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Northern Nigeria At A Crossroads

AFRICANGLOBE - Northern Nigeria is at a crossroads. Finally delivering the leader they have been waiting for- this year marks what many Nigerians are hoping is a new era for the country, but the north in particular. Marred by ethnic and religious conflict, and poor economic development, Nigeria’s poorest states are concentrated in the north.

Islam Attacks: Nigerian City Rocked By Deadly Twin Blasts

AFRICANGLOBE - Two bombs concealed inside a truck and a minibus have killed dozens of people at a crowded market in the central Nigerian city of Jos, military officials said. "The first IED was in a truck. The second was in a minibus," Kingsley Egbo of the military State Task Force state said on Tuesday.

Nigerian Railway Begins Container Freight From Lagos To Kano

AFRICANGLOBE - The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) says it will commence the movement of container freights from APM Terminals in Apapa, Lagos to Inland Container Nigeria (ICN) depots in Kaduna and Kano in line with its plan to revive the sector.

Hezbollah Behind Weapons Cache Discovered in Nigeria

AFRICANGLOBE - Security authorities in Nigeria yesterday said the large cache of weapons recovered in a specially-built bunker in Kano belonged to Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah and was to be deployed for attacks on Israeli and Western interests in Nigeria.

Nigerian Troops Uncover Arab Warehouse Loaded With Weapons in Kano

AFRICANGLOBE - Operatives of the Nigerian Army Special Forces on Tuesday night, raided a Arab owned warehouse stuffed with sophisticated military hardware in Kano. It was revealed that highly sophisticated military hardware that include about 40 Air to surface Missiles, 50 bombs, 200 Rocket Propeller Launchers..

Muslim Terrorists Kill Dozens of Nigerians In Kano Suicide Bombing

AFRICANGLOBE - After a short lull, suicide bombers struck in Kano, Nigeria on Monday, leaving scores of people dead and several injured. Although the official figures of those killed and injured in the explosions could not be obtained, other sources put the death toll at between 25 and 60.

In Nigeria, the Slow, Winding Return of the Train Service

AFRICANGLOBE - The resumption of direct train service between Lagos and Kano by the Nigeria Railway Corporation has been postponed several times in the past. The delay in the resumption of the service, however, ended on Friday, December 21, 2012, when a 20-coach passenger train left the Iddo Railway Terminus in Lagos for Kano.

Kano – At the Mercy of Boko Haram

The fortunes of Kano, a once flourishing economic nerve centre in Nigeria and West Africa, have plummeted following series of coordinated attacks by the...