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World Dec 15Boko Haram claims kidnapping of Nigeria students in north
Nigeria's Boko Haram jihadist rebels have claimed responsibility for the abduction of hundreds of students in one of the largest attacks in years on a boys' school in northern Katsina state.
World Dec 13Hundreds of Nigerian students missing after attack on school
Nigerian police say that hundreds of students are missing after gunmen attacked a secondary school in the country’s northwestern Katsina state.
World Oct 28Nigeria’s army admits its soldiers were at Lagos shootings
Nigeria’s army has admitted its soldiers were deployed at the Lekki Toll Plaza in Lagos where live rounds were fired last week, killing several peaceful protesters prompting global outrage.
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.
Politics Feb 01Nigeria to address issues that led to visa restrictions
Nigeria's government pledged Saturday to try to address security issues the Trump administration cited in its decision to stop granting immigration visas to people from Africa's most populous nation.
World Nov 05Nigerian firefighters battle huge blazes at market in Lagos
Balogun Market, where the fires erupted, is one of Nigeria's largest textile markets.
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.
World Mar 13Nigeria school building collapses, trapping children inside
A three-story building collapsed in Nigeria on Wednesday, setting off frantic rescue efforts in the country's crowded commercial capital. An emergency management official said more than 40 people had been found but it was not yet clear how many had…
World Feb 13Ahead of elections, Nigerian government warns ‘fake news kills people’
The stakes are high in Nigeria ahead of Saturday's presidential vote marked by widespread discontent over unemployment, poverty and insecurity in some parts of the country.