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Lawmaker kidnapped in Nigeria

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 22:15

Nigeria`s police in the southeastern state of Rivers Wednesday confirmed the abduction of a member of the state house of assembly by unidentified gunmen.

Nigeria: `Good news` soon on kidnapped girls

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 05:49

Nigeria`s National Council of State is promising to deliver "some good news" very soon about more than 200 schoolgirls held captive by Islamic extremists for nearly three months.

Suspected Boko Haram Islamists kill 7 in northeast Nigeria

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 00:39

Suspected Boko Haram Islamists disguised in army uniforms killed seven people in an attack near the northeastern border with Cameroon, residents said on Monday.

56 killed in clashes between Nigerian troops, militants

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 15:32

At least 56 people were killed in clashes between security forces and Islamist militant group Boko Haram in Nigeria`s Borno state, a media report said Monday.

`More than 60 women, girls escape Islamist abductors in Nigeria`

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 05:39

More than 60 women and girls abducted last month by suspected Boko Haram militants in northeast Nigeria have escaped their captors, sources have said.

Nigerian army says it has killed 53 Boko Haram fighters

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 10:49

Nigeria`s military said on Saturday that it had killed 53 fighters from the Islamist Boko Haram group when it repelled an attack on a military base in the northeast Nigerian town of Damboa.

Clashes between Nigeria army, Islamists kill 59: Official

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 06:04

Clashes between Nigerian armed forces and Islamists after a daring attack on the military in the country`s restive northeast left 53 insurgents and six troops dead, a spokesman said.

Suicide bomber kills five outside northeast Nigeria mosque

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 20:12

A suicide bomber targeting worshippers in a mosque in a remote village in northeast Nigeria killed five people and wounded dozens, a security source said on Saturday, in an area where Islamist insurgents are mounting near daily attacks.

FIFA warning to Nigeria over government interference

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 11:21

FIFA has expressed "great concern" at the Nigerian government`s decision to appoint a sole administrator for the country`s football federation.

Nigerian villagers plead for UN protection from Boko Haram

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 20:35

Villagers from a northeast Nigerian town where Boko Haram Islamists abducted more than 200 schoolgirls today appealed to the United Nations to intervene because of worsening violence in the region.

Nigerian soldiers block roads, burn buses in Lagos protest

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 20:17

Nigerian soldiers blocked roads, fired shots into the air and burned several buses in Lagos on Friday after a soldier was killed in a bus accident, an episode residents said recalled the country`s former military dictatorship.

Germany, France mull changes in starting line-ups

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 16:40

Despite being unbeaten in the World Cup so far, France and Germany both face selection dilemmas ahead of their Friday`s quarterfinal clash here at the Maracana Stadium.