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At least 30 killed in raids on northwest Nigeria villages

Armed bandits on motorcycles stormed five neighbouring rural villages in the Maradun district of Zamfara state on Tuesday afternoon, firing indiscriminately and stealing livestock.

published on : 19th July 2018

Nigeria Navy Chief arrives on 2-day visit

Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas, the Nigerian Navy's Chief of Staff, arrived on a two-day visit to the  Southern Naval Command(SNC) here on Wednesday.

published on : 19th July 2018

Nigeria Floods: 49 killed, 20 missing

More than 2,000 people displaced by the flooding were sheltering in primary schools in Jibia, while 27 injured had been taken to a hospital.

published on : 17th July 2018

23 Nigerian troops missing after Boko Haram attack

The Boko Haram militants ambushed the army troops in Balagallaye village in the Boboshe area outside Bama.

published on : 15th July 2018

Scores killed after days of clashes between herders and farmers northeast Nigeria 

Fulani and Yandang community leaders yesterday said that 70 people died in the violence and thousands had fled from their homes in search of safety.

published on : 14th July 2018

Fraudsters scam Nigerian fans with FIFA World Cup passes

They came to watch World Cup matches but got stranded when their return plane tickets were cancelled by bogus travel agencies that booked them.

published on : 13th July 2018

African teams 'need focus on youth' to make FIFA World Cup progress

This year was the first time since 1982 that no team from the continent had made it past the first round of the FIFA World Cup.

published on : 13th July 2018

Suspected cattle thieves 'kill 26' in Northern Nigeria

Bandits on motorcycles attacked several villages on both sides of the border between Sokoto and Zamfara states on Monday and Tuesday, shooting residents, burning homes and stealing cows.

published on : 11th July 2018

21 feared dead in Nigeria boat capsize

The vessel, carrying 30 traders and their wares, overturned in high winds on a river in the Isa district of northwestern Sokoto state during a heavy downpour on Saturday.

published on : 11th July 2018

Nigeria police find bodies of 41 suspected bandits

Eighteen bodies were found in a river on Sunday while 23 others were discovered in a nearby forest in the Zurmi area of Zamfara state.

published on : 4th July 2018

Kidnappers free father of Nigerian World Cup skipper John Mikel Obi: Police

Kidnapping of prominent and rich people and their families is common in southern Nigeria and the victims are usually released unhurt after a ransom is paid.

published on : 3rd July 2018

France's President Emmanuel Macron heads to Nigeria, attempt to forge closer ties

Fifteen years after he was an intern at the French embassy, Macron returns to the Nigerian capital for a whistlestop meeting with Buhari before flying south to Lagos.

published on : 3rd July 2018

Nigeria risk wrath of FIFA over leadership row

FIFA statutes dictate that member states should manage their affairs independently with no influence from third parties.

published on : 2nd July 2018

Hunter to hunted: African tragedy at FIFA World Cup 2018

Failure of participants from Dark Continent to book spot in knockout rounds in Russia attributed to lack of preparation & professionalism

published on : 30th June 2018

Argentines caught between love and indifference for Maradona

The 57-year-old hit the headlines in Russia this week when he was filmed making two-handed middle-finger gestures to fans during Argentina's narrow win over Nigeria in their final World Cup pool game.

published on : 30th June 2018
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