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Nigeria: Female suicide bombers kill 60

Two female suicide bombers killed more than 60 people at a camp for people displaced by an insurgency of the jihadist Boko Haram group in the northeast Nigerian town of Dikwa, military and emergency o

12 Feb 2016 4:19 AM

2 female suicide bombers kill 58 in Nigeria

The attack is believed to be a reprisal for a military strike on Boko Haram strongholds in the area last week.

11 Feb 2016 1:01 PM

Nigerian iROKO raises funds fearing Netflix

Nigerian online television and film distribution service iROKO on Monday announced $19 million worth of new deals, including with French giant Canal+, to boost operations and take-up across Africa.

26 Jan 2016 12:46 AM

Tomatoes to fight poverty, Boko Haram

It’s a situation that mirrors the giant oil industry, where Nigeria has abundant resources but has lacked the capacity, will or ability to exploit it, forcing a reliance on imports.

18 Jan 2016 11:56 PM

1 year after Boko Haram mass slaughter, Baga is a ghost town

One year after a massive attack ranked among the worst in Boko Haram’s six-year insurgency, the residents of Baga in northeast Nigeria say their home is a ghost town.

04 Jan 2016 1:01 AM


‘Power-starved’ Nigeria gets a football pitch lit by players’ moves

Africa’s first football pitch lit solely by the players’ movements has been inaugurated in Lagos, the economic hub of power-starved Nigeria, at a ceremony attended by US-Senegalese rapper Akon.

16 Dec 2015 5:45 AM

Love and life advice from Nigeria's Instagram agony aunt

It provides a forum for debate on different social issues like drug addiction, child...

17 Nov 2015 12:29 PM

Nigeria issues poster of 100 wanted Boko Haram militants

The poster includes elderly men and boys who appear to be minors

31 Oct 2015 5:05 PM

Nigeria rescues 338 people held by Boko Haram

A handout picture provided by the Nigerian Army on Wednesday shows some of the 338 people who were rescued from Boko Haram during an Army operation and evacuated to Mubi, Nigeria. — AFP

29 Oct 2015 2:14 AM


Hit by Boko Haram, Nigeria seeks France-like support

A Nigerian archbishop call-ed on Monday for the same international support to tackle Boko Haram as France has received since it was hit by Islamist attacks last week.

13 Jan 2015 5:55 AM

Nigeria appeals for support after Boko Haram massacre

Nigeria’s military has called for support in tackling Boko Haram after a major attack on a key northeast town that is feared could be the worst in the bloody six-year insurgency.

12 Jan 2015 2:43 AM

Boko Haram gunmen open fire in Nigeria college dorm: Military

Boko Haram gunmen on Sunday stormed a college dormitory in Nigeria’s conflict-scarred northeast, firing on students as they slept, the military told AFP, in the latest such attack blamed on the Islamist insurgents.

29 Sep 2013 4:15 PM