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Naira strengthens on I&E window

Nigeria, Feb. 25 -- Nigeria's naira strengthened marginally against the U.S. dollar on the Investors & Exporters (I&E) window of the foreign exchange market on Thursday, data from the FMDQ Security Ex... Read More


Dubawa sends forth 2020 fact-checking fellows

Nigeria, Feb. 25 -- Nigeria's independent fact-checking platform, Dubawa, will on Friday graduate fellows in its 2020 cohort. The fellowship would wind down in an end of fellowship event and award di... Read More


Nigeria records 655 new COVID-19 cases, 11 deaths

Nigeria, Feb. 25 -- Nigeria on Wednesday recorded 655 new COVID-19 cases, again reporting less than 700 daily cases in a trend that started last Friday. The 655 cases on Wednesday raises the total nu... Read More


Gunmen kidnap Nigerian student, demand N100 million ransom

Nigeria, Feb. 25 -- A student in the sociology department of the University of Ibadan (UI), Odetunde Emmanuel, has been abducted by gunmen. Mr Emmanuel was abducted around 5 p.m. on Monday while work... Read More


Kosiah defence witness refuses to leave Switzerland, says his life is in danger

Nigeria, Feb. 25 -- The war crimes trial of Alieu Kosiah was thrown into turmoil on Thursday as one of the Liberian witnesses flown to Switzerland to testify on Mr Kosiah's behalf told the court he wi... Read More


EXCLUSIVE: Obinwanne Okeke barred from jobs that grant access to money, bank accounts

Nigeria, Feb. 25 -- Obinwanne Okeke, recently jailed in the U.S. for multi-million dollars fraud, has been prohibited from taking up jobs that can grant him access to money or bank accounts, PREMIUM T... Read More


OAU postpones post-UTME screening, changes mode of conduct

Nigeria, Feb. 25 -- Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU), has postponed its post-UTME screening exercise. The mode of conduct for the screening exercise has also been changed to an online versio... Read More


Nigerian Governors Take Fools' Ride To Next Level, By Azu Ishiekwene

Nigeria, Feb. 25 -- If there was any doubt that governors are underworked and overpaid, this week proved it. This is not the old, familiar sitting governor versus godfather nasty fight. It's a brawl ... Read More


Unifying Naira's exchange rate will take time, Nigerian Govt tells World Bank

Nigeria, Feb. 25 -- The Nigerian government has said that unifying the exchange rate of Naira will not happen "overnight". Explaining its delay in securing a further $1.5 billion credit from the Worl... Read More


Nigerian student convicted of fraud in U.S.

Nigeria, Feb. 25 -- A Nigerian woman studying in the United States, Oyindamola Akinrinola, has pleaded guilty in a federal court for her role in Nigerian fraud schemes that targeted Americans. The 23... Read More