Students killed in school collapse in central Nigeria

At least 17 people have died in the collapse of a two-storey school in central Nigeria, with many others trapped in the rubble. The school was in the community of Busa Buji in the city of Jos North. According to local media reports, the collapse occurred about 8.30am local time, when many teachers and students … Read more

Pressure Grows in Congress to Treat Crypto Investigator Tigran Gambaryan, Jailed in Nigeria, as a Hostage

When Tigran Gambaryan was first invited in February to meet with the Nigerian government in order to settle a dispute with his employer, the cryptocurrency exchange Binance, Nigerian officials detained him against his will, stripped him of his passport, and told him he was a “guest” of the state. He’s since been charged with financial … Read more

Binance’s Top Crypto Crime Investigator Is Being Detained in Nigeria

In his years as a US federal agent, Tigran Gambaryan helped to lead landmark investigations that took down cryptocurrency thieves and money launderers, dark-web drug dealers, and even crypto-funded child exploitation networks. Now, in his post-government role at the cryptocurrency exchange Binance, he has become the target himself of a very different sort of federal … Read more

Nigeria battles to halt spiraling currency crisis and rising food insecurity

IBADAN, Nigeria – Feb. 19, 2024: Demonstrators hold placards during a protest against the hike in price and hard living conditions in Ibadan on February 19, 2024. Samuel Alabi | Afp | Getty Images Nigeria is battling to contain a historic currency crisis and soaring inflation, with the International Monetary Fund on Monday warning that … Read more

Africa’s largest economy is battling a currency crisis and a crumbling economy

IBADAN, Nigeria – Feb. 19, 2024: Demonstrators are seen at a protest against the hike in price and hard living conditions in Ibadan on February 19, 2024. Samuel Alabi | Afp | Getty Images With annual inflation nearing 30% and a currency in freefall, Nigeria is facing one of its worst economic crises in years, … Read more

160 Killed In Series Of Attacks In Central Nigeria

Armed groups have killed at least 160 people in central Nigeria in a series of attacks on villages. Bokkos: Armed groups have killed at least 160 people in central Nigeria in a series of attacks on villages, local government officials said on Monday. The toll marked a sharp rise from the initial figure reported by … Read more