Nigeria. Brutal student murder sparks protest and curfew

Nigerian authorities have ordered a curfew in a northwestern state, where hundreds of people demonstrated to demand the release of suspects in the brutal murder of a Christian student accused of blasphemy against Islam. By CHINADU ASADU Associated Press May 14, 2022, 7:10 p.m. • 2 minute read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article … Read more

Nigeria. Curfew decreed in Sokoto after demonstrations of student murders | News

Deborah Samuel was beaten and burned by classmates for alleged blasphemous statements against the Prophet Muhammad. The governor of Nigeria’s Sokoto state has declared an immediate 24-hour curfew to quell protests demanding the release of suspects in the murder of student Deborah Samuel. Samuel was beaten and burned by classmates on Thursday for allegedly blasphemous … Read more

The rotting belly of Calabar, Nigeria’s ‘cleanest city’ | Environment

Calabar, Nigeria – Every day, just after dawn, in the sleepy town of Calabar in southern Nigeria, Hannah Edet sets up shop in the perimeter of a mountain of rubbish in the heart of Watts Market, or Urua Watts, as locals call it. She dangles a thick bouquet of fresh pumpkin leaves at commuters and … Read more

Monkeypox: What we know about the smallpox-like virus detected in the UK

UK health authorities have confirmed a case of monkeypox – a rare viral infection linked to smallpox – in a person who recently flew in from Nigeria. The patient is receiving specialist care in an isolation unit at Guy’s and St Thomas Infectious Diseases Hospital Unit in London, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) announced … Read more

‘Bandits’ kill 48 in attacks in northwestern Nigeria: local officials | Crime News

Gunmen on motorbikes entered three villages in coordinated attacks, shooting people as they tried to flee, a local official said. Gunmen have killed at least 48 people in attacks on three villages in Zamfara state in northwestern Nigeria, a local official and residents said. Dozens of gunmen on motorbikes entered the three villages in coordinated … Read more

Former Opals captain Jenna O’Hea says Liz Cambage told Nigerian players to ‘go back to your third world country’ during a practice match

Former Opals captain Jenna O’Hea has dismissed suggestions that she and the team haven’t provided enough support for Liz Cambage and said she doesn’t think the WNBA star will play again for Australia. Key points: Liz Cambage pulled out of the Opals squad ahead of the Tokyo Olympics, saying she had panic attacks about entering … Read more

Nigerian Airlines Suspend Flights Due to Soaring Kerosene Prices | News

Nigerian air operators say the price of kerosene has risen from 190 to 700 Nigerian naira per liter as a result of the war in Ukraine. Nigerian airlines are to suspend all domestic flights from Monday due to a fourfold increase in jet fuel prices, an umbrella organization of operators said on Saturday. Airline operators … Read more

UN chief urges donors to maintain aid amid Ukraine crisis

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has urged international donors to maintain funding for humanitarian operations in Africa and around the world even as they respond to the Ukraine crisis By CHINADU ASADU Associated Press May 5, 2022, 10:04 a.m. • 3 minute read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article ABUJA, Nigeria — United Nations Secretary-General … Read more

UN chief calls for safe return conditions for displaced Nigerians | United Nations News

Some 2.2 million people have been displaced in more than a decade of violence by Boko Haram and its factions in northern Nigeria. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for the safe and ‘dignified’ return of those displaced by the conflict in northeast Nigeria, as local authorities close camps and urge people to return … Read more

Nigerian president says hostages are being used as human shields

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari says dozens of people abducted from a passenger train near the nation’s capital in March are being used as ‘human shields’ by their captors By CHINADU ASADU Associated Press May 3, 2022, 3:46 p.m. • 3 minute read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article MAIDUGURI, Nigeria – Dozens of passengers … Read more