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Gunmen kidnap lecturers from Nigerian university of Abuja

Gunmen have kidnapped six people including four lecturers from the University of Abuja in Nigeria’s capital. The attackers invaded the living quarters of the university and abducted the victims in the early hours of Tuesday, the police said. They reportedly overpowered guards
November 2, 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
Mohammed Adoke

Nigeria’s ex-justice minister arrested in Dubai over oil deal

The international police agency Interpol has arrested Nigeria’s former attorney general and justice minister, in connection with a corruption scandal over an oil deal worth more than $1bn (£770m). Mohammed Adoke’s lawyer confirmed the arrest in Dubai but said it was based
November 21, 2019

Court dismisses rape case against Nigerian pastor

A Nigerian court has thrown out a case brought by a celebrity photographer who accused a flamboyant pastor of raping her. In September Busola Dakolo accused Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo from the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly of raping her twice. She said that
November 14, 2019
Omoyele Sowore

Nigeria activist Omoyele Sowore charged with insulting president

The Nigerian authorities have charged a political activist with money laundering and insulting the president. Omoyele Sowore was arrested last month after organising street protests against the government. A few hours ago, a court in the capital Abuja ordered his immediate release.
September 24, 2019
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