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Several civilians burned, hacked to death in DR Congo

Several civilians burned, hacked to death in DR Congo

Nineteen civilians in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo have been burned and hacked to death by Ugandan rebels, a local official said. Fourteen bodies were found on Saturday, a day after the incident, Kakule Kalunga told the AFP [...]

August 31, 2021 Crime
Ortom welcomes probe, gives timeline

Ortom welcomes probe, gives timeline

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has raised no objection to the call by the Minister of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs, Senator George Akume, that anti-graft agencies should probe his administration. Ortom, however, asserted that since he assumed office as [...]

August 31, 2021 Government and politics
Nigeria’s GDP growth stunted by insecurity

Nigeria’s GDP growth stunted by insecurity

Nigeria’s latest impressive economic growth would have been better if the country had been more secure, the finance minister, Zainab Ahmed, has said. Mrs Ahmed said save for the country’s spate of insecurity that has affected growth in agriculture, the [...]

August 31, 2021 Economy
Unknown Gunmen Kill Fulani Leader In Kwara Community

Unknown Gunmen Kill Fulani Leader In Kwara Community

Unknown gunmen have killed the head of a Fulani village, Alhaji Alhaji Sheidu Madawaki, at Obuh Ruga cattle settlement, Oro Ago kingdom in the Kwara South Senatorial District. According to information from the security agents, Madawaki was attacked in his [...]

August 31, 2021 Security
CBN To Launch E-Naira Soon, Drafts Guidelines

CBN To Launch E-Naira Soon, Drafts Guidelines

The CBN recently sent a presentation to Nigerian banks about the eNaira project, revealing more details about its design and operational module. As seen by Nairametrics, the presentation described how the new currency would be designed and operated. In fact, the [...]

August 31, 2021 Finance