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"Nigerian Army to collaborate with National Park Service and Borno State Government to turn Sambisa forest to tourist centre to attract tourists into the country – Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen ... Splinter group Islamic State in West Africa kidnapped more than 100 schoolgirls from the town of Dapchi in February.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - At least 35 people were killed and some are missing after an attack on a village in southeastern Nigeria, local media reported Tuesday. ... Earlier on Tuesday, Nigeria's Gwer East area was also attacked by suspected herdsmen, leaving 19 people dead, including two Catholic priests.

Regardless of what city you're in, nowadays it's nearly impossible to avoid reading, hearing or watching some bit of news with the words "drug abuse", "drug crisis", or more specifically, "tramadol" or "codeine" scribbled on the pages or muttered by a news host. Nigeria's drug crisis (see what I was saying) ...
No fewer than 35 persons have been killed and several other still missing after suspected herdsmen attacked Tse Umenger in Mbadwem Council Ward of Guma LGA, Benue State. DAILY POST gathered that the heavily armed men, numbering over 50, stormed the village on Tuesday around 7pm and set ...
Oluwakemi Mogaji has only been riding a bike for two years but the 24-year-old graduate student is undaunted by an upcoming 4,000-mile ride from Baltimore to Seattle. Mogaji, who friends and family call Kemi, harbors an adventurous spirit that began to flourish even before she and her family emigrated ...
The village is located in Nigeria's Benue state, in the tense “Middle Belt” between the nation's predominantly Muslim north and predominantly Christian south. In areas like Benue, most of the settled farmers living there are Christian. The Fulani herdsmen, mostly Muslim, are semi-nomadic and fighting for ...

Latest. World Malaria Day: Electricity company distributes mosquito nets in Kano. 1 min ago. Kohath partners with NMRC to provide 15,000 housing units in Nigeria. 3 mins ago. Gov. tasks lawyers on reforms in Nigeria's prison system. 6 mins ago. New anti-malaria vaccines to be released soon – Expert.
Armed men, suspected to be herdsmen have killed 16 persons in Ali Agundu and Tsav council wards of Guma Government Area (LGA) of Benue State. The separate attacks, which were carried out on both settlements simultaneously, took place barely one day after two priests and 17 other people were ...
... have put pressure on the militant group. Recent days have seen a lull in such attacks. However, on Friday 10 people, including four militia fighting the militants, were injured when two female suicide bombers attacked Amarwa village in Konduga district, 38 km from Maiduguri, according to militia sources.
Gunshots and explosions have been heard near the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri. Security ... "They attacked two villages on the outskirts of Maiduguri. ... On Friday, four female suicide bombers in their teens detonated their explosives near the city, killing one more person, according to police.
Politics met with show business in Nigeria's commercial city, Lagos on Friday as President Muhammadu Buhari gave United Kingdom model and ... An aide to the President, Bashir Ahmad, tweeted a clarification to the meeting at a time when the social media space in Nigeria began to buzz about the photos ...
Projections from a new research suggest that cities will explode at an amazing pace with a population of 100 million by the end of this century, and Lagos, a city in Nigeria could be the first to achieve that. This means by 2100 if Nigeria's population continues to grow and people move to cities at the same ...
The death toll from an attack by suspected cattle rustlers on a herding village in northern Nigeria's Zamfara State has risen to 36, the local traditional ruler ... This has prompted villages to form vigilante groups — which in turn are often accused of extra-judicial killings of suspected cattle thieves, prompting ...
Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Chelsea winger Victor Moses won and converted a harshly awarded penalty to give Nigeria a surprise 1-0 win in ... were another World Cup qualifier to win in Europe with Khalid Boutaib netting the decisive goal on 40 minutes in a 2-1 win over Serbia in Italian city Turin.
About 70 men and women have assembled at Kandem, a village in southwestern Cameroon on the border with Nigeria to discuss what to do with their farm produce and how to get supplies from neighboring Nigeria. Five months ago, Kandem was a bustling market town along the $423-million African ...
KANO, Nigeria: Residents of the Nigerian town of Dapchi were hoping for the release of the last schoolgirl kidnapped by Boko Haram, following encouraging indications from the authorities after the militants returned more than 100 youngsters they had seized. Her released schoolmates said the girl, Leah ...
"There is so much expectation in the town following the news that the last remaining girl will be released," Kachalla Bukar, father of one of the schoolgirls recently freed, told AFP late Saturday by phone from the town in the northeastern state of Yobe. "We were told she was on her way but she has not yet ...

One month after Boko Haram militants stormed a girls' boarding school in northern Nigeria and kidnapped 110 students, they returned nearly all of the girls and one boy to the center of the town on Wednesday. Hours later, the girls boarded a flight to Abuja to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari. Five of ...
Europol says 41 house were searched in 11 Spanish cities and one city in the UK. According to Europol, the criminal cartel had links to the Eiye brotherhood, one of the most influential groups in Nigeria. The gang was allegedly operating all over the world and pumping money back into the network.
Nigerian community leaders demanded the air force be prosecuted for alleged attacks on villages in the north-eastern state Adamawa, which they say ... national and international criminal investigation to commence prosecution of those responsible for this crime,” representatives of six villages said in a joint ...
A native of far-flung Nigeria, a country in which tens of millions of people struggle to earn less than a dollar a day, he was living the American dream in Tempe. Jakpor came to America ... Mission Africa's goal is to help children become educated and villages to become self-sustaining. A Saturday-afternoon ...
"Nigeria prefers to have schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram from Chibok and Dapchi back alive, and that is why it has chosen negotiation, rather than a military option," Buhari's office said in an emailed statement issued by the president's spokesman. "President Buhari added that Nigeria was working in ...
Lassa fever was discovered in 1969, when two missionary nurses died of a mysterious disease in the remote town of Lassa in Borno state in northeastern Nigeria. When a third nurse fell ill, she was evacuated to a hospital in New York City—along with a thermos full of blood and other samples from all three ...
Members of the Abia State chapter of the Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (NITP) has begun move for the building of its permanent Secretariat in Umuahia. ... Meanwhile, the first National Vice President Chief Lekwa Ezutah has lamented public disregard for relevant provisions of town planning laws by ...
The crisis in Northeast Nigeria has reached an inflection point. Widespread famine no longer appears imminent, and the Nigerian military has pushed Boko Haram out of a number of cities and towns. However, the humanitarian crisis is far from over, and major challenges remain in responding to the needs ...
Aisha Kachalla is one of 110 girls who were abducted on February 19 by suspected Boko Haram fighters from her school in Dapchi, a dusty, remote town in the northeast Nigerian state of Yobe. The basket contains noodles, clothes and other items her parents packed to make her life at boarding school ...
Lagos - A suspension of humanitarian operations has been extended in a remote town in northeast Nigeria where three aid workers were killed in a Boko Haram attack, medical charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said on Saturday. MSF and the UN pulled out their staff from Rann, on the border with ...
These aren't the urban dwellers that scurry down dark alleyways in cities like New York. (Those are usually Norway rats or roof rats.) Instead, their natural habitat is the croplands and forests around villages in West Africa. At the end of the rainy season in Nigeria, around September, rodent populations peak, ...
After suspected Boko Haram militants launched a brutal attack in the town of Rann in Nigeria's northeastern Borno State Thursday, killing several people including aid workers, Doctors Without Borders has pulled out of the town. The departure is sure to be a blow to the tens of thousands of displaced people ...
According to a report by WHO in 2016, Nigeria had four of the worst cities in the world for air pollution. In Onitsha, a thriving port-city, 30 times the WHO's recommended level of PM10 (particulate matter concentration) was recorded. There have been efforts. In 2016, Nigeria pledged to ban dirty fuel imports ...
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria -- Authorities in northern Nigeria say as many as 50 girls remain missing several days after an attack on a village by Boko Haram ... BBC also writes that the jihadists came into the town of Dapchi, firing guns and letting off explosives, causing students and teachers to flee into the ...
Major roads in the bustling city which is Nigeria's commercial capital will also be closed to traffic whiles there will be some diversions even though emergency ... Lagos State police chief, Imohimi Edgal disclosed that whiles in town, the president would be attending a colloquium marking the 66th birthday of ...
Some of the schoolgirls missing after a militant attack on a boarding school in northern Nigeria have been rescued by the military, officials say. About 100 children were believed to be missing after pupils and teachers fled into bush outside the town of Dapchi during the attack. Parents told the BBC they had seen girls being ...
According to the Express, “armed men stormed through 15 villages to massacre Christians and destroy their churches in a violent crackdown against the [Christian] religion in Nigeria … Dozens of people have been killed after the gangs ransacked towns and villages to clear them of all aspects of the ...
According to a report by WHO in 2016, Nigeria had four of the worst cities in the world for air pollution. In Onitsha, a thriving port-city, 30 times the WHO's recommended level of PM10 (particulate matter concentration) was recorded. There have been efforts. In 2016, Nigeria pledged to ban dirty fuel imports ...
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria -- Authorities in northern Nigeria say as many as 50 girls remain missing several days after an attack on a village by Boko Haram ... BBC also writes that the jihadists came into the town of Dapchi, firing guns and letting off explosives, causing students and teachers to flee into the ...
A private sector-owned airline in Nigeria skidded off a runway and ended up in a bush on Tuesday night, local portals have reported. ... The flight from Lagos to the city of Port Harcourt overshot the runway into a nearby bush following which emergency response teams on ground were dispatched to the ...
Seun Adigun (right) and Akuoma Omeoga, from the Nigerian women's bobsled team, wave after an Olympic heat on February 20. .... Nigeria was making history," Chike says there was no intense enthusiasm about the Nigerian female team in the southeastern Nigerian town of Nsukka where she's living.
Parents and school authorities have revealed that at least 94 school girls from Government Girls Science and Technical Secondary School at Dapchi town in Bursari local government area of Yobe state are missing after an all-girls school was attacked by Islamist militant group, Boko Haram. The militants ...
On a humid November day in the small Nigerian village of Gbamu Gbamu (pronounced bomb-ou bomb-ou), Akinola Oduola clambers down a wooden ladder ... When he's not building his mosque, Oduola is a welder and motorcycle repairman -- an in-demand profession in a town where the bulk of the ...
ABUJA, Feb. 20 (Xinhua) -- Local police in Nigeria on Monday confirmed the arrest of three people suspected to have masterminded an attack which led to the killing of at least 36 villagers in the northwestern state of Zamfara last week. Zamfara police chief Kenneth Embrimson told reporters in the state ...
A nineties Japanese mini car is the unlikely taxi of choice in one of Nigeria's biggest cities ... But in Ibadan, Nigeria's largest city by geographical area and the country's third most populous city with three million people, an informal commuter ecosystem has been built around a tiny 1990s Japanese ...
The bombers set off explosives on Friday at the market, about 15 miles from the center of the city of Maiduguri, Reuters reported. ... Thousands of other residents from villages overrun by Boko Haram are also believed to be held in miserable conditions by the militants, who are known to conscript children ...
A Nigerian man living in one of the world's most polluted cities has been hailed for “leading by example” and cleaning up his community in the face of ... the applause of the internet for leading a group of local teenagers in tackling rubbish in their neighbourhood in Onitsha, a port city in southern Nigeria.
Six people were killed last weekend when cattle herders battled farmers in northeast Nigeria, a state government official said on Tuesday, in violence that ... “Six people were killed and many others were injured in attacks on two villages, Kikan and Lauru,” Adamawa state information commissioner Ahmad ...
“My aim this year is to be among the first five positions overall and also defending my title in the Nigerian category. “I am professionally a race-walker because it helped me to win the marathon last year even when I was not consistent. My road walk before was maximum of two hours. “I have added one hour ...
The Premier League leaders have tied the 26-year-old playmaker down to a longer deal, despite his previous contract not expiring until 2021. De Bruyne has scored six goals and provided 10 assists in the top flight this season. According to BBC, The Belgium international is City's record signing after ...
With the exception of probably Abuja and Calabar, a drive on most Nigerian roads in the major cities would reveal heaps of refuse, stinking to high heavens, ... Have we forgotten so soon that just a few years ago, most Nigerians derisively referred to Aba, a commercial city in the South-East Nigeria, as the ...
The questions that have been thrown up are: What is the rationale behind constructing a 55-kilometre rail line to Maradi, a city in Niger Republic? Has the Federal Government connected all cities and important towns in Nigeria to a railway network that serves the nation's economy? Could this plan not be ...
Nigerian football icon Stephen "Big Boss" Keshi is being honour by Google on what would have been his 56th birthday. The search engine changed its logo in Nigeria on Tuesday to an illustration of the legendary sports star. Keshi was one of only two men to win the Africa Cup of Nations as both a player ...


 

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