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Italy probes deaths of 26 Nigerian women from migrant boats

Italian prosecutors are investigating the deaths of 26 Nigerian women - most of them teenagers - whose bodies were recovered at sea. There are suspicions that they may have been sexually abused and murdered as they attempted to cross the Mediterranean. Five migrants are being questioned in the southern port of Salerno. A

Nigeria’s economy to grow faster than South Africa in 2018 – IMF

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has predicted that Nigeria’s economy will grow at a faster pace than the South Africa’s in the 2018 fiscal year. According to its World Economic Outlook (WEO) for July 2017, the IMF said Nigeria will grow at 1.9 percent in 2018, while South Africa will only

Nigeria to overtake US as world’s third most populous country – UN

The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, has projected Nigeria to be the world’s third most populous country by the year 2050. According to the report ‎entitled “World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision”, the agency said with such development, Nigeria would overtake the United States in terms of population, just

Nigeria is Now on Twitter!

Nigeria now has a twitter account! The account’s bio states, “Discover Africa’s most populous country, and largest economy,” began tweeting last Friday. Although, it joined the social networking platform in June, 2016. The account says it intends to “showcase Nigeria’s culture and context; voices, views and visions; and sights, sounds and spaces.” The

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AMAA 2017: Nollywood movies top nominations [Full list]

Nollywood movies got the highest number of nominations on the list for the 2017 Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA). The ​list was unveiled by AMAA ​Jury President, ​Bernie Goldblat, at the Kigali Convention Centre in Kigali, Rwanda. Out of the total of 136, Nigerian movies got 43 nominations in the general competitive

Nigerians top list of foreigners held for drug trafficking in Navi Mumbai

Nigerian nationals top the list of foreigners arrested for drug smuggling in Navi Mumbai over the past five years. Deputy Commissioner of Police of Special Branch, Tushar Dorshy told Hindustan Times that a total of 66 narcotic related cases were registered between 2012 and April 2017 from the anti-narcotic cell of

Super Eagles maintain 40th position in May FIFA rankings

The Super Eagles are still 40th in the world, according to the latest FIFA ranking released on Thursday. Nigeria finished in the same position last month and remain fifth in Africa, behind Egypt (19), Senegal (30), Cameroon (33) and Burkina Faso (35). Congo DR (41st), Tunisia (42nd) Ghana (45th) Côte d’Ivoire (48th)

Why I’m relocating my ministry to Israel – TB Joshua

Nigerian Prophet T.B. Joshua declared his intention to leave Nigeria and relocate his ministry to the nation of Israel. Speaking at his church service on Sunday 30th April 2017, Joshua disclosed that he had just returned from the ‘Holy Land’ after holding meetings with three prominent Israeli mayors of Jerusalem, Tiberias

Super Eagles to play Germany in friendly – Rohr

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has confirmed that a host of friendly games have been lined up for the team later in the year. Rohr revealed talks are underway for a high profile friendly game with the German national team. The senior national team will be heavily involved in AFCON 2019 and