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Explosions and gunfire shook the northeastern Nigerian city of Potiskum on Thrusday. (AFP/ Getty Images)

Attacks ‘kill at least 23’ in Nigeria’s northeast

Kano, Nigeria (AFP) – A wave of attacks by suspected Boko Haram Islamists in northeastern Nigeria killed at least 23 people and destroyed several buildings, a hospital official and residents said on Saturday. A nurse at the Potiskum general hospital spoke of 20 bodies being brought to the morgue, while residents said three bodies were …

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Suicide bomb at Roman Catholic Church in Nigeria

By Joel Gulhane A suicide bomber blew up his vehicle up next to a church in northeast Nigeria on Sunday, killing himself and another, AP reported. The blast occurred just after 9am, as mass was being held at the St. John Catholic church in the city of Bauchi. Forty five were injured in the explosion …

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Tens of thousands protest anti-Islam film in Nigeria

(AFP) –KANO, Nigeria — Tens of thousands of people on Saturday protested on the streets of Nigeria’s second city of Kano against an anti-Islam film made in the US that has stirred outrage across the Muslim world. An AFP reporter said the crowd of demonstrators stretched several kilometres through the city, the largest in Nigeria’s …

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Nigeria music icon making a comeback at 85

By Aderogba Obisesan / AFP An 85-year-old music legend in Nigeria, known for the “highlife” dance music that once dominated West Africa, Fatai Rolling Dollar has mounted a surprising comeback five decades after his heyday. The octogenarian, who saw his fame and money dwindle when highlife’s popularity faded, is again playing the upbeat sound on guitar …


Nigeria group claims killings in oil-rich delta

By AP LAGOS: A militant group has claimed responsibility for killing four police officers this week and says it is in contact with the kidnappers of three foreign crew members. The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta claimed Thursday’s attack on police in an email to journalists Friday. Police said the four police …


Nigeria secret police rearrest escaped sect member

LAGOS: Nigeria’s secret police arrested an escaped member of a radical Islamist sect suspected of masterminding a Christmas Day church bombing that killed at least 44 people, an official said Friday. Kabiru Sokoto’s escape just a day after his arrest led to national embarrassment and to the firing of the country’s top police official. Presidential …


Nigeria military detains French TV journalists

LAGOS: Soldiers guarding a city at the heart of ethnic and religious clashes in Nigeria detained and later threw out journalists working for a French television station trying to cover the ongoing unrest there, the reporters said. The military stopped TF1 journalist Jeremie Drieu, a videographer and local journalist Ahmad Salkida as they tried to …


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