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Why everybody plays on 1xBet – online betting Nigeria

– Advertisement – 1xBet odds are competitive and in line with those of the best international bookmakers. The operator’s strength is the multitude of listed events for 1xBet – online betting Nigeria, much higher than of the competitors, with hundreds of different betting options available live as well. It is clear that such a wide offer makes it possible to search for the most convenient odds based on the type of bet you intend to place. To use 1xBet – betting online Nigeria it is simply needed to open an…

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New coronavirus variant discovered in Nigeria

– Advertisement – A new variant of the coronavirus has been discovered in Nigeria, according to the head of Africa’s Centre for Disease Control. Dr John Nkengasong said on Thursday that more investigation is taking place on this latest variant of the virus. Dr John Nkengasong said that the new variant is “a separate lineage from the UK and South Africa.” He said the Nigeria CDC and the African Center of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases in Nigeria will be analyzing more samples. “Give us some time… it’s still…

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Nigeria: Hundreds of abducted schoolboys released

– Advertisement – Over 300 schoolboys kidnapped from a boarding school in Nigeria last week have been freed. Authorities in the Katsina state were the incident occurred have revealed that those rescued are in a good condition. In a statement, the authorities said the boys were being taken to the regional capital Katsina City to reunite with their families. Islamist militant group Boko Haram, which claimed responsibility had hours earlier released a video apparently showing some of the boys. Although the local authorities believe the video released by Boko Haram was authentic, they believe an…

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Nigerian youth torch three police stations

– Advertisement – Nigerian youth on Wednesday torched three police stations in the south-eastern state of Anambra as they protest against the killing of a taxi motorcyclist. The youth allege that the taxi motorcyclist was killed by the police. The victim, Ebere Nwogba, according to local media died on Tuesday night after he was reportedly arrested for operating his motorbike during curfew hours. Policemen reportedly fired shots to disperse a crowd of onlookers during the incident. A resident told the media one of the shots hit the victim in the…

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Nigeria reopens borders with neighbours for trade

– Advertisement – Nigeria has reopened its land borders with neighbouring countries after closure for months. The country’s President, Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday approved the immediate reopening of four of Nigeria’s land borders. The four affected borders are Seme border in South- West, Ilela border in the North- West, Mfun border in the South-South and Maigatari border in the North-West. The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed told journalists “Four land borders will be reopened immediately while the remaining borders are directed to be reopened on or…

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Blood of the Slain Farmers. Femi Oluwasanmi, Ibafo, Ogun State

Written by Femi Oluwasanm As condemnations from across the globe continues to trail the latest next level in the chronicles of gruesome massacre of innocent Nigerians in another barbaric and horrendous display by the league of terrorist groups terrorising the peace and unity of Nigeria, the government should quickly rejig the country’s security architecture in order to prevent the nation from total collapse. On 28th November, 2020, armed men, suspected to be members of the Boko Haram terrorist group, slaughtered not less than 43 farmers in Zabarmari, at Jere local…

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Boko Haram says it abducted hundreds of Nigeria students

– Advertisement – Boko Haram has confirmed that it was behind the kidnapping of hundreds of schoolboys in Nigeria’s north-western Katsina State last week. Over 800 students were in the school when the gunmen arrived on motorbikes and started shooting indiscriminately in the north western part of Nigeria. The Nigerian military has announced that it had exchanged fire with the gunmen after locating their hideout in a forest. Latest claim by Boko Haram signals its continued expansive and deadly reach in recent weeks. According to the private Daily Nigerian website Boko Haram…

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Nigeria: Hundreds of pupils missing after gun attack

– Advertisement – Hundreds of Nigerian students are reported missing after gunmen attacked the Government Science Secondary School. Over 800 students were in the school when the gunmen arrived on motorbikes and started shooting indiscriminately in the north western part of Nigeria. The Nigerian military has announced that it had exchanged fire with the gunmen after locating their hideout in a forest. There are however no reports of students being injured. Meanwhile, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari who condemned the attack has ordered the school to carry out a full audit of students to…

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Terrorism could persist in Nigeria for 20 years, army chief says

– Advertisement – The Chief of Army Staff of Nigeria, Lt Gen Tukur Yusuf Buratai, has said that “there is [a] likelihood of terrorism persisting in Nigeria for another 20 years”. For the past decade Nigeria has been battling Boko Haram Islamist insurgency which has killed thousands of people and displaced millions. Nigerian lawmakers this week summoned the country’s President Muhammadu Buhari over the recent killing of some farmers in north-east Borno State. At least 43 people were believed to have been killed with their bodies recovered on a rice farm,…

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Nigeria: Lawmakers summon Buhari over rice farm massacre

– Advertisement – Nigerian lawmakers have summoned the country’s President Muhammadu Buhari over the recent killing of some farmers in north-east Borno State. At least 43 people were believed to have been killed with their bodies recovered on a rice farm, an attack reportedly carried out by Boko Haram. Lawmakers have been debating the issue and described is as urgent national importance. Local media reports of many more farmers still missing with the army faulted for not stopping such killings. President Muhammadu Buhari condemned the attack, saying that “the entire…

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