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Xenophobia: 1st batch of 187 Nigerians returns from S/Africa

Nigerian carrier, Air Peace landed at Muritala Mohammed Airport on Wednesday night with a batch of 187 Nigerians fleeing South Africa  following the xenophobic attacks in the Mandela country. The B777 aircraft, with registration number 5N-BWI, which departed Thambo International...

Nigerian Shiites defies ban, hold procession in Abuja, other cities

Members of the Shiites Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, have defied police order by embarking on its Ashura mourning procession in Abuja on Tuesday morning. The Ashura procession is an annual religious ritual carried out by the Shia Islamic sect...

Nigerians in Cameroon call for help after separatist attacks

Nigerians living in Cameroon are asking both their government and their host country for help after at least 20 Nigerians were killed in separatist violence. According to news report from Voice of America (VOA), African service, a Nigerian lady, Ngozi...

Xenophobia: Over 600 Nigerians wants to leave South Africa

Nigeria's Consul General in Johannesburg, Godwin Adama, says more than 600 people have indicated an interest in returning to Nigeria in the wake of the recent xenophobic violence in the South African city. At least 10 people - two of...

Nigerian pastor, Biodun Fatoyinbo issued with a court summon

A federal high court sitting in Abuja has served Biodun Fatoyinbo, senior pastor at the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), a summon document to make an appearance within 14 days. Busola Dakolo, a celebrity photographer, had accused Fatoyinbo of having...

Nigeria pull out of Economic summit, recall ambassador to South Africa

Nigeria has recalled its High Commissioner to South Africa, Ambassador Kabiru Bala and also pulled out of World Economic Summit holding in Cape Town on Wednesday. A presidential source told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that Nigeria also demanded for...

UN rapporteur says Nigeria insecurity needs urgent attention

Nigeria’s multiple security problems have created a crisis that requires urgent attention and could lead to instability in other African countries if it is not addressed, a United Nations rapporteur said on Monday. Security forces in Africa’s most populous country...

Mass abductions hit Katsina State, Nigeria; over 50 taken

More than 50 people, including pregnant women and children, were abducted in a raid on a village in Katsina, home State of President Buhari, according to residents. The attack on Wurma village in Katsina, northwest Nigeria, began around 11:30 p.m....

Nigeria closes border with Benin rep. to curb rice smuggling

Nigeria has partially closed its western border with Benin to curb rice smuggling that is threatening the country’s attempt to boost local production, the government said on Wednesday. The government wants Nigeria to be self-sufficient in rice and has imposed...

US visa increase forces Nigeria to reduce visa fee for US citizens

The Interior Minister, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has approved reduction in Visa charges payable by U.S. citizens in line with reciprocity policy as recommended by a committee set up to conduct due diligence. The minister, who announced this in a statement...
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At least 15 civilians killed by rebels in retaliation for military offensives

Suspected Islamist militants killed at least 15 people overnight in eastern Congo, local officials said on Saturday, in the...
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US urges Libya’s Khalifa Haftar to end attack on Tripoli

The United States has urged Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar to end his offensive to seize Tripoli and accused Russia of exploiting the conflict.The US...

South African police forcefully remove refugees from UNHCR building in Pretoria

South African Police on Friday started removing refugees who have been camping at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees' (UNHCR) offices in Pretoria.The...

Malema tweets support for Burna Boy, assures of protection, AKA wants apology

South Africa's firebrand opposition politician Julius Malema has tweeted to reassure Nigerian music star Burna Boy of his safety if he visits South Africa...

More death in Guinea as protests against Alpha Conde rages on

A young demonstrator was killed in Guinea on Thursday during protests against President Alpha Conde’s perceived attempt to extend his mandate, the security minister...