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Nigeria seizes elephant tusks, pangolin scales and claws worth $54 million

Nigeria seized a record amount of pangolin scales and claws and elephant tusks as the government attempts to combat the trade, the head of customs said. The seizure, worth 22 billion naira ($54 million), included 17,137 kg of pangolin scales, 44 kg of elephant tusks and 60 kg in pangolin claws, Colonel Hameed Ibrahim Ali, […]

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TB Joshua: Controversial Nigerian preacher who regularly appeared on television dies after church program

A prominent Nigerian televangelist died hours after presiding over a program at his Lagos-based megachurch on Saturday. Prophet T.B. Joshua, the founder of The Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), passed away one week before his 58th birthday, his church said in a statement Sunday. “On Saturday 5th June 2021, Prophet TB Joshua spoke during […]

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Nigeria bans Twitter for deleting President Buhari’s tweet

The government of Nigeria “indefinitely suspended” Twitter’s operations in the country, the Ministry of Information and Culture announced in a statement on Friday. “The Federal Government has suspended, indefinitely, the operations of the microblogging and social networking service, Twitter, in Nigeria,” it read. The statement, which was posted on the ministry’s official Twitter handle on […]

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Sense of calm slowly returns in Lagos as curfew relaxed after deadly protests

A sense of calm was restored in Nigerian cities after more than two weeks of deadly protests against police brutality and widespread anger over the shooting of peaceful demonstrators. In Lagos, the country‚Äôs commercial hub and the epicentre of the protests, authorities on Saturday eased a 24-hour curfew, while the streets of the capital, Abuja, […]

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Nigeria’s president urges youth to discontinue street protests

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has called for an end to street protests in the country, as authorities in the commercial capital Lagos struggled to enforce a curfew imposed to contain anger over a crackdown on anti-police protesters. Gunshots rang out and smoke rose from at least two fires in the affluent Ikoyi neighbourhood on Thursday, […]

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Soldiers indiscriminately open fire at protesters in Nigeria; dozens dead and injured: Witnesses

A number of people taking part in a protest against police brutality have reportedly been shot dead or injured in Nigeria’s biggest city, Lagos. Eyewitnesses say they have counted about 20 bodies and at least 50 injured after soldiers opened fire. Amnesty International said it had obtained credible reports of deaths. Uniformed men opening fire […]

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Lion that guarded house opposite school removed

A lion that was used to guard a house in Lagos, Nigeria was removed by authorities. The two-year-old lion was reportedly discovered at a property opposite a school by a task force team last week. It was tranquilised and transferred to Bogije Omu zoo in Lekki on today. The owner of the animal has been […]