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Eritreans refugees demand protection amid Tigray war

Eritreans refugees demand protection amid Tigray war

Eritrean refugees have organised a protest in front of the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) office in the capital Addis Ababa, demanding the relocation of thousands of refugees from camps in the war-torn Tigray region. About 300 protesters blocked a road [...]

July 30, 2021 Human rights
Flood destroys bridges, rice farms in Bauchi

Flood destroys bridges, rice farms in Bauchi

Farmers in the Bogoro Local Government Area of Bauchi State are counting losses due to the flood that ravaged some bridges and 150 hectares of rice farmlands in some villages. While inspecting the affected areas on Tuesday, the Executive Chairman [...]

July 30, 2021 Incidents
Gunmen kidnap night club operator in Bayelsa

Gunmen kidnap night club operator in Bayelsa

Armed men have abducted the proprietor of a popular night club in Yenagoa, Bayelsa capital, Tari Ajanami. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) learnt that Mr Ajanami, who also works as a cash officer with a commercial bank, was at his [...]

July 30, 2021 Crime
Three Policemen Injured As Robbers Attack Bullion Van

Three Policemen Injured As Robbers Attack Bullion Van

Some men, suspected to be armed robbers, on Thursday afternoon attacked a bullion van conveying cash to Akure, the Ondo state capital. The attack happened in Ondo town, headquarters of Ondo West Local Government Area. The robbers however failed in [...]

July 30, 2021 Crime
Abba Kyari Speaks On Hushpuppi's Allegations

Abba Kyari Speaks On Hushpuppi’s Allegations

Top Cop, DCP Abba Kyari has reacted to reports of his alleged affiliations with notorious Fraudster, Ramon Olorunwa Abbas popularly known as ‘Hushpuppi’. Hope For Nigeria Online earlier reported that US court documents reveal that Abbas reportedly paid off Kyari [...]

July 30, 2021 Government and politics
Nigerian court acquits Shia leader el-Zakzaky of all charges

Nigerian court acquits Shia leader el-Zakzaky

A Nigerian court has acquitted the leader of a banned Shia group Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) of all eight criminal charges against him, defence and prosecution lawyers said. Ibrahim el-Zakzaky had been in detention since 2015 when he was [...]

July 29, 2021 Government and politics, Law
‘Households in 17 states unable to pay for airtime’

‘Households in 17 states unable to pay for airtime’

Households in 17 of 33 states in Nigeria are experiencing more difficulty paying for airtime, while in the other 16, Internet data was a trickier expense to meet, a recent survey has revealed. North Central, North West and South West [...]

July 29, 2021 Technology
10 Nigerian athletes banned from Tokyo Olympics

10 Nigerian athletes banned from Tokyo Olympics

The chances of Nigeria winning medals at the Tokyo Olympics has been dealt a big blow with the declaration of 10 of the country’s athletes as ineligible to compete. A statement on Wednesday from the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU), an independent body [...]

July 29, 2021 Sports
El-Rufai Wants Our Children To Become Miserable Almajirai

El-Rufai Wants Our Children To Become Miserable Almajirai

Some parents in Kaduna State have expressed concern over the declining education system, claiming the state government is not doing enough to address the menace of Almajiris in the state. The parents alleged there is a plot by northern mafias [...]

July 29, 2021 Education
FG Deploys 9,100 Corpers In North-West

FG Deploys 9,100 Corpers In North-West

No fewer than 9,100 corps members have been mobilised to the seven states in the North-West amid rising insecurity in the region which has led to the murder of at least 189 persons and the abduction of 376 persons in [...]

July 29, 2021 Security
Biden admin to unveil new push for US-Africa business ties

Biden admin to unveil new push for US-Africa business ties

The Biden administration on Tuesday will announce a new push to expand business ties between US companies and Africa, with a focus on building needed digital, health and physical infrastructure on the continent, a senior United States official said. US [...]

July 28, 2021 Economy
Boko Haram Cameroon attack kills five soldiers

Boko Haram Cameroon attack kills five soldiers

Boko Haram islamists killed five Cameroonian soldiers and a civilian in an attack in the far north of the country, the defence ministry said Tuesday. The attack took place on Monday night near the border with Nigeria, where operations by [...]

July 28, 2021 Boko Haram And Terror
Naira falls after CBN stops forex sales to BDCs

Naira falls after CBN stops forex sales to BDCs

Naira fell marginally against the U.S dollar at the parallel market on Tuesday, after the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) announced that it has ended the sales of forex to Bureau De Change operators. The bank said the parallel market [...]

July 28, 2021 Finance
Presidential Villa Staff Forced To Take Oath Of Secrecy

Presidential Villa Staff Forced To Take Oath Of Secrecy

Staff members at the State House in Abuja have taken an oath of secrecy and warned that disclosing confidential information without authorisation will attract penalties under public service rules. This comes a few days after Hope For Nigeria Online exclusively [...]

July 28, 2021 Government and politics
New Charges Levelled Against Igboho In Benin Republic

New Charges Levelled Against Igboho In Benin Republic

Ibrahim Salami, one of the lawyers representing Sunday Adeyemo, Yoruba Nation activist better known as Sunday Igboho, says a new charge was brought up against his client on Monday. Salami said Igboho came to Benin through a back channel and the judge said [...]

July 28, 2021 Law
Tanzania opposition leader charged with ‘terror-related’ crimes

Tanzania opposition leader charged with ‘terror-related’ crimes

A court in Tanzania has charged the leader of the main opposition party with “terrorism-related” crimes, police said on Monday, following his arrest while preparing for a meeting to discuss proposals for a new constitution. Freeman Mbowe, head of the [...]

July 27, 2021 Government and politics
Understanding Nigeria’s rising poverty level

Understanding Nigeria’s rising poverty level

The World Bank’s June 2021 77-page Nigeria Development Update instructs in particular federal economic policy formulators and implementors that “rising prices alone – even without incorporating the direct impact of COVID-19 on welfare – pushed an estimated seven million Nigerians [...]

July 27, 2021 Human rights
Nigeria’s Funke Oshonaike inducted into ITTF ‘Club 7’

Nigeria’s Funke Oshonaike inducted into ITTF ‘Club 7’

Former African champion Olufunke Oshonaike has been inducted by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) into the exclusive club of seven-time Olympians known as ‘Club 7’. Oshonaike is the first female table tennis player in the world and the first [...]

July 27, 2021 Sports
Okei-Odumakin Condemns Sowore’s Arrest

Okei-Odumakin Condemns Sowore’s Arrest

Human rights activist and President, Women Arise and Centre for Change, Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin, has condemned the illegal arrest of human rights activist and Amnesty International-designated Prisoner of Conscience, Omoyele Sowore, at the Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday. [...]

July 27, 2021 Human rights
Why Nnamdi Kanu Was Absent In Court

Why Nnamdi Kanu Was Absent In Court

The Department of State Security Services, DSS failed to produce Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB in court on Monday leading to serious concerns. POLITICS NIGERIA gathered that Kanu was unable to appear in court due [...]

July 27, 2021 Government and politics
Ethiopia’s Amhara rallies residents to fight Tigrayan forces

Ethiopia’s Amhara rallies residents to fight Tigrayan forces

Ethiopia’s Amhara region has called on all armed residents to mobilise for battle against rebels from conflict-hit Tigray, calling it a “survival campaign”, state media reported. Amhara borders Tigray to the south, and the two regions are embroiled in a [...]

July 26, 2021 Government and politics
Tunisian protesters march against government

Tunisian protesters march against government

Thousands of Tunisians marched in several cities protesting against the ruling party Sunday, criticising what they said was government failures in the North African nation amid crippling coronavirus rates. In the capital Tunis, hundreds of protesters gathered in front of [...]

July 26, 2021 Government and politics
Bandits free 28 kidnapped Kaduna school students

Bandits free 28 kidnapped Kaduna school students

At least 28 abducted students of the Bethel Baptist Secondary School in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State, have been freed by their abductors. The students who regained their freedom in the early hours of Sunday were among the 121 students [...]

July 26, 2021 Security
Buhari Government Gathering Evidence To Nail Igboho

Buhari Government Gathering Evidence To Nail Igboho

The Nigerian Government and security agencies are currently assembling critical evidence for the trial of Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho in court on Monday. Igboho has been in detention since Monday night when security operatives in Benin [...]

July 26, 2021 Government and politics
Air Peace Aircraft Tyre Bursts At Ilorin Airport

Air Peace Aircraft Tyre Bursts At Ilorin Airport

Passengers disembark as Air Peace aircraft tyre bursts at Ilorin Airport Sixty-six passengers and six crew onboard an Air Peace aircraft from Abuja were said to have “disembarked safely” when one of the plane’s tyres blew off after landing at [...]

July 26, 2021 Incidents
Europeans vaccinated but concern grows over Delta variant

Europeans vaccinated but concern grows over Delta variant

More than half of all European adults are now fully vaccinated, the European Union said, but the milestone came as countries across the world are battling fresh outbreaks blamed on the fast-spreading Delta variant. The EU said on Thursday that [...]

July 23, 2021 Health issues
Air force Super Tucano war jet arrives Nigeria

Air force Super Tucano war jet arrives Nigeria

Few days after the Nigeria Air Force (NAF) lost its Alpha jet to terrorists, first batch of Nigeria Air force’s A-29 Super Tucano aircraft have arrived Kano, today. It touched Nigerian soil at around 12.34.p.m. Air force spokesman, Edward Gabkwet, [...]

July 23, 2021 Military
Two more Bethel school students escape from kidnappers

Two more Bethel school students escape from kidnappers

The police say two more students of Bethel Baptist Secondary School in Kujama, Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State have escaped from their kidnappers. The police spokesperson in Kaduna, Muhammad Jalige, stated the development in a press statement on Thursday. The [...]

July 23, 2021 Crime, Security
Herdsmen Kill Five Farmers In Nasarawa

Herdsmen Kill Five Farmers In Nasarawa

Suspected Fulani herdsmen have reportedly killed five Tiv farmers in Gidan Sule village in the Keana Local Government Area of Nasarawa State. Hope For Nigeria Online learnt that the farmers were killed on Wednesday night while they were sleeping in [...]

July 23, 2021 Security
President Buhari: I Have Fired Hadiza Bala Usman

President Buhari: I Have Fired Hadiza Bala Usman

Despite the ongoing investigation of a probe panel against the embattled Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) Hadiza Bala-Usman, President Muhammadu Buhari has confirmed that the appointment of the erstwhile NPA boss has been terminated. President Buhari stated this [...]

July 23, 2021 Government and politics