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  • 23/10/2014 | World

    Suspected Boko Haram fighters kidnap 25 girls in Nigeria

    Suspected Boko Haram militants kidnapped at least 25 girls in an attack on a remote town in northeastern Nigeria, witnesses to the attack said, despite talks aimed at freeing more than 200 other female hostages the militants seized in April.

  • 10/11/2014 | World

    Dozens killed in Nigeria suicide attack

    A suicide bomber dressed as a student killed at least 48 people, most of them students, and injured 79 others at a school assembly in the northeastern Nigerian town of Potiskum, a hospital official said.

  • 16/11/2014 | World

    Nigeria says retakes village of abducted girls from Boko Haram

    The Nigerian army has driven out Boko Haram insurgents from Chibok, the home of over 200 schoolgirls who were abducted by militants of the Islamist group in April, an army spokesman said.

  • 18/10/2014 | World

    Despite ceasefire, suspected Boko Haram fighters mount attacks

    Suspected Boko Haram militants have killed dozens of people in five attacks on Nigerian villages that occurred after the government announced a ceasefire to enable 200 abducted girls to be freed, security sources and witnesses have said.

  • 19/10/2014 | World

    Nigerians doubtful of girls' release after Boko Haram truce breached

    A wave of violence hours after Nigeria's government announced a truce with Boko Haram raised doubt about whether more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by the Islamist militants will really be released, deflating the new hopes of their parents.

  • 20/10/2014 | World

    Nigeria declared 'Ebola-free'

    The World Health Organization declared Nigeria free of the deadly Ebola virus today after six weeks with no new cases, an achievement with lessons for countries still struggling to contain the deadly virus.

  • 25/07/2014 | World

    Man tests positive for Ebola in Nigeria's Lagos

    A Liberian man who died in Nigeria's megacity of Lagos today has tested positive for the deadly Ebola virus, Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said in a press conference.

  • 01/09/2014 | World

    New Nigeria Ebola case takes country total to 17

    Nigeria has a third confirmed case of Ebola in the oil hub of Port Harcourt, bringing the country's total confirmed infections to 17, with 271 people under surveillance, the health minister said.

  • 17/10/2014 | World

    Nigeria reaches deal with Boko Haram over abducted girls

    Nigeria's government has reached a deal with Islamic militant group Boko Haram for a cease-fire and the release of around 200 girls kidnapped six months ago from a school in the northeast town of Chibok, a presidency source said today.

  • 01/07/2014 | World

    Bomb kills 20 in Nigeria market, girls' abduction suspect held

    A bomb in a van carrying charcoal exploded in a busy market in northeast Nigeria today, killing at least 20 people in the latest suspected attack by Islamist militants, witnesses said.

  • 07/07/2014 | World

    Nigeria: 63 women manage to escape from Boko Haram kidnappers

    Nigerian security forces today confirmed that 63 women managed to escape from captivity after being kidnapped by Islamist militant group Boko Haram two weeks ago.

  • 20/07/2014 | World

    Islamists kill more than 40 in northeast Nigeria

    Suspected Islamists raided the remote northeast Nigerian town of Damboa over the weekend, shooting dead more than 40 residents and burning down houses in a familiar pattern of killing that has forced tens of thousands to flee their homes this year.

  • 10/06/2014 | World

    Suspected Boko Haram militants kidnap up to 30 women in Nigeria

    Suspected Islamist Boko Haram militants have kidnapped up to 30 women from nomadic settlements in Nigeria's northeast, close to where the group abducted more than 200 schoolgirls, residents and Nigerian media said.

  • 24/06/2014 | World

    Boko Haram suspected of kidnapping up to 91 women, children

    Nigeria is investigating a possible mass kidnapping of villagers in the northeast state of Borno where Boko Haram Islamist militants abducted more than 200 schoolgirls two months ago.

  • 25/06/2014 | World

    At least 21 killed in rush-hour blast in Nigerian capital

    At least 21 people were killed and 17 injured when an explosion tore through a crowded shopping district in the Nigerian capital Abuja during rush hour today, a police spokesman said.

  • 27/05/2014 | World

    Boko Haram attack kills 31 Nigerian security personnel

    Boko Haram gunmen attacked a Nigerian military base and adjacent police barracks in the northeastern town of Buni Yadi, killing 31 security personnel, security sources and witnesses confirmed.

  • 29/05/2014 | World

    Nigeria to launch 'full-scale operation" on Boko Haram

    Nigeria's president said he had authorised security forces to use any means necessary under the law to ensure that Boko Haram is defeated, in an attempt to reassure the parents of 219 schoolgirls being held by the group that their children would be freed.

  • 03/06/2014 | World

    Nigerians take protest ban to Court

    Nigerians seeking the return of more than 200 girls kidnapped by Islamist group Boko Haram said they would challenge a ban on their protests in court.

  • 22/05/2014 | World

    US deploys military to Chad in search for abducted Nigerian girls

    The United States has deployed about 80 military personnel to Chad in its effort to help find and return more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamist militant group Boko Haram, President Barack Obama told Congress.

  • 22/05/2014 | World

    Security Council committee blacklists Nigeria's Boko Haram

    UN Security Council committee on al Qaeda sanctions blacklisted Nigeria's Islamist militant group Boko Haram after the insurgents kidnapped hundreds of schoolgirls, diplomats said.

  • 26/05/2014 | World

    Nigerian army: We know where kidnapped girls are

    The Nigerian Army has revealed that the schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamic militia Boko Haram were located more than a month ago, while ruling out the possibility of using force to free them from their captors.

  • 15/05/2014 | World

    Nigeria: Search for the kidnapped girls, 'unlikely to have happy ending'

    Nigeria's hunt for more than 200 abducted schoolgirls is not all that it seems. In public, an international operation is gathering pace while behind the scenes, officials say it is unlikely to deliver the success that global opinion demands.

  • 19/05/2014 | World

    US to share intelligence with Nigeria in search for kidnapped girls

    The United States has come to an agreement allowing it to share some intelligence with Nigeria to bolster the search for more than 200 girls kidnapped by Islamist rebel group Boko Haram.

  • 20/05/2014 | World

    Double bombing kills 118 in Nigerian city Jos

    Back-to-back bomb blasts killed at least 118 people and wounded 45 in the crowded business district of the central Nigerian city of Jos, emergency services said, in an attack that appeared to bear the hallmarks of the Boko Haram insurgents.

  • 13/05/2014 | World

    Nigeria signals readiness to negotiate with Boko Haram rebels

    Nigeria's government signalled willingness to negotiate with Islamist militants holding more than 200 schoolgirls, a month after the kidnap that has provoked global outrage.

  • 14/05/2014 | World

    Nigeria rejects exchange of Boko Haram prisoners for schoolgirls, says UK Minister

    Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has rejected the idea of a swap of Boko Haram prisoners for schoolgirls who were kidnapped by the Islamist group a month ago, Britain's minister for Africa said after talks with him in Abuja today.

  • 15/05/2014 | World

    Malala to donate proceeds of auctioned portrait to Nigerian girls

    A portrait of Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai -who was shot by the Taliban in 2012 for advocating for girls' education- was auctioned off at Christie's for $102,500. The proceeds will go to Nigerian charities focused on education and advocacy for girls and women.

  • 09/05/2014 | World

    Nigeria president says girls still there; British team assists search

    Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has said he believes 200 schoolgirls abducted by Islamist insurgents are still in his country. Meanwhile, British experts arrived in the African country to advise the government on how to find the missing girls.

  • 11/05/2014 | World

    Nigerian gov't optimistic about finding abducted schoolgirls

    Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan said international military and intelligence assistance made him optimistic about finding 200 schoolgirls abducted last month by Islamic militants in an attack condemned globally.

  • 13/05/2014 | World

    Nigeria: Girl identified by her mother in Boko Haram's video

    The mother of an abducted Nigerian schoolgirl has identified her daughter in a video posted by Islamist rebels that showed dozens of girls in captivity, a school leader said.

  • 08/05/2014 | World

    A global effort to ‘Bring Back Our Girls’

    By Nadia Nasanovsky

    First there were the grieving relatives of the abducted girls. Then Nigerian human rights activists joined the protest. Now, the entire world, including high-profile political figures like the First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama and former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have turned to social media demanding the release of nearly 300 schoolgirls kidnapped by the Islamic group Boko Haram last month.

  • 08/05/2014 | World

    The #BringBackOurGirls photo gallery

    The campaign started in Nigerian capital Abuja by the mothers of the abducted girls became global thanks to social media.

  • 06/05/2014 | World

    Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kidnap eight more girls

    As the world condemns the abduction of over 200 schoolgirls last month, suspected Boko Haram gunmen have kidnapped eight more girls, aged 12 to 15, from a village near one of their strongholds in northeast Nigeria overnight, police and residents said.

  • 07/05/2014 | World

    Nigeria offers $300,000 reward for information on missing girls

    Nigerian police offered a $300,000 reward for credible information leading to the rescue of more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram Islamist rebels last month. The authorities also confirmed that the number of girls kidnapped by the Islamist group's latest attack is 11 and not eight as it was first reported.

  • 07/05/2014 | World

    Hollande, Cameron vow to help Nigeria

    French President François Hollande and British Prime Minister David Cameron expressed their disgust for the abduction of over 200 schoolgirls by Islamist group Boko Haram in Nigeria and pledged help to look for the girls.

  • 21/04/2014 | World

    Parents search for abducted Nigeria girls, say 234 missing

    Parents of girls abducted by Islamist militants were searching for their daughters in a remote forest, they told the state governor, adding that 234 were still missing, a much higher figure than authorities said had been kidnapped.

  • 05/05/2014 | World

    Islamist Boko Haram claims abduction of 200 Nigerian schoolgirls

    The Islamist militant group Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for the abduction of over 200 schoolgirls during a raid in the village of Chibok in northeast Nigeria last month.

  • 06/05/2014 | World

    UN, UK condemn Nigerian schoolgirls abductions

    The UN and the British government condemned Islamist militant group Boko Haram for the kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped in Nigeria last month and pointed out the need for close cooperation for the release of the girls.

  • 25/02/2014 | World

    Nigerian Islamists kill 59 pupils in school attack

    Gunmen from Islamist group Boko Haram shot or burned to death 59 pupils in a boarding school in northeast Nigeria overnight, a hospital official and security forces said today.

  • 16/03/2014 | World

    Herdsmen kill 100 in attacks in central Nigeria

    Gunmen shot, hacked and burned to death at least 100 people and razed homes in central Nigeria, a region riven by disputes over land, religion and ethnicity, local officials and witnesses said  toay.

  • 14/04/2014 | World

    Nigerian bus station bombing kills 71 on edge of capital

    A morning rush hour bomb killed at least 71 people at a Nigerian bus station on the outskirts of the capital today, raising concerns about the spread of an Islamist insurgency after the deadliest ever attack on Abuja.

  • 15/12/2012 | World

    Nigerian governor, ex-security head die in air crash

    The governor of Nigeria's volatile Kaduna state and a former national security adviser were among six killed when a helicopter crashed in the southerly oil-producing Bayelsa state today, officials said.

  • 19/03/2013 | World

    At least 45 dead as boat carrying 166 sinks off Nigeria

    At least 45 people died when a wooden boat carrying 166 people from southeastern Nigeria capsized off the coast, a doctor said.

  • 04/05/2013 | World

    Communal clashes in Nigeria kill at least 30

    Clashes between rival ethnic groups have killed at least 30 people in eastern Nigeria's Taraba state since they erupted on Friday, police said.

  • 08/07/2012 | World

    Nigeria senator killed at mass burial after ethnic clash

    A Nigerian senator and several other people were killed when gunmen attacked a mass burial for 63 victims of violence the previous day in ethnically mixed Plateau state, a government official said.

  • 23/09/2012 | World

    From Nigeria to Athens, Muslim protests continue

    Muslims protested in Nigeria, Iran, Greece and Turkey to show anti-Western anger against a film and cartoons insulting Islam had not dissipated.

  • 14/10/2012 | World

    Gunmen kill 20 at mosque in northern Nigeria

    Gunmen opened fire on Muslim worshippers as they were leaving a mosque in northern Nigeria, killing at least 20 people, a local official said.

  • 03/06/2012 | World

    All 147 people on Nigeria crash flight killed

    There were no survivors among the 147 people on board a domestic passenger aircraft that crashed in the Nigerian city of Lagos on Sunday, an official of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said.

  • 04/06/2012 | World

    Nigerians search wreckage after plane crash kills 153

    Nigerian emergency services pulled more bodies out of the still-smouldering, ash-covered wreckage of a plane that crashed in the commercial hub Lagos, killing all 153 people on board.

  • 17/06/2012 | World

    Nigeria church suicide bombings kill 19, spark reprisals

    Suicide car bombers attacked three churches in northern Nigeria today, killing at least 19 people and wounding dozens, and triggering retaliatory attacks by Christian youths who dragged Muslims from cars and killed them, officials and witnesses said.

  • 08/03/2012 | World

    Italian, British hostages killed in failed Nigeria rescue

    An Italian and a British hostage kidnapped in May in Nigeria were killed today by their captors during a joint raid by British and Nigerian forces in an operation to free them, Italy's government said.

  • 09/03/2012 | World

    Italy gov’t condemns failed British raid in Nigeria

    President Giorgio Napolitano led a chorus of condemnation of Britain's failure to inform the Italian government before launching a botched rescue mission with Nigerian forces that led to the deaths of British and Italian hostages held by a militant Islamist group.

  • 13/04/2012 | World

    Ocampo ends World Bank bid, backs Nigerian

    Former Colombian finance minister Jose Antonio Ocampo ended his bid to become World Bank president, leaving two candidates in an unprecedented challenge to US control of the global development institution.

  • 05/01/2012 | World

    Gunmen kill 6, wound 10 in Nigeria church attack

    Gunmen opened fire on a church service in Nigeria, killing six people and wounding 10, the church's pastor said, the latest in a string of attacks that has raised fears of sectarian conflict in Africa's most populous nation.

  • 07/01/2012 | World

    Christians flee attacks in northeast Nigeria

    Hundreds of Christians have begun to flee northern Nigeria after dozens were killed in a series of attacks by Islamist militants who issued an ultimatum to Christians to leave the mainly Muslim region or be killed, witnesses said today.

  • 21/01/2012 | World

    Attacks in Nigeria's Kano kill over 100

    More than 100 people were killed in bomb attacks and gunfights in Nigeria's second largest city Kano late on Friday, a senior local government security source said, in the deadliest coordinated strike claimed by Islamist sect Boko Haram to date.

  • 05/11/2011 | World

    Northeast Nigeria militant attacks kill at least 65

    At least 65 people were killed in the northeast Nigerian city of Damaturu, an aid agency said today, after Islamist insurgents bombed churches, mosques and police stations and fought hours of gun battles with police.

  • 19/12/2011 | World

    IMF: 'Developing nations should boost economic defences'

    The IMF director Christine Lagarde urged developing countries today to shore up their defences, especially foreign exchange reserves, against a possible European recession next year.

  • 25/12/2011 | World

    Five bombs explode across Nigeria killing dozens

    Islamist militants set off bombs across in Nigeria on Christmas Day - three targeting churches including one that killed at least 27 people - raising fears that they are trying to ignite sectarian civil war.

  • 26/08/2011 | World

    Nigeria: At least 18 die in bomb attack on UN headquarters

    A car bomb ripped through the United Nations' headquarters in the Nigerian capital of Abuja, killing at least 18 people, in an attack reminiscent of a June blast claimed by a local radical Islamist group.

  • 31/08/2011 | World

    Nigerian authorities suspect al Qaeda-link behind UN attack

    Nigerian authorities investigating last week's fatal bombing of the UN headquarters arrested two members of Islamist sect Boko Haram a week before the attack and said they suspect a third member with an al Qaeda connection led the plot.

  • 01/09/2011 | World

    Clashes in Nigeria's Jos kill 22

    At least 22 people died in clashes between Christian and Muslim youths and security forces in the restive Nigerian city of Jos, a local mortuary official said, in the second day of violence there this week.

  • 17/04/2011 | World

    Nigeria's Jonathan set for victory in election

    President Goodluck Jonathan secured election victory as votes were tallied from around Nigeria, fuelling anger in the mainly-Muslim strongholds of rival Muhammadu Buhari.

  • 16/05/2011 | World

    Nigeria post-election violence kills 800 and displaces thousands

    More than 800 people were killed and over  65,000 displaced in three days of violence following a presidential election in April won by President Goodluck Jonathan, Human Rights Watch said.

  • 16/06/2011 | World

    Police blame Islamist sect for deadly blast in Nigeria

    A suspected suicide bomber detonated explosives outside Nigeria's police headquarters, officials said, killing several people and marking a serious deterioration in security in the West African nation.

  • 01/01/2011 | World

    Obama offers help after attacks in Egypt, Nigeria

    President Barack Obama condemned separate "outrageous terrorist bombing attacks" in Egypt and Nigeria and said the United States was prepared to assist both countries in responding to them.

  • 12/02/2011 | World

    Nigeria presidential rally ends in deadly stampede

    At least 11 people were trampled to death in a stampede at an election campaign rally for Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan in the southern oil city of Port Harcourt.

  • 16/04/2011 | World

    Nigerians out in force for presidential election

    Nigerians voted in masses in what they hope will be their first credible presidential election for decades and could set an example across Africa.

  • 01/06/2011 | Sports

    Nigeria crush Argentina 4-1 in friendly match

    Nigeria registered their biggest win over a major footballing country by thrashing a depleted Argentina side 4-1 in a friendly.

  • 06/09/2011 | Sports

    Argentina celebrate win against Nigeria

    Argentina celebrated their win against Nigeria, in a 3-1 goal victory at Bangabandhu stadium today. Today's match marked the Argentine team's second friendly match under new coach, Alejandro Sabella, in Dhaka city, Bangladesh.

  • 12/05/2014 | Multimedia

    Nigeria: Boko Haram offers to swap kidnapped girls for prisoners

    The leader of the Nigerian Islamist rebel group Boko Haram has said he will release more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by his fighters last month in exchange for prisoners, according to a video.

  • 30/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    France strike late to reach World Cup last eight

    France scored twice in the last 11 minutes to seal a 2-0 victory over Nigeria and reach the World Cup quarter-finals.

  • 25/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Sabella pleased with Argentina display

    Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella affirmed that his charges played well in taking down Nigeria 3-2 in today's World Cup clash in Porto Alegre, while playing down the significance of the goals conceded during a pulsating Group F match.

  • 25/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    'We improved in spite of the two goals we received’

    Argentina captain Lionel Messi highlighted the Albiceleste’s victory over the Nigerian side, in spite of the two goals scored by the African champions.

  • 29/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Nigeria: World Cup win will unite troubled nation

    Nigeria midfielder John Obi Mikel is hopeful that victory over France and a first World Cup quarter-final appearance can help unite the African nation currently gripped by violence and bloodshed.

  • 25/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Argentine fans swamp Pt Alegre for Nigeria match

    Porto Alegre was awash in a sea of sky-blue and white today as tens of thousands of Argentina fans flooded the southern Brazilian city for their team's concluding World Cup Group F match against Nigeria.

  • 25/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Improved Argentina fired by Messi to finish at Group F summit

    Argentina captain Lionel Messi scored twice and Marcos Rojo poked home in Porto Alegre to give the Albiceleste a 3-2 World Cup win over Nigeria, putting the nation top of Group F with a perfect nine points.

  • 25/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Argentine fan shot in Porto Alegre after football argument

    An Argentine fan was wounded in the leg by a gunshot and had to seek medical treatment in Porto Alegre after arguing with a Brazilian national this morning in the city's Cidade Baixa neighbourhood.

  • 24/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Sabella: 'I'm worried, we have to improve'

    Argentina need to raise their game and seize their chances to ensure victory over a fast and strong Nigeria side in their final World Cup Group F match, coach Alejandro Sabella said.

  • 25/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Argentina eye top spot against Nigeria

    Twice World Cup winners Argentina lead Group F with six points and have already qualified. To win the group they need at least a draw against the Africa champions, the only team yet to concede a goal.

  • 25/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Maradona: ‘I don’t want to be a problem, I won’t go to the game against Nigeria’

    Argentine football icon Diego Armando Maradona said he will not be attending Argentina’s final Group F match against Nigeria today, after being accused of “jinxing” the national squad in the previous game against Iran. “I don’t want to be a problem, I won’t go to the game against Nigeria,” he said.

  • 16/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Nigeria, Iran booed after tedious 0-0 draw

    Argentina's Group F rivals Iran and Nigeria laboured to the first stalemate of a scintillating World Cup with a dismal 0-0 draw that left both sides still chasing their first victory at a finals since 1998.

  • 21/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Nigeria end Bosnia dream with 1-0 win

    Nigeria beat Bosnia 1-0 for their first World Cup win since 1998 to leave the Europeans bottom of Group F still without a point from their first World Cup adventure and no longer able to progress to the last 16.

  • 24/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    'My best birthday present would be World Cup'

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