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Nigerian governors facing Boko Haram request more troops before election

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Facing an increasingly violent Islamist insurgency, governors from three states in northeast Nigeria asked President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday to deploy extra...

Nigerian presidential candidates

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In a no-contest vote, Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan was nominated as the ruling party's leader for the February 2015 elections early on...

Nigeria seeks to extend state of emergency in three northern states

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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan will ask the national assembly to extend a state of emergency in three northeastern states hit by Islamist...

Nigerian president says tide is turning against Islamists

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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan said on Wednesday the army was turning the tide against Boko Haram Islamists and he trumpeted his government's...

Nigeria’s campaigning president says “turning tide” against Islamists

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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan said on Wednesday the army was turning the tide against Boko Haram Islamists and he trumpeted his government's...

Nigeria still working to free abducted girls

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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan told the United Nations General Assembly authorities were still working to free about 200 girls abducted from a...

Nigeria leader wants $1 billion loan to help fight Boko Haram

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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday sought approval from parliament to borrow up to $1 billion abroad to help the armed forces...

Nigeria in darkest phase of history – president at bomb site

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President Goodluck Jonathan said on Friday Nigeria had entered one of the darkest phases of its history, visiting the scene of a...

Abuja bomb cuts short Nigeria president’s trip to AU summit

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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has cut short a trip to an African Union summit in Gabon a day after a bomb blast...

Africa and the West pledge more support in the war against...

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Nigeria will get more military and tactical support to help combat the Islamist militant group Boko Haram and find 200 kidnapped schoolgirls,...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...