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01:56, 22 July 2017 Saturday
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09:40, 21 July 2017 Friday

Cholera outbreak kills 17 in Nigeria

1,617 suspected cases reported in ongoing epidemic in northcentral Kwara state  

09:56, 18 July 2017 Tuesday

Call for Boko Haram peace talks masks ethnic tensions

The Borno Elders Forum of retired military and civilian officials, all ethnic Kanuri, said it was "time they (Boko Haram) put down their arms" and they should "repent and rejoin the larger society".

15:14, 17 July 2017 Monday

Female suicide bomber kills 8 in northeast Nigeria

Police say female bomber detonates IED strapped to her body at mosque in Maiduguri city  

14:58, 12 July 2017 Wednesday

Suicide bombings kill 17 injure 22 in Nigeria

4 suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers attack northeast Maiduguri city, says security official  

10:35, 12 July 2017 Wednesday

Nigeria's acting leader president meet in London

First meeting between Osinbajo, ailing Buhari amid political tension

12:49, 03 July 2017 Monday

Turkish Cargo opens route to Nigeria's Kano State

Scheduled cargo flights will start Tuesday

16:39, 26 June 2017 Monday

9 killed in Maiduguri blasts Nigerian police confirm

7 suicide bombers attack northeastern Nigerian city

18:55, 25 June 2017 Sunday

German broadcaster protests over Nigeria 'police brutality'

The broadcaster said that Ibraheema Yakubu, assigned to cover a rally on June 23 in the north-western city of Kaduna, "was taken into police custody and beaten by officers of the police force".

14:44, 18 June 2017 Sunday

Nigeria says half of aid to Boko Haram victims diverted

This marks first time government officially admits there has been theft of aid meant for Boko Haram victims

13:57, 08 June 2017 Thursday

Nigeria Boko Haram militants attack northeastern city

Maiduguri under attack by militants at fast-breaking time, and military jets move in to push them back

15:54, 29 May 2017 Monday

Nigeria's Buhari absent on second anniversary as president

Muhammadu Buhari and his deputy Yemi Osinbajo were sworn into office on May 29, 2015, two months after securing the first opposition victory against a sitting president in Nigerian history.

18:06, 19 May 2017 Friday

Suicide bombers hit Nigerian university

3 suicide bombers killed, security operatives injured in fresh attack

18:21, 18 May 2017 Thursday

10 000 refugees from Cameroon arrive back in Nigeria

Refugees forced to leave Cameroon amid accusations of infiltration by Boko Haram

10:49, 16 May 2017 Tuesday

The superhighway threatening Nigeria's tropical rainforest

The fate of the superhighway remains on hold pending the final decision of the Abuja authorities, expected in the coming weeks.

08:18, 08 May 2017 Monday

Nigeria s Buhari meets 82 freed schoolgirls

Buhari assures the schoolgirls of the government's commitment to their education and welfare

13:41, 26 April 2017 Wednesday

Triple suicide blasts hit Nigeria's Maiduguri sources

The bombings came two days after multiple suicide attacks near the strategic city that killed four members of the civilian joint taskforce (JTF) and injured two others.

10:43, 23 April 2017 Sunday

Nigeria cracks down on illicit oil refineries

"Let's see if we can go eat them for breakfast," he says with an ominous chuckle.

10:06, 20 April 2017 Thursday

Death toll from meningitis outbreak in Nigeria hits 745

Outbreak has reached 'epidemic threshold' in certain states

19:12, 12 April 2017 Wednesday

Meningitis outbreak death estimate rises to 489 in Nigeria

The illness causes acute inflammation of the outer layers of the brain and spinal cord, with the most common symptoms being fever, headache and neck stiffness. 

18:24, 12 April 2017 Wednesday

Nigeria Attacks on UK US embassies foiled say police

5 members of ISIL-linked Boko Haram arrested over thwarted plot against Western targets

12:20, 12 April 2017 Wednesday

Nigerian VP adamant on keeping Magu as anti-graft chief

Parliament twice rejects nomination of Ibrahim Magu as EFCC’s chairman  



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