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Armed group captures military base in northeast Nigeria

16 January 2021 Residents, government troops flee as armed group overran a town in Nigeria’s Borno state in attack claimed by ISIL. Government troops and hundreds of residents have been forced to flee after an armed group overran a town and captured a military base in northeast Nigeria’s Borno state in an attack claimed by the ISIL (ISIS) group, security …

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How can a food security crisis be avoided in northern Nigeria?

22 December 2020 Al Jazeera’s Inside Story programme took a look at the insecurity crippling much of northeast and northwest Nigeria today, with host Mohammed Jamjoom and guests Serah Makka-Ugbabe, Nigeria country director at ONE, a global movement campaigning to end extreme poverty by 2030, Ovigwe Eguegu, a geopolitical analyst at the security think-tank Afripolitika, and firebrand activist Aisha Yesufu, …

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10 December 2020 Every year an increasing number of Nigerians flee poverty and unrest at home. Now, rich Nigerians are planning their escape too. And they’re taking their money with them. Dapo has spent too long at home in Lagos, Nigeria. Back in October, protests against the SARS police unit kept him from going to his office. “First, we were …

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Why has Nigeria failed to defeat Boko Haram?

1 December 2020 Al Jazeera’s Inside Story looked into why Nigeria has failed to defeat the Boko Haram insurgency that started in 2009. The government has repeatedly stated that it has defeated Boko Haram, but the violence has been on the increase this year. 48 farmers were buried after the attack on rice farmers in Borno State two days ago. …

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‘Unrelenting’ insecurity: Nigeria reels after massacre of farmers

30 November 2020 Outrage in Nigeria after dozens of labourers working in rice fields were slaughtered, in latest attack to hit the country’s northeast. Security forces and volunteer vigilante groups in northeastern Nigeria are searching to find people still missing after dozens of civilians working in rice fields were slaughtered by armed men over the weekend. Locals say they recovered …

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Different agendas, one goal: How Nigerians united to #EndSARS

19 November 2020 Different activist communities came together to create one of the greatest social movements in Nigeria’s history. When Adaeze Feyisayo, 24, joined the protests against police brutality in Nigeria on Friday, October 3, she had just returned from a trip to the southeastern city of Aba, where she went to visit her friend, Tina*. On her way back, …

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Nigeria special police unit reined in after abuse allegations

5 October 2020 Move comes after accusations the Special Anti-Robbery Squad was involved in unlawful arrests and torture. Nigeria’s top police chief has banned a controversial anti-robbery unit and other special agents from carrying out stop-and-search operations and mounting roadblocks over accusations of abuses. Muhammed Adamu, inspector general of police (IGP) said in a statement on Sunday the Federal Special …

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What’s being done to keep learning going in northern Nigeria?

10 September 2020 In observance of the first-ever ‘International Day to Protect Education from Attack’ on 9 September, Al Jazeera’s The Stream is partnering with Witness to discuss a new documentary on the subject. Ahmad the Architect follows Ahmad Buba, a man on a mission to help his native Nigeria undo the harm caused by Boko Haram, an armed group …

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Armed fighters take hundreds hostage in Nigeria’s Borno state

20 August 2020 Fighters from the Islamic State West Africa Province, a splinter group of Boko Haram, overran Kukawa town on Tuesday. Armed fighters have taken hundreds of hostages in a northeast Nigerian town where residents had only just returned after fleeing their homes, residents and militia sources said on Wednesday. The Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) group, a splinter group …

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Nigerian food prices rise during Ramadan

17 May 2020 The cost of some items has doubled, and prices are expected to stay high after the Muslim fasting month ends. Nigerians are complaining about rising food prices during Ramadan. The cost of some items has doubled, and they are expected to stay high after the Muslim fasting month ends. Al Jazeera’s Ahmed Idris has been speaking with …

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