Tag: Nigeria

Spotify Launches Into 85 New Markets in ‘Next Few Days’

Spotify is expanding to 85 new markets in the “next few days” across Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, Europe, and Latin America, co-founder and CEO Daniel Ek announced at its online-only Stream On event on Monday. This includes big new markets such as Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Nigeria. Put together, the...

Nigeria: Kidnappers free 53 people seized on bus | Nigeria | Incredible Solutions Tech

Women, children among those released, but dozens of others taken in a separate incident are still missing. Kidnappers released 53 people, including women and children, seized on a bus in Nigeria while dozens of others taken from a school in a separate attack are still missing. Criminal gangs in...

Nigerian military aircraft crashes on approach to Abuja | Incredible Solutions Tech

Aviation minister Hadi Sirika says King Air 350 ‘crashed short of our Abuja runway after reporting engine failure en route Minna’. A Nigerian military aircraft has crashed while approaching the Abuja airport runway due to engine failure. Aviation minister Hadi Sirika said on his Twitter account on Sunday: “A...

Why are schoolchildren increasingly being kidnapped in | Incredible Solutions Tech

Students were abducted by gunmen who stormed a boarding school in a north-central town on Wednesday. Source link...

‘On their heels’: Nigerian forces say kidnappers being tracked | Incredible Solutions Tech

Kidnappers abducted 42 people, including 27 students, three teachers and relatives of school staff. Nigerian security forces are tracking the armed gang that kidnapped more than 40 people from a school on Wednesday after President Muhammadu Buhari ordered a rescue operation. The abduction in Kagara in central Niger State...

Nigerian students abducted by ‘armed bandits’: Reports | | Incredible Solutions Tech

An unspecified number of children were reportedly abducted at dawn by armed men from a secondary school in Niger state. Abuja, Nigeria – Armed men have kidnapped an as-yet unconfirmed number of children from a secondary school in central Nigeria’s Niger state, according to local media and officials. Ibrahim...

Hajiya Gambo Sawaba: ‘The most jailed Nigerian female | Incredible Solutions Tech

Stories from the life of Hajiya Gambo Sawaba, one of northern Nigeria’s most important female political activists, who was born on this day in 1933, have become the stuff of folklore. According to one, her fighting spirit was evident when, as a young girl growing up in northern Nigeria...

Nigerian police beat, arrest protesters at site of Lekki | Incredible Solutions Tech

Activists called for protests after reopening of Lekki toll gate where security forces shot at demonstrators in October. Nigerian police beat and arrested demonstrators on Saturday as a small group protested over the reopening of the site where activists denouncing police brutality were shot last year in the commercial...

SARS is no more, but Nigerians say police abuse still here | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Lagos, Nigeria – Ahmed* and three of his friends were returning from a colleague’s birthday celebration at midnight on February 5 when their car was stopped by four police officers at Ketu bus stop in Lagos. What initially seemed like a routine check quickly took a turn for the...

Turkish sailors freed after weeks in pirate captivity | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Fifteen men kidnapped by pirates in the Gulf of Guinea are undergoing health checks, Turkish media reports. Fifteen Turkish crew members of a cargo ship who were kidnapped by pirates last month in the Gulf of Guinea have been freed, Turkish media reported on Friday. Private NTV television said...

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala poised to become first woman to lead WTO | | Incredible Solutions Tech

The incoming chief of the World Trade Organization has a reputation for shaking up the guardians of wealth and power that will come in handy in her new role. During Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s effort to root out corruption during her first stint as Nigeria’s finance minister, opponents of her plans...

Gunmen raid villages in northwest Nigeria, killing 19 | | Incredible Solutions Tech

At least 19 people killed when armed men raided two villages in Kaduna state, the government said. At least 19 people were killed when armed men raided two villages in northwest Nigeria’s Kaduna state, the government said. Late on Saturday, bandits riding on motorcycles killed 14 people and injured...

Judge issues arrest warrant for ExxonMobil Nigeria chief | | Incredible Solutions Tech

The EFCC says it issued a warrant for the managing director of ExxonMobil Nigeria after he rebuffed three invitations to appear before investigators. A federal court in Abuja has signed off on a warrant to arrest the head of oil major ExxonMobil in Nigeria to compel him to appear before anti-graft...

Nigerian farmers hail Shell ruling, but future remains | Incredible Solutions Tech

Lagos, Nigeria – It has taken 13 years for Fidelis Oguru to get the victory that he and a group of other farmers in Nigeria’s oil-rich Niger Delta region so badly wanted. On Friday, the Court of Appeal in The Hague ruled that Shell’s Nigerian subsidiary, the Shell Petroleum...

Dutch court orders Shell to pay Nigerian farmers over oil | Incredible Solutions Tech

Court of Appeal in The Hague rules the British-Dutch multinational must payout over a 2008 case. A Dutch court has ordered Shell to pay compensation over oil spills in Nigeria’s Niger Delta in a ruling which could pave the way for more cases against the multinational oil firm. The...