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Thirty dead after bomb blast strikes bridge in northeast Nigeria

7 January 2020, 2:43 PM

At least 30 people have been killed and many more injured in a bomb blast in northeastern Nigerian, local sources told Reuters late on Monday (January 6).

Qassem Soleimani

Nigerian police on heightened alert after US killing of Iranian commander

6 January 2020, 4:48 PM

Nigerian police have been placed on a heightened state of alert after the U.S. killing of a top Iranian military commander in Iraq sparked fears of public disturbances in the West African country, the police said on Sunday.

Muhammadu Buhari

Nigeria’s 2019 marked countries 6th election

31 December 2019, 7:21 PM

2019 marked Nigeria’s 6th election in 20 years since Africa’s biggest democracy returned to civilian rule after decades of military government.

Islamic State says it beheaded Christian captives in Nigeria

27 December 2019, 7:30 PM

Islamic State released a video purporting to show its militants beheading 10 Christian men in Nigeria, saying it was part of a campaign to avenge the deaths of its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and its spokesperson.

Pro-government group attacks rally demanding release of ‘illegally’ held Nigerians

23 December 2019, 5:32 PM

Pro-government activists in Nigeria on Monday attacked civil society protesters who were demanding the release of people they say are illegally detained, a Reuters witness said.

Convicted Nigerian terrorist Okah to know his appeal fate

20 December 2019, 8:42 AM

Convicted Nigerian terrorist Henry Okah will on Friday know the fate of his application for leave to appeal his conviction and sentence.

Armed group claims killing 4 humanitarian hostages in Nigeria: Aid organization

15 December 2019, 3:33 PM

An armed group that kidnapped humanitarian workers in north eastern Nigeria five months ago has claimed it killed four hostages, international aid agency Action Against Hunger said on Friday.

Nigeria files fraud charge in bid to overturn nearly $10 billion penalty

8 December 2019, 7:10 AM

Lawyers for the Nigerian government filed “new and substantive” allegations of fraud with a British court, carrying on a fight against an arbitration award now worth close to $10 billion, a spokesperson for the attorney general said.

Henry Okah

Convicted Nigerian terrorist Okah awaits appeal results

3 December 2019, 4:36 PM

Convicted Nigerian terrorist, Henry Okah, will know the outcome off his application for leave to appeal his conviction and sentence in two weeks’ time.

Nigerian men plead not guilty to homosexuality charge

28 November 2019, 2:25 PM

Forty-seven Nigerian men pleaded innocent on Wednesday to a charge of public displays of affection with members of the same sex, an offence that carries a 10-year jail term.

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