Thursday 21 September 2017

All International wire news

E.g., 2017-09-21

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All International wire news

AFP - 9/19/17

A dusk-to-dawn curfew imposed after clashes between pro-Biafra supporters and Nigerian security services was relaxed on Monday, as the government blasted social media...

AFP - 9/19/17

A Nigerian lawyer who helped secure the release of more than 100 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram was on Monday awarded one of the United Nations' top prizes....

AFP - 9/18/17

At least 44 people have now died in a cholera outbreak in northeast Nigeria, the United Nations said Monday, calling for nearly $10 million to keep the disease from...

AFP - 9/17/17

Nigeria's military on Friday branded a pro-Biafra group "a militant terrorist organisation", as state governors moved to calm fears of a wider outbreak of ethnic...

AFP - 9/16/17

Tensions mounted between Nigerian security forces and pro-Biafran supporters on Thursday, after renewed protests calling for independence and clashes targeting the...

AFP - 9/15/17

Civilian militia helping the Nigerian military against Boko Haram have promised to stop using children as part of their security operations, the United Nations said...

AFP - 9/15/17

State governors in Nigeria on Friday moved to calm fears after clashes between pro-Biafra supporters and the military risked taking on a wider ethnic dimension.

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AFP - 9/15/17

Tensions mounted between Nigerian security forces and pro-Biafra supporters on Thursday, after renewed protests calling for independence and clashes targeting police...

AFP - 9/13/17

Kenneth Madiebo isn't seeking global recognition for helping to stop the spread of Ebola in Nigeria in 2014 -- he just wants to be paid.

Nearly three years...

AFP - 9/13/17

Chelsea star Victor Moses has dismissed suggestions he picks and chooses the games he plays for Nigeria, insisting he always wants to be fit before appearing for his...

AFP - 9/13/17

A three-day dusk-to-dawn curfew has been imposed in southeast Nigeria due to mounting tensions between pro-Biafra supporters and the military.

The curfew,...

AFP - 9/11/17

Pro-Biafra supporters clashed with troops in southeast Nigeria on Sunday, with claims that five people were killed, although the army quickly denied any loss of life...

AFP - 9/10/17

Nigeria on Saturday said it had foiled Boko Haram plans for a coordinated series of attacks across the country, as the army slammed claims of security failings and...

AFP - 9/10/17

At least seven people were killed when Boko Haram jihadists attacked a camp for people displaced by the conflict in northeast Nigeria, militia members and locals said...

AFP - 9/9/17

Nigeria's former president Olusegun Obasanjo has urged Togo's leader Faure Gnassingbe to introduce limits on presidential terms, after huge anti-government protests...

AFP - 9/8/17

Boko Haram jihadists killed eight people in a series of raids on farming communities in northeast Nigeria, civilian militia members and local residents told AFP on...

AFP - 9/8/17

Poverty, marginalisation and bad governance are more important factors in the radicalisation of young Africans than religion, according to a new study published on...

AFP - 9/8/17

Gunmen kidnapped 19 bus passengers near Nigeria's southern oil hub, Port Harcourt, police said on Friday, in the latest of a series of abductions in recent weeks....

AFP - 9/8/17

A Nigerian minister has promised to quit if President Muhammadu Buhari decides to seek re-election, claiming the ailing leader had earlier vowed to serve only one...

AFP - 9/6/17

Nigeria and South Africa have both exited recession, notching up economic growth of 0.6 percent and 2.5 percent respectively in the second quarter, official data...

AFP - 9/6/17

A spurt in attacks by Boko Haram Islamists has claimed nearly 400 lives since April in Nigeria and Cameroon, double the figure of the previous five months, Amnesty...

AFP - 9/1/17

Nigerian international goalkeeper Carl Ikeme felt able to crack a joke on transfer deadline day in England despite lying in hospital being treated for acute leukaemia...

AFP - 9/1/17

Make no mistake -- Nigeria's "A Nasty Boy" is not a gay online magazine.

In a country where homosexual acts can be punished with 14 years in prison, this...

AFP - 8/31/17

A feared Nigerian kidnapper known as "Evans" entered a guilty plea Wednesday to kidnap charges that his lawyers say was obtained through police intimidation.

A...

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