost every sub-Saharan country. It's not the French, British or even the Chinese. This tim

ECONOMIST.COM - 2018-01-18 16:46:25