Tuesday , June 22 2021
Home / Tag Archives: nigeria (page 29)

Tag Archives: nigeria

WC DRAW: Spain vs Portugal and Nigeria vs Argentina

Spain and Portugal drawn in same World Cup group Moscow, Russia | AFP |  The 2010 World Cup winners Spain were placed in the same group as Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal in an exciting draw for the 2018 tournament in Russia on Friday. Neymar’s Brazil meanwhile will have to negotiate a …

Read More »

‘Miracle cure’ business for HIV/AIDS thriving

Lagos, Nigeria | AFP | Blessing wanted to believe the advert on Facebook that promised “a cure for AIDS”. Infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), she felt the ad was her only hope — so against her better judgement, she clicked on the link. The 30-year-old Nigerian had created …

Read More »

Libya slave auctions hurt African unity: Ghana

Accra, Ghana | AFP | Ghana’s president, Nana Akufo-Addo, has criticised Libya over migrant slave markets, saying the abuses call into question wider African unity. A furore over the auctions is expected to dominate discussions between African Union and European Union at a two-day summit starting Wednesday in Ivory Coast’s …

Read More »

Boko Haram in new raid on town in Nigeria

Kano, Nigeria | AFP | Boko Haram fighters briefly overran a town in northeast Nigeria in a raid to loot food supplies, military and civilian militia sources said on Sunday, in the latest attack in the restive region. The attack happened on Saturday evening when a large number of jihadists …

Read More »

Four suicide bombers kill 12 in northeast Nigeria

Maiduguri, Nigeria | AFP | Twelve people were killed Wednesday evening after four suicide bombers struck in the regional capital of Maiduguri in northeast Nigeria, rescue workers told AFP. Two men and two women blew themselves up in the Muna neighbourhood at around 1700 GMT, the chief security officer of Borno …

Read More »

Nigeria avert World Cup bonus strike

Abuja, Nigeria | AFP | The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) reached an agreement with the national team over earnings for the World Cup in Russia on Tuesday, hoping to avoid a pay strike similar to the one in Brazil in 2014. It did not disclose the various fees agreed with the …

Read More »

Boko Haram kills three soldiers in ambush

Kano, Nigeria | AFP | At least three Nigerian soldiers and a militiaman were killed in a Boko Haram ambush on the edge of Sambisa forest near the border with Cameroon, military and militia sources told AFP Saturday. The ambush occurred as troops returned to base late Friday in the town …

Read More »

UN’s number two accused in Chinese scam to import Nigerian rosewood

United Nations, United States | AFP | UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed faced accusations from an advocacy group on Thursday that she granted illegal permits to Chinese firms to import endangered Nigerian timber when she was Nigeria’s environment minister. Documents provided by Mohammed were used by Chinese importers to clear …

Read More »

Nigerian court seizes sacked spy chief’s ‘cash flat’

Lagos, Nigeria | AFP | A Nigerian judge on Thursday ordered the seizure of a flat linked to the former head of the country’s National Intelligence Agency, after more than $43 million in cash was found during an anti-corruption raid. Judge Saliu Seidu, sitting at the Federal High Court in Lagos, …

Read More »