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Witnesses: 4 Nigerian Security Agents Killed in Blast

Posted December 22nd, 2011 at 9:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Witnesses say four security agents were killed in northeast Nigeria in a roadside bomb explosion. Reports say the bomb went off Thursday afternoon in the northern city of Damaturu, the capital of Yobe state. A local police officer said security forces exchanged fire with gunmen. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, but the […]

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Nigeria Races to Keep Away Worst Offshore Oil Spill in a Decade

Posted December 22nd, 2011 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Nigerian authorities are trying to prevent the worst offshore oil spill in a decade from reaching the West African nation’s southern coastline. Officials said the spill from a Royal Dutch Shell oil field about 120 kilometers off the coast was moving toward the shore Thursday, two days after it began. The head of Nigeria’s National […]

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Nigeria Launches New Broadcast Satellite

Posted December 19th, 2011 at 6:11 pm (UTC-5)
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Nigerian officials say they have launched a communications satellite into space to replace one that has failed. Nigeria’s state-run television reports that the satellite, called NigComSat-1R, was launched Monday from a Chinese launch pad. Officials say a Chinese team built the satellite to replace Nigeria’s first broadcast satellite, which stopped working in 2008. The satellite […]

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IMF Chief Praises Nigeria’s Economic Reforms

Posted December 19th, 2011 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The head of the International Monetary Fund held talks with Nigerian officials as she began her first official trip to Africa. IMF chief Christine Lagarde met with Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan Monday following a meeting with finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala in the capital, Abuja. The French news agency quotes her as saying she was “extremely […]

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Shootout With Militants Kills 7 in Northern Nigeria

Posted December 19th, 2011 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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Police in northern Nigeria say seven people have been killed during a shootout with suspected members of the radical Islamist group Boko Haram. Authorities said late Sunday the shootout happened Saturday in the city of Kano, after one of the suspects discovered his house was under surveillance and called on other members to attack police. […]

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Nigerian Bomb Blasts Kill One, Injure Nearly a Dozen

Posted December 11th, 2011 at 7:50 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in Nigeria say three bomb blasts at outdoor bars where people were watching a televised soccer match killed at least one person and injured at least ten others in Jos. The bombs went off late Saturday, as fans watched Real Madrid take on Barcelona. One official says a fourth bomb found at one of […]

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Blast Kills At Least 7 In Nigeria

Posted December 7th, 2011 at 9:35 am (UTC-5)
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Witnesses say an explosion in the Nigerian city of Kaduna has killed at least seven people, including a three-year-old child. Police say it was not immediately clear what caused Wednesday’s explosion, though initial reports noted it happened near some cylinders of natural gas. Several people were injured in the blast, and several shops were destroyed. […]

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Radical Sect Stages More Attacks in Northern Nigeria

Posted December 4th, 2011 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Gunmen linked to a radical Muslim sect in Nigeria are being blamed for two recent attacks that have left several people dead. Authorities say suspected sect members early Sunday struck police stations and banks in the northern Bauchi state, killing at least three people. Two more deaths were reported on Saturday when a wedding ceremony […]

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Members of Radical Nigerian Sect Attack Wedding Ceremony, Killing Two

Posted December 4th, 2011 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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Reports from northern Nigeria say gunmen from a radical Muslim sect have struck once again, this time attacking a wedding ceremony and killing two people, a groom and a guest. Boko Haram has been blamed for staging several attacks over the past year as part of a campaign to implement strict Islamic Shariah law across […]

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Members of Radical Nigerian Sect Attack Wedding Ceremony, Killing Two

Posted December 4th, 2011 at 10:40 am (UTC-5)
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Reports from northern Nigeria say gunmen from a radical Muslim sect have struck once again, this time attacking a wedding ceremony and killing two people, a groom and a guest. Boko Haram has been blamed for staging several attacks over the past year as part of a campaign to implement strict Islamic Shariah law across […]

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