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Africa’s candidate for the World Bank President post, Nigerian Finance Minister Dr. Nozi Okonjo-Iweala has got a boost to her bid, with the former Columbian Finance Minister withdrawing his nomination and backing her.
A bomb has exploded in Nigeria's central city of Jos, after at least 38 people died in a car bombing in the northern city of Kaduna.
Despite looming worries about bomb threats posed by Boko Haram, Christain faithfuls in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, were out in their numbers on Sunday, April 8 to celebrate the greatest day on the Christian calendar—Easter.
By Martins Martins/WADR Correspondent
Amid calls for the abolition of the death penalty, the President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Mr Joe Daudu (SAN) has said it was premature to advocate for its abolition from the country’s legal system.
Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo, a member of the African Union (AU) committee of Wise men, wants the AU to tell Mali’s new military junta to go back to the barracks.
Reports say three African countries have endorsed the nomination of Nigeria’s Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to become World Bank President.
The standards of lawyers practicing in Nigeria continue to drop, says the Chief Judge of the capital, Abuja.
Justice Lawal Gummi has expressed disgust over the falling standards.‘’It is not only falling but falling at an alarming rate…The decorum in the courtroom is fading away,’’ Gummi said in a speech on Thursday.
The Federal High Court in Abuja, Nigeria has suspended the trial of a Nigerian Senator, Mohammed Ndume charged with terrorism and linked to Boko Haram Isalamist militant group.
The Nigerian government has formally taken delivery of its Communications Satellite, NigComSat-1R from China, a replacement for NigComSat-1 Satellite which fell from orbit in 2007.
A Nigerian journalist who has extensively covered the conflict between the government and Islamist sect Boko Haram says his life is under threat, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ),
Insecurity triggered by the wave of Boko Haram bombings in parts of Nigeria is having a negative impact on the country’s capital market, the Director General of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Arumna Oteh has said.