Nigerian Nurse Dies of Ebola in Lagos

( Abuja, Lagos — It was a solemn atmosphere in Abuja Wednesday as the Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, and his Information counterpart, Labaran Maku, disclosed that five other Nigerians including medical personnel had contacted the Ebola virus. They were all infected by the Read More


Death toll from Nigerian mall bomb rises to 22

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — The National Hospital spokesman says a victim wounded in the bomb blast at a mall in Nigeria’s capital died overnight, raising the death toll to at least 22. The government says soldiers shot and killed one suspect as he tried to escape, and police detained a second suspect. Wednesday’s Read More


A Slow Response to Nigerian Atrocity

  By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Long after completing his 8-year presidency, William Jefferson Clinton acknowledged that he should have intervened in the conflict in Rwanda. Hundreds of thousands perished from the genocide that shaped the country. In his zeal for international peace President Clinton Read More


Nigerian President Ill in London, Advised Rest

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — An official says Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan is “indisposed” in London and doctors have advised he “rest for a few days.” Special adviser Reuben Abati says in a statement that Jonathan missed the opening Thursday of a meeting of the country’s Read More


Nigerian Lawmakers Probe Swiss-Nigerian Oil Fraud

HEATHER MURDOCK, Associated Press LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian lawmakers have ordered an investigation into the country’s oil business after an international financial watchdog group alleged that Swiss traders may be complicit in defrauding the Nigerian public. The Berne Declaration released a report last week Read More


Hundreds Dead in Nigeria Detention, Amnesty Says

[BBC News Africa] Hundreds of people have died in detention facilities in north-east Nigeria as the army tries to crush an Islamist militant rebellion there, according to Amnesty International. The human rights group said some detainees died from suffocation in overcrowded cells, others from starvation Read More

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Africans Reunite in Italy

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist   It was an unusual setting in Italy, or at least so I thought.  My wife and I sat at a meeting there of the directorate (national leadership) of an immigrant association known as “Prendiamo La Parola.”  Looking around Read More


Obama Needs a Better Reason to Bomb Syria

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist   As Aeschylus, the Greek dramatist said, “In war, truth is the first casualty.” But in today’s political climate, just the threat of war sends truth fleeing, exacerbated by the lack of trust in our leaders and governing institutions. How Read More


Obama Must see Africa in a New Light

By Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. NNPA Columnist When President Obama and the first lady travel to Africa at the end of this month, they will receive a rapturous greeting. The president’s deep roots in Kenya, the land of his father, resonate throughout the continent. His Read More


Nigerian Troops on New Offensive Against Islamists

(Reuters) – Nigeria launched a military campaign on Wednesday to flush Islamist militants out of their bases in remote border areas, after President Goodluck Jonathan declared a state of emergency in the northeast. Nigerian troops deployed in large numbers, part of a plan to rout Read More


Africa’s First Ladies Come to America

by Richard B. Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call Seeking partners, seeking progress Wives of presidents and government ministers attend major health summit in United States; welcome Black America’s help to make change, progress. The Second African First Ladies Health Summit in Read More