Stories tagged: nigeria
MONDAY, JAN. 23, 2017, 8:55 A.M.
236 dead at camp bombed by Nigeria’s air force, official says
The death toll from the bombing of a refugee camp by Nigeria’s air force has climbed to 236, a local official said Monday – a sharp increase from earlier counts.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18, 2017, 9:40 P.M.
46 ‘severely injured’ people remain at Nigeria accidental bombing scene
At least 46 severely injured people remain in a refugee camp that Nigeria’s military says it mistakenly bombed, the International Committee for the Red Cross said Wednesday, raising the possibility …
UPDATED: TUESDAY, JAN. 17, 2017, 7:56 P.M.
Nigerian air force bombs refugee camp, more than 100 dead
A Nigerian air force fighter jet on a mission against Boko Haram extremists mistakenly bombed a refugee camp on Tuesday, killing more than 100 refugees and aid workers.
SATURDAY, DEC. 31, 2016, 5:56 P.M.
Boko Haram leader says violent campaign continues
Boko Haram’s leader has declared in a new video that he is alive, denying Nigerian government claims that his Islamic extremist group has been crushed.
SATURDAY, DEC. 24, 2016, 3:32 P.M.
Nigeria: Boko Haram is crushed, forced out of last enclave
The Boko Haram extremist group has finally been crushed – driven from its last forest enclave with fighters on the run and no place to hide, Nigeria’s president declared Saturday.
SUNDAY, DEC. 11, 2016, 2:29 P.M.
Death toll rises to 160 in Nigerian church collapse
Mortuaries overflowed with bodies Sunday from a church collapse in southern Nigeria that killed at least 160 people, and worshippers said construction of the building had been rushed.
SATURDAY, DEC. 10, 2016, 3:54 P.M.
At least 60 killed as crowded church collapses in Nigeria
The roof of a crowded church collapsed onto worshippers in southern Nigeria on Saturday, killing at least 60 people, witnesses and an official said.
FRIDAY, DEC. 9, 2016, 8:13 A.M.
Bomb blasts kill 30 in northeast Nigeria; Boko Haram blamed
Two women suicide bombers blew themselves up at a bustling market in northeast Nigeria’s Madagali town on Friday morning, killing at least 30 people and wounding 67, an army spokesman …
TUESDAY, NOV. 8, 2016, 9:07 A.M.
Armed bandits attack gold miners, kill 36 in north Nigeria
Nigerian officials say armed bandits have killed 36 gold miners in northwest Zamfara state.
SUNDAY, OCT. 16, 2016, 4:37 P.M.
Nigerian parents reunite with 21 girls freed by Boko Haram
Joy, jubilation and dancing erupted Sunday when a group of Nigerian parents were reunited with 21 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram 2
FRIDAY, OCT. 14, 2016, 8:03 A.M.
Reports: Chibok girls swapped for detainees, ransom or both?
JOHANNESBURG – Conflicting reports emerged Friday about whether the first negotiated release of some Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in Nigeria in 2014 involved a ransom payment, a prisoner …
FRIDAY, OCT. 14, 2016, 7:57 A.M.
Nigeria’s first lady says she may not back husband’s re-election
ABUJA, Nigeria ( – Nigeria’s first lady has openly questioned her husband’s work and said she may not support him if he runs again – comments that President Muhammadu Buhari …
THURSDAY, OCT. 13, 2016, 1:28 P.M.
Nigeria says 21 abducted Chibok schoolgirls freed in swap
Twenty-one of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram more than two years ago were freed Thursday in a swap for detained leaders of the Islamic extremist group – the …
MONDAY, AUG. 15, 2016, 11:48 A.M.
Mother’s plea: Swap captive girls for Boko Haram militants
The mother of a kidnapped Chibok schoolgirl appealed Monday for Nigeria’s president to free detained Boko Haram militants in exchange for the more than 200 girls held captive, as the …
SUNDAY, AUG. 14, 2016, 2:56 P.M.
Boko Haram claims abducted Chibok girls killed in airstrikes
Some of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls have been killed by Nigerian military airstrikes, according to a new video from Boko Haram, which shows one kidnap victim pleading for authorities to …
MONDAY, AUG. 1, 2016, 7:49 P.M.
Sports digest: U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team tops Nigeria in last tuneup
Carmelo Anthony scored 19 points and the U.S. Olympic basketball team wrapped up its unbeaten exhibition tour with a 110-66 victory over Nigeria in Houston on Monday night. The Americans …
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 2016, 4:28 P.M.
United, Iberia airlines pull out of Nigeria; funds blocked
U.S. airline United and Spain’s Iberia are pulling out of Nigeria as the government is urged to release more than $600 million in air ticket sales blocked by the West …
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2016, 12:35 P.M.
First Nigerian girl found after mass Chibok kidnapping
One of the teenagers kidnapped by Boko Haram extremists over two years ago from a school in northeastern Nigeria has been found with a baby and was reunited Wednesday with …
WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2016, 5 A.M.
Amnesty: Babies, children dying in Nigerian military detention
Babies and children are among scores of people dying in military detention at a notorious Nigerian barracks where soldiers illegally hold suspected Islamic extremists, Amnesty International reported Wednesday.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 2016, 12:21 P.M.
Rescuers: Female suicide bombers kill 24 at Nigerian mosque
Two female suicide bombers killed at least 24 worshipers and wounded 18 in an attack during dawn prayers Wednesday on a mosque on the outskirts of the northeast Nigerian city …
MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2016, 8:45 A.M.
Nigeria arrests Mexicans at meth super-lab
Nigerian drug agents say they have arrested four Mexicans helping Nigerian criminals build a “super-lab” capable of producing billions of dollars’ worth of methamphetamine.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2016, 7:44 A.M.
Nigerians sue Shell for oil spills contamination
Tens of thousands of Nigerian fishermen and farmers are suing multinational oil giant Shell in two new lawsuits filed Wednesday in a British High Court, alleging that decades of uncleaned …
FRIDAY, FEB. 12, 2016, 10:21 A.M.
Nigerian army frees 267 detainees, no links to Boko Haram
Nigeria’s army is freeing 267 detainees found to have no links to the Boko Haram Islamic extremists including 72 minors, some looking no more than 3 years old.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 10, 2016, 11 A.M.
2 female bombers kill 58 in northeast Nigerian refugee camp
Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up in a northeast Nigerian refugee camp, killing at least 56 people, health and rescue officials said Wednesday.
SUNDAY, JAN. 31, 2016, 6:26 P.M.
Nigerian Boko Haram extremists burn homes with villagers still inside
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Boko Haram, the extremist militia allied with the Islamic State, killed dozens of people, including children, in a weekend attack on a village in northeastern Nigeria, …
MONDAY, JAN. 25, 2016, 10:51 A.M.
Cameroon: 4 suicide attackers kill at least 28 people
YAOUNDE, Cameroon – Four suicide bombers attacked a market and town on Monday in Cameroon’s Far North region near the border with Nigeria, killing at least 28 people and wounding …
UPDATED: TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 2015, 9 P.M.
Abby Wambach’s goal gives U.S. women a 1-0 win over Nigeria
VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Abby Wambach is used to scoring with her head. She’s not sure how she got her latest goal.
TUESDAY, JULY 1, 2014
France in World Cup quarterfinals as nerve holds vs. Nigeria
BRASILIA, Brazil — After being touted as one of the World Cup’s entertainers, it was a gritty performance that got France through to the quarterfinals in a 2-0 victory over …
SUNDAY, JUNE 22, 2014
FIFA World Cup roundup: Germany draws 2-2 with Ghana
Miroslav Klose rescued a point for Germany, and tied the World Cup scoring record in the process. Germany was held to a 2-2 draw by Ghana on Saturday in Fortaleza, …
WEDNESDAY, MAY 21, 2014
Bus depot bombings kill at least 118 in central Nigeria
JOS, Nigeria – Two car bombs exploded at a bustling bus terminal and market in Nigeria’s central city of Jos on Tuesday, killing at least 118 people, wounding dozens and …