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100 die in severe flooding in Nigeria: Relief Agency

Heavy seasonal rains have caused the Niger and Benue rivers to burst their banks, inundating communities, farms and trapping tens of thousands of people in their homes. Sani Datti, from the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), said, “We have declared a national disaster in four states — Kogi, Delta, Anambra ... Read More »

11-year-old artist becomes a sensation in Nigeria

From a makeshift studio in a poor neighborhood in Lagos, Waris Kareem produces incredibly life-like works of art. Waris began drawing at the age six and turned professional at the age of eight, becoming the youngest professional artist in Nigeria. He describes his art genre as “hyper-realism.” His drawings pay ... Read More »

At least 60 killed in mosque blasts in northeast Nigeria

Abdullahi Yerima, police commissioner in Adamawa state, said a suicide bomber struck at the mosque at around 01:00 p.m. (1200 GMT) and a second bomber detonated a device some 200 metres (220 yards) away as worshippers fled. Ezra Sakawa, chief medical director of Mubi general hospital, said about 56 were ... Read More »