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FIFA World Cup: Is Nigeria The Last Hope For Africa?

FIFA World Cup: Is Nigeria The Last Hope For Africa?

By Toni Matthews-El June 25, 2014

The African continent has yet to produce a World Cup-winning team. Many nations have tried, but all have failed. Even worse, most that qualify for the event are eliminated within the groups stage of competition. It was a sad fact …

Baby Factory Raid Finds 8 Pregnant Women

Police in Nigeria raided a home where they discovered a “baby factory” with 8 pregnant women selling babies for around $2000 each. According to the UK Independent, police in Akute district of Ogun state raided a three-bedroom cottage where they …

$458M of Former Nigerian Dictator's Funds Frozen $458M of Former Nigerian Dictator's Funds Frozen

The U.S. Department of Justice today announced that it has frozen over $458 million in funds linked to the corrupt Sani Abacha leadership of Nigeria. The department is referring to the seizure as the “largest kleptocracy forfeiture action” in the …

Nigerian School Attack: Islamic Extremists To Blame Nigerian School Attack: Islamic Extremists To Blame

According to the Nigerian military, Islamic extremists from the Boko Haram group in north-eastern Nigeria are suspected to have attacked a boarding school in Yobe, Nigeria. The brutal assault is alleged to have occurred in the early morning hours on …

Nigeria Gay Arrests, Torture and Prison? Nigeria Gay Arrests, Torture and Prison?
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On Monday, Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan signed the Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act that criminalizes gay marriage, gay organizations and anyone working with or promoting them. This has lead to a mass arrest of dozens of men who are gay …

Nigerian President Signs Anti-Gay Bill Into Law Nigerian President Signs Anti-Gay Bill Into Law
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On Monday it was announced that Nigeria’s president Goodluck Jonathan signed into law a bill that criminalizes “amorous relationships” between same-sex couples, setting the stage for civil rights movement protests. “Persons who enter into a same-sex marriage contract or civil …

Boko Haram: Priest Kidnapped in Cameroon Set Free Boko Haram: Priest Kidnapped in Cameroon Set Free

On Tuesday December 31, the Islamic militia of Boko Haram set free French priest Georges Vandenbeusch following a seven-week captivity. He arrived in France Wednesday, greeted by President Francois Hollande at an air base near Paris. Members of the radical …

Nigerian Cook Survives 60 Hours Underwater Nigerian Cook Survives 60 Hours Underwater

A Nigerian cook, wearing only boxer shorts, survived for roughly 60 hours in the Atlantic Ocean, after locating a pocket of air inside the sunken tugboat he was in Harrison Odjegba Okene, 29, was the cook on a tugboat called …

African Billionaires Numbered at 55 African Billionaires Numbered at 55
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In a recent study conducted by Ventures magazine, a Nigerian business magazine which champions capitalist developments in Africa, has identified at least 55 billionaires on the continent of Africa. While this number is a conservative estimate, according to founder Chi-Chi …

Islamists Continue Worldwide Offensive Islamists Continue Worldwide Offensive

As the news spread of coordinated U.S. Navy SEAL strikes against Islamist leaders on either side of the African mainland, Islamists elsewhere were launching attacks of their own. Iraq was rocked by a series of suicide bombings this weekend, Reuters …

Nigeria Sacked Ministers But Will Replace Nigeria Sacked Ministers But Will Replace
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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan is making major changes to his cabinet. He won the election two years ago; however, this is the first massive overhaul during his leadership. Ministers in the following areas have been removed from their positions: foreign …

Boko Haram Insurgents Kill 42, Including Schoolkids Boko Haram Insurgents Kill 42, Including Schoolkids
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Gunmen killed dozens at a school in the northeast Nigerian town of Mamudo on Saturday. Believed to be members of the Islamist Boko Haram movement, the attackers herded students and staff into a dormitory before throwing explosives inside and firing …

Who Falls For Nigerian Email Scams? The Gullible. Who Falls For Nigerian Email Scams? The Gullible.
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We’ve all gotten them. The emails from someone purporting to have a lot of money that needs help sailing through the tricky waters of international banking. The ones that need us (me!) to do the important work of banking for …

Bogus Google Calendar Meetings Used By Spammers
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Nigerian scam spammers are using Google Calendar to find a new gateway into the corporate world.

Mandriva Regains Nigeria Deal From Microsoft
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A decision to wipe 11,000 machines of their shipped Mandriva Linux operating system and replace it with Windows XP for Nigerian schools received a reversal that should please Mandriva’s CEO.

Mandriva CEO Blasts Ballmer Over Nigeria Deal
Microsoft Helping Nigeria End Money Scams

Those nonstop scam emails from Nigeria that attempt to swindle people will face new law enforcement efforts aided by Microsoft.