India, Turkey, Nigeria threatened to shut down Twitter, founder says
Twitter was threatened to comply with orders to restrict accounts, with India wanting to curb journalists' and protesters' use of the social media platform.
Nigerian parents pay school bills with recyclable waste
A local environmental organisation has been collecting bottles, cans, drink cartons and plastic containers brought into the schools by parents and selling them to recyclers.
Nigerian students escape abductors 2 weeks after kidnapping
Armed gangs operating mostly in remote parts of northwest Nigeria have carried out violent attacks against villagers, schools and motorists, abducting hundreds for ransom.
Nigerian senator and family on trial in UK over organ harvesting plot
A wealthy Nigerian politician and his family plotted to bring a street trader from Nigeria to Britain and pay him a few thousand pounds to donate his kidney for a transplant for his ill daughter, reports say.
US State Department 'deeply troubled' by report on Nigerian army killing children
Nigerian military leaders say the report is an insult to Nigerians and part of a foreign effort to undermine the country's fight against the insurgents.
Nigeria church ‘terror’ attack toll climbs to 22
The violence at St Francis Catholic Church in the city of Owo during Sunday mass was a rare assault in a region usually considered safer than others in the country, and drew widespread international condemnation.
Protests rock Nigerian city after blasphemy killing
Muslim youths took to the streets of the city, lighting bonfires and demanding the release of the two detained suspects.
Nigerian Christian student accused of blasphemy stoned to death by mob
Dozens of Muslim students went on rampage after a fellow student, Deborah Samuel, made a statement on social media which they considered offensive against the Prophet Muhammad, according to local police.
Nigeria has 18.5 million children out of school, Unicef says
Since Boko Haram jihadists kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls from the northeastern town of Chibok in 2014, dozens of schools have been targeted in similar mass abductions.
Nigerian forces kill children in airstrike over border in Niger, official says
The airstrike occurred in a region where banditry is common and where both governments fear that Islamist insurgents linked to Islamic State are gaining ground.
Up to 1 million Covid vaccines wasted in Nigeria last month
In Nigeria, Africa's most populous nation and home to more than 200 million people, fewer than 4% of adults have been fully vaccinated, according to WHO.
6 dead, scores feared missing in Nigeria after collapse of high-rise
Building collapses are frequent in Africa's most populous country, where regulations are poorly enforced and construction materials often substandard.
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