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42 dead in Nigeria attacks targeting ex-dictator, cleric

Kano - Two bombings in a key Nigerian city targeting a prominent cleric and a former head-of-state killed at least 42 people on Wednesday, in the latest violence blamed on Boko Haram Islamists.
In the Media by Aminu Abubakar (AFP)

Nigerian 'suicide blasts' kill at least 25

Kano - Two blasts rocked northern Nigeria's Kaduna city on Wednesday, killing at least 25 people, in what appeared to be a double bomb attack by Boko Haram Islamists.
In the Media by Aminu Abubakar (AFP)

Boko Haram Islamists 'kill many' in northeast attack

Maiduguri - Boko Haram gunmen killed many people in an attack in the restive northeast, throwing explosives into residential homes and shooting dead civilians who tried to surrender, an official and witnesses said Friday.
In the Media by Bukar Hussain (AFP)

Boko Haram chief claims Lagos, Abuja attacks in new video

Lagos - The head of Nigeria's Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for a bombing in the capital Abuja and an attack hours later in Lagos which the authorities tried to cover up, in a video obtained by AFP Sunday.
In the Media by AFP

Lagos fuel depot blast 'no accident': experts, witnesses

Lagos - Nigerian authorities, battling to stem an escalating Islamist insurgency, covered up a bomb attack in the financial capital Lagos by claiming a blast near a major fuel depot was an industrial accident, according to an AFP investigation.
In the Media by Phil Hazlewood, Joel Olatunde Agoi (AFP)

More than 60 women, girls escape Islamist abductors in Nigeria

Maiduguri - More than 60 women and girls abducted last month by suspected Boko Haram militants in northeast Nigeria have escaped their captors, sources said Sunday, but more than 200 schoolgirls are still being held by the Islamists.
In the Media by AFP

Algeria's World Cup team will donate $9m salary to Gaza

The Algerian national football team has announced that it will donate the salary earned from the World Cup to the people of the Gaza Strip.
In the Media by Kris Coombes - 1 comment

Bomb hidden in truck kills at least 15 in embattled Nigerian city

Maiduguri - A truck exploded in a huge fireball killing at least 15 people on Tuesday in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, the latest attack in the area repeatedly hit by Boko Haram Islamists.
In the Media by Bukar Hussain (AFP)

Nigerian World Cup watchers defy Islamist threat after attacks

Kuda - Football fans defied the threat of violence in Nigeria on Monday to support their team in the World Cup after a suspected Boko Haram attack on churches killed more than 50 people.
In the Media by Aminu Abubakar (AFP)

Nigerian atheist said to be mentally ill for not believing in God

Mubarak Bala, a 29-year old chemical engineering graduate living in Nigeria, has been committed against his will to a psychiatric hospital in Kano state after he declared he didn't believe in God, much to the embarrassment of his family.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 12 comments

Suspected Islamists 'attack churches near Nigeria's Chibok'

Kuda - Suspected Boko Haram Islamists attacked a series of churches on Sunday near Chibok, the northeast Nigeria town where more than 200 teenage girls were kidnapped in April, with dozens feared dead, witnesses said.
In the Media by Bukar Hussain (AFP)

Blast in northern Nigeria kills 10: police

Bauchi - An explosion in the red light district of northern Nigeria's Bauchi city has killed 10 people and injured 14 others, police said Saturday.
In the Media by AFP

Boko Haram fighters assaulted by Africa's natural environment

For some time now the Boko Haram fighters have waged yet another holy war and sowed terror through Nigerian areas. Now the environment is actually flushing them out of many of their hiding spots due to venomous snakes and bees.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Fear grips Nigeria capital after city centre attack

Abuja - A bombing blamed on Boko Haram in the heart of Nigeria's capital has renewed fears of a worsening Islamist insurgency as security forces struggle to prevent attacks stretching from remote villages to the seat of government.
In the Media by Ola Awoniyi (AFP)

Boko Haram abducts 60 women, girls in northeast Nigeria

Maiduguri - Suspected Boko Haram militants have abducted more than 60 women and girls, some as young as three, in the latest kidnappings in northeast Nigeria and over two months since more than 200 schoolgirls were seized.
In the Media by Bukar Hussain (AFP) - 1 comment

Gunmen kill 38 in central Nigeria raids

Kano - Unidentified gunmen killed 38 people, mostly women and children, in raids on two villages in northern Nigeria's Kaduna state, an area plagued by years of sectarian conflict, officials said Tuesday.
In the Media by AFP

Boko Haram abducts 60 women, girls in northeast Nigeria

Maiduguri - Suspected Boko Haram militants have abducted more than 60 women and girls, some as young as three, in the latest kidnappings in northeast Nigeria and over two months since more than 200 schoolgirls were seized.
In the Media by Bukar Hussain (AFP)

Bombing at Nigeria college kills at least eight

Kano - A bomb blast at a public health college in Nigeria's second city of Kano killed at least eight people on Monday, in the latest violence to hit an area repeatedly attacked by Boko Haram.
In the Media by AFP

World Cup: Watch Messi score this last-minute game-winning goal

One of the biggest World Cup stars shone brightly in the 90th minute of the Argentina-Iran match Saturday afternoon. Lionel Messi struck a gorgeous goal to give his Argentina squad a crucial 1-0 victory over Iran.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 3 comments

Boko Haram suspected after Nigeria football screening venue blast

Kano - Boko Haram militants were on Wednesday suspected of carrying out a deadly bomb attack against football fans watching the World Cup in northern Nigeria, in the latest violence targeting the game.
In the Media by Aminu Abubakar (AFP)
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