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Nigeria`s parliament approves state of emergency extension

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 00:54

Nigeria`s parliament approved a six-month extension to a state of emergency in three northeast states hit by Islamist militant violence.

US `combing` new Nigerian schoolgirls video for clues

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 00:16

US experts assisting the search for the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls are closely examining a new video for clues to their whereabouts, American officials said on Monday.

`Boko Haram attack` in northeast Nigeria kills 29: Senator

Last Updated: Monday, March 03, 2014, 23:05

Suspected Islamist insurgents killed 29 people in Nigeria`s embattled northeast, an area senator said Monday.

Islamic militants kill 13 in northeast Nigeria

Last Updated: Saturday, August 17, 2013, 09:08

A Nigerian legislator and a survivor say suspected Islamic militants have killed 13 people in an attack on a northeast village near where a massacre occurred at a mosque.

11 dead in attack on school, soldiers: Nigerian military

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 00:22

Suspected Islamist extremists have attacked a secondary school and military checkpoint in Nigeria`s northeast, leaving 11 people dead including seven students.

Islamic Extremists kill 13 in northeast Nigeria

Last Updated: Sunday, June 09, 2013, 09:47

Islamic extremists who hid their weapons inside a coffin shot and killed 13 people in a northeast Nigeria city.

Mobile phone service off in northeast Nigeria

Last Updated: Thursday, May 16, 2013, 22:45

Mobile phone service has been cut in areas of northeast Nigeria as the military sends more soldiers to the region to fight Islamic extremists.

Gunmen kill 4 in pub attacks in Northeast Nigeria

Last Updated: Saturday, January 14, 2012, 23:38

Four people were killed after gunmen attacked two pubs in northeastern Nigeria, amid a wave of such violence blamed on Islamist group Boko Haram.