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Nigeria: Court in Kano sentences nine people to death for blasphemy

Nigeria: Court in Kano sentences nine people to death for blasphemy

An Islamic court has sentenced nine people to death for insulting the Prophet Muhammad in the northern Nigerian city of Kano. The accused, who were all Muslims, had pleaded guilty, the head of Kano's religious police, Aminu Ibrahim Daurawa, told the BBC. The trial was speedily done in secret after a section of the court […]

Nigeria violence: Bomb at fish market kills at least 20

Nigeria violence: Bomb at fish market kills at least 20

At least 20 people have been killed after female suicide bombers attacked a fish market in Nigeria's north-eastern city of Maiduguri, eyewitnesses have told the BBC. The attackers disguised themselves as beggars to try to enter the market, eyewitnesses say. One woman blew herself up inside the market, while another fled, detonating her vest nearby, […]

Nigeria election: Muhammadu Buhari hails ‘vote for change’

Nigeria election: Muhammadu Buhari hails ‘vote for change’

The winner of Nigeria's presidential poll, Muhammadu Buhari, has hailed his victory as a vote for change and proof the nation has embraced democracy. Mr Buhari also praised outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan as a "worthy opponent" who peacefully relinquished power. Gen Buhari beat Mr Jonathan by 15.4 million votes to 13.3 million. Observers have generally […]

Boko Haram Releases Cameroon and Chinese Hostages

Boko Haram Releases Cameroon and Chinese Hostages

  The Nigerian militant group Boko Haram on Friday 10 October 2014 released and handed over to Cameroonian authorities 27 hostages, who were held for over 3 months. The hostages included 10 Chinese construction workers and 17 Cameroonians, including the wife of the Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Justice, Ahmadou Ali. The freed Cameroonian […]

NBC Denies Ceding Nigerian Villages to Cameroon

NBC Denies Ceding Nigerian Villages to Cameroon

The National Boundary Commission (NBC) has denied media reports that it has ceded some communities in Cross River State to Cameroon in the on-going pillar reconstruction exercise along the Nigeria-Cameroon boundary. There were reports in recent days that Biajua and Danare communities in Boki Local Government of Cross River State have been ceded to Cameroon […]

Preacher faces scrutiny from Charities Commission over church’s finances

  Thousands hear sermons by Nigerian bishop David Oyedepo as UK Winners' branch receives £16m in tithes from followers Packed into a disused school in Dartford, Kent, a thousand worshippers threw their arms in the air at the prospect of hearing the gospel according to Nigeria's richest preacher. The congregation at the Winners' Chapel International, […]

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