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Nigerian army retakes Baga town from Boko Haram

By Staff Reporter The Nigerian army has retaken the north-eastern town of Baga, held by Boko Haram militants since 3 January. In a tweet fro [...]


By Staff Reporter West Africa leaders vow to wage “total war” on Boko Haram The leaders said the Nigerian Islamist group had bec [...]

Nigeria,where oil has become a curse

By Tom Burgis Oil should have made the country rich. Instead, it has distorted its economy, corrupted its political class, paved the way fo [...]

Boko Haram crisis: Niger to send troops to Nigeria

By Staff Reporter Niger is expected to contribute 750 soldiers towards a regional force Niger’s parliament has voted to send troops to [...]

Flee from Boko Haram insurgents-In Pictures

By Staff Reporter Boko Haram says it is building an Islamic state to revive the memory of northern Nigeria’s Muslim empires, but for t [...]

Chad sends troops to help Cameroon fight Boko Haram

By Staff Reporter The Chadian army is to take a more active role in confronting Boko Haram Cameroon says Chad will send a large contingent o [...]

Nigeria’s Boko Haram: Baga destruction ‘shown in images’

 By Staff Reporter A satellite image of Doron Baga taken on 7 January showed the destruction of homes and foliage (in red) Satellite images [...]

Nigeria’s Goodluck Jonathan vows to defeat Boko Haram

By Staff Reporter Goodluck Jonathan has faced criticism for failing to stop Boko Haram Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan has vowed [...]

As Nigerian regime sentences 54 soildiers to death, Boko Haram abducts 100 more villagers

By Staff Reporter Boko Haram has taken control of several towns and villages in the north-east Militants have stormed a remote village in no [...]

“I joined al Shabaab for money only”-former recruit

By Staff Reporter Despite a series of setbacks, the militant group al-Shabab remains one of the most dangerous terrorist organizations in Af [...]

Nigeria needs new anti-Boko Haram strategy soon

Opinion By Ameto Akpe Ameto Akpe What might seem like ineptitude is the absence of political will ©Getty Nigerian women have led protests [...]

Nigeria’s Boko Haram seizes hometown of kidnapped girls

By Staff Reporter Residents forced to flee as extremist group takes town of Chibok in north-east of country A screengrab of a video showing [...]

BREAKING NEWS: Bomb Explosion Hits Yobe #Nigeria

By Staff Reporter – Another Bomb Explosion Hits Yobe, Many Students Feared Dead A bomb that exploded this morning on the assembly grou [...]

Nigeria: hopes for return of kidnapped schoolgirls rise after ceasefire reported

By Staff Reporter Questions surrounded purported deal between Nigerian government and Boko Haram for release of missing schoolgirls Members [...]

Nigeria Military Court Sentences 12 Soldiers to Death for Mutiny

By Staff Reporter A Nigerian military court sentenced 12 soldiers to death for staging a mutiny in the northeastern state of Borno where sec [...]

Boko Haram abducts 50 women

By Staff Reporter Residents who escaped from areas recently attacked by Boko Haram militants said yesterday that at least 50 young women wer [...]

Boko Haram opens new front against Nigerian forces as Obasanjo’s son is shot in fighting

By Staff Reporter Civilians who fled their homes following an attack by Islamist militants in Bama, take refuge at a school in Maiduguri, Ni [...]

Boko Haram overrun Bama town in Northern Nigeria and kill scores

By Staff Reporter Islamist Boko Haram insurgents have overrun much of a northeastern Nigerian town after hours of fighting that killed score [...]

The Boko Haram menace

 A Siege of Fear By Staff Reporter  Boko Haram  A VOA Special Report Carnage and mayhem are part of the fabric of daily life in northern [...]

Malala meets Nigeria’s leader Goodluck Jonathan over Chibok girls #bringbackourgirls

By Staff Reporter Malala believes that there is a link between poor education and the political violence Nigeria abductions Pakistani rights [...]

Nigerian editor still missing a week after he was abducted

By Staff Reporter The editor of a Nigerian newspaper was seized by three armed men in plain clothes a week ago and hasn’t been seen si [...]

Boko Haram abducts 60 women, girls in northeast Nigeria

By Staff Reporter MAIDUGURI, June 24- Suspected Boko Haram militants have abducted more than 60 women and girls, some as young as three, in [...]

Boko Haram targets Nigerian World Cup viewers in latest blast

By Staff Reporter Viewers were watching Brazil v Mexico match on public screens No group has accepted or claimed responsibility yet but exp [...]

Boko Haram ‘kidnaps 20 more women’ from village near site of Chibok schoolgirl abduction

By Staff Reporter Militants believed to be from the Nigerian extremist group Boko Haram have kidnapped 20 women from a settlement near the t [...]

Boko Haram has killed 3000 & displaced 3 million in the last year

By Staff Reporter The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) said that a total of 3.3 million Nigerians have now been driven from th [...]

West Africa declares war on Boko Haram

By Staff Reporter French President Francois Hollande (C) poses for a familly photo with (LtoR) Britain’s Foreign Secretary William Hag [...]

Nigeria’s Boko Haram Begins to Destabilise Cameroon

By Staff Reporter  Senior defence officials say that Cameroon has been infiltrated by Nigeria’s Islamist extremist group Boko Haram and [...]

Nigeria kidnapped girls ‘shown’ in new Boko Haram video

By Staff Reporter The BBC’s John Simpson says the video, which shows more than 100 girls in hijabs, could be the first step in a negot [...]

Israel helping in the search for kidnapped girls

By Staff Reporter Photographer: Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP via Getty Images Members of civil society groups sit to protest the abduction of the Ch [...]

Nigeria military ignored Boko Haram attack warnings

  Mia Kuumba, of the District of Columbia, brandishes a wooden stick during a rally in front of the Ni … View gallery Mothers of the [...]

Nigeria has a weak Commander-in-Chief.Boko Haram flourishes

By Staff Reporter With the country descending into chaos, President Goodluck Jonathan is running out of excuses and places to hide. Regardle [...]
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