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Nigerian military receives tanks, artillery from China

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Nigeria’s military has taken delivery of VT-4 main battle tanks, SH-5 self-propelled howitzers and other equipment from China in an effort to strengthen its...

Lagos lockdown

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s announcement imposing a 14-day lockdown on sub-Saharan Africa’s biggest city triggered a last-minute rush as people hurried to stock up...

Nigeria preparing for lockdown

The Nigerian Army is preparing to forcibly transfer the sick to hospital and enforce curbs on movement to shield the country from coronavirus and...

Borno ambush

Seventy Nigerian soldiers died in an Islamist militant ambush in Borno state, military and security sources told Reuters. The attackers used rocket-propelled grenades and heavy...

Nigerian Air Force refurbishes another Alpha Jet

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has returned another Alpha Jet to service after maintenance and an avionics upgrade. The NAF said the reactivated Alpha Jet...

Second coronavirus case confirmed in Nigeria

Nigeria confirmed a second coronavirus case, the country’s health minister said on Twitter. The first case was an Italian man who flew to Lagos on...

Nigeria receives two special mission vessels to fight piracy, maritime crime

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The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has taken delivery of two special mission vessels built in the Netherlands to fight piracy and...

Multiple killings in Kaduna

An armed gang killed at least 50 people in attacks on villages in the northern Nigerian state Kaduna, the state governor said during a...

Nigeria’s Islamists targeting Christians to provoke religious war, says minister

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Islamist militant groups in Nigeria have begun targeting Christians in an attempt to provoke a religious war, the information minister said on Thursday. Islamist insurgents...

Nigerian “baby factory” raided

Police in south-eastern Nigeria raided a child trafficking facility holding at least 23 children and four pregnant teenagers, a police spokesman said. Officers arrested...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...