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Nigerian troops angry after Boko Haram killed 4 in ambush

Nigerian Soldiers fired shots in the air at Maiduguri barracks on Wednesday because they were angry with their commanders about having been made to return at night to the city through an area where Boko Haram is fighting an insurgency, soldiers told Reuters. The shooting came in the wake of an ambush of Niger...

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Posted on May 14, 2014

‘Nigerian Music Videos Among The Best In Africa’

The Senior Vice-President and Managing Director of MTV Networks Africa, Mr Alex Okosi, has said that Nigerian artistes and video directors now produced some of the best music videos in Africa. He told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Tuesday that prior to the advent of MTV Base in Africa Nigeria p...

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Posted on May 14, 2014

Israel to help find kidnapped Nigerian girls

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday offered to help Nigeria search for hundreds of schoolgirls kidnapped by extremist Islamist group Boko Haram. A statement from the premier’s office said that Netanyahu, currently on an official visit to Japan, made the ...

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Posted on May 12, 2014

Chibok Abduction: Nigerian Authorities Failed to Act on Warnings – Amnesty International

Amnesty International has said despite the warnings on a possible raid on the Government Girls College, Chibok, Borno State more than four hours before the assault, no reinforcements were sent to the town. The assault included the abduction of more than 240 schoolgirls, which the international body called a w...

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Posted on May 10, 2014

We Are Strong Enough to Rescue Abducted Girls ― Nigerian Military

In an attempt to, at least, reduce the ridicule that has followed the inability of the Nigerian military to stem the excesses of the Boko Haram insurgents terrorising the country, Defence Headquarters on Thursday boasted that it was fortified enough and has the capacity to fight the insurgents and rescue the ...

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Posted on May 9, 2014

Nigerian army says it can rescue the abducted girls

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has condemned the impression being created by a section of the press that the military lacks the capacity to rescue the girls abducted from Government Secondary School, Chibok. This is contained in a statement issued on Thursday in Abuja and signed by Maj.-Gen. Chris Olukolade, ...

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Posted on May 9, 2014

Jolie voices out concern about kidnapped Nigerian girls

US actress Angelina Jolie, who will co-chair a summit in June aimed at ending sexual violence in war zones, on Thursday blamed a “culture of impunity” for the kidnapping of over 200 schoolgirls in Nigeria. Speaking at the London premiere of her new movie “Maleficant”, Jolie said that J...

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Posted on May 8, 2014

Nigerian Military snubs distress calls in Gamboru-Ngala

Residents of Gamboru Ngala, the Nigerian border town attacked by Boko Haram on Monday criticized Nigeria’s security forces for failing to protect them despite warnings that the Islamic militants were nearby. At least 50 bodies have been recovered, many horribly burned, in the town, news reports said. Th...

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Posted on May 8, 2014

Obama speaks on Boko Haram, Nigerian schoolgirls abduction

US President Barack Obama on Tuesday described the kidnapping of more than 220 schoolgirls by Islamists in Nigeria as “heartbreaking” and “outrageous” as Washington deployed military experts in the hunt for the children. Obama urged global action against Boko Haram and confirmed Nigeri...

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Posted on May 7, 2014

US sends team to locate abducted Nigerian schoolgirls

The United States offered Tuesday to send a team of experts to Nigeria to help find 200 kidnapped schoolgirls amid a wave of outrage over their abduction. US Secretary of State John Kerry made the offer in a phone call to Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan, who welcomed it, State Department spokeswom...

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Posted on May 7, 2014

US protest demands action on kidnapped Nigerian girls

Nigerian women protest in Abuja About 200 protesters gathered Tuesday outside the Nigerian embassy in Washington to demand the country take robust action to rescue more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamist militants. Chanting “bring back our girls” and “no more abuse,” they calle...

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Posted on May 6, 2014

Chukwumerije leads Nigerian taekwondoists to African senior tourney

Chika Chukwumerije Beijing Olympics bronze medalist, Chika Chukwumerije is leading Nigeria’s quest for honours at the 2014 African Senior Taekwondo Championships, which kicks off on Wednesday May 7 in Tunis, Tunisia. Chukwumerije, whose last major outing was at the maiden World Taekwondo Federation Grand Pr...

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Posted on May 6, 2014

Kenya awards seven oil blocs to Nigerian businessmen

Aliko Dangote, Co-Chairman of the Joint Chamber of Commerce Nigerian businessmen have been awarded seven oil blocs for exploration from the 46 newly discovered oil blocs in Kenya, Dr Kiprono Kittony, the Chairman of the Nigeria-Kenya Chamber of Commerce said. The chairman made the disclosure in Abuja on Monda...

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Posted on May 6, 2014

Bipartisan pressure on Obama to save Nigerian schoolgirls

Calls mounted Monday for US government action to help find and free more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped last month by Islamist militants, amid growing outrage and fears over their fate. US officials said they worried many of the girls seized three weeks ago had now been smuggled across Nigeria’...

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Posted on May 6, 2014

Nigerian troops patrol airports ahead of WEF

Troops deployed Saturday to Nigeria’s main airports in a security clampdown ahead of a major international economic conference next week in Abuja after two bomb blasts left scores dead in the capital. Armed troops have been deployed to the departure and arrival gates of both Abuja’s international ...

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Posted on May 5, 2014

Nigerian group plans one million jobs in 4 years

Eromosele Ebhomele TAN seeks to support President Jonathan’s Transformation Agenda A Nigeria-based group, Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria, (TAN), is to establish 10 cottage industries in all the 36 states of the country with the ultimate aim of creating one million jobs in the next four years, the...

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Posted on May 3, 2014

Nigerian army arrests foreigners, others, over Abuja terror attacks

Director of Defence Information, Major-General Chris Olukolade Nigeria military authority said on Saturday that it has arrested eight persons over the recent bombing attacks in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Major General Chris Olukolade, spokesperson Nigeria Defence Headquarters said in a statement th...

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Posted on May 3, 2014

Nigerian woman gives birth on BA flight to London

A British Airways flight from Abuja to London has had to make an emergency landing on the Spanish island of Palme de Mallorce, after a Nigerian woman gave birth in business class. Ujunwa Eneh Ozeh, who turned 31 today, went into labour at 36,000 feet while flying to London Heathrow. She was only 26 weeks [&he...

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Posted on May 3, 2014

Police jack up number of captured Nigerian schoolgirls

On a day President Goodluck Jonathan set up a panel to verify the number of captured Nigerian schoolgirls, in Chibok, Borno state, the Nigerian police already provide him the answer. On Friday the police confirmed that 276 girls were seized from the Girls Secondary School in Chibok, by Boko Haram militants an...

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Posted on May 2, 2014

Support the Nigerian project, Tambuwal urge citizens

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, on Thursday called on Nigerians to support the Nigerian project. Tambuwal, who made the call in Sokoto at the second edition of the Sam Nda-Isaiah annual lecture series, said: “We ...

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Posted on May 2, 2014

Pictorial: Abducted Girls: Nigerian Women Protest in Abuja

In reaction to the abduction of 234 schoolgirls by Boko Haram gunmen at Government Girls Secondary School (GGSS),  Chibok, Borno State over two weeks ago,  hundreds of Nigerians gathered on Wednesday in Abuja in a protest march at the National Assembly, demanding that government and military do everything p...

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Posted on May 1, 2014

Oando shifts take-over of ConocoPhillips Nigerian business

Oando Energy Resources Inc, a company focused on oil and gas exploration and production in Nigeria, has announced that the completion date of the proposed acquisition of the Nigerian Upstream Oil and Gas Business of ConocoPhillips has been extended to 30 June. The agreement to shift the date was struck with C...

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Posted on May 1, 2014

Nigerian runs drug supply ring from Aussie detention centre

A Nigerian detainee at Sydney, Australia’s Villawood Detention Centre has been arrested by New South Wales police for allegedly running a major drug supply ring. The 39-year-old Nigerian, who was not identified, was taken into custody by officers from the State Crime Command investigating the importatio...

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Posted on May 1, 2014

Oritsejafor, Atiku congratulate Nigerian Workers on May Day

President of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has wished Nigerian workers a blissful Workers Day Celebration. In a statement issued on Wednesday, Oritsejafor said his message on the occasion is of hope, unity, understanding and support for Nigeria. “On behalf of the Christian Association of Nigeria (C...

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Posted on May 1, 2014

Nigerian pleads guilty to terror charge in US court

A Nigerian has pleaded guilty in New York to charges he took part in a Yemen-based al-Qaida faction’s efforts to spread propaganda intended to encourage terror attacks. Lawal Olaniyi Babafemi entered the plea on Tuesday to charges of providing material support to al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula. He fa...

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Posted on Apr 30, 2014

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