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UN Chief Strongly Condemns Abduction of Students in Northern Nigeria

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres strongly condemned the abduction of school children from an Islamic school in the northcentral Nigerian state of Niger, UN spokesperson...

Three students kidnapped after gunmen attack school in northern Nigeria

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A group of unidentified gunmen attacked a university in Nigeria's north-central state of Benue Sunday, abducting three students, local police said Monday. The students of...
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Gunmen attack humanitarian facilities in northern Nigeria

(dpa) - Gunmen have attacked humanitarian aid facilities and a local hospital in a northern Nigerian town, aid agencies and community leaders said on...
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In Nigeria, 30 pupils missing in latest attack on a school

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dpa/GNA - Thirty pupils are missing and many others were injured after armed men attacked a school in northern Nigeria, an official said...
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JUST IN: Gunmen kill 7, abduct 4 in northern Nigeria

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Authorities in Nigeria's northern state of Kaduna on Tuesday said a group of unidentified gunmen attacked the Gbaja community in the state and killed...
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Boko Haram claims school kidnapping in northern Nigeria

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Terror group Boko Haram on Tuesday claimed responsibility for abducting over 300 students in Nigeria's northwestern state of Katsina. A total of 333 students from...
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Gunmen kill at least 11 in northern Nigeria attacks

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Gunmen in Nigeria's northern state of Kaduna allegedly killed at least 11 villagers in attacks extending over multiple days, according to local authorities on...
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)

3 troops, 17 gunmen killed in clashes in northern Nigeria

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Three government troops and 17 gunmen were killed in an encounter in Jibia, Katsina state, in northern Nigeria over the weekend, military spokesman Bernard...
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Gunmen kill 24 in northern Nigeria

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At least 24 lives were lost and several others injured after gunmen attacked three communities in Zango Kataf area of Kaduna in northern Nigeria...
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Windstorm kills 6, destroys 600 houses in northern Nigeria

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A heavy windstorm on Thursday killed six people and destroyed at least 600 houses in Nigeria's northern state of Kano, an official said. ...
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9 killed in gunmen attack in northern Nigeria

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At least nine people were killed in an attack carried out by gunmen in northern Nigeria's Kaduna state on Wednesday, said a local official. ...
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At least 17 killed in gunmen attack in northern Nigeria

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At least 17 people were killed in an attack carried out by gunmen in northern Nigeria's Kaduna state on Tuesday, said a local official. ...
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Mubarak Bala Arrested for Blasphemy in Kaduna

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Mubarak Bala, President of the Humanist Association of Nigeria, has been arrested this afternoon in Kaduna in Northern Nigeria. Two police officers, who were...
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Nigeria’s northern state investigates alleged “mysterious” deaths

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Senior officials of Kano state in northern Nigeria said Monday investigation is already ongoing on media reports of recent "mysterious deaths" in the state. ...
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Road accident kills 5 in northern Nigeria

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Five people were killed and eight others wounded in a road accident in central north Nigeria on Tuesday, local road safety police said. ...
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Desecration of the Quran Trumps Everything in Northern Nigeria

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By Leo Igwe That is the case in Northern Nigeria. This is what applies to Islam in the region. The Quran is seen as...
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Financial inclusion seen improving significantly in northern Nigeria

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Nigeria’s Development Financing helped significantly improve financial inclusion in the northern and south south regions of the country, a new document from the Central...
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Police reports 5 killed in a village attack in Nigeria

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An attack on Katangi village in Birnin-Gwari area of Nigeria's northern state of Kaduna has left five persons dead, the police said Sunday. State police...
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Nine People Reported Dead in Northern Nigeria

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Unknown gunmen on Saturday attacked a village of Kaduna state, northwest Nigeria, killing 9 persons, officials told Xinhua. Samuel Aruwan, spokesperson for the state governor,...
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Gunmen in Northern Nigeria Kill 17 People

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Nigerian police in the northern state of Kaduna on Thursday said unidentified gunmen shot dead 17 members of a local vigilante group following an...
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Nigeria: 130 Confirmed Dead Village attacks

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At least 130 people died in attacks on villages of Nigeria's northern state of Kaduna by unidentified gunmen last Friday, according to Nigerian authorities...
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4 killed in suicide attacks in northern Nigeria

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The Nigerian police on Wednesday confirmed that four were killed in suicide attacks attempted by suspected Boko Haram foot soldiers in the country's northeastern...

Islam Bars Romance For Women In Northern Nigeria?

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The recent prosecution of eleven women by Hisbah in Kano state underscores a misogynistic strand in the practice of Sharia and Islam in Northern...
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Nigeria: About 250,000 in Borno State face serious malnutrition

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The situation has arisen as a result of the activities of Boko Haram insurgents in Northern Nigeria where over 500,000 people have been rendered...

Nigeria: Religious Intolerance and Bloodletting Won’t Help Us

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Recent acts of violence, fanatical hatred and intolerance particularly across Northern Nigeria should be of concern to thoughtful and peace loving Muslims across the...
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Northern Nigeria in the wake of Islamic extremism and search for defeat

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The Islam that reacts violently to real or imagined offence has gone on rampage again. It has bloodied its hand. This time, the casualty...

Nigeria: Executing a woman for the sake of Prophet Muhammad

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Some bloodthirsty Muslims, who wanted to please Allah by all means and get into the good books of Prophet Muhammad, have been on rampage...
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Tension builds in northern Nigeria amid clash with sect

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A Xinhua reporter said there had been heavy fighting in Zaria of the northern Kaduna State from Saturday night into the early hours of...
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The Bayelsa polls and Fulani rulers

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Throughout history, economics or religion has served either as a moderating or propelling force in the fluctuating currents of human thoughts and actions. The...

Let’s end child brides in Northern Nigeria

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By Christina Ude Northern Nigeria has some of the highest rates of child marriage in the world, in which an underaged girl is married to...