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Eight killed in NE Nigeria suicide bombing: relief agency

Kano - Eight people were killed Sunday when a female suicide bomber detonated her explosives among women and children arriving in Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri seeking to escape Boko Haram violence in the countryside.

Bad cop? Nigeria's police seeks to clean up its image

Lagos - Nigeria's police force, widely seen as corrupt and inefficient, has launched a scheme to improve its negative image to address public complaints against bad cops, its spokesman said on Thursday.

Young female suicide bombers kill 15 in NE Nigeria

Kano - At least 15 people were killed on Wednesday when two female suicide bombers, one said to be aged around 11, blew themselves up at a busy mobile phone market in northeast Nigeria, a day after more than 30 were killed in a bomb blast.

Nigeria blast hits mobile phone market in Kano

Kano - A large blast ripped through a busy mobile phone market in Nigeria's biggest northern city, Kano, on Wednesday, two traders told AFP, a day after more than 30 were killed in the northeast city of Yola.

More than 30 dead as carnage returns to NE Nigeria

Kaduna - More than 30 people were killed Tuesday when a bomb blast ripped through packed crowds in Yola, northeast Nigeria, just days after President Muhammadu Buhari visited declaring that Boko Haram were close to defeat.

Nigeria's new government to be announced

Abuja - Nigeria will finally get a new government on Wednesday after more than five months of waiting, when President Muhammadu Buhari assigns formal roles to 36 ministerial nominees approved by parliament.

Nigeria rejects 'world's worst airport' tag

Lagos - Unhelpful staff, demands for bribes, lack of seating, broken air-conditioning and a tent for an arrivals hall. Nigeria's Port Harcourt International Airport was recently voted the worst in the world.

Pardon call as Nigeria marks anniversary of Saro-Wiwa's death

Lagos - Supporters of the Nigerian activist Ken Saro-Wiwa on Tuesday marked the 20th anniversary of his execution as the country's main human rights body called for a posthumous pardon.

Nigeria calls for eyes and ears against Boko Haram

Kano - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari is calling for civilian "foot soldiers" in the fight against Boko Haram, appealing to traditional hierarchies and centuries-old methods to weed out Islamist plotters.

Shell, Nigeria accused over oil spill clean up

Lagos - Shell was on Tuesday accused of making false claims about the extent of its oil spill clean-up operations in Nigeria and urged to take more action to help worst-hit communities.

Survivors' stories: Documenting the human cost of Boko Haram

Kano - Ibrahim fled his home in Gwoza, northeast Nigeria, in August last year, when invading Boko Haram fighters took over the town as part of the Islamist group's self-declared caliphate.

Nigerian troops rescue 338 people held by Boko Haram: army

Lagos - Nigerian troops have freed 338 people, almost all of them women and children, held by Boko Haram Islamists near the group's Sambisa forest stronghold in the volatile northeast, the army said Wednesday. "The (army) unit ...

Female bomber kills three in Nigeria's Maiduguri: witnesses

Maiduguri - A female suicide bomber blew herself up in the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Saturday, killing three people and injuring several others, residents said.

Mosque blasts kill 55 in NE Nigeria

Maiduguri - Two bomb blasts ripped through mosques in northeast Nigeria on Friday, killing at least 55 people and injuring more than 100, as Boko Haram fighters briefly seized a town in neighbouring Cameroon.

Heavy casualties feared in Nigeria after blast at mosque

Yola - Heavy casualties were feared on Friday after a blast ripped through a newly commissioned mosque in the Adamawa state capital Yola in northeast Nigeria, rescue workers told AFP.

Suicide bombing at NE Nigeria mosque kills at least 28

Maiduguri - At least 28 people were killed in a suicide bombing at a mosque in Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria, on Friday, raising fresh security concerns after a wave of similar attacks.

Nigeria set to finally get government ministers

Lagos - It's taken nearly five months but Nigeria -- Africa's biggest economy, most populous nation and number one oil producer -- may get a government this week.

Northeast Nigeria hit again as army warns on Boko Haram

Maiduguri - At least 34 people were killed in a wave of suicide bomb attacks in northeast Nigeria, as the military on Friday warned Boko Haram militants threaten the country's sovereignty.

Dozens killed as suicide bombers hit NE Nigeria mosque: witnesses

Maiduguri - Dozens of worshippers were killed when two suicide bombers blew themselves up in a mosque in the Nigerian city of Maiduguri which has been hit repeatedly by Boko Haram militants, witnesses said."All the people in the mosque died.

Deadly explosions rock Maiduguri, NE Nigeria

Maiduguri - Three blasts hit the city of Maiduguri in northeast Nigeria on Tuesday killing a number of people, locals and the Red Cross said.
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