• Katsina Emirate denies alleged abduction, forceful marriage of 14-yrs-old Habiba

    Katsina Emirate denies alleged abduction, forceful marriage of 14-yrs-old Habiba

    According to reports, the Emir of Katsina, Alhaji Abdulmumini Kabiru Usman, has denied the alleged abduction and forceful marriage of 17-year-old Habiba Isyaku.

    Kabir made the denial during a meeting with the Katsina branch of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on Thursday in Katsina.

    Kabir, represented by one of the king makers, Alhaji Nuhu Abdulkadir, the ‘Kauran-Katsina’, said that it was the Commissioner of Police who sent the matter to the palace for resolution.

    He said that the girl embraced Islam on […]

  • Foreign flights to Nigeria forced to refuel elsewhere

    Foreign flights to Nigeria forced to refuel elsewhere

    Foreign airlines flying to Nigeria have started to refuel abroad to bypass pricey, and increasingly scarce, jet fuel as the oil producer battles a hard currency shortage that has made fuel available only at a very high price.

    It is the second blow for airlines operating in Africa’s recession-hit biggest economy in a year that first saw the central bank make it almost impossible to repatriate profits from ticket sales as it tried to prevent a currency collapse.

    The crash in the […]