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Nigeria: University teachers to challenge order to suspend strike

– – Public university teachers in Nigeria may not comply with an order to suspension of their seven month old strike which has disrupted academic activities. The leaders of the striking lecturers have hinted that they will appeal against the order of an arbitration court directing them to return to work. The National Industrial Court gave the order on Wednesday… Read More
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Nigeria makes its biggest ever cocaine seizure worth over $278m

– – The Nigerian drug enforcement agency has made its biggest seizure of cocaine in the country’s history. Four Nigerian men aged 69, 65, and two 53-year-olds were arrested in different parts of Lagos, officials said. A foreign national was also arrested during the operation, the agency said. In a statement the agency said “At least, four drug barons including… Read More
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Nigeria and Morocco sign agreement for gas pipeline

– – Morocco and Nigeria have signed an agreement to build a major pipeline transporting gas from south-east Nigeria and across the Sahara. The 7,000km (4,300-mile) link – originating from Brass Island – will connect with the Maghreb European Pipeline in northern Morocco. The pipeline will go through 13 African countries. Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) boss Mele Kyari told… Read More
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Nigeria: Over 100 militants drown as they flee strikes

– – Over 100 militants in Nigeria have drowned as they attempted to flee air strikes. The Boko Haram jihadists drowned in a river in northeast Nigeria’s Borno state while fleeing from ground and aerial attacks from Nigerian troops, security sources and residents had said. Reports say the troops aided by air support attacked several villages on the fringes of… Read More
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Emirates to resume flights to Nigeria after release of funds

– – Emirates has said that it will resume some flights to Nigeria this month after the Central Bank of Nigeria released a portion of funds the Dubai airline had earned in the country. The airline had not been able to repatriate its funds from Nigeria and decided to suspend flights temporarily effective September 1. An airline spokesperson said flights… Read More
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Nigeria’s quest to protect millions of kids against deadly diarrhoeal disease

– – In partnership with Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance (Gavi), WHO, UNICEF and other partners, the Federal Government of Nigeria – through the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) on Monday introduced the rotavirus vaccine into the country’s routine immunisation programme. Today’s launch is a critical first step in a push to reach children across the country with the… Read More
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Nigeria: Police found 20 mummified bodies in suspected shrine

– – Police in Nigeria say they have discovered 20 mummified bodies at a suspected shrine near Benin city in Edo state. The bodies in a dried state were found in a building suspected to be used for a voodoo shrine. Three people have been arrested following the discovery, according to the police who said the corpses were of 15… Read More
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Emirates suspend flights to Nigeria from September

The Dubai-based Emirates airline will suspend flights services to Nigeria from the start of September, 2022. The airline said it has been unable to repatriate its money from Nigerian since investing in flights to the West African nation. Nigeria has restricted access to foreign exchange, a move that has impacted the operations of businesses like Emirates. The country restricted access… Read More
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Nigeria: Boko haram leader and militants reportedly killed

– – A leader of the Boko Haram militant group Alhaji Modu has reportedly been killed in an air strike. The announcement was made by the Nigerian military hours after the incident in which Alhaji Modu alias Bem Bem, was killed. Modu is alleged to have coordinated Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria, Niger, and Cameroon from caves in Mandara mountain.… Read More
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Ecowas suspends staff recruitment after withdrawal threat by Nigeria

– – West African regional bloc ECOWAS has suspended ongoing recruitment of staff after Nigeria threatened to withdraw from the regional group. The threat of withdrawal according to Nigeria was because of what it alleges to be nepotistic staff recruitments. Nigerian representatives at the ECOWAS Parliament in Abuja last week claimed some principal officers in the regional bloc have allegedly… Read More