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76 hungry Boko Haram members surrender to Nigerian military

A self-defence civilian fighter who escorted the detainees says they said many more want to surrender.

02 Mar 2016 4:28 PM

Nigerian troops rescue 195 hostages from Boko Haram

Photos show modest camp with shelters made of logs and thatched grass and shacks constructed with rusted corrugated steel.

19 Feb 2016 1:34 PM

Nigerian teenage suicide bomber gets cold feet, refuses to kill

The girl's account is an that some of the child bombers used by Boko Haram are aware that they are about to die and kill others.

12 Feb 2016 11:50 AM

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

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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

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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

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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