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Boko Haram resurgence kills 381 civilians since April: Amnest

The insurgency has left more than 20,000 people dead since it began in 2009.

Sep 05, 2017, 14:34 PM IST

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari vows to step up fight against Boko Haram

Terrorists and criminals must be fought and destroyed relentlessly so that the majority of us can live in peace and safety.

Aug 21, 2017, 12:45 PM IST

Nigeria's absent President Muhammadu Buhari says 'I'm making good progress'

Nigeria's president has said he is recovering from illness and that he expects to return from treatment in London once doctors give the go-ahead, his office said today.

Jul 25, 2017, 20:13 PM IST
Nigerian Vice President Yemi Osinbajo back home after London visit to ailing President

Nigerian Vice President Yemi Osinbajo back home after London visit to ailing President

The unannounced and brief trip has fuelled speculation over Buhari's illness, the details of which have not been made public, and whether he will be able to stand in the 2019 elections.

 

Jul 12, 2017, 16:23 PM IST
"Welcome our dear girls", Nigeria''s Buhari tells freed Chibok girls

"Welcome our dear girls", Nigeria''s Buhari tells freed Chibok girls

Although the kidnapping of the Chibok girls caught global attention, Boko Haram, which has pledged loyalty to Islamic State, has kidnapped thousands of adults and children.
 

May 08, 2017, 10:09 AM IST

82 freed Chibok schoolgirls to meet with Nigerian president

Nigeria's president says he will meet Sunday with 82 Chibok schoolgirls freed this weekend after being kidnapped three years ago by Boko Haram.

May 07, 2017, 13:55 PM IST

Nigerians told to avoid non-essential travel to United States

Nigeria is advising its citizens against all but essential travel to the United States because of the lack of clarity on new immigration rules, the government said on Monday.

Mar 06, 2017, 20:26 PM IST

Nigeria summons South Africa ambassador over anti-immigrant violence

Nigeria on Thursday said it had summoned South Africa's top diplomat to register its fears about a fresh wave of violence against immigrants near Johannesburg and Pretoria.

Feb 23, 2017, 23:09 PM IST
At least 75,000 children in Nigeria risk dying in months: UN

At least 75,000 children in Nigeria risk dying in months: UN

Fourteen million people in northeast Nigeria urgently need humanitarian assistance and 75,000 children risk dying in "a few months", the United Nations warned Tuesday. 

Nov 15, 2016, 21:06 PM IST
Chibok schoolgirls reunited with families

Chibok schoolgirls reunited with families

Most of the kidnapped students were Christian but had been forcibly converted to Islam during captivity.

Oct 17, 2016, 02:28 AM IST

Boko Haram faction ready to negotiate release of 83 more Chibok girls: Nigerian govt

The Islamic State-allied faction of Boko Haram which last week freed 21 of more than 200 Chibok girls kidnapped in April 2014 in northeast Nigeria is willing to negotiate the release of 83 more of the girls, the president`s spokesman said on Sunday.

Oct 17, 2016, 00:11 AM IST

14 killed, three soldiers wounded in Boko Haram attacks in northeast Nigeria

Two suspected Boko Haram attacks in northeast Nigeria have left up to 14 people dead and three soldiers wounded, the army and local residents said on Monday.

Sep 20, 2016, 03:58 AM IST

Nigeria admits negotiations with Boko Haram failed over release of Chibok girls

Nigeria opened negotiations with Boko Haram over the release of the kidnapped Chibok girls last year, but the talks were derailed due to a split in the extremist group, a minister said Friday.

Sep 17, 2016, 01:57 AM IST
John Kerry heading to Africa for talks on counterterrorism

John Kerry heading to Africa for talks on counterterrorism

Secretary of State John Kerry is arriving in Africa on Monday for talks in Kenya and Nigeria on countering terrorism.

Aug 21, 2016, 09:34 AM IST