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September 25, 2023

Nigeria: Atiku's Aide Accuses Tinubu of 'Ten Big Lies' in 119 Days

[This Day] Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar's Special Assistant on Public Communication, Phrank Shaibu, yesterday, unveiled what he described as the 10 big lies that had so far characterised the President Bola Tinubu administration.
September 25, 2023

France to end its military presence in Niger and pull its ambassador out

“ So France has decided to bring back its ambassador, and in the coming hours our ambassador and several diplomats will return to France. And we will put an end to our military cooperation with the current Niger authorities because they don’t want to fight against terrorism anymore.” Emmanuel Macron
September 24, 2023

UNGA: Burkina Faso warns against Libya scenario in Niger, slams “international hypocrisy”

In a lengthy speech delivered in a vehement tone, Burkina Faso's Minister of State addressed the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly on Sep. 23. ECOWAS, the A.U., and the UN must become “true organizations of peoples instead of structures used by a minority,” he said.
September 24, 2023

Benin: Dozens Killed in Fuel Depot Blast

[DW] An explosion erupted at a warehouse for smuggled fuel in southern Benin. Benin's informal economy is heavily reliant on selling smuggled Nigerian fuel on the black market.
September 24, 2023

Blaze kills over 30 at illegal Benin fuel depot

The blaze erupted on Sep. 23 at a warehouse for smuggled fuel in the southern Benin town of Seme Podji near the border with Nigeria. Local residents said cars, motorbikes and tricycle taxis came to stock up on fuel at the depot.
September 23, 2023

Niger: letters of credence, a bone of contention between the junta, Bazoum's govt and the UN

UN chief Antonio Guterres "went astray in the exercise of his mission by obstructing Niger's full participation in the 78th session of the UN General Assembly," the country’s military rulers have accused. The junta and Mohamed Bazoum's toppled govt fight for the right to represent Niger at the UNGA.
September 23, 2023

Nigeria: Mysterious Death of Afrobeats Idol Stirs Outrage

[DW] The late Ilerioluwa Aloba, better known as MohBad, was one of the Afrobeats genre's rising stars. Nigerian fans have taken to the streets, seeking answers for his death at a Lagos hospital under vague circumstances.
September 22, 2023

Nigerians rally in Lagos after death of Afrobeats star

Nigerian police have opened a special investigation into last week's death of an upcoming music star, whose sudden demise has fired up the country's Afrobeats world with speculation over what happened
September 22, 2023

Nigeria: Late Afrobeats Star MohBad's Body Exhumed for Autopsy

[Premium Times] An autopsy that will determine the cause of death of the body of the Afrobeats star will be conducted.
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