Nigerian security forces shoot at protesters in Lagos

Nigerian security forces opened fire on a protest site in Lagos, intensifying violence before a 24-hour lockdown was imposed to quell rallies against police brutality. At least three people died in the shooting, local media reported. Amnesty International said there was "credible but disturbing

Nigeria's Buhari promises police reform; one protester killed

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari promised on Monday that the government would bring police officers responsible for misconduct to justice, after nearly a week of sustained protests against police brutality that were met by a harsh response. Police opened fire with live ammunition on Monday aga

Nigeria ... a video of a truck carrying fuel overturning, killing 23

On Wednesday, 23 people were killed in central Nigeria in a fire caused by a tanker truck loaded with fuel overturning on a busy road, President Muhammadu Buhari said.Bukhari said in a statement that "the killing of 23 people is a disturbing and sad new incident in the series of tragedies that hit

Nigerian police rescue Kano man locked up in his parents' garage

A Nigerian man has been rescued from the garage of his parents' house in the northern city of Kano, where he had been locked up for three years, police say. Ahmed Aminu, 30, was discovered after a police raid on the family's residence. Neighbours had alerted a local NGO about his plight, and the

Niger: French tourists among eight killed by gunmen

Gunmen in Niger have attacked a party of wildlife tourists, killing six French citizens, their local guide and driver. The gunmen rode in on motorcycles and opened fire, the governor of Tillabéri region, Tidjani Ibrahim, told the French news agency AFP. They were in the Koure region which

Gunmen kill 21 villagers in northern Nigeria: police

Gunmen have killed 21 villagers in northern Nigeria's Kaduna state, police said Friday, in the latest deadly violence between ethnic Fulani herders and local farmers over grazing and water rights. Community leaders however said a higher total of 33 people were killed in the assaults on the remote

CBN’s Emefiele: ‘The Nigerian situation is a challenging one’ says analyst

Nigeria’s Central Bank Governor Godwin Emefiele may have made history as the only governor to have been reappointed for a second term office since the West African nation’s return to a democratic rule,  however, “he will be more remembered as the CBN governor that surrendere

Seven killed in Nigeria oil facility blast

Seven people have been killed in an explosion at the Gbetiokun oilfield in southern Nigeria's Niger Delta region during the installation of a ladder on a platform, the state oil company said on Wednesday 7-8-2020. "Detailed investigation of the cause of the explosion has commenced, while the Depart

Nigeria failing to protect Christian farmers from violence, British MPs say

The Nigerian government is failing to protect Christian farmers from ethnic Fulani herders in a spree of violence that has displaced 300,000 people and killed six times more than the conflict with Boko Haram, a British parliamentary investigation has said. The report the by the All-Party Parliament

Hundreds more freed from torture in third Nigerian ‘school’ raid in a month

Katsina - Police freed about 500 men and boys from an Islamic school in northern Nigeria on Wednesday where some had been chained to walls, molested and beaten, police sources said. The raid in Katsina was the third such operation in less than a month, bringing the total of captives freed from abus

Nigerian president offers record $34bn budget for 2020

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari presented a record 10.33 trillion-naira ($33.8bn) budget for 2020 to lawmakers on Tuesday as he aims to spur growth in Africa's largest economy at the start of his second term in office. The plan for Africa's top oil exporter assumes crude production of 2.18 mill

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