Africa

Gulf Oil spill a familiar story in oil-soaked Nigeria

IWUO-OKPOM, Nigeria — The brown spots run like a trail of blood down the deserted coastline near this fishing village. Just underneath a handful of sand lies spilled oil. Oil powers this West African nation’s economy but is killing its southern shores. Villagers here say the spillage regularly washes ashore, ruining their fishing nets and […]

Nigeria News

Nigeria: No case against senator Ahmad Sani Yerim with child bride

ABUJA, Nigeria — Nigeria’s anti-human trafficking agency says it lacks enough evidence to criminally charge a senator who allegedly took a child bride. In a statement Monday, the National Agency for Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and Other Related Matters said it had concluded its investigation against Sen. Ahmad Sani Yerima. The agency said Yerima […]