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Amnesty highlights sex-for-food claims in Boko Haram-hit NE Nigeria

Lagos - Amnesty International on Thursday urged Nigeria to act on claims soldiers and members of the civilian militia have raped women and girls in remote camps for people displaced by Boko Haram.

Nigeria's Buhari to visit UK doctor

Lagos - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said on Monday he is travelling to the United Kingdom to see his doctor."I will be travelling to the United Kingdom tomorrow, to see my doctor, at his request," said Buhari on his official Twitter account.

86 killed in NE Nigeria suicide blasts: gravediggers

Kano - Gravediggers on Wednesday said they buried 86 people from a double suicide bombing in northeast Nigeria, nearly three times more than the official toll.

More than 60 killed in NE Nigeria suicide blasts

- Suicide bombers killed more than 60 people at a mosque and a market in northeast Nigeria on Tuesday, in a twin attack bearing the hallmarks of Boko Haram and a day after US President Donald Trump pledged greater support to fight the Islamist militants....

Nigerian president's US visit to focus on security, economy

Lagos - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is to meet President Donald Trump in Washington on Monday, the first African leader to be received by Trump's White House administration.

Boxing fights back in Nigeria after years down and out

Lagos - When Selah Fawaz decided to organise his first boxing match in Lagos, he didn't expect more than 500 spectators. In the end, over 800 tickets were sold and he had to turn away dozens of fans at the door.

Two suicide bombers kill four in north Nigeria mosque

Kano - Two suicide bombers killed four Muslim worshippers in a mosque in a northeast Nigerian town still being rebuilt after virtual destruction by Boko Haram in 2014, sources told AFP Sunday.

US urges Nigeria to change tactics against Boko Haram

- Nigerian forces battling Boko Haram jihadists need a change of mindset to overcome an evolving guerrilla threat, US military officials said this week on the sidelines of an African security summit.

Calls for 'proof of life' after Chibok girls death claims

Kano - Nigeria is facing calls to establish how many of the missing Chibok schoolgirls are still alive, after claims that nearly 100 of them may have lost their lives in captivity.

Nigeria marks four-year anniversary of Chibok kidnap

Lagos - Nigeria on Saturday marked four years since Boko Haram abducted more than 200 schoolgirls from the remote town of Chibok, with renewed calls for their release and that of thousands of others seized in the bloody conflict.

Boko Haram has abducted over 1,000 children in Nigeria since 2013: UNICEF

Lagos - As Nigeria prepares to mark the fourth anniversary of the Chibok kidnapping, UNICEF reported on Friday that over 1,000 children have been abducted by jihadists since 2013.

Boko Haram has abducted over 1,000 children in Nigeria since 2013: UNICEF

Lagos - As Nigeria prepares to mark the fourth anniversary of the Chibok kidnapping, UNICEF reported on Friday that over 1,000 children have been abducted by jihadists since 2013.

Buhari's re-election bid kicks off Nigeria's presidential race

Lagos - Now that Muhammadu Buhari has ended months of suspense over whether he will seek re-election as Nigeria's president, all eyes are on the ruling party to see whether it will give him a clear shot at the nation's top job.

Muhammadu Buhari: Nigeria's anti-graft president

Abuja - Muhammadu Buhari, who is seeking re-election next year, made Nigerian political history as the first opposition candidate to defeat a sitting president at the ballot box.

Nigeria's Buhari to run for re-election next year

Abuja - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari declared Monday he would seek re-election next year, in a move that put an end to months of speculation amid concerns over his health.

20 killed in Boko Haram attack on Nigerian army base, villages

Kano - Boko Haram killed at least 20 people and wounded scores of others in coordinated attacks on a military camp and villages around the flashpoint northern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, which they also tried to infiltrate across a defensive trench, officials...

Four teen girl suicide bombers launch deadly attack in Nigeria

Kano - Four teenage girl suicide bombers have killed two people in multiple attacks in northeast Nigeria, residents said Saturday, in the latest assault since the government announced it was in ceasefire talks with Boko Haram.

Nigerian girls reunited with families after Boko Haram kidnapping

Tayo - The schoolgirls kidnapped by the Boko Haram jihadist group in Dapchi, northeastern Nigeria, were reunited with their families on Sunday after spending nearly five weeks in captivity.

Nigerian town awaits release of Christian girl held by Boko Haram

Kano - Residents of the Nigerian town of Dapchi were hoping Sunday for the release of the last schoolgirl, who is also a Christian, from among a group of more than 100 kidnapped and released by Islamists, following encouraging indications from authorities.

Nigerian town awaits release of Christian girl held by Boko Haram

Kano - Residents of the Nigerian town of Dapchi were hoping for the release of the last schoolgirl kidnapped by Boko Haram, following encouraging indications from the authorities after the militants returned more than 100 youngsters they had seized.
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