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Boko Haram Militants Terrify Christians With Attacks in Northeast Nigeria

JOS, Nigeria, March 19, 2019 (Morning Star News) – After burning a church building in northeastern Nigeria’s Borno state on Thursday (March 14), Boko Haram terrorists yesterday evening attacked a Christian-majority town in neighboring Adamawa state, sources said.

BLACKCHRISTIANNEWS.COM - 2019-03-19 22:41:08

Nigeria's defeated main opposition candidate challenges election result

ABUJA (Reuters) - The defeated main opposition candidate in Nigeria’s presidential elections filed a legal challenge on Monday to last month’s vote. Atiku Abubakar’s petition said that he, the candidate for the People’s Democratic Party, had beaten the All Progressives Congress’s Muhammadu Buhari, w

REUTERS - 2019-03-19 08:17:35

Tanitoluwa Adewumi: Di 8-year-old Nigerian refugee wey turn chess champion for New York

From being homeless because of Boko Haram attacks for im hometown for northern Nigeria to America, Tanitoluwa Adewumi don become New York state chess champion. Eight years old Tanitoluwa and im family move to America for 2017 but currently im dey live inside homeless shelter with im mama Oluwatoyin,

BBC - 2019-03-18 11:42:36

Another 10 Christians Killed in Kaduna State as Carnage Continues in Nigeria

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Muslim Fulani herdsmen killed 10 Christians in southern Kaduna state, Nigeria on Saturday (March 16), bringing the lives lost in the past five weeks to 140 with 160 houses destroyed, sources said.

CHRISTIANNEWS.NET - 2019-03-19 00:20:45

New York makes list of world’s most expensive cities to live in

The most expensive cities in the world have been revealed — and the No. 1 spot belongs not to one singly city, but to three destinations. Paris, Singapore and Hong Kong are joint leaders on the Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2019 Worldwide Cost of Living Survey.

PIX11.COM - 2019-03-19 02:06:50

Chess victory is ticket out of shelter for 8-year-old boy

NEW YORK (AP) — An 8-year-old boy's victory as New York state chess champion will be his family's ticket out of a homeless shelter. The New York Times reported that Tani Adewumi (TAH'-nee ah-deh-WOO'-mee) won the state chess title for his age group this month even though he learned to play only abou

NEWS4SANANTONIO.COM - 2019-03-19 18:34:57

8-year-old chess champ making right moves to help family

NEW YORK — Tani Adewumi is 8 years old. Last year, he didn't know how to play chess. Last week, the third-grader topped 73 players in his age group in New York to win the state championship.

10NEWS - 2019-03-20 00:52:00

280 Christians killed in attacks in Nigeria

JOS, Nigeria (BP) -- Christian deaths are spiraling in Nigeria as militant Fulani herdsmen and Boko Haram terrorists escalate their attacks, according to reports from religious liberty watchdog groups active there.

BP NEWS - 2019-03-18 19:59:40

Nigeria school building collapse left 20 dead, mostly children

Lagos, Nigeria -- Twenty people are confirmed dead in the school building that collapsed in Nigeria on Wednesday, and most of them are children, an official said Friday. Forty-three other people were rescued, Lagos State Health Commissioner Jide Idris told The Associated Press. The disaster occurred

CBS NEWS

NY Chess Champ Is a Homeless Boy Who Fled Nigeria

An 8-year-old boy’s victory as New York state chess champion will be his family’s ticket out of a homeless shelter. Tani Adewumi won the state chess title for his age group this month, even though he learned to play only about a year ago. He and his family have lived in a New York City shelter since

HAMODIA.COM - 2019-03-19 22:46:39

Nigeria’s election shows that technology won’t save broken democracies

In the run-up to the recent elections in Nigeria, an article in Quartz Africa declared that “it’s become much harder to rig elections in Nigeria thanks to technology.” Looking on from about 3,000 miles away, Kenyans would be excused for stifling a laugh. The two countries share a history of electora

WASHINGTON POST - 2019-03-19 18:17:00

Nigeria Election 2019: I defeat Buhari with 1,615,302 votes - Atiku

More details don dey come out of wetin dey inside di petition wey Nigeria opposition, People's Democratic Party and dia presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar, file on Monday to challenge di victory of president Muhammadu Buhari.

BBC - 2019-03-20 09:59:03

Bourbon PSV Escapes Pirate Attack off Nigeria

In late February, the Bourbon Offshore PSV Bourbon Explorer 502 escaped an attempted pirate attack that bore remarkable similarity to the boarding and kidnapping that occurred off Nigeria on March 10.

MARITIME-EXECUTIVE.COM - 2019-03-19 19:43:23

Homeless Nigerian refugee, 8, touted as chess prodigy after becoming one of America's top players

An eight-year-old Nigerian refugee has been crowned a chess champion in New York’s state-wide competition. Tanitoluwa Adewumi, who lives in a Manhattan homeless shelter with his family, won the category for his age bracket last weekend with an undefeated performance, according to the New York Times.

TELEGRAPH - 2019-03-19 12:54:00

8 killed and dozens trapped in Nigeria school collapse

Emergency crews sifted through debris as night fell on frantic efforts to rescue scores of school children and others feared trapped inside a three-story building that collapsed Wednesday in Nigeria's densely populated commercial capital, Lagos. At least eight people were confirmed dead and 37 other

CBS NEWS

Natural gas-fired power takes shape in Nigeria

Set to become one of the world’s lowest cost natural gas-fired power plants, a Nigerian 550MW gas-to-power facility will provide 4.5TWh of secure, affordable energy when it becomes fully operational in 2022.

ESI-AFRICA.COM - 2019-03-19 06:15:01

What Are The Major Natural Resources Of Niger?

Niger is a nation on the western part of the African continent, and it spans an area of about 490,000 square miles, making it West Africa’s largest country. The Sahara Desert covers more than 80% of the country, and the country’s population stands at 21 million people. Despite the country's vast nat

WORLDATLAS.COM - 2019-03-18 19:46:00

I no go epp una lobby INEC - Buhari fire APC members

Nigeria presidency don draw ear give di All Progressive Congress candidates wey still get election for some states say President Muhammadu Buhari no go do any waka to make Independent National Electoral Commission favour dem.

BBC - 2019-03-18 13:36:12

Armenia Activists Call For Prominent Iranian Rights Lawyer’s Release

More than a dozen supporters of jailed Iranian rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh have gathered outside Iran’s Embassy in Yerevan to call for her release. The protesters held placards reading slogans such as "We are standing for Nasrin" and "Nasrin, you are not alone," as they held their silent demonstra

RFERL.ORG - 2019-03-19 16:48:00

More people die after Nigeria building collapse: emergency agency official

LAGOS (Reuters) - More people have died after being taken to hospital in the wake of the collapse of a building housing a school in the Nigerian city of Lagos, an emergency agency official said on Thursday.

REUTERS