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Scores of Boko Haram militants killed in Nigerian military airstrike

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Scores of Boko Haram militants were killed following an airstrike by the Nigerian military while repelling an attack in the northeastern town of Dapchi,...
Covid Case

COVID-19 cases in Nigeria top 6,000

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Nigeria confirmed 216 new cases of COVID-19 late Monday, bringing the total number to 6,175, including 191 deaths and 1,644 recoveries. According to the Nigeria...
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Nigerian government extends easing of COVID-19 lockdown by 2 weeks

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by Olatunji Saliu The Nigerian government on Monday extended the gradual easing of the lockdown by two weeks, as a measure to curb the spread...

Nigerian president appoints new chief of staff

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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday appointed a new chief of staff, weeks after his principal assistant died from COVID-19 complications. The...
Nigerian Police

4 killed in central Nigerian village attack

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Police in the central Nigerian state of Benue on Wednesday confirmed four villagers killed and three others injured following an attack by suspected gunmen. ...
Nigerian Army Bokoharam

20 Boko Haram militants killed in gunfight with Nigerian troops

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At least 20 Boko Haram militants were killed by Nigerian troops following a gunfight in the northeastern town of Bama, said a local government...
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Nigerian state demolishes hotels for flouting COVID-19 lockdown

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The government of Nigeria's oil-rich state of Rivers on Sunday demolished two hotels for allegedly flouting an executive order against the spread of COVID-19. ...
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Nigeria nabs 17 foreign nationals over illegal mining

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The Nigerian government on Friday confirmed 17 foreign nationals had been arrested for allegedly engaging in illegal mining in collaboration with locals in the...
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2 killed, 3 injured in Nigeria road accident

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Two people were confirmed dead and three others injured in a road accident in Nigeria's southwest region on Friday, local police said. ...
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 military confirms wanted armed group leader killed in central state

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A most wanted armed group leader in central Nigeria has been killed by the military and special forces during an operation in that part...
Bighome Palliatives

CSR: Bighomes uplifts 200 vulnerable households with food items, cash in Abuja

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As Nigeria continues to combat COVID-19 pandemic, a real estate firm in the country, Bighomes, has distributed  palliatives and relief funds to about 200...
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 military kills 343 Boko Haram militants in 6-week operations

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At least 343 Boko Haram militants were killed during various military operations held within six weeks in Nigeria's northeast region, said the defense headquarters...
Nigeria

Nigerian government set to take citizens stranded abroad back amid COVID-19 pandemic

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The Nigerian government will start on Wednesday to evacuate its nationals stranded abroad due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama said on...
Covid

Nigeria records 245 new cases of COVID-19, highest single-day increase

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Nigerian health authorities on Monday confirmed 245 new cases of COVID-19, the highest single-day increase, taking the tally in the most populous African country...
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Nigerians pay tribute to health workers amid COVID-19 outbreak

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by Olatunji Saliu "We will never forget your toil and the risk you are bearing during these very unusual times in our history" were the...
Coronavirus

Number of COVID-19 cases in Nigeria exceeds 2,000

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Nigeria confirmed 238 new cases of the COVID-19 late Friday, bringing the total number to 2,170, including 68 deaths and 351 recoveries. ...
Building Collapse

At least 2 die in south Nigeria building collapse

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At least two persons were confirmed dead when an eight-storey building under construction collapsed in Nigeria's southern city of Owerri, said the National Emergency...
Nigeria

Nigerian troops free 15 hostages from pirates in delta region

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A total of 15 hostages held by pirates in Nigeria's delta region were rescued by troops operating in the oil-producing state of Bayelsa, said...
Coronavirus

Nigeria reports highest single-day increase in COVID-19 cases

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Nigeria confirmed Tuesday night 195 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, the highest single-day increase since the most populous African country...
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Nigerian president and Trump hold phone conversation over COVID-19

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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and the United States President Donald Trump on Tuesday had a phone conversation to discuss the latest developments related to...
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Nigeria lockdown northern state to contain COVID-19 after reports of unexplained deaths

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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on late Monday announced an immediate lockdown of northern Kano state, one of the states hit the hardest by COVID-19,...
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Nigerian president announces decision to ease COVID-19 lockdown order

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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has announced a phased and gradual easing of lockdown measures effective in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and two states...
Coronavirus

Number of COVID-19 cases in Nigeria exceeds 1,000

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Nigeria has confirmed 114 new cases of the COVID-19, bringing the tally to 1,095, from which 32 deaths have been recorded so far. ...
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)

89 gunmen killed and 5 hostages rescued in Nigerian military operation

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A total of 89 gunmen were killed in an anti-terror operation by troops in Nigeria's northwestern state of Zamfara, said a military spokesman on...
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China expresses full confidence in Nigeria’s determination to defeat COVID-19

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by Olatunji Saliu China on Thursday further pledged support for Nigeria's fight against the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic and expressed full confidence in the West African...
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3 militants killed after Nigerian troops raid armed group’s camp in central state

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Nigerian troops operating in the central state of Benue killed three members of an armed group while raiding their camp, a military spokesman said...
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Nigerian troops raid armed group’s camp in central state, killing 3

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Nigerian troops operating in the central state of Benue killed three members of an armed group while raiding their camp, a military spokesman said...
Gunmen

Nigeria says kills 21 gunmen in anti-terror operation

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Nigerian troops have killed 21 gunmen in an encounter in the northwestern state of Zamfara, a military spokesman said on Wednesday. In...
Photo taken on April 9, 2020 shows some of the beds at the isolation centre in Mobolaji Johnson Stadium, Onikan, Lagos State, Nigeria. The Lagos State Government has deployed 60 medical personnel and support staff to the newly commissioned 110 bed space isolation centre where seven COVID-19 patients have been placed on admission. (Xinhua/Emmanuel)

Nigeria reports biggest single-day increase in COVID-19 cases

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Nigeria confirmed Tuesday night 117 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, the biggest single-day increase since the most populous African country...
Boko Haram Killed By Nigerian Army

Nigerian troops kill 13 Boko Haram militants

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Nigerian troops killed 13 Boko Haram militants and thwarted an attempted attack by the extremist group in the northeast of the country, a statement...