40 dead in church attack in Nigeria
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The incident took place on Sunday, Xinhua news agency reported. Sixty-one others wounded in the brutal attack are being treated in local hospitals, the Governor told the media in Owo, the town where the St. Francis Catholic Church is located, on Wednesday. Akeredolu added that 26 have been discharged from hospitals after treatment.
Nigeria destroys 1 million doses of expired AstraZeneca Covid vax
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The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), which coordinates vaccination in the country, and the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control monitored the exercise at a dumpsite in a suburb of Abuja, the Nigerian capital on Wednesday, Xinhua news agency reported.
35 people killed in Nigeria armed attack
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A police source told Xinhua news agency on Wednesday that the attack took place in the Yelwa Zangam village. Simon Lalong, governor of the Plateau state, also confirmed the attack, adding that the perpetrators also destroyed properties. Lalong described the attack as a "barbaric" act, adding security agencies had already arrested 10 suspects in connection with the attack and efforts were ongoing to track down the other assailants.
35 people killed in gunmen attack in Nigeria
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Mohammed Shehu, the police spokesperson in Zamfara, told Xinhua on phone that the gunmen in large numbers invaded five villages in Maradun local government area on Thursday, shooting sporadically at the unsuspecting residents while destroying houses and properties. "Thirty five people were killed by the bandits," Shehu said. He said police are currently in pursuit of the gunmen.
Nigeria Twitter suspension in national interest: FM
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Onyeama made the announcement here on Monday in a closed-door meeting with ambassadors and representatives of the US, the UK, Canada, Ireland and the European Union, reports Xinhua news agency. He told reporters that President Buhari is keen on ensuring the peace and security of Nigerians and Nigeria, and that the government advocates responsible use of social media platforms that would not destabilise the country's peace.
Nigeria Twitter ban is temporary, says Prez
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Many Nigerians, who use mobile networks to access Twitter, found they were unable to access the social media platform on Saturday, reports dpa news agency. The Information Ministry's announcement that it had suspended access to Twitter came days after the micr-blogging platform removed one of the President's tweets where made a reference to the country's 30-month civil war in 1967-1970, warning "those who wanted the government to fail" to desist from fomenting trouble.
Nigerian govt accuses Twitter of double standards
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Information and Culture Minister Lai Mohammed took a swipe at Twitter after it deleted a tweet by President Muhammadu Buhari who issued a warning to troublemakers in Nigeria, Xinhua news agency reported. "We have a country to rule, and we will do so to the best of our ability. Twitter's mission in Nigeria is very suspect, they have an agenda. The mission of Twitter in Nigeria is very suspicious," Mohammed said on Wednesday.
Nigerian troops kill 10 Boko Haram militants in thwarted attack
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Mohammed Yerima, the spokesman for the army, said in a statement that the militants came in their numbers, mounted on gun trucks, and attempted to infiltrate the main entrance of Rann, a town in the northern state, with a heavy presence of troops. The troops were right on hand to counter the move and inflicted a "humiliating defeat on the terrorists who abandoned their evil mission and took to their heels," Yerima said.
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