Thursday, 23 September 2021
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Nigerian collector plans gallery for his collection

One of Nigeria's largest private collectors, retired stock broker Sammy Olagbaju, has announced that he will be building a gallery to house his collection of 1,500 pieces of modern and contemporary Af...
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Buhari may review Nigerian death-row troops

Hundreds of troops face court martial for charges including mutiny Nigeria's incoming president Muhammadu Buhari may commute the death sentences of 66 soldiers convicted for refusing to fight Boko...
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Nigerian army rescues 200 girls and 93 women

Rescue mission part of ongoing campaign against Boko Haram The Nigerian army says it has rescued almost 300 girls and women from a stronghold of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram, however it s...
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Buhari's party makes gains in local elections

Results seen as key victory for party of president-elect The All Progressives Congress (APC) party of Nigeria's president-elect Muhammadu Buhari has retained the key Lagos state governorship accor...
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Buhari wins Nigerian presidential election

Jonathan concedes defeat after serving four years Former military head of state Muhammadu Buhari has won Nigeria's presidential election, which took place on 28 March, beating incumbent Goodluck J...
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Nigeria postpones elections over security concerns

February presidential poll postponed until March Nigeria is postponing its 14 February presidential election until March 28 due to security concerns over the ongoing military campaign by Boko Haram...
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Calls for delay in Nigerian elections

About half of voters yet to receive biometric voting card Nigeria's national security adviser Sambo Dasuki has called for the postponement of the upcoming presidential elections to allow more time...
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Nigeria prepares for elections

Terrorism and falling oil prices set the agenda in the general elections Nigeria's upcoming presidential elections on 14 February will be contested by a total of 14 candidates, including incumbent...
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Boko Haram takes control of Baga

Attack comes as difficulties increase for Nigerian army The Islamist militant group Boko Haram has attacked the fishing town of Baga in northern Nigeria, leaving hundreds of people unaccounted for...
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Militants kidnap up to 200 people in Nigeria

Boko Haram suspected of latest attack Militants have kidnapped up to 200 people, including women and children, and killed about 35 other people during a raid on the northeast Nigerian village of Gu...
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Lagos sets up helplines to report rape and child abuse

Move follows protest in Lagos The Lagos state government has launched dedicated helplines for reporting cases of rape, child abuse and domestic violence in Lagos. Incidents of child abuse can be...
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Boko Haram suspected of two more attacks in Nigeria

Two massacres in northern Borno state Boko Haram Islamist militants are suspected of the ambushing and killing of 48 fish vendors in northern Nigeria near the border with Chad. The attack took plac...
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Suicide bomber kills dozens in Nigeria school attack

At least 48 killed and about 80 injured in explosion A suicide bomber disguised as a student killed at least 48 people and injured about 80 at a boys' school in Potiskum in the northeastern Yobe S...
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Lagos to relocate Computer Village market

Over 3,000 traders move to Katangowa The Lagos State government is relocating the Computer Village market from Otigba in the central Ikeja district to a new location in Katangowa, a suburb in northe...
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Nigeria contains Ebola virus

Lagos schools to resume on 8 October Nigeria's health minister Onyebuchi Chukwu declared the country free from Ebola on 22 September, although the World Health Organization (WHO) is more cautious a...
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Lagos building disaster kills over 40

Headquarters of televangelist collapses The death toll has reportedly risen to 44 following the collapse of a large church guest house in the Ikotun district of Lagos on 12 September. The five-...
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Number of Ebola cases rises in Lagos

15 of the 19 Nigerian cases are in Lagos Health authorities in Nigeria say that another Lagos resident tested positive for Ebola but has since been cured, bringing the amount of confirmed cases in...
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New electronic ID cards in Nigeria

System will become official database for government Nigeria has launched a national biometric identification card which will in future to used for health care, financial services (including taxes...
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Nigerian doctors dismissed

Doctors strike in protest against sacking of colleagues As the Ebola virus spreads through countries in west Africa, hundreds of doctors in Lagos have protested against the sacking of several thous...
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Nigeria on red alert after Ebola death confirmed

Restrictions at Nigerian airports, seaports and land borders Nigeria has put all its borders and airports on red alert in a bid to halt the spread of Ebola, after Nigeria's first recorded death of...


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