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Hundreds of Students Feared Missing After Attack at Nigeria School

Hundreds of Students Feared Missing After Attack at Nigeria School

Hundreds of Nigerian students are feared missing after gunmen raided a secondary school in the northern state of Katsina. The military later exchanged fire with the attackers in a forest. Gunmen stormed the Government Science Secondary School in Kankara, in Nigeria’s north, on Friday.Credit…Abdullahi Inuwa/Reuters Hundreds of students in Nigeria […]

A camp for internally displaced people in Borno State, the center of the battle against Boko Haram in Nigeria. Civilians who escaped from areas once controlled by Boko Haram have started to report massacres committed by the military. 
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‘They Told Us They Were Here to Help Us.’ Then Came Slaughter

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — A wheelbarrow saved his life. Sprawled across it, Babagana felt every bump, moaning in pain from four bullet wounds. Covered in his blood, his pregnant wife helped roll him across the Nigerian countryside to a hospital. Somehow, Babagana survived the makeshift ambulance ride. More than 80 men […]

South African President Jacob Zuma must strive to put out the bush fires of xenophobia © AFP

South Africa and Nigeria fight by proxy on the streets

The countries have a common interest in putting a lid firmly on xenophobia Sub-Saharan Africa’s voice on the global stage has been at its strongest over the past two decades when its two most powerful players have worked in concert. However, nearly ten years of deteriorating relations have seen the […]

The aftermath of Tuesday’s bombing at a camp for displaced people in Rann, Nigeria. Credit Doctors Without Borders
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Nigerian Jet Mistakenly Bombs Refugee Camp, Killing Scores

DAKAR, Senegal — A Nigerian fighter jet searching for Boko Haram members on Tuesday accidentally bombed a camp for displaced people who had fled the militants, killing dozens of camp residents and at least six humanitarian workers, and wounding numerous others. The bombing struck a government-run camp in Rann, Nigeria, […]

Nana Akufo-Addo with President Buhari of Nigeria
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Buhari to attend Akufo-Addo’s inauguration in Ghana

President John Mahama of Ghana will on January 7 hand over the reins of power to Nana Akufo-Addo, who was elected last December. Many African leaders, including President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria will be attending the inauguration. Mr. Buhari will leave Abuja for Accra on Saturday morning. The Nigerian leader […]

Hymn of Peace by Nigerian Leaders Strikes Some as Off Key
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Hymn of Peace by Nigerian Leaders Strikes Some as Off Key

As boy bands go, it was an unlikely crew. In a five-minute video posted online this week, a band of seven aging Nigerian leaders — all but one of them retired — sang a New Year’s hymn of peace for their country. Gowon, Obasanjo, Shonekan, Ekwueme, Osinbajo form choir, sing […]

Former Nigeria coach Sunday Oliseh has been appointed boss of Dutch side Fortuna Sittard.
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Sunday Oliseh moves on from Nigeria with Fortuna in win-or-bust move

There is something to be said about the group of former Nigeria players known loosely as the Class of ’94. That core group of players re-awakened Nigeria’s football consciousness with swashbuckling, opponent-destroying football, and they also backed it up by qualifying for their first-ever World Cup and winning the African […]

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Customs seize N250m smuggled cannabis from Ghana

  Forty-three jumbo bags of cannabis worth N250m smuggled into the country from Ghana have been seized along Agbara/Badagry road by the Nigeria Customs Service.  The Western Marine Command of the NCS disclosed this in a statement. It quoted the Controller of the command, Yusuf Umar, as saying that the […]

Boko Haram extremists in Bama, Nigeria, told Mariam Sandabe they would kill her if she did not stop teaching. She fled the town and now teaches in a displaced person's camp in Maiduguri. (Robyn Dixon / Los Angeles Times)
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In Nigeria, schoolboys turned killers and came after their ex-teachers and students

The killers came hunting their former teachers, gunning them down in their offices and in their classrooms. At the top of Boko Haram’s kill list: head teachers, examiners, primary school staff and science and geography teachers, whose curriculum contradicted the group’s flat-Earth ideology. The second lesson of the day was under way when terror […]

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said Saturday that the Boko Haram extremist group has finally been crushed. (Sunday Alamba / Associated Press)
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Boko Haram is finally crushed and has no place to hide, Nigerian president declares

The Boko Haram extremist group has finally been crushed — driven from its last forest enclave with fighters on the run and no place to hide, Nigeria’s president declared Saturday. His victorious statement came as the Islamic State group, with which one faction of Boko Haram is allied, claimed that […]