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344-year-old African Tortoise with 'healing powers', Alagba, dies

The king had employed two palace workers to take care of the tortoise. Its remains would be preserved for posterity, Ajamu added.

06 Oct 2019 11:59 AM

How to crush Boko Haram? Analysts say treat women better

Those who have escaped the group are often now living among the same communities badly hit by violence, ICG said.

21 May 2019 8:55 AM

112 Chibok girls still missing, five years after Boko Haram kidnapping

Aisha Musa Maina digs through an old bag looking for memories of her daughter Hauwa, one of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped five years ago.

14 Apr 2019 1:03 PM

50-plus people missing after pipeline explodes in Nigeria

A local official says more than 50 people are missing after a leaking oil pipeline exploded.

02 Mar 2019 4:29 PM

Freed out of pity: Boko Haram returns abducted Nigerian schoolgirls

'We did it out of pity. And don’t ever put your daughters in school again,' Boko Haram extremists said after returning the girls.

21 Mar 2018 6:16 PM

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Nigeria jail break: 4 prisoners dead, 36 missing, say police

Seven inmates were recaptured, while an axe, which was used to attack the kitchen staff, was seized.

28 Dec 2017 2:55 PM

Video: Passengers chant prayers, sob mid air as flight engine catches fire in Nigeria

Minutes after take off, the plane started wobbling in the air due to technical glitches.

20 Apr 2017 7:03 PM

Nigeria starts vaccine drive to stop meningitis outbreak

Health officials said the type of meningitis C strain responsible for the latest outbreak was not common in Nigeria.

05 Apr 2017 2:26 PM

At least 160 killed as crowded church collapses in Nigeria

However, the state-run Nigerian News Agency reported that up to 200 people could have been killed.

11 Dec 2016 8:06 AM

Germany’s Rocket falls back to earth

When German e-commerce investor Rocket Internet launched Jumia in 2012 as a would-be African Amazon, it was optimistic that a rapidly expanding middle class would quickly shift from street markets to

30 Jun 2016 12:42 AM

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Nigerian troops rescue 195 hostages from Boko Haram

Photos show modest camp with shelters made of logs and thatched grass and shacks constructed with rusted corrugated steel.

19 Feb 2016 1:34 PM

Nigerian iROKO raises funds fearing Netflix

Nigerian online television and film distribution service iROKO on Monday announced $19 million worth of new deals, including with French giant Canal+, to boost operations and take-up across Africa.

26 Jan 2016 12:46 AM

‘Power-starved’ Nigeria gets a football pitch lit by players’ moves

Africa’s first football pitch lit solely by the players’ movements has been inaugurated in Lagos, the economic hub of power-starved Nigeria, at a ceremony attended by US-Senegalese rapper Akon.

16 Dec 2015 5:45 AM

Nigeria rescues 338 people held by Boko Haram

A handout picture provided by the Nigerian Army on Wednesday shows some of the 338 people who were rescued from Boko Haram during an Army operation and evacuated to Mubi, Nigeria. — AFP

29 Oct 2015 2:14 AM