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Amnesty International says it has received "credible reports" that Gambia executed nine death row prisoners on Thursday.   "More persons are under threat of imminent executions in the coming days," Amnesty International said. President Yahya Jammeh had vowed to kill all 47 death row inmates...
The African Union has asked Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh to renounce plans to execute all death row prisoners next month.   Mr Jammeh made the comment during a speech he gave to celebrate the Muslim festival of Eid. A Gambian pressure group says many of...
Tanzania has suspended the head of its ports authority and six other senior port officials over allegations of cargo theft and embezzlement of public funds, the transport ministry and local media said on Friday.   The government is struggling to crack down on corruption in...
Nigerian police said they found two bomb factories and arrested five suspected militants on Wednesday in the central state of Kogi where Islamist gunmen opened a new front in their insurrection this month.   Islamist sect Boko Haram has killed hundreds of security forces and...
The Yobe State Police Command said on Wednesday in Damaturu that two persons were killed by unknown gunmen on Tuesday in Goniri Village, near Damaturu. The command’s Public Relations Officer, Mr. Toyin Gbadegeshin, told the News Agency of Nigeria that ``the deceased persons, Modu Bura,30,...
President Goodluck Jonathan today warned Ministers to avoid the temptation of leaving their jobs in the hands of Permanent Secretaries and other top directors of their ministries, saying the minimum target of each minister in terms of performance in his administration is 70 per cent. ...
The government of Nigeria has published an updated list of oil marketers recommended for criminal investigation in the on-going saga in the country’s oil industry.   In a notice circulated today by the office of the Finance Minister and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Dr....
The Jetties and Petroleum Tank Farm Owners Association has said it will from Wednesday (today) shut down its depots across the federation to press home its demand for payment of fuel subsidy.   The Executive Secretary of the association, Mr. Enoch Kanawa, made this known...
Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has suspended one of her sons from the post of central bank deputy governor for failing to declare his assets, her office has said.   Charles Sirleaf was among 46 officials suspended for not making the disclosure to anti-corruption officials,...
Royal Dutch Shell spent almost 40 percent of its $1 billion global security budget between 2007 and 2009 in Nigeria, pressure group Platform said, adding much of the money went to the country's security forces which it described as corrupt.   The oil major spent...
The United States Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton, has said that scheduling challenges made her trip to Nigeria very short.   Clinton, who has just ended a 10-day trip across West, East and South Africa, spent about three hours in discussions with Nigerian authorities...
ACTIVITIES marking the annual convention of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, which also marked the 60th anniversary of the church, came to a close yesterday with the ordination of 715 full pastors by the General Overseer, Pastor Enoch Adeboye.   The farewell service which...
Tanzania said a shipping agent based in Dubai had reflagged 36 Iranian oil tankers with the Tanzanian flag without the country's knowledge and approval.   Tanzania said it was now in the process of de-registering the vessels after an investigation into the origin of the...
The operatives of the State Security Service Wednesday, barred suspended Chairman of the House of Representatives Ad Hoc Committee on Fuel Subsidy regime, Honourable Farouk Lawan from traveling out of the country.     Lawan, who is currently under investigation for allegedly collecting 500,000...
Suspected Islamist Boko Haram militants killed six people in Maiduguri in Nigeria's northeast Borno state a day after President Goodluck Jonathan lifted a state of emergency in several regions, the military said on Friday.  Two people were killed on Thursday during a gunfight between suspected Boko...