Jailed Muslim cleric and wife released from Nigerian prison
29 July 2021 | 9:04 am
Shiite leader Ibrahim Zakzaky and his wife have been in jail since 2015. On Wednesday, a Nigerian court acquitted the couple and ordered their release.
An NGO is trying to bring access to reliable electricity by implementing small solar systems to make villages independent from the national grid. Importantly, they also show locals how to maintain the systems.
Violence ensued after prison transfers of gang leaders in Ecuador's capital, Quito. Riots left at least 10 people dead.
Fears of violence are surging ahead of Nigeria's 2023 general elections. Widespread insecurity as well as economic and environmental challenges represent a threat to the upcoming polls.
Boxing is rapidly gaining traction among young Nigerians — and female boxers have not been left behind. Sekinat Quadri, has her heart set on boxing professionally. She is only 11 years old but has bagged several bouts in different categories.
Nigeria launched oil and gas drilling for the first time in the country's north on Tuesday, as it seeks to diversify away from the oil-rich Niger Delta.
London's Horniman Museum signed over ownership of 72 artefacts, looted by British soldiers in 1897, to the Nigerian government on Monday.
Janusz Walus was due to be released on parole after serving nearly 30 years in prison for killing anti-apartheid leader Chris Hani. News of his expected release caused wide controversy.
The World Bank says the level and quality of Nigeria’s infrastructure quality is low, ranked at 132 out of 137 countries, stressing that the country's physical infrastructure gap would likely reach 3 trillion dollars in the next 30 years.
Nigeria's state railway company resumed a popular train service between the capital Abuja and the northern state of Kaduna that was suspended in March after gunmen killed passengers and kidnapped several dozens.
Nigeria’s House of Representatives’ Committee on Public Accounts has summoned the Managing Director of Nigeria Bulk Electricity Trading over the ₦4 trillion debt owed by some international electricity customers since 2018.
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