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28 abducted Baptist school students freed in Nigeria

Gunman called bandits have carried out a spate of mass abductions from schools in northern Nigeria this year, mainly seeking ransoms.

published on : 26th July 2021

Nigerian government in talks with Twitter over suspension

Foreign minister Geoffrey Onyeama said that the government is in discussions with Twitter after it suspended the social media giant's operations in the country.

published on : 7th June 2021

Popular Nigerian televangelist T B Joshua dies at 57

Many African presidents, senior government officials, international soccer players, musicians and other high-profile guests have worshipped in the church.

published on : 6th June 2021

Nigeria 'indefinitely' suspends Twitter after it deletes President Buhari's tweet

The ministry also announced the suspension on its own Twitter account though it gave no details on when the decision would take effect.

published on : 5th June 2021

Officials confirm 136 students abducted from Nigeria school

Gunmen on motorcycles targeted Salihu Tanko Islamic School on Sunday, killing one person and abducting three teachers as well, said school owner Umar Idris

published on : 3rd June 2021

Scores of children abducted from Islamic seminary in Nigeria

The abduction came a day after 14 students from a university in northwestern Nigeria were freed after 40 days in captivity, one of a series of kidnappings to target colleges and schools since December

published on : 31st May 2021

Nigeria restricts passengers from India, Brazil, Turkey over coronavirus

The travel ban does not apply to passengers who have transited through those countries, the presidential steering committee on Covid-19 said in a statement.

published on : 2nd May 2021

Tension in west Delhi after Nigerian national's death

Police said that they have found CCTV footage wherein the victim could be seen stepping out of an auto-rickshaw and sitting near a shop.

published on : 28th March 2021

Gunmen kill at least 40 civilians in west Niger

In January 2020, 100 civilians were killed by terrorists in the villages of Tchombangou and Zaroumdareye in this region.

published on : 22nd March 2021

Gunmen abduct 30 students from college in northwest Nigeria

The college was said to have some 300 male and female students -- mostly aged 17 and older -- at the time of the attack. 

published on : 12th March 2021

Chaos as freed Nigerian schoolgirls reunited with families

Following the kidnappings, the Zamfara state government announced a curfew, which remains in force.

published on : 4th March 2021

Nigerian governor says 279 kidnapped schoolgirls are freed

Gunmen abducted the girls from the Government Girls Junior Secondary School in Jangebe town on Friday, in the latest in a series of mass kidnappings of students in the West African nation.

published on : 2nd March 2021

Over 300 girl students missing after fresh abduction at Nigeria school

Heavily-armed criminal gangs in northwest and central Nigeria have stepped up attacks in recent years, kidnapping for ransom, raping and pillaging.

published on : 26th February 2021

Gunmen kidnap 'hundreds' of schoolboys in Nigeria: Security

The school has around 1,000 students and it was not immediately clear how many were taken.

published on : 17th February 2021

Two Nigerian nationals held for storing, selling drugs

The duo supplied drugs at parties attended by businessmen, students and techies.

published on : 14th February 2021
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