Boko Haram: Bodies litter Bama town

PHOTO: Book Haram snipersBodies remain littered on the streets of a northern Nigerian town two days after it was seized by militant Islamists, a lawmaker has told the BBC. Boko Haram fighters were patrolling the streets of Bama, preventing people from burying the dead, Ahmed Zanna said.On Wednesday, the state government denied the town had…

Nigeria drops to 127th position in global competitiveness

Despite being Africa’s largest economy, Nigeria’s global competitiveness has dropped seven places to 127th position.According to the Global Competitiveness Report 2014-2015, Infrastructure (human and physical) continue to be Nigeria’s toughest challenges.The report attributed the decline in global competitiveness “to weakness in public finances (as a result of lower oil exports), continuing institutional frailty and deterioration…