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Battlefield surgery: Treating survivors of Boko Haram

Maiduguri - A toddler not yet out of nappies lies motionless in a hospital ward, her skin seared red raw by burns. A 12-year-old boy opposite her nurses the bandaged stump where his right hand used to be.

58 die in Nigeria suicide bomb attacks

Maiduguri - Two female suicide bombers killed at least 58 at a camp for people made homeless by Boko Haram's Islamist insurgency in northeast Nigeria, emergency services said on Wednesday, in the latest violence to hit the remote region.

Ready to return? Boko Haram displaced reluctant to go home

Maiduguri - Bitrus Yakubu has an uplifting story about how he was reunited with his pregnant wife weeks after they were separated fleeing from Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria. His wife, Maryam, then gave birth to twins Grace and Sidi seven months ago.

The grave-diggers of Maiduguri: burying Boko Haram and the past

Maiduguri - Even the dead weren't safe from Boko Haram when the Islamist insurgency erupted in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri nearly seven years ago.

101 die in Nigeria from Lassa fever outbreak

Lagos - A growing Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria has killed 101 people, as West Africa battles to contain a flare up of the virus, according to data from the nation's health authorities released Saturday.

85 people killed in weekend Boko Haram attack near Maiduguri

Maiduguri - At least 85 people were killed in a weekend attack by Boko Haram insurgents in a village near the restive north-east Nigerian city of Maiduguri, a state commissioner said on Monday.

NE Nigeria suicide bombing 'kills 10'

Kano - A child suicide bomber blew himself up in a market in northeast Nigeria Friday, killing at least 10 people, witnesses said, the latest bloodshed to hit the region, which is plagued by Islamist violence.

Nigeria suicide blasts 'kill 13' in Chibok

Kano - At least 13 people were killed on Wednesday when three suicide bombers blew themselves up in the northeast Nigerian town of Chibok, where Boko Haram kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls.

Fulani herders kill 20 in Nigeria grazing rights spat: Police

Kano - Gunmen believed to be ethnic Fulani herders have killed a policeman and 19 civilians and torched homes in Nigeria's northeastern Adamawa state in a spat over grazing rights, the police said Monday.

Nigeria must devalue its currency to aid ailing stock market

Nigeria must devalue its currency in 2016, according to international investors and ratings agencies. The country's currency, the naira, is heavily protected.

Nigerian court orders arrest of ex-oil rebel leader

Lagos - A Nigerian court on Thursday ordered the arrest of former Niger Delta militant leader Government Ekpemupolo on theft and money laundering charges totalling more than $175 million.

Suspected Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria 'kills 40'

Abuja - Forty people have died in Nigeria in a suspected outbreak of Lassa fever in 10 states across the country, Health Minister Isaac Adewole said Friday."The total number (of suspected cases) reported is 86 and 40 deaths, with a mortality rate of 43.

Confusion, anger over fate of Nigerian Shiite cleric Zakzaky

Kano - Supporters of a Shiite Muslim cleric in Nigeria are calling for his release, more than three weeks after he was arrested by the military during a bloody crackdown on his group.

Boko Haram gunmen kill seven in suicide attack, raid: residents

Kano - Boko Haram gunmen have mounted their first attacks since Nigeria's government declared the Islamist group "technically" defeated, killing seven people in a raid and suicide bombing, residents told AFP Wednesday.

Baga is a ghost town one year after Boko Haram massacre

Kano - One year after a massive attack ranked among the worst in Boko Haram's six-year insurgency, the residents of Baga in northeast Nigeria say their home is a ghost town.

Boko Haram threat hangs heavy over Nigeria in 2016

Kano - As Nigeria rings in 2016, the ever-present threat of violence by Boko Haram hangs heavy over Africa's most populous country, despite official claims that the battle against the Islamist group has been "technically" won.

Nigerian to unveil 'biggest' statue of Jesus in Africa

Lagos - A Nigerian businessman is set to unveil what he says is Africa's largest statue of Jesus, describing it as a symbol of peace in a country wracked by Islamist insurgency.Obinna Onuoha commissioned the 8.

Nigeria claims Boko Haram 'largely' defeated despite bloodshed

Kano - Residents of northeastern Nigeria were gripped by fear and anxiety on Tuesday after two days of bloodshed blamed on Boko Haram, pouring scorn on government claims the jihadist group was "largely defeated".

Boko Haram kills over 50 people in two days of attacks

Kano - Over 50 people were killed in a 48-hour wave of attacks blamed on Boko Haram jihadists in northeastern Nigeria, sources said Monday, days ahead of the government's deadline to stamp out the group.

Ike Ibeabuchi targets undercard slot in Pacquiao's April 9 fight

Unbeaten heavyweight contender Ike Ibeabuchi is making arrangements for a slot in the upcoming Manny Pacquiao fight on April 9, hoping to continue his interrupted 20-fight winning streak before serving his term in prison in 1999 for sexual assault.
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