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March 13, 2018 10:48 AM Nigerian senator ‘busts open’ $37,500 expenses payments

A Nigerian politician has revealed that senators receive 13.5m naira [£27,000, $37,500] every month to use on expenses of their own choice. Shehu Sani, a senator for the governing All Progressives Congress [APC] party, said there is little accountability about how the money is spent. He has called for the payments to be scrapped, saying they are a key reason 59

October 23, 2017 2:41 AM PYJ, Weah Seeking The ‘Face of God’ in Nigeria

PYJ, Weah seal deal for run-off presidential bid? The relationship between the two men has not been exactly rosy in the recent past, but as images of Senator Prince Y. Johnson, leader of the Movement for Democracy and Reconstruction (MDR) and Senator George M. Weah of the Coalition for Democratic Change at church together in Nigeria with Pastor T. B. Joshua 43

October 7, 2017 5:32 AM Liberia's Weah denies contact with ex-leader Charles Taylor

Monrovia - Liberian presidential candidate George Weah on Friday denied contact with ex-leader Charles Taylor as controversy erupted over the former warlord's alleged behind-the-scenes role in the country's politics. After stepping off a helicopter on his return to the capital, Monrovia, from a nationwide tour ahead of elections on October 10, Weah categorically 39

July 13, 2017 9:13 AM Buhari to return soon — Osinbajo

The 74-year-old leader was elected to power in 2015, becoming the first Nigerian opposition leader to win an election. It is his second period of medical leave in the UK, the first began in January and he returned home in March. His long absence had led to speculation about whether he will be able to resume his presidential duties. Earlier this week, Nigeria's 4

April 29, 2017 9:05 AM Fact-Checking President Trump Through His First 100 Days

The First 100 Days: Times reporters are taking a look back at the beginning of the Trump presidency — from the biggest news stories to the most provocative tweets. See all of our coverage here. In his first 100 days in office, President Trump has falsely boasted of attracting the largest inaugural crowd ever, cited a nonexistent terrorist attack in Sweden 70

April 12, 2017 9:06 PM Trump Plans to Sell Attack Planes to Nigeria to Fight Boko Haram

The Trump administration has agreed to sell Nigeria up to twelve attack airplanes for its campaign against Boko Haram Islamic extremists. The sale will continue despite concerns over abuses committed by Nigeria's security forces, according to U.S. officials. The sale of the aircraft to Nigeria has a long history. The country has been trying to buy them since 4

March 19, 2017 5:15 AM The trial of Hameed ‘Netanyahu’ Ali

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). He was shocked. The previous day, he was with President Muhammadu Buhari and had not the slightest idea that he was going to be appointed CG. As a long-time 8

March 18, 2017 4:30 PM Senate v Ali: Drama and politics over uniform

The build-up started with the Senate Committee on Customs and Excise scolding the Comptroller-General of Nigerian Customs Service, Colonel Hameed Ali (rtd.), for refusing to wear service uniform. In the estimation of the upper chamber, the recalcitrance of Ali in choosing not to wear service uniform amounted to rebellion and insubordination against the institution 4

March 10, 2017 8:53 AM On Buhari's return: 11 prominent Nigerians who spoke with Buhari while he was on medical vacation

Following the return of President Buhari to the country, the nation has been thrown into a state of excitement. The president who had been on medical vacation for two months in London has finally quelled the fears of many with his arrival in Nigeria. While he was away, he was in touch with some of prominent and important personalities in the country 8

March 2, 2017 6:32 PM South Africa: deportations not connected to xenophobia

For the past four weeks, South Africa has witnessed xenophobic attacks on foreigners especially Nigerians who South Africans accuse of commtting crimes and taking their jobs. On Friday anti-immigrant protesters marched in the capital Pretoria. The protests turned violent forcing police to use tear gas, rubber bullets and water connon to disperse demonstrators 3