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Death toll in northeast Nigeria attack up to at least 142


The death toll from an attack in northeastern Nigeria that saw insurgents dressed as soldiers set up checkpoints and gun down travellers on a highway has risen to at least 142, an official said Sunday.

Nigeria oil tanker fire kills many

At least 95 people who rushed to scoop up fuel after a Nigerian petrol tanker tipped over were killed on Thursday when the vehicle caught fire, officials said.

The tanker swerved as it was trying to

Nigeria set to immortalize late football star


Nigeria intends to organize an under-15 football championship in honour of the late iconic football star Rashidi Yekini who died last weekend, according to chairman of the Nigerian Football Federation

In northern Nigeria, Islamic police play matchmaker


A line of women wait their turn at a building in northern Nigeria, ready to participate in a programme local officials hope will bring two results: marriage and peace.

Love might have to come later.

Gunmen shoot police officers in flashpoint Nigerian city

Gunmen opened fire on a police station Friday and two officers were feared dead in the Nigerian city of Kano, where attacks claimed by Islamist group Boko Haram left 185 dead last week.

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Islamist insurgents' attack devastate Nigeria's Kano

Gun and bomb attacks by Islamist insurgents in the northern Nigerian city of Kano last week killed at least 178 people, a hospital doctor said on Sunday, underscoring the challenge President Goodluck

Christmas Day church attacks in Nigeria kill at least 28


Bomb attacks on churches during Christmas services, including one outside the capital, have killed at least 28 people in Nigeria amid spiralling violence claimed by an Islamist group.

A purported spo

Polio in Nigeria sees four-fold increase: BBC


Nigeria is witnessing a four-fold increase in polio, the BBC has reported.

The disease is also spreading to other countries - Niger, Mali and Ivory Coast, the WHO revealed.

The BBC report quoted an

One-month old baby received salary in Nigeria


A one-month old baby, said to hold a diploma, was on the Nigerian government payroll, officials have discovered, exposing the levels to which corruption runs in Africa's most populous country.

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Dozens killed in attacks in northern Nigeria: Witnesses

Bomb and gun attacks in Nigeria's northeastern city of Damaturu -- targetting police stations and churches -- left dozens of people dead and at least 100 injured, witnesses said on Saturday.

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