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Nigeria suicide bombing kills 50 in Adamawa state

At least 50 people have been killed in a suicide bombing in the eastern Nigerian state of Adamawa on Tuesday, local media reported. According to the police, a bomber struck inside a mosque packed with worshippers during morning prayers in the town of Mubi. Some 20,000 people have been killed in Boko Haram’s eight-year insurgency […]

Nigeria: Buhari sacks top officials over missing funds

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday dismissed two top civil servants over graft allegations in Africa’s most populous nation. President Buhari had ordered the sacking of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, and the Director General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ayodele Oke, following a review of a panel report […]

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Chad: African Union surprised at U.S. travel ban

The African Union on Tuesday condemned the latest United States (U.S.) travel ban which has included Chad. An executive orders signed by President Trump on Sunday has suspended business and tourist visas for Chadians. The move, according to Washington comes as Ndjamena fail to share terrorism-related and other crucial information requested by the U.S. Seven […]

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Fight against Boko haram not over, UN political official

UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman warned that the fight against the terrorist Boko haram group is not over, although the coordinated efforts among the region’s Governments, including through the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) had “without question” yielded encouraging progress in the fight against the group. Addressing the UN Security Council this week, […]

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Boko Haram claims lives of 400 civilians since April – AI

Nigeria-based Boko Haram terror group has claimed nearly 400 civilian lives since April, Amnesty International says in a report released on Tuesday (Sept.5). According to the London-based rights group, the Daesh-linked militants have killed at least 381 civilians since April in Nigeria and Cameroon using bombers, mainly young women and girls, to set off explosives. […]

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Niger authorities warn residents against more flooding

As many villages in Niger have been flooded following the heavy rainfalls recorded in the country lately, Authorities on Sunday urged thousands of residents of the capital city to evacuate homes in the flood zones as more rains are expected in the coming days. “I am calling on all residents to evacuate the flood zones […]

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Nigeria’s unity not negotiable, says Buhari in fist speech after a 103-day absence

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday addressed Nigerians after he spent more than one hundred days in London for medical treatment. His absence sparked numerous protests, including demands for his resignation, as well as calls for more transparency about his health condition. After thanking Nigerians for their prayers, the 74-year-old leader indicated that separatists calling […]

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Nigeria: Suicide bomb attack kills 27, wounds over 80

Suicide bombers on Tuesday killed at least 27 people and wounded 83 in northeast Nigeria, local media reported. A suspected Boko Haram woman bomber blew herself up and killed 27 others at a market in the village of Konduga near Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State. According to the regional Emergency Agency, 45 people were […]

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Nigeria: Trump Okays sale of high-tech attack planes

The United States President Donald Trump has given the go-ahead for the sale of military planes to Nigeria to aid in the fight against Islamist militant group Boko Haram in the Northern regions of the West-African nation, AP news agency reports. In Trump’s first phone call with Buhari in February, he assured the Nigerian president […]

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Nigeria scores world’s highest number of out-of-school children

In Nigeria, an estimated 10.5 million children are not going to school, scoring the world’s highest number of out-of-school children, Africanews portal reports. With children under 15 years of age accounting for 45 per cent of the 171 million population, the burden on education has become overwhelming. Primary school enrolment has increased in recent years, […]

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