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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