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Another container filled with arms has been discovered at the Tin Can Island Port in Lagos, the Nigeria Customs told PREMIUM TIMES Tuesday.
With negative growth recorded for the fifth consecutive quarter,Nigeria's economy remains mired in recession, according to newly published data by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).
Nigeria's minister of state for petroleum has insisted the country would stop importing refined petroleum products in 2019, noting that the country "must process rather than ship out oil.
Suspected oil rebels attacked a gas pipeline in Nigeria's restive south, breaking a fragile truce between them and the government, an oil company spokesman told AFP Tuesday.
Fela Kuti has due recognition as the father of modern Nigerian music. His timeless militant music fused from funk, jazz and traditional African chanting created a wave that has seen the rest of the world tap into for inspiration and fusion.
AQAP has long been seen by the U.S. as a major terror threat. In 2010, the group attempted to send explosives-laden packages to the U.S.
He also disclosed that the government did not involve any monetary incentive in its ongoing negotiations with militants in oil-rich Niger Delta.
As a result, exports of the grade could return to their usual 200,000-240,000 barrels per day (bpd) by June, bringing Nigeria's production nearly back to levels seen before militant attacks in 2016. The attacks throughout 2016 ... militant amnesty ...
At least 7 people are dead and more than 40 injured from gunshots in separate attacks by Boko Haram militant group rampaging within recently liberated Borno communities.
Nigeria - The 82 Chibok schoolgirls recently released by Boko Haram were reunited with their families Saturday, the Nigerian government says. The former captives ... Their release takes to 106 the number freed by the militants so far, the government said.
A group of the "Chibok girls" freed from Nigeria's Boko Haram militants have been reunited with their families.
They [the militants] brought the girls to me," said Mr Mustapha, the lawyer from Borno State in north-east Nigeria. He has been mediating between the government and militants for the release of the Chibok girls and for an end to the Boko Haram insurgency.
The Delta police Command has confirmed the abduction of four Itsekiri leaders and some officials of Elcrest, an Indigenous firm, by suspected militants in Delta.
Meanwhile, there were indications yesterday that the Rivers police command has commenced the probe of the alleged police assault and arrest of ex-militants who protested at the NDDC head office in Port Harcourt. ... The National Chairman of Phase Two ...
The police in Delta said they had recovered corpses of four of its officers allegedly killed by suspected militants on May 15.
For years, the federal government has been amping up defense spending, hoping to stamp out Boko Haram, a militant group that has waged an armed insurgency in Nigeria since 2009. ... (The militants have displaced a further 2 million people ...
Rising oil production in Libya and Nigeria threatens OPEC's output cuts, but long-standing conflicts could keep barrels on the sidelines.
Suspected gunmen believed to be fighters of al Shabaab militants group on Monday burst into a government official's house in northeast Kenya and shot him dead, police said.
In our series of letters from African journalists, novelist and writer Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani profiles the lawyer who brokered the release of 82 women captured by ...
The Nigerian government says that the backlog in stipend payments to ex-militants has been cleared to the end of 2016.
The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Monday presented cheques totalling N55 million to the families of security officers who lost their lives in the Ishawo area of Ikorodu after an ambush unleashed on them by militants. The families of four ...
Just as the first World Summit In Defense Of Persecuted Christians was held in Washington, D.C., A Nigerian Anglican Bishop speaks out on what he's calling ...
Nabena, who spoke in Yenagoa, said the report that FIRS officials were attacked by militants was a smear campaign against members of NDYCPP and proprietors of the hotel.
Senior Nigerian oil workers' union Pengassan has told its members to withdraw their services from offices and oil production facilities operated by upstream companies in Nigeria, in sympathy with striking employees of the local subsidiary of ExxonMobil ...
Heartened by the release of 82 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram militants three years ago, the Church of the Brethren continues to support thousands of its members affected by the insurgent group's violence.
The Nigerian security forces and regional forces from Cameroon, Chad, and Niger have made important progress in pushing the sect out of the towns and villages of northeast Nigeria and the broader Lake Chad Basin region. So far, the sect has been ...
Ondo State Deputy Governor Agboola Ajayi led a delegation to visit the commanding officer of 19 battalion, Naqura barracks Okitipupa, Lt Col Ma'Aji.
On April 14, 2017, the world marked the third anniversary of the kidnapping of 276 adolescent schools girls in Chibok, northern Nigeria, by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram. The parents of the missing girls, since then known as the Chibok girls ...
Also, the book is a compendium of skill Acquisition and entrepreneurial trainings for a teeming population of unemployed youth not only in Nigeria but in every part of the world. In his review, the Media Consultant for Ex-militants in the Niger Delta ...
He comes from the northeast region of Nigeria, which has endured attacks by the Boko Haram Islamic extremist group. The Lutheran federation says many churches in the area had to suspend activities two years ago to avoid militant assaults during worship ...
The families of the rescued 21 Chibok girls have been reunited with their daughters during a church service held in Abuja, Nigeria. Rescued girls reunite with their parents · Rescued ... 'Boko Haram spy' held over Nigeria church blast. Johannesburg - A ...
A handout picture released by the Syrian Arab news agency (SANA) on May 8, 2017, shows the first batch of militants and some of their family members leaving from Damascus' Barzeh neighbourhood following a deal to evacuate the area.
A handout picture released by the Syrian Arab news agency (SANA) on May 8, 2017, shows the first batch of militants and some of their family members leaving from Damascus' Barzeh neighbourhood following a deal to evacuate the area.
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, says security agencies are closing in on a militant, Terwaze Akwazza (a.k.a Ghana), who he said is an ally of Boko Haram.
A police sergeant attached to the Ipakodo police Division has been arrested after confessing to selling police arms and ammunition to suspected militants in Lagos State. SUNDAY PUNCH exclusively gathered that the suspect, identified as Sergeant Sunday ...
Nigerian hunters have turned their guns on Boko Haram. Bunu Bukar, left, is secretary of the Hunters/Vigilante Association in Borno State, Nigeria. Ba Bunu, right, a commander of the hunting group, wearing a piece of a cat's tail on a necklace for good ...
They appealed to relevant agencies to adopt the model used in the Presidential Amnesty Programme for Ex-militants for the local operators, who would be put out of business.
At least two 950,000-barrel cargoes of Nigeria's Forcados crude will ship from the pipeline's main terminal in May, for the first time since November, according to trading sources who spoke to S&P Global Platts on Friday.
Maiduguri, Nigeria (Reuters) - A man purporting to be a Boko Haram fighter said the Islamist militant group plans to bomb Nigeria's capital, Abuja, in a video seen by Reuters on Saturday. "More bombs attacks are on the way, including Abuja that you ...
With Nigeria's ailing President Muhammadu Buhari seeking emergency medical treatment outside the country for a second time, the prospect of a "polarizing political transition" is real.
... the Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram, known as the Chibok girls, declined to be released from the militant group's captivity, according to an adviser to the country's president. Eighty-two of the Chibok girls, who were kidnapped by the ...
Leaders of ex-militants in phases Two and Three of the Presidential Amnesty Programme have commended President Muhammadu Buhari for ordering the release of N30 billion for the rehabilitation and reintegration of ex-agitators.
The police said that the drugs are used to finance Islamist terrorism, and heighten resistance to pain and stress.
Days after releasing five Boko Haram leaders in exchange for 82 girls abducted in 2014, the government planned more talks to free the remaining girls.
Abuja, Nigeria, May 8, 2017 / 05:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Another of the young women abducted from their school by Boko Haram militants have been freed, with more than 100 still missing. The Nigerian government announced the release of the girls, ...
Al Shabaab fighters attacked a remote Somali army base northwest of the capital Mogadishu on Tuesday, killing several government soldiers, officials and the militants said. The Islamist group, which has launched several attacks there in the last few ...
At least seven Malian soldiers have been confirmed dead after militants attacked an army base in Almoustrat, the defence ministry said on Monday.
The statement from the Nigerian administration disclosed that the 30 billion naira ($98.47 million) would be released to the former militants soon, followed by an additional five billion naira at a later stage. Prior to last year, the allotted budget ...
Abuja/Lagos, Nigeria - Boko Haram militants have released 82 schoolgirls out of a group of more than 200 whom they kidnapped from the northeastern town of Chibok in April 2014 in exchange for prisoners.
NewsWeek reports that the Nigerian government began paying into an amnesty program in 2009 to tackle violence in the Niger Delta, in the country's southeast, where militant groups opposed to the presence of foreign oil companies in Nigeria and calling ...


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