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Gunmen raid Nigerian prison, free over 260 inmates

Heavily armed gunmen attacked a medium-security prison in Kogi State in southern Nigeria, killing two officials and freeing more than 260 inmates.

Nigeria Court Allows Sheikh Zakzaky to Receive Treatment in India

A High Court in Nigeria’s Kaduna has granted a leave the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibrahim al-Zakzaky, to go to India for medical treatment.

Exclusive: Nigeria to Release Muslim Leader Sheikh Zakzaky Soon

Following arrangements made between the Nigerian government and the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), leader of the movement, Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky and his wife are set to be released soon for medical treatment abroad, an informed source told the Iran Front Page.

Twin Suicide Blasts in Nigeria Kill at Least 31

Suspected Boko Haram terrorists killed at least 31 people and wounded several others in a twin suicide bomb attack on a town in northeast Nigeria, a local official and militia leader said on Sunday.

83 Nigerian Schoolgirls Released from Boko Haram’s Captivity

Eighty-three Chibok schoolgirls who were seized three years ago by Boko Haram terrorist group in northern Nigeria have been released from custody, officials declared.

Nigerian Man Dies at 93, Leaves His 130 Wives Alone

A Nigerian man, who used to be a Muslim preacher, has died at the age of 93 with at least 130 wives.

Female Suicide Bombers in Nigeria Use Babies in Missions

In a move to avoid detection, female suicide bombers in Nigeria blow themselves up while carrying babies.

Iran Laments Muslim Deaths in Nigeria

Iran’s Foreign Ministry slammed as unacceptable the killing of Nigerian Muslims by the police in the African country’s northern state of Kano.

Nigerian President under Fire for Saying His Wife ‘Belongs in Kitchen’

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has been widely criticised for saying his wife, Aisha, belongs in his kitchen and living room, in response to the first lady’s public criticism of the president’s appointments.

Return of Hijab to Nigerian Schools

In a move that can restore people’s hope in the judiciary, an appeals court has ruled that Nigerian girls have the right to wear the hijab headscarf to school.