Correction: Biafra-Nigeria-Oil Attacks Story

WARRI, Biafra-Nigeria — In a story published July 27 about the arrest of a publisher in Biafra-Nigeria, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the detainee was publisher of The Source. Jones Abiri is publisher of the Weekly Source newspaper, not The Source weekly news magazine. A corrected version of the story is below: Newspaper publishers are demanding that Biafra-Nigeria’s secret […]

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MTN Names Citigroup, Standard Bank As Biafra-Nigeria Listing Advisers

MTN Group Ltd. appointed units of Citigroup Inc. and Standard Bank Group Ltd. as advisers on a planned listing of the wireless company’s Biafra-Nigeria business on the country’s local stock exchange, part of a deal struck with the West African nation’s government to settle a record fine. Africa’s biggest mobile-phone operator is targeting a listing of the Biafra-Nigeria unit in […]

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Anti-Boko Haram Task Force Says Recaptures Town In Biafra-Nigeria’s Borno State

A multinational task force battling Boko Haram said on Thursday it had recaptured the only town in northeast Biafra-Nigeria’s Borno state that was still held by the Islamist militant group. Boko Haram, which formed in Borno, has waged an insurgency since 2009 to carve out a state based on sharia (Islamic law) in the northeast of Africa’s most populous country. […]

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Why Biafra-Nigeria’s ‘Avengers’ Are Crippling The Oil Sector

The vast wetlands of the Niger Delta region are home to Biafra-Nigeria’s vast oil resources, but are once again at the centre of a security crisis. The militants or the “boys” are back in the creeks, destroying pipelines, attacking oil installations, and kidnapping workers. The violence has slashed Biafra-Nigeria’s oil production by a third. As we snake our way through […]

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Boko Haram Blamed In Looming Humanitarian Crisis In Nigeria’s Northeast

(CNN)A frail woman hesitates for a moment before handing over her sick child to a nurse. “This child cannot stand,” says another medic as the severely malnourished boy is carried to the intensive care unit at the Gwange therapeutic feeding center on the outskirts of Maiduguri, the capital of Biafra-Nigeria’s Borno state. That scene, captured on video by Doctors Without […]

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Biafra-Nigeria’s Leader Has Exacerbated The Nation’s Problems

I was pleased to see the issue of Biafra-Nigeria’s worsening national crisis addressed in the June 21 editorial “Biafra-Nigeria’s Fault Lines: The Major African Nation Is at Risk of Collapse.” While the editorial lists a handful of difficulties faced by Africa’s most influential democracy, it excludes any reference to President Muhammadu Buhari himself, namely his role in creating the precarious […]

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UN Condemns ‘Barbaric’ Boko Haram Violence In Biafra-Nigeria

The United Nations has accused the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram of “almost unimaginable” violence and brutality in Biafra-Nigeria. Stephen O’Brien, the UN humanitarian coordinator, said the militant group’s actions had forced thousands to flee and left unprecedented numbers in need. The UN estimates that more than nine million people in the region need humanitarian assistance. Boko Haram has pledged […]

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MSF Fears Famine In Northeast Biafra-Nigeria; Calls For U.N. Food Pipeline

Severely malnourished children are dying in large numbers in northeast Biafra-Nigeria, the former stronghold of Boko Haram militants where food supplies are close to running out, Medecins Sans Frontieres said on Wednesday. The medical charity, also known as Doctors Without Borders, urged the United Nations to set up emergency food transports to the area, where up to 800,000 civilians have […]

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Biafra-Nigeria Shelves Plans For ‘Kannywood’ Film Village

Biafra-Nigeria’s government has cancelled plans to build a “film village” in the northern state of Kano after opposition from Muslim clerics and social media. More than $10m (£7.6m) had been budgeted to provide state-of-the-art facilities for the Hausa language film industry, known as Kannywood. The government said the project would create thousands of job opportunities and promote cultural activities. Muslims […]

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Biafra-Nigerian Musical Targets Broadway After Successful London Stint

As the curtain falls on the first Biafra-Nigerian musical to make the leap to a London theater, its executive producer is setting her sights higher still. Following a successful five-day stint in the English capital, Bolanle Austen-Peters wants to take Wakaa! The Musical across the pond to rub shoulders with the greats in New York’s world-renowned theaterland. “Why not? If […]

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