Category: Society

Nigeria’s Jonathan says friends abandoned him after defeat


Lagos (AFP) – Outgoing Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan said Sunday that some of his friends deserted him shortly after he conceded defeat to his rival General Muhammadu Buhari in the March election. Jonathan publicly conceded defeat to Buhari on March

Nigeria, Chad troops should cooperate in Boko Haram fight -Chad’s Deby


ABUJA (Reuters) – Chad’s President Idriss Deby said on Monday in Nigeria’s capital Abuja that the fight against Islamist Boko Haram insurgents was being hindered by failure of the two countries’ troops to work together. He said there were plans

Boy smuggled into Spain in suitcase


Border guards have foiled an attempt to smuggle an eight-year old boy into Spain in a suitcase. The boy, from the Ivory Coast was discovered at the border of Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Ceuta. The suitcase was carried

Beninese, Nigerian Arrested for Wildlife Trafficking

Animal traffick

Four traffickers in protected wildlife species were arrested on Tuesday April 29, 2015 during two back to back operations carried out in Idenau and Limbe in the South West region by wildlife officials from the Fako divisional delegation of forestry

Nigerian troops who fled Boko Haram now have them on the run

Nigerian soldiers

YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — A year ago, a dozen Nigerian troops fighting about 200 Boko Haram militants in the town of Chibok exhausted their ammunition and ran, leaving the road open for the abduction of nearly 300 girls.Today, Nigerian soldiers

Migrant Crisis: EU Takes Tough Measures


European Union leaders held an extraordinary summit in Brussels April 23, 2015. European Union leaders have taken a decision to henceforth engage in systematic efforts to identify, capture and destroy traffickers’ ships before they are used to transport clandestine migrants

Cameroon president’s daughter posts racy photo on Instagram, then deletes


Brenda Biya is the only daughter to the president of the Republic of Cameroon and schools in the USA The daughter to the president of the Republic of Cameroon, Brenda Biya may have found herself on the wrong side of

Nigerian Military Enters Boko Haram Hideout in Sambisa Forest

Nigerian soldiers

Nigeria’s military is moving into the northeastern Boko Haram hideout in the Sambisa forest and is focusing operations on areas it believes more than 200 abducted schoolgirls from Chibok are being held. “Presently, the military is moving into the Sambisa

50 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram reportedly seen in Nigeria three weeks ago


More than 50 of the girls abducted by Boko Haram militants in Nigeria last year were seen alive as recently as three weeks ago, a Nigerian woman has told the BBC. The woman—who did not want to be identified out

E-governance: Government Signs MoU With KOICA


The FCFA 1.2 billion project is expected to bring services closer to the people. A press release from the Korea International Cooperation Agency, Cameroon office, KOICA, says the institution on March 27, 2015, signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with