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Unidentified gunmen rob APC chairman, Oyegun in Abuja

John Odigie-Oyegun, National Chairman, APC

The All Progressives Congress, (APC) national chairman, Chief John Oyegun has been robbed by gunmen in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital according to an unconfirmed report. APC, Nigeria’s main opposition party will be inaugurating its Presidential Campaign Secretariat and Council in Abuja today. More to follow…

Breaking: 20 killed by girl-suicide bomber in Maiduguri

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

A suicide bomb attack by a young girl thought to be as young as 10 in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri killed 19 people, police said on Saturday. Borno State police spokesman Gideon Jubrin told reporters: “Casualty figure: 20 dead and 18 injured, including the female suicide bomber that detonated the improvised explosive device.” […]

Boko Haram seizes military base in Baga

Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau and his lieutenants

Suspected Boko Haram militants have seized a military base outside the Nigerian town of Baga near Lake Chad after engaging troops in a fierce battle that lasted several hours, witnesses said on Sunday. “They (the militants) overwhelmed the troops and forced them to abandon the base which the gunmen took over,” local resident Usman Danssubdu […]

Breaking: Boko Haram fighting Nigeria’s military for control of Yobe town

FILE PHOTO: Boko Haram militants with an armored tank after taking over a town

Suspected Boko Haram militants have launched an attack on Babban Gida town, the headquarters of Tarmuwa Local Government Area of Yobe State north-east Nigeria, residents said. According to a report monitored on Channels TV, Sporadic gunshots were heard across the town as the rebellious group arrived by 6:30 p.m on Saturday and engaged Nigeria’s security […]

Nigeria: Another bomber self-destruct outside Gombe church

File Photo: a bomb scene in Kaduna

A suicide bomber blew himself up outside an evangelist church in northeast Nigeria on Thursday, injuring several people, witnesses and a rescue worker said. “There was an explosion outside the ECWA church this morning. A suicide bomber who was restrained from getting into the church blew himself up,” said Abubakar Yakubu, who heads the Nigeria […]

Two Germans killed in Nigeria

German chancellor Angela Merkel

Two German men have been killed in Nigeria, the foreign ministry in Berlin said Wednesday, as media reported they were engineers shot dead while on a motorcycle trip. “Unfortunately we can confirm that two German nationals were killed in Nigeria last weekend,” a foreign ministry spokesman told AFP. “The German embassy in Abuja is seeking […]

Air Asia plane missing in transit

AirAsia plane

An AirAsia plane with 161 people on board lost contact with air traffic control en route from Indonesia to Singapore Sunday morning, an official said. “The AirAsia flight flying from Surabaya to Singapore lost contact with Jakarta at 7:55am (local time),” transport ministry spokesman J.A. Barata told AFP. The Airbus plane left Juanda international airport […]

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