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Nigerian President Buhari sworn in for second term

May 29, 2019 - 6:11 PM

'I do solemnly swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to the Federal Republic of Nigeria,' says reelected Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari

SECOND TERM. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, who was reelected in February, has been in power since 2015. File photo by Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP

Boko Haram releases 76 abducted schoolgirls

Mar 21, 2018 - 6:37 PM

Information Minister Lai Mohammed says 'the 76 are those who have been documented,' adding that the release of the abducted students 'is ongoing'

Another kidnapped Chibok girl free in Nigeria

May 18, 2017 - 8:18 AM

The girl s escape announced by the Nigerian government means 107 of the 219 schoolgirls held by the jihadists since April 2014 are now free

CHIBOK ABDUCTION. This screengrab taken from a video on May 12, 2014 shows girls wearing the full-length hijab and praying in an undisclosed rural location. Boko Haram released the video claiming to show the missing Nigerian schoolgirls. Photo from AFP

18 killed, 41 injured in blasts near Nigerian capital

Oct 03, 2015 - 5:20 PM

UPDATED The explosions occur near a police station in Kuje and at a bus stop in Nyanya in an area previously targeted by the Boko Haram Islamist group

Nigeria police warn of suicide attacks on capital

Jul 12, 2014 - 10:57 PM

Officers claim they have credible intelligence reports of suicide attacks being planned on the city s transport system with terrorists also plotting to detonate improvised explosive devices concealed in luggage bags and cans

Bring Back Our Girls protests banned in Abuja

Jun 03, 2014 - 11:06 AM

There are claims that some of the protests will soon have dangerous elements bringing and detonating explosives to embarass the government

PROTEST. Nigerian staff of Kaduna Polytechnic protest over the abducted Chibok school girls in Kaduna, Nigeria, 02 June 2014. Photo by EPA

US sends experts to Nigeria as number of kidnap victims rises

May 07, 2014 - 10:57 PM

The team sent to Nigeria consists of military law enforcement and other agencies

File photo by EPA/Olivier Douliery / POOL

Bomb kills at least 16 near site of Abuja's deadliest attack

May 02, 2014 - 7:43 AM

At least 16 people are dead following a car bombing at the Nyanya bus terminal near Abuja

Boko Haram claims bomb in Nigeria's capital

Apr 19, 2014 - 10:19 PM

Boko Haram claims responsibility through a video for the deadliest attack ever in Nigeria s capital

Nigeria parents demand answers after military says hostages freed

Apr 17, 2014 - 7:59 PM

The defense spokesman s claim has been widely disputed including by parents who voiced anger at the allegedly false information

Bomb attack kills 71 at bus station near Nigeria capital

Apr 14, 2014 - 9:40 PM

President Goodluck Jonathan blamed the attack on Boko Haram Islamists

DOZENS DEAD. The explosions rocked the Nyanya station on the outskirts of the capital Abuja, and destroyed some 30 vehicles, mostly large passenger buses. Photo by STR/AFP

7 dead as job-seekers stampede at Nigerian stadium

Mar 15, 2014 - 10:04 PM

At least 7 people killed and dozens injured in Nigeria after thousands of job seekers stampeded during a government recruitment drive

Nigeria moves to extradite Al-Qaeda suspect to US

Aug 06, 2013 - 11:25 PM

Nigeria begins moves to extradite to the United States a man accused of being a member of an Al Qaeda affiliate in Yemen