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World Feb 27Students abducted from Nigerian school 2 weeks ago freed
This number released differed from the 42 people that the governor had originally said were kidnapped by the attackers, indicating some may still be missing. The discrepancy was not explained.
World Feb 26Hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls taken in mass abduction
Gunmen abducted 317 girls from a boarding school in northern Nigeria on Friday, police said, the latest in a series of mass kidnappings of students in the West African nation.
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.