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Nigeria’s suspended central bank governor detain by security agency

Nigeria’s suspended central bank Governor Godwin Emefiele has been detained by the police’s Department of State Services (DSS). The DSS said on Saturday that Emefiele who was suspended by the new president is being held in custody for investigative reasons. “The Department of State Services (DSS) hereby confirms that Mr Godwin Emefiele, the suspended governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria… Read More
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Nigeria: Agitated unions suspend planned strike over fuel subsidy

Nigeria’s major workers unions have announced the suspension of their planned nationwide strike which was called for Wednesday. The unions were expected to stay away from work to protest the sharp increase in the price of fuel after the country’s newly sworn-in president, Bola Tinubu decided to scrap subsidising fuel products. Mr. Tinubu said the government can no longer afford… Read More
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Foreign students in the UK to be banned from bringing family over

Foreign students in the United Kingdom would no longer have the chance to invite their families to come over. UK’s current immigration law allows for dependants to accompany their spouses or parent(s) who have a valid student visa. But the UK government is concerned about what it calls rocketing numbers of migrants and wants to control that. The UK authorities… Read More
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Nigeria busts narcotics worth $1.2m

Nigerian authorities have seized a 30kg consignment of methamphetamine valued at $1.2m. The substances seized by the anti-nacotics agency was to be shipped to the UK through the main airport in Lagos. The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in a statement said the methamphetamine consignment was concealed in powdered custard containers as part of a consolidated cargo going to… Read More
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Four killed in an attack on US convoy in Nigeria

Gunmen in Nigeria have attacked a US convoy, killing four peoples. The victims include two personnel from the US consulate and two police officers. Three others were kidnapped before their vehicle was set on fire. Reports say the attack took place in south-eastern Anambra state. A rescue and recovery operation is under way. No US citizens were in the convoy… Read More
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UK suspends recruitment of health workers from Nigeria

The United Kingdom has suspended the recruitment of health workers from Nigeria in an attempt to prevent a major healthcare crisis in the West African nation. The World Health Organization has placed Nigeria among 55 countries with significant health workforce challenges. The UK government has now placed Nigeria on the red list of nations not to be targeted for recruitment.… Read More
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Davido’s new album sets streaming record

Apple Music has said that Nigerian Afrobeats star Davido has set a new record on the streaming platform with his latest album Timeless. It has had the most first-day streams ever for an African album, the music streaming service. .@davido is breaking global records. ?? The Nigerian superstar’s #Timeless had the most first-day streams ever for an African album on… Read More
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Nigeria: Several passengers feared dead in train crash

Several passengers are feared dead as a train collided with a fully loaded high capacity bus. The vehicle belongs to Lagos State Government Staff in the PwD/Shogunle area of Ikeja, in Lagos State. Reports say the bus was headed inward Ikeja through PwD from Oshodi bus terminal when the collision occurred, as it tried to negotiate the route while passing… Read More
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Top Nigerian lawmaker arrested over murder allegations

A leading Nigerian lawmaker, Alhassan Ado Doguwa, has been arrested by the police for allegedly being involved in the killing of three individuals during the just ended general elections. Alhassan Ado Doguwa, the Majority Leader of the House of Representatives was reportedly arrested on Wednesday at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport. The Police Public Relations Officer in Kano state, Abdullahi… Read More
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What observers have said about Nigeria’s general elections

Various observer missions monitoring the Nigerian elections have given their preliminary assessments of the process so far. Tensions have been high as Nigerians anxiously wait for the final results of Saturday’s general elections. The electoral commission has been announcing state-by-state results but is yet to make significant progress in declaring the winner of the presidential election. The head of the… Read More