Boko Haram still a threat months after 'technical victory'

Apr 19, 2016

Boko Haram still a threat months after 'technical victory'

Here on the front line against Boko Haram, no one boasts of having “technically” won the war. More than four months after Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari made such a claim, the extremists still crisscross international borders, avoiding direct confrontations with U.S.-backed African forces while ...

Would-be suicide bomber in Cameroon not Chibok abductee: nonprofit

Mar 31, 2016

Would-be suicide bomber in Cameroon not Chibok abductee: nonprofit

A would-be suicide bomber who was arrested in Cameroon is not one of the more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped nearly two years ago from the northeast Nigerian town of Chibok, a nonprofit announced on Wednesday. The Murtala Muhammed Foundation said three representatives of the ...

Mar 25, 2016

Nigerian troops free 800 Boko Haram hostages: army

Nigerian troops have freed more than 800 people held by Boko Haram Islamist fighters in multiple villages in the restive northeast, the army said Thursday. All the hostages were rescued in Borno state, with 520 recovered in Kusumma village on Tuesday after a confrontation ...

Mar 15, 2016

Nigerian's theft case sent back to lower court

The Osaka High Court on Tuesday decided to send a robbery case involving a Nigerian man who was sentenced to six years in prison back to a lower court. The 39-year-old man, who has already served his prison sentence, made an appeal for retrial ...

Feb 29, 2016

Nigeria removes more than 20,000 ghost workers from salary roll

Nigeria’s finance ministry said Sunday it has saved millions of dollars for the cash-strapped government by removing more than 20,000 ghost workers from the state payroll. The eliminated workers represented just a “percentage” of “nonexistent” staff who had been receiving monthly wages, highlighting the ...