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Christians in Nigeria living under a ‘big cloud of terror’: Nigerian journalist

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Logan discussed the war waged against Christians with Nigerian journalist Masara Kim Usman, who has covered the villages that have been destroyed by Boko Haram extensively.  "The first thing actually you will be conf...

Around 20% of Nigerian workers lost jobs due to COVID-19, official figures show

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Around 20% of workers in Nigeria have lost their jobs as a result of COVID-19, the government's statistics office said on Tuesday, outlining the impact of the pandemic on businesses in Africa's most populous nation....

Meet the Nigerian board game creator trying to change an industry

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Lagos, Nigeria Kenechukwu Cornelius Ogbuagu has been obsessed with playing and building games his entire life. As a child, he played board and card games including Snakes and Ladders, Whot, and Ludo with the kids in ...

One million Nigerian children to miss school due to mass kidnappings, UNICEF says

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At least one million Nigerian children could miss school this year as the new term begins amid a rise in mass school kidnappings and insecurity, the United Nations children's agency UNICEF said on Wednesday. Schools...

Gunmen storm Nigerian jail to break out more than 200 prisoners

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Abuja, Nigeria At least 240 prisoners have escaped in a prison break in Nigeria's north-central Kogi State after gunmen carried out a blitz attack on the facility, prison authorities said Monday.   A spokesman for th...

Phone and internet shutdown in Nigerian state enters sixth day as security forces target kidnappers

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Abuja, Nigeria Most residents in Nigeria's north western Zamfara State have welcomed a government directive ordering a shutdown of internet and phone communications now in its sixth day designed to combat a spate of ...

Schools in Nigerian state shut after mass kidnapping of students by gunmen

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Schools in Nigeria's northwestern Zamfara State have been ordered closed after scores of students were kidnapped by gunmen on Wednesday. At least 73 students were abducted from a state-run high school in Zamfara's M...

Second Nigerian “Chibok girl” freed in a week seven years after abduction

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A second young woman abducted seven years ago from the town of Chibok by Boko Haram militants was freed this week, Borno state's governor has said. The kidnappings of some 270 teenagers in the northeastern town in ...

Nigerian separatist leader brought back to Nigeria to face trial

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Lagos, Nigeria Nigerian separatist leader, Nnamdi Kanu, was located and brought back to Nigeria to face trial for terrorism, Nigeria's Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, said in a press conference Tuesday. Kanu w...

The pageant queen and the bloodied flag, how a Nigerian model used a Russian catwalk to protest police brutality

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Abuja, Nigeria As Victoria Chiamaka Udeh strutted confidently down the runway during a beauty pageant in Russia, brandishing her country's red-stained flag, she thought only of one thing -- the young people who lost ...

Boko Haram fighters have hoisted flag and forcefully acquired wives in Nigerian town, governor says

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Abuja, Nigeria Boko Haram fighters have reportedly hoisted the Islamist group's flag in a remote district in Niger State, Nigeria's Middle Belt region, and seized the wives of fleeing residents, the state's governor ...

YouTube shuts down prominent Nigerian megachurch preacher’s channel for ‘gay curing’ claims

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Abuja, Nigeria A popular Nigerian televangelist has urged his followers to "pray for YouTube" for shutting down his account after he posted videos on his channel claiming to 'cure' gay members of his congregation of ...

‘We hope to get our pilots alive,’ Nigerian air force says, as military plane disappears from radar

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The Nigerian air force says it has yet to establish the whereabouts of a military plane that disappeared off the radar Wednesday evening near Borno -- an insurgency troubled state in the country's northeast region. ...

Armed men attack another Nigerian school, as 39 students still missing

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Kaduna, NigeriaArmed men attempted to kidnap more students in Nigeria's Kaduna state overnight on Sunday, a state government official said, as 39 others from an earlier attack remain missing. Attacks by armed gangs, ...

Nigerian startup Flutterwave secures $170 million in capital injections from investors, now valued at over $1 billion

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Flutterwave, an African fintech startup has secured $ 170 million in capital injections from investors, the firm said in a statement Wednesday. The new capital flows -- facilitated by "a leading group of internatio...

Gunmen kill 36 in attacks on two northern Nigerian states

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Gunmen killed 36 people in two attacks in northern Nigeria on Wednesday, a day after insurgents fired rocket-propelled grenades amid worsening security facing Africa's most populous nation, officials and residents s...

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