PUBLISHED ON JUN 09, 2021 09:40 PM IST
- An audio recording purportedly from the leader of the Islamic State West Africa Province said Abubakar Shekau detonated explosives killing himself after a battle between the two groups.
Reuters | , Abuja
PUBLISHED ON JUN 05, 2021 09:44 PM IST
- The country's chief legal officer did not provide details on the prosecution and who will be targeted.
By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2021 05:17 PM IST
- Nigeria suspended Twitter in apparent retaliation after the US-based company removed a post from President Muhammadu Buhari that threatened to punish regional secessionists.
Reuters | , Abuja
PUBLISHED ON JUN 05, 2021 02:52 PM IST
Information Minister Lai Mohammed said the government had acted because of "the persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria's corporate existence".
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2021 10:16 PM IST
- The ban is due “the persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence,”
ANI | | Posted by Prashasti Singh, Abuja
PUBLISHED ON MAY 27, 2021 06:00 AM IST
National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) area manager Yusuf Birma said a rescue operation is still underway but added that four people have been confirmed dead and 20 rescued.
PUBLISHED ON MAY 21, 2021 09:17 PM IST
- Nigerian media was filled with speculation that the man who made international headlines for kidnapping nearly 300 schoolgirls in 2014 might finally be dead.
Reuters | , Kaduna
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 05:57 AM IST
President Muhammadu Buhari released a statement that welcomed the release of 27 students. His office did not respond to questions regarding the discrepancy in the number.
By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON APR 09, 2021 01:41 PM IST
Nigerian athlete Aminat Idrees won a gold medal while participating in the country's National Sports Festival.
PUBLISHED ON APR 02, 2021 03:46 PM IST
Reuters | , Ilorin, Nigeria
PUBLISHED ON MAR 31, 2021 01:37 PM IST
Donning the pink dress and bonnet that make up 50-year-old Shade Ajayi's uniform, she joins hundreds of similarly dressed pupils at a school in Ilorin, in Nigeria's western Kwara state.
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2021 07:54 AM IST
In a bid to overturn Trump's so-called Muslim ban, Joe Biden's government said applicants who were refused visas prior to Jan 20, 2020, must submit new applications and fees while those who were denied on or after Jan. 20, 2020, may seek reconsideration
Reuters | , Abuja
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2021 06:39 PM IST
- Two other male doctors and one female nurse were also inoculated in white tents draped in green, the colours of the national flag, while cameras rolled and officials clapped and cheered.
PUBLISHED ON MAR 02, 2021 03:22 PM IST
According to earlier reports, 317 girls from the Government Girls Science Secondary (GGSS) School in the town of Jangebe were abducted by an armed gang at around 1am on Friday.
AP | | Posted by Prashasti Singh, Vatican City
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 07:48 PM IST
Police on Friday in Nigeria said gunmen had abducted the students from their boarding school. Several large groups of armed men operate in the area and are known to kidnap for ransom money and the release of their jailed cohorts.
Reuters | , Abuja
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2021 07:46 PM IST
In scrubland just outside the airport perimeter, dozens of military and airport officials picked through the charred remnants of the aeroplane.
Reuters | | Posted by Prashasti Singh, Abuja
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2021 06:17 PM IST
Hadi Sirika said on his Twitter account that "a military aircraft King Air 350 has just crashed short of our Abuja runway after reporting engine failure en route Minna."
PTI | , Niamey
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2021 04:07 PM IST
Former foreign affairs minister Mohamed Bazoum, who received about 39 per cent of the vote in the first round, is running against former president Mahamane Ousmane.
Reuters | , Lagos
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2021 10:13 PM IST
- "I don't know why people are running away from minor, minor, minor things like that,"said Bashir Salihi Magashi. "They should stand. Let these people know that even the villagers have the competence and capability to defend themselves."
PUBLISHED ON FEB 17, 2021 04:24 PM IST
- The attackers wearing military uniforms stormed the Government Science College in "huge numbers" in the town of Kagara in Niger state late on Tuesday, herding the students into a nearby forest, the sources said.
By Bloomberg | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 09:03 PM IST
The International Criminal Court is acting like “another ‘fighting force’ against Nigeria, constantly harassing our security forces and threatening them with investigation and possible prosecution,” Information Minister Lai Mohammed said in a statement emailed January 4.
By Rupsa Chakraborty, Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 01:16 PM IST
Paris | By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON DEC 29, 2020 05:51 PM IST
The group said 68% were killed outside of war zones this year. That confirms a trend noted by the group since 2016, when only four out of 10 deaths were in countries not at war.
Nairobi, Kenya | By Associated Press | Posted by Kunal Gaurav
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 07:33 PM IST
The African continent now has more than 2.5 million confirmed cases, or 3.3% of global cases.
Nigeria | By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 02:54 PM IST
At least 333 students are still missing since the attack late Friday on the all-boys Government Science Secondary School in northwestern Katsina state. The army said Monday it had located the hideout of the men, and that a military operation was under way.
Lagos | By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 07:13 AM IST
State police spokesman Olugbenga Fadeyi said in a statement the force was making a “concerted effort” to find and rescue them, but did not say if the kidnappers had made contact with the families.
Lagos, Nigeria | By Associated Press | Posted by Kunal Gaurav
PUBLISHED ON DEC 13, 2020 04:33 PM IST
The Government Science Secondary School in Kankara was attacked Friday night by a large group of bandits who shot “with AK 47 rifles,” Katsina State police spokesman Gambo Isah said in a statement.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 08:24 PM IST
Boko Haram, a jihadist group that has been operating in the region since 2009 to carve out a caliphate in north-east Nigeria, has claimed responsibility for the killings. Their leader Abubakar Shekau, in a video released on Tuesday, said it was “responsible for what happened”.
Maiduguri | By Agencies, Maiduguri
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2020 05:05 AM IST
The bloodletting took place near the Borno state capital Maiduguri, with assailants targeting farm workers on rice fields, with a pro-government anti-jihadist militia saying the assailants tied up the labourers and slit their throats.
By Bloomberg | Posted by Deepali Sharma
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2020 07:29 PM IST
The twin impact of coronavirus lockdowns and the plunge in the price of oil hit the west African economy harder than most on the continent.