Amnesty International Accuses Nigerian Army Of Mass Killings Of Shias In Northern City

350 people said to have been killed between Dec. 12 and 14 Amnesty International said on Friday that Nigeria’s army killed hundreds of men, women and children from a minority Shia Muslim sect last December, but the military dismissed the rights group’s report as hasty, one-sided and biased. Amnesty’s report relates to events in the northern city of Zaria where […]

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Why Nigeria’s Women Out-Kick The Men

Nigerian footballer Ngozi Okobi pictured in 2013Image copyrightGetty Images In our series of letters by African journalists, novelist and writer Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani blows her vuvuzela for Nigeria’s Super Falcons. Last week, Nigeria’s national women’s football team, the Super Falcons, secured a place in the 10th Africa Women’s Cup of Nations scheduled to take place in Cameroon later this year. […]

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Goodluck Jonathan’s Ex-Aide Arrested By Anti-Corruption Agency

A top aide to former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan was arrested by the country’s anti-corruption agency on Monday. Waripamowei Dudafa, who served as a special assistant on domestic matters to Jonathan, was picked up by agents of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria’s Premium Times reported. Dudafa was wanted by […]

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Oil Slump Forces Angola To Seek IMF Bailout; Nigeria Changes Tack With Rate Rise

His four-day visit signals a turn for Africa’s biggest economy toward China, now its biggest trading partner. Kemi Adeosun, Nigeria’s finance minister, said just before the visit that the country was considering selling a Chinese “panda” bond to help finance a budget deficit of about $11bn. The deals reached were short on details. Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, the […]

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