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Africa is Pick n Pay’s second engine of growth

2017-04-23 06:00

Pick n Pay planned to open its first stores in Nigeria and Ghana within the next two years, the company said this week.

Boko Haram raid killed nine Nigerian soldiers

2017-04-21 13:21

Nine Nigerian soldiers were killed and 14 others are missing feared abducted after an attack this week by suspected Boko Haram jihadists in the violence-torn northeast, security sources have said.

Increasing caesarean sections in Africa could save more mothers’ lives

2017-04-20 20:43

Many women in African countries who are medically required to have caesarean sections aren't able to access them due to weak health systems and a lack of resources, writes Salome Maswime.

Aid group says Cameroon expelling refugees to Nigeria

2017-04-20 12:00

The Doctors Without Borders aid group says it has witnessed Cameroon's military returning Nigerian refugees to their country as the number of people fleeing hunger and Boko Haram extremist violence there has mounted.

Gravesites used to hide looted cash in Nigeria – report

2017-04-20 06:09

The Nigerian anti-graft agency has reportedly been told by whistle blowers that looters are hiding money in cemeteries.

How African governments use advertising as a weapon against media freedom

2017-04-19 10:08

African governments have transitioned from outright control of freedom of expression to a subtler manipulation of the press that includes withholding state advertising from commercial media outlets, writes George Ogola.

The one pic of Diplo in Nigeria you gotta see!

2017-04-18 17:00

Diplo is in Nigeria and you need to see this amazing photograph of him on the beach in Lagos.

It could take years to find missing Chibok girls - Nigerian minister

2017-04-18 13:35

Nigeria’s defence minister has reportedly warned that it could take years to find all the Chibok girls who were abducted by the Islamist insurgent group, Boko Haram.

Nigerian road safety commander fuels social media anger after cutting women's hair during parade

2017-04-15 09:32

A Nigerian commander for a road safety agency has reportedly been disciplined after cutting female officials' hair at an inspection parade.

Italy's Eni 'serene' over Nigeria kickbacks scandal

2017-04-14 19:01

Italian giant Eni has said it was "serene" in the face of allegations it had bribed Nigerian officials to seal an oil deal, insisting the company was squeaky clean.

 

7 dead when electrical wire falls on Nigerian gathering

2017-04-21 14:24

Seven people are dead after a live electrical wire fell onto a gathering of people watching football in southern Nigeria, police said on Friday, but residents said the death toll was higher.

Nigerian first-quarter output improved

2017-04-21 10:42

Nigeria’s economy, which contracted in 2016, performed better in the first three months of this year than during the previous three quarters on improved oil production and factory output.

Nigeria's meningitis outbreak kills 745 so far: Officials

2017-04-20 14:28

Nigeria's meningitis outbreak has killed 745 since surfacing in December, officials say.

53 arrested in Nigeria for celebrating gay wedding: Police

2017-04-20 10:32

Nigerian police say they have arrested 53 young men who celebrated a gay wedding and charged them with "belonging to a gang of unlawful society."

Nigeria suspends intel chief over $43 million cash stash

2017-04-19 21:03

Nigeria's president has suspended the country's intelligence chief over the recent discovery of $43 million in cash in a Lagos apartment.

Suspected Boko Haram militants kill five soldiers

2017-04-19 06:01

Suspected Boko Haram jihadists have killed five Nigerian soldiers and injured five others in a raid on a military post in the northeast.

Nigeria says capital airport reopening after runway repairs

2017-04-18 16:24

Nigeria's government says the international airport in its capital is reopening after six weeks of repairs to the runway, which experts had said was in shocking disrepair.

UN to cut food aid over Nigerian crisis

2017-04-15 21:55

A UN official in Nigeria says food aid will be cut for more than a million hungry people affected by Boko Haram's insurgency if help does not arrive.

Father of Chibok girls, 3 years on: 'I lost my peace'

2017-04-14 22:00

Three years after Boko Haram abducted 276 girls, many grief-stricken families still wait for their children to return.

Nigeria marks 3 years since schoolgirls' mass abduction

2017-04-14 17:26

Nigerians on Friday marked three years since the mass abduction of nearly 300 schoolgirls by Boko Haram extremists amid anger that government efforts to negotiate their freedom appear to have stalled.

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