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Nigerian widows seek to sue Shell in Dutch courts.

Nigerian widows seek to sue Shell in Dutch courts...

- MENAFN - JO

Nigeria corruption investigator Austin Okwor survives shooting.

The investigator is reported to have narrowly escaped death in the Port Harcourt attack.

- BBC - UK

Las Vegas the frontrunner to host Anthony Joshua's rematch with Wladimir Klitschko, says Eddie Hearn.

Other possible locations include Nigeria, Dubai and Cardiff.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

They fled Boko Haram and famine — and then they were forced back.

These Nigerians were supposed to be protected by a global refugee system that is fraying.

- Washington Post - US

Nigeria seeks EU help to counter cancer outbreak in polluted delta.

Officials from the Federal Republic of Nigeria arrived in Brussels on Monday to seek EU help with establishing cancer screening centres in the Niger Delta, a hugely polluted area where a large proportion of the population suffers from cancer.

- EurActive - UK

US$148 million needed to ensure rapid assistance in Nigeria's Borno State ahead of rainy season.

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Nigeria With nearly 1.8 million people displaced, the contingency plan includes time critical life-saving activities, aiming for US$31 million for preparedness and US$117 million for response activities. PLANNING FIGURES 2,334,000 People in ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Footballer stands trial for attempted murder of 15-month-old baby.

A football player who allegedly shook a 15-month-old baby so hard he caused the child permanent brain damage stood in the dock today as his trial by jury got underway.  Mellieħa resident Akande Rotimi Williams, 27, Nigerian-born with a Maltese residence permit, stands accused on three separate counts of attempted wilful ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

The foreclosed $50.9 million penthouse on Billionaire's Row is reportedly owned by a Nigerian tycoon who could be hiding on his yacht.

Evan Joseph/Extell DevelopmentThe man behind what could be the largest foreclosure in New York City real estate history may have just been revealed. A full-floor penthouse in the landmark One57 condo building is headed to the auction block after it was seized under foreclosure, and according to the New York Post, Nigerian ...

- Business Insider - US

Famine must receive more of the world's attention.

As many as 20 million people face the threat of starvation in South Sudan, northeast Nigeria, Somalia, and Yemen, according to the United Nations. When the UN declares a famine, it isn't saying that a crisis looms on the horizon: It means that very bad things are already happening, that many people have already died. Famine ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Henry Onyekuru: Everton close to signing Nigeria striker.

Everton are close to completing a £7m deal for KAS Eupen's Nigerian striker Henry Onyekuru.

- BBC - UK

Juwon Oshaniwa exits Hearts by mutual consent a year before contract ends.

Nigeria left-back Juwon Oshaniwa leaves Hearts by mutual consent a year before his contract was due to expire.

- BBC - UK

A scam was busted by CID

A group of 25 Nigerian and Ugandan nationals had been rounded up recently by the Criminal Investigation Department for swindling a sum of Rs.50 million from over 15 locals through fake Facebook posts.

- Dailymirror.lk - LK

Nigerian Boko Haram kidnaps policewomen 'to serve as slaves'

Boko Haram releases video through journalist Ahmad Salkida claiming responsibility for abduction and ambush.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

The State Of Boko Haram

Boko Haram extremists have been pushed back from their territorial gains, but they continue to wage attacks in towns and communities in northeastern Nigeria.

- NPR - US

MARKET WATCH: Crude oil benchmarks gain modestly pending US inventory report

US and Brent crude oil benchmarks both gained moderately on June 26 but analysts say crude oil remains in a bear market territory given ample world oil supplies and increasing production from US, Libya, and Nigeria.

- OGJ - US

Confronting Africa's Water Challenge

Africa is currently experiencing its worst drought since 1945, especially in Southern Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia, and Northern Nigeria. These fragile areas urgently need help in building resilient systems to ensure access to clean, portable water and effective sanitation facilities for all people.

- Project Syndicate - US

News24.com | Top Africa stories: Mawarire, Zambia, Nigeria

#ThisFlag protest leader Evan Mawarire, as evicted Zimbabwean university students shelter in a local church, and Zambian opposition leader Hichilema says he is in "good spirits", despite being kept in custody at a high security prison.

- News24.com - ZA

Audio Message Heightens Concern About Nigerian President's Health

An Eid-el-Fitr message from ailing Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, congratulating Muslims for ending the annual Ramadan fasting ritual, has turned into controversy and created more concern about his health. The one-minute audio message was reportedly arranged by aides to debunk social media rumors that Buhari, who is ...

- Voice of America - US

Igbos Defy Call to Leave Northern Nigeria

Eze Joseph Emmanuel Chukwudimma Obilome sits on a velvet-covered throne in what he calls "the palace," which is actually a bungalow — a sturdy single-story home with a heavy iron gate and some wooden and copper statues.  Obilome is a traditional leader, known as an eze, of the Igbo community in Plateau state, one of ...

- Voice of America - US

Perpetrators of suicide attacks in Nigeria must be held accountable - UN chief

Condemning violent attacks in Maiduguri, in Nigeria's restive Borno state, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has underscored the Organization's resolve to support the country in its fight against terrorism.

- UN - INT

US$148 million needed to ensure rapid assistance in Nigeria's Borno State ahead of rainy season

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Nigeria With nearly 1.8 million people displaced, the contingency plan includes time critical life-saving activities, aiming for US$31 million for preparedness and US$117 million for response activities. STRATEGIC SUMMARY The ongoing conflict in ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Everton set to make young striker third summer signing

Everton have beaten off competition from Premier League rivals to sign young Nigeria striker Henry Onyekuru, the joint leading scorer in the Belgian top flight last season, for around £7m. Onyekuru, who netted 22 times for struggling Eupen in the Jupiler League, is set to sign for the Toffees but remain in Belgium for the ...

- City AM - UK

IOM rescues 600 migrants stranded in Sahara

Source: International Organization for Migration Country: Côte d'Ivoire, Gambia, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal The IOM's new operation provides life-saving assistance to migrants in distress in areas where there is a limited humanitarian presence.Niger – Sunday morning , 24 migrants alerted authorities in Niger that they had ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Farming is the new frontline in war against Boko Haram

Source: IRIN Country: Nigeria Government is leading the push but aid community is divided over whether the time is ripe for farming. Some fear a premature drive could be a dangerous distraction from more urgent matters of security and humanitarian relief.MAIDUGURI, 26 June 2017 On a recent Monday morning, under the ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

World Food Prize goes to African Development Bank president

DES MOINES, Iowa " The son of a Nigerian farm laborer who rose out of poverty to earn graduate degrees in agricultural economics and spent his career improving the availability of seed, fertilizer and financing for African farmers...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Sicily's Mafia allies with feared Nigerian Vikings gang in Palermo

Emergence of Nigerian gang comes months after crackdown on Black Axe mafia group.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

News24.com | Nigerian university builds 'a series of trenches' to repel Boko Haram

A Nigerian university in the northeastern city of Maiduguri is reportedly building a series of trenches to repel Boko Haram militants.

- News24.com - ZA

News24.com | World Food Prize goes to African Development Bank president

The son of a Nigerian farm laborer who rose out of poverty to earn graduate degrees in agricultural economics and spent his career improving the availability of seed and fertilizer for African farmers is the winner of this year's World Food Prize

- News24.com - ZA

OPEC in no rush on deeper oil output cut, to look at in July - delegates

By Alex Lawler LONDON - OPEC will not rush into making a further cut in oil output or end some countries' exemptions to output limits, OPEC delegates said, although a meeting in Russia next month is likely to consider further steps to support the market. OPEC and allied non-OPEC producers agreed on May 25 to extend an ...

- Sify - IN

World Food Prize goes to African Development Bank president

DES MOINES, Iowa — The son of a Nigerian farm laborer who rose out of poverty to earn graduate degrees in agricultural economics and spent his career improving the availability of seed, fertilizer and financing for African farmers is the winner of this year's World Food Prize announced Monday.

- Yahoo! News - US

Nigerian university builds trench to stop Boko Haram attacks

The university in north-eastern Nigeria has repeatedly been attacked by Boko Haram militants.

- BBC - UK

Suicide bombers hit Nigeria again

Suicide bombers hit Nigeria again...

- MENAFN - JO

Nigeria's Buhari sends first message since taking sick leave on May 7: presidency sources

By Felix Onuah ABUJA - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has delivered an audio message to mark the Islamic Eid al-Fitr holiday, two senior presidency sources said, his first public statement since he left for Britain on medical leave on May 7. Buhari, a Muslim from the north, made the address, calling for peace and ...

- Yahoo! News - US

News24.com | Top Africa stories: Zim, Nigeria, DRC

Police in Zimbabwe have arrested ThisFlag leader Evan Mawarire, and SA has chosen to side with the DRC on its investigation into violence in its Kasai province.

- News24.com - ZA

Food Prize Laureate: Future of African Youth Lies in Agriculture, Not Europe

Making agriculture profitable and "cool" for young people in Africa is key to lifting millions out of poverty and stemming migration to Europe, said the president of the African Development Bank . Akinwumi Adesina was named the winner of this year's World Food Prize on Monday for his decades-long work to boost food ...

- Voice of America - US

News24.com | Nine dead as 7 suicide bombers hit NE Nigeria

Nine people have been killed in a string of suicide attacks in Maiduguri, a city in Nigeria's restive northeast where Boko Haram Islamists began a deadly insurgency in 2009, police have said.

- News24.com - ZA

Nigeria reportedly acquiring 12 Su-30 fighters

Nigeria received two Sukhoi Su-30 multirole fighters earlier this year and will receive another 10 in 2018, the Sputnik news agency reported a senior Russian official as saying on 26 June. "In 2018, Russia will supply 10 Su-30 aircraft. Thus, the contract will be completed by the end of next

- Jane’s - US

Boko Haram attacks blamed for deaths in Nigeria, Chad

Nine civilians are killed in suicide attacks in Nigeria's Maiduguri, while eight troops die in raid in next-door Chad.

- Al Jazeera - QA

News24.com | AUDIO: Ailing President Buhari sends message to Nigerians

Nigeria's sick president Muhammadu Buhari has reportedly released an audio message in which he gives an Eid greeting. He is currently in London where he is receiving treatment for an undisclosed illness.

- News24.com - ZA

Farming becomes the new frontline in Boko Haram war

Nigeria wants farmers terrorised by Boko Haram to return to their fields. But is it too soon?

- UN - INT

OMG Digital, the BuzzFeed of Africa,' raises a seed round of $1.1M

OMG Digital, the Ghana-based media startup dubbed the “BuzzFeed of Africa,” announced today that it has raised $1.1 million in seed funding. Its main site, OMG Voice, already has versions for Ghana, Nigeria, and Kenya, and the new capital will be used to expand into more countries.

- TechCrunch - US

Suicide Bombers Kill 9 in Nigerian City of Maiduguri

Suicide bombers killed nine people and wounded 13 others in multiple blasts in northeast Nigeria's Maiduguri, police said on Monday, the latest in a spate of attacks in the city worst hit by the Islamist militant Boko Haram insurgency. A number of suicide bomb attacks by suspected members of the jihadist group have taken ...

- Voice of America - US

OMG Digital, the 'BuzzFeed of Africa,' raises a seed round of $1.1M

Catherine Shu / TechCrunch: OMG Digital, the “BuzzFeed of Africa,” raises a seed round of $1.1M  —  OMG Digital, the Ghana-based media startup dubbed the “BuzzFeed of Africa,” announced today that it has raised $1.1 million in seed funding.  Its main site, OMG Voice, already has ...

- Mediagazer - US

Chad soldiers killed in clashes with Boko Haram

Colonel Azem claimed troops had killed 162 jihadists from the Nigeria-based group.

- Daily Nation - KE

Suicide bombers kill nine in Nigerian city of Maiduguri

A number of suicide bomb attacks by suspected members of the jihadist group have taken place in the capital of Borno state and its environs in the last few weeks.

- Zee News - IN

German broadcaster accuses Nigerian police of beating up reporter

German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle said on Sunday it had sent an official note of protest to Nigerian authorities, accusing police of beating up and detaining one of its correspondents.

- The Local - INT

Scientists Try To Break Nigeria's Cycle Of Replanting Bad Yams

The tubers are essential to the country's economy and culture, but their quality keeps declining. Now, researchers have found a way to mass produce good seed yams — and it could save the industry.

- NPR - US

A new wireless tower network grows in Africa as YC alum Tizeti raises $2.1 million

Wireless networking may be getting a high speed boost across Nigeria as YCombinator alumnus Tizeti looks to expand in the region. The company has raised $2.1 million in new financing from a slew of African and American venture firms to continue its expansion through Lagos and across Southern Nigeria. Alphabet may have ...

- TechCrunch - US

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