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Shi’ite bail hearing adjourned

A Nigerian court adjourned a bail hearing for the leader of a banned Shi’ite Muslim group, which says at least 20 followers died in...

Suspected Islamist attack in Borno kills at least 65

At least 65 people died in an attack by suspected Islamists on a group returning from a funeral in Nigeria’s Borno region, state television...

Turks rescued after kidnapping

Four Turkish nationals abducted last week in the Nigerian state Kwara were rescued, police said. The Turks were kidnapped at gunpoint by six armed men,...

Shi’ite group declared terrorists

A Nigerian court granted government permission to label a local Shi’ite Muslim group a terrorist organisation, the solicitor general told Reuters. Members of the Islamic...

Islamic State claims Nigerian aid workers kidnap

Islamic State’s West Africa branch claimed responsibility for kidnapping six aid workers in north-east Nigeria. International aid agency Action Against Hunger said a staff member...

More Shi’ite, security forces clashes in Nigeria

Nigerian troops and police again clashed with Shi’ite Muslim protesters in Abuja and gunfire was heard, according to a Reuters witness. The air was thick...

US visa restrictions for Nigerians “undermining democracy”

The US State Department has imposed visa restrictions on Nigerians it said are involved in undermining democracy in presidential and parliamentary elections this year. The...

Damen delivers another two patrol vessels to Nigeria

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Nigeria’s Homeland Integrated Offshore Services Limited has taken delivery of another two FCS 3307 Patrol vessels from Damen Shipyards Group, five months after the...

Police, Shi’ite Muslims clash in Abuja

Nigerian police and Shi’ite Muslim protesters clashed in Abuja on Monday, with at least a demonstrator, journalist and a senior policeman killed, highlighting security...

Turks kidnapped in Nigeria

Four Turkish nationals were kidnapped in western Nigeria and police are conducting a rescue operation, a state police spokesman said. “Four Turkish expatriates were kidnapped...

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Check before you speak, Minister!

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...