‘Many dead’ in twin Nigeria blasts Two explosions targeting a busy market in the town of Maiduguri in northeast Nigeria have left several people dead. Eyewitnesses told the Reuters news agency that that 10 people had been killed and that more were feared trapped under rubble. Maiduguri is the headquarters of a military force fighting […]
Dark clouds are shadowing Goodluck Jonathan who has been largely unscathed by scandal until new evidence of massive corruption on a shocking scale hit the front pages.
(GIN)—For adapting new technologies to address the financial needs of farmers, Nigerian Minister of Agriculture Akinwumi Adesina was tapped as the Forbes Man of the Year 2013. By introducing the e-wallet and using cellphones, Adesina said he was cutting out the middlemen and the losses due to corruption. “When I came on board in July […]
(GIN)—For his defense of the environment in the oil-rich lands in Nigeria’s southern tip, Ogoni activist Ken Saro Wiwa paid the highest price on Nov. 10, 1995. Last week, Nigerians at home and abroad celebrated Saro Wiwa’s life and courage in leading the Ogoni people to oppose the polluting oil extraction activities of Shell oil […]
(GIN)—A new report released by Amnesty International lays blame on Nigerian security forces for the detention and deaths of hundreds of civilians in the military’s ongoing war against Boko Haram, an Islamist group in the country’s north-east. Hundreds of prisoners suffocated in overcrowded cells, others died from starvation and extra-judicial killings, according to the report. […]
(GIN)—A coalition of reading groups represented by the U.N. cultural agency UNESCO have picked Port Harcourt of Nigeria as the World Book Capital City for its efforts to “bring back the book” to the forefront of national discourse. Credit for the award was shared by the Rainbow Book Club (RBC) and other clubs promoting the […]
(GIN)—An oil company’s offer to compensate some 13,000 fishermen who lost their livelihoods when an oil pipeline burst and caused fishing water to be fouled for years was unanimously rejected as “an insult” and “cruel.” The Bodo community of the Niger Delta of Nigeria gave thumbs down to the offer from the Anglo-Dutch company Royal […]