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Why Nigeria’s comedy industry is making global impact

Nigerian entertainment promoter, Akinlolu Jikiemi, popularly known as Jekins, has said that the country’s comedy industry was making a global impact in spite of the challenges facing it. “The quality of material is very encouraging. There’s been a lot of growth, Nigerian comedians are putting in a lot of work and getting recognition,” he said in a media interview. According… Read More
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Accused and Abused for Witchcraft in Benue state

By Leo Igwe The Advocacy for Alleged Witches exists to provide a platform for victims and survivors of witchcraft accusations and witch persecutions to tell their stories and share their experiences. Victims of witchcraft accusations are often denied a voice. Witchcraft accusation is a silencing process for the accused. No one gets to hear their side of story. Accounts of… Read More
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Nigeria: Court rules against barring unmarried pregnant police officers

A Nigerian court has struck out a police regulation that bars unmarried female officers from getting pregnant. A judge ruled that the regulation, which calls for the dismissal of any unmarried officer who gets pregnant, was “discriminatory, illegal, null and void”. Last year a federal high court upheld the police force’s decision to sack an unmarried officer who fell pregnant… Read More
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Nigeria: Gunmen abduct 32 people at train station

At least 32 people had been abducted by some gunmen from a train station in Nigeria’s southern Edo state on Saturday. The victims were waiting to board a train from Igueben to Warri in neighbouring Delta state when the gunmen armed with AK-47 rifles carried out the act. The gunmen shot sporadically into the air during the attack before seizing… Read More
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Fourteen people killed at a carnival in Nigeria

At least 14 people have been killed after a vehicle ploughed into crowds watching bikers at a popular carnival in Nigeria. The incident which occurred in the southern port city of Calabar left 24 others injured. Eyewitnesses said that a speeding driver lost control of the car. The police said a drunk driver – who has been arrested – had… Read More
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Germany returns over 20 looted Benin Bronzes to Nigeria

Germany has returned over 20 Benin Bronzes stolen from Nigeria to the West African nation. German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock confirmed this on Tuesday as Germany joins other European countries to return stolen cultural artefacts to where they belong. British soldiers seized thousands of metal castings and sculptures during a raid on the then-separate Kingdom of Benin in 1897. The… Read More
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Nigeria releases new bank notes into circulation

– – Nigeria has released its new currency into circulation in the first such redesign in 20 years. It is expected to address insecurity, tackle counterfeiting and force excess cash back into the banking system, the government said. Nigeria’s central bank had said more than 80% of the money in circulation was being hoarded by individuals. It has urged people… Read More
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Nigeria Afrobeats star D’banj arrested for fraud

Nigerian Afrobeats star D’banj has been arrested over allegations of fraud, according to local media reporting. The musician was arrested after millions of dollars meant to help unemployed youths start businesses reported got missing. The N-Power initiative was launched in 2016 by President Muhammadu Buhari but many beneficiaries have complained of not receiving their grants. More than two million Nigerians… Read More
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ECOWAS Heads of State meet for an ordinary session in Abuja

– – The Sixty-Second Ordinary Session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) would take place on Sunday in Abuja, Nigeria. The Heads of State will be considering reports from the Council of Ministers meeting, which held from December 01 to 02, 2022, in Abuja. The West African leaders… Read More
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Nigeria to abolish English as language of teaching in schools

– – The Nigerian government is rolling out a policy aimed at promoting the teaching of primary school pupils in their local languages. That policy means pupils won’t have to be taught in the English language, a practice that has lasted for decades. Education Minister Adamu Adamu told journalists on Wednesday that the new framework known as the National Language… Read More