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65 people killed in latest Boko Haram attack in Nigeria’s Maiduguri

At least 65 people were killed during an attack by Islamist militant group Boko Haram near Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri, a Reuters reporter said after counting bodies at a hospital morgue. The remains of a dozen victims were...

Kenya- Nigeria relations heighten as President Muhammadu Buhari jets in Kenya

The 3-day State visit to Kenya by President Muhammadu Buhari of the Federal Republic of Nigeria beginning Wednesday January 27 is expected to enhance further the relations between the duo. President Buhari will arrive at Eldoret International Airport where...

Seriake Dickson floors Sylva re-elected as Bayelsa State governor

Governor Seriakae Dickson was, yesterday, returned as the winner of the Bayelsa State governorship election. This followed the declaration of the results of the supplementary elections conducted at the weekend in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area and 101 polling...

Boko Haram kill seven in suicide attack, raid

Boko Haram gunmen have mounted their first attacks since Nigeria's government declared them "technically" defeated, killing seven people in a raid and suicide bombing, residents told AFP on Wednesday. The attacks happened on Tuesday in the northeastern state of...

Christine Lagarde arrives Nigeria for talks on economic development

Christine Lagarde, the Managing Director of International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday arrived in Nigeria on a four-day visit to engage policy makers on ways to promote economic development in the country. Lagarde was welcomed by the Minister of...

7 Killed, 17 injured in road accident in Ogun State, Nigeria

Seven people are confirmed dead and 17 others injured in a ghastly motor accident involving two commercial buses carrying 28 passengers in southern Nigerian state of Ogun, local authorities said on Monday. Commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission...

Female corpses dumped in the swamp unsettle Lagos community

In the past four weeks, the community of Anibaba, Bugon Filling Station and Water Corporation, Obafemi Awolowo Road, Ikorodu has been in the news for all the wrong reasons. This came after a bloated female corpse was discovered on Thursday,...

Baga remains a ghost town one year after Boko Haram massacre

One year after a massive attack ranked among the worst in Boko Haram's six-year insurgency, the residents of Baga in northeast Nigeria say their home is a ghost town.  The jihadists razed the fishing hub on the shores of...

‘Africa’s biggest statue of Jesus’ unveiled in Anambra State Nigeria

Local Catholic priests on Friday unveiled a nine-metre tall statue of Jesus Christ carved from white marble, thought to be the biggest of its kind in Africa.Standing barefoot with arms outstretched, the "Jesus de Greatest" statue weighs in at...

I was caught taking ‘illegal’ photos

It is somehow awkward to find you find yourself at the centre of your own story, that was the situation I found myself on Monday 29th of September 2014 in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital. I had gone to the local Wuse...
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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...