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Abraham Achirga

Cameras roll again in Nollywood but Nigeria's cinemas still dark

27 May 2020

ABUJA/LAGOS Nigeria's film industry is creeping back to work after lockdown, and one of the first productions to resume is a new television series about a highly infectious disease that has ravaged the world. | Video

Visually impaired Nigerians struggle to navigate coronavirus challenges

25 May 2020

LAGOS Lawal Adebimpe knows she must remain a safe distance from people to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus in Nigeria. But her blindness means she usually holds people to navigate her way around the heaving megacity of Lagos. | Video

Nigerians shake off coronavirus lockdown boredom with group exercise

15 Apr 2020

ABUJA The bored and the brave have taken over the six-lane highways of Nigeria’s capital, now on coronavirus lockdown. | Video

Nigerian shoemakers tap national pride, nostalgia to spur local industry

05 Mar 2020

LAGOS/ABUJA Two men in gray jumpsuits brush glue onto rubber soles, while factory machines whir in the background. Elsewhere, women perched behind industrial sewing machines attach leather swatches to sturdy-looking men's shoes. | Video

Nigerian teen in pink aims to 'take the golf world by storm'

03 Jan 2020

ABUJA/LAGOS A steady "thwack" rings out at the driving range just outside Nigeria's capital Abuja. A girl clad in pink shoes, pink skirt and pink vest wields a club with a power that belies her slight frame, grimacing at poor shots and smiling happily at others. | Video

UPDATE 1-Nigeria's land borders closed to all goods -customs chief

15 Oct 2019

ABUJA/LONDON, Oct 15 Nigeria has closed its land borders to all movement of goods and has no timeline for reopening them, the head of the nation's customs agency said, as part of an effort to curb smuggling.

Shi'ite protesters clash with Nigeria military, police in Abuja

23 Jul 2019

ABUJA Nigerian troops and police clashed on Tuesday with Shi'ite Muslim protesters in the capital Abuja and gunfire could be heard, according to a Reuters witness.

Nigerian police, Shi'ite group clash in capital, at least three dead

22 Jul 2019

ABUJA Nigerian police and Shi'ite Muslim protesters clashed in the capital Abuja on Monday, with at least one demonstrator, one journalist and a senior policeman killed, highlighting one of the security challenges faced by the country with Africa's biggest economy.

Nigerian police accused of abusing prostitution suspects

06 May 2019

ABUJA Nigerian police are investigating allegations that officers sexually assaulted women arrested in nightclub raids during a crackdown on prostitution.

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