Jun 28, 2014

Nigeria warned malls about attacks

Nigeria’s intelligence agency said it has been warning shopping complexes in Abuja for two weeks that Islamic extremists might attack them in the capital, where a blast at a mall killed 22 people last week. The increased security may have prevented even more carnage, ...

Messi dazzles as Argentina tops Nigeria to make last 16

Jun 26, 2014

Messi dazzles as Argentina tops Nigeria to make last 16

Argentina beat Nigeria 3-2 in their last World Cup group match on Wednesday, with Lionel Messi and Ahmed Musa scoring two goals each before Marcos Rojo kneed in the winner. Argentina won Group F while Nigeria also advanced despite the loss, becoming the first ...

Jun 22, 2014

At least 10 dead in Boko Haram raids in Nigeria

At least 10 people were killed Saturday in raids by suspected Boko Haram gunmen on two villages near the town of Chibok where Islamists abducted more than 200 girls in April, residents and local leaders said. Military fighter jets dropped bombs on the insurgents, ...

Jun 18, 2014

Blast hits fans at World Cup screening in northern Nigeria

An explosion ripped through a football viewing center in Damaturu, northern Nigeria on Tuesday, police and residents said, as fans gathered to watch the World Cup. The blast at the Crossfire venue, in the Nayi-Nawa area of the state capital Yobe, happened shortly after ...

U.S. to fund anti-militant TV in Nigeria

Jun 7, 2014

U.S. to fund anti-militant TV in Nigeria

The United States is financing a new 24-hour satellite TV channel in northern Nigeria meant to counter insurgencies by the militant Islamist Boko Haram and other groups in the region, The New York Times reported on Friday. A U.S. official confirmed the project was ...

Wearing disguises, Boko Haram militants slaughter hundreds

Jun 6, 2014

Wearing disguises, Boko Haram militants slaughter hundreds

When men wearing military fatigues and carrying weapons showed up in pickup trucks, villagers thought Nigerian soldiers had finally come to protect them from Boko Haram. But it was a disguise. The gunmen rounded up everyone in the village center and then started shooting. ...

Nigerian generals guilty of arming, assisting Boko Haram: report

Jun 4, 2014

Nigerian generals guilty of arming, assisting Boko Haram: report

Ten generals and five other senior military officers have been found guilty in courts-martial of providing arms and information to Boko Haram extremists, several Nigerian newspapers said Tuesday — though the military insisted there was no truth in the reports. They follow months of ...

Nigeria police ban 'Bring Back Our Girls' demonstrations in Abuja

Jun 3, 2014

Nigeria police ban 'Bring Back Our Girls' demonstrations in Abuja

Nigerian police have banned protests in the capital Abuja by supporters of the more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram militants as the activists vowed to challenge the “illegal” move. Noisy street demonstrations in Abuja have become a regular feature of the campaign ...

May 29, 2014

Nigeria under attack

Battling the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram does not burning down the Nigerian forests that it inhabits. It means recognizing the real source of its grievances and addressing them within the Nigerian political system.

May 27, 2014

Understanding Boko Haram

by John Edward Philips

Action against the senseless violence of the so-called Boko Haram movement without understanding the group's attraction risks backfiring, as much of the Nigerian government's response to Boko Haram has done to date.