Nigerian Music. Did 9ice Create Political Storm to Sell New Albums?

  Nigerian hip-hop star Abolore Adigun Akande a.k.a 9ice has now officially denied reports he intends to abandon music for a more “challenging” time as a politician. There was a media frenzy last week when news first leaked that 9ice intended to run as a councillor in th...

Nigerian Security Officials Deny Arresting CAR Returnees

The nightmare of some young Nigerians who fled the fighting in war-torn Central African Republic (CAR) is much worse now after Nigerian State Security Service (SSS) officials arrested them for allegedly belonging to the violent militant Islamic group Boko Haram. But the Nigerian...

“French Speaking” Nigeria CAR Returnees Homeless

   By Frank Garriba in Abuja Some 216 Nigerian citizens who fled from war-torn Central African Republic, CAR last week arrived Nigeria and most had no ancestral homes to go back to. According to authorities of the Nigerian Emergency Management Authority (NEMA), the 216 returnees...

Vincent Omoko aka Cent Moko Releases New Album

  Nigeria singer/songwriter Vincent Omoko aka Cent Moko has released a new album titled “Solution” in which he sings about some of the problems faced by Nigerians. He describes his music as Afro hip hop and also plays reggae music. He hails from the Delta region of Nigeria and...

Point of View. Nigerian Universities and Never Ending Strikes

  Although most universities around the world have a history of strikes, the situation in Nigeria can at best be described as unusual. For about 11 weeks now, a militant strike has been going on in some Nigerian universities organised by the Academic Staff Union of...

Nigeria: Renovated $380m Abuja Stadium to Host World Cup Qualifier

  African Champions Nigeria are scheduled to play their second round Brazil World cup 2014 qualifier with Burkina Faso in the newly renovated 60.000 capacity Abuja National Stadium. The N57.6 billion (about $380 million) stadium was renovated by German construction firm Schlaich...

Nigeria: New Chief for Mambilla After 11-Year Chieftancy Battle

  Former Nigerian president General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, was chair of a lavish coronation ceremony in Mambilla Plateau on August 24, 2013. The occasion? Dr Shehu Audu Baju II was being crowned new Chief of Mambilla, after an 11-year-old protracted battle for the...

Nigeria: Boko Haram Prison Riots Over Prayers

  Calm has returned to the Kuje Medium Security Prison in the Nigerian capital Abuja following a riot by prisoners over the weekend. Prison authorities have now taken steps to prevent another similar mass protests by the prisoners. Trouble erupted in the prison after authorities...

Nigeria Ritual Killing: Chief Beheads Son for $6,000

  Inhabitants of Ganji Village  in Gombi Local Government Area of Adamawa State, learnt with shock, and  disbelief on Tuesday, August 6, 2013, that their  chief Malam Bappah Alti, 24, had been arrested by the police for beheading his five-year-old son, Buba Bappah, in a N1...

Profile. Prince Garuba: Nigeria’s baby Michael Jackson

Pop star Michael Jackson might be dead but his musical and dancing style still influences thousands of aspiring singers around the world, one of them 11-year-old Tuwere Prince Garuba aka Junior Michael Jackson from Nigeria. Prince is always decked out in replica costumes of his...
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