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Nigerian priest moved from German parish over racist threats

A Nigerian Roman Catholic priest, Father Patrick Asomugha is standing down from his parish in Western Germany after a series of race related attacks.Father Asomugha and the local diocese agreed that his position had become untenable, despite the support...

Gunmen kill 47 in Nigeria’s Buhari home state

Gunmen killed 47 people in attacks on villages in the northwestern Nigerian state of Katsina in the early hours of Saturday, local police said.“Armed bandits”, some of whom wielded AK 47 guns, carried out the attacks, Katsina police said...

Nigeria president’s chief of staff, Abba Kyari dies from coronavirus

The Nigerian president’s chief of staff, Abba Kyari, died on Friday after contracting the new coronavirus, two presidency spokesmen said on Twitter.Kyari, who was in his 70s and had underlying health problems including diabetes, was the top official aide...

Nigeria security forces have killed 18 persons over virus lockdown

Nigerian security agents have killed 18 people in their enforcement of measures to curb coronavirus, a figure higher than the documented toll inflicted by the disease, the country's human rights body said.Africa's most populous nation has imposed a total...

Nigeria rejects U.S. senator’s query over $300m Abacha loot repatriation

Nigeria’s anti-graft agency has criticised a letter from a powerful U.S. senator questioning the return to Nigeria of more than $300 million in funds looted by former military ruler General Sani Abacha.The dispute, relating to a tri-partite agreement signed...

Lagos health authority to conduct house-to-house coronavirus survey

Lagos State commissioner for health has warned residents to be ready to answer questions from health workers who are going house-to-house asking about coronavirus symptoms.The health workers will "make inquiries about symptoms of cough, cold and fever", Prof Akin...

Chad president tells Shekau, surrender or die

Chad's President, Mr. Idriss Deby, has asked Boko Haram's factional leader, Abubakar Shekau, to surrender or risk being killed inside his Dikoa hideout.Deby issued the warning in a state address to his countrymen shortly after leading his army in...

Nigeria’s Buhari orders restriction of movements in Lagos, Abuja and Ogun for 14 days

Nigeria president, Mohammadu Buhari has ordered restriction of movement in Lagos, Ogun and the capital Abuja for 14 days in an attempt to curb the spread of coronavirus.Nigeria has 97 confirmed coronavirus cases, most of which have been in...

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...
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Post coup Mali interim president and vice sworn in

ReutersRetired colonel Bah Ndaw was sworn in as Mali’s interim president on Friday, tasked with presiding over an 18-month...
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Migrants stranded in Libya face vicious cycle of cruelty

Associated PressAmnesty International said Thursday that thousands of Europe-bound migrants who were intercepted and returned to Libyan shores this year have disappeared after being...

Unusually heavy rains in Senegal expose big gap in $1.4B flood plan

ReutersMore than two weeks after heavy rains hit Senegal, thigh-high stagnant water still fills streets in Dakar’s suburbs, as angry residents ask what happened...

Fmr French president Sarkozy to know fate in cash-from-Libya case

AFPA Paris appeals court will rule Thursday on a legal challenge by ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy and former aides against an investigation into claims that...

US Secretary of States pushes for breakthrough on Sudan deal

AFPWith weeks to go before US elections, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is racing to make a breakthrough with Sudan that he hopes could...