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When an explosion and gunfire rang out at an upmarket hotel complex in Nairobi, people hid under desks, cowered in bathrooms or hunkered down in their cars, some of them all through the 20-hour siege.
A gunfight was underway following a blast at a hotel and office complex in a leafy Nairobi neighbourhood Tuesday, an AFP reporter and a witness said.
Sudanese police fired tear gas Sunday at crowds of anti-government protesters in several cities including Khartoum, as organisers pushed for more nationwide rallies against President Omar al-Bashir this week.
A DR Congo opposition bloc called Thursday for a nationwide stoppage and police clashed with demonstrators in two eastern cities after upcoming elections were placed on hold in their region.
A combined team of security operatives: the police and soldiers have rescued kidnap victims in Akure, the Ondo state capital.
The former Chief of Defense Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh was in his Toyota Tundra truck with registration number MUB 396 AA when he was shot by some unknown gunmen at a location in Gitata community on Keffi-Bade road, Nasarawa State.
The police command in Anambra says it has arrested six suspected cultists and armed robbers after a gun battle that left one of the suspects injured at Ogidi near Onitsha.
Hundreds of residents, mostly women and children, are currently fleeing into Maiduguri, Borno state capital, as suspected Boko Haram gunmen attack Judumri, a village on the outskirt of the city.
Nigeria’s military authorities have urged Zaria residents not to panic as the Senior Secondary School (SSS) 2 and 3 students of the Nigerian Military School (NMS), Zaria, on Friday began a two-day field training exercise.
Dayo Bush-Alebiosu, the former lawmaker who represented Kosofe federal constituency, has appealed to people of the constituency to continue to tow the line of peace, remain calm and stay focused.
Nigeria Police Force has summoned Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Senator Dino Melaye and Senator Ben bruce for leading protest to the headquarter of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Abuja.
Propped up by a mobility frame in a rehabilitation centre in Syria's capital, Abdulghani Ghayyana carefully inches forward on two artificial legs, as he walks for the first time in over a year.
The Chairman, Ijaw Youth Council, Central Zone, Mr. Tare Porri, has survived death by a whisker after a reported attempt on his life by his deputy, Amiebi Turner.
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The Ekiti State Police Command has arrested four persons for alleged cultism and murder.
The Centre for Democracy and Development has cautioned the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, against re-deployment of state Commissioners of Police few days to election.
The Chairman, Presidential Advisory Council Against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), has listed instances in which a law enforcement officer is allowed to gun down a ballot box snatcher.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday urged Nigerians not to be discouraged by the earlier postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State has warned that the February 23 National Assembly elections might be repeated in the state if the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) fails to relist its candidates on the ballot.
Stakeholders of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Abak Federal Constituency have alerted security operatives on alleged illegal arms depot in Akwa Ibom State.
The Ogun State Police command has arrested a woman for allegedly defrauding a Christian faith-based organisation to the sum of N100m.
Cristiano Ronaldo has been dropped as the face of EA Sports’ FIFA 19 game.
Egypt on Saturday detained two foreigners for drug smuggling after they flew into Cairo international airport carrying a large quantity of cocaine, official sources told AFP.
The United States Embassy in Nigeria in a statement on Sunday said it fully supports the joint statement by the heads of the ECOWAS and other international election observation missions on the postponement of the February 16 and March 2 general elections.