Stories tagged: nigeria
Sat., Oct. 14, 2017, 10:45 a.m.
Nigeria to start issuing visas on arrival for Africans: AU
Nigeria has decided to start issuing visas on arrival for all Africans, the African Union said Friday, in a major step toward the goal of free movement on the continent.
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 19, 2017, 9:14 p.m.
Nigeria’s ailing president returns after three months away
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari returned to the country Saturday after more than three months in London for medical treatment but the government gave no details on what has been ailing …
Fri., Aug. 11, 2017, 2:41 p.m.
Nigerian military makes unauthorized search of U.N. base
Nigerian soldiers conducted an unauthorized search of a United Nations humanitarian base in the city where the Boko Haram insurgency began, the U.N. said Friday, expressing “grave concern” over the …
Thu., July 27, 2017, 2:29 p.m.
Boko Haram attack on Nigeria oil team said to have killed 48
An attack on a Nigerian oil exploration team by Boko Haram Islamist militants killed at least 48 people, hospital and military officials in the northeast city of Maiduguri said.
Wed., July 26, 2017, 8:57 a.m.
Boko Haram ambushes oil convoy in Nigeria, killing soldiers
Around 10 military personnel were killed and a similar number of geological surveyors were missing after Boko Haram extremists attacked an oil convoy in northern Nigeria, authorities said Wednesday. A …
UPDATED: Wed., June 21, 2017, 8:36 p.m.
U.N.: World population will reach 9.8 billion in 2050
India’s population is expected to surpass China’s in about seven years and Nigeria is projected to overtake the United States and become the third most populous country in the world …
Mon., June 12, 2017, 12:15 p.m.
Nigeria army says it killed Boko Haram leader, frees 9 kids
A top Boko Haram commander was among many insurgents killed Sunday as soldiers fought to rescue nine children being trained at a secret camp, a Nigerian official said Monday.
Thu., June 8, 2017, 6:59 a.m.
Boko Haram attacks leave 13 dead, dozens hurt in Nigeria
At least 13 people are dead, including four attackers, and more than 24 others are wounded after Boko Haram extremists launched coordinated attacks on the capital of Borno state, police …
Sat., June 3, 2017, 9:35 a.m.
U.N. asks for billions to avert four hunger crises, but the money doesn’t arrive
At the beginning of this year, the United Nations made one of its boldest requests ever for funding. It needed billions of dollars to fund a humanitarian response, said Secretary …
UPDATED: Sun., May 21, 2017, 12:07 p.m.
Nigerian troops battle Boko Haram in Lake Chad area
Nigerian troops fought Boko Haram in the Lake Chad area on Saturday, killing 13 of the Islamic extremists and arresting 10 others, including 6 women believed to have helped smuggle …
UPDATED: Sat., May 20, 2017, 10:02 p.m.
Freed Nigerian schoolgirls meeting families after 3 years
The 82 Nigerian schoolgirls recently released after more than three years in Boko Haram captivity reunited with their families for the first time Saturday, as anxious parents looked for signs …
Mon., May 15, 2017, 10:46 a.m.
20 killed in mosque attack in Nigeria over land dispute
Police in Nigeria say at least 20 people are dead after a suspected reprisal attack on a village.
Thu., May 11, 2017, 11:15 a.m.
Nigeria negotiating with Boko Haram for more Chibok releases
Nigeria’s government is negotiating “seriously” for the release of more than 110 kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls still held by Boko Haram and will exchange more detained members of the extremist group …
UPDATED: Sun., May 7, 2017, 8:18 p.m.
Nigerian president ‘delighted’ to meet freed schoolgirls
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari expressed joy at meeting Sunday with the 82 Chibok schoolgirls newly freed after being held captive for three years by Boko Haram Islamic extremists.
UPDATED: Sat., May 6, 2017, 5:25 p.m.
Nigerian official says 83 Chibok girls have been released
Eighty-three Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped three years ago by Boko Haram extremists in northern Nigeria have been released into military custody, authorities said late Saturday. Family members said they were eagerly …
Fri., March 17, 2017
Goodman/Moynihan: 20 million need food, not bombs
President Trump should fully fund food shipments and spearhead much-needed diplomacy to avoid the immense catastrophe of 20 million horrific deaths by starvation.
UPDATED: Sat., March 4, 2017, 2:57 p.m.
Nigeria charges Shell, Eni with corruption in oil bloc sale
Nigeria has filed criminal charges of corruption against oil multinationals Royal Dutch Shell and Eni over the $1.1 billion sale of one of Africa’s richest oil blocks.
Sun., Feb. 26, 2017, 12:34 p.m.
Nigerian governor says 2 kidnapped Germans are freed
Nigerian security agents have freed two German archaeologists kidnapped by gunmen from a remote dig, the governor of northern Kaduna state said Sunday.
Thu., Feb. 23, 2017, 5:28 a.m.
20 million going hungry in 4 nations; $4.4B needed soon, U.N. says
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the United Nations needs $4.4 billion by the end of next month to prevent “a catastrophe” of hunger and famine in South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and …
Mon., 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.
Wed., 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: Tue., 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.
Sat., 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.
Sat., 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.
Sun., 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.
Sat., 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.
Fri., 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 …
Tue., 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.
Sun., 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
Fri., 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 …