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FRAUDSTERS SCAM NIGERIANS WITH RUSSIA WORLD CUP PASSES

Fraudsters have tricked scores of Nigerians by selling them football World Cup fan passes to travel to Russia, leaving many stranded and penniless, victims and anti-trafficking campaigners say. Some Nigerians

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SCORES KILLED AFTER DAYS OF CLASHES IN TARABA STATE, NIGERIA

Scores of people were killed in an outbreak of sectarian violence that lasted for days in northeast Nigeria, police and community leaders said on Friday. The bloodshed between the Fulani

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HOW FELA KUTI CAME TO BE CELEBRATED BY THOSE HE SANG AGAINST

The Nigerian icon was harassed, censored and imprisoned for singing truth to power. Today power celebrates him. Every time I see politicians and statesmen honouring Fela Kuti, I chuckle to

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NIGERIA’S GOVERNMENT UNDER PRESSURE TO STOP BANDIT GROUP

An armed group around the Nigerian state of Zamfara has been attacking locals and extorting money for several years and the violence is getting worse. Nigerian officials say the bodies

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WE AFRICANS SHOULD GET OVER COLONIALISM

In BBC’s series of letters from Africa, Nigerian writer and novelist Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani looks at the backlash over a statement from France’s president in which he was accused of

LIVING WITH FACIALS SCARS IN NIGERIA

Like many children in the Yoruba community in Nigeria, Olatunbosun Damilola was given scars on her face by her parents when she was young. The practice is used in some

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DR. ELISHAMA IDEH – IT IS TIME NIGERIA GOT A WOMAN’S TOUCH

Three months after her marriage, Dr. Elishama Rosemary Ideh could have disengaged herself from her years of social and political activism for her new husband to savour and relish her

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CAMEROON’S FORGOTTEN REFUGEES IN NIGERIA

More than 21,000 people from Cameroon’s Anglophone region have fled to Nigeria in recent months. Not only do they struggle to find enough to eat but also have to come

KOSTER – THE SOUTH AFRICAN TOWN WHERE RESIDENTS TOOK BACK CONTROL

Koster lies in the same region as the South Africa’s rich platinum mines but nothing about this town speaks of the wealth surrounding it. “Our lives have gotten worse over

SAUDI ARABIA PLEDGES TO INVEST $10 BILLION IN SOUTH AFRICA

Saudi Arabia intends to invest as much as $10 billion in South Africa’s economy, with a focus on energy. The commitment was made during a state visit by South African