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Pro-government group attacks rally demanding release of 'illegally' held Nigerians

23 Dec 2019

ABUJA Pro-government activists in Nigeria on Monday attacked civil society protesters who were demanding the release of people they say are illegally detained, a Reuters witness said.

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.

UK's May, on African tour, urges Nigeria to tap City of London expertise

29 Aug 2018

ABUJA British Prime Minister Theresa May urged Nigeria on Wednesday to tap into the City of London's financial expertise as she sought to build a new trading relationship with Africa's biggest economy and most populous nation.

Police fire teargas at Shi'ite Muslim protesters in Nigerian capital

17 Apr 2018

ABUJA Nigerian police fired teargas at hundreds of Shi'ite Muslim protesters on Tuesday during a second day of clashes in the capital Abuja over the imprisonment of their religious leader, Reuters witnesses said.

Nigerian campaign group threatens to sue government over abducted girls

13 Mar 2018

ABUJA A Nigerian group that sparked a global campaign for the safe return of schoolgirls kidnapped in 2014 said on Tuesday it would sue the government if it failed to provide answers over a similar mass abduction last month.

Parents of girls abducted from Nigerian school cherish keepsakes

02 Mar 2018

DAPCHI, Nigeria Kachalla Bukar's eyes filled with tears when he looked at a blue plastic basket containing his 14-year-old daughter's belongings.

Little hope for textile industry revival in struggling Nigeria

15 Feb 2017

KADUNA, Nigeria Talba Goni has been trying without luck to get government funds or loans to restart a textile plant in Kaduna, the former industrial heartland in northern Nigeria, that he was running until it closed almost 15 years ago.

Little hope for textile industry revival in struggling Nigeria

15 Feb 2017

KADUNA, Nigeria Talba Goni has been trying without luck to get government funds or loans to restart a textile plant in Kaduna, the former industrial heartland in northern Nigeria, that he was running until it closed almost 15 years ago.

Car bomb explodes in Nigeria's Gombe after Jonathan rally

03 Feb 2015

GOMBE, Nigeria A car bomb went off near a stadium in the northeastern Nigerian city of Gombe on Monday, a few minutes after President Goodluck Jonathan left a party rally there, killing one person and wounding 18. | Video

Car bomb explodes in Nigeria's Gombe after Jonathan rally

02 Feb 2015

GOMBE, Nigeria A car bomb went off near a stadium in the northeastern Nigerian city of Gombe on Monday, a few minutes after President Goodluck Jonathan left a party rally there, killing one person and wounding 18.

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