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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 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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Covid-19: South Africa, Nigeria end PCR test for vaccinated travelers

– – South Africa and Nigeria have announced their decision to relax Covid-19 PCR test for vaccinated travellers. On Monday the Nigerian government announced that fully vaccinated travellers coming into the country will no longer be required to take a pre-departure PCR Covid-19 test. The chairman of the Presidential Covid Response Team, Boss Mustapha, said this change would come into effect from 4 April. With this new policy, passengers who are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated are still expected to take a Covid test 48 hours before departure, or do one…

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How Nigeria can become leading oil and gas supplier to European market

– – Apart from retaining its position amongst the leading oil and gas producers in Africa in 2022, Nigeria, with over 37 billion barrels of crude oil reserves, has the potential to improve its energy exports to Europe and help address anticipated crude oil and natural gas shortages. With the European Union planning to ban crude oil imports from Russia by increasing trade with other non-Russian economies and the Russian government promising to cut gas supplies if sanctions from western countries continue, potential supply disruptions to Europe are anticipated. Accordingly,…

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Ghana-Nigeria World Cup qualifier: Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi to host Jollof Derby

– – The Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi has been approved to host Ghana’s home leg of the 2022 World Cup final qualifying play-off match against Nigeria despite several problems with the ground. African Soccer ruling body CAF has given approval for the 40,000-capacity stadium in the Ghanaian city of Kumasi to be used for the tie but has listed a couple of conditions regarding facilities that must be met and users of best online casino were pleased with the decision. In the letter sent in by CAF, it stated…

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