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COVID-19 cases in Nigeria exceed 65,000 amid fears of second wave infections

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The number of COVID-19 infections in Nigeria has exceeded 65,000 amid fears of a second wave despite slower increase in daily new cases. With 152...
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2 killed as Nigerian troops rescue 9 from kidnappers

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Two people were killed when security forces responded to a call to rescue nine travelers in northern Nigeria, an official confirmed on Monday. ...
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Africa to miss former Ghanaian President Rawlings: Nigerian president

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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said the entire African continent will sorely miss the "sterling qualities" of Jerry John Rawlings, former Ghanaian president...
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Nigeria ratifies membership of AfCFTA

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The Nigerian government has ratified the country's membership of the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCFTA) created for a single continental...
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Yellow fever outbreak kills 8 in Nigeria

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An outbreak of yellow fever has killed eight people in northeastern Nigeria, local health officials confirmed late Monday. Rilwanu Mohammed, head of...
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Nigerian troops kill five Boko Haram militants, rescue four hostages

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At least five Boko Haram militants were killed and four hostages rescued by Nigerian troops on separate operations in the country's northeast region,...
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Nigeria vows to ensure Okonjo-Iweala becomes new WTO chief

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Nigeria's Foreign Ministry has vowed to ensure that Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigerian candidate for the top position of the World Trade Organization (WTO), takes office...
President Muhammadu Buhari

69 killed in protests to end police brutality in Nigeria

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A total of 69 people were killed during protests aimed at ending police brutality in Nigeria, a presidency source confirmed to Xinhua on Friday. Nigerian...
Gunmen

Gunmen kill 20 villagers in NW Nigeria

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Twenty villagers in Zamfara state in northwestern Nigeria were killed by a group of gunmen, the state police said Wednesday. The attack...
Police Brutality

ECOWAS urges early resolution of protests against police brutality in Nigeria

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The Economic Community of West African States(ECOWAS) has urged the Nigerian government and the protesters to pursue dialogue for an "early and amicable" resolution...
Nigerian Army Bokoharam

Nigeria says 7 bandits killed in military operations

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Nigerian authorities on Thursday confirmed a notorious arms trafficker and six bandits killed in different military operations across the country in the past week. ...
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One dead after gun shooting at protesters in Nigeria’s economic hub: official

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One among 28 injured people has been confirmed dead following a massive shooting at a protest ground in the southwestern state of Lagos, Nigeria's...
Police Brutality

Nigerians continue to protest against police brutality

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Protesters peacefully keeping vigil in objection to police brutality across Nigeria on Friday held a night of remembrance for those whose lives were allegedly...
President Muhammadu Buhari

Nigerian leader vows extensive reform of police amid protests against brutality

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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday vowed to reform the police amid protests in which citizens across the country are calling on the government...
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4 killed in south Nigeria crash

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Local authorities on Monday confirmed four people were killed following an auto crash in Nigeria's southwestern state of Lagos. A saloon car...
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5 confirmed dead in south Nigeria road accident

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Five people were confirmed dead and one injured following a road accident along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway in Nigeria's southern region on Thursday, said local...
Gunmen

3 Nigerian soldiers killed in operation against gunmen

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Three Nigerian soldiers were killed and two others wounded on Monday in an operation against an armed group in the country's central region, the...
flights

Nigeria to resume international flights after months of shutdown

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Nigeria will resume international flights on Aug. 29 after months of shutdown, Aviation Minister Hadi Sirika announced Monday. The resumption of international...
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Nigeria to resume international flights after months of shutdown

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Nigeria will resume international flights on Aug. 29 after months of shutdown, Aviation Minister Hadi Sirika announced Monday. The resumption of international...
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Nigeria’s inflation rate rises to 12.82 percent

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Nigeria's inflation rate rose to 12.82 percent in July, up from the 12.56 percent recorded in June, according to data released Monday by the...
TOPSHOT - A member of the Nigerian Armed Forces Sniper Unit wearing a ghillie suit takes part in an exercise during the African Land Forces Summit (ALFS) military demonstration held at General Ao Azazi barracks in Gwagwalada on April 17, 2018. - The African Land Forces Summit (ALFS) is a weeklong seminar held in Nigeria, bringing together land forces from across Africa to discuss and develop cooperative solutions and improve transregional security and stability. (Photo by STEFAN HEUNIS / AFP) (Photo credit should read STEFAN HEUNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Nigeria says never to relent in global peace operations

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Nigerian military authorities on Monday said the country remains committed to providing troops and resources to different missions across the world, and maintaining its...
Nigerian Army Bokoharam

3 Nigerian soldiers killed in operation against gunmen

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Three Nigerian soldiers were killed and two others wounded on Monday in an operation against an armed group in the country's central region, the...
Nigerian military airstrikes

Nigerian military says several suspected terrorists killed in airstrikes

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Nigerian military on Saturday confirmed several suspected terrorists were killed in airstrikes targeting a notorious camp inside a forest in the country's northwestern state...
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Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases top 48,000 as government vows stronger response

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The number of COVID-19 cases in Nigeria has topped 48,000 as the government vows to take a full response strategy. A total...
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Nigeria issues fresh alert on heavy flooding in commercial hub

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Nigeria's commercial hub Lagos is at risk of heavy flooding this year and at least 8 million people might be affected by the disaster,...
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Nigeria to resume train services after months of shutdown

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Nigeria will resume its train services after months of shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi said Saturday. ...
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Rainstorm kills at least 7 in central Nigeria

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At least seven people were killed and several others went missing after heavy rains in Nigeria's north-central state of Niger, said a local government...
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Nigeria’s FM tests positive for COVID-19

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Nigeria's foreign affairs minister Geoffrey Onyeama on Sunday confirmed he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Onyeama said via Twitter that...
Nigerian Police

Nigerian police rescue 14 kidnapees in northern state attack

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Nigeria's police rescued 14 women a few hours after they were kidnapped by gunmen in the northern state of Katsina on Saturday, according to...
TOPSHOT - A member of the Nigerian Armed Forces Sniper Unit wearing a ghillie suit takes part in an exercise during the African Land Forces Summit (ALFS) military demonstration held at General Ao Azazi barracks in Gwagwalada on April 17, 2018. - The African Land Forces Summit (ALFS) is a weeklong seminar held in Nigeria, bringing together land forces from across Africa to discuss and develop cooperative solutions and improve transregional security and stability. (Photo by STEFAN HEUNIS / AFP) (Photo credit should read STEFAN HEUNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Nigerian troops kill armed group leader, rescue 32 kidnapees

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The Nigerian military on Friday confirmed a leader of an armed group had been killed and 32 kidnapped victims rescued in a raid in...