Nigeria 

Police: Call Ndalile of Mokwa to Order

By Leo Igwe Police should call to order the Ndalile of Mokwa, Muhammad Shaba Aliyu because, according to a local source, he is behind the ongoing clash between Eppa and Etisheshi communities in Niger State. In an earlier incident, Ndalile had opened fire on some protesters who stormed his palace to demand the release of an Etisheshi youth leader that he arrested. Ndalile shot and injured 12 of the protesters. One of them had reportedly died as a result of the injuries. In an attempt to further victimize the leaders…

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Nigeria: Anger and riots over the killing of a female student

– – There is outrage over the killing of a female Nigerian student over her social media post. The level 200 university student was allegedly beaten and burnt to death by fellow students in north-western Nigeria after she was accused of making a blasphemous social media post. According to a police statement, Deborah Samuel was killed in the Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto state after being accused of “making a social media post that blasphemed Prophet Muhammad”. Authorities have closed the school indefinitely, in a bid to calm frayed…

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Nigeria 

 Nigerian 2023 Presidency: Why the Number So Alarming?

By Damilare Adeleye The growing number of presidential aspirants ahead of the forthcoming general elections may easily intrigue the appetite to know if Nigerian politicians are genuinely making call to serve and save the country from the current shambles. Despite the humongous one hundred million naira for the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) nomination forms, aspirants which have officially declared are more than seventeen. Similarly, the main opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has at least seventeen aspirants who have purchased the party’s N50 million presidential forms to jostle for…

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Nigeria probes beheading of army couple

– – Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari has ordered for an investigation into the murder of a military couple. The couple was killed over the weekend while heading to Imo state for their traditional wedding. Reports say the attackers made a video of the incident and circulated it online. Buhari said he was shocked to learn that a military officer and his female partner were shot dead and then beheaded in the south-east of the country. The Nigerian military has described as despicable, the gruesome murder of an army couple just…

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Nigeria probes beheading of army couple

– – Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari has ordered for an investigation into the murder of a military couple. The couple was killed over the weekend while heading to Imo state for their traditional wedding. Reports say the attackers made a video of the incident and circulated it online. Buhari said he was shocked to learn that a military officer and his female partner were shot dead and then beheaded in the south-east of the country. The Nigerian military has described as despicable, the gruesome murder of an army couple just…

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Husband of Nigerian gospel singer arrested after her death

– – The husband of late popular Nigerian gospel artiste, Osinachi, has been arrested by the police following her death. Peter Nwachukwu was arrested over reports he physically abused his wife leading to her death. Officers of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command effected the arrested over the weekend. The 42-year-old artiste died on Friday after spending days at the hospital in Abuja, where she struggled for her life. Some friends of the musician who was a lead singer at the Dunamis International Headquarters, Abuja, alleged that her husband…

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Nigerian atheist jailed 24 years for blasphemy

– – A Nigerian court on Tuesday sentenced Mubarak Bala, an atheist, to 24 years in prison for blasphemy. “This court hereby sentences Muhammad Mubarak Bala to 24 years … This will take into consideration the time he served awaiting trial,” said Judge Faruk Lawan in Kano, Nigeria. Bala, a former Muslim and the president of the Humanist Association of Nigeria, was arrested in April 2020 for what authorities said were social media posts blasphemous toward Islam. “The Humanist community in Nigeria is utterly shocked by the sentencing of Mubarak Bala for…

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Dangote’s oil refinery to begin production in last quarter of 2022

– – Dangote’s oil refinery plant will begin production by the fourth quarter of 2022, Group Executive Devakumar Edwin has said. The 650,000 barrels per day (bpd) plant is being built in Nigeria was to become operational by 2019 but that deadline delayed. In 2018 when it was projected that the plant will only become operational in 2022, Edwin rejected those fears. He said at the time that the suggestion that the refinery is unlikely to start production in 2019 was the product of “someone’s wild imagination”. “Ninety-five percent of…

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Nigeria: Tear gas fired as soccer fans storm pitch over World Cup fiasco

– – Angry Nigerian soccer fans on Tuesday night clashed with police after they invaded the Abuja National Stadium pitch over the country’s World -Cup fiasco. The police fired tear gas after the fans invaded the pitch, tearing down dugouts after the Super Eagles failed to qualify for the World-Cup. Whattt??? #NGAGHA pic.twitter.com/k8QLsGw0X1 — Rinu Oduala 🔥🔫 (@SavvyRinu) March 29, 2022 The World cup qualifier game between Nigeria and Ghana ended 1:1 with the Black Stars edging their rivals on the away-goal advantage to qualify for the Qatar World cup…

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Nigeria 

Police: Bring to Justice Killers of Mgboebuba Nwankwo in Enugu

By Leo Igwe On January 26, an advocate sent a message to the Advocacy for Alleged Witches (AfAW) urging it to investigate a case of an alleged witch murder in Awgu in Enugu in Southern Nigeria. The message states: “Please investigate the allegation that a woman was killed as a suspected witch because her husband who lives abroad accused her of being the reason why he dares(sic) not return home anymore, suspected that she killed their son, and her daughter, suspected that she was the reason she could not attract…

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