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Nigerian university builds trench to stop Boko Haram attacks

Authorities in north-eastern Nigeria have begun digging a 27km (17 mile) trench around the University of Maiduguri to prevent attacks by Boko Haram Islamist militants.

Adeshina, African Development Bank boss, wins World Food Prize

The son of a Nigerian farm laborer who rose out of poverty to earn graduate degrees in agricultural economics and spent his career improving the availability of seed, fertilizer and financing for African farmers is the winner of this year's World Food Prize announced Monday.

Police, vigilante clash in Niger

.Inspector, Sergeant dead

By Ummi Ismaeel



Two police officers, an inspector and a sergeant, have lost their lives when trouble broke out last Sunday between men of the local vigilante group and the police in Allawa town, Shiroro council, Niger State.

Restructuring: How FG fuels regional agitations –Tabai

RETIRED Judge of the Supreme Court, Justice Francis Tabai, has said the raging agitations for disintegration of Nigeria would not have been gaining prominence if successive governments honestly implement extant constitutional provisions spelt out to address the vexed issues.

How FG underdeveloped local govts, by Delta ALGON boss

The Chairman, Isoko South Local Government Area of Delta State, Sir Itiako Ikpokpo, has blamed the insolvent condition of local governments across the country on disproportionate sharing formula for the nation's revenue.

How gunmen killed Corps member in Bayelsa

Gunmen, suspected to be robbers, have shot dead a 30-year-old Corps member and dispossessed him of his money and other valuables in Yenagoa, Bayelsa.

Katsina to immunise 2m children


By Bala Ibrahim, Katsina


As a way of preventing child-killer diseases, more than two million children are to be immunised in Katsina State.


Breaking! DSS arrests top Boko Haram commander, 20 others in Kano

A sting operation by DSS in Kano Sunday led to the arrest of top Boko Haram commander, and 20 others suspects.