Nigeria

Nigerian president warns protestors

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari spoke to the nation about the unrest that has gripped the country in recent days without making any mention of the deadly shooting of peaceful protesters that prompted international outrage. Buhari called on Nigerians to stop demonstrating and engage with the government in a short televised[…]

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Gunmen kidnap six school girls in Nigeria

Gunmen have abducted six girls and two staff members from a boarding school in northern Nigeria, according to a police spokesman. Yakubu Sabo said armed men gained entry on Thursday into the Engravers College, a mixed boarding school in a remote area south of the city of Kaduna. They “took away[…]

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SA businesses targeted in Nigeria

JOHANNESBURG – Nigerian protesters have taken to the streets of Lagos after violence against foreign nationals in South Africa. Protesters targeted South African franchises such as Shoprite but were unable to gain access to the building. Army could be deployed to Gauteng to tackle unrest: Makhura One body was seen lying on the[…]

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At least 8 killed in Nigeria school building collapse

Rescuers combed through the rubble early Thursday after at least eight people were killed and as many as 100 children feared trapped when a building housing a school collapsed in Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos. The incident took place near Itafaji market on Lagos Island at around 10am local time (09:00[…]

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Nigerian women brace for election upsets

Nigerian women are hoping to use Saturday’s local elections to change the country’s political dynamics by triggering an upset during the polls. Women’s groups have been mobilising support for female candidates seeking office, appealing to women voters to utilise their numerical strength to support their own during the governorship and[…]

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