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Nigerian gunmen attack jail, 575 detainees missing

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Gunmen attacked a jail in Nigeria's Oyo State late on Friday and freed over 800 inmates by force, the third such major attack this...

Nigerian state to shut camps for people displaced by insurgency

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Nigeria's Borno state, the epicentre of an ongoing Islamist insurgency, will shut all camps that are holding thousands of internally displaced persons by the...

Nigerian separatist leader Kanu denies terrorism charges in court hearing

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Nigerian separatist leader Nnamdi Kanu pleaded not guilty to charges including terrorism in an Abuja court on Thursday, three months after his trial was...

Nigeria seizes $11 million worth of amphetamine pills in shipment from...

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Nigerian authorities intercepted nearly half a million amphetamine pills hidden in machinery coming into a Lagos port, an official said on Thursday. The 451 807...

Police reform not happening in Nigeria

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A year ago, Adebanjo Akinwunmi waved a Nigerian flag at Lekki Toll Gate, a stretch of tarmac at toll booths on a highway outside...

Nigerian army says 24 Islamist insurgents killed

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Nigerian troops killed 24 suspected Islamist insurgents in two attacks in the northeast and recovered some weapons, the army said on Tuesday. Boko Haram and...

Gunmen kill at least 43 in northern Nigeria – state governor

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Gunmen killed at least 43 people in an attack in northern Nigeria's Sokoto state, the governor's office said on Monday. The assault began at a...

Nigerian general says leader of Islamic State West Africa is dead

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Nigeria's top general said on Thursday that Abu Musab al-Barnawi, leader of the insurgent group Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), was dead. ISWAP is...

Nigerian Navy orders new survey vessel from Ocea

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After receiving the 60 metre NNS Lana hydrographic survey vessel from Ocea earlier this year, the Nigerian Navy has ordered a 35 metre hydrographic...

Nigerian women and children trek six days to escape from Islamists

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A group of 15 Nigerian women and children trekked through the bush for six days to escape from Islamist militants who had kidnapped them...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...