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Gunmen attack at church kills several worshippers in Nigeria

Gunmen killed several churchgoers in Ondo state, south-west Nigeria. President Muhammadu Buhari said “only fiends from the nether region” could have done this “dastardly act”. The armed men entered St Francis Catholic church in the town of Owo and fired at the congregation during a service to mark the holiday of Pentecost, witnesses said. Nigeria […]

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Nigerian military seize more than 500 illegal guns from civilians

The Nigerian military says it has seized more than 500 illegal guns from civilians in the central state of Plateau. The 517 weapons, including AK-47s, pistols and locally made guns, were handed over by a military commander at a ceremony in Jos, the state capital, on Thursday. They were seized over the last two years […]

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Explosion kills three, injuries 19 at crowded market in northeast Nigeria

Three people were killed and 19 injured after an explosion at a crowded market in Nigeria’s Taraba state in the country’s northeast, local police said. Usman Abdullahi, police spokesman for Taraba, said the blast in the rural Iware community occurred on Tuesday at a drinking spot in a section of a busy market, leaving three […]

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Stray lion killed by hunters in remote area of Nigeria bordering Cameroon

The authorities in Nigeria’s north-eastern state of Borno say a lion has been killed by hunters in a remote area near the border with Cameroon. The carcass of the lion has been deposited at the government-run zoo in the state capital, Maiduguri. The authorities say the lion was killed to prevent it from harming people. […]

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Nigeria’s highly decorated police officer arrested in drug cartel case

A highly decorated police officer in Nigeria has been arrested following accusations he belongs to an international drugs cartel, police say. Abba Kyari, already suspended for allegedly helping self-avowed fraudster to launder his money in the US, is now accused in a cocaine plot. Officials say Mr Kyari asked a colleague to help him siphon […]

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3 crew members found alive, 7 remain missing In Nigerian oil vessel explosion

Three crew members on board an oil vessel that exploded last week off the coast of Nigeria have been found alive, while seven were still missing, according to the ship’s operator. Ikemefuna Okafor, the executive officer of Shebah Exploration & Production Company Ltd, said the company would ensure the survivors receive the appropriate medical attention. […]

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Nigeria announces end of Twitter ban after six months

Nigeria will lift a ban on Twitter from midnight after the social media platform agreed to open a local office, among other agreements with authorities in the West African country, a senior government official said on Wednesday. The Nigerian government suspended Twitter on June 4 after it removed a post from President Muhammadu Buhari that […]

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Nigeria publicly destroys more than a million doses of expired AstraZeneca vaccines

Nigeria has destroyed more than a million doses of expired AstraZeneca vaccines in a bid to assure a wary public that they have been taken out of circulation. The destruction came on Wednesday, more than a week after health authorities said some Covid-19 doses donated by rich Western nations had a shelf life that left […]

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Nigeria: Woman soldier arrested for accepting marriage proposal while on duty

A female soldier has been arrested in Nigeria for accepting a marriage proposal while on duty, an army spokesman has said. She had breached the military’s code of conduct by “indulging in romance while in uniform”, he added. A video emerged last week of the soldier accepting a ring from a man kneeling in front […]

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Nigeria: At least 29 killed after their boat drowns in a river in Kano state

At least 29 people, including schoolchildren, have died in northern Nigeria after a boat capsized in a river in Nigeria’s northern Kano state. Most of the victims were Islamic school pupils aged between six and 12 who were travelling to a religious event. Police say seven survivors have been taken to a hospital as search […]

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Nigeria: Under construction 22-story high-rise building collapses in Lagos, dozens feared trapped

Rescuers are racing against time in search of survivors in the Nigerian city of Lagos after a 22-storey high-rise block collapsed during construction. At least four people have died and dozens are missing. A digger is at the scene and rescue workers and some locals are searching through rubble and twisted metal. Four survivors have […]

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8 dating scam conmen defraud $7 million from more than 100 women

Eight Nigerian men accused of an internet dating scam have been charged in a South African court after a massive international operation involving the FBI and Interpol. Authorities in the US, where the investigation originated and most of the alleged victims are based, have applied for their extradition. They are accused of defrauding more than […]