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.

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.

US condemns `vicious` Nigeria bombings

The United States on Wednesday condemned the "vicious" bombing of Nigeria`s central city of Jos, and voiced confidence the Nigerian government could eventually rein in Boko Haram with help.

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.

Nigerian Army says kills 11 Boko Haram insurgents

Nigeria`s Army killed 11 suspected Boko Haram insurgents during a gun battle at a checkpoint in the Islamist sect`s heartland of Maiduguri.