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Police say 3 dead, 7 injured in Kano suicide attack

28 July 2014, 14:56

A female suicide bomber in Kano city killed three people and injured seven others on Monday in an attack targeting women who had lined up to buy kerosene, police said.

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Hospital where Ebola victim died gets isolated

28 July 2014, 14:56

Lagos shut down and quarantined a hospital where a man died of Ebola in the first recorded case of the highly infectious disease in the country.

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Female suicide bomber targets Kano petrol station

28 July 2014, 13:48

A female suicide bomber has blown herself up at a petrol station in Kano, killing one other person, a military source says.

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Boko Haram raids kill 15 in Cameroon

28 July 2014, 13:48

At least 15 people have been killed in two attacks blamed on Boko Haram in northern Cameroon, with the wife of the country's deputy prime minister among a dozen people reportedly kidnapped.

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Bauchi residents fear for their lives after attacks by horse riders

28 July 2014, 12:43

Residents of Bauchi metropolis have expressed concern over the activities of some horse riders that had posed threat to lives of innocent people.

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APC demands international probe into leader's assassination attempt

28 July 2014, 12:50

The opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) has called for an international inquiry into last week's alleged assassination attempt on its leader, Muhammadu Buhari.

Police on full alert after Kano terror attacks

28 July 2014, 12:50

Nigerian police have stepped up patrols and surveillance in cities across the country following a spate of terror attacks in Kano.

Fashola appeals for peace in Salah message

28 July 2014, 11:44

Lagos Governor, Babatunde Fashola, has sought the cooperation of all Nigerians in finding lasting solutions to the challenges confronting the country.

ECOWAS, NEPAD aim to empower local women

28 July 2014, 10:56

Nigerian women are poised to benefit from a collaboration by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD).

Group denounces violations of Shiite sect in Kaduna

28 July 2014, 10:56

The CEDRA has petitioned the National Human Rights Commission to investigate the alleged killing of Shiite protesters in Zaria, Kaduna State.

Police arrest civil defence operative over illegal arms dealings

28 July 2014, 09:35

The police have arrested, an operative of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, in Niger over alleged involvement in illegal arms deal.

PDP preaches peace at end of Ramadan

28 July 2014, 09:35

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has urged Nigerians to use this year’s Eid-El Fitri to embrace peace.

7 killed, 3 injured in Kogi crash

28 July 2014, 08:35

The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) in Lokoja confirmed the death of seven persons in a multiple road accident which occurred on the Ankpa-Anyingba road in Kogi.

Kano police lauds locals in terror fight

28 July 2014, 08:35

Police said they would continue the public awareness campaign against terror following its success in curbing insurgency in Kano State.

Arik to suspend flights to Liberia, Sierra Leone over Ebola virus

28 July 2014, 07:30

Arik Air said it would suspend flight operations to Monrovia in Liberia and Freetown in Sierra-Leone following the first Ebola virus death.

Five dead in bombing of church in Kano

28 July 2014, 07:31

Kano cancelled celebrations to mark the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan after two bomb attacks blamed on Boko Haram.

Sallah: Sultan urged insurgents to end terrorism

27 July 2014, 16:00

The Sultan of Sokoto has called on all perpetrators of terrorism in the country, especially in the northern part, to fear God and stop such heinous acts.

Boko Haram seize Cameroon vice PM's wife

27 July 2014, 16:00

Boko Haram militants have attacked Kolofata, a town in Cameroon's Far North Region near Nigeria, and seized several people including the wife of Cameroon's Vice Prime Minister Amadou Ali, a military commander in the region says.

Shi'ite leader says military killed 3 sons, 30 supporters

27 July 2014, 09:03

The leader of Nigeria's minority Shi'ite Muslims accused the military of killing three of his sons and 30 of his supporters when they opened fire on a protest the previous day.

Officials to screen airline travellers for Ebola

27 July 2014, 09:03

Officials say they are screening passengers arriving from foreign countries for symptoms of Ebola after a traveller from Liberia died of the contagious disease in Lagos.

Sallah: Security beefed up in public places in FCT

26 July 2014, 16:24

Security measures have been reinforced in some public places and markets in the FCT ahead of the Eid-el Fitri celebrations.

Oil theft: JTF Commander pleads for more gunboats

26 July 2014, 16:24

The JTF Commander in Bayelsa, Maj.- Gen. Emmanuel Atewe, appealed to the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.- Gen. Kenneth Minimah, to provide the command more gunboats.

FG still open to negotiation to free abducted Chibok schoolgirls

26 July 2014, 09:36

Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Prof. Joy Ogwu, says the Federal Government is still open to negotiation to secure the release of over 200 schoolgirls abducted in April.

Facebook fraudster nabbed

26 July 2014, 09:36

The police has arrested a man accused of stealing $6m in Facebook fraud.

Stakeholders demand security cameras in motor parks

25 July 2014, 22:32

Due the the recent bombings that happened in Kano and Kaduna, stakeholders in the transport sector have demanded that federal government provide security cameras and other security gadgets in motor parks.

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