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Boko Haram: 10 million people need aid in Nigeria, three others – UN

Boko Haram: 10 million people need aid in Nigeria, three others – UN

More than 10 million people would require aid in Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger as a result of the security challenges in the countries, the UN said on Thursday. Its Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Ursula Mueller, who stated this at the end of her visit to Chad, called for

‘Great negotiator’ Ramaphosa succeeds Zuma as South Africa’s president

After weeks of tortuous discussions to convince scandal-plagued Jacob Zuma to step down as head of state, South Africa’s great negotiator, Cyril Ramaphosa, has fulfilled his long-held ambition to lead the country. Reuters reports that Ramaphosa, deputy president since 2014, has been the country’s dominant politician since he replaced Zuma as leader of the ruling

Why Nigerians are being killed in South Africa – Foreign Ministry

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said that most violent conflicts and killings of Nigerians in South Africa were more of criminal activities than xenophobic attack The ministry’s spokesperson, Tope Elias-Fatile, stated this while briefing journalists on Wednesday in Abuja on a wide range of issues and activities of the ministry. Mr. Elias-Fatile said the

UN appoints Nigerian to head special investigation into killing of Burundians

Jean-Pierre Lacroix, UN under-secretary-general for peacekeeping operations, has appointed Chikadibia Obiakor to lead a special investigation into the killing of Burundian refugees in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Obiakor is a retired lieutenant general. Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for the UN secretary-general in New York, announced this in a statement issued in New York. No

BREAKING: Former AC Milan, Chelsea star, George Weah, elected President of Liberia

Former AC Milan, Manchester City and Chelsea striker George Weah has been elected president of Liberia. Weah – the first African to win the Ballon D’Or and FIFA World Player of the Year – won comprehensively, clinching 12 of the 15 counties in the West African country. His opponent Joseph Boakai, who has been vice-president

Nigerians in Diaspora with Nigerian passports not charged visa fees like foreigners

By Same Egede Nigerians in the Diaspora who wish to come home to Nigeria travelling with their Nigerian passports are not charged the same as foreigners, checks by this paper have revealed. Nigerian Times findings indicate that only Nigerians returning to Nigeria but who apply with passports of other countries pay the same fee charged

‘Nigerians selling us in Libya more wicked than Arabs’ — returnees recount ordeal

Some Nigerian returnees from Libya have recounted how they were sold as slaves in the country, with some claiming that their fellow countrymen were actively involved. A report by CNN had uncovered auctions of Africans, including Nigerians, in Libya. The report had generated global outcry and condemnation, with President Muhammadu Buhari ordering the evacuation of

BREAKING: WORLD CUP DRAWS: Eagles land in group with perennial foes, Argentina

Nigeria’s Super Eagles have been group alongside perennial foes and two-time champions, Argentina. In the draws on Friday in Switzerland, Nigeria was drawn alongside Argentina, Croatia and Iceland in Group D. This will be the fifth time Nigeria and Argentina would be meeting at the Mundial. Their first meeting was in 1994 when the South