Stories tagged: nigeria
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 15, 2019
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 …
Tue., July 23, 2019
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.
Wed., June 12, 2019
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 …
Sat., June 8, 2019
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 election marked by violence; challenger loses in hometown.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 1, 2019
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 …
Fri., Dec. 28, 2018
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 …
Mon., Dec. 3, 2018
Muhammadu Buhari over the weekend denied claims that he had died and been replaced by a Sudanese impostor.
Sat., Nov. 3, 2018
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.
Fri., Sept. 28, 2018
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.
Fri., Aug. 31, 2018
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.
Tue., June 26, 2018
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 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 …
Sun., June 24, 2018
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 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 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 …
Sat., May 12, 2018
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
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.
Thu., March 22, 2018
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 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 …
Mon., Feb. 26, 2018
Frightened students are staying away from the school in northern Nigeria where
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 25, 2018
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 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
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 …
Tue., Feb. 13, 2018
An engine issue forced an Atlanta-bound plane to turn back and make an emergency landing in Lagos, Nigeria.
Sat., Jan. 20, 2018
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.
Wed., Jan. 17, 2018
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
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
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
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 …