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LOUD WHISPERS: A Letter to The Chief of Army Staff

LOUD WHISPERS: A Letter to The Chief of Army Staff

Dear sir, I am writing to appeal to you to keep a watchful eye on the disturbing accounts of allegations of sexual harassment of female soldiers in the Nigerian Army. I know that in light of the serious security challenges we are facing in the country right now, this might sound like a petty issue […]

Nigeria to clear debt, fix gas shortages in plan to end power woes

Nigeria to clear debt, fix gas shortages in plan to end power woes

 Nigeria plans to fix its chronic power woes by settling outstanding debts of about $2.16 billion to energy producers and tackling gas supply shortages to generating firms, the power minister said on Wednesday. Africa’s largest economy has 12,500 megawatts of installed capacity but only produces about a quarter of that, forcing households and businesses, including […]

Nigeria’s unions tells government to cushion hardship caused by reforms

Nigeria’s unions tells government to cushion hardship caused by reforms

 Nigeria’s main unions on Thursday gave a two-week ultimatum to the government to meet demands ranging from wage hikes to improved access to public utilities, and accused it of failing to uphold pledges to soften the impact of reforms. The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC), umbrella unions that represent millions of […]

Hungarian president resigns over sex abuse case pardon

Hungarian president resigns over sex abuse case pardon

Hungarian President Katalin Novak resigned on Saturday after coming under mounting pressure for pardoning a man convicted of helping to cover up sexual abuse in a children’s home. Novak, a close ally of conservative Prime Minister Viktor Orban, resigned a week after her presidential pardon was first reported by local news site 444.hu.The revelation caused […]

U.S. museum returns Ghana’s first batch of looted gold regalia

U.S. museum returns Ghana’s first batch of looted gold regalia

A U.S. museum has returned a batch of royal regalia to Ghana that was looted by British colonial soldiers 150 years ago, marking the first major return of stolen artefacts to the West African nation. The Fowler Museum at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) said the items, all royal objects from the Asante […]

AFCON Final: Lagos issues health advisory ahead of Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire clash

AFCON Final: Lagos issues health advisory ahead of Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire clash

The Lagos State Ministry of Health has issued a health advisory to all residents ahead of the African Cup of Nations final match between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire on Sunday. The PUNCH reports that no fewer than five Nigerians reportedly died while watching the penalty shoot-outs between Nigeria’s […]

Biden ‘concerned’ about King Charles III after cancer diagnosis

Biden ‘concerned’ about King Charles III after cancer diagnosis

US President Joe Biden said he was “concerned” about King Charles III on Monday, telling the press that he had only “just heard” about the British monarch’s cancer diagnosis. Former president Donald Trump, the likely Republican nominee in November US elections, meanwhile wrote on his Truth Social network that the king was “a wonderful man” […]

Hosts, Nigeria, two others target AFCON final

Hosts, Nigeria, two others target AFCON final

Nigeria, DR Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, and South Africa have secured their spots in the AFCON semi-finals matches in the ongoing 34th edition of the CAF Africa Cup of Nations, hosted in Cote d’Ivoire in 2023. Fueled by determination, passion, and surprising turns of events, the four nations emerged from a 24-team list divided into six […]

Shell agrees to develop Nigeria gas field for Dangote fertiliser

Shell agrees to develop Nigeria gas field for Dangote fertiliser

Shell Plc has made a final investment decision to build a gas supply facility in Nigeria to feed a fertiliser plant owned by Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote, the company said in a statement. The new facility will supply 100 million standard cubic feet of gas per day from the Iseni field to the Dangote […]

Nigeria central bank audit finds irregularities in $2.4 bln of FX backlog

Nigeria central bank audit finds irregularities in $2.4 bln of FX backlog

Nigeria’s central bank governor said on Monday that a forensic audit of $7 billion of overdue foreign exchange transactions the bank has been trying to clear had uncovered irregularities affecting $2.4 billion worth of the transactions. Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor Olayemi Cardoso said in an interview on local channel Arise TV that the […]