The attack on Federal Government College in Kebbi State is the third assault by gangs on a school in Nigeria in a month.

Policy missteps, entrenched corruption and an over-reliance on oil have pushed the country’s economy to the brink.

Assailants on motorbikes raided several villages in northern state, attacking farmers and pursuing those who attempted to flee, police and residents say.

Nationwide protests were called over bad governance, insecurity and recent Twitter ban, among other issues.

The U.S. condemned the ongoing suspension of Twitter by the Nigerian government and subsequent threats to arrest and prosecute Nigerians who use Twitter.

President Muhammadu Buhari told young Nigerians on Thursday that they must "behave" in order to attract jobs and investment.

Social media firms wanting to operate in Nigeria must register a local entity and be licensed, the country’s information minister said on Wednesday, the government’s latest move since it banned Twitter last week.

Abuja directs radio, TV stations not to use Twitter to gather information and tells them to de-activate their accounts.

Suspension comes two days after the social media giant deleted a tweet from President Buhari’s account for violating its rules.

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