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IMF Approves $71 Million Aid to Niger

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Executive Board has approved the disbursement of $71 million to Niger on Wednesday. This payment is part of...

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Niger: 7 Civilians Killed in Terrorist Attack, 13 Terrorists Killed, 29 Arrested, Army Says

Niger’s army announced on Wednesday that seven civilians were killed in a raid by terrorists in the Tillabéry region, west of the country....

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Misplaced Priorities: Akwa Ibom Govt’s Extravagant Spending Amidst Food Crisis

The governor of Akwa Ibom State, Umo Eno, has embarked on extravagant spending on grandiose projects despite the food security crisis across the...

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Akpabio has reduced Nigerian Senate to parastatal – APC Chieftain, Lukman

A former National Vice Chairman, Northwest, of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Salihu Lukman, has accused the Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, of reducing...

President Bola Tinubu has approved a new minimum wage of N70,000.
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Tinubu Approves N70,000 As Minimum Wage, Pledges Review Every Three Years

President Bola Tinubu has approved a new minimum wage of N70,000. The President also committed to periodically reviewing the national minimum wage law...

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Burkina Faso Adopts Decree To Increase Rural Electrification Rate To 50 Percent By 2028

The Burkinabè government on Wednesday adopted a decree to implement a strategy aimed at increasing rural electrification to 50 per cent by 2028....

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Oside Oluwole Shatters Guinness World Record With 75-Hour Video Game Marathon

Oside Oluwole “Khoded” has been recognised by Guinness World Records for achieving the longest video game marathon, playing continuously for an astounding 75...

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Snoop Dogg Faces Copyright Lawsuit Over Alleged Unauthorized Use Of Backing Tracks

Rapper Snoop Dogg is embroiled in a legal battle following a copyright lawsuit filed earlier this week. The lawsuit, initiated by renowned producer...

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Unity Bank Fraud: An Unfolding Story Of Nigerian Corporate Malfeasance

Thomas Akoh Etuh is a very rich man. He is the Chairman at Veritas Kapital Assurance Plc and Founder of the TAK group...

FG Disembarks on Lagos-Calabar Highway Realignment Due to Submarine Cables
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FG Terminates Realignment Of Lagos-Calabar Highway Realignment Due To Submarine Cables

The Federal Government of Nigeria has announced that it will no longer embark on the proposed Lagos-Calabar Coastal Highway realignment. This was disclosed...

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Israel Defends Itself At the ICJ

Members of the Organisation of Islamic Countries (OIC), Bolivia, Columbia, Jordan, Malaysia, the Maldives, Namibia, Turkey, Namibia, and Pakistan have all expressed support...

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EXCLUSIVE: Oriental Hotel Pays Below Minimum Wage, Fakes Staff Bus To Deceive Labour Union

Lagos Oriental Hotel has been found to be in serious violation of multiple Nigerian labour laws by paying some of its full-time staff...

Tinubu Demands 50% of NCAA Revenue Goes to FG Amidst Rising Inflation
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Tinubu About to Cause Air Disaster, Imposes 50% Tax on NCAA

In a bid to raise revenue, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has issued a directive mandating all self-funded agencies, including the Nigeria Civil Aviation...

FBI Releases 4th & Final Batch of #TinubuFBIFiles, Detailing Recipient of Heroin Proceeds
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FBI Releases 4th of 5 Batches of the #TinubuFBIFiles, Detailing Recipient of Heroin Proceeds

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), on Friday, released the 4th of 5 batches of its files on Bola Ahmed Tinubu detailing his...

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Burna Boy Makes History with Debut Grammy Performance

Grammy-winning Nigerian singer, Damini Ogulu, better known as Burna Boy, made history at the 2024 Grammy Awards with his debut performance on the...

The Federal High Court in Abuja has adjourned the trial concerning money laundering allegations against Binance Holdings Limited and two of its executives, Tigran Gambaryan and Nadeem until May 17th.
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Court Adjourns Binance Money Laundering Trial, Defendant’s Bail Plea Disputed

The Federal High Court in Abuja has adjourned the trial concerning money laundering allegations against Binance Holdings Limited and two of its executives,...

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President Bola Tinubu has approved a new minimum wage of N70,000.
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Tinubu Approves N70,000 As Minimum Wage, Pledges Review Every Three Years

President Bola Tinubu has approved a new minimum wage of N70,000. The President also committed to periodically reviewing the national minimum wage law...

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Burkina Faso Adopts Decree To Increase Rural Electrification Rate To 50 Percent By 2028

The Burkinabè government on Wednesday adopted a decree to implement a strategy aimed at increasing rural electrification to 50 per cent by 2028....

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Oside Oluwole Shatters Guinness World Record With 75-Hour Video Game Marathon

Oside Oluwole “Khoded” has been recognised by Guinness World Records for achieving the longest video game marathon, playing continuously for an astounding 75...

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Snoop Dogg Faces Copyright Lawsuit Over Alleged Unauthorized Use Of Backing Tracks

Rapper Snoop Dogg is embroiled in a legal battle following a copyright lawsuit filed earlier this week. The lawsuit, initiated by renowned producer...

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Ghana: Number Of Confirmed Dengue Fever Cases Rise To 36

In a statement on Wednesday, the Ghana Health Service (GHS) reported a rise in dengue fever cases, with 36 confirmed in the Eastern...

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Burkina Faso To Produce Fertilisers Worth $24.9 Million To Boost Agriculture

Burkina Faso’s government and its partners plan to urgently produce mineral fertilisers worth 15 billion CFA Franc ($24.9 Million) to enhance agricultural productivity....

Marketers Reveals Petrol Landing Cost At ₦1,117/litre
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Marketers Reveal Petrol Landing Cost At ₦1,117/litre

Nigeria’s landing cost of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), also known as petrol, now costs ₦1,117 per litre as of Tuesday, July 16, 2024....

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Customs Duty Exchange Rate Exceeds Official Rate Of N1581/$

The exchange rate utilised by the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) for duties collection has surpassed the official closing rate of the Naira against...

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Just In: Minister Of Education Orders JAMB, Institutions Not To Admit Anyone Below 18

Minister of Education, Professor Tahir Mamman, has mandated the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and all universities, polytechnics, and colleges of education...

Cape Verdean Police Records 'Unusual' Increase In Cybercrime Via Social Media
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Cape Verdean Police Records ‘Unusual’ Increase In Cybercrime Via Social Media

On Wednesday, the Cape Verdean Judicial Police (PJ) expressed concern about the increase in an “unusual” number of complaints about cybercrimes in the...

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“Obenesu Crescent”: An Excerpt From ‘Breaking Point’ by David Hundeyin

It was March 2021 and I was back in Accra, fresh from my Ivorian adventure. Ndi and Ralph had fallen out over something...

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Raphael Adebayo: If Six-Year-Old Kids Can Defend Their Families in Mexico, Why Can’t Nigerians?

A few days ago, I declared that it was time for Nigeria to legalize and democratize access to firearms and ammunition so that...

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Unity Bank Fraud: An Unfolding Story Of Nigerian Corporate Malfeasance

Thomas Akoh Etuh is a very rich man. He is the Chairman at Veritas Kapital Assurance Plc and Founder of the TAK group...

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Bola Ahmed Tinubu: From Drug Lord To Presidential Candidate

“The 1990s were a crazy time.”              – John Kelly, White House chief of staff 2017 – 2019...

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Nigeria’s “Danfo” Airline And The NCAA’s Dance With Death

  On Sunday May 7, 2023, a Boeing 737-400 prepared to take off from Yola Airport on a scheduled local service to Nnamdi...

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Following Yesterday’s Story, The NCAA Has Finally Suspended Max Air’s 737 Fleet

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has responded decisively to yesterday’s exclusive report on West Africa Weekly, which spotlighted alarming safety and procedural breaches at Max Air...

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Passenger Alert: Nigeria is About to Record Another Air Disaster

On Wednesday June 14, 2023, an Aero Contractors Boeing 737-500 with the tail identifier 5N-BLE took off from Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja shortly after...

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How Nigerian Governor and Serial Human Rights Violator Nasir El-Rufai Spends Millions Funding Oxford University

While gaining notoriety for persecuting journalists, rights activists, and presiding over one of Nigeria’s states with a scandalous number of out of school...

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EXCLUSIVE: Amnesty International Fires Osai Ojigho Following West Africa Weekly Investigation

Amnesty International Nigeria country director Osai Ojigho has been quietly fired, 10 months after the organization under her watch came under public scrutiny following...

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Has Bola Ahmed Tinubu Committed Perjury? The Evidence Says Yes

A criminal complaint bordering on issues relating to perjury on Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Form EC9 has been filed...

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Journalism Career Graveyard: The BBC And Its West Africa Problem

The first thing one learns in this line of business is the maxim “There is never just one cockroach.” Journalists, private investigators and...

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Fraud, Ponzi Schemes and Terror Financing: A Story About Banking In Nigeria

In May 2022, shortly after my story about Chinese loan sharks in West Africa went up, a number of new tips and leads started trickling...

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Suicide, Fraud and Phillips Consulting: The Story Of West Africa’s Chinese Loan Shark Mafia

One early morning in January 2022, my phone lit up with a familiar caller ID. My good friend Kenneth Bardi was not a...

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In November 2020, Ralph and I sat on a balcony contemplating the sudden end of the lives we had just a few weeks...

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How to Spoof an Entire Career: The Curious Story of Kemi Olunloyo

“This is the Facebook fan page of Ms Olukemi Omololu-Olunloyo aka Snitchlady. It’s either you call my whole name or it’s MsKemi or...

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The Curious Story of Nigeria’s Passport Shortage

“We acknowledge and apologize for the challenges faced in the past few weeks regarding passport booklets availability. I am glad to inform you...

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  Christopher Ogbonna is not a firebrand revolutionary. This becomes abundantly clear after speaking with him a couple of times. He is a...

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The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) said it has declined President Bola Tinubu's proposal to accept their proposed minimum wage of ₦250,000 to avoid an increase in petrol prices.
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We Accepted ₦70,000 Minimum Wage to Avoid Fuel Price Increase – NLC President

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) said it declined President Bola Tinubu’s offer of N250,000 as the minimum wage and an increase in petrol prices....

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Microsoft Outage Hits Banks, Airlines, Media Worldwide Due to CrowdStrike’s Faulty Update

A Microsoft outage on Friday has affected banks, flights, media organisations and major companies globally. Microsoft said it is working on fixing the...

JAMB Names Five Nigerian Universities Allegedly Involved In 'Illegal' Admissions
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JAMB Names Five Nigerian Universities Allegedly Involved In ‘Illegal’ Admissions

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has accused five Nigerian Universities of allegedly being involved in illegal admissions of tertiary students. Is-haq...

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CBN Resumes Dollar Sales To BDCs After Stopping In March

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has resumed the sale of dollars to Bureau de Change (BDC) operators. This decision came after a...

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Kenyan Court Suspends Police Ban On Protests In Nairobi

A Kenyan High Court on Thursday suspended a police ban on protests in the capital, Nairobi, as Kenya’s protests continue. The police had...

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Nollywood Shines at Essence Film Festival 2024, Showcasing Global Impact and Collaboration

Nigeria again asserted its dominance as a global cinematic powerhouse at the Essence Film Festival 2024. For the third consecutive year, Nollywood captured...

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