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Veteran Nigerian comedian ‘Baba Sala’ dies

Nigeria’s 82-year-old ace comedian, Moses Olaiya, popularly known as Baba Sala, is dead. Reports say that Baba Sala, died at his residence in Ilesa, Osun...

N50,000 fine, jail term for spraying naira at parties

Mobile courts are now to summarily try those bastardising the Nigeria's currency, the naira, the bankers committee said on Thursday. The committee said those who...

Two Nigerian Air Force planes crash in Abuja

The Nigerian Air Force has confirmed that two of its aircraft crashed in Abuja on Friday. The accident happened when the aircraft were carrying out...

Nigeria’s foreign debt hits $22.08bn

Nigeria's National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says the country’s foreign debt stands at $22.08 billion and the domestic debt is currently N3.48 trillion. The bureau...

Death toll reaches 136 in Tanzania ferry disaster, scores feared missing

At least 136 bodies have been retrieved after a ferry sank on Lake Victoria,  Tanzania’s top police official Simon Sirro said on Friday, and...

Nigeria grounds national airline before take-off

Nigeria’s government has suspended the proposed new national carrier, Nigeria Air, the country's Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Serika, said on Wednesday. The former...

100 people killed in floods, says Nigeria’s disasters agency

Floods in much of central and southern Nigeria have killed 100 people across 10 states, a spokesman for the country’s emergency and disasters agency...

Nigeria’s finance minister Kemi Adeosun resigns

Troubled Nigeria finance minister has quit her post after several weeks of pressure following allegations of forgery pinned on her an online media outlet...

Nigeria loses trillions annually to illegal lottery

Acting Executive Secretary, National Lottery Trust Fund (NLTF), Bello Maigari, has said that the Nigerian government loses more than N1 trillion annually due to...

Liberia retire number 14 for African legend Weah

Liberia has decided to retire the country's number 14 jersey from their men's national team, the Lone Star, in recognition of former World Footballer...

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