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Cameroon Denies It Forcibly Sent Back Nigerian Refugees,
[VOA] Cameroon is denying a report by the U.N. refugee agency that it has forcibly repatriated close to 400 Nigerian refugees and asylum-seekers since January, but it says people running to areas prone to regular attacks by Boko Haram had to be moved to safer localities.

But Like Oliver Twist, We Ask for More - Buhari,
[Vanguard] President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja after his visit to the United Kingdom, where he held bilateral talks on Nigeria - British relations and also participated in the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting ( CHOGM).

Death Toll Rises As Kogi Killings Spread,
[Premium Times] The attack by armed person in Kogi has spread to two more communities leading to the death of at least six more people.

Four Killed As Suicide Bombers Target Borno Mosque,
[Premium Times] At least four persons were killed and eight others injured as two suicide bombers attacked a mosque in Bama town of Borno State in the early hours of Sunday, officials have said.

Shell's Fresh Bid for Ogoni Oilfield Stirs Tension,
[Guardian] An atmosphere of unrest is looming over Ogoni land, following the renewal request by Shell Petroleum Development Company for Oil Mining Leases (OML11).

4 Boko Haram Commanders, Families Surrender,
[Daily Trust] Maiduguri -Four Boko Haram terrorists yesterday surrendered to troops of the Operation Lafiya Dole, operating around Kumshe and have been handed over to the headquarters of the Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole, in Maimalari Cantonment, Maiduguri.

Buhari Returns to Abuja From London,
[Premium Times] President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja from London, United Kingdom.

Buhari Returns From London,
[Vanguard] PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari Saturday evening returned from his London trip where he attended the Commonwealth Head of Government meeting, CHOGM.

Ignore British PM On Same-Sex Marriage, CAN Urges Nigerian Govt,
[Premium Times] The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on Sunday advised the federal government to disregard the counsel of British Prime Minister, Theresa May, on same sex marriage.

Nigeria Bleeding, Divided More Than Ever Before - Governor,
[Premium Times] The Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, says Nigeria is seriously bleeding and divided more than ever.

88,000 Children At Risk of Death in Northeast - Unicef,
[Leadership] The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has decried the spread of Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) in the Northeast zone of Nigeria, warning that 88,000 children with health the condition are at risk of death in the region if they are not treated.

Lawyers React As Nigeria Police Classify Pepper Spray As Offensive Weapon,
[Premium Times] Last Tuesday, a Twitter user, Dolapo Pizzu, alerted Abayomi Shogunle, an Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of the Police Complaint Rapid Response Unit, that she had been arrested and taken to a police station at Igando, Lagos, for being in possession of a pepper spray.

Adeosun, Emefiele Explain Absence At U.S.-Nigeria Investment Summit,
[This Day] The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, and Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, Sunday gave reasons why they were absent at the US-Nigeria Investment Summit 2018 in Washington DC.

Dangote Foundation Donates N120 Million Secondary School in Lagos,
[Premium Times] The Dangote Foundation says it has donated a well-equipped secondary school in Lagos valued at N120 million as part of its interventionist's programme to boost education.

7 Dead, Dozen Injured in Bama Mosque Blast,
[Daily Trust] Maiduguri -At least, 7 worshippers were killed and dozens wounded when two suicide bombers attacked a Mosque in Bama on Sunday morning, a source said.

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