New Nigerian president vows to crush 'godless' Boko Haram

2015-05-29 21:12

New Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to eradicate Boko Haram and rescue hundreds of women and children held captive.

Muhammadu Buhari sworn in as president of Nigeria

2015-05-29 12:12

Muhammadu Buhari has been sworn in as the new president of Nigeria in a historic ceremony after he won the country’s first ever opposition victory over a sitting president.

Niger journalist and activist freed on bail - lawyer

2015-05-28 07:52

Niger courts have released a journalist and human rights activist on bail after he was arrested for “collaborating” with Boko Haram Islamists earlier in the week, his lawyer says.

Nigeria's Buhari: From coup leader to 'converted democrat'

2015-05-27 14:54

Muhammadu Buhari, who is set to be sworn in this week as Nigeria’s new president, is a one-time coup leader who once ruled Africa’s populous nation with an iron fist.

'Alarming spike' in female suicide bombings in Nigeria

2015-05-26 16:16

The UN children's agency reports an "alarming spike" in suicide bombings by girls and women used by Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria.

Boko Haram in deadly raid on Nigeria town

2015-05-25 06:29

Boko Haram fighters killed several people and destroyed dozens of homes in a raid on a town in northeast Nigeria's Borno state, local residents, a vigilante and the military says.

100s saved from Boko Haram now in military custody

2015-05-21 09:13

All 275 women, girls and children rescued from Boko Haram and taken to the safety of a northeast Nigerian refugee camp have been taken into military custody amid suspicions that some are aiding the Islamic extremists.

Nigerian military claims fresh success against Boko Haram

2015-05-18 09:27

Nigeria’s military claims it has overrun 10 Boko Haram camps in the group’s Sambisa Forest stronghold, a day after the Islamists struck at a crowded bus station in the northeast, killing seven.

Boko Haram retakes Nigerian town

2015-05-16 09:49

Boko Haram militants have retaken the Nigerian town of Marte in Borno state, which had been liberated in February, says the state deputy governor.

Boko Haram attack: Nigeria army imposes curfew on Maiduguri

2015-05-14 14:06

The Nigerian army has imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew on the restive north-eastern town of Maiduguri in the aftermath of a Boko Haram attack on the city, a military statement says.


7 killed by blasts at wedding venue in Nigeria

2015-05-29 16:33

Two bombs have exploded at a wedding venue in northeast Nigeria, killing seven and injuring dozens more, security sources say.

Boko Haram fight needs regional might

2015-05-29 07:29

Nigerian President-elect Muhammadu Buhari's promised campaign to defeat Boko Haram could drive more militants over the country's borders.

Niger: Over 600 arrested for Boko Haram links

2015-05-27 19:54

Niger has detained and charged 643 people since February for their links to the Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram, an official says.

Boko Haram strike back in Nigeria's Borno state

2015-05-26 20:58

Boko Haram militants have killed at least 43 people in a five-hour assault on the town of Gubio in northeastern Nigeria's Borno state.

Boko Haram hacks 10 Nigerians to death - official

2015-05-25 18:02

Boko Haram fighters have hacked 10 people to death in a remote village in northeast Nigeria, a local government official told.

Nigeria military rescues more Boko Haram hostages

2015-05-23 16:31

Nigeria's military has claimed the killing of scores of Boko Haram insurgents and the rescue of 20 more hostages during an operation in the notorious Sambisa forest, an Islamist stronghold.

Journalist arrested for collaborating with Boko Haram

2015-05-20 20:18

A journalist and rights activist known for his outspoken criticism of the humanitarian crisis in Niger has been arrested for "collaborating" with Boko Haram Islamists, the interior minister says.

Nigerian military says destroys 10 Boko Haram camps

2015-05-17 22:46

Nigeria's armed forces reportedly have destroyed 10 Boko Haram camps in the remote Sambisa forest, the Islamist militant group's final hideout.

Boko Haram attack outskirts of Maiduguri

2015-05-15 18:05

Suspected Boko Haram insurgents have launched a quick strike on the outskirts of Nigeria's major northeastern city Maiduguri.

Nigeria army repels Boko Haram attack on Maiduguri

2015-05-14 09:15

Boko Haram fighters have launched an attack on northeast Nigeria’s largest city Maiduguri but they have been repelled by Nigerian troops after intense clashes, residents and the army say.

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