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84 Christian schoolgirls kidnapped by Jihadists still missing

Lagos - The search for the schoolgirls kidnapped by the Boko Haram continues in the remote and rugged terrain controlled by the insurgent group. Some family members have armed themselves and joined the search, but most fight with the weapons of prayer and fasts.
In the Media by Justin King - 1 comment

Boko Haram leader claims Nigeria capital bombing in new video

Kano - The leader of Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamists Abubakar Shekau claimed responsibility for a bombing in Nigeria's capital that killed at least 75 people, in a video message obtained by AFP on Saturday.
In the Media by AFP

Nigeria admits most kidnapped schoolgirls still missing

Maiduguri - The Nigerian military admitted on Friday that most of the 129 girls abducted by Boko Haram Islamists in a shocking school raid in the country's restive northeast remained missing.
In the Media by AFP

115 Nigeria schoolgirls still missing after kidnap

Maiduguri - A Nigerian school principal on Thursday denied military reports that most of the girls kidnapped by Islamist gunmen were now safe, as parents continued a desperate search for more than 100 children still held captive.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Kidnapped Nigeria girls taken to Islamist stronghold

Maiduguri - The Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram were taken to a stronghold of the Islamist group, parents said on Wednesday, as the military confirmed that 129 students had been abducted.
In the Media by AFP

Islamists abduct more than 100 girls from Nigeria school

Maiduguri - Heavily armed Boko Haram Islamists kidnapped more than 100 girls from a school in northeast Nigeria, sparking a search by soldiers to track down the attackers, a security source and witnesses said.
In the Media by AFP

Islamists abduct 'many' schoolgirls in Nigeria

Maiduguri - Heavily armed Islamist gunmen kidnapped a group of girls from a secondary school in northeast Nigeria's Borno state and torched the surrounding town, a local official and a witness told AFP.
In the Media by AFP

Bomb attack kills 71 at bus station near Nigeria capital

Abuja - Seventy-one people died in a bomb blast in a packed bus station in Nigeria's capital Abuja -- the deadliest attack yet to strike the city -- with the president blaming the explosion on Boko Haram Islamists.
In the Media by Ola Awoniyi (AFP)

Blast in Nigerian capital kills more than 70

Abuja - A powerful blast ripped through a busy commuter bus station in Nigerian capital Abuja killing at dozens of people, according to reports.
In the Media by Abdul Kuddus

Blasts at bus station near Nigeria capital kill dozens

Abuja - Twin blasts at a bus station packed with morning commuters on the outskirts of Nigeria's capital killed dozens of people on Monday, in what appeared to be the latest attack by Boko Haram Islamists.
In the Media by Ola Awoniyi (AFP)

At least 60 killed by suspected Islamists in Nigeria

Kano - Suspected Boko Haram Islamists killed at least 60 people in Nigeria's troubled northeastern Borno state close to the border with Cameroon, a local official said.
In the Media by AFP

At least 60 killed by suspected Islamists in Nigeria

Kano - Suspected Boko Haram Islamists on Sunday killed at least 60 people in Nigeria's troubled northeastern Borno state close to the border with Cameroon, a local official said.
In the Media by AFP

Tenacity pays off for founder of 'Nollywood Netflix'

Lagos - At only 33, Jason Njoku is already considered one of Africa's most promising entrepreneurs thanks to an online film distribution service that has tapped high demand for Nigerian movies.
In the Media by Cecile de Comarmond (AFP)

Nigeria eyes private funds to spark agriculture boom

Lagos - Can investors get rich by backing Nigerian agriculture?
In the Media by Ben Simon (AFP)

Suspected Islamists kill 19 in northern Nigeria

Maiduguri - Suspected Boko Haram Islamists have killed 19 people, including six college teachers, in three separate attacks in Nigeria's troubled northeastern Borno state, residents and travellers said.
In the Media by AFP

Child bride murders groom and friends with rat poison

Kano - A fourteen year-old child bride from Nigeria feeds her husband and his guests a rice dish laced with poison, killing them.
In the Media by Sylvannia Soulet - 1 comment

Suspected Fulani herdsmen kill 79 in Nigeria

Kano - The death toll in an attack by Fulani herdsmen on a village in northern Nigeria's Zamfara State rose to 79 from 30, a governor spokesman said Sunday.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Nigeria becomes Africa's biggest economy

Abuja - Nigeria on Sunday became Africa's biggest economy, leap-frogging South Africa, after the government announced a long-overdue rebasing of the country's gross domestic product.
In the Media by Ola Awoniyi (AFP)

Op-Ed: Dangerous to be a Christian Special

2013 was a dangerous year for Christians. Many were tortured and killed, mostly by Islamists throughout the Middle East. Jesus said "love your enemy," so Christians don't usually seek revenge, making them easy targets.
Digital Journal Report by Lonna Lisa Williams - 7 comments

Nigeria set to overtake S.Africa as Africa's biggest economy

Lagos - Nigeria, Africa's most populous country and largest oil producer, is set to emerge as the continent's biggest economy on Sunday when the results of an overdue rebasing of its gross domestic product are announced.
In the Media by Joel Olatunde Agoi (AFP)
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