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Niger: 16 soldiers killed in Boko Haram attack in southern Niger
26th Aug 2021

Niger: 16 soldiers killed in Boko Haram attack in southern Niger

By James Tasamba   KIGALI, Rwanda (AA): Sixteen soldiers were killed and nine wounded when hundreds of Boko Haram terror group members attacked a military post in southern Niger overnight, the Defense Ministry said Wednesday. The attack was in the … Continued

Nigeria: 14 kidnapped sailors rescued in Gulf of Guinea
8th Mar 2021

Nigeria: 14 kidnapped sailors rescued in Gulf of Guinea

By Adam Abu-bashal   ABUJA, Nigeria (AA): Fourteen sailors kidnapped by pirates were rescued Saturday in the Gulf of Guinea. Nigeria’s army spokesman Mohammed Yerim said 10 foreign crew members and four Nigerians who were taken hostage were rescued in … Continued

Nigeria commences op to rescue 317 abducted schoolgirls
27th Feb 2021

Nigeria commences op to rescue 317 abducted schoolgirls

By Olarewaju Kola MAIDUGUEI, Nigeria (AA): Nigerian military and police began operations to rescue hundreds of schoolgirls abducted from a boarding school early Friday in northwest Zamfara State, according to officials. Governor Bello Mohammed said police and other security agencies … Continued

Nigeria: 5 Nigerian soldiers killed in Boko Haram attack
21st Dec 2020

Nigeria: 5 Nigerian soldiers killed in Boko Haram attack

By Adam Abu-bashal ABUJA, Nigeria (AA): Boko Haram terrorist group has killed five Nigerian soldiers and kidnapped at least 35 people in Nigeria’s northeastern Borno state, a military source said on Sunday. “The terrorists fired an RPG [rocket-propelled grenade] on … Continued

Nigeria: Boko Haram attack killed 110 in Borno state
30th Nov 2020

Nigeria: Boko Haram attack killed 110 in Borno state

By Adam Abu-bashal ABUJA, Nigeria (AA): The death toll has risen to at least 110 in a recent attack by Boko Haram terrorists in northeastern Nigeria, a UN official has said. Saturday’s attack on farmers working in rice fields in … Continued

Nigeria: Gunmen kill 5, kidnap 40 in attack on mosque
23rd Nov 2020

Nigeria: Gunmen kill 5, kidnap 40 in attack on mosque

By Adam Abu-bashal ABUJA, Nigeria (AA): At least five worshippers were killed and 40 others kidnapped when armed gunmen attacked a mosque in northwestern Nigeria, local media reported Sunday. The attack by armed gangs occurred at a mosque in Zamfara … Continued

Nigeria: ‘Mysterious disease’ kills nearly 1,000 people
9th Jun 2020

Nigeria: ‘Mysterious disease’ kills nearly 1,000 people

By Adam Abu-bashal   ABUJA, Nigeria (AA): At least 979 people, including health care workers and high-level officials, died in North-Western Nigeria Kano State due to a mysterious disease, said the country’s health minister. Speaking at the Presidential Task Force … Continued

Nigeria: Scores attend mass Eid prayers despite warning
25th May 2020

Nigeria: Scores attend mass Eid prayers despite warning

By Olarewaju Kola   MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AA): Scores of Muslims in Nigeria performed Eid al-Fitr prayers on Sunday amid the threat of coronavirus, and warning against mass gatherings. Boss Mustapha, head of the presidential team on COVID-19, warned against gathering … Continued

Nigeria: Boko Haram kills 60 mourners in northeast Nigeria
29th Jul 2019

Nigeria: Boko Haram kills 60 mourners in northeast Nigeria

By Olarewaju Kola   MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AA): At least 60 village mourners were killed by the Boko Haram terror group in northeast Nigeria during a burial rites. A local official confirmed late on Sunday that motorbike-riding alleged members of the … Continued

Nigerian school forces Muslim girls remove headscarves
6th Jul 2019

Nigerian school forces Muslim girls remove headscarves

By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS, Nigeria (AA): Nigeria’s headscarf crisis festered Friday after footage emerged online of school guards and teachers ordering Muslim girls to remove their headscarves before entering a school compound in the southwestern town of Ibadan. The … Continued

Nigeria: 30 killed, 42 injured in multiple explosions
18th Jun 2019

Nigeria: 30 killed, 42 injured in multiple explosions

By Olarewaju Kola   MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AA): At least 30 persons were killed and 42 injured in multiple explosions in troubled Nigeria’s northeastern Borneo State. Three suicide bombers, one male and two female, detonated explosives at a local tea shop … Continued

Nigeria: School building collapse in Lagos leaves 10 dead
14th Mar 2019

Nigeria: School building collapse in Lagos leaves 10 dead

By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS Nigeria (AA): At least ten people have been confirmed dead, many trapped, and 40 others rescued alive from debris of a school building that collapsed on Wednesday morning in Nigeria’s southwestern Lagos city, a disaster … Continued

Nigeria: Suicide attack on mosque in Maiduguri kills 11
17th Feb 2019

Nigeria: Suicide attack on mosque in Maiduguri kills 11

By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS Nigeria (AA): Police have confirmed 11 people dead in early Saturday morning suicide attacks inside a mosque in Nigeria’s northeastern Borno State. The attacks in Gwozari/Kushari area of state capital Maiduguri were carried out by … Continued

Nigeria: Muslims sue Nigerian premier varsity over hijab
4th Dec 2018

Nigeria: Muslims sue Nigerian premier varsity over hijab

By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS, Nigeria (AA): Muslim parents on Monday sued Nigeria’s premier university of Ibadan after a school owned by the varsity barred 11 Muslim girls from wearing their religious head covering in their classrooms. The case was … Continued

Nigeria: 39 soldiers killed in Boko Haram attacks
29th Nov 2018

Nigeria: 39 soldiers killed in Boko Haram attacks

By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS, Nigeria (AA): Nigerian chief of army staff on Wednesday confirmed 39 were killed by recent Boko Haram attacks in the country’s northeast. Yusuf Buratai’s remarks followed the calls of the local media — which claimed … Continued

Nigeria: Muslim body slams school banning headscarves
18th Nov 2018

Nigeria: Muslim body slams school banning headscarves

By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS, Nigeria (AA): Shutting out Muslim girls from school for wearing headscarves amounts to unacceptable religious bigotry and a violation of the Constitution, Nigeria’s apex Muslim body said on Saturday, a day after nine pupils were … Continued

Nigeria: Boko Haram attack kills 8 in village outskirts of Maiduguri
2nd Nov 2018

Nigeria: Boko Haram attack kills 8 in village outskirts of Maiduguri

By Olarewaju Kola   MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, (AA): At least eight people, including children, were killed in a Boko Haram attack on a village near an internally displaced persons (IDPs) camp in the outskirts of the northeastern city of Maiduguri, Borno State … Continued

Nigeria: Death toll from floods hits 108
25th Sep 2018

Nigeria: Death toll from floods hits 108

By Rafiu Ajakaye   LAGOS, Nigeria (AA): Death toll from Nigeria’s floods has risen to 108, the country’s official relief agency said on Monday. In a statement, the National Emergency Management Agency said 441,251 people were affected in 50 municipalities. … Continued

Nigeria: 7 killed as Boko Haram razes villages in Borno State
21st Sep 2018

Nigeria: 7 killed as Boko Haram razes villages in Borno State

By Rafiu Ajakaye LAGOS, Nigeria (AA): At least seven civilians were killed late Wednesday as Boko Haram attacked and burnt down three villages in northeast Nigeria, the country’s official news agency NAN reported on Thursday. The agency said the insurgents … Continued

Nigeria: 8 killed, 8 injured in mosque suicide bomb attack
24th Jul 2018

Nigeria: 8 killed, 8 injured in mosque suicide bomb attack

By Olarewaju Kola and Rafiu Ajakaye   ANKARA / MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AA): At least eight worshipers were killed and eight others injured on Monday in a suspected suicide bombing at a mosque in northeastern Nigeria, officials and eyewitnesses said. The … Continued

Over 120 people attended a landmark conference on the media reporting of Islam and Muslims. It was held jointly by The Muslim News and Society of Editors in London on September 15.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2015 was held on March in London to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to the society.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2015 was held on March in London to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to the society.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence event is to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to society. Over 850 people from diverse background, Muslim and non-Muslim, attended the gala dinner.

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