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US investigators provide data on the helicopter crash that killed 6, including a Nigerian bank CEO

Feb. 24, 2024 13:17 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A helicopter that was carrying the CEO of one of Nigeria’s largest banks and five others left a shallow crater and a trail of debris when it crashed in Southern California’s Mojave Desert earlier this month, according to investigators with the National Transportation Safety...

Argentina to play exhibitions against El Salvador and Nigeria in the U.S., replacing China tour

Feb. 22, 2024 14:05 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Argentina scheduled exhibitions against El Salvador and Nigeria in the United States next month as part of Copa America preparations, replacing a China tour canceled after Lionel Messi didn't play at Inter Miami's preseason game in Hong Kong. Argentina will play...

Nigeria's defense chief accuses nations withholding arms sales over abuses of 'double standards'

Feb. 20, 2024 11:02 AM EST

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's defense chief expressed frustration Tuesday with what he called the “double standards” of some countries that won't sell his military weapons because of human rights concerns. Gen. Christopher Musa’s comment underscores one of the biggest...

Nigeria’s currency has fallen to a record low as inflation surges. How did things get so bad?

Feb. 17, 2024 01:11 AM EST

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerians are facing one of the West African nation’s worst economic crises in years triggered by surging inflation, the result of monetary policies that have pushed the currency to an all-time low against the dollar. The situation has provoked anger and protests across...

Dark skies, bad weather could have led to fatal California helicopter crash that killed 6

Feb. 14, 2024 19:17 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two aviation experts who reviewed newly released photos and video of Friday's helicopter crash that killed a prominent Nigerian banker and five others said the flight likely should have been canceled because of poor nighttime weather conditions in Southern California's Mojave...

Nigeria mourns as authorities investigate helicopter crash that killed a major bank CEO

Feb. 11, 2024 18:54 PM EST

Nigerian leaders Sunday mourned the death of the CEO of one of the country's largest banks after he and five others were killed Friday in a helicopter crash in Southern California's Mojave Desert. Herbert Wigwe, chief executive of Access Bank, and his wife and son were among the six...

Olympic women's basketball qualifiers set to begin around the world

Feb. 07, 2024 14:54 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. and France have already qualified for the Paris Olympics this summer in women's basketball. The 10 other spots are up for grabs this week in four qualifying tournaments that are spread throughout the world. Belgium, China, Hungary and Brazil will each host...

Nigeria urges its citizens in South Africa to be careful as tensions rise ahead of soccer match

Feb. 06, 2024 17:55 PM EST

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's authorities on Tuesday called for caution over what they described as “veiled threats” against their citizens living in South Africa before both countries meet in an Africa Cup of Nations semifinal — a soccer match that is renewing frictions. ...

Nigeria forward Asisat Oshoala joins Bay FC on transfer from Barcelona

Feb. 01, 2024 12:56 PM EST

National Women's Soccer League expansion team Bay FC has acquired Nigeria forward Asisat Oshoala from Barcelona. Oshoala is one of the top players in the history of Nigeria’s national team. She is the first Nigerian to score in three Women’s World Cups. Known for...

Pride, patriotism win for African soccer fans and players in club vs. country debate

Jan. 29, 2024 13:43 PM EST

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — For African soccer fans and players, there’s no doubt which takes priority in the club vs. country debate. There’s little to no sympathy for European clubs missing star players in the middle of the season because of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations...