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Six African Countries To Receive mRNA Vaccine Technology

In a bid to help poor countries to produce their own vaccine, the World Health Organization last year teamed up with local companies and scientists to replicate the mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccine.

18 February 2022

279 Kidnapped Schoolgirls Are Freed: Nigerian Governor

Gunmen abducted the girls from the government school in Jangebe town on Friday, in a series of mass kidnappings of students


Nigeria: 7 Dead In Military Plane Crash Near Abuja Airport

The King Air 350 plane had just taken off from the airport in Abuja, Nigeria's capital, when it reported engine failure and tried to return before bursting into flames


Nigeria Bans Twitter After Site Deletes President’s Tweet

Twitter deleted one of President Muhammadu Buhari's post on Wednesday, calling it abusive, after he threatened suspected separatist militants in the southeast.

05 June 2021

Hundreds Of Girls Abducted In Nigeria As Gunmen Raid School

The Government Secondary Jangebe School in Zamfara state was the scene of the latest mass abduction of school children in northern Nigeria.


2020 Wrap: Top 5 Mass Movements/ Protests That Defined The Year

Here’s a list of the top five mass movements from across the globe that challenged the status quo in 2020

31 December 2020

Nigerian National's Death Sparks Violent Protest In West Delhi

The protestors claimed that the man died due to police assault, an allegation that has been denied by the police.

29 March 2021

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Second Kidnapping In Nigerian Town In 10 Days; Police Rescue 80 School Students

The attempted kidnapping took place in Dandume, about 64 kilometres from Kankara, the town where the earlier kidnapping of schoolboys occurred.

20 December 2020

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19 December 2020
Nigeria Witnesses Teary Reunions: Over 300 Abducted School Boys Freed

Nigeria Witnesses Teary Reunions: Over 300 Abducted School Boys Freed

The students' nightmare began on Dec 11 when they were seized by men armed with AK-47 rifles from the Government School in Nigeria's Kankara village


15 December 2020
Niger Attack: Over 28 People Killed By Extremists

Niger Attack: Over 28 People Killed By Extremists

Attackers set fire to Nigerian village market, houses and began shooting at anyone who tried to flee during the assault that began Saturday night


29 November 2020
Suspected Extremists Kill At Least 40 Farmers In Nigeria

Suspected Extremists Kill At Least 40 Farmers In Nigeria

The farmers were attacked at the Garin-Kwashebe rice field in Zabarmari community


04 November 2020
Extremists Kill 12, Kidnap Others In Nigeria, Residents Say

Extremists Kill 12, Kidnap Others In Nigeria, Residents Say

The incident occurred Sunday morning at Takulashi village, less than 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Chibok in Borno state.


01 November 2020
US Citizen Kidnapped In Niger Rescued By US Military

US Citizen Kidnapped In Niger Rescued By US Military

Philipe Nathan Walton was picked up from his farm in Massalata in southern Niger on Tuesday.


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16 October 2020
Nigeria's Anti-Police Brutality Protests Block Major Roads

Nigeria's Anti-Police Brutality Protests Block Major Roads

In Lagos, Nigeria's largest city, protesters blocked the road to the international airport and the main highway into the city.


11 September 2020
Countdown to 2023: WHO Report On Global Trans Fat Elimination 2020

Countdown to 2023: WHO Report On Global Trans Fat Elimination 2020

WHO Director General appeals to countries to protect their citizens from industrially produced trans fats, and remove it from the global food system by 2023


12 August 2019
Eight Killed In Nigeria Jihadist Attacks: Millitary

Eight Killed In Nigeria Jihadist Attacks: Millitary

Three troops and three civilians died on Saturday when fighters from the IS-aligned Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) group attacked a base in Gubio,...


23 May 2019
Indian Man Among 18 People Arrested In Nigeria For Illegal Export Of Crude Oil To Ghana

Indian Man Among 18 People Arrested In Nigeria For Illegal Export Of Crude Oil To Ghana

The arrested sailors were planning to move stolen crude oil from Nigeria with two foreign vessels, MT Apecus and MT Invictus, believed to be owned by...


07 May 2019
5 Indian Sailors Abducted In Nigeria, Sushma Swaraj Asks For Action At The ‘Highest Level’

5 Indian Sailors Abducted In Nigeria, Sushma Swaraj Asks For Action At The ‘Highest Level’

According to reports, it has been over two weeks since the sailors were abducted. Their families said that they have been unable to contact them for several...


25 April 2019
World Malaria Day:Way To A Healthy Life

World Malaria Day:Way To A Healthy Life

Over last two decades, India has made good efforts in keeping malaria under check. The burden has declined by 59 per cent (2.03 million cases in 2000 to 0.84...


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23 April 2019
Policeman Escorting Polio Team Shot Dead By Unidentified Assailants In Pakistan

Policeman Escorting Polio Team Shot Dead By Unidentified Assailants In Pakistan

Pakistan is one of the three countries, along with Afghanistan and Nigeria, where polio is still endemic.


04 April 2019
‘Poor Diet Is The Major Cause Of Hundreds Of Deaths In India’, Says Study

‘Poor Diet Is The Major Cause Of Hundreds Of Deaths In India’, Says Study

According to a study conducted by Lancet, one in five deaths, which is equivalent to 11 million death, are associated with poor diet.


22 June 2018
Ahmed Musa's Double Downs Iceland As Nigeria Come Alive

Ahmed Musa's Double Downs Iceland As Nigeria Come Alive

Musa, who came into the starting line-up in place of Alex Iwobi, announced himself with two of the goals of the tournament so far.



22 March 2018
Boko Haram Returns 110 Kidnapped Nigerian Girls, But With Warning, 'Don't Send Them To School Again'

Boko Haram Returns 110 Kidnapped Nigerian Girls, But With Warning, 'Don't Send Them To School Again'

"We were freed because we are Muslim girls and they didn't want us to suffer. That is why they released us."



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