Oby Ezekwesili joins Bharti Airtel Board

Nigeria’s Ms Obiageli Katryn Ezekwesili has been appointed to the board of Bharti Airtel Limited, a leading global telecommunications services provider with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, following restructuring of the telco’s Board. The changes on the Board of Bharti Airtel also extend to its subsidiary Bharti Infratel. The changes have been […]

Nigeria’s Adeola Thomas and Partner tried to claim £3.8m in ‘eye watering’ benefits scam using 1,400 identities

DailyMail UK: Adeola Thomas, 38, assisted by his partner, Abimbola Abiola, 34, secured £87,000 from fraudulent claims totalling £3.8million over four years Thomas used 1,400 stolen identities to complete 2,495 handwritten tax and benefits claims forms HMRC suspicions were raised when he used the same address for all the claims Thomas, an illegal immigrant, was […]

Nigerian security officers arrested for Boko Haram links

Nigeria’s military said Friday it had arrested a number of security personnel over links to Islamist extremist group Boko Haram, whose insurgency has killed hundreds of people. The arrests came after soldiers from a special military unit deployed in the northeastern city of Maiduguri arrested an immigration officer, Grema Mohammed, for allegedly being an active […]

Spokesman for I.Coast’s Gbagbo re-arrested in Ghana

(AFP) Police in Ghana on Friday re-arrested the spokesman for ex-Ivory Coast leader Laurent Gbagbo, Justin Kone Katinan, days after he was granted bail while facing an extradition hearing, his lawyer said. “By the time I got there, my client had been placed in a cell,” Patrick Sogbodjor, Katinan’s lawyer in Ghana, told AFP, adding […]

A Floating School Proposed for Water Slum in Nigeria

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — In the waterfront slum of Makoko in Nigeria’s largest city where shacks stand above the murky, fetid water on stilts of cast-aside lumber, an architect thinks the neighborhood should float. Kunle Adeyemi hopes to build a three-story school out of 16 floating platforms lashed together, capable of holding 100 students and […]

Zimbabwe: IATA Suspends Air Zimbabwe Over Poor Safety Record

AllAfrica: Zimbabwe’s national airline has been suspended from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) after failing to comply with global safety standards. The suspension was confirmed by the Transport and Communications Minister Nicholas Goche, who said Air Zimbabwe had been given until November 31 to comply with IATA’s international standards. IATA is a global aviation […]

Nigeria protests after Saudis deport female hajj pilgrims

…Three planes turned back and 1,000 women detained after reportedly arriving without male chaperones Guardian.co.uk: Saudi Arabian officials have deported 241 Nigerian women from the annual hajj pilgrimage, and are threatening to send back hundreds of others said to be travelling without male chaperones, prompting a diplomatic row between the two countries. Nigerian officials responsible […]

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