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World Mar 02Nigerian governor says 279 kidnapped schoolgirls are freed
Hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls abducted last week from a boarding school in the northwestern Zamfara state have been released, the state's governor said Tuesday.
World Dec 18Abducted Nigerian schoolboys freed after quick response
The relatively quick release of the more than 330 boys took place after a prompt response by the government, which appears to have learned from earlier mass school abductions, especially of the Chibok schoolgirls, that did not have such a…
Politics Oct 23Nigerian president acknowledges ‘many lives’ lost but doesn’t mention shootings by soldiers
President Muhammadu Buhari has warned protesters against "undermining national security and law and order." This week's scenes have touched a chord with Black Lives Matter supporters in the United States.
World Oct 21Nigerian forces killed 12 peaceful protesters, Amnesty says
Nigerian protesters demanding an end to police brutality are defying a curfew and gunfire rang out where they were setting up a blockade.
Arts Aug 24Nigerian boy gains fame with dance video as stars pay homage
Anthony Mmesoma Madu’s practice dance session was so impressive that it earned him a ballet scholarship with the American Ballet Theater in the U.S.
World Mar 14Nigeria stops search efforts after school building collapse
Officials said rescue workers had reached the foundation of the collapsed three-story building and did not expect to find more people.