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Nigerian food prices rise during Ramadan
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20 soldiers, 40 civilians killed in attacks Nigeria's Borno state
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Ghana apologises to Nigeria for embassy demolitionArmed men reportedly stormed the compound and destroyed a building under construction.
Nigeria police rescue 300 workers 'locked in rice factory'The Nigerians were allegedly forced to work throughout a Covid-19 lockdown that began in March.
Eton apologises to former Nigerian student banned for 50 years after calling out racismDillibe Onyeama wrote book detailing how fellow students would ask him 'Why are you black?', 'How many maggots are there in your hair?' and 'Does your mother wear a bone in her nose?'
Eton apologises to Nigerian ex-student Onyeama for racismThe first black person to complete his studies at Eton was banned from the school in 1972.
Eton College: Nigerian author recalls racist abuseNigerian Dillibe Onyeama was the first black student to complete his studies at the elite British school.
Coronavirus in Nigeria: Changing women's representation through photographyEtinosa Yvonne's photographs challenge stereotypical representations of women during the pandemic.
Nigeria's president rebukes security chiefs over worsening violenceNigeria's president criticised his heads of security on Thursday for their handling of attacks across the north of the country and said more needs to be done to resolve the problem, the national..
Coronavirus: How vulnerable are health workers in Nigeria?Doctors in public hospitals have gone on strike, saying they lack the necessary protective equipment to tackle the pandemic.
Nigeria's Lagos state suspends plans to reopen places of worshipNigeria's commercial hub Lagos has suspended plans to reopen places of worship after a review of the new coronavirus outbreak, the state governor said on Tuesday.
Nigerian doctors strike for better benefits during coronavirus crisisResident doctors in Nigerian public hospitals went on strike on Monday to demand better benefits as they battle the coronavirus pandemic in Africa's most populous country, the union said.
UN ‘appalled’ by twin jihadist attacks in NigeriaIslamist militants have killed dozens in two attacks in the northeast of the country.
Militants kill 20 soldiers, 40 civilians in northeast Nigeria attacksIslamic militants killed at least 20 soldiers and more than 40 civilians and injured hundreds in twin attacks in northeast Nigeria's Borno state on Saturday, residents and a civilian task force fighter..
Nigerian minister calls for action on 'alarming' increase in rapes during coronavirus lockdownNigerian Minister of Women Affairs Pauline Tallen called on law enforcement to expedite rape cases as they spiked during lockdowns aimed at containing the spread of the new coronavirus.
Kano state serial rapes: Man arrested after 40 rapes in Nigerian townPolice say the man was found in a child's bedroom and ran away but neighbours gave chase and caught him.
Dozens killed in attack in northern NigeriaAt least 59 people are reported to have been killed in the raid by jihadist militants on Tuesday.
Boko Haram kills 69, razes village in northern Nigeria: sourcesBoko Haram gunman killed at least 69 people and razed a village to the ground in northern Nigeria's Borno state on Tuesday afternoon, three sources told Reuters.
Letter from Africa: Why Nigerians are muting their mothers on WhatsAppChildren are now having to police their credulous parents about fake news, writes Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani.
OPEC+ to meet Saturday on extending cuts, pushing for complianceOPEC and its allies led by Russia will meet on Saturday to discuss extending record oil production cuts and to push laggards such as Iraq and Nigeria to comply with existing curbs.
Nigerian campaigners stage protest over sexual violenceNigerian rights campaigners took to the streets of the capital Abuja on Friday to raise awareness about sexual violence in the West African country after a series of high-profile rape cases.
#WeAreTired: Nigerian women speak out over wave of violenceThousands sign a petition and use the hashtag #WeAreTired to protest against recent rapes and killings.
Nigeria's campus cults: Buccaneers, Black Axe and other feared groupsNobel laureate Wole Soyinka helped set up university brotherhoods in the 1950s but never imagined what they would become.
Nigeria to relax coronavirus curbs on places of worshipNigeria will relax coronavirus restrictions on places of worship from Tuesday, the chairman of the presidential task force for COVID-19 said.
Odion Ighalo: Manchester United extend striker's loan to JanuaryShanghai Shenhua and Nigeria forward Odion Ighalo extends his loan deal at Manchester United until January 2021.
Armed bandits kill at least 18 in Nigeria's Katsina stateArmed bandits in Nigeria's northwestern state of Katsina killed at least 18 people, including a local official, and stole thousands of livestock on Sunday, two witnesses and a police spokesman told..
#JusticeForUwa trends in Nigeria after student murdered in churchThe hashtag #JusticeForUwa is trending after the killing of the 22-year-old woman.
Akinwumi Adesina: Why the US is targeting a flamboyant Nigerian bankerThe US pushes for new inquiry into allegations of corruption against the African Development Bank boss.
Nigerian military unlawfully detain children at rehabilitation centre for militants: AmnestyThe Nigerian military are unlawfully detaining boys and men at a rehabilitation centre for alleged members of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram, Amnesty International said in a report released on..
Trafficked Nigerian women rescued from LebanonThe 50 return home a month after a woman working as a maid in Beirut was put up for sale on Facebook.
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Lagos doctors to end strike after curfew harassment complaint remediedNigeria's largest medical union ordered its members in the commercial capital Lagos to go back to work on Thursday, ending a strike over alleged police harassment of doctors as they travelled to and..
Nigeria doctors to strike over treatment by police during lockdownDoctors in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos will go on strike from Wednesday evening because of what they describe as police harassment of health workers trying to move through the city to treat..
Nigerian medical union orders strike over alleged police harassmentNigeria's largest medical union, the Nigerian medical association (NMA), on Wednesday ordered its members in the commercial capital Lagos to launch an indefinite strike over alleged police harassment.
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Nigeria impounds British plane for breaking coronavirus flight ban rules: aviation ministerNigeria impounded a plane operated by a British company for allegedly contravening a flight ban imposed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the aviation minister said on Sunday.
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Niger says 75 Boko Haram insurgents killed in border-region security operationsNigerien and allied forces from neighbouring states killed 75 Boko Haram insurgents in security operations earlier this week in the region where the borders of Niger, Nigeria and Chad converge, Niger's..
Nigeria's president appoints ex-U.N. diplomat chief of staffNigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari appointed Ibrahim Gambari as his new chief of staff, secretary to the government said on Wednesday.
Violence in northwest Nigeria drives 23,000 into Niger: UNHCRViolence in northwest Nigeria has forced about 23,000 refugees to flee to Niger since April and raised concerns about the deteriorating security situation, the United Nations refugee agency said on..
Coronavirus lockdown: Two hotels demolished in Nigeria 'for breach of rules'The managers of the two hotels in southern Nigeria's Rivers state deny that they broke the rules.
Coronavirus narrows options for migrants buffeted by Libya's warAfter several failed crossings from Libya to Italy and a long spell in detention, Nigerian migrant Olu had pinned his hopes on being evacuated from the besieged city of Tripoli with his family.
Nigerian comics fight COVID-19 with gags and slapstick slapsNigerian comedian Maryam Apaokagi has a sure-fire way of getting people to listen to her coronavirus health advice - she delivers it with a hard slap in the face.
Coronavirus: Nigeria's death penalty by Zoom 'inhumane'A man is sentenced to hang for murder following a virtual court session amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Nigeria reopens main cities Lagos and Abuja as lockdowns phased outNigeria began easing restrictions on Monday in its capital Abuja and in largest city Lagos, heralding the reopening of Africa's biggest economy after more than four weeks of lockdowns imposed to..
Nigeria receives $311 million of Abacha assets from United States, Jersey: attorney generalNigeria has received more than $311 million of funds stolen from the country by former military ruler General Sani Abacha from the United States and Jersey, a statement from the African country's..
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