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    July 24, 2021 Boko Haram militants overran an army base in Cameroon’s Far North region on Saturday, killing at least seven soldiers and wounding several others, military and local sources have said. They hit the base in Sagme locality of the region by 4.00 a.m. local time on Saturday, two soldiers and a local resident ...
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    Seven African countries will start administering coronavirus antibody tests from next week, a regional body said on Thursday, as part of efforts to understand the extent of the outbreak on the continent. “Liberia, Sierra Leone, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Cameroon, Nigeria, Morocco are the first set of countries that committed to it,” said John Nkengasong, head of ...
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    Suspected militants from Islamist group Boko Haram killed at least 16 people and wounded seven early on Sunday in a grenade attack on a camp for displaced people in northern Cameroon, a local official said. The assailants threw a grenade into a group of sleeping people inside the camp in the village of Nguetchewe, district ...
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    The Nigeria Navy Forward Operating Base (FOB) at Ibaka in Mbo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom has arrested 24 suspects and seized 1,831 bags of smuggled rice. Capt. Peter Yilme, the Commanding Officer of the FOB, disclosed this to newsmen at Ibaka on Sunday. Yilme said that five wooden boats used in smuggling the ...
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    David Umahi, Ebonyi State gov. The African Development Bank Group, has approved a US$70 million loan for a road project in Nigeria’s southeastern Ebonyi State. The Bank will provide US$40 million, while its co-financier, the Africa Growing Together Fund (AGTF), will contribute US$30 million. The Islamic Development Bank is also providing Nigeria a loan of ...
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    Nigerian Senate The Senate Committee on States and Local Government Administration has called on the Federal Government to adequately fund the National Boundary Commission, NBC, in view of its importance in conflict resolution. The Chairman of the committee, Sen. Abdullahi Gumel, made the call when the commission presented its budget proposal before the committee on ...
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    French President, Emmanuel Macron The French Embassy in Nigeria has pledged investment in sports and educational programmes to promote French language speaking in Nigeria. The French Ambassador to Nigeria, Amb. Jérôme Pasquier, made this known on Sunday in Abuja at the Abuja Schools Competition organised by the Institut Francais, to commemorate the International Francophone Week. ...
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    The plan to establish the African Central Bank (ACB) by the African Union will likely come to fruition by 2045. Ms Naglaa Nozahie representing the Association of African Central Banks (AACB), said this while presenting the progress report on the convergence of criteria for the ACB to the African Union on Thursday. The briefing was ...
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    Cameroonian and Nigerian authorities have ordered 40,000 refugees in Cameroon to return to northeast Nigeria, aid agency Medicins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said on Wednesday. Tens of thousands of people fled the town of Rann in northeast Nigeria after Islamist insurgents attacked last month. “Today we are seeing people packing up their belongings and leaving for ...
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      The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) plans 77 hours of praise to celebrate the 77th birthday of its General Overseer, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, according to its National Music Director, Pastor Kunle Ajayi. Ajayi told newsmen at a news conference in Lagos on Saturday that the ‘77 Hours Marathon Messiah’s Praise’ entitled ‘Jesus the ...