Nigeria: Buhari Fires Army Chiefs

Nigeria: Buhari Fires Army Chiefs

ABUJA, 26 January 2021 – President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday fired all heads of the Nigerian army, sending a tweet out with the names of their replacements. The Nigerian leader gave no reason for sacking the chiefs of army chief whom he appointed upon coming to...
Nigeria: Oxygen Plants to Fight COVID

Nigeria: Oxygen Plants to Fight COVID

ABUJA, 23 January 2021 – Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has approved $17 million in fuding for the construction of 38 oxygen plants across the country. Construction of the plants has been made necessary the very sharp rise in the number of patients in need of...

Nigeria: Seeking 10m COVID Vaccine Doses

ABUJA, 19 January 2021 – Nigeria has requested 10 million COVID-19 vaccine doses from the African Union (AU) from the 270 million vaccine doses the AU has secured for the continent. The 10 million vaccine doses from the AU are expected to be delivered next...
Nigeria: Schools Reopen Despite COVID Spike

Nigeria: Schools Reopen Despite COVID Spike

ABUJA, 18 January 2021 – Schools reopened Monday across Nigeria despite rising cases of the new coronavirus, with students wearing masks and social distancing. It is the first time that schools have reopened since students were sent home in mid-December for Christmas...
Nigeria: Army Retakes Camp from Jihadists

Nigeria: Army Retakes Camp from Jihadists

MARTE, 17 January 2021 – Military authorities in Nigeria have praised soldiers in the far northeastern state of Borno for recapturing an army base seized earlier by jihadist militants. Nigeria’s army chief of staff, Gen. Tukur Buratai, praised the air force for...
Nigeria: Schools Reopen Monday

Nigeria: Schools Reopen Monday

ABUJA, 17 January 2021 – Schools will reopen Monday across despite a spike in new coronavirus cases across Africa’s most populous nation. Nigeria’s education ministry confirmed the resumption date last Friday. The decision is the outcome of wide consultation...
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