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Gunmen attack Nigeria prison, free dozens of inmates: Official (Al Jazeera)

Gunmen have attacked a prison in southwestern Nigeria, freeing dozens of inmates, according to an official.

Olanrewaju Anjorin, a spokesman of the Oyo correctional centre in Oyo state, told The Associated Press news agency on Saturday that the gunmen attacked the facility late on Friday night.

Gunmen attack Nigeria prison, free dozens of inmates: Official | Prison News | Al Jazeera

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Nigerian official says new leader of ISIL-linked group killed (Al Jazeera)

Nigerian security forces have killed the new leader of an ISIL (ISIS)-linked group blamed for killing hundreds in Nigeria and neighbouring West African countries, a senior security official has said.

Nigeria’s national security adviser Babagana Monguno said on Friday that Malam Bako, who recently succeeded Abu Musab al-Barnawi as leader of the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP), was “taken out” by troops earlier this week.

Nigerian official says new leader of ISIL-linked group killed | ISIL/ISIS News | Al Jazeera

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Nigerian separatist leader Kanu denies terrorism charges in court (Al Jazeera)

Nigerian separatist leader Nnamdi Kanu has pleaded not guilty to seven charges including “terrorism” and treason in an Abuja court, three months after his trial was delayed when authorities failed to produce him in court.

The charges against Kanu, a British citizen, also included calling for secession, knowingly broadcasting falsehoods about President Muhammadu Buhari, and membership in an outlawed group.

Nigerian separatist leader Kanu denies terrorism charges in court | Courts News | Al Jazeera

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Gunmen kill dozens in Nigeria’s troubled northwest (Al Jazeera)

Gunmen have killed dozens in an attack on a village market in northwest Nigeria, government officials said.

The attack took place on Sunday evening in Nigeria’s Sokoto’s state, in the Goronyo district, where bandits have likely been relocating to following security operations in neighbouring areas.

Gunmen kill dozens in Nigeria’s troubled northwest | Armed Groups News | Al Jazeera

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Nigeria

One year after #EndSARS protests, has Nigerian police changed? (Ope Adetayo, Al Jazeera)

Tunde Abass says he was in a plaza building at Onipanu, a major bus stop in Lagos, in March when he saw police officers harass a family in their car near a police station.

The private vehicle’s windows were tinted, something that required a police permit. The driver produced the necessary documents but the officers insisted the family step out of the car to be questioned. Abass, a 34-year-old project manager, then took out his phone to record the incident on Facebook Live.

One year after #EndSARS protests, has Nigerian police changed? | News | Al Jazeera

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Gunmen raid Nigeria market, kill at least 20 people (Al Jazeera)

At least 20 people have been killed in Nigeria’s Sokoto state when gunmen attacked a market and torched cars, according to a state official and local member of parliament.

The killings in Sokoto state on Saturday came as armed gangs continue to wreak havoc in the northwest of the country.

Gunmen raid Nigeria market, kill at least 20 people | Police News | Al Jazeera

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India–Nigeria Relations (Abhishek Kumar, Institute for Defense Studies and Analyses)

India has a long history of partnership with Nigeria, with solidarity and political affinity going back to early 19th century when both the nations were fighting against the British colonial rule and oppression. The system of indentured labour migration during the colonial era led to an informal relationship between both the countries. Like many other African nations, the Nigerian nationalists also adopted non-violence in their struggle for independence.1 India and Nigeria have enjoyed warm, friendly and deep-rooted bilateral relations for several decades and continue to do so. It is interesting to note that India had established its first Diplomatic House in Lagos in 1958, two years before Nigeria gained independence from Great Britain in 1960.2 For several decades, the bilateral cooperation between India and Nigeria has flourished in diverse sectors like trade, energy and defence sectors, which are covered in detail in the following sections.

India–Nigeria Relations | Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (idsa.in)

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Nigeria forces rescue nearly 200 abducted victims in northwest (Al Jazeera)

Nigerian security agents have rescued nearly 200 kidnapped people during raids on camps of criminal gangs in dense forests in the country’s northwest, police said.

Heavily armed criminal gangs known locally as bandits have plagued northwest and central Nigeria for years, raiding and looting villages and abducting for ransom.

Nigeria forces rescue nearly 200 abducted victims in northwest | News | Al Jazeera

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Power problems: Could solar solve Nigeria’s electricity woes? (Olatunji Olaigbe, Al Jazeera)

On a recent Monday morning, Mathew Bello, popularly known as Matey, switched on the generator that powers his shop in the capital of Kwara State at exactly 9:28am. It sputtered for a second before roaring to life, coughing up clouds of grey smoke in the process.

Inside Bello’s multipurpose shop are places to watch television, play video games, get a haircut and fix a mobile phone. As David, Bello’s apprentice, transferred the shop’s fuse box from the utility grid — which was currently experiencing a blackout — over to the generator, the TVs lit up and hair clippers buzzed to life.

Power problems: Could solar solve Nigeria’s electricity woes? | Energy News | Al Jazeera

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