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Nigeria skips African summit in blow to free trade deal

Abuja - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will not attend the African Union summit in Rwanda this week, an official statement said Sunday, in a blow to plans to launch a major free trade treaty across 54 countries.

Shell, ENI accused of negligence over Nigeria oil spills

Lagos - Nigeria was on Friday urged to re-open investigations into 89 oil spills in its southern delta region, after claims that Shell and ENI misreported the causes.

Nigeria promises return of kidnapped schoolgirls

Damaturu - Nigeria's president, in a visit to the country's troubled northeast, on Monday predicted success in what he described as relentless efforts to release more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram.

'Bring Back Our Girls' blames govt failures for Dapchi kidnap

Lagos - The Bring Back Our Girls group on Tuesday accused the Nigerian government of "incompetence and carelessness" for the seizure of 110 girls by Boko Haram from their hostel in the restive northeast.

Nigeria struggles to contain dramatic spread of deadly Lassa fever

- Nigeria is battling on two fronts against an unprecedented outbreak of Lassa fever, a cousin of Ebola, that has already killed 110 people this year.

Tillerson ends Africa trip vowing US backing against terror

Abuja - Secretary of State Rex Tillerson brought his truncated maiden Africa trip to a close on Monday, promising the full backing of the United States to two countries on the frontline of the war on terror.

US still 'not heard directly back' from N.Korea: Tillerson

Abuja - The United States has still "not heard anything directly back" from Pyongyang over plans for a US-North Korean summit, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Monday as he urged patience.

Boko Haram attack halts aid in remote Nigerian town

Lagos - Humanitarian work has been suspended until next weekend in a remote town in northeast Nigeria after a Boko Haram attack killed three aid workers, the UN said on Saturday.

Three aid workers killed in Boko Haram attack in Nigeria: UN

Kano - Three aid workers were confirmed killed in a Boko Haram attack in northeast Nigeria, the UN said on Friday, in the latest violence to underscore the jihadists' enduring threat.

Nigeria sets up probe into Boko Haram school kidnapping

Abuja - Nigeria's government on Tuesday said it had set up a committee to establish how Boko Haram jihadists managed to kidnap 110 girls from their school in the country's remote northeast.

Two Nigerian soldiers killed in Boko Haram attack

Kano - Two Nigerian soldiers were killed and four injured in an ambush by Boko Haram militants in the country's northeastern state of Borno, the army said Tuesday. The attack on Monday happened as soldiers were travelling between the towns of Biu and Damboa.

Nigeria admits missing schoolgirls have been 'abducted'

Abuja - More than 100 girls missing for a week after a Boko Haram attack on their school in northeast Nigeria were kidnapped, the government said for the first time on Monday.

Missing girls' school shut after Boko Haram attack

Kano - A school in northeast Nigeria from where 110 girls disappeared after a Boko Haram attack will remain closed, the state government said on Monday, calling for tighter security."The government girls school in Dapchi has not reopened.

Nigeria confirms 110 girls missing after Boko Haram school attack

Abuja - The Nigerian government on Sunday confirmed that 110 girls were missing after a Boko Haram school attack in the northeast, following days of silence on the children's fate.

'105 girls missing' in NE Nigeria after Boko Haram school attack

Kano - More than 100 girls are reported missing after a Boko Haram school attack in northeast Nigeria this week that President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday called a "national disaster".

Boko Haram: Profile of a jihadist threat

Lagos - Nigeria's Boko Haram, suspected of another mass kidnapping of school girls, started out as an Islamic anti-corruption group but mutated into an IS affiliate waging a lethal insurgency.

More than 100 girls 'missing' after Boko Haram school attack

Damaturu - More than 100 girls were missing on Wednesday, two days after a Boko Haram attack on their school in northeast Nigeria that has raised fears of a repeat of the 2014 Chibok kidnapping that shocked the world.

Scores of girls 'missing' after new Boko Haram school attack

Kano - Fears grew in northeast Nigeria on Wednesday about the fate of potentially scores of girls who have not been seen since a Boko Haram attack on their school two days ago.

Nigeria frees 475 Boko Haram suspects for lack of evidence

Abuja - Nigeria has freed another 475 Boko Haram suspects following a series of mass trials in which most cases were dropped for lack of evidence, the justice ministry said Sunday.

Suicide blasts kill 19 in northeast Nigeria, jihadists blamed

Kano - Three suicide bombers killed 19 people at a fish market in northeast Nigeria, civilian militia leaders said on Saturday, in an attack blamed on Boko Haram jihadists.
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