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Report Focus News - Nnamdi Kanu at the federal high court in Abuja on January 20, 2016

Nigerian separatist leader Kanu’s trial due to resume

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), which is agitating for the breakaway of southeastern Nigeria, is due to return to a court in the capital, Abuja, on Wednesday. The charges against Mr Kanu, a British citizen, include calling
November 10, 2021
Report Focus News -Abducted university workers

Abducted university workers freed in Nigeria: police

Nigerian security forces Friday rescued six people who had been seized at a university near the capital’s international airport, police said. The victims were kidnapped Tuesday from the University of Abuja in Giri, raising fears for security around the Nnamdi Azikiwe International
November 5, 2021

Death toll rises; Collapsed high-rise building in Nigeria

The death toll from the collapsed high-rise building under construction in the Nigerian city of Lagos has risen to 36. Rescuers have been looking for survivors since the building came crashing down on Monday, but no-one has been found alive since Tuesday.
November 4, 2021
Above, worshippers at a mosque in Nigeria. Gangs of cattle thieves and bandits have been terrorizing communities in northwest and central Nigeria. (AFP)

Gunmen kill 16 worshippers in Nigeria mosque attack

Gunmen have killed 16 worshippers at a mosque in central Nigeria, a government official said on Tuesday, in the latest violence in the restive region. Scores of gunmen on motorcycles stormed Maza-Kuka village in Mashegu district of Niger state on Monday and
October 26, 2021
Nigeria's President Buhari

Nigeria’s President Buhari orders lifting of Twitter ban

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari ordered a ban on Twitter be lifted, but only if the tech giant meets certain conditions. Buhari’s administration blocked access to Twitter’s services in Africa’s most populous country on June 5, after the company deleted one of his
October 1, 2021

Civilians killed in a Nigerian air strike near Lake Chad

A number of civilians have been killed by a Nigerian air strike targeting suspected jihadists near Lake Chad, which straddles north-east Nigeria and three neighbouring countries. The incident comes less than two weeks after another air strike on a village that killed
September 29, 2021

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