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Blast rocks bus station in Kano

2014-07-24 18:09

A blast has ripped through a bus station in Kano, northern Nigeria, as passengers boarded buses out of the city.

Suicide bomber in Kaduna kills 25

2014-07-23 16:27

A suicide bomb in the north Nigeria city of Kaduna has killed at least 25 people, in what appeared to be an assassination attempt.

Jonathan: We'll bring all kidnapped girls alive

2014-07-23 10:18

Nigeria's president has reportedly vowed to bring back the more than 200 abducted schoolgirls, saying his government is doing everything possible to secure their release.

Parents of Nigeria's abducted girls die

2014-07-22 20:16

Some parents of Nigeria's kidnapped girls have died from attacks and stress as their home town is besieged.

11 parents of Nigeria's abducted girls die

2014-07-22 11:48

At least 11 parents of the more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls have died from stress and attacks, as their hometown, Chibok, continues to be under siege from Boko Haram militants, residents say.

Cameroon villagers live in terror of Boko Haram

2014-07-22 09:07

Cameroonians in villages that line the border with Nigeria are living in fear of Boko Haram Islamists, particularly when night falls.

Nigerian media fears crackdown over Boko Haram

2014-07-21 11:43

After 15 years of democracy, Nigerian journalists believe the state is trying to tame the country’s vibrant, prolific media, especially on coverage of the battle against Boko Haram.

Boko Haram kill +40, burn down houses

2014-07-21 07:40

Suspected Islamists have raided the remote northeast Nigerian town of Damboa, shooting dead more than 40 residents and burning down houses.

Nigeria to hold rates - poll

2014-07-20 12:27

Nigeria's central bank will leave interest rates unchanged as it tries to balance controlling inflation and supporting the naira, according to a poll.

Boko Haram kill many, set homes ablaze

2014-07-18 19:49

Survivors say Boko Haram gunmen have invaded a north-eastern Nigerian town just 85km from Maiduguri city, killing many villagers and setting homes ablaze.

Nigeria seeks to borrow $1bn for military

2014-07-17 08:44

Nigeria's president says he wants to borrow $1bn from abroad for equipment and training for the military fighting an Islamic insurgency.

Kidnappings: Jonathan blasts activists

2014-07-16 07:40

Nigeria's leader Goodluck Jonathan has accused activists of playing politics, saying they cancelled a meeting between him and family members of more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram.

Jonathan snubbed by parents

2014-07-15 19:01

Parents of the schoolgirls abducted by extremists have refused to meet Nigeria's president.

Nigerian leader: Missing girls to be home soon

2014-07-15 09:34

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has promised that more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamist militants would soon return home, Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai says.

Malala asks Jonathan to meet girls' parents

2014-07-14 22:10

Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai has urged Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan to meet with parents of the schoolgirls kidnapped three months ago.

Boko Haram demands fighters swap for girls

2014-07-14 11:38

A new video shows the leader of Nigeria’s Boko Haram crowning over the recent victories including two explosions at a fuel depot in Lagos that the government tried to cover up.

Boko Haram Islamists claim Abuja, Lagos attacks

2014-07-13 12:08

The leader of Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamists has claimed responsibility for a June 25 bombing in the capital Abuja and an attack on the same day at a fuel depot in Lagos.

Boko Haram attacks Cameroon military post

2014-07-11 20:56

Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram has attacked a military post in northern Cameroon, state broadcaster CRTV reports.

SA intel warns: Long, abusive campaign in Nigeria

2014-07-09 21:14

Nigeria faces a prolonged battle to quash the bloody Boko Haram insurgency despite a 'hardline' campaign that has witnessed rights abuses, an SA intel report says.

Nigeria's Boko Haram escalates attacks

2014-07-09 05:00

Islamist militant group Boko Haram is blamed for at least 18 attacks on civilians in northern Nigeria in the past two weeks.

Nigerian kidnapped girls 'in good health, well fed'

2014-07-08 11:40

An audio report has emerged where a member of Nigerian militants Boko Haram says the more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by the group in April are in "good health" and are "well fed".

Police uncover plot to bomb school in Nigeria

2014-07-08 05:41

Nigerian police have uncovered a plot to bomb a secondary school in the restive northeastern city of Gombe by defusing a car laden with explosives that had been abandoned there, a spokesperson says.

Nigeria: Soldiers repel attack on military base

2014-07-06 16:10

At least 50 alleged insurgents have been killed during clashes with Nigerian soldiers as security forces repelled an attack on a military base in Borno, the defence ministry says.

Suicide bomber targets Nigerian mosque

2014-07-05 18:28

A suicide bomber targeting worshippers in a mosque in a remote village in northeast Nigeria has killed five people and wounded dozens.

 

West African states pledge anti-Boko Haram force

2014-07-24 05:58

Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon have pledged to mobilise a joint force to tackle the growing regional threat posed by Boko Haram Islamist militants operating mainly in Nigeria.

Second bomb in Nigeria's Kaduna kills 50

2014-07-23 16:59

A second bomb blast in Kaduna killed 50 in the north Nigerian city's crowded Kawo market.

Benin detains 10 in child trafficking probe

2014-07-23 11:20

Benin has detained 10 people on suspicions of child-trafficking just weeks after a group in neighbouring Niger was held for links to a “baby factory” ring, police sources say.

Boko Haram rule roost in Nigerian town

2014-07-23 05:58

A raid on an army base in northeast Nigeria and massacres of civilians in nearby villages at the weekend have left Boko Haram free to move unopposed.

Jonathan meets relatives of kidnapped girls

2014-07-22 14:56

Relatives of the Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram 100 days ago have met with President Goodluck Jonathan for the first time since the girls were seized.

School offers hope to Nigerian children

2014-07-22 10:49

Children in Nigeria's north face immense challenges in accessing education, and for the fatherless, the obstacles are even tougher.

Boko Haram raid displaces 15 000

2014-07-22 05:52

A massive assault by Boko Haram in the northeast Nigerian town of Damboa has displaced more than 15 000 people.

Cholera kills 6 in northern Nigeria

2014-07-21 09:01

A cholera outbreak in northern Nigeria’s Kano state has killed six people and infected scores, the state health commissioner says, although a local charity put the toll higher.

Nigeria's media fears crackdown over Boko Haram battle

2014-07-20 22:25

Nigeria's press is traditionally free to write almost anything about anyone - whether it's true or not, but reporters fear a government sensitive to criticism is now cracking down.

Extremists kill more than 100 in northeast Nigeria

2014-07-19 18:49

Boko Haram extremists have killed more than 100 people and hoisted their black and white flag over a town left undefended by Nigeria's military, officials say.

Teachers targeted in Nigeria's north-east

2014-07-18 08:43

One hundred and seventy-six teachers have been killed and 900 schools destroyed in Nigeria's Borno state since Boko Haram militants intensified their violent attacks in 2011.

German teacher abducted in Nigeria

2014-07-16 18:05

A German citizen has been abducted by unknown gunmen on motorcycles in northern Nigeria, a report says.

Nigeria state impeaches governor

2014-07-16 05:00

The governor of Nigeria's northeast Adamawa state, one of three areas under a state of emergency since last year amid Boko Haram violence, has been impeached.

Nigeria arrests Boko Haram’s 'butcher'

2014-07-15 16:01

Nigerian police say they have arrested a senior Boko Haram Islamist commander known as "Chief Butcher" during a raid on an insurgent camp in the restive northeast.

At least 38 killed in raid on Nigerian village

2014-07-15 08:32

At least 38 people have been killed following a raid by suspected Islamist Boko Haram gunmen on a village in northeast Nigeria and military aerial bombardment of fleeing resident, villagers say.

Malala pledges to help free Nigerian girls

2014-07-14 13:01

Pakistani rights activist Malala Yousafzai has pledged while on a trip to Nigeria to free a group of schoolgirls abducted by Islamist militants.

Malala in Nigeria for abducted girls

2014-07-13 21:04

Pakistani schoogirl Malala Yousafzai, who survived being shot in the head by the Taliban, has held meetings with the parents of some of the girls kidnapped in Nigeria.

Nigeria police uncover major Abuja bomb plot

2014-07-12 16:03

Nigerian police have uncovered a plot to bomb the Abuja transport network, they say, using suicide bombers and devices concealed in luggage at major bus stations.

Nigeria's Jonathan appoints four close allies

2014-07-10 07:27

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has appointed four close allies as ministers with sources saying two of them would shore up his power base in the largely Muslim north.

Nigeria: 'Good news' soon on kidnapped girls

2014-07-09 05:49

Nigeria's National Council of State is promising to deliver "some good news" very soon about more than 200 schoolgirls held captive by Islamic extremists for nearly three months.

Jonathan's PR offensive backfires

2014-07-08 18:18

Facing censure at home and overseas for a perceived failure to protect civilians from violent Islamists, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has launched an international media offensive.

Lagos fuel depot blast 'no accident'

2014-07-08 07:57

Nigerian authorities have covered up a bomb attack in capital Lagos by claiming a blast near a major fuel depot was an industrial accident.

Over 60 women, girls escape abductors in Nigeria

2014-07-07 05:48

More than 60 women and girls abducted last month by suspected Boko Haram militants in northeast Nigeria have escaped their captors, sources say, but more than 200 schoolgirls are still being held.

Nigeria army says it has killed 53 Boko Haram fighters

2014-07-06 08:00

Nigeria's military says that it had killed 53 fighters from the Islamist Boko Haram group when it repelled an attack on a military base in the northeast Nigerian town of Damboa.

3 Boko Haram recruiters held in Nigeria

2014-07-05 09:45

Nigeria has arrested three women suspected of recruiting female activists for the radical Islamist group Boko Haram, it has been reported.

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