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Nigerian troops foil Boko Haram attack

Kano - Nigerian troops repelled an attack on a military base in northeastern Borno state in which a soldier was killed and four others were injured, military and militia sources told AFP Saturday.

Tackle poverty and birth rate to end Boko Haram: emir

Kano - One of Nigeria's leading and respected Islamic figures on Tuesday renewed calls to tackle endemic poverty and rapid population growth to help end deadly Boko Haram violence.

Nigeria wants former oil minister extradited from Britain

Abuja - The head of Nigeria's main anti-corruption agency on Monday said he wanted former oil minister Diezani Alison-Madueke to be extradited to face trial because a corruption probe against her in Britain was taking too long.

Food ads stir questions in Nigeria about gender roles

Lagos - Adverts in Nigeria depicting career women gleefully juggling their job with kitchen duties have sparked a heated debate about gender roles in the fast-changing society of West Africa's largest economy.

Boko Haram factional leader claims attack on military

Kano - The leader of one of two factions of jihadist group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, claimed a series of attacks in northeast Nigeria in a video message obtained by AFP on Friday.

Prince of Wales goes 'pidgin' in Nigeria

Lagos - He’s better known for speaking the Queen’s English but the Prince of Wales on Wednesday turned to pidgin as he visited Nigeria’s commercial capital.“How you dey? (How are you?

Prince Charles cuts out stop in Nigeria over security concerns

Lagos - The Prince of Wales has cut out a stop of a trip to Nigeria over security concerns, following months of deadly clashes between nomadic herders and farmers in the restive region.

Nigerian army posts Trump video to justify shooting Shiites

Abuja - Nigeria's army on Friday posted a video of US President Donald Trump saying soldiers would shoot migrants throwing stones to justify opening fire on a Shiite group this week.

Amnesty accuses Nigeria forces of 'horrific' Shiite killings

Mararaba - Human rights campaigners on Wednesday accused Nigeria's security forces of killing dozens by using "horrific" force during a crackdown on protesting supporters of an imprisoned Shiite cleric.

Nigerian crackdown on Shiite group sparks fears of escalation

Abuja - Nigerian police fired shots and tear gas at thousands of supporters of an imprisoned Shiite cleric in Abuja on Tuesday, just a day after three people were killed in similar clashes that sparked warnings to the government that a heavy-handed crackdown c...

Fifty-five dead after market row in northern Nigeria: presidency

Abuja - Fifty-five people were killed this week in clashes between young Christians and Muslims in northern Nigeria following a dispute in a market, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Saturday.

Father of midwife murdered by Boko Haram hails her humanitarian work

Maiduguri - The father of a young midwife executed by Boko Haram has blasted the jihadists for killing his daughter, hailing on Wednesday the "immense help" she gave to her community and expressing hope for the safe release of other hostages.

Boko Haram kills second kidnapped aid worker in Nigeria: Red Cross

Abuja - Islamic State-allied Boko Haram jihadists have killed another kidnapped female Red Cross worker in northeast Nigeria in a "despicable act of cruelty", the agency said on Tuesday, a month after militants murdered one of her colleagues.

Boko Haram kills another aid worker in NE Nigeria: govt

Abuja - Islamic State-allied Boko Haram jihadists have killed another kidnapped female aid worker in northeast Nigeria, the government said on Monday, a month after one of her colleagues was murdered.

Nigeria imposes travel ban on 'high-profile' graft suspects

Abuja - Nigeria on Saturday ordered its security agencies to put some 50 high-profile graft suspects on a watch list and prevent them from leaving the country.

High-profile candidates eye upset at Nigeria vote

Lagos - One is a former UN official and deputy a governor of Nigeria's central bank. The other is an ex-World Bank vice-president who now campaigns for the release of Boko Haram kidnap victims.

Muhammadu Buhari: Nigeria's anti-corruption crusader

Abuja - Muhammadu Buhari swept to power on a wave of optimism in 2015, becoming the first opposition candidate in Nigerian history to defeat a sitting president.

Nigeria's Buhari to face political heavyweight in re-election bid

Port Harcourt - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will run for re-election in February 2019 against former vice president Atiku Abubakar, a Muslim from the country's north who was nominated on Sunday as the main opposition party's poll contender.

Nigerian migrants rescued after Libya cell video goes viral

Lagos - Nigerian migrants held in Libya were rescued after releasing a video from their cell that went viral on social media and caught the attention of authorities.

Nigerian migrants rescued after Libya cell video goes viral

Lagos - Nigerian migrants held in Libya were rescued after releasing a video from their cell that went viral on social media and caught the attention of authorities.
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