Nigeria

Terrorists bomb Nigeria’s most fortified prison and free rebels and criminals outside Abuja

Nigeria’s rising insecurity reached new heights on Tuesday night 5 July as terrorists bombed Kuje prison, the nation’s most fortified correctional ... centre. The country's most notorious terrorist suspects are being detained there. No fewer than 600 inmates were freed in the process, although authorities say about 300 escapees have now been captured. Nigeria’s defence minister Bashir Magashi says all 64 inmates that have links to the Boko Haram Islamist rebel group are still on the loose.

U.S. President Joe Biden

Nigeria: Will inclusion on US religious rights violators’ list hit 2023 election?

The United States is under pressure to reclassify Nigeria as a country that violates religious freedom due to recent cases of blasphemy killings ... which the government has failed to tackle. And with the ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), now on the verge of presenting a joint Muslim Presidential ticket for next year’s election in the deeply divided country, Christian conservatives have joined the push for Nigeria to be reinstated on the list. How will this affect the outcome of the country’s election?