Nigeria’s anti-fraud office on Friday charged a former petroleum ministry official with accepting bribes and failing to follow protocol over an ill-fated gas deal that has left the government facing a disputed bill of more than $9 billion.
The army in northeastern Nigeria forced non-profit Action Against Hunger to close its office in the region, accusing it on Thursday of aiding terrorist groups such as Boko Haram and Islamic State.
In a rubble-strewn storage lot in the sprawling Nigerian port city of Lagos, customs agents crack open a shipping container crammed with scales from pangolins, a shy mammal prized in Asia for its use in medicines.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed appreciation to the South African government for its efforts in dealing with the recent violent attacks on foreign nationals.
Political analyst, Zamikhaya Maseti, says the Special Envoys deployed by President Cyril Ramaphosa should offer no apologies but rather a stern warning to the various governments to make sure their nationals adhere to the rule of law while in South Africa.
Home Affairs Minister, Aaron Motsoaledi, has confirmed that 179 people were allowed to leave South Africa for Nigeria from Johannesburg on Wednesday.
About 300 Nigerian nationals have left South Africa heading back to their home country from the OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg.
Nigerian nationals fleeing the recent wave of violence in Gauteng are now boarding a flight back home.
A full flight carrying Nigerian nationals back to their home country is expected to leave the OR Tambo International airport on Wednesday.
“Oya!” shouts the director in Nigerian Pidgin English. Actors take their marks. Lighting blinks on. The film crew snaps into action after the order to hurry up.