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August 3, 2022

Six Nigerians arrested over same-sex website scam

The six were arrested following a complaint by a victim who alleged that his nude photos were taken, with a threat to publish them on social media if he did not give them money.
August 3, 2022

Nigeria – Illegal Oil Refineries Thriving Despite Government Crackdown

"I want to give my family the best I can afford. We cannot just stay and survive. We really want to live," Tam G (not his real name) said. "This business really pays us; the income is good. We're not just talking of the owners of the product, we're talking of even the workers, they get good pay," he told DW.
August 2, 2022

Nigeria: Poultry Feed Prices in Nigeria Surge 164 Percent in Three Years

The cost is felt daily in homes as families pay more for chicken and eggs. A broiler sells for between N5500 and N7000 now as against N1500 and N2500 in 2018, while a crate of eggs rose from N800 to N1800.
August 2, 2022

Nigeria: Citizens Turn to Crypto Assets As Currency Weakens

Cryptocurrency experts say Nigerians are hedging against the drop in value of their currency, the naira, by trading more dollar-denominated digital assets. The naira has been falling to new lows on the black market in Nigeria, Africa's largest and most populated economy. But experts say investing in cryptocurrency is also driving the Nigerian currency's devaluation.
August 1, 2022

Nigeria: three policemen and five militiamen killed in an ambush

Gunmen have killed eight Nigerian security personnel, including three policemen and five militiamen, in an ambush in the central state of Kogi.
August 1, 2022

Nigeria: Mix Reactions Trail Proposed Ban of 'Okada' Nationwide With Majority Slamming FG

Some residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), have advised the Federal Government to provide alternative before banning commercial motorcycle operations also known as "okada" to avoid creating more security challenges in the territory.
August 1, 2022

Nigeria: Commonwealth Games – Team Nigeria Wins Second Medal, Qualifies for Table Tennis Semi-Final

Team Nigeria's only medals so far have come from the weightlifting events
August 1, 2022

Nigeria: SSS Reportedly Arrests Boko Haram Leader in Ogun

An Abeokuta-based radio station, Rock City 109.1 FM, had reported the story in its news bulletin, causing panic among residents.
August 1, 2022

Nigeria: Wife calls for justice after Italy street killing of vendor

"I need justice for my husband, it's what I want. I need justice, because it's too much, the pain is too much, the pain is too much for me. I need justice." Charity Oriachi, wife of the victim
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