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Bombs explodes in Akure, Nigeria, destroying over 100 houses(with pictures)

Over a hundred houses including churches and residential buildings have been destroyed by a large explosion which split the ever busy Akure/Owo road into two, creating large craters big enough to swallow more than 20 sedans.The explosion led to...

Over 70 Nigerian soldier killed in a single attack by Boko Haram

At least 70 Nigerian soldiers were killed near Borno on Monday, when Boko Haram jihadists, fired a rocket propelled grenade (RPG) at a military truck, according to military and security sources.Insurgents fired rocket-propelled grenades at a lorry carrying troops...

Borno bans ‘visitors’ to displaced camps over fear of coronavirus

Authorities in Borno State, northeast Nigeria on Monday banned visitors from camps housing tens of thousands of people displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency, in a bid to prevent the spread of coronavirus.No infections have been reported in the...

Nigeria police chief orders officers to enforce social restriction orders

- Warns against unnecessary arrests/detention of suspectsThe Nigeria Inspector-General of Police, M.A. Adamu, NPM, mni has urged all Nigerians to voluntarily adhere to the social restriction orders.He further directed all Zonal Assistant Inspectors-General of Police and Commissioners of Police...

Update: 15 deaths, 50 homes destroyed in Lagos pipeline explosion

A pipeline explosion on Sunday killed at least 15 people and destroyed about 50 buildings after a fire broke out in a suburb of Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital, emergency services said.Several people were injured and taken to hospital, according...

Corruption in Nigeria; Illegal withdrawals and depletion of excess crude account

Following sharp drop in crude oil prices with it’s expected impact on economic wellsprings of the people, Nigeria civic tech organisation Budgitng in a series of tweets highlighted the abuse of Nigeria’s Sovereign Wealth Fund framework including, illegal transfer...

Boko Haram attack Nigeria military base killing 14

Jihadists killed 14 security personnel and civilians in an attack on a military base in Borno state northeast Nigeria on Wednesday, security sources told AFP.Suspected Boko Haram fighters in trucks fitted with machine guns launched a dawn raid on...

Over 50 lives wasted by armed gangs in Kaduna, Nigeria

An armed gang killed over 50 people in attacks on villages in the northern Nigerian state of Kaduna on Sunday, Kaduna’s governor Nasir el Rufai visited the affected communities on Monday.Sources said around 100 armed assailants stormed into the...

Mexico returns smuggled ancient sculpture to Nigeria

The Mexican government has returned an "ancient" bronze sculpture to Nigeria after it was seized by customs officials in Mexico City International Airport.The sculpture is believed to date back to the 6th Century from the south-western city of Ife,...

Nigeria urges U.S. to remove it from visa restriction list

Nigeria asked the United States on Thursday to abandon the new immigration visa restrictions on the West African country set to take effect on February 21.U.S. President Donald Trump included Nigeria and five other countries in an expanded version...
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Bombs explodes in Akure, Nigeria, destroying over 100 houses(with pictures)

Over a hundred houses including churches and residential buildings have been destroyed by a large explosion which split the ever busy Akure/Owo road into...

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Guineans overwhelmingly vote to back new constitution

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