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Boko Haram kill 12, abduct 9 in attack near Chibok

Boko Haram insurgents have killed at least 12 people and abducted nine women and young girls in Nigeria’s troubled north-eastern State, residents said Tuesday.The incident occurred Sunday morning at Takulashi village, less than 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Chibok...

U.S. special forces frees American citizen held in Nigeria

American citizen kidnapped by armed men who rode on bikes in Southern Niger this past week has been rescued in a U.S. military operation in neighbouring Nigeria, U.S. officials said SaturdayForces including Navy SEALs rescued 27-year-old Philip Walton, who...

Anger, disbelief as Soldiers open fire on #ENDSARS protesters killing many

Shock, anger and disbelief as men believed to be Nigerian soldiers invade the #ENDSARS protest in Lekki, Lagos, killings several at close range and a greater number left with various degrees of injuries.In what looked like a well coordinated...

#ENDSARS Update: Photos, Visual clips from Twitter warriors

As Nigerians and friends all over the world continue to lend their voices in support of Nigerian youths call for change in the way things are done in the country, there has been a lot of development in the...

#ENDSARS Protest around Nigeria in visuals

Nigerian youths have defied every obstacle thrown at them to press for real change that will lead to things being done better in their country, starting with an end to police brutality.Here in Abuja we refused to be oppressed...

The Tragic Silence: Rising Cases of Violence Against Women and Poor Policy Response

By: Onyinyechi Okechukwu and Tariro TandiThe year 2020 will not go in a hurry; yes, it will be off the human calendar for good but not without leaving scars of unpleasant memories of pain, poverty and losses. It will...

Nigeria army say ready to maintain order as police protests continue

Nigeria’s army says it is ready to maintain law and order and deal decisively with any situation created by “trouble makers”, while demonstrators calling for an end to police brutality promise to keep up nationwide protests.Protesters have staged daily...

Hoodlums clash with #ENDSARS protesters in Abuja

Hoodlums operating under the banner of Pro-SARS a pro-government group mainly from northern Nigeria, who are opposed to current protest against police brutality in Nigeria, attacked the #ENDSARS protesters near Jabi/Julius Berger by pass in Abuja.According to one Anasu...

Crystal Palace signs British born Nigerian forward, Eberechi Eze

British born Nigerian, Eberechi Oluchi Eze has became Crystal Palace second most expensive signing and Roy Hodgson's most, in his time as the club manager, after signing for a reported £20 million ($26.5 million) from second-tier Queens Park Rangers.Hodgson...

Two dies as private helicopter crash into a residential building in Lagos

There was pandemonium in the ever busy Ikeja area of Lagos State, Nigeria on Friday, after a private operated crashed in a residential building near the Nigerian immigration Service office in Opebi district.The small helicopter belonging to Quorum Aviation,...
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German warship intercepts and searches Libya-bound Turkish freighter

Associated PressTurkey and Germany were at loggerheads on Monday after a German frigate enforcing an arms embargo against Libya...
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FIFA bans CAF president Ahmad Ahmad for 5 years

The head of Confederation of African football (CAF) Ahmad Ahmad has been suspended by FIFA for five years for corruption, the global governing body...

UN urges civilian protection after Ethiopia PM’s 72-hour ultimatum for Tigrayan forces

ReutersThe United Nations urged Ethiopia on Monday to ensure the protection of civilians, a day after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed gave Tigrayan forces 72...

Police use tear gas on protest over race in South Africa

Associated PressSouth African police used tear gas, stun grenades and water cannons on hundreds of mainly Black protesters who gathered again Friday outside a...

Bobi Wine freed on bail as protest death toll hits 37

ReutersUgandan pop star and presidential candidate Bobi Wine, whose arrest this week triggered protests that led to at least 37 deaths, was released on...