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While Nigerian troops continue to battle Boko Haram militants in Nigeria’s north-east, the north-western state of Zamfara has also witnessed serious violence.
Clergymen, atheists and followers of traditional religion have urged Lagos residents to resist a new cremation law allowing people to continue burning their dead.
The Federal Government on Tuesday dropped the charges against eight out of the 15 Russian sailors charged with unlawful importation of arms into Nigeria. But the remaining seven sailors still face prosecution. Nigerian naval officers boarded the MV Myre Seadiver in October 2012. According to reports, at the time, the ship had left the Russian port Baltyisk in June and had been based in the Gulf of Aden before relocating to the Gulf of Guinea, entering the port of Lagos for repairs.
Reports from the north-eastern state of Borno point to an expanding role being played by vigilantes and volunteers in Nigeria’s war against Islamist militant movement Boko Haram.
Nigeria's military on Wednesday banned the use of satellite phones in much of the restive northeast after cutting mobile phone service, further isolating the area after a series of fresh attacks
Three Lebanese have confessed to Nigerian security authorities in the northwest state of Kano over their involvement in hoarding smuggled arms and ammunition in a bunker located on Gaya Road, Bompai axis of the ancient city of Kano for acts of terrorism.
Nigerian lawmakers approved a bill banning same-sex marriage, setting jail terms of up to 14 years for offenders.
The Nigerian Youths have urged the Federal Government to develop a workable blueprint to take care of all growth stages of the Nigeria child.
As Nigeria goes into second week of military offensive against radical Islamist movement, Boko Haram, statements from the military have highlighted a series of gains, particularly in north-eastern Borno state.
In a televised statement on Tuesday, President Goodluck Jonathan said, "I hereby declare a state of emergency in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states." He orders army into those states saying latest violence from Boko Haram group is declaration of war.