Posts Tagged ‘Nigeria’

Christians Kidnapped in Separate Attacks in Southwest Nigeria 

Central Mosque in Auchi, Edo state, Nigeria. (Chisgo9ogie, Creative Commons) ABUJA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Suspected Fulani herdsmen in southwestern Nigeria last week kidnapped Christian workers taking a bus to a wedding, while another group of Christians was kidnapped en route to a funeral in the same state. A relative of one of 48 Christians […]

Islamic Extremists Kill 15 Christians in North-Central Nigeria

Location of Nasarawa state, Nigeria. (Map data (c)2022 Google) ABUJA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Suspected Fulani herdsmen and other terrorists killed two Christians in north-central Nigeria on Friday (Oct. 21) after slaughtering 13 others in two prior attacks, sources said. The assailants attacked Gidan Ityotyev village, Obi County, at about 11 p.m., killing Moses Saaku […]

Fulani Terrorists Kill More than 70 Christians in Central Nigeria 

National Mosque in Abuja, Nigeria. (Wikipedia) ABUJA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Fulani herdsmen last week killed more than 70 Christians in a village in central Nigeria, prompting state officials to state that lack of government protection means citizens must defend themselves, sources said. In what a Benue state police official suspected was a revenge… Source

Houses and roads submerged as Nigeria grapples with deadly flooding

Recent flooding in Nigeria has submerged roads, houses and disrupted supply routes for the delivery of aid. At least 600 people have died across the west African nation, and 1.3 million others have been forced to leave their homes, according to the latest government figures. Many have been moved to displacement camps and are using boats […]

Saudi Arabia, Nigeria FMs discuss strengthening ties

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal Bin Farhan met his Nigerian counterpart, Geoffrey Onyeama, and discussed strengthening bilateral cooperation and coordinating positions on regional and international issues as well as ways to support “international peace and security”, the Saudi Foreign Ministry said. The ministers also attended a meeting of the Saudi-Nigerian Political Consultation Committee, during which […]

Islamic Terrorists Attack Chibok Village in Northeast Nigeria 

National Mosque in Abuja, Nigeria. (Wikipedia) ABUJA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Islamic extremist militants killed three Christians in an attack on a village of Chibok County, northeast Nigeria on Tuesday (Oct. 4) that wounded dozens of others and burned homes, sources said. The terrorists attacked Njilang village, Borno state, in the latest of many acts […]

Christian Woman on Trial for Blasphemy in Northeast Nigeria

Rhoda Ya’u Jatau. (Facebook) ABUJA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – A Christian woman in northeast Nigeria is on trial after being held incommunicado for more than four months on blasphemy charges for forwarding a WhatsApp message, sources said. Rhoda Ya’u Jatau, 45, was arrested in Bauchi state in May after receiving a WhatsApp message from… Source

Christians Slain in Kano and Plateau States, Nigeria

Ifeanyi Ilechukwu, Christian killed in Kano state, Nigeria on Sept. 24, 2022. (Facebook) ABUJA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Suspected Fulani herdsmen on Sunday (Sept. 25) killed two Christians in Plateau state, Nigeria after Islamic State terrorists allegedly killed two others in the city of Kano on Saturday (Sept. 24), sources said. In northern… Source

Nigeria’s Upcoming Elections Exacerbate the Situation in the Country

Nigeria occupies a very important place in current world politics. This country is home to almost a fifth of the African continent’s population, about one in six Africans is Nigerian. Its already large population is expected to have doubled to 400 million by 2050, moving Nigeria from the 7th most populous country in the world to […]

Dozens More Christians Killed in Benue State, Nigeria 

Benue state, Nigeria. (Uwe Dedering, Creative Commons).svg ABUJA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Continuing attacks earlier this month in Benue state, Nigeria, suspected Fulani herdsmen and other terrorists killed dozens of Christians on Friday (Sept. 23) and Wednesday (Sept. 21), sources said. The terrorists attacked six predominantly Christian villages in… Source

Terrorists Kill 25 Christians in Benue State, Nigeria

National Mosque in Abuja, Nigeria. (Wikipedia) ABUJA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Suspected Fulani herdsmen and other terrorists killed three Christians in Benue state, Nigeria on Sunday (Sept. 18), after slaughtering at least 22 others in the same area in past three weeks, sources said. The assailants attacked predominantly Christian Tse Ngban village in Guma County […]

Christian Killed, Church Leader Kidnapped in Nigeria

The Rev. Bung Fon Dong, COCIN pastor kidnapped in Plateau state, Nigeria on Sept. 11, 2022. (Facebook) ABUJA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Suspected Fulani herdsmen on Sunday (Sept. 11) killed a Christian security guard as they abducted a pastor in central Nigeria and wounded the church leader’s wife, sources said. James Ngyang, a member of […]

Christians Slain in Central Nigeria, Animists Attack in South

Ogun state, Nigeria. (Uwe Deering, Creative Commons) ABUJA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Fulani herdsmen on Thursday (Sept. 1) killed six Christians in central Nigeria, and the next day animists attacked a night prayer service in the country’s southwest, area residents and officials said. The herdsmen attacked the predominantly Christian village of…

6 Dead After Building Collapses in Nigeria’s Largest City

ABUJA, Nigeria—Nigerian authorities on Monday sought to arrest a property developer after a seven-story building under construction collapsed in an upscale area of Lagos, the country’s largest city, killing at least six people. Meanwhile, the Lagos Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development submitted his resignation in the aftermath of Sunday’s tragedy, amid growing pressure […]

Christians targeted for forced marriages in Nigeria

Photo Credit: Susan Elden/DFID Nigeria (Mission Network News) — A recent United Nations report found that in Nigeria, Boko Haram specifically targets Christians and other religious minorities for slavery and forced marriages. Among certain minority groups, as many as three out of four women are forced into marriage, even though consent to marriage is required […]

Christians targeted for forced marriages in Nigeria

Photo Credit: Susan Elden/DFID Nigeria (Mission Network News) — A recent United Nations report found that in Nigeria, Boko Haram specifically targets Christians and other religious minorities for slavery and forced marriages. Among certain minority groups, as many as three out of four women are forced into marriage, even though consent to marriage is required […]

Morocco-Nigeria gas pipeline to benefit 340m people

Morocco has stated that the Moroccan-Nigerian gas pipeline project will positively affect more than 340 million people. This came during the symposium, A New Vision to Accelerate Production and Investment in the Context of Energy Transition, in the Senegalese capital, Dakar. “This huge project that passes through 13 countries will have a direct positive impact […]

Lethal persecution on the rise in Nigeria

Photo Credit: Ovinuchi Ejiohuo/Unsplash Nigeria (Mission Network News) — Violent persecution is casting a bloody shadow across Nigeria, and Christians and other religious minorities are suffering brutal consequences. It’s no secret that persecution has been on the rise in Nigeria over the last few years. At the halfway point of 2022, there had already been…

Deadly floods destroy houses and farmland in northeastern Nigeria

Half a million Nigerians have been affected by floods caused by heavy rains since the start of the year, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Tuesday. Twenty-three of Africa’s most populous country’s 36 states are affected by seasonal flooding, with northeastern states particularly hard-hit this year. Buhari’s office said emergency services were providing aid and he […]

Nigeria Bans White Models From Appearing in Commercials

Nigeria has banned white models from appearing in commercials in the name of “developing local talent” and supporting “inclusive economic growth.”

Christian Woman Killed at Church Site in Central Nigeria

Central Mosque, Jos, Nigeria. (El-siddeeq lame, Creative Commons) ABUJA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Suspected Fulani herdsmen in Plateau state, Nigeria on Saturday (Aug. 27) shot and killed a Christian woman as she cleaned her church building, sources said. Lyop Dalyop was sweeping and cleaning the Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN) building in Bangai village, […]

Nigeria Bans White People from Appearing in Advertisements

Home » Africa, Social » Nigeria Bans White People from Appearing in Advertisements     Nigerians are weary of corporations marketing their products in the nation with virtually solely white models and voiceovers with British or American accents. According to the Arab broadcaster Al Mayadeen, there will now be a law that only local models […]

Pastor’s Sons, Christian Teacher Killed in Northeast Nigeria

The Rev. Daniel Umaru lost his two sons in attack in Adamawa state, Nigeria. (Morning Star News courtesy of family) ABUJA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Gunmen in northeast Nigeria shot a pastor and killed his sons in one attack and killed a Christian engineering instructor in another this month, sources said. In Mubi town in […]

Head of Nigeria’s Methodist Church freed by kidnappers

(Barnabas Aid) — The head of the Methodist Church in Nigeria, Samuel Kanu Uche, has been released after being abducted on Sunday, May 29. He had officiated at a Sunday service and was traveling in the afternoon with his chaplain, Abidemi Jeremiah Shittu, and the bishop of Owerri, Dennis Mark, on a road in Abia State, Nigeria, […]

Female Student Murdered, Body Burned by Classmates in Nigeria

Mob Attack Spurred by Supposedly Blasphemous WhatsApp Message  05/12/2022 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – Deborah Emmanuel, a 25-year-old Christian student at the Shehu Shagari College of Education in Nigeria’s Sokoto State, was fatally beaten and her body was burned earlier today, May 12. Her classmates were…

Children among 29 Christians Killed in Plateau State, Nigeria

Timothy Weyi was killed on April 19, 2022, in herdsmen ambush in Bassa County, Plateau state, Nigeria. (Morning Star News courtesy of family) ABUJA, Nigeria, May 9, 2022 (Morning Star News) – Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria killed eight Christians in Bassa county, Plateau state on Thursday (May 5), after slaughtering at least 21 others in […]

Fulani Militants Kill Eight Christians in Nigeria

A mass grave was dug for the victims of the violent attack on May 5. Attack Unfolds Despite Early Warning to Military 05/06/2022 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – Fulani militants attacked Nigeria’s Chinke community of Kwall District on Thursday night, May 5, killing at least eight Christians and wounding several…

At Least Eight Slain in Attack on Christian Area of Nigeria

Borno state, Nigeria. (Profoss derivative, original Uwe Dedering, Creative Commons) ABUJA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – At least eight people were killed in an attack on Tuesday evening (May 3) by Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists on a predominantly Christian village in northeastern Nigeria, sources said. In the latest of several…

Human Rights Group Decries Christian ‘Genocide’ in Nigeria

International Christian Concern (ICC) has denounced the ongoing “genocide” being carried out on Nigerian Christians by Fulani militants and other Islamic extremists.

Armed Terrorists Kill Christians near Kaduna City, Nigeria

Sultan Bello Mosque, city of Kaduna, Kaduna state, Nigeria. (Anasskoko, Creative Commons) ABUJA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Armed terrorists on Thursday night (March 31) raided a predominantly Christian suburb of Kaduna city in northern Nigeria, killing three Christians and wounding three others, sources said. The gunmen attacked Angwan Bulus village, in the Sabon Tasha area […]

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