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'Boko Haram' kidnaps 185 people in Nigeria

Maiduguri - Boko Haram has kidnapped at least 185 people, including women and children, in northeast Nigeria, the latest mass abduction in a region where the military has repeatedly struggled to protect civilians, officials and witnesses said Thursday.

'Boko Haram' kills 32, kidnaps scores in NE Nigeria

Maiduguri - Boko Haram militants killed 32 people and kidnapped scores of others, including women and children, in a brutal attack on a village in the northeast, officials and a witness said Thursday.

Nigerian military sentences 54 soldiers to death for mutiny

Nigeria has sentenced 54 soldiers to death by firing squad Wednesday for mutiny, assault, cowardice and refusing to fight Islamic extremists. The soldiers, including officers, were convicted on two charges criminal conspiracy to commit mutiny.

Double bombing rocks Nigeria, 13-year-old with suicide vest held

Lagos - At least 31 people were killed in a double bombing in the Nigerian city of Jos on Thursday, while a 13-year-old girl in an explosives vest was arrested in the northern city of Kano.

All-night vote in Nigeria opposition presidential primary

Lagos - Members of Nigeria's main opposition party voted through the night to choose a candidate to challenge President Goodluck Jonathan at next year's elections, with a result expected later on Thursday.

Female suicide bombers kill four at busy Nigeria market

Kano - Two female suicide bombers killed at least four people at a busy market in northern Nigeria's largest city Kano on Wednesday, less than two weeks after a horrific attack at the city's central mosque.

Boko Haram target French cement works again in Nigeria attack

Kano - Boko Haram militants in Nigeria on Thursday stormed a French-owned cement works for the second time in as many months, as they attacked two towns in northeast of the country.

Boko Haram raid two northeast Nigeria towns‎: Residents

Kano - Suspected Boko Haram gunmen on Thursday stormed two towns in northeast Nigeria, raiding banks and burning government buildings as well as political party offices, residents told AFP.

Nigeria rocked by new Boko Haram raid and suicide attack

Maiduguri - Boko Haram on Monday launched two separate attacks on state capitals in northeast Nigeria, when two female suicide bombers hit a busy market and fighters launched a major assault on police.

Explosions, gunfire in Nigeria's Damaturu city

Kano - Explosions and gunfire rocked the north Nigerian city of Damaturu on Monday, in a suspected Boko Haram attack that targeted police, residents told AFP.

Nigeria vows to hunt those behind 'heinous' mosque attacks

Kano - Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan vowed to hunt down those behind "heinous" attacks that killed at least 120 at the mosque of an Islamic leader who issued a call to arms against Boko Haram.

Nigeria leader vows to hunt culprits of 'heinous' mosque attack

Kano - Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan vowed Saturday to hunt down those behind "heinous" attacks that killed at least 120 at the mosque of an Islamic leader who issued a call to arms against Boko Haram.

At least 120 dead in Nigeria mosque suicide attack

Kano - At least 120 people were killed and 270 others wounded when two suicide bombers blew themselves up and gunmen opened fire during weekly prayers at the mosque of one of Nigeria's top Islamic leaders.

At least 120 dead in Nigeria mosque suicide attack

Kano - At least 120 people were killed and 270 others wounded on Friday when two suicide bombers blew themselves up and gunmen opened fire during weekly prayers at the mosque of one of Nigeria's top Islamic leaders.

Suicide bombers, gunmen kill 64 at prominent Nigeria mosque

Kano - At least 64 people were killed and 126 injured on Friday when two suicide bombers blew themselves up and gunmen opened fire during weekly prayers at a mosque of one of Nigeria's top Islamic leaders.

Double female suicide bomb attacks kill 45 in Nigeria

Maiduguri - More than 45 people were killed when two female suicide bombers blew themselves up in a crowded market in northeast Nigeria on Tuesday, the latest in a wave of such attacks blamed on Boko Haram.

Boko Haram slaughters 48 fish vendors in northeast Nigeria

Kano - Suspected Boko Haram extremists ambushed and slaughtered 48 fish vendors near Nigeria's border with Chad, the head of their association said, the latest violence to hit the country's volatile northeast.

At least 45 dead in suspected Boko Haram attack in Nigeria

Maiduguri - At least 45 people were killed in a suspected Boko Haram attack in northeast Nigeria, officials and witnesses said on Thursday, in the latest violence to hit the restive region.

What you need to know about Nigeria's presidential candidates

A closer look at some of the frontrunners for the Nigerian presidency as the country's 2015 general election grows ever closer.

Man travelling to every country in the world, without flying

A man is planning on travelling to every single country in the world in one single journey, with no flying or use of air planes whatsoever.
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