Nigerian president warns vote-riggers of 'ruthless' response

World / Politics Feb 19, 2019

Nigerian president warns vote-riggers of 'ruthless' response

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said Monday he had ordered the police and military to be "ruthless" with vote-riggers, as preparations were made for rescheduled elections. Presidential and parliamentary elections were put off just over five hours before polls were due to open on Saturday, causing ...

World / Social Issues Jan 23, 2019

6,000 Nigerians flee Boko Haram attack to Chad: U.N.

Thousands of Nigerians have fled across Lake Chad since Boko Haram launched attacks in and around the fishing town of Baga last month, the United Nations refugee agency said on Tuesday. "An estimated 6,000 refugees have fled Nigeria's restive Borno state since December 26, when ...

World Jan 17, 2019

Deadly Boko Haram attack in northeast Nigeria sends thousands fleeing

Thousands of people have fled a remote town in northeast Nigeria, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said on Wednesday, after Boko Haram fighters attacked a military base and torched aid buildings. Monday's attack in Rann, in Borno state, has been blamed on the Islamic State West ...

More than 30,000 flee Boko Haram violence in northern Nigeria: U.N.

World Jan 10, 2019

More than 30,000 flee Boko Haram violence in northern Nigeria: U.N.

Tens of thousands of people have fled their homes in northeast Nigeria after an increase in violence in the Boko Haram conflict, the United Nations said on Wednesday. "More than 30,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) have arrived in Maiduguri, mainly from Baga, in recent weeks," ...

World Nov 21, 2018

Boko Haram attacks leave 53 dead in pre-election show of force

Boko Haram jihadis have killed 53 soldiers and farmers in three days of attacks in northeastern Nigeria, security sources said Tuesday, in a new show of force ahead of February elections in the West African country. Despite the government's insistence that Boko Haram is near ...