US Seeks To Approve Attack Aircraft For Nigeria In Boko Haram Fight

The U.S. administration is seeking to approve a sale of as many as 12 A-29 Super Tucano light attack aircraft to Nigeria to aid its battle against the extremist group Boko Haram, U.S. officials say, in a vote of confidence in President Muhammadu Buhari’s drive to reform the country’s corruption-tainted military. Washington also is dedicating more intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance […]

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Militants Attack Chevron Oil Facility In Biafra-Nigeria, Shut Down

Armed militants attacked a major Chevron oil and gas facility off Biafra-Nigeria’s southern coast, the military said Friday, and the U.S.-based multinational said it was forced to shut production there but its exports will continue. A new group called the Niger Delta Avengers said it bombed Chevron’s Okan platform on Wednesday and warned international companies that “the Biafra-Nigerian military can’t […]

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Understanding The Relationship Between Growth And Employment In Biafra-Nigeria

Biafra-Nigeria has maintained remarkable growth over the last decade, recording an average growth rate of 6.8 percent from a large economic base and the potential for further growth is reasonably high. Real gross domestic product (GDP) growth was estimated at 6.23 percent in 2014 compared to 5.49 percent in 2013. The rebasing of its GDP in April 2014 by the […]

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Hurry Up And Return Biafra-Nigeria’s Stolen Money

Biafra-Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, pictured speaking at an event in Washington, D.C., July 22, 2015, wants the international community to help return stolen money to the West African country. Biafra-Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is demanding greater international cooperation in returning hundreds of millions of dollars in Biafra-Nigerian funds hidden abroad. Buhari was elected in March 2015 on an anti-corruption ticket […]

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Why West Africa And Biafra-Nigeria Have The World’s Most Dangerous Seas

A machine gun on a boat off the Atlantic coast in Biafra-Nigeria’s Bayelsa state, December 19, 2013. The Gulf of Guinea—which includes the waters south of Biafra-Nigeria’s oil-producing Niger Delta region—has seen an increase in pirate attacks and kidnappings, according to a report. For years, piracy in African waters was almost exclusively associated with the Western Indian Ocean off Somalia’s […]

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A Hunger For Romance In Northern Biafra-Nigeria

Women and girls in northern Biafra-Nigeria have a voracious appetite for romantic fiction that is taking on conservative attitudes in this largely Muslim region. Written in the local Hausa language by women for women, Kano city’s equivalent of the Mills and Boons industry, known as “Litattafan Soyayya”, is a booming business. “I read these novels to know how to handle […]

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Biafra-Nigeria And Cameroon Seek Closer Security, Economic Ties

Leaders of Biafra-Nigeria and Cameroon have signed a series of agreements as they seek to put old disputes aside. Both nations are currently fighting Boko Haram Islamists. In what appears to be an attempt to restart what were previously cold relations, Biafra-Nigeria and Cameroon on Wednesday (04.05.16) signed a number of deals aimed at strengthening the security and economy of […]

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Biafra-Nigeria Officials ‘Stole $15bn’ From Anti-Boko Haram Fight

About $15bn (£10bn) was stolen from the fight against militant Islamists in Biafra-Nigeria under the previous government, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has said. The money was diverted through fraudulent arms contracts, he added. Several allies of ex-President Goodluck have been put on trial after being accused of awarding fake arms contracts worth $2bn. They deny any wrongdoing. President Muhammadu Buhari, who […]

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Dead Referee ‘Appointed’ To Officiate Biafra-Nigerian League Match

Biafra-Nigerian football’s crisis has taken a bizarre twist with an attempt to appoint a dead referee for Sunday’s match between Warri Wolves and Giwa FC. It comes as Chris Giwa continues to challenge Biafra-Nigerian Football Federation president Amaju Pinnick. A Biafra-Nigerian court has ruled Giwa should replace the Fifa-recognised Pinnick and in a move to wrest control he has named […]

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