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Nigerian soldier sentenced to death for killing civilians

Kano - A Nigerian military court on Friday sentenced a soldier to death for killing five civilians rescued from Boko Haram.

Boko Haram displaced get ID cards in Nigeria

Maiduguri - Some 100,000 Nigerians made homeless by Boko Haram received formal identification papers on Wednesday, to help boost security and restore normality in the country's restive northeast.

Returning Nigerians express relief after 'hell' of Libya camps

Lagos - Nigerian migrants expressed relief as they arrived home on Tuesday from Libya, describing the "hell" of harsh conditions in detention camps where they had been held.

Nigeria's flourishing 'miracle cure' business for HIV/AIDS

Lagos - Blessing wanted to believe the advert on Facebook that promised "a cure for AIDS". Infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), she felt the ad was her only hope -- so against her better judgement, she clicked on the link.

Boko Haram founder's home to become museum

Kano - The home of Boko Haram's founder is to be turned into a museum as part of plans to chart the deadly Islamist insurgency in northeast Nigeria, a government official said on Tuesday.

Grounds to prosecute Shell for Nigeria rights violations: Amnesty

Lagos - Amnesty International on Tuesday called for Shell to be prosecuted for allegedly helping Nigeria's military to commit human rights abuses in the oil-rich south in the 1990s.

Suicide bomber kills at least 50 in Nigeria mosque

Kano - At least 50 people were killed on Tuesday when a suicide bomber blew himself up in a mosque in northeast Nigeria, police said, in an attack blamed on Boko Haram jihadists.

Suicide bomber kills at least 50 in Nigeria

Kano - At least 50 people were killed on Tuesday when a suicide bomber blew himself up at a mosque in northeast Nigeria, police said, in an attack blamed on Boko Haram jihadists.

Nigerian and gay: dodging police and the Yahoo Boys

Lagos - It was a life-changing moment for David when five police officers in Nigeria's biggest city, Lagos, locked him in the back of a van two years ago.

Nigeria urges UN probe into deaths of 26 female migrants

Lagos - Nigeria on Wednesday called for an international inquiry after 26 women and girls drowned attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Europe.

Nigerian oil rebels told to give peace talks a chance

Warri - Community leaders in Nigeria's oil-rich south on Monday urged militants not to resume attacks on pipelines but give peace talks with the government another chance.

Five dead in suicide bombing in Nigeria mosque: militia

Kano - At least five people were killed on Monday when a suicide bomber blew himself up inside a mosque in northeastern Nigeria, a militia member assisting the military against Boko Haram jihadists said.

Nigerian haute couture in the Muslim north

Lagos - Ibrahim Aminu launched his first clothing line eight years ago when he designed a dress for his sister.

Nigeria's former president Jonathan summonsed in corruption trial

Abuja - A judge on Tuesday ordered Nigeria's former president Goodluck Jonathan to appear at the corruption trial of his party's former spokesman.

Pirates kidnap six crew from German-owned ship off Nigeria

Lagos - Six crew members from a German-owned container ship, including the captain, have been kidnapped off the coast of southern Nigeria, maritime security analysts said.

Nigeria says 45 jailed at Boko Haram secret trials

Abuja - Nigeria's government on Friday said 45 Boko Haram members had been sentenced to between three and 31 years in jail after being convicted at secret trials.

Leaked memo rekindles scandal around Nigeria's oil giant

Lagos - A leaked memo from Nigeria's minister of state for oil has shown that irregularities in the state-owned oil giant remain entrenched, despite official vows to root out the "cancer" of graft.

Nigeria president denounces Biafran separatists

Abuja - President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday railed against separatists seeking Nigeria's "dismemberment" and called for "proper" dialogue after clashes between pro-Biafra activists and security forces in the restive southeast.

Nigeria's Boko Haram trials to be held behind closed doors

Kano - Trials of Boko Haram suspects in Nigeria will take place behind closed doors with no media present, a justice ministry official with knowledge of the matter told AFP on Friday.

UN warning over school closures in NE Nigeria

Lagos - Most schools in the state worst-hit by the Boko Haram conflict remain shut, the UN children's agency said on Friday, blaming the jihadists for deliberating targeting education.
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