Friday, 3rd February 2023
Breaking News:


17 Jan
The BBC has begun its search for the next winner of the BBC News Komla Dumor Award. The award will be launched at an event in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and hosted by the BBC’s Salim Kikeke.
16 Jan
Nineteen people were killed on Monday when a bus and a truck collided in northern Senegal, firefighters said, eight days after a smashup between two buses left 40 dead.
16 Jan
At least 10 people were killed and 39 wounded Sunday in a bomb attack on a church in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo claimed by Islamic State jihadists.
15 Jan
Security operatives on Sunday rescued 12 people who were kidnapped a week earlier by a criminal gang at a train station in southern Nigeria's Edo state, the local government said. {ad} Gunmen launched the attack 360 kilometres (220 miles) east of Lagos on January 7, kidnapping dozens of people including young children who were waiting…
15 Jan
Police said Sunday that eight people were killed in a roadside bombing claimed by Al-Shabaab in central Somalia where a major offensive is underway to retake territory from the jihadists. {ad} The attack occurred on Saturday afternoon in Buloburde, a city in Hiran district where government forces and clan militias have been battling the Al-Qaeda-linked…
14 Jan
Iran on Saturday executed former top defence official and dual British national Alireza Akbari, who was accused of spying for UK intelligence, the judiciary reported. Akbari was executed after being sentenced to death for "corruption on earth and harming the country's internal and external security by passing on intelligence", the judicial news agency Mizan Online…
13 Jan
South Africa's debt-laden power utility Eskom on Friday defended as a "tough decision" a steep tariff increase despite record power cuts that have angered the nation.
13 Jan
Under the auspices of the President of Ghana, Nana Addo Akufo-Addo, and Secretary-General of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), Wamkele Mene, the maiden edition of The Africa Prosperity Dialogue Series will hold from January 26 to 28 in Ghana.
12 Jan
Nine people were killed when suspected jihadists attacked a mosque in northeastern Burkina Faso, local sources said Thursday.
12 Jan
The head of West Africa's regional bloc has expressed support for jihadist-hit Burkina Faso less than five months after an insurgency sparked by Islamist militants sparked a new coup, the Burkinabe government said.
12 Jan
Fourteen Malian soldiers were killed in a clash with jihadists this week, the army said Thursday, giving a new toll.
11 Jan
Uganda on Wednesday declared an end to an Ebola virus outbreak that emerged almost four months ago and claimed the lives of 55 people. "We have successfully controlled the Ebola outbreak in Uganda," Health Minister Jane Ruth Aceng said at a ceremony in the central district of Mubende where the disease was first detected in…


53 mins ago
The Police Command in Nasarawa State has confirmed the rescue of the remaining four abducted pupils of Local Government Education Authority (LGEA) Primary School Alwaza, Doma Local Government Area.
1 hour ago
President Muhammadu Buhari said he reappointed Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi as Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, due to the agency's remarkable successes. Buhari made the disclosure in his address at the launch of the National Policy on the Nigerian Government Second-Level Domains and National Data Strategy in State House, Abuja. The…
2 hours ago
The Imo Police Command has confirmed Thursday’s killing of a Customary Court Judge, Mr Nnaemeka Ugboma, while presiding over a matter.
3 hours ago
Prominent Nigerian professionals, including CEO of Ebonylife Media, Mo Abudu, publisher and author, Betty Irabor and TV personality, Funmi Iyanda, are to attend and speak at the 2023 Linda Ikeji’s Self-made Woman Conference (SMWC) which is holding on Saturday, February 4 in Laos, in partnership with The
3 hours ago
Scores of customers of banks, on Friday, took to major streets in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, to protest the scarcity of new naira notes, which has been a subject of discussion across major towns and cities in Nigeria.