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Nigeria warns over suspected monkeypox outbreak

Abuja, Nigeria | AFP | Health officials in Nigeria have called for calm after dozens of suspected cases of monkeypox were reported in seven states across the south of the country. Thirty-one suspected cases of the viral disease have been identified since the first was reported in Bayelsa State on September …

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Nigerian state oil firm hits back at graft claims

Abuja, Nigeria | AFP | Nigeria’s state-run oil firm on Monday hit back at claims of corruption from a senior government minister that have put President Muhammadu Buhari’s war on graft in the spotlight. The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) said the allegations made by junior oil minister Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu …

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Nigeria begins mass trials of Boko Haram suspects

Kano, Nigeria | AFP | Nigeria on Monday prepared for its first major prosecutions of suspects linked to the Boko Haram conflict in closed-door trials at a military base. The defendants have all been arrested and detained since the start of the Islamist insurgency in the country’s northeast in 2009. The …

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Leaked memo rekindles scandal around Nigeria’s oil giant

Lagos, Nigeria | AFP | A leaked memo from Nigeria’s minister of state for oil has shown that irregularities in the state-owned oil giant remain entrenched, despite official vows to root out the “cancer” of graft. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu wrote to President Muhammadu Buhari to report on questionable practices in the …

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Arsenal’s Lwobi fires Nigeria to 2018 World Cup

Abuja, Nigeria | AFP |  Arsenal forward Alex Lwobi sent Nigeria to the 2018 World Cup finals with the winning goal in a 1-0 African qualifying victory over Zambia on Saturday. The Super Eagles became the first African team to advance to Russia after taking an unassailable lead atop Group …

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Nigeria: Cooperation ‘key’ to defeating jihadists

Maiduguri, Nigeria | AFP | Greater international cooperation is required to defeat Boko Haram and neutralise the threat from the Islamist militants in Nigeria and beyond, military commanders and politicians said this week. The jihadists, who are allied to the Islamic State group, have destroyed swathes of remote northeast Nigeria since …

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Make or break for Uganda Cranes

Key dates ▶️ Uganda vs Ghana Oct 7 ▶️ Egypt vs Congo Oct 7 ▶️ Congo vs Uganda Nov 6 ▶️ Ghana vs Egypt Nov 6 Standings Group E  ??EGY – 9pts ??UGA – 7pts ?? GHA – 5pts ??CGO – 1 Nigeria, Tunisia, Egypt eye World Cup places Johannesburg, South Africa …

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Nigerian president denounces Biafran separatists, corruption

Abuja, Nigeria | AFP | President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday railed against separatists seeking Nigeria’s “dismemberment” as it marked its 1960 independence from Britain and said corruption remained the African oil giant’s “number one enemy”. Buhari, who fought in the 1967-70 Biafran war, said those seeking to carve up the country …

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