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Explosion rocks busy textile market in Kano

FILE PHOTO: Scene of the recent  Kano bomb blast

A blast ripped through a busy textile market in the north Nigerian city of Kano on Wednesday, the police and a trader said. The explosion happened in the Kantin Kwari market, which is typically packed with crowds of traders, shoppers as well as heavy traffic. “I heard a huge sound coming from the back of […]

Jimi Agbaje wins PDP Lagos governorship ticket

•Jimi Agbaje: PDP governorship candidate for Lagos State

Jimi Agbaje, pharmacist and businessman has beaten Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, to emerge the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Lagos state, He will face Akinwunmi Ambode, candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the election next year February. Agbaje won 434 votes to Obanikoro’s 346 votes. The result was announced at about 11:20pm […]

Gunmen storm Minna prison, free 270 inmates

Nigeria Gunmen

Gunmen suspected to be armed robbers on Saturday attacked Minna Medium Prison, broke into the cells and set 270 inmates free. Three members of the gang dressed in ‘Jalamia’ (robe), stormed the facility at about 4:30p.m and overpowered the prison officials; broke into the records and armoury rooms and carted away some weapons and bullet […]

Damaturu under fierce attack by Boko Haram

A screengrab taken on November 9, 2014 from a Boko Haram video shows Boko Haram fighters parading with a tank in an unidentified town

Damaturu, capital of Yobe state is under fierce attack by suspected Boko Haram fighters who according to eyewitnesses and fleeing residents, may have surrounded the town. The explosions were said to be targeted at the police and residents. Explosions and gunshots are heard in some parts of Damaturu as at the time of filing this […]

Police: Suicide bombers, gunmen behind Kano mosque attack

Adenrele Shinaba, Kano State Commissioner of Police

Two suicide bombers and gunmen who opened fire on people trying to flee to safety carried out the attack during Friday prayers at one of Nigeria’s most prominent mosques, police said. After the assailants blew themselves up in succession at the Grand Mosque in Kano, “gunmen opened fire on those who were trying to escape”, […]

Boko Haram bombs Kano Central Mosque

In the file: Rescuers put out fire in Jos bomb blast

Three explosions on Friday rocked the Kano Central Mosque where the Emir of Kano, Muhammed Sanusi 11 worships. The explosions occurred as worshippers gathered worshippers gathered for weekly prayers, witnesses said. “Two bombs exploded, one after the other, in the premises of the Grand Mosque seconds after the prayers had started,” Aminu Abdullahi said, adding […]

Three bomb blasts rock emir’s mosque in Kano

Emir of Kano, Muhammed Sanusi II

Three explosions on Friday rocked the mosque of one of Nigeria’s most well-known Islamic leaders, the Emir of Kano, as worshippers gathered for weekly prayers, witnesses told AFP. “Two bombs exploded, one after the other, in the premises of the Grand Mosque seconds after the prayers had started,” Aminu Abdullahi said, adding that a third […]

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