After my third husband died, they strapped a suicide bomb to me

Source: BBC Falmata was just 13 years old when the militant Islamist group Boko Haram arrived in her village in northeastern Nigeria. Gunshots rang out in the early morning air as the insurgents rampaged, killing many of her neighbours. “When we saw them we started running, they chased and caught us,” she says. The fighters kidnapped Falmata and other girls from the village….

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FULL LIST: Buhari inaugurates new cabinet, retains petroleum minister position

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday swore in the 43 appointed ministers at the Federal Executive Council Chambers, Presidential Villa, Abuja. Buhari who announced the portfolio of each minister shortly after they were sworn in, urged them to direct all memos to his Chief of Staff Abba Kyari. The president retained the portfolio of Minister of Petroleum Resources, while Timipre Sylva…

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FIFA bans Samson Siasia for life

Federation of International Football Association Friday said it has banned former Nigerian coach Samson Siasia for life on “all football-related activities” over allegations of match fixing. FIFA also said Siasia, 51-year-old, has been fined CHF 50,000 ($51,051.66). FIFA said in a statement that the adjudicatory chamber of their independent Ethics Committee found that Siasia was “guilty of having accepted that…

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Transfer news: Done deals in transfer window in August

The Premier League and Championship’s transfer window closed at 17:00 BST on Thursday – the day before the start of the new top-flight season. But the summer transfer window still has longer to run elsewhere – Scottish clubs, England’s Leagues One and Two and Europe’s top leagues all have a Monday, 2 September deadline. Below you can track all the…

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Nigerian Government allegedly buried 1,000 dead soldiers secretly

Military authorities secretly buried more than 1,000 soldiers, who were killed in the battle with insurgents, in a bid create the impression that the counter-insurgency had been won, The Wall Street Journal, has reported. The newspaper reported that military sources said the number of soldiers buried in that manner could be higher than 1,000. But the Defence Headquarters has dismissed…

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