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Gunmen kill at least 88 in attacks in NW Nigeria

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At least 88 people were killed and scores of others wounded following attacks by bandits in Nigeria's northwestern state of Kebbi, local police...

Followers, sympathizers mourn Prophet T.B. Joshua

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Tributes are pouring in for Prophet Temitope Balogun, the General Overseer of The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations (SCOAN), who reportedly passed on yesterday...

2 killed and 2 injured in Nigeria car crash

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Two people were killed and two others injured in a road accident in Nigeria's northeastern state of Bauchi on Friday, local authorities said. ...

Nigerian troops kill 50 Boko Haram militants in gunfight

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At least 50 Boko Haram militants were killed in a gunfight with troops in Nigeria's northeastern state of Borno, the army said on Thursday. ...

Nigerian state government confirms 136 students kidnapped at school in Niger...

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A senior official of north-central Nigeria's Niger state said on Wednesday gunmen has taken away 136 students following their attack on...

Nigerian president calls for global support to develop Niger Basin

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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday called for global support to develop the resources in the Niger Basin area, home to over 160...

Nigerian president instructs security agencies to rescue kidnapped school children

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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday condemned the kidnapping of children from a school in the north-central state of Niger on Sunday, and urged...

Nigerian anti-drug agency seized over 100 kilos of cannabis

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About 107 kilograms of cannabis have been seized in two cities of Nigeria, according to a statement from the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency...

11 abducted students released after school attack in north-central Nigeria

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Eleven students who were part of those kidnapped following an attack in Nigeria's north-central state of Niger on Sunday have been released, a government...

Nigeria gets grant for charting of waterway

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The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) and Nigeria Export-Import Bank (NEXIM) on Monday announced a decision to finance the charting of the main channel of...

Nigerian police kill one in gunfight with separatist group

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Nigerian police killed one member of a separatist group in the southern state of Ebonyi after a gunfight with the members of the group...

Death toll from boat capsizing in Nigeria rises to 81

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The death toll from a boat that capsized last week in River Niger in northern Nigeria has risen to 81, a state governor said...

Nigerian police nab 297 criminal suspects in northern state

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Nigerian police said on Tuesday they had arrested 297 people suspected to be involved in kidnapping, fraud, robbery and weapon smuggling in the northern...

2 police officers killed in attack in south Nigeria

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Two police officers were killed when some gunmen in the early hours of Monday attacked a police station in a southern state of Nigeria,...

First female train driver in Nigeria pursuing dream on China-constructed rail...

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By Jiang Xuan In Abuja, capital of Nigeria, there is a large train station - Idu station. It is where the Abuja-Kaduna rail line starts,...

Nigerian troops kill nine Boko Haram militants in NE Nigeria

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At least nine Boko Haram militants were killed in a gunfight with security forces in Nigeria's restive northeast state of Borno, said an army...

Nigerian police repel gunmen attacks in south state

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Nigerian police repelled on Wednesday gunmen attacks on two police stations located in the southern state of Akwa Ibom, with one policeman killed. ...

Nigerian Journalist, Zainab Bala Wins 2021 Michael Elliott Award

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The Michael Elliott Award for Excellence in African Storytelling will be presented to Zainab Bala, a broadcast reporter who revealed pernicious child abuse in...

EU hails Uganda leader for regional integration and pan-African efforts

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European Council President Charles Michel has hailed Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni for his efforts to promote regional integration and promoting pan-Africanism. According to a...

Police Arrest Two Child Traffickers in Akwa Ibom Over Selling of...

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The Akwa Ibom State Police Command, Uyo has arrested a man, Mr. Sunday Monday Udoh from Ekpene Obo, Esit Eket, and a woman, Mrs....

Nigerian anti-drug agency arrests 5 suspected drug traffickers

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Nigeria's anti-drug agency said on Sunday it has arrested five suspects that specialize in trafficking illicit drugs and drug-based edibles online in Abuja, the...

Two policemen shot dead in Nigerian police station attack

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Nigerian police on Thursday confirmed two policemen were shot dead by gunmen following an attack on a police station in the country's southeastern state...

Nigeria’s ruling party urges opposition not to politicize security challenges

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Nigeria's ruling party has urged the opposition parties to stop politicizing the spate of insecurity in parts of the country. John Akpanudoedehe, the national...

Gunmen attack police station in south Nigeria

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A group of unidentified gunmen attacked a police station in Nigeria's southern state of Ebonyi and carted away valuables and destroyed property, an official...

9 policemen and 2 vigilante members killed in attack in NW...

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Nine policemen and two members of a civilian-defense group were killed while repelling an attack by gunmen in Nigeria's northwest state of Kebbi, said...

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...

Nigeria’s ruling party assures public of safety amid attacks

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Nigeria's ruling party on Monday assured Nigerians that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government will continue and strategically deploy all state resources in achieving public...

At least 9 killed by gunmen in Nigerian attack

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At least nine persons were killed by gunmen who invaded a village in Nigeria's southeastern state of Anambra on Monday, said the police. An unknown...

Nigerian air force to investigate alleged killing of army soldiers in...

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Monday said it has commenced an investigation into media reports alleging NAF killed more than 20 soldiers by...

Nigeria beefs up border security to avoid inrush from Chad

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Nigeria has beefed up security around its borders to avoid an inrush by Chadians following the recent security situation in that country, the Minister...