Nigeria’s Boko Haram leader reported dead

LAGOS: The leader of rival Nigerian militant group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, was reported dead in an audio message released by a rival group. According to the Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP) militant group, Shekau died around May 18

Nigerian army chief dies in military plane crash

ABUJA: Nigeria’s army chief, Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru, died in a plane crash on Friday on an official visit to the northern state of Kaduna, the presidency said. The air force said in a statement that its plane crashed near

PAF hands over three JF-17 Thunder aircraft to Nigeria

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has formally handed over three JF-17 Thunder aircraft to Nigerian Air Force. The ceremony was held at Nigerian Air Force Base Makudri to mark the 57th anniversary of the Nigerian Air Force where the aircraft by the Pakistan

Nigerian gunmen kidnap more than 300 schoolgirls

ABUJA: More than 300 schoolgirls were abducted by gunmen in northwest Nigeria on Friday in the country’s latest mass kidnapping, and a rescue bid was underway, regional police said. A suspected criminal gang attacked the Government Girls Science Secondary School

Nigeria’s Okonjo-Iweala becomes first woman, African to lead WTO

WASHINGTON: Three months after the Trump administration rejected her, former Nigerian finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala received unanimous backing on Monday to become the first woman and first African director-general of the World Trade Organization. She was appointed director-general of the

Nigeria’s Okonjo-Iweala set to become first woman WTO chief

WASHINGTON: The United States offered its strong support to Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to lead the World Trade Organization (WTO), clearing a path for her to become the body’s first female and first African leader. The move marks by President Joe

Pirates kill sailor, kidnap 15 crew on Turkish ship off Nigerian coast

ANKARA: Armed men killed one sailor and abducted 15 from a Turkish cargo ship off the coast of Nigeria. That left three crew members to sail the Liberian-flagged Mozart owned by a Turkish company, the state news agency said. The