Abducted girls to be freed soon: Nigerian minister

More than 200 schoolgirls abducted by the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram will be released "in the very near future", Nigeria`s Foreign Minister Aminu Wali said during a visit to the German capital.

Negotiations ongoing to free Nigerian girls

The US has said that negotiations are ongoing for the release of some 200 Nigerian girls held hostage by Boko Haram militants, who have reached a "ceasefire" deal with that country in this regard.

Austria stops schoolgirls going to Syria

Austrian police prevented two schoolgirls aged 14 and 15 from travelling to Syria, officials said Wednesday with press reports saying they wanted to join Islamist guerrillas.

Nigeria Prez seeks USD 1 bn in loan to fight insurgents

Embattled Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan sought parliamentary approval to borrow up to USD 1 billion in foreign loan to fight an insurgency by Boko Haram militants which has claimed thousands of lives in the past five years.

Not joking! Nigerian singer offers her virginity to Boko Haram in return for abducted girls

In a sensationalistic offer, a 23-year old Nigerian female pop singer has appealed the Boko Haram to release all the abducted schoolgirls in return for her virginity that she is willing to lose to the deadly militants.

Some of Nigeria`s kidnapped schoolgirls may never return: Former president

Nigeria’s former president Olusegun Obasanjo told media some of the schoolgirls kidnapped by militant group Boko Haram in April may never return, in the most pessimistic comments yet on their fate from a member of the political elite.

Two girls sexually assaulted in Tamil Nadu

Two schoolgirls living in a hostel were sexually assaulted in Tamil Nadu`s Pollachi town, a police official said Thursday.

Nigeria`s president pledges "total war" against Boko Haram

Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan said on Thursday he had ordered a "full-scale operation to put an end to the impunity of terrorists on our soil".

Nigeria`s military knows location of kidnapped schoolgirls

Nigeria`s highest ranking military officer today gave a glimmer of hope to the families of more than 200 schoolgirls held by Boko Haram militants, revealing they had located the missing teenagers.

Boko Haram attacks kill more than 50 in Nigeria

Haram gunmen killed more than 50 people in three separate attacks, including two near Chibok, the Nigerian town were the Islamists kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls last month, witnesses said on Wednesday.

Back-to-back bombings kill 46 in central Nigerian city Jos

Back-to-back bomb blasts killed at least 46 people and wounded 45 in the crowded business district of the central Nigerian city of Jos on Tuesday, police said, in an attack that appeared to bear the hallmarks of Boko Haram insurgents.

Families of kidnapped Nigerian girls want `unconditional` release

Relatives of more than 200 schoolgirls held hostage by Boko Haram on Thursday called for their unconditional release, after Nigeria`s government ruled out a prisoner swap with the extremists.

Nigeria rejects Boko Haram prisoner swap for hostage girls

Nigeria on Monday rejected conditions set out by Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau for the release of more than 200 schoolgirls held hostage by the Islamists.

UN chief to send envoy to Nigeria to discuss internal issues

In the wake of recent abduction of over 200 schoolgirls in Nigeria, the UN chief today offered to send a high-level envoy to the country to discuss ways in which the world body can support them in tackling internal challenges.

Boko Haram kidnap eight more teen girls in Nigeria overnight

Adding to the horror is the tone and tenor of the militant Abubakar Shekau who is also seen laughing in the video while saying that the girls would be sold in a human market.

Nigeria arrests woman protesting for schoolgirls` release: Activist

A Nigerian woman who led a protest demanding the release of hundreds of schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram Islamists was arrested Monday after meeting Nigeria`s First Lady Patience Jonathan, activists said.

Boko Haram abducts 276 Nigerian girls to `marry` or `sell as slaves`

Boko Haram on Monday claimed the abduction of hundreds of schoolgirls in northern Nigeria that has triggered international outrage, threatening to sell them as "slaves".

Desperate parents protest in Nigeria town where girls abducted

Hundreds of parents in Nigeria, many dressed in red, held a day of desperate protest on Thursday in the town where the kidnapping of scores of schoolgirls by Islamists has left families lurching from fury to despair.

24 more abducted Nigerian students free: Officials

A Nigerian education official says 24 more schoolgirls abducted by Islamic extremists have escaped. That means 44 are free and 85 are still missing.

Nitish govt announces free sanitary napkins for schoolgirls

After free bicycles, the Nitish Kumar government on Monday announced distribution of sanitary napkins among girls in government schools in an effort to check their drop out rate and to impart a lesson in health and hygiene.