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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 ...


 

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