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Islamic leader Emir Alhassan Adamu Kajuru kidnapped in Kaduna, Nigeria

A prominent Muslim leader has been abducted by gunmen during a night raid in Nigeria's north-western state of Kaduna.Emir Alhassan Adamu Kajuru was taken along with 12 of his relatives.Residents in the area say the 85-year-old had received a...

At least 35 killed as suspected Boko Haram gunmen attack villages in Nigeria

Suspected Boko Haram gunmen have raided several villages in Maradun area of Zamfara State, Northwest Nigeria, killing at least 35 and injuring scores of others.A police spokesperson confirmed the attacks, said that it happened on Thursday evening as the...

Kidnappers demand food for children seized in Nigeria school raid

Kidnappers who abducted more than 100 students from a boarding school in Nigeria's Kaduna State warned that the children could starve unless parents supply them with food, parents and the head of the Kaduna Baptist conference said on Wednesday.The...

Boko Haram gunmen kill 18 in Katsina State, Nigeria

At least 18 people have been killed by gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram members in the north-western Nigerian State of Katsina.The attack on Monday night happened in the village of Tsauwa in Batsari area of the state.Residents told...

Fire breaks out during TB Joshua’s candlelight memorial

A fire broke out on Monday night in a storehouse in the church of the late influential Nigerian preacher TB Joshua in Lagos.The fire incident occurred during a candle-lit procession that was being held in tribute to the influential...

Hundreds of children abducted from Islamic school in Nigeria

Gunmen kidnapped over 200 children from an Islamic seminary in central Nigeria, officials said, the latest in a string of such incidents plaguing the populous African nation.Some 200 children were at the school in Niger state on Sunday during...

Nigeria’s Buhari appoints Maj Gen Farouk Yahaya as new army chief

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Major General Farouk Yahaya as the new Chief of Army Staff - the third officer to hold the post this year.The announcement put an end to speculations in Social media that another general...

Boko Haram threats put police in Abuja-Nigeria on high alert

Threat by the dreaded terror group Boko Haram has put Police in Nigeria federal capital, Abuja on high alert!In response the force has deployed officers on horses and motorcycles to patrol the city, amid reports that the group is...

How a Nigerian nearly had her son taken by Italian officials

In this special story by the BBC, we are sharing how a Nigerian mother who had been trafficked to Italy nearly had her son taken away in a homeless shelter.One sultry afternoon in the main city of the Italian...

Germany to return looted colonial era Benin bronzes

Germany is returning hundreds of artefacts known as Benin Bronzes that were mostly looted from Nigeria, by a British colonial expedition and subsequently sold to collections around the world, including German museums, authorities said Friday.Foreign Minister Heiko Maas welcomed...
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Nearly a score killed in road ambush by Islamist militants in east DR Congo

At least 16 people, including six women and two children, have been killed in a suspected Islamist militant attack...
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