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Deadly violence hits northeast as Nigeria president starts term

Maiduguri - A suicide bombing killed 26 people inside a mosque in northeast Nigeria's city of Maiduguri on Saturday, hours after Boko Haram launched a separate attack, on the first full day of President Muhammadu Buhari's term.

Nigeria army repels Boko Haram as new president starts term

Maiduguri - Nigeria's military on Saturday repelled a Boko Haram attack on the key northeastern city of Maiduguri, hours after President Muhammadu Buhari took office vowing to crush the Islamist group.

Nigeria's Buhari sworn in as president after historic win

Abuja - Muhammadu Buhari was sworn in as Nigeria's new president on Friday, vowing to tackle the country's many problems "head on", including Boko Haram, at a ceremony rich with military pomp and cultural tradition.

Deal reached to end crippling Nigeria fuel crisis

Abuja - Agreement was reached to end a crippling fuel crisis in Nigeria that had left the country at a virtual standstill just days before a new government is installed.

Boko Haram hacks 10 to death in NE Nigeria: local official

Kano - Boko Haram fighters hacked to death 10 people in a remote village in northeast Nigeria, a local government official told AFP.

Nigeria military says 'scores' of Islamists killed, 20 hostages rescued

Abuja - Nigeria's military on Saturday claimed the killing of scores of Boko Haram insurgents and the rescue of 20 more hostages during an operation in the notorious Sambisa forest, an Islamist stronghold.

Girl suicide bomber kills seven in northeast Nigeria

Kano - A girl aged about 12 carried out a suicide attack at a bus station in northeastern Nigeria on Saturday, killing seven people and injuring 31, witnesses said, shortly after officials revealed Boko Haram Islamists had recaptured a strategic town.

'At least 55 killed' in Boko Haram raids on two Nigerian villages

Maiduguri - At least 55 people were killed in two Boko Haram raids this week near Maiduguri, capital of restive northeastern Nigeria's Borno state, local and vigilante sources said Friday.

Only the brave and desperate return to town freed from Boko Haram

Kuda - Spent bullets crunch underfoot, a raided bank lies in ruins and burned out cars and motorbikes dot the streets.

Escaped Chibok students offer help to freed Boko Haram hostages

Yola - Deborah knows just what to say to the 275 women and children who were held hostage by Boko Haram and rescued recently by the Nigerian military.

Black bears have close call with tourists blocking bridge

Montana Parks and Wildlife posted a video reminding tourists that although they may want to, no one should ever get too close to a bear.

Gunman opens fire outside Nigerian school injuring 12

Kano - A gunman opened fire on Friday outside a school in northeast Nigeria's city of Potiskum, seriously wounding 12 students in an area repeatedly targeted by Boko Haram, a police officer and witnesses said.

Mental horror lingers for freed Boko Haram hostages

Yola - Fleeing Boko Haram fighters left the hundreds of women and children they captured to their fate in the bush as Nigerian soldiers closed in last week. Many survived but others weren't so lucky.

Two children injured when wind blows tree crashing down

Strong winds caused a huge tree to come crashing down and injuring two young children playing in park. Incident caught on video.

College student caught on video putting Windex in roommates food

A student at the University of South Carolina is facing criminal charges after she was allegedly caught on a hidden camera secretly poisoning her roommate's food.

Nigerian military accused of revenge killing of civilians

Jos - Residents and community leaders have accused the Nigerian military on Sunday of killing 80 civilians and destroying homes as revenge for the deaths of six soldiers killed by Tarok youths on Thursday last week.

Tales of horror being told by survivors of Boko Haram

Tragic stories are coming out of Nigeria as 275 women and girls, rescued from Boko Haram after more than a year in captivity and brought to a refugee camp, say it's still hard to believe they are safe at last.

Nigeria frees 234 more women, children from Boko Haram stronghold

Abuja - Nigeria troops have freed another 234 women and children from Boko Haram's stronghold in the Sambisa forest, the military said Friday.

Nigerian military rescues more women, girls from Boko Haram

Abuja - Nigeria's military on Thursday vowed to free more hostages from Boko Haram after nearly 500 were released from atrocious conditions this week in the group's Sambisa Forest stronghold.

Nigeria working to identify nearly 300 rescued women, girls

Abuja - Nigeria was on Wednesday seeking to identify nearly 300 women and girls rescued from Boko Haram, raising hopes they may include schoolgirls seized in a high-profile kidnapping last year.
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