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Gunmen kill at least 58 civilians

Gunmen kill at least 58 civilians in attack on Niger

On Tuesday, the government said armed men in southwestern Niger have killed at least 58 people when they intercepted a convoy returning from a weekly market and attacked a nearby village. The attacks on Monday occurred in the Tillabery region, [...]

March 17, 2021 Africa
Sports ministry to train youths

Sports Ministry to Train Youths in Digital Skills

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Chief Sunday Dare, has urged the need for empowerment of youths through digital training. He stated this, while unveiling plans by the ministry to hold a digital training at the National Youth Development Centre in Odeomu, Osun State, [...]

March 17, 2021 Sports
Nigeria’s debt

Nigeria’s debt to N32.9 trillion as 2020 borrowing

Nigeria’s total public debt as at December 31, 2020 was N32.915 trillion, the Debt Management Office has said. The figures include the debt stock of the federal and state governments, as well as, the Federal Capital Territory. The DMO blames the rise [...]

March 17, 2021 Economy, Finance
Oil Pipeline Vandals

Oil Pipeline Vandals Escape From NSCDC

Some suspected vandals arrested for vandalising pipelines have reportedly escaped from the custody of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Kogi state.  The anti-vandals unit of the corps had, on March 11, arrested the suspects, identified as [...]

March 17, 2021 Government and politics
Boko Haram

Boko Haram Releases Pictures Of 16 Soldiers Killed

Militants from the Islamic State-backed faction of Boko Haram, the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), formerly known as Jamā’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihād, have released pictures of 15 soldiers killed by the group during an ambush on Nigerian soldiers [...]

March 17, 2021 Government and politics