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Abraham Achirga

UPDATE 1-Nigeria's land borders closed to all goods -customs chief

Oct 15 2019

ABUJA/LONDON, Oct 15 Nigeria has closed its land borders to all movement of goods and has no timeline for reopening them, the head of the nation's customs agency said, as part of an effort to curb smuggling.

Shi'ite protesters clash with Nigeria military, police in Abuja

Jul 23 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.

Nigerian police, Shi'ite group clash in capital, at least three dead

Jul 22 2019

ABUJA Nigerian police and Shi'ite Muslim protesters clashed in the capital Abuja on Monday, with at least one demonstrator, one journalist and a senior policeman killed, highlighting one of the security challenges faced by the country with Africa's biggest economy.

Nigerian police accused of abusing prostitution suspects

May 06 2019

ABUJA Nigerian police are investigating allegations that officers sexually assaulted women arrested in nightclub raids during a crackdown on prostitution.

Nigerian vote tough to call as week-long delay may hurt turnout

Feb 22 2019

YOLA, Nigeria/ABUJA Nigerian teacher Benjamin Shagu flew 500 km (310 miles) from the east of the country to the capital, Abuja, to vote in the presidential election - only for the vote to be delayed for a week, just five hours before polls had been due to open.

Nigerian presidential poll postponed, opposition slams decision

Feb 17 2019

DAURA/YOLA, Nigeria Nigerian authorities postponed Saturday's national election by a week, just hours before polls had been due to open, prompting the opposition candidate to accuse President Muhammadu Buhari of seeking to "disenfranchise" voters. | Video

Nigerian Shi'ite group says 42 killed when security forces fired upon protests

Nov 01 2018

KADUNA/MARARABA, Nigeria The movement of a jailed Nigerian Shi'ite cleric whose followers have repeatedly been targeted by the authorities said on Wednesday security forces had killed 42 of its members during two days of violent crackdowns on protests in the capital Abuja. | Video

Nigeria police fire on Shi'ite march, kill protester-group

Oct 30 2018

ABUJA Police opened fire at Shi'ite Muslim protesters demanding the release of their leader in the Nigerian capital Abuja on Tuesday, killing one, in a second straight day of violence, the religious group said. | Video

Nigeria military opens fire on Shi'ite Muslim protesters: Reuters witness

Oct 29 2018

ABUJA Nigeria's military shot at Shi'ite Muslim protesters marching in the capital Abuja on Monday to demand the release of their religious leader, according to a Reuters witness.

Chibok girls activist aims to end Nigeria's political duopoly

Oct 09 2018

ABUJA The co-founder of a group to raise awareness about schoolgirls kidnapped by jihadists said she aims to become Nigeria's first woman president by mobilizing first-time voters discouraged from going to the polls by the long domination of two main parties.

World News

Cartel gunmen terrorize Mexican city, free El Chapo's son

Heavily armed fighters surrounded security forces in a Mexican city on Thursday and made them free one of drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman's sons, after his capture triggered gunbattles and a prison break that sent civilians scurrying for cover.