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Boko Haram seized 300 children in 2nd 2014 school attack: Locals, HRW

Boko Haram seized hundreds of children from a remote town in northeast Nigeria in late 2014 but initial calls to report the kidnapping were ignored with locals fearful of the government`s response, residents told AFP on Wednesday.

Nigeria warned about fresh violence in oil-rich south

 Nigeria was on Tuesday warned that violence could resume in the oil-producing south, exacerbating pressure on already stretched resources by Boko Haram in the north,and reduced crude revenues.

Nigeria charges ex-national security adviser with illegal arms

Nigerian prosecutors on Tuesday slapped a charge of unlawful possession of arms against the former national security adviser of ex-president Goodluck Jonathan.

Nigerian president says no bias in his anti-graft drive

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday vowed not to interfere with the work of the country`s anti-corruption bodies, after the opposition accused him of a "selective" crackdown on graft.

Nigeria`s president vows to restore `sanity` to economy

 Nigeria`s president on Tuesday vowed to get Africa`s biggest economy back on track after claiming the previous administration had left the treasury "virtually empty".

'Boko Haram' dismisses Nigeria military claims of success: New video

Boko Haram rejected claims from Nigeria`s military that it has been routed by a four-nation offensive in a video released online on Tuesday, which does not show the group`s leader, Abubakar Shekau.

Buhari sworn-in as Nigeria president after historic win

Muhammadu Buhari was sworn-in as Nigeria's new head of state on Friday in a ceremony mixing military pomp with cultural tradition after he won the first opposition victory over a sitting president in the nation's history.

Nigeria`s Jonathan starts handover to president-elect Buhari

Nigeria`s outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday showed Muhammadu Buhari around his new quarters, as the former military ruler prepared to take over as elected head of state.

Nigeria`s Buhari: From coup leader to `converted democrat`

 Muhammadu Buhari, who will be sworn in on Friday as Nigeria`s new president, is a one-time coup leader who once ruled Africa`s most populous nation with an iron fist.

Key priorities for Nigeria`s new president

 Muhammadu Buhari is sworn in as Nigeria`s next president on Friday but he has a daunting to-do list after promising wholesale change during elections two months ago.

Nigeria, Chad troops should cooperate in Boko Haram fight: Chad's Deby

 Chad`s President Idriss Deby said on Monday in Nigeria`s capital Abuja that the fight against Islamist Boko Haram insurgents was being hindered by failure of the two countries` troops to work together.

Nigerian military: 234 girls, women rescued from extremists

Nigeria's military has rescued 234 more girls and women from a Boko Haram forest stronghold in the country's northeast, an announcement on social media said today.

Nigerian military rescues more women, girls from Boko Haram

 Nigerian troops have rescued about 160 more hostages from Boko Haram`s Sambisa Forest stronghold, the Army said on Thursday, taking the total number liberated this week alone to nearly 500.

Nigeria president sacks police chief ahead of handover

Abuja: Nigeria`s outgoing president Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday fired the country`s police chief, a surprise move less than six weeks before leaving office that raised questions of a political motive. 

'No need for UN military enforcement to battle Boko Haram'

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has told the United Nations his country would not need the help of an international force in the fight against Boko Haram.

Nigeria marks anniversary of Boko Haram schoolgirl kidnappings

Nigeria and the world marked the first anniversary of Boko Haram`s abduction of 219 schoolgirls with protest marches, candlelit vigils and pledges of solidarity.

Jonathan has nothing to fear from me: Nigeria`s Buhari

Nigeria`s president-elect Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday sought to reconcile past differences with incumbent Goodluck Jonathan, extending a hand of friendship to his beaten election opponent.

Key points in Buhari`s Nigerian election win

Did Muhammadu Buhari win or Goodluck Jonathan lose? Either way, a number of factors contributed to the first ever democratic transfer of power between political parties in Nigeria`s history. Previous elections in Nigeria have been hit by electoral fraud on an industrial scale but this year was different with the introduction of biometric voter identity cards and handheld readers.

Obama praises Nigeria`s president for conceding defeat

US President Barack Obama praised Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday for conceding defeat in an election that he said showed "Nigeria`s commitment to democratic principles."

UN chief praises Nigeria`s `democratic spirit`

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday congratulated Nigeria`s new president-elect Muhammadu Buhari for his election victory and described the vote as a "testament to the maturity of Nigeria`s democracy."