Nigeria

IMF: Global growth is not expected

IMF: Global growth is not expected

Persistent supply chain disruptions and inflation pressures are constraining the global economy's recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday as it cut growth outlooks for the United States and other major industrial powers

What Do Russia And Nigeria Share In Common?

What Do Russia And Nigeria Share In Common?

Under the aegis of the newly established Nigeria-Russia Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Russians are now gearing up to revamp the Ajaokuta Steel Industry that was abandoned after the collapse of the Soviet Union, and further take up energy, …

Nigerian businessman runs for Tbilisi mayor

Nigerian businessman runs for Tbilisi mayor

Nigerian businessman Arinze Richard Ogbunuju has been nominated for Tbilisi mayor in the October 2 municipal elections by Our United Georgia initiative group.  Ogbunuju has been living in Georgia for several …

Nigeria's top army commander killed in plane crash

Nigeria's top army commander killed in plane crash

Nigeria's top-ranking army commander Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru was killed on Friday when his plane crashed in the country's north, an air force spokesman said, France 24 reports. Chief of Army Staff Attahiru was just …

Italy reports first Nigerian COVID-19 variant

Italy reports first Nigerian COVID-19 variant

The Nigerian variant of COVID-19 was isolated in Brescia north of Milan on Tuesday. "For the first time we have managed to isolate the virus bearing these mutations which concern us because they could confer resistance to COVID …

Pirates kill 1, kidnap 15 crew on Turkish ship off West Africa

Pirates kill 1, kidnap 15 crew on Turkish ship off West Africa

Pirates attacked a Turkish cargo ship off the West African coast, kidnapping 15 sailors and killing one, and Turkey’s military was planning a rescue operation on Sunday. Turkey’s Maritime Directorate said the crew initially …

Seven countries with big (and small) population problems

Seven countries with big (and small) population problems

A major new study published in the Lancet medical journal suggests falling fertility rates mean nearly every country could have shrinking populations by the end of the century, and warns of a "jaw-dropping" impact on societies. As …

Russians could be kidnapped by pirates in Nigeria

Russians could be kidnapped by pirates in Nigeria

In Nigeria, pirates attacked a ship and abducted three crew members, two of whom might be Russians, a representative of the country's Marine Forces informed. AMBIKA hopper dredger was attacked on January 2. Pirates abducted three …

Four Turkish nationals kidnapped in Nigeria

Four Turkish nationals kidnapped in Nigeria

Four Turkish nationals have been kidnapped in western Nigeria and police are conducting a rescue operation, spokesman for Kwara state police Okasanmi Ajayi said. "Four Turkish expatriates were kidnapped at a drinking spot in Gbale …

Russians captured by pirates near Benin

Russians captured by pirates near Benin

Six Russian sailors were captured by the pirates near Benin on Jan.1, Anadolu Agency reports with a reference to the Russian Agency for Maritime and River Transport (Rosmorrechflot). Up to nine armed pirates crashed into the …

Nurmagomedov on charity mission in Nigeria

Nurmagomedov on charity mission in Nigeria

Russian UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov participated in the charity event in Nigeria. MMA journalist Ariel Helwani shared pictures of Nurmagomedov with local children, reporting that …