Kenya Police Freed Journalist Arrested For Reposting Senator Orwoba's Number On X
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Kenyan Police Release Journalist Arrested for Sharing Senator Orwoba’s Number on X

The Kamkunji Police Division in Kenya has released a Nairobi-based journalist, Edgar Wabwire, who was arrested for reposting the number of a House...

Outrage As Kenya Police Shoots Protester, Rex Kanyike During Anti-Finance Bill Protest
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Outrage As Kenya Police Shoots Protester, Rex Kanyike During Anti-Finance Bill Protest

Nairobi Police have shot a protester following the nationwide Anti-Finance protest led by Gen Z on Thursday night while heading home. The now-deceased...

Thailand is making a concerted effort to join the BRICS
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Thailand Seeks Membership In BRICS, Eyes OECD Accession

Thailand is set to join the BRICS group of emerging economies, with hopes of becoming a member at the organisation’s next summit in...

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South Africa’s DA Party Suspends MP Over Racist Remarks In Old Videos

South Africa’s Democratic Alliance (DA) has suspended a newly sworn-in member of parliament on Thursday after an old video resurfaced showing him making...

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Nigerian Bridgerton Cast – WAW Edition

The curtains have closed on Season 3 of our beloved Bridgerton series, and we’re eagerly awaiting Season 4. While we waited for the...

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Femi Otedola Increases Stake By N18.9bn, Becomes First Bank’s Largest Shareholder

Nigerian billionaire Femi Otedola has emerged as the largest shareholder of FBN Holdings, increasing his stake to 9.41%. This move came after Otedola...

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German Govt. Agency Transfers Bitcoin Worth Over $400 Million, Sends Some To Crypto Exchanges – Arkham 

A German government agency has transferred a significant amount of Bitcoin, valued at $425 million, to another wallet and various crypto exchange deposit...

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Swiss Central Bank Cuts Interest Rates For Second Time This Year 

The Swiss National Bank (SNB) has cut its key interest rate for the second time this year, reducing it by 25 basis points...

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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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In today’s crowded marketplace, standing out from the competition and increasing brand visibility is essential for business success. In a previous article titled...

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1 Year After #EndSARS: Where Are They Now?

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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Nigerian Bridgerton Cast – WAW Edition

The curtains have closed on Season 3 of our beloved Bridgerton series, and we’re eagerly awaiting Season 4. While we waited for the...

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Femi Otedola Increases Stake By N18.9bn, Becomes First Bank’s Largest Shareholder

Nigerian billionaire Femi Otedola has emerged as the largest shareholder of FBN Holdings, increasing his stake to 9.41%. This move came after Otedola...

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German Govt. Agency Transfers Bitcoin Worth Over $400 Million, Sends Some To Crypto Exchanges – Arkham 

A German government agency has transferred a significant amount of Bitcoin, valued at $425 million, to another wallet and various crypto exchange deposit...

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Swiss Central Bank Cuts Interest Rates For Second Time This Year 

The Swiss National Bank (SNB) has cut its key interest rate for the second time this year, reducing it by 25 basis points...

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Several People Shot At Juneteenth Celebration In Oakland, California

A Juneteenth celebration in Oakland, California, turned violent when several people were shot, the Associated Press reported. The Lake Merritt event on Wednesday...

Kenya's Finance Bill Passes Second Reading Despite Public Outcry
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Kenya’s Finance Bill Passes Second Reading Amidst Nationwide Protest

The contentious Finance Bill has passed a second reading in Kenya’s Parliament on Thursday amidst nationwide protest, leading to the arrest of over...

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Bird Flu: Several Farms Under Lockdown, Over 1 Million Chickens To Be Slaughtered In Australia

Highly pathogenic avian influenza (bird flu) has now spread to a seventh poultry farm near Melbourne, according to the government of Victoria State...

South Korea announced on Thursday that it may send arms to Ukraine, in what can be regarded as a significant shift in its foreign policy.
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South Korea Considers Sending Arms to Ukraine Amid Russia-North Korea Pact

South Korea announced on Thursday that it may send arms to Ukraine, a move that can be regarded as a significant shift in...

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Cargo From Oldest Deep-Sea Shipwreck Discovered Off Israel’s Coast

Israeli archaeologists have discovered cargo from what is believed to be the oldest deep-sea shipwreck ever found. The remains, dated around 3,300 years...

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UK’s Inflation Hits 2% Target for First Time in Three Years

The UK’s inflation rate has reached the Bank of England’s target of 2% for the first time in nearly three years, according to...

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Customs Comptrollers In N15bn Scandal As CG Adeniyi Waives Duties On 500 NASS Luxury Vehicles

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) and its Comptroller General, Bashir Adeniyi, are under intense pressure amidst revenue target shortfalls and suspected fraud in...

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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...

Thomas Etuh eating Unity Bank
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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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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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West Africa Weekly Aviation Special [Part 2]

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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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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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PDP BOT Chair Cautions Tinubu Against Declaring State of Emergency in Rivers

The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Board of Trustees, BoT, Adolphus Wabara, has cautioned President Bola Tinubu against declaring a state...

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Massive Wildfire In Southeast Turkey Kills 11, Injures Dozens

A massive wildfire swept through Turkey’s mainly Kurdish southeast, killing 11 people and critically injuring five, according to the health minister on Friday....

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Gunmen Abduct Pregnant Woman Due For Delivery In Ogun State

Gunmen have kidnapped a pregnant woman, known as Mrs. Ogunbunmi, in Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun state. Mrs Ogunbunmi, due to deliver soon,...

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Personal Data of Nigerians Sold Online for 100 Naira — PIN

Sensitive personal and financial data of Nigerians are being sold online for as little as 100 Naira, according to a recent revelation by...

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Uganda, UAE Sign Deal for New International Airport

Uganda has signed a deal with a business association from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to build a new international airport, according to...

Nigeria's national football team, the Super Eagles, have experienced a significant drop in the latest FIFA rankings, released on Thursday.
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Super Eagles Slip To 38th On FIFA Rankings After Two Disappointing Matches

Nigeria’s national football team, the Super Eagles, have experienced a significant drop in the latest FIFA rankings, released on Thursday. The team’s points...

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