Mar 14, 2014

Over 100 shot dead by gunmen in ongoing land conflict in Nigeria

Dozens of gunmen on motorbikes have killed more than 100 villagers in an ongoing conflict over land in northern Nigeria, survivors said Thursday. The attacks, which began Tuesday night, left scores of people fleeing on foot from the four targeted villages about 110 miles ...

Mar 4, 2014

Nigeria shoots the messenger

It's no surprise that there has been an outflow of currency from Nigeria ever since the central bank governor was suspended days after he blew the whistle on $20 billion in missing oil revenues.

Mar 3, 2014

Twin bomb blasts kill 90 as Boko Haram steps up attacks in Nigeria

Twin car bombs at a bustling city marketplace blasted buildings to rubble and tore apart bodies the same night an attack on a farming village razed every thatched-roof hut. At least 90 people have been killed, officials and survivors reported Sunday, as Nigeria’s Islamic ...

Feb 26, 2014

Dozens killed in Boko Haram attack on Nigerian school

Islamic militants set fire to a locked dormitory at a school in northern Nigeria, then shot and slit the throats of students who tried to escape through windows during a pre-dawn attack Tuesday. At least 58 students were killed, including many who were burned ...

Boko Haram annihilate Nigerian village in repeat attack

Feb 24, 2014

Boko Haram annihilate Nigerian village in repeat attack

Suspected Boko Haram gunmen returned to a village in northeast Nigeria on Sunday where 106 people were killed last week, torching homes, shooting and setting off explosives, a local official said. The latest attack in Izghe, Borno state, happened at approximately 1:00 a.m. and ...

Feb 10, 2014

Nigerian politics roiled by missing oil money

Africa’s biggest oil producer, Nigeria, is facing questions about where billions of dollars in oil money is going amid suspicions of fraud and it being siphoned off to fund political campaigns. The issue has been rumbling since September, when the governor of the Central ...

Bill Gates: Progress with polio hinges on Pakistan, Nigeria

Jan 22, 2014

Bill Gates: Progress with polio hinges on Pakistan, Nigeria

Billionaire software baron turned philanthropist Bill Gates has warned that violence in Nigeria and Pakistan could set back his previously stated goal of eradicating polio by 2018. In 2013, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation — a charity that funds medical research and vaccination ...