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Death toll from Nigeria jihadist attack rises to 69

Kano - The death toll from an attack by jihadists linked to the Islamic State group on a village in northeast Nigeria has risen to 69, security sources and residents said Wednesday.

Jihadist attack leaves 59 dead in northeast Nigeria

Kano - Fighters from an IS-linked jihadist group on Tuesday killed 59 people in a raid on a herding village in northeast Nigeria's Borno state, local militia members and residents told AFP.

Virus crisis piles pressure on African media

Lagos - Collapsing revenues, rising layoffs: the coronavirus crisis is battering media outlets across Africa that were already struggling for cash and often facing pressure from hostile authorities.

Gunmen kill dozens in northwest Nigeria attacks

Kano - Gunmen on motorcycles killed dozens of people in a string of attacks on villages in the restive northwest of Nigeria, as the authorities struggle to curb the violence.

Gunmen kill dozens in northwest Nigeria attacks

Kano - Armed criminals on motorcycles killed dozens of people in a string of attacks on villages in the restive northwest of Nigeria, medics and residents said.

Nigeria oil industry scrambles as price fall slams economy

Lagos - The collapse in oil prices linked to the coronavirus crisis has seen Nigeria's revenues from crude dry up and left Africa's largest economy more threatened than ever by its dependence on black gold.

Op-Ed: The other disaster — By 2070, big areas ‘unliveable’ due to heat

Sydney - Meanwhile, climate change just keeps rolling along. A new international study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences indicates that billions of people could be displaced by unbearable heat.

'Today is wonderful': Relief in Lagos as lockdown ends

Lagos - Africa's biggest city, Lagos, got back to work on Monday at the end of a five-week coronavirus lockdown.

Virus fear stalks Nigeria displaced camps

Maiduguri - Men and women cluster around plastic wash basins hastily set up outside one of northeast Nigeria's sprawling displaced persons’ camps, lathering their hands with soap under the gaze of security personnel.

Nigeria virus lockdown pushes Lagos poor to the brink

Lagos - A large crowd jostled and cheered in the poor district of Alimosho in Nigeria's megacity Lagos as the doors of a lorry swung open to reveal hundreds of sacks of food.

Lagos in lockdown as Africa virus closures spread

Lagos - Africa's largest city Lagos appeared deserted Tuesday after Nigeria locked down its economic hub and shuttered its capital in the continent's latest effort to brake the juggernaut of coronavirus.

Nigerians brace for lockdown as Africa tries to halt virus

Lagos - Over 20 million Nigerians on Monday scrambled to prepare for lockdown in sub-Saharan Africa's biggest city Lagos and the capital Abuja, as the continent struggled to curb the spread of coronavirus.

Nigeria orders lockdown in Lagos, Abuja over virus

Abuja - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday ordered the "cessation of all movements" for two weeks in the largest city Lagos and capital Abuja to stop the spread of coronavirus.

Jihadist ambush kills at least 70 Nigerian soldiers

Kano - At least 70 Nigerian soldiers were killed in an ambush on their convoy by jihadist fighters in the restive northeast, military and security sources said on Tuesday.

Church coronavirus restrictions hit African faithful

Lagos - Nigerian police with megaphones struggled to keep the faithful in bustling Lagos away from church on Sunday, as worshippers in Africa faced tough restrictions aimed at halting the spread of coronavirus.

Nigeria, South Africa step up fight against virus in Africa

Lagos - African countries led by Nigeria and South Africa have ramped up action against the coronavirus after the continent recorded its first fatality.

Lagos closes schools as virus shadow lengthens over Africa

Lagos - African countries led by Nigeria and South Africa on Thursday ramped up action against coronavirus, a day after the continent recorded its first fatality from the disease and the UN's health chief warned it was time to "wake up" to the threat.

Nigeria gas explosion kills at least 15: emergency services

Lagos - A gas explosion in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos on Sunday killed at least 15 people, injured many more and destroyed around 50 buildings, emergency services said.Houses, lorries, cars and motorbikes were torched in the blast.

Emir's fall shows limits for Nigerian traditional rulers

- An outspoken ruler mired in conflicts is ousted without warning from his palace and banished under armed guard into an uncertain exile beyond the borders of his realm.

Nigeria braces as coronavirus arrives in megacity Lagos

Lagos - Residents of Nigeria's economic hub Lagos scrambled for hygiene products Friday, after the chaotic megacity of 20 million announced the first confirmed case of new coronavirus in sub-Saharan Africa.
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