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Niger kicks out aid worker over ‘false’ malaria toll

11 days ago
NIAMEY: An employee of the medical charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF) was kicked out of Niger on Wednesday, accused of exaggerating the death toll from a malaria epidemic in the south of the West African country. A video by Anne…

Two Pakistanis detained in Nigeria seek help from PM, CJP

1 month, 12 days ago
ISLAMABAD: Two Pakistanis locked up in a Nigerian prison for the last 16 months have requested the prime minister, the chief justice of Pakistan and the foreign minister in a letter to get them free from illegal detention. Giving…

Young, rich and ambitious: Nigeria’s ‘gentleman farmers’

2 months, 23 days ago
"Come, I'll show you what a potential billion dollars looks like," said P.J. Okocha, opening the door of a small, modern house in southern Nigeria to reveal a thousand yam seedlings. "These thousand plants can make three million seeds," he…

Nigeria’s amputee football team prepares for World Cup debut

3 months, 3 days ago
LAGOS: Sixteen years after Emmanuel Ibeawuchi lost a leg in a road accident, his dream of playing soccer in a World Cup is about to become a reality. He will captain Nigeria‚Äôs team when it makes its debut at the Amputee Football World…

No mercy for misfiring Messi, says Nigeria coach

3 months, 19 days ago
ST PETERSBURG: Nigeria have no sympathy for the struggles of Argentina striker Lionel Messi at the World Cup and will do everything they can to bring his tournament to a premature end when the teams meet in St Petersburg on Tuesday.…

Online betting firms gamble on soccer-mad Nigeria

3 months, 20 days ago
LAGOS: Online sports betting is booming in soccer-mad Nigeria largely thanks to payment systems developed by homegrown technology firms that are starting to make online businesses more viable. For years, mobile payments failed to take…

Nigeria suicide blasts kill at least 31

3 months, 28 days ago
ABUJA: Suspected Boko Haram militants killed at least 31 people in a twin suicide bomb attack on a town in northeast Nigeria, a local official and militia leader told AFP on Sunday. Two blasts ripped through the town of Damboa in Borno…