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Reuters Senior Correspondent, Nigeria. Ghanaian family, British accent. Previously @BBCAfrica multimedia journalist. All views are mine alone.
Alexis Akwagyiram is an accomplished multimedia journalist with extensive experience working in print, online, television and radio. He specialises in current affairs related to Africa and its diaspora.
Alexis is the Senior Nigeria Correspondent at the Reuters news agency. His remit spans a broad...
LAGOS (Reuters) - Nigeria’s air force on Tuesday said it was deploying aircraft to the southeast of the country where unrest related to a campaign for secession has escalated in an area formerly known as Biafra. The military presence in the southeast has increased in the last few weeks as part of an operation that the military said was part of efforts to crack down on crime, kidnapping and secessionist agitation.
ABUJA (Reuters) - A Nigerian minister accused the government’s political opponents of sponsoring a campaign for secession in part of southeast Nigeria formerly known as Biafra, where unrest has been rising. Secessionist sentiment has simmered in the southeast since the Biafra separatist rebellion plunged Africa’s most populous country into a civil war in 1967-70 that killed an estimated one million people.
LAGOS, Sept 15 – Annual inflation in Nigeria slowed for a seventh month in August, easing to 16.01 percent, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said on Friday. The rate of annual inflation was 0.04 percent lower than in July. “The highest increases were recorded in clothing materials and articles of clothing, garments, passenger transport by air, motorcycles, shoes and other footwear,” said the statistics office in its report.
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