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News Nigeria: Nigeria Boko Haram: Governor says battle against militants being sabotaged

Published on: Monday 03 August 2020
Nigeria Boko Haram: Governor says battle against militants being sabotaged
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/nigeria-boko-haram-governor-says-213331293.html

A governor in north-east Nigeria has suggested efforts to defeat jihadist group Boko Haram are being undermined by elements of the security apparatus. Borno State's Babagana Zulum said President ...

News Nigeria: Nigeria: Covid-19 - Amuwo-Odofin LGA Mulls Increased Funding for Health Sector

Published on: Thursday 06 August 2020
Nigeria: Covid-19 - Amuwo-Odofin LGA Mulls Increased Funding for Health Sector
News source: https://allafrica.com/stories/202008060810.html

Odofin Local Government Area, Engr. Valentine Buraimoh, said plans have been concluded to inject more funds into the health sector in post-COVID-19 period in the area. Buraimoh stated this while ...

News Nigeria: Nigeria: President Buhari Expresses Security Worries

Published on: Monday 03 August 2020
Nigeria: President Buhari Expresses Security Worries
News source: https://allafrica.com/stories/202008040128.html

During a rare interview, the Nigerian President said the security forces could do much better in their efforts to keep the country safe.

News Nigeria: Malami: Nigeria Won’t Sign off Its Sovereignty for Any Loan

Published on: Monday 03 August 2020
Malami: Nigeria Won’t Sign off Its Sovereignty for Any Loan
News source: https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2020/08/04/malami-nigeria-wont-sign-off-its-sovereignty-for-any-loan/

Article 8(1) of the commercial loan agreement signed between Nigeria and Export-Import Bank of China, according to the House of Representatives, concedes Nigeria’s sovereignty to China. The lawmakers ...

News Nigeria: Dozens killed in fresh wave of violence in Nigeria

Published on: Saturday 25 July 2020
Dozens killed in fresh wave of violence in Nigeria
News source: https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/25/africa/nigeria-kaduna-violence-intl/index.html

Dozens of people were killed in a spate of attacks in northwestern Nigeria suspected to have been carried out by militia groups targeting communities in the southern Kaduna state, local government officials told CNN.

News Nigeria: Nigeria's Boko Haram crisis: Aid workers 'killed' in Borno state

Published on: Friday 24 July 2020
Nigeria's Boko Haram crisis: Aid workers 'killed' in Borno state
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/five-aid-workers-killed-jihadists-093833211.html

Five aid workers abducted last month in north-east Nigeria's Borno State have been killed, reportedly by jihadists. The men were working for Action Against Hunger, the International Rescue Committee, ...

News Nigeria: How Nigeria defied the odds to win Olympic gold in 1996

Published on: Friday 24 July 2020
How Nigeria defied the odds to win Olympic gold in 1996
News source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/africa/53522168

Nigeria defied all the odds in 1996 by overcoming footballing giants Brazil and Argentina to win Olympic gold in Atlanta. This is how they did it.

News Nigeria: Five aid workers killed in Nigeria; president blames Boko Haram

Published on: Thursday 23 July 2020
Five aid workers killed in Nigeria; president blames Boko Haram
News source: https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2020/07/23/Five-aid-workers-killed-in-Nigeria-president-blames-Boko-Haram/5121595546590/

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari blamed Boko Haram for killing five aid workers who were abducted in Nigeria's Borno State last month.

News Nigeria: Video Surfaces of Execution of Aid Workers and Others Abducted in Nigeria

Published on: Thursday 23 July 2020
Video Surfaces of Execution of Aid Workers and Others Abducted in Nigeria
News source: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/23/world/africa/aid-workers-executed-nigeria.html

Five men — three aid workers, a government employee and a security worker — were abducted in June. A group aligned with the Islamic State is believed to be behind the killings.

News Nigeria: Grief over killing of aid workers in Nigeria

Published on: Friday 24 July 2020
Grief over killing of aid workers in Nigeria
News source: https://www.reuters.com/video/watch/idOVCO6CP6B

Africa Grief over killing of aid workers in Nigeria. Posted . Family and friends gathered on Thursday to mourn the deaths of four aid workers and a private security guard killed b ...

News Nigeria: A Calming Meditation on Nigeria’s Jos Plateau

Published on: Wednesday 22 July 2020
A Calming Meditation on Nigeria’s Jos Plateau
News source: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/22/t-magazine/toyin-ojih-odutola.html

Name: Toyin Ojih Odutola Age: 35 Based in: Brooklyn, N.Y. Originally from: Ile-Ife, Nigeria When and where did you make this work? I was very fortunate to create a makeshift studio in my apartment to ...

News Nigeria: Nigeria forward Henry Onyekuru out to prove doubters wrong

Published on: Wednesday 22 July 2020
Nigeria forward Henry Onyekuru out to prove doubters wrong
News source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/africa/53497890

Nigeria forward Henry Onyekuru is determined to prove his doubters wrong after a stuttering start to his career.

News Nigeria: Prosecutors seek jail terms over Shell and Eni oil deal in Nigeria

Published on: Wednesday 22 July 2020
Prosecutors seek jail terms over Shell and Eni oil deal in Nigeria
News source: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/jul/22/prosecutors-seek-jail-terms-shell-eni-executives-nigeria-oil-deal

Italian authorities accuse firms of paying bribes to secure part of oilfield in deal worth $1.3bn ...

News Nigeria: In Nigeria, colonial thinking affects everyone. It is time we found new heroes

Published on: Sunday 19 July 2020
In Nigeria, colonial thinking affects everyone. It is time we found new heroes
News source: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jul/20/nigeria-colonial-thinking-heroes-emancipation-black-mind

True emancipation of the black mind means questioning every communal understanding we take for granted, says academic Eniola Anuoluwapo Soyemi ...

News Nigeria: 15 children 'in chains' freed from Nigeria Koran school

Published on: Tuesday 21 July 2020
15 children 'in chains' freed from Nigeria Koran school
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/15-children-chains-freed-nigeria-koran-school-005642126.html

Police have freed 15 children from an Islamic school in central Nigeria where they were kept in chains and tortured, police said Tuesday. The children, aged between two and 10, were discovered Sunday in a "dehumanising condition" at an informal Koran school in the town of Suleja in Niger state

News Nigeria: In Nigeria, an Islamic State-linked group steps up attacks

Published on: Friday 26 June 2020
In Nigeria, an Islamic State-linked group steps up attacks
News source: https://apnews.com/d72560593efce0a51e15190c95ac3705

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — An Islamic State-linked group appears to be regaining strength in northeastern Nigeria and is now warning it will target civilians who help the military or even...

News Nigeria: Ghana apologises to Nigeria for embassy demolition

Published on: Wednesday 24 June 2020
Ghana apologises to Nigeria for embassy demolition
News source: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-53148609

Addo has apologised to Nigeria after a building inside the Nigerian High Commission compound in Accra was demolished. Mr Akufo-Addo has ordered an investigation, a statement from the Nigerian ...

News Nigeria: 'Worst outbreak ever': Nearly a million pigs culled in Nigeria due to swine fever

Published on: Wednesday 17 June 2020
'Worst outbreak ever': Nearly a million pigs culled in Nigeria due to swine fever
News source: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jun/18/worst-outbreak-ever-nearly-a-million-pigs-culled-in-nigeria-due-to-swine-fever

Farmers report devastating losses as poor control measures are blamed for spread of infection across the country ...