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Boko Haram leader claims Nigeria capital bombing

Damaged buses are seen at the scene of an explosion at a bus park in Abuja, Nigeria, on Monday, April 14, 2014. The massive rush-hour explosion killed 71, with the toll expected to rise in the deadliest attack yet on the nation’s capital. AP

The leader of Nigeria’s Boko Haram Islamists Abubakar Shekau claimed responsibility for a bombing in Nigeria’s capital that killed at least 75 people, in a video message obtained by AFP on Saturday.

Posted: April 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

20 killed as Islamic extremists rampage in Nigeria

An unidentified paramedic checks on Goodness Adams, left, a 10-month baby, who survived Monday's bomb explosion as she is carried by her aunt, Grace Sabo, in an ambulance at Asokoro hospital , Abuja, to be taken to be reunited with her mother at the Wuse hospital in Abuja, Nigeria, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. AP

Suspected Islamic militants have struck for a fourth time in three days in Nigeria, killing 20 people including a traditional ruler in attacks in the northeast, local government and security officials said Wednesday.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Blast rips up busy bus station in Nigerian capital

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An explosion has blasted through a busy commuter bus station on the outskirts of Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, as hundreds of people were traveling to work.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

At least 60 killed by suspected Islamists in Nigeria

Local people, some armed with swords gather around the bodies of suspected Islamic militants following an attack at the Giwa Military barracks in Maiduguri, Nigeria, Friday, March, 14. 2014, after the militants struck the northern city of Maiduguri Friday morning, attacking the main military barracks with gunfire and explosions. AP FILE PHOTO

Suspected Boko Haram Islamists on Sunday killed at least 60 people in Nigeria’s troubled north-eastern Borno state close to the border with Cameroon, a local official said.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Nigerian uprising kills 1,500 this year–Amnesty

In this Saturday, Feb, 22. 2014 photo released by National Emergency Management Agency, (NEMA), displaced people receive relief aid, in Maiduguri, Nigeria. Living in fear and hunger, some quarter million Nigerians forced from their homes this year by an Islamic uprising are surviving in the bush, overcrowded with relatives and friends or in squalid camps where 500 share one latrine, a new report says. The National Emergency Management Agency describes dire conditions for people already traumatized by the loss of loved ones, belongings, homes and livelihoods in northeast Nigeria. In all, more than 3 million people — a third of the population — are suffering from the insurgency that has killed thousands and driven tens of thousands of farmers from their land, the agency said in the first report on the humanitarian plight created by the insurgency in Nigeria. AP

Increasing atrocities by extremists and uncontrolled reprisals by security forces have killed at least 1,500 people this year in northeastern Nigeria’s Islamic uprising, Amnesty International reported Monday, accusing both sides of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Posted: March 31st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

16 killed in stampedes for jobs in Nigeria

Job-seekers lie on the pitch after a stampede in Abuja National Stadium, where thousands of job-seekers came to apply for work at the Nigerian immigration department, in Abuja, on March 15, 2014.  AFP

At least 16 people were killed in stampedes for government jobs in Nigeria when hundreds of thousands were invited to apply for fewer than 5,000 positions, officials and activists said Sunday.

Posted: March 17th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

100 killed in Nigeria attacks as gunmen storm villages

A file picture taken on March 8, 2010, in Dogo Nahawa shows natives gathering at a mass burial of their kinsmen killed during a religious crisis. At least 100 people were killed in weekend attacks on three villages in central Nigeria, local officials said on Sunday, March 16, 2014.  AFP PHOTO/ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI

At least 100 people were killed in the religiously divided center of Nigeria this weekend, local officials said on Sunday, as tensions between Muslim-dominated herdsmen and mostly Christian farmers again turned deadly.

Posted: March 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Niger hands over fugitive Gadhafi playboy son to Libya

Saadi Gadhafi. AP FILE PHOTO

Niger has turned over to Tripoli a son of Libya’s late dictator Moammar Gadhafi after he fled across the desert during the 2011 uprising that ended his father’s four-decade rule.

Posted: March 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Blasts rock north Nigerian city, many feared dead

In this photo taken Thursday, Feb, 20. 2014, a burned out building is seen after an attack by Boko Haram in Bama, Nigeria. The latest attack by suspected Islamic extremists in Nigeria's northeast has left 115 people dead, more than 1,500 buildings razed and some 400 vehicles destroyed, witnesses said Thursday, as a traditional ruler accused the military of being scared to confront the militants. Sitting amid the smoking ruins of his palace, the shehu, or king, of Bama, Kyari Ibn Elkanemi, charged that the government "is not serious" about halting the Islamic uprising in a region covering one-sixth of the country, far from oil fields that make Nigeria Africa's biggest petroleum producer. AP

Two bombs exploded at a crowded marketplace in the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Saturday night, and many are feared killed and wounded in the birthplace of the Boko Haram extremist network, witnesses said.

Posted: March 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Father arrested for killing ‘evil child’–report

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A 30-year old Nigerian father was arrested after he beat his son to death because he was a “child of evil”, the International Business Times said.

Posted: February 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

43 killed in Nigeria in suspected Boko Haram school attack

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Suspected Boko Haram Islamists killed 43 people on Tuesday in an attack on secondary school students as they slept in the latest school massacre to hit Nigeria’s troubled northeast.

Posted: February 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Dozens of students killed in Nigerian school

In this photo taken Thursday, Feb, 20. 2014, burnt out cars are seen after an attack by Boko Haram in Bama, Nigeria. The latest attack by suspected Islamic extremists in Nigeria's northeast has left 115 people dead, more than 1,500 buildings razed and some 400 vehicles destroyed, witnesses said Thursday, as a traditional ruler accused the military of being scared to confront the militants. Sitting amid the smoking ruins of his palace, the shehu, or king, of Bama, Kyari Ibn Elkanemi, charged that the government "is not serious" about halting the Islamic uprising in a region covering one-sixth of the country, far from oil fields that make Nigeria Africa's biggest petroleum producer. AP

Suspected Islamic militants killed dozens of students in a predawn attack on a northeast Nigerian college, survivors say, setting ablaze a locked hostel and shooting and slitting the throats of those who escaped through windows. Some were burned alive.

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

115 killed, 1,500 buildings razed in Nigerian town

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The latest attack by suspected Islamic extremists in Nigeria’s northeast has left 115 people dead, more than 1,500 buildings razed and some 400 vehicles destroyed, witnesses said Thursday, as a traditional ruler accused the military of being scared to confront the militants.

Posted: February 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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