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50 dead in suspected cholera outbreak in Nigeria
Abuja, April 7 (IANS) At least 50 people have been killed in a suspected cholera outbreak this year in Nigeria, local health authorities confirmed.
2021-04-07
Category: International, Nigeria,Health/Medicine
1,844 inmates escape after armed attack in Nigeria
Abuja, April 6 (IANS) The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS) said that 1,844 inmates escaped following an armed attack on one of its facilities in Owerri city.
2021-04-06
Category: International, Nigeria,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
1,844 inmates escape after armed attack in Nigeria
Abuja, April 6 (IANS) The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS) said that 1,844 inmates escaped following an armed attack on one of its facilities in Owerri city.
2021-04-06
Category: International, Nigeria,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Niger border attack toll climbs to 137
Niamey, March 23 (IANS) The death toll in an attack by armed assailants on several villages in Niger near the border with Mali has increased to 137, according to a government spokesperson.
2021-03-23
Category: International, Niger,Politics,Terrorism
40 killed in Niger border attack
Niamey, March 22 (IANS) At least 40 people were killed when a group of armed assailants attacked several villages in Niger's Tahoua region near the border with Mali, a government spokesperson said on Monday.
2021-03-22
Category: International, Niger,Politics
Nigerian president gets Covid-19 vaccine jab
Abuja, March 8 (IANS) Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, together with his deputy, Yemi Osinbajo, received first doses of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine, urging Nigerians to do the same.
2021-03-08
Category: International, Nigeria,Health/Medicine
Abducted Nigerian schoolgirls freed
Abuja, March 2 (IANS) Hundreds of girls who were kidnapped from a boarding school in Nigeria's Zamfara state last week, have been released, a local official confirmed on Tuesday.
2021-03-02
Category: International, Nigeria,Politics,Terrorism
Nine killed, 41 injured in road accident in Nigeria
Abuja, March 1 (IANS) Nine people were killed and 41 others injured in a road accident involving multiple vehicles in Nigeria's northwestern state of Kano on Sunday, a local official said.
2021-03-01
Category: International, Nigeria,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Nigerian troops kill Boko Haram militants, take back lost town'
Abuja, Feb 24 (IANS) Nigerian troops killed several Boko Haram militants while taking back a "lost town" in the country's northeast region, an army spokesman said.
2021-02-24
Category: International, Nigeria,Politics,Defence/Security
Nigerian President congratulates new WTO chief
Abuja, Feb 16 (IANS) Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on her appointment as the director-general of the World Trade Organization (WTO).
2021-02-16
Category: International, Nigeria,Politics
81 Boko Haram militants killed in army's clearance operations in Nigeria
Abuja, Feb 15 (IANS) Nigeria's army officials on Monday claimed that they have recently killed 81 Boko Haram militants in clearance operations in the country's northeastern region.
2021-02-15
Category: International, Nigeria,Politics,Defence/Security
Niger holds presidential, legislative elections
Niamey, Dec 28 (IANS) More than 7.4 million Nigerien people voted on Sunday in the presidential and legislative elections.
2020-12-28
Category: International, Niger,Politics
344 abducted Nigerian students released: Official
Abuja, Dec 18 (IANS) At least 344 students who were kidnapped from a school in Nigeria's Katsina state have been released, a government official announced.
2020-12-18
Category: International, Nigeria,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Nigerian Prez orders immediate reopening of land borders
Abuja, Dec 17 (IANS) Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate reopening of the country's four land borders which were shut 16 months ago in a bid to curb smuggling,a Minister announced.
2020-12-17
Category: International, Nigeria,Politics
Students missing after attack on school in Nigeria
Abuja, Dec 13 (IANS) Following an attack on the Government Science Secondary School in Katsina here, hundreds of students are feared missing.
2020-12-13
Category: International, Nigeria,Terrorism
Nigeria: 4 killed, 8 injured in car explosions
Abuja, Dec 12 (IANS) At least four people were killed and eight others injured when two cars exploded in Nigeria's northeastern state of Borno, according to the Nigeria delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross.
2020-12-12
Category: International, Nigeria,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sri Lanka WC winner Asanka Gurusinha to coach Nigeria
Abuja (Nigeria), Dec 1 (IANS) Asanka Gurusinha, who was part of the 1996 World Cup winning Sri Lanka team, has been appointed as Nigeria's head coach and high-performance director.
2020-12-01
Category: International, Nigeria,Sports,Cricket
Nigerian Prez condemns attack in northeastern state
Abuja, Nov 29 (IANS) Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned an attack on farmers in the northeastern state of Borno, which has reportedly killed dozens of people.
2020-11-29
Category: International, Nigeria,Politics,Terrorism
5 dead, 18 abducted in Nigeria mosque attack
Abuja, Nov 23 (IANS) Police in Nigeria have confirmed that five people were killed and 18 others abducted during an attack in a mosque in Zamfara state.
2020-11-23
Category: International, Nigeria,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
Four of family commit suicide in Andhra's Kurnool district
Panyam (Andhra Pradesh), Nov 5 (IANS) A family of four committed suicide at Kouluru village of Panyam mandal in Andhra Pradesh's Kurnool district by throwing themselves under a goods train.
2020-11-05
Category: International, Nigeria,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nigeria to construct 10 new airports
Abuja, Oct 28 (IANS) The Nigerian government has said it aims to construct 10 new airports across the country, an endeavor seeking to boost civil aviation in the most populous African country.
2020-10-28
Category: International, Nigeria,Politics
Nigeria deploys 'all police resources' amid protests, unrest
Abuja, Oct 25 (IANS) Nigeria's chief of police has ordered the immediate mobilisation of all police resources to put an end to days of street violence and looting. Mohammed Adamu said criminals have hijacked anti-police brutality protests and taken over public spaces.
2020-10-25
Category: International, Nigeria,Politics
69 killed in Nigeria protests
Abuja, Oct 24 (IANS) Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has said 69 people have been killed in protests against police brutality that have rocked the country.
2020-10-24
Category: International, Nigeria,Politics
Unrest in Nigeria as anger over shooting grows
Abuja, Oct 23 (IANS) Gunfire has erupted and jailbreaks have been reported in Nigeria, as unrest over the shooting of protesters in the country's biggest city Lagos continues.
2020-10-23
Category: International, Nigeria,Crime/Disaster/Accident
14 killed in Nigeria armed attack
Abuja, Aug 14 (IANS) At least 14 people were killed when gunmen invaded a village in Nigeria's north-central state of Niger, police said.
2020-08-14
Category: International, Nigeria,Terrorism
8 including 6 French tourists killed in Niger gunmen attack
Niamey, Aug 10 (IANS) Eight persons including six French tourists and two Nigeriens -- a guide and a driver, have been killed by armed individuals in the Koure area, according to the Nigerien ministry of interior and public security.
2020-08-10
Category: International, Niger,Crime/Disaster/Accident
25 soldiers killed in Niger army base attack
Niamey, Jan 10 (IANS) At least 25 soldiers have been killed in a suspected jihadist attack in Niger on a military camp along the border with Mali, the army said.
2020-01-10
Category: International, Niger,Defence/Security,Terrorism
9 killed in suspected Boko Haram attack in Nigeria
Abuja, Sep 19 (IANS) At least 9 people were killed in an attack suspected to have been carried out by terror group Boko Haram in Nigeria.
2019-09-19
Category: International, Nigeria,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Man jumps on plane wing as it prepares for takeoff
Abuja, July 20 (IANS) A man climbed onto the wing of a plane as it prepared for takeoff at an airport in Nigeria's Lagos city, causing panic among passengers, authorities said.
2019-07-20
Category: International, Nigeria,Human Interest/Society,Defence/Security
19 killed in Nigeria multiple car crash
Abuja, July 8 (IANS) Nineteen people were killed in a multi-car crash in a Nigerian village, police said on Monday.
2019-07-08
Category: International, Nigeria,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nigeria school collapses, over 100 schoolkids trapped
Abuja, March 13 (IANS) A three-storey building housing a primary school collapsed in Nigerian city of Lagos on Wednesday, trapping over 100 schoolchildren, authorities said.
2019-03-13
Category: International, Nigeria,Education,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nigeria orders re-opening of borders after election postponement
Abuja, Feb 17 (IANS) The Nigerian government has ordered the re-opening of all the nation's borders following the postponement of the presidential and national assembly elections.
2019-02-17
Category: International, Nigeria,Politics
Nigerian presidential polls postponed to Feb. 23
Abuja, Feb 16 (IANS) In the wake of a massacre that claimed 66 lives on the eve of the country's presidential election on Saturday, the national polling body announced the poll have been postponed until February 23 as scheduled voting was not "feasible".
2019-02-16
Category: International, Nigeria,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Terrorism
Gunmen kill 66 in Nigeria ahead of presidential election
Abuja, Feb 16 (IANS) At least 66 people were killed on Friday by unidentified gunmen in Nigeria's Kaduna state, on the eve of the country's presidential election, officials said.
2019-02-16
Category: International, Nigeria,Crime/Disaster/Accident
20 killed in Nigeria as truck runs into crowd
Abuja, Jan 13 (IANS) At least 20 people have been killed after a truck crashed into a crowded market in Nigeria's Ekiti state, officials and witnesses said on Sunday.
2019-01-13
Category: International, Nigeria,Crime/Disaster/Accident