Nigeria

‘Sex for marks’ lecturer jailed

Nigeria - A Nigerian court sentenced a university lecturer to jail after he demanded sex from a female student to boost her marks in a landmark ruling designed to address "rampant" sexual harassment on campuses. Judge Maurine Onyetenu at the Federal High Court in Osogbo found Richard Akindele, a professor at Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile-Ife, southwest Nigeria, guilty of corruption and sexual harassment on...

Nigeria’s Former Army Chief Assassinated

Nigeria's Former Defence Chief Alex Badah was on yesterday, Tuesday assassinated by unknown gunmen in Abuja. The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) confirmed the death of former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Sabundu Badeh. In a statement signed late Tuesday in Abuja by Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola said Badeh died from gunshot wounds he sustained when his vehicle...

Truck Kills Four In Nigeria

NIGERIA - A truck driver sent rammed into a taxi yesterday killing four traders in the process. The incident took place on Monday on the Ibadan-Oyo Expressway when a truck rammed a taxi conveying them at a failed portion of the road. Several portions of the road have become deplorable as travelers agonise daily over the condition of the road. The accident made other motorists to...

Buhari tells Nigerians to ignore rumours of his death

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has denied claims that he died and was replaced by a clone, calling the speculation "ignorant rumors." Buhari tweeted on Sunday that he addressed the reports while at a meeting in Poland. "One of the questions that came up today in my meeting with Nigerians in Poland was on the issue of whether I've been cloned or not," Buhari said. "The ignorant...

Female Suicide bomber injures at least 29 in Cameroon

Cameroon’s security forces have confirmed that at least 29 people were injured in a suicide attack carried out on Wednesday by a woman in Amchidé, a Cameroonian town in the Far North region. “A suicide bomber blew herself up yesterday in Amchidé” and “29 people were wounded, some of whom were evacuated to Mora”, the largest city in the area, said a regional security official...

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