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Terrorism in Africa: A Threat to World Peace and Security

Terrorism is the biggest threat to world peace and security, and Africa is now facing this threat. Africa has been tormented by terrorism, with various terrorist organisations accomplishing their terror…

HAL signs contract with Nigerian Army for Phase II training on Chetak Helicopter

Bengaluru, Apri 11 (PTI) The Hindustan Aeronautics Limited on Monday said it has signed a contract with Nigerian Army for imparting Phase-II flying training on Chetak Helicopter for six officers…

Nigeria eyes Standard Chartered rail project loan after Chinese hold up

LAGOS (Reuters) - Nigeria has approached Standard Chartered Bank for funding of two rail projects, its Transport Minister Rotimi Amaechi said on Wednesday, after delays from Chinese lenders. President Muhammadu…

Gunmen kill 50 in Nigeria’s Kebbi state, residents say

By Garba Muhammad KEBBI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Gunmen killed at least 50 people in a raid on an area of northwest Nigeria, residents said on Sunday. Abdullahi Karman Unashi, a…

Gunmen kidnap three Chinese, kill two locals at Nigerian power project

By Tife Owolabi YENAGOA, Nigeria (Reuters) - Armed men kidnapped three Chinese nationals and killed two local staff working on a power project in Nigeria's central state of Niger, police…

Islamic State claims responsibility for an attack in Nigeria

CAIRO (Reuters) - Islamic state claimed responsibility for an attack in Nigeria, the militant group said on Saturday in a statement posted on an affiliated Telegram account. Seven Nigerian soldiers…

U.S. removes Nigeria from religious freedom list ahead of Blinken visit

By Simon Lewis WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington on Wednesday removed Nigeria from its list of countries with religious freedom concerns, just a day before Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrives…

Nigerian army general, troops killed in ISWAP attack

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - A Nigerian army general and three soldiers were killed on Saturday during an attack by Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) militants in the northeast of…

Nigerian army says Islamic State West Africa’s new leader killed in military operation

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria's army said on Thursday it had killed the new leader of insurgent group Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) in a military operation this month, two…

Nigerian general says leader of Islamic State West Africa is dead

By Felix Onuah and Estelle Shirbon ABUJA (Reuters) -Nigeria's top general said on Thursday that Abu Musab al-Barnawi, leader of the insurgent group Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), was…

Boko Haram moves into north-central Nigeria in apparent expansion – officials

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Boko Haram insurgents have taken over multiple communities in Nigeria's north-central Niger state, offering villagers money and incorporating them in their ranks to fight the government,…

Nigeria says it seizes 14 tonnes of fertiliser meant for Boko Haram bombs

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Nigerian troops have seized 14 tonnes of fertiliser that the insurgent Islamist group Boko Haram had planned to turn into roadside bombs, the army said on…