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Nigeria: Jihadist attacks increase ahead of Eid

Jihadist groups have carried out several attacks in northeastern Nigeria ahead of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan for Muslims, according to corroborating sources. On Monday night, fighters from the Islamic State in West Africa (ISWAP) invaded the city of Dapchi, Yobe State, provoking fighting with the army …

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Fleeing policemen crush man to death

A 27-year-old man identified as Chinedu Nwedu was crushed to death on Sunday, May 10, by a vehicle conveying two policemen in Eziorsu community in Oguta council of Imo State.   The incident occurred while the policemen who were led by one Sergeant Ikiira Sunday from Mopol 29 in Awka, …

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Violence forces 23,000 Nigerians to flee to Niger

At least 23,000 people escaping violence in north-western Nigeria have fled to neighbouring Niger in recent weeks, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has said. The refugees were “mainly desperate women and children”, who had been allowed to seek protection in Niger despite border closures as a result of coronavirus pandemic, …

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Nigerian man stabbed to death over face mask

What would have been mere enforcement of wearing of face mask in Anambra State on Monday turned into a tragedy as 22-year-old Cletus Chisom was stabbed to death by Mr. Ibuchi Nwoju, a security man. According to a witness, the security guard was monitoring the use of face mask at …

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Nigeria Loses Another Political Icon

The Special Adviser to Governor Muhammad Badaru of Jigawa state on Adult and Higher Education, Ibrahim Isma’il, is dead. The news is coming weeks after the death of the special adviser on to the governor on Assembly matters Alhaji Yahaya Muhammad. Auwalu D. Sankara, Isma’il died on Friday after suffering …

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