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Alexis Akwagyiram

Twitter removes Nigerian president's 'abusive' civil war post

Jun 02 2021

LAGOS Twitter removed on Wednesday a post by Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari threatening punishment for regional secessionists blamed for attacks on government buildings.

Anger over slow progress, size of rewards at Nigeria's police brutality hearings

May 19 2021

LAGOS Ndukwe Ekekwe was furious when he heard how much compensation a judicial panel had awarded him after finding that members of an elite Nigerian police unit tortured him in custody following a raid on his phone accessories shop: 7,500,000 naira ($18,000). | Video

Nigerian police launch operation in southeast to quell violence it blames on separatists

May 18 2021

LAGOS Police launched an operation on Tuesday in southeast Nigeria to put a stop to rising violence and crime there, including a spate of attacks on police which have triggered fears of a return to war and state-sanctioned violence.

Media portrayal of Nigeria led Twitter to choose Ghana for Africa office -minister

Apr 16 2021

LAGOS Twitter Inc failed to choose Nigeria for its first African office because the media misrepresents the country, its information minister said on Thursday, citing coverage of police reform protests last year.

Nigerian duo hope to turn local spirit into premium brand

Apr 09 2021

LAGOS Chibueze Akukwe sticks a label on a bottle of an upmarket Nigerian spirit in a factory in Lagos. He hopes stylish branding will help sell the tipple, fermented in nearby villages using techniques dating back centuries, to upmarket customers. | Video

Nigeria aims to get 70 million J&J COVID-19 vaccines through African Union

Apr 01 2021

ABUJA Nigeria hopes to receive up to 70 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine this year through the African Union (AU), its primary healthcare chief told Reuters, amid concerns about delayed deliveries of AstraZeneca shots. | Video

Nigeria's Burna Boy says Grammy win marks 'big moment' for African music

Mar 22 2021

LAGOS Modern African music is altering perceptions of the continent as part of a global cultural shift that marks a "big moment", Nigerian music artist Burna Boy told Reuters after hailing his first Grammy award. | Video

Flutterwave teams up with PayPal on African payments

Mar 16 2021

LAGOS Fintech company Flutterwave has teamed up with U.S. payments giant PayPal to enable PayPal customers pay African merchants through its platform, the Africa-focused payments firm said on Tuesday.

Factbox: Nigerian schools hit by mass abductions

Mar 15 2021

LAGOS An armed gang abducted three primary school teachers in the northwest Nigerian state of Kaduna on Monday. [L1N2LD0UD]

Factbox: Nigerian schools hit by mass abductions

Mar 15 2021

LAGOS An armed gang abducted three primary school teachers in the northwest Nigerian state of Kaduna on Monday.

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