Nigeria


Boko Haram refugees cross lake to Chad

2015-03-05 21:05

Refugees are fleeing Boko Haram violence in Nigeria by boat as the jihadist group steps up violence.

Nigeria mob kills female suicide bomb suspect

2015-03-04 12:47

Police in northeast Nigeria say they are hunting the mob who beat a woman to death and burnt her body after suspecting that she was a suicide bomber.

Lagos coroner church collapse verdict soon

2015-03-04 05:00

A Lagos coroner says he will within two weeks give his verdict into the causes of last year's deadly building collapse at the compound of the powerful Nigerian pastor TB Joshua.

Nigeria aims to beat Boko Haram before election

2015-03-03 11:25

Nigeria is keen to press ahead with its own military campaign against Boko Haram, aiming to push the group out of major towns before the 28 March elections.

Why Nigeria's oil region will only accept Jonathan

2015-03-02 19:15

Despite a lack of development in Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan's home town, many local inhabitants cannot see themselves voting for anyone else.

Canadian army forced to withdraw in Boko Haram fight

2015-02-27 10:24

Canadian special forces participating in military training in southeast Niger, near the border with Nigeria, were ordered to withdraw recently to avoid battling with Boko Haram Islamists, the military said Thursday.

Third bus blast in Nigeria this week

2015-02-26 21:02

Eighteen people have been killed after a suicide bomber blew himself up at a crowded bus station in northeast Nigeria while a second bomber was shot dead before he could detonate his explosives.

Nigeria opposition: No more poll delays

2015-02-26 18:58

Further delays to Nigeria's election are unacceptable and the opposition will take the government to court if the election commission chief is forced out, presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari says.

Nigerian chief vows 'war is almost ended'

2015-02-26 12:00

The head of the Nigerian Army has visited soldiers in the northeastern town of Baga, telling troops that the conflict against Boko Haram will soon be over.

Nigeria kidnappers demand ransom for missionary

2015-02-25 22:25

The armed men who abducted an American missionary in Nigeria are demanding a ransom, police say.

 

Ex-SA soldiers 'playing major role in fight against Boko Haram'

2015-03-05 16:05

Former South African Defence Force soldiers are reportedly playing a major role in the fight against Boko Haram extremists in Nigeria.

Chad forces seize northeast Nigerian town

2015-03-04 08:05

Chad troops have taken a town back from extremists while the Nigerian army repelled a Boko Haram attack.

Boko Haram releases beheading video echoing ISIS

2015-03-03 12:44

Nigeria’s Islamic sect Boko Haram has released a video purporting to show it beheading two men, its first online posting using advanced graphics and editing techniques reminiscent of footage from ISIS.

Boko Haram videos 2 beheaded spies

2015-03-02 23:05

A Boko Haram video shows 2 beheaded men, 1 confessing to spying for the police.

Mob stones, burns girl they thought was bomber

2015-03-01 21:56

A crowd has beaten to death a teenage girl suspected of being a suicide bomber at a Nigerian market and also set her body on fire.

Nigeria president visits massacre site

2015-02-27 05:46

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has visited the scene of what is feared to be Boko Haram's worst massacre and vowed that the insurgency would soon be over.

Kano bus bomb toll rising

2015-02-26 18:58

A twin suicide attack this week at a bus station in Nigeria's Kano city killed 34 people.

Nigeria's Buhari vows to lead from the front

2015-02-26 17:09

Nigerian presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to 'lead from the front' in the fight against Boko Haram if elected.

Chinese abducted in Nigeria

2015-02-26 05:00

A group of seven gunmen have kidnapped a Chinese national in central Nigeria.

Niger bombs fish traders thought to finance Boko Haram

2015-02-25 22:25

Niger's air force has bombed a convoy of trucks carrying smoked fish to Nigeria, a trade banned by local officials because it is suspected of helping to finance the Islamist militant group Boko Haram.

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