Sex for the soil: Senegal’s gold rush fuels human trafficking from Nigeria-Reuters

Huddled together in the corner of a dimly-lit bar in southeast Senegal while men swig beer, smoke and shout over the blaring music, Grace and the women beside her are silent and sombre. Despite their sequined tops, colourful make-up and striking hairstyles, these women are not here to party. They are victims of sex trafficking, duped into leaving Nigeria More...

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Ibrahim Magu
By metro On Monday, March 20th, 2017
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The Politics of Magu’s Rejection by Senate

For the second time in three months, Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, is rejected by the Nigerian Senate based on the allegations in a letter from the Department of More...

Hameed Ali
By metro On Monday, March 20th, 2017
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The trial of Hameed ‘Netanyahu’ Ali-The Cable

Retired Col. Hameed Ali was sitting gently on his sofa and watching TV on August 27, 2015 when some news flashed on the screen: he had been appointed the comptroller-general of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS). More...

Buhari
By metro On Tuesday, March 14th, 2017
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Nigeria faces more Pain before Gain in her economic Plan-Bloomberg

President Muhammadu Buhari’s plan to lift Nigeria’s economy from its worst slump in a quarter century may entail short-term pain for potential long-term gain. The blueprint released this month proposes ways More...

By metro On Wednesday, March 8th, 2017
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As Trump Makes Threats, Iran Makes Friends-Bloomberg

The Islamic Republic is expanding its reach and raising questions over U.S. ambitions to contain the country. Nigerian carpenter Bashir Muhammad has never been to Iran, but he would fight to the death for the country. “If More...

Onukaba
By metro On Monday, March 6th, 2017
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The unforgettable Onukaba

The book, Atiku: The Story of Atiku Abubakar, has the author’s name as Ojo Adinoyi. Unless, of course, you were familiar with the author or, and, knew that he was a special aide to the former Nigerian vice-president, More...

Muhammadu Buhari
By metro On Friday, February 24th, 2017
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Nigeria’s ruling politicians jostle for power in Buhari’s absence-FT

 President Muhammadu Buhari’s five-week absence from Nigeria has triggered political jockeying within his ruling party as concerns grow about his health and capacity to lead. Sample the FT’s top stories for More...

By metro On Friday, February 24th, 2017
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Meet Akeredolu, the reverend’s son who defied all odds to become governor-The Cable

Oluwarotimi Oduanayo Akeredolu, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has made history as the 17th governor of Ondo state, and the sixth civilian to attain that position. In 2012, he ran on the platform of the then More...

Ibrahim Magu
By metro On Thursday, January 26th, 2017
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Buhari, Babachir, Magu and the Senate

President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-nomination of Ibrahim Magu for Senate confirmation as chairman Economic and Financial Crime Commission(EFCC)  and his letter asking the Senate to reconsider its stance on Secretary More...

Amina Mohamed
By metro On Wednesday, January 25th, 2017
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Amina Mohamed: “I thrive on building consensus”

“I am a tough, but fair, negotiator and what I enjoy doing most is building consensus, unifying people and sticking on message to obtain optimum outcomes” – Ambassador Amina Mohamed, AU Chairperson Candidate. In More...