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Death toll from Nigerian floods tops 500 – ministries

Widespread flooding has killed more than 500 people in Nigeria, left around 90,000 homes underwater, and blocked food and fuel supplies, two government ministries said on Friday. The floods have hit 27 of Nigeria’s 36 states and impacted around 1.4 million people, the ministries for humanitarian affairs and for disaster …

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Nigeria: Five dead after Lagos building collapse

Building collapses frequently happen in Africa’s most populous country. A three-story residential building has collapsed in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital, killing at least five people, while many are feared trapped, emergency response services said. “Twenty-three people have been rescued alive including seven children and 16 adults,” said Ibrahim Farinloye of …

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Dozens break out of jail in southwest Nigeria: Official

Gunmen have attacked a prison in southwest Nigeria, freeing dozens of inmates, an official told The Associated Press on Saturday. The third jailbreak in Africa’s most populous country this year raises more concerns about how safe detention facilities are in the West African nation where authorities have struggled to stem …

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Nigeria says Daesh leader Abu Musab al-Barnawi is dead

Nigeria’s top military commander has announced the death of Abu Musab al-Barnawi, the head of the West African branch of the Daesh terrorist group. Chief of Defense Staff General Lucky Irabor said during a press briefing on Thursday that the leader of the Deash West Africa Province (Iswap) was dead. He did …

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