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The United States forces say they have rescued an American citizen who is being held hostage in northern Nigeria. In a statement, Jonathan Hoffman, the Pentagon spokesman, said the rescue operation was conducted on Saturday morning. The American was reportedly abducted in Niger Republic on Tuesday and subsequently moved to Nigeria. “U.S. forces conducted a …

Demonstrators have taken part in daily protests across the country for nearly two weeks over widespread claims of kidnapping, harassment, and extortion by a police unit know as the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). Tuesday saw the state governor impose a 24-hour curfew and deploy anti-riot police to the city. One witness at the protests, Akinbosola …

South Africa’s grocery retailer, ShopRite, is leaving Nigeria 15 years after it opened shop in the West African country. Shoprite opened its first store in Lagos in December 2005. In a trading update filed at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange on Monday morning, the retail giant said it was planning to discontinue its operations in Nigeria. …

The young adults were out fetching water, he said — pandemic hygiene called for extra buckets — when militants rolled up in trucks, shooting everyone in sight. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack. “Their bodies bore a bullet hole in almost every part,” said Ajimi, who found them in a dirt field: Ari. …

Just as I predicted, Nigeria overtakes Morocco in 4th place on the African Covid-19 log as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 265 new Covid-19 cases in the country to bring the total confirmed cases to 7,526. This means the country has moved halfway to 8,000 cases just 2 days after crossing …

Ayuba Abimiku, a young rice farmer at Gidan Mai-Akuya community in Nasarawa state, North-central Nigeria, is excited. Ayuba is witnessing the operation of a pressured plastic-piped sprinkler for the first time! “This system allows for proper water management and the farmer can determine the right amount of water needed in the field per time,” he …

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported 239 new Covid-19 cases in the country. This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 4,151 as Nigeria crosses the 4,000 mark only three days after hitting 3,000. Lagos got the highest number of new cases per state with 97, a huge …

Sodiq Oyeleke Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs has announced that Ramadan will start on Friday, April 24. The NSCIA President-General and Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, announced this on Thursday in a broadcast. He confirmed that the new moon was sighted on Thursday in different parts of the country, meaning that Ramadan will …

  By David Royal The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), on Wednesday, reported the nation has confirmed 91 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), a pandemic outbreak in the country. This brings the total number of cases confirmed to 873. According to NCDC, 74 cases were discovered in Lagos, 5 in Katsina,4 in Ogun, 2 …

  Eighty-six new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), taking Nigeria’s total infections to 627. The NCDC confirmed this late on Sunday via a statement on Twitter. According to the agency, of the 86 new cases, seventy were in Lagos, seven in FCT, three in Katsina, three …