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UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 15, 2019

Nigerian police raid frees scores of beaten, starved boys

Beaten. Starved. Sexually assaulted. Chained. For the second time in a month, police in northern Nigeria have raided a building where hundreds of boys were held in dehumanizing conditions, officials …


Many killed in Nigerian protests for release of Shia leader

Security was high in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, Tuesday, a day after several people were killed in clashes between police and the country’s main Shia group.


Nigeria earns 4th World Cup win, 2-0 over South Korea

Asisat Oshoala became the second Nigerian player to score in two different Women’s World Cup tournaments with a late goal in a 2-0 victory over South Korea. Chidinma Okeke chipped …


Norway opens World Cup with 3-0 win over Nigeria

Guro Reiten and Lisa Marie Utland scored, and Norway opened the Women’s World Cup with a 3-0 victory over Nigeria. The 1995 winners played without Ada Hegerberg, the 2018 FIFA …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 23, 2019

Counting starts in Nigeria’s delayed poll marked by violence

Counting starts in Nigeria’s delayed election marked by violence; challenger loses in hometown.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 1, 2019

Boko Haram kills at least 60 in Nigeria attack: Amnesty

Boko Haram has killed at least 60 people in a “devastating” attack on the northeastern Nigeria border town of Rann, Amnesty International said Friday, calling it one of the deadliest …


Extremists seize Nigerian town and key military base

Extremists have seized a Nigerian town and a key base for a multinational force fighting Boko Haram insurgents, raising their flag and sending many people fleeing, residents and military sources …


‘It’s the real me’: Nigerian president denies he died and was replaced by a clone

Muhammadu Buhari over the weekend denied claims that he had died and been replaced by a Sudanese impostor.


Nigerian army deletes tweet that quoted Trump on protesters

Nigeria’s military is facing criticism after sending out a tweet that appeared to use President Trump’s comments as justification for shooting and killing protesters in the West African nation.


Breanna Stewart leads USA past Nigeria

Breanna Stewart scored 19 points and the United States rallied to beat pesky Nigeria 71-40 in the quarterfinals of the Women’s Basketball World Cup on Friday.


Angela Merkel wraps up Africa visit in Nigeria

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday was wrapping up a three-day Africa visit in Nigeria with a meeting between the leaders of Europe’s and Africa’s largest economies focusing on migration.


Nigeria complains about video review call against Argentina

After going out of the World Cup, Nigeria complained about not being awarded a second penalty in a 2-1 defeat to Argentina on Tuesday. There were about 15 minutes of …


UPDATED: Tue., June 26, 2018

Lionel Messi, Argentina get going, beat Nigeria 2-1 at World Cup

Lionel Messi finally scored a goal at this year’s World Cup and Argentina staved off elimination with a 2-1 victory over Nigeria. The exquisite strike from the Argentina great sparked …


Nigeria: ‘Deeply unfortunate killings’ as 86 reported dead

Nigeria’s presidency late Sunday announced a “deeply unfortunate killings across a number of communities” in central Plateau State as one report cited police as saying 86 people were dead in …


UPDATED: Fri., June 22, 2018

Ahmed Musa scores twice to give Nigeria 2-0 win over Iceland

Ahmed Musa gave Nigeria its first win at this year’s World Cup and gave Argentina a gift. Musa scored two of second-half goals to help the Nigerians beat Iceland 2-0 …


UPDATED: Sat., June 16, 2018

Luka Modric scores 1, sets up another as Croatia tops Nigeria 2-0

Luka Modric set up one goal and scored another from the penalty spot to give Croatia a 2-0 win over Nigeria at the World Cup. The Real Madrid midfielder sent …


Nigerian woman kicked off United flight after white man complained she was ‘pungent,’ suit says

An African woman and her children were kicked off a United Airlines flight after a fellow passenger complained that she had a “pungent” odor, according to a racial discrimination lawsuit …


UPDATED: Mon., April 2, 2018

Boko Haram attack kills 15, wounds 83 in northern Nigeria

Nigeria’s Boko Haram Islamic extremists attacked two villages on the outskirts of the northeastern city of Maiduguri late Sunday, killing at least 15 people, the military said Monday.


Lone Nigerian captive refused to convert for Boko Haram

The mother of the only Nigerian schoolgirl still in Boko Haram captivity after the extremists released 104 classmates said Thursday her daughter was blocked from boarding the vehicle to freedom …


UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018

Boko Haram returns Nigeria girls, warns not to put in school

Boko Haram Islamic extremists brought back nearly all of the 110 girls they had kidnapped from a boarding school last month, dropping them off in the middle of the night …


Students too scared to return to Nigeria school after attack

Frightened students are staying away from the school in northern Nigeria where


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 25, 2018

Nigerian government acknowledges 110 girls still missing

Nigeria’s government acknowledged Sunday that 110 girls remain missing nearly a week after Boko Haram militants attacked their town. Frustrated family members already had compiled a list of missing girls …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 22, 2018

Parents: 101 Nigerian girls missing after Boko Haram attack

Parents in northern Nigeria say more than 100 girls are still missing three days after suspected Boko Haram extremists attacked their school.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018

Fifty girls missing from Nigerian town after Boko Haram attack

About 50 girls have been missing since Boko Haram extremists attacked a village in northern Nigeria that has a girls’ boarding school, provoking fears they may have been kidnapped like …


Atlanta-bound Delta jet makes emergency landing in Nigeria

An engine issue forced an Atlanta-bound plane to turn back and make an emergency landing in Lagos, Nigeria.


2 Americans, 2 Canadians abducted in Nigeria are freed

Two Americans and two Canadians who were kidnapped in Nigeria’s north-central Kaduna state on Tuesday have been freed and are in good condition, police said Saturday.


Two Americans, 2 Canadians kidnapped in central Nigeria

Gunmen ambushed two Americans and two Canadians traveling through Nigeria’s northern Kaduna state, kidnapping them and killing two policemen, a state police spokesman said Wednesday.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 17, 2018

Suicide attack at market in Nigeria’s Maiduguri kills 12

A double suicide bombing at a market in Nigeria’s northern city of Maiduguri killed at least 12 people and wounded 48 others on Wednesday, residents and an emergency official said.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017

Bombing at Nigeria mosque kills at least 50

A teenage suicide bomber attacked worshippers as they gathered for morning prayers Tuesday at a mosque in northeastern Nigeria, killing at least 50 people, police said, in one of the …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 14, 2017

Identity theft scam netted Nigerians $11 million, and prison

A Nigerian man has been sentenced to seven years in federal prison for his role in the bilking of over $11 million via an identity-theft scheme from the Internal Revenue …