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Female bomber kills 6 in Nigeria, girl with explosives held

Kano - A female suicide bomber killed six people at a college campus in Nigeria's Kano city on Wednesday, the fourth time Boko Haram Islamists were suspected of using a female attacker in as many days.
In the Media by Aminu Abubakar (AFP)

Five dead in bombing of church in north Nigeria's Kano

Kano - Nigeria's northern city of Kano on Sunday cancelled celebrations to mark the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan after two bomb attacks blamed on the Islamist group Boko Haram.
In the Media by Cecile De Comarmond (AFP)

Nigeria on red alert after first Ebola death

Abuja - Nigeria was on alert against the possible spread of Ebola on Saturday, a day after the first confirmed death from the virus in Lagos, Africa's biggest city and the country's financial capital.
In the Media by Ola Awoniyi (AFP)

Nigeria cholera outbreak infects over 300 and kills 7 people

A cholera outbreak that started over the past weekend in Northwest Kano state has spread to 11 local councils, according to Bello Abubakar of the state ministry of health. The health Minister has stressed the need for people to use clean water only.
In the Media by Karen Graham

Liberian man with Ebola-like symptoms has died in Nigeria

Lagos - RTE News has announced that the Liberian official who arrived in Nigeria from Monrovia on Sunday and was hospitalized with symptoms associated with Ebola Virus Disease has died. Nigerian officials are awaiting results of blood tests before confirming EVD.
In the Media by Karen Graham

Nigeria confirms Liberian man died of Ebola in Lagos

Abuja - Nigeria said Friday that Ebola caused the death of a Liberian national who died in quarantine in Lagos, confirmation that the worst-ever outbreak of the virus has reached Africa's most populous country.
In the Media by Ola Awoniyi (AFP)

GlaxoSmithKline asks for regulatory approval of malaria vaccine

Researchers at GlaxoSmithKline believe they have finally developed an effective vaccine for Malaria. Now they need government approval to finish and deploy the latest version.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Nigeria fears as man falls ill with Ebola-like symptoms

Lagos - A Liberian man has been hospitalised in Lagos with Ebola-like symptoms, but it is not yet clear if he is infected with the killer virus, Nigerian officials said Thursday.
In the Media by AFP

42 dead in Nigeria attacks targeting ex-dictator, cleric

Kano - Two bombings in a key Nigerian city targeting a prominent cleric and a former head-of-state killed at least 42 people on Wednesday, in the latest violence blamed on Boko Haram Islamists.
In the Media by Aminu Abubakar (AFP)

Nigerian 'suicide blasts' kill at least 25

Kano - Two blasts rocked northern Nigeria's Kaduna city on Wednesday, killing at least 25 people, in what appeared to be a double bomb attack by Boko Haram Islamists.
In the Media by Aminu Abubakar (AFP)

Boko Haram Islamists 'kill many' in northeast attack

Maiduguri - Boko Haram gunmen killed many people in an attack in the restive northeast, throwing explosives into residential homes and shooting dead civilians who tried to surrender, an official and witnesses said Friday.
In the Media by Bukar Hussain (AFP)

Boko Haram chief claims Lagos, Abuja attacks in new video

Lagos - The head of Nigeria's Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for a bombing in the capital Abuja and an attack hours later in Lagos which the authorities tried to cover up, in a video obtained by AFP Sunday.
In the Media by AFP

Lagos fuel depot blast 'no accident': experts, witnesses

Lagos - Nigerian authorities, battling to stem an escalating Islamist insurgency, covered up a bomb attack in the financial capital Lagos by claiming a blast near a major fuel depot was an industrial accident, according to an AFP investigation.
In the Media by Phil Hazlewood, Joel Olatunde Agoi (AFP)

More than 60 women, girls escape Islamist abductors in Nigeria

Maiduguri - More than 60 women and girls abducted last month by suspected Boko Haram militants in northeast Nigeria have escaped their captors, sources said Sunday, but more than 200 schoolgirls are still being held by the Islamists.
In the Media by AFP

Algeria's World Cup team will donate $9m salary to Gaza

The Algerian national football team has announced that it will donate the salary earned from the World Cup to the people of the Gaza Strip.
In the Media by Kris Coombes - 1 comment

Bomb hidden in truck kills at least 15 in embattled Nigerian city

Maiduguri - A truck exploded in a huge fireball killing at least 15 people on Tuesday in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, the latest attack in the area repeatedly hit by Boko Haram Islamists.
In the Media by Bukar Hussain (AFP)

Nigerian World Cup watchers defy Islamist threat after attacks

Kuda - Football fans defied the threat of violence in Nigeria on Monday to support their team in the World Cup after a suspected Boko Haram attack on churches killed more than 50 people.
In the Media by Aminu Abubakar (AFP)

Nigerian atheist said to be mentally ill for not believing in God

Mubarak Bala, a 29-year old chemical engineering graduate living in Nigeria, has been committed against his will to a psychiatric hospital in Kano state after he declared he didn't believe in God, much to the embarrassment of his family.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 12 comments

Suspected Islamists 'attack churches near Nigeria's Chibok'

Kuda - Suspected Boko Haram Islamists attacked a series of churches on Sunday near Chibok, the northeast Nigeria town where more than 200 teenage girls were kidnapped in April, with dozens feared dead, witnesses said.
In the Media by Bukar Hussain (AFP)

Blast in northern Nigeria kills 10: police

Bauchi - An explosion in the red light district of northern Nigeria's Bauchi city has killed 10 people and injured 14 others, police said Saturday.
In the Media by AFP
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