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12:47, 22 March 2017 Wednesday

Bombers hit refugee camps in northeast Nigeria 7 dead

Among the killed are 3 suspected suicide bombers, a woman and a child; Boko Haram suspected in attack

16:42, 19 March 2017 Sunday

Four dead in NE Nigeria suicide bombing police

Borno state police spokesman Victor Isuku said the incident occurred when three bombers -- a man and two women -- tried to enter Umarari village just outside Maiduguri.

15:02, 11 March 2017 Saturday

Nana Asma u the early Islamic feminist icon

Asma’u as a Quran translator, Poet, and a revered Princess and teacher, and Nana Asmau was the founder of the Sokoto Caliphate

16:01, 15 March 2017 Wednesday

Nigeria 6 including 4 female teenaged bombers killed

Bombers detonate explosive vests in an area that houses a crowded community near police hospital; 16 others injured

16:08, 14 March 2017 Tuesday

Nigerian 455 captives freed in push against Boko Haram

The rescue from terrorist hideouts in northeastern Nigeria seems to be one of the largest in recent single operation  

12:48, 10 March 2017 Friday

Nigeria fixes presidential elections for February 2019

INEC said on Thursday the early release of the election timetable was "to allow for proper planning by the commission, political parties, security agencies, candidates and all stakeholders". 

19:22, 06 March 2017 Monday

Nigerian capital's airport closes for 6 weeks

Major international airlines say they will not operate from alternate airport, mainly for security reasons

17:34, 06 March 2017 Monday

Nigerian ex-governor jailed for contract fraud

If his conviction holds, this will be one of a few examples of powerful Nigerian governors being jailed for corruption

01:28, 03 March 2017 Friday

Nigeria charges oil majors Shell Eni with corruption

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) accused 11 defendants of "official corruption", according to court documents.

20:33, 02 March 2017 Thursday

UK to help Nigeria's corruption fight with 20m program

Program should start later in the year, according to British government's department for international development

10:32, 02 March 2017 Thursday

Nigeria Nearly 8 000 taken from Boko Haram lairs

Also in February, 2 separate terrorist ambushes claim the lives of 19 soldiers, including 1 officer

03:01, 27 February 2017 Monday

Nigeria Abducted German archaeologists released

Without mentioning any paid ransom, local police spokesman confirms release of duo abducted Wednesday in NW Kaduna state

17:32, 25 February 2017 Saturday

Nigeria VP's becomes a favorite in Buhari absence

The government appears keen to avoid the impression of a political vacuum, as happened in 2010 when president Umaru Yar'Adua fell ill and later died while being teated abroad.

13:02, 23 February 2017 Thursday

2 German archeologists abducted in Nigeria

The archeologists were kidnapped in the northwestern Kaduna state

11:01, 17 February 2017 Friday

Nigerian transport hub hit by suicide bombers

Three bombers, two bystanders die in early-morning attacks in NE Nigeria

17:23, 13 February 2017 Monday

100 000 killed by Boko Haram Nigerian governor says

Terror campaign has seen 2.1 million displaced, Gov. Kashim Shettima says

04:08, 13 February 2017 Monday

Nigeria's Muslim women oppose inheritance bill

Controversial bill proposes that men and women get equal share of inheritance

09:29, 12 February 2017 Sunday

Nigeria seizes 37 5m home from ex-petroleum minister

Former petroleum minister Diezani Alison-Madueke was under govt. probe for alleged corruption and money laundering

15:54, 07 February 2017 Tuesday

Nigeria dismisses concerns about president's health

President Muhammadu Buhari currently in London undergoing medical tests

08:40, 07 February 2017 Tuesday

Released from UK jail Nigerian politician plots next move

James Ibori, the former governor of Delta state in the oil-rich south, who used looted public funds to buy luxury homes, top-of-the-range cars and a private jet, has said that African politicians never retire.



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