Nigerian military aircraft crashes on approach to Abuja airport

BREAKING Aviation Minister Hadi Sirika says King Air 350 ‘crashed short of our Abuja runway after reporting engine failure en route Minna’. A Nigerian military aircraft has crashed while approaching the Abuja airport runway due to engine failure. Aviation Minister Hadi Sirika said on his Twitter account on Sunday “a military aircraft King Air 350 […]

‘On their heels’: Nigerian forces say kidnappers being tracked

Kidnappers abducted 42 people, including 27 students, three teachers and relatives of school staff. Nigerian security forces are tracking the armed gang that kidnapped more than 40 people from a school on Wednesday after President Muhammadu Buhari ordered a rescue operation. The abduction in Kagara in central Niger State on Wednesday was the latest mass […]

Nigerian students abducted by ‘armed bandits’: Reports

An unspecified number of children were reportedly abducted at dawn by armed men from a secondary school in Niger state. Abuja, Nigeria – Armed men have kidnapped an as-yet unconfirmed number of children from a secondary school in central Nigeria’s Niger state, according to local media and officials. Ibrahim Matane, Niger State government secretary, told […]

Hajiya Gambo Sawaba: ‘The most jailed Nigerian female politician’

Stories from the life of Hajiya Gambo Sawaba, one of northern Nigeria’s most important female political activists, who was born on this day in 1933, have become the stuff of folklore. According to one, her fighting spirit was evident when, as a young girl growing up in northern Nigeria in the 1930s and 40s, she […]

Nigerian police beat, arrest protesters at site of Lekki shooting

Activists called for protests after reopening of Lekki toll gate where security forces shot at demonstrators in October. Nigerian police beat and arrested demonstrators on Saturday as a small group protested over the reopening of the site where activists denouncing police brutality were shot last year in the commercial capital, Lagos. Rights group Amnesty International […]

UK top court allows Nigerian farmers to sue Shell over oil spills

Thousands of Nigerian farmers and fisherman can sue Royal Dutch Shell in English courts, UK’s Supreme Court rules. The United Kingdom’s Supreme Court has ruled that a group of 42,500 Nigerian farmers and fishermen can sue Royal Dutch Shell in English courts after years of oil spills in the Niger Delta contaminated land and groundwater […]

Nigerian farmers hail Shell ruling, but future remains uncertain

Lagos, Nigeria – It has taken 13 years for Fidelis Oguru to get the victory that he and a group of other farmers in Nigeria’s oil-rich Niger Delta region so badly wanted. On Friday, the Court of Appeal in The Hague ruled that Shell’s Nigerian subsidiary, the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC), was […]

Dutch court orders Shell to pay Nigerian farmers over oil spills

Court of Appeal in The Hague on Friday rules the British-Dutch company must payout over a 2008 case. A Dutch court has ordered Shell to pay compensation over oil spills in Nigeria’s Niger Delta in a ruling which could pave the way for more cases against the multinational oil firm. The Court of Appeal in […]

Nigerian President Buhari replaces top military commanders

Buhari has been under pressure due to the deteriorating security situation in the country. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has replaced the country’s top military commanders after months of pressure over his response to the worsening security situation in the country. Leo Irabor was named to the powerful Chief of Defence Staff post, which oversees the […]

The Nigerian scientist sequencing new COVID strain as cases rise

A Nigerian scientist has spent the holiday season in his laboratory doing genetic sequencing to learn more about the country’s COVID-19 variant, as cases increase in the country. Virologist Sunday Omilabu says the information he gathers about the variant will help battle the spread of the disease in Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country with 196 […]

Hundreds of Nigerian schoolboys freed, says state governor

02:02 From: NewsFeed The governor of Nigeria’s Katsina state says hundreds of missing schoolboys have been freed after their mass kidnapping. Read more 24 Dec 2020 facebooktwitterwhatsapp More episodes from NewsFeed play 02:13 play 02:07 play 03:15 play 02:07 Show more . Source link

Video: Nigerian Schoolboys Released from Kidnappers

new video loaded: Nigerian Schoolboys Released from Kidnappers transcript Back transcript Nigerian Schoolboys Released from Kidnappers President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria said on Friday the country’s government would “keep on trying” to secure the country for all of its citizens after hundreds of boys kidnapped last week from their school were freed on Thursday night […]

Nigerian intelligence bought tool to spy on citizens: Report

Nigeria’s Defence Intelligence Agency has acquired equipment that it can use to spy on its citizens’ calls and text messages, according to a report by the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab, which researches digital surveillance, security, privacy and accountability. The report, titled Running in Circles: Uncovering the Clients of Cyber-espionage Firm Circles, said a telecom […]