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Nigerian president and health workers to receive first doses of COVID-19 vaccines

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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, his deputy Yemi Osinbajo, as well as frontline health workers have been scheduled to receive the first doses of the...
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Abducted Nigerian schoolgirls rue harrowing experience in kidnappers’ den

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"We felt we had already spent years, even though it was our first day," said Anka, as she bitterly rued the harrowing journey she...
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Nigeria set to receive COVID-19 vaccines, records 155,417 cases in one year

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Nigeria is about to receive its first tranche of COVID-19 vaccines from COVAX, a global scheme set up to procure and distribute vaccines, as...
Nigerian Military

Nigerian military kills 81 Boko Haram militants in clearance operations

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Government troops killed 81 Boko Haram militants in recent clearance operations in northeast Nigeria, the military said on Monday. The operations covered...
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the woman who makes history at World Trade Organization

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Nigeria-born Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was on Monday confirmed as the new leader of the World Trade Organization (WTO), with a mandate to revitalize the 164-member...
accident

Bus accident kills 3, injures 4 in SE Nigeria

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Three people were killed and four others seriously injured when an 18-seater bus on Thursday overturned in Nigeria's southeastern state of Ebonyi, police said. ...
Muhammadu Buhari

Nigerian president signs new law to curb COVID-19

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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday signed the COVID-19 Health Protection Regulations 2021, a new law aimed at controlling the pandemic in the most...
kidnapped in Nigeria

Diarrhea kills 4 in NW Nigeria

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Four people have been killed and 56 others hospitalized following an outbreak of diarrhea in Nigeria's northwestern state of Sokoto, an official said on...
kidnapped in Nigeria

Bandits kill 5 in north Nigeria attacks

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Bandits killed five people including an 80-year-old woman in separate attacks in Nigeria's northern state of Kaduna on Sunday, an official said. ...
Covid Re Testing

Nigeria records highest single-day rise in COVID-19 infections

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Nigeria's confirmed COVID-19 cases rose to 107,345 late Friday after reporting 1,867 new cases, the highest single-day rise in the country since the onset...
accident

3 killed in central Nigeria road accident

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Three people including two police inspectors were confirmed killed in a road accident that occurred in Nigeria's central region on Thursday, according to a...
kidnapped in Nigeria

3 killed and 4 injured in south Nigeria road accident

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At least three people were killed and four others injured after a heavy-duty truck carrying a container fell on a bus in Nigeria's southwest...
Covid Re Testing

Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases surpass 100,000 amid campaign for vaccines

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria surpassed 100,000 when the country's disease control agency reported 1,024 new cases late Sunday amid government...
Wang Yi

Chinese FM holds talks with Nigerian counterpart

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Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi held talks with Nigerian Foreign Affairs Minister Geoffrey Onyeama on Tuesday during an official visit to...
China and Nigeria

China and Nigeria reach 7 consensuses on deepening bilateral cooperation – Wang Yi

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Visiting Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said here on Tuesday that China and Nigeria have reached seven important consensuses on deepening...
accidents

6 killed, 9 injured in south Nigeria road accident

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Six people were killed and nine others injured on Tuesday in a road accident involving a truck and a bus in Nigeria's southwest region. ...
Africa-China

More growth in store for Africa-China ties – expert

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Relations between Africa and China are built on mutual respect and political understanding, and cooperation between the two countries is expected to achieve...

Nigerian army kills scores of Boko Haram militants in airstrikes – spokesman

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Scores of Boko Haram militants were killed in a series of airstrikes by the Nigerian military in the country's restive northeastern state of Borno,...
accidents

Road accident kills 3, injures 3 in southern Nigeria

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A road accident in Nigeria's southwest region killed three people including a woman, and injured three others on Monday, said the Federal Road Safety...
accident

At least 17 killed in central Nigeria road accident

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At least 17 people were confirmed killed after two buses collided in Nigeria's central region on Tuesday, a local official said. Solomon...
Covid

Nigeria adds 999 COVID-19 cases, total nears 80,000

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Nigeria on Tuesday confirmed 999 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, bringing the national total to 79,789, said the country's Center for...
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20 Boko Haram militants killed as Nigerian troops repel attack: Army spokesman

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The Nigerian Army on Sunday said troops had killed at least 20 Boko Haram militants while repelling an attack launched by the terror group...
Covid

Nigeria adds 617 COVID-19 cases

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Nigeria on Saturday confirmed 617 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, bringing the national total to 72,757, said the country's Center for...
President Muhammadu Buhari

Nigerian president condemns school attack, orders reinforcement of security

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by Olatunji Saliu Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned an attack by gunmen at a public secondary school in the country's northwestern...
Covid Case

Nigeria adds 675 COVID-19 cases

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Nigeria on Thursday confirmed 675 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, bringing the national total to 71,344, said the country's Center for...
Nana Addo

Nigerian president congratulates re-elected Ghanaian president

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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday congratulated his Ghanaian counterpart Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on his re-election for a second term. In a statement, Buhari...
Covid Positive

Nigeria adds 474 COVID-19 cases

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Nigeria on Wednesday confirmed 474 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the national total to 70,669, said the country's Center for Disease Control. Meanwhile,...
Donald Trump speaks with President Buhari on phone

Nigeria refutes U.S. on religious freedom blacklist

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Nigerian government has formally rejected an allegation by the United States that the west African country is engaged in violation of religious freedom. Nigeria's foreign...
Around 40 village cadres, members of the poverty alleviation working team, as well as young volunteers pick, wash and load the vegetables at the vegetable planting base of Xuyuan village on Feb. 5. Photo by Shi Chunlai, People’s Daily Online

China’s approach to poverty eradication sets new model for development – official

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China's approach to poverty alleviation is "almost magical" and has proved to be a good compliment to other existing models of development across the...
Women farmers

Nigeria announces plan to lift over 5 mln farmers out of extreme poverty

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Nigeria plans to lift at least five million smallholder farmers out of extreme poverty with support to increase their productivity, said a top agriculture...