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Foreigners kidnapped in Nigeria released: Company

Port Harcourt - Five foreign construction workers kidnapped last week with two Nigerian colleagues after their vehicle was attacked and driver killed have been released, officials said Monday, with two suffering serious injuries.

Australians, NZealander, South African kidnapped in Nigeria

Port Harcourt - Three Australians, a New Zealander and South African have been kidnapped along with two locals in Nigeria's southeast after their vehicle was attacked, officials said on Thursday.

Corpses and silence after Boko Haram's Niger strike

Bosso - Rotting bodies, looted buildings and a grim silence mark the once bustling town of Bosso in southeastern Niger following one of Boko Haram's deadliest ever attacks in the west African nation.

Boko Haram kill 24 in northeastern Nigeria: community leader

Kano - Twenty-four people were killed when Boko Haram fighters opened fire on mourners, a local community leader said Friday, in the second attack in northeast Nigeria this week after a relative lull.

Tragedy strikes Nigeria football again as Amodu dies

Abuja - Tragedy has hit Nigeria football again as former Super Eagles coach Shuaibu Amodu died just days after another national team coach Stephen Keshi passed away.

Amnesty backs Biafra group's shooting claims

Lagos - Amnesty International on Friday claimed the Nigerian military shot dead unarmed civilians before a march to mark the anniversary of the 1967 Biafran declaration of independence.

'Starving to death': Boko Haram displaced facing food crisis

Kano - At least 10 people are "starving to death" every day in a camp in northeast Nigeria for people displaced by Boko Haram violence, highlighting warnings about a food crisis in the Lake Chad region.

Nigeria President Buhari urged to act against oil attacks

Yenagoa - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday faced urgent calls to stop security spiralling out of control in the oil-rich south, after militants claimed two new attacks against key pipelines.

At least 10 dead as Biafra anniversary turns bloody

Lagos - At least 10 people were killed during protests by pro-Biafra campaigners as they marked the anniversary of the start of Nigeria's civil war, police said on Tuesday.

Questions on Chibok girl release after second rescue claim

Abuja - Nigeria has claimed the rescue of a second Chibok girl but a campaign group on Friday said she was captured separately from the 219 held by Boko Haram, as questions were raised about the first release.

Second abducted Chibok girl rescued: Nigerian army

Lagos - A second Chibok schoolgirl abducted by Boko Haram more than two years ago has been found, the Nigerian army said on Thursday.

Rescued Chibok girl Amina Ali: A 'quiet and humble' student

Maiduguri - Amina Ali, who this week became the first of 219 abducted Chibok schoolgirls to be found, had undergone a dramatic transformation since she was seized by Boko Haram nearly two years ago."She was completely changed.

Nigeria's kidnapped schoolgirls: Two years gone

Lagos - Here is a snapshot of key events since the abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls from the remote town of Chibok in northeastern Nigeria two years ago.Nigeria's army confirmed on Wednesday that one of the girls has been found.

Chibok girl rescue raises hopes for others held by Boko Haram

Kano - One of 219 schoolgirls held hostage by Boko Haram for more than two years has been found, the military and activists said Wednesday, the first rescue that has raised hopes for those still being held.

Boko Haram 'still a threat' despite counter-insurgency gains: Hollande

Abuja - Boko Haram remains a threat despite "impressive" military gains against it, French President Francois Hollande said on Saturday, as regional and Western leaders gathered for talks on the Islamist threat.

More help needed to defeat Boko Haram, rebuild, summit told

Abuja - Regional and Western powers were on Saturday urged to do more to stop the threat from Boko Haram, as the UN voiced concern about the militants' ties to the Islamic State group and threat to African security.

Children, babies dying in Nigeria camp for Boko Haram suspects: Amnesty

Lagos - Amnesty International on Wednesday urged Nigeria to shut down a military detention facility for Boko Haram suspects after nearly 150 people, among them children and babies, died there in custody.

Nigerian oil rebels 'blow up' Chevron facility Delta state

Lagos - Militants have blown an offshore oil facility operated by US oil group Chevron in southern Nigeria, the navy said on Friday, in renewed violence that could hit exports in Africa's largest oil producer.

Nigerian Shiite group demands exhumation after deadly clashes

Kaduna - The mass grave lies just outside the city of Kaduna in northern Nigeria, but apart from the recently turned ochre soil there's nothing to indicate what might lie beneath.

Nigeria, France step up joint fight against Boko Haram

Abuja - Nigeria and France on Thursday signed an agreement on closer military cooperation, including intelligence sharing, to strengthen the fight against Boko Haram in the Lake Chad region.
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