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Biafra separatists sponsored by Nigeria government opponents - claim

A Nigerian minister accused government’s political opponents of sponsoring a campaign for secession in south-east Nigeria formerly known as Biafra, where unrest has been rising.

Suicide bombers strike again in Maiduguri

Suspected suicide bombers killed at least 12 people and injured 26 in Nigeria’s Borno State, epicentre of the Islamist militant Boko Haram insurgency, the chairman of the local emergency agency said.

UN award for Chibok negotiator

A Nigerian lawyer who helped secure the release of dozens of Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014 was announced winner of a UN prize for providing an education to children uprooted by violence in north-east Nigeria.

Biafra separatists, Nigerian army at loggerheads over siege allegations

A group campaigning for the secession of part of south-eastern Nigeria, formerly Biafra, accused the army of laying siege to their leader’s home, a charge the armed forces denied.

Ongoing defence cooperation between Nigeria and the UK

In connection with the visit of the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Boris Johnson to Nigeria, the British Foreign Office pledged aid worth £200 million over five years to help the most populous African country cope with its eight-year insurgency being waged by Boko Haram militants.
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