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Nigeria’s president orders full scale offensive on Boko Haram

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Nigeria's president said on Thursday he had ordered "a full-scale operation" against Boko Haram Islamist militants and sought to reassure the parents...

Boko Haram too extreme for ‘al Qaeda in West Africa’ brand

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When Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan branded Boko Haram "al Qaeda in West Africa", it was sure to turn up the alarm among...

Nigerian president, leaders to discuss African militant threat

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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, facing a mounting Islamist insurgency at home, will fly to South Africa to discuss ways of tackling militancy...

Nigeria’s president cancels visit to village of abducted girls

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Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has cancelled his first visit to the village from which more than 200 schoolgirls were abducted by Islamist...

Nigerian president to visit town where girls were seized

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Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan will on Friday visit the northeastern village where more than 200 schoolgirls were seized a month ago by...

Nigerian president seeks to extend emergency laws in three states

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Nigeria's president asked parliament on Tuesday for a six-month extension of a state of emergency in three northeastern states due to persistent...

Nigeria’s president at WEF pledges to free kidnapped girls

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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan promised on Thursday to find more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by Islamist rebels, as the hostage crisis overshadowed...

ISS: No end in sight to Boko Haram attacks as 2015...

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‘Barbaric,' ‘insane,' ‘gruesome' and ‘cowardly' – these are some of the words that have been used to describe the attack that took...

At least 15 dead in Nigerian car bomb explosion

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A suspected car bomb exploded on the outskirts of Nigeria's capital Abuja on Thursday, killing at least 15 people a week before...

Nigerian leaders unite against Boko Haram

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Leaders from across Nigeria appealed for a united front against Boko Haram on Thursday, saying the Islamist insurgents were waging war on...

Nigerian president picks ex-general as defense minister

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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan appointed an experienced former army general from the Muslim north as his defense minister on Wednesday, as he...

Suspected Islamists kill 85 in northeast Nigeria

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Suspected Islamist militants have killed at least 85 people in northeastern Nigeria, witnesses and officials said on Sunday, in a further setback...

Death toll from north-east Nigeria Islamist attack doubles

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Gunmen from Nigeria's Islamist Boko Haram sect killed 98 people in the north-eastern town of Bama on Wednesday, residents said after burying...

Nigeria’s Boko Haram kill 51 in northeast attack

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Gunmen from Islamist sect Boko Haram killed 51 people in an attack on a town in northeast Nigeria, witnesses said on Wednesday,...

Nigerian authorities free opposition deputy leader on bail

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Nigeria's State Security Service (SSS) on Tuesday freed the deputy head of the main opposition coalition on bail, a day after he...

Nigeria president names replacements for sacked ministers

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Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has found 12 replacements for ministers he sacked last year, his office said on Tuesday, as he looks...

Nigerian president overhauls military leadership

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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday replaced the chiefs of defense, army, navy and air force, a presidency statement said, without giving...

U.N. chief Ban fears Nigeria anti-gay law will fuel violence

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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed deep concern on Wednesday at a new Nigerian law that criminalizes same-sex relationships, which he fears could...

Nigerian leader signs anti-gay law, drawing U.S. fire

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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan signed a bill on Monday that criminalizes same-sex relationships, defying Western pressure over gay rights and provoking criticism...

Nigeria to free 167 detained in Islamist insurgency

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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has ordered the release of 167 people who were arrested during a military campaign to end an Islamist...

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