Nigeria Government Distributes Relief Items To 9,600 IDPs In Borno

Abuja, (TRIBUNE) The Federal Government of Nigeria has distributed food and other relief materials to 9,600 victims of fire disaster at the Muna Albadawi Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Maiduguri. Tribune Online recalls that a fire incident razed about 1,813 shelters at the IDPs camp on May 23, leaving thousands without shelter. Minister of Humanitarian … Continue reading Nigeria Government Distributes Relief Items To 9,600 IDPs In Borno

Coronavirus: 6,677 cases; northern Nigeria governors express concerns

The Northern Governors Forum, NGF, has expressed concern over the infection rates of COVID-19 across the region. That 54% of national tally and 70% of new infections are in the region was a cause for concern during their virtual meeting on Wednesday. The issue is further exacerbated by incidents of violent and deadly crime across some states including terrorist … Continue reading Coronavirus: 6,677 cases; northern Nigeria governors express concerns

Violence in northern Nigeria drives 23,000 to Niger

Violence in northwest Nigeria has forced about 23,000 refugees to flee to Niger since April and raised concerns about the deteriorating security situation, the United Nations refugee agency said on Tuesday. The numbers fleeing to neighbouring Niger have almost tripled from last year when the agency reported the first influx of 20,000 people following an insurgency and … Continue reading Violence in northern Nigeria drives 23,000 to Niger

Remarkable journey of a British Nigerian football star

Born in London to Nigerian immigrants, Ola Aina remembers the sacrifices his parents made to make his dreams a reality. London and Cairo - At the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt earlier this year, 23-year-old Ola Aina played in his first major international tournament, helping the Nigerian national team to a third-place finish. In doing … Continue reading Remarkable journey of a British Nigerian football star

Nigeria’s Buhari faces flak over cabinet picks

Lagos (AFP) Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has come under fire for stacking his new cabinet with ageing party loyalists despite hopes he might opt for more technocrats in his final term. The senate this week approved the list of 43 ministers after the former military ruler finally settled on their names some two months after … Continue reading Nigeria’s Buhari faces flak over cabinet picks

Ighalo boosts his chance of winning the Golden Boot at the Africa Cup of Nations

Odion Ighalo boosted his chances of winning the Golden Boot at the Africa Cup of Nations on Wednesday after he netted Nigeria's winner to ensure his side third place in the tournament with a 1-0 victory over Tunisia. The 30-year-old Shanghai Shenhua forward struck the only goal of the match just 130 seconds after the … Continue reading Ighalo boosts his chance of winning the Golden Boot at the Africa Cup of Nations

Uganda upsets DR Congo, Nigeria edges out Burundi: Africa Cup of Nations, Day Two

In Group A, Uganda scored a confident 2-0 against the Democratic Republic of Congo, while Nigeria took the first Group B win with a single goal against Burundi. A long-awaited upset for Uganda in first match against DR Congo Uganda ended a 41-year wait for an Africa Cup of Nations victory when they upset the … Continue reading Uganda upsets DR Congo, Nigeria edges out Burundi: Africa Cup of Nations, Day Two

Sub Ighalo snatches Nigeria winner against stubborn Burundi

Alexandria (Egypt) (AFP) Odion Ighalo came off the bench to score the goal that gave former champions Nigeria a 1-0 victory over stubborn minnows Burundi on Saturday in the opening Africa Cup of Nations Group B match. The Shanghai Shenhua forward had been on the pitch only four minutes in Egyptian Mediterranean city Alexandria when … Continue reading Sub Ighalo snatches Nigeria winner against stubborn Burundi

N14bn Police Pension Fraud: Dangabar’s absence stalls trial again

Maitama, Abuja: The trial of former director in the Police Pension Office, Esai Dangabar and others for alleged N14 billion pension fraud could not continue on Thursday before Justice Hussein Baba Yusuf of the Federal High Court, sitting in Maitama, Abuja due to his absence. Dangabar and others are facing prosecution by the Economic and … Continue reading N14bn Police Pension Fraud: Dangabar’s absence stalls trial again

Osinbajo tells French Investors Nigeria open for business

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has told French investors that Nigeria is open for business and is inviting them to take advantage of the enabling environment in the country to do business. Osinbajo gave the assurance during a dinner/cocktail organised in Abuja by the Nigerian Embassy in France as part of activities for the ongoing three-day Nigeria-France … Continue reading Osinbajo tells French Investors Nigeria open for business

Italy protests Swiss delay in releasing evidence in Nigeria graft case

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Italian energy company Eni is seen at a gas station in Rome, Italy August 16, 2018. REUTERS/Max Rossi -CopyrightMAX ROSSI(Reuters) MILAN (Reuters) – Italian prosecutors have complained to Switzerland about lengthy delays in obtaining evidence they have requested in an international corruption case involving oil firms Shell and Eni, a source familiar … Continue reading Italy protests Swiss delay in releasing evidence in Nigeria graft case

Nigerian-American filmmaker Julius Onah explores racism in Hollywood film, ‘Luce’

Nigerian-American filmmaker, Julius Onah examines racism, prejudice and stereotypes in new thought provoking film, ‘Luce’. Nigerian-American filmmaker, Julius Onah (Source: IG) In the gripping trailer for the movie, viewers are presented with a plot that raises discussions on the depth of stereotypes, especially in America, NAN reports. ‘Luce’ follows Luce Edgar (Kelvin Harrison Jr.), a … Continue reading Nigerian-American filmmaker Julius Onah explores racism in Hollywood film, ‘Luce’