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Should Nigeria have released Boko Haram suspects?

The Nigerian government recently announced that it had released about 1,400 Boko Haram suspects. The reason given was they had repented and were to be re-integrated into society. The government said the

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Five things about Nigeria: The superpower with no power

More than 84 million Nigerians are registered to vote, but what do you know about Africa’s most populous nation and largest economy? 1) Afrobeats – one of its greatest exports

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Terrorists Will Pay ‘A Heavy Price’ For Killing CAN Chairman – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the killing of Reverend Lawan Andimi by Boko Haram terrorists. In a series of tweets on Tuesday, the President described the murder of the clergyman

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NIGERIA URGED TO FREE CHILDREN DETAINED OVER BOKO HARAM TIES

ABUJA – Human Rights Watch on Tuesday urged Nigeria to release thousands of children detained by the military over suspected links with Boko Haram. The US-based global watchdog said in

WHY BUHARI WON EVEN THOUGH HE HAD LITTLE TO SHOW FOR FIRST TERM

A close race was predicted between Muhammadu Buhari and his main rival Atiku Abubakar. In the end the incumbent won the Nigerian presidential election with almost four million votes. After

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NIGERIA’S 2019 ELECTION: A TWO-HORSE RACE WITH UNINSPIRING CANDIDATES

Almost all of Nigeria’s 68 political parties have wrapped up their primaries and chosen candidates to stand in the country’s February 2019 general election. The poll is likely to be

BOKO HARAM RAID KILLS TWO SOLDIERS IN BUNI GARI VILLAGE, NIGERIA

KANO/NIGERIA – Boko Haram jihadists killed two soldiers and seriously wounded five militia members in separate attacks in the troubled northeast of the country, military and militia sources told AFP

BOKO HARAM MILITANTS KILL KIDNAPPED AID WORKER

Hauwa Mohammed Liman, who worked in Red Cross-supported hospital, had been held hostage since March Islamist extremists in Nigeria have killed a medical aid worker held hostage since March. Hauwa

BOKO HARAM KILLS 19 VILLAGERS IN BORNO STATE, NIGERIA

Boko Haram fighters have killed more than a dozen people in an attack on a village in northeast Nigeria’s Borno state, witnesses say. Abatcha Umar, a survivor, told Reuters news

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NIGERIA TO SEND AIR FORCE AND 1,000 SECURITY PERSONNEL TO TACKLE BANDITRY

Nigeria will deploy its air force and 1,000 security personnel to fight banditry in the northwest of the country, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Sunday. The move underscores how security