Jun 22, 2017

Population of world to reach 9.8 billion in 2050: U.N.

The world’s current population of 7.6 billion will balloon to 9.8 billion in 2050, with India’s numbers to surpass China’s in just seven years, a U.N. report said Wednesday. Nigeria will overtake the United States by 2050 to become the third most populous country ...

Boko Haram attacks leave 13 dead, dozens hurt in Maiduguri

Jun 9, 2017

Boko Haram attacks leave 13 dead, dozens hurt in Maiduguri

At least 13 people are dead after Boko Haram launched the deadliest attack in months on the northeast Nigeria city that is the birthplace of the extremist group, police said Thursday. The attack came just hours before a visit by the country’s acting president. ...

82 freed Chibok schoolgirls were swapped for five Boko Haram commanders

May 8, 2017

82 freed Chibok schoolgirls were swapped for five Boko Haram commanders

Five Boko Haram commanders were released in exchange for the freedom of 82 Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by the extremist group three years ago, a Nigerian government official said Sunday, before the girls’ expected meeting with the country’s president and their families. The confirmation of ...

Apr 19, 2017

Five 'outgunned' soldiers killed in Boko Haram raid in Nigeria

Suspected Boko Haram jihadists killed five Nigerian soldiers and injured five others in a raid on a military post in the violence-torn northeast, locals and a military officer said Tuesday. “Our men were outgunned and outnumbered,” said a military officer in Maiduguri, the capital ...