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Nigeria attacks kill 16 as force chief promises to crush Boko Haram

Kano - A female suicide bomber and Boko Haram gunmen killed 16 people in Nigeria as the commander of a new multinational force tasked with fighting the Islamists pledged on Friday to crush the insurgency "very soon".

Nigeria suicide bomber kills six as military hit Boko Haram hard

Kano - A female suicide bomber on a tricycle killed six people Friday in a new attack on a market in Maiduguri, witnesses said, as Nigeria and its neighbours finalise a force to fight Boko Haram.

Nigeria names head of regional force to fight Boko Haram

Abuja - Nigeria named the head of a new multinational force created to fight Boko Haram jihadists carrying out a wave of attacks, as the country's outgoing defence chief of staff warned its military was underfunded and poorly equipped.

Nigeria army frees more than 50 women, children held by Boko Haram

Maiduguri - Nigeria's army said Thursday it had set free 59 people held by Boko Haram, among them 29 women and 25 children, amid an ongoing offensive against the Islamist group in the country's restive northeast.

Boko Haram 'slits throats of 10 fishermen' near Lake Chad

Kano - Boko Haram Islamists slit the throats of 10 fishermen in villages near Baga on the shores of the Lake Chad in northeastern Nigeria, a leading fisherman and a resident said Thursday.

Nigerian army frees dozens of women, children from Boko Haram

Abuja - Nigeria's army said Tuesday it had liberated 30 hostages held by Boko Haram, including 21 children and seven women, amid ongoing offensives against the extremists in the country's northeast.

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Boko Haram blamed for killing 'at least 25' in NE Nigeria

Maiduguri - At least 25 people were killed in new suspected Boko Haram attacks in northeastern Nigeria, with many villagers also forced to flee their homes, residents said Saturday.

Buhari to U.S. leaders: No room for gay rights in Nigeria

Washington - Visiting Washington, DC, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari bluntly slapped down American leaders' calls to improve his country's LGBT rights record.

50+ dead in Cameroon, Nigeria as Buhari warns U.S. over Boko Haram

Kano - Suspected Boko Haram attacks left more than 50 people dead on Wednesday, after Nigeria's president warned the United States that its policy was hitting the fight against Boko Haram.

Nigeria's Buhari vows to recover 'stolen' oil money

Abuja - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged to recover "mind-boggling" amounts of stolen oil money and bring those responsible to book, his spokesman said on Wednesday.

Biafra casts long shadow over Nigeria, nearly 50 years on

Lagos - Its name is synonomous with the declaration of independence and updates on the brutal conflict that followed, but nearly 50 years after Nigeria's civil war, Radio Biafra is again making headlines.

Two killed in Boko Haram raid on army chief's village: Residents

Kano - Suspected Boko Haram gunmen have raided the village of Nigeria's army chief in northeast Borno state, killing two residents and setting fire to several homes, residents said.

Three police killed in NE Nigeria bomb blast: police, witness

Kano - Three police officers were killed in a bomb blast during a vehicle search at a checkpoint outside the northeast Nigerian city of Damaturu on Monday, police and a witness said.

Three girls blow themselves up in deadly Nigeria attacks

Kano - Three girls staged suicide bombings in the Nigerian city of Damaturu, killing at least 13 people as residents prepared for the Eid festival at the end of Ramadan, police said.

13 dead as triple attacks hit northeast Nigeria

Kano - At least 13 people were killed Friday in triple blasts in the northeastern Nigerian city of Damaturu as residents prepared to celebrate the Eid festival marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Twin blasts hit market in NE Nigeria, 'nearly 50 killed'

Kano - At least 49 people were killed and dozens injured when twin blasts struck a market in the northeast Nigerian city of Gombe on Thursday, rescue workers said.

Nigeria's Buhari replaces military brass as Boko Haram strikes

Abuja - President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday sacked his entire military top brass, as Boko Haram militants mounted deadly attacks against civilians in Nigeria's remote northeast and their first suicide bombing in Cameroon.

Lagos megachurch negligent over deadly building collapse: coroner

Lagos - A coroner on Wednesday said a megachurch run by popular Nigerian preacher TB Joshua should be prosecuted after a building collapse killed 116 people, most of them South Africans.

Nigeria suicide blast 'kills 25' in Zaria

Zaria - At least 25 people were killed when a bomb blast ripped through a packed government office in Zaria, northern Nigeria, on Tuesday, in a suspected suicide attack likely to be blamed on Boko Haram.
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