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26 Killed in Attack at Northern Nigeria College

Posted October 2nd, 2012 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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Officials say gunmen have killed at least 25 people at a student housing area in northeastern Nigeria. The attack took place late Monday at Federal Polytechnic College in the town of Mubi. Police spokesman Mohammed Ibrahim, in the city of Bauchi, tells VOA that the dead include 19 Polytechnic students. The radical Islamist group known […]

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Gunmen Attack Northern Nigeria Students, 10 Dead

Posted October 2nd, 2012 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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Nigerian officials say gunmen opened fire at a student housing area in the northeast Tuesday, killing at least 10 people. The attack took place at Federal Polytechnic college in the town of Mubi, in Adamawa state. A spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency, Yushau Shuaib, says the final casualty toll was not immediately clear. […]

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Islamic Sect Says No Peace Talks With Nigerian Government

Posted October 1st, 2012 at 5:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The suspected leader of the Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram is denying government claims that the group is involved in peace talks. In a video posted on YouTube, Abubakar Shekau says group members have not sat down with government officials in a dialogue. The video could not be independently authenticated. Shekau also said Abul […]

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Nigeria’s Senate Wants 2002 Bakassi Ruling Overturned

Posted September 26th, 2012 at 6:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The Nigerian Senate is asking President Goodluck Jonathan to appeal an International Court of Justice ruling that the oil-rich Bakassi peninsula belongs to neighboring Cameroon. The Senate’s resolution says the 2002 ruling was mistakenly based on an 1884 agreement between Nigeria’s former colonial British rulers and leaders of the Nigerian city of Calabar. But the […]

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Suicide Bomber Kills 2 at Nigeria Church

Posted September 23rd, 2012 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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Nigerian police say a suicide bomber has killed at least two people and wounded more than 45 at a church in northern Bauchi state. The attack took place on Sunday morning at Saint John’s Catholic Church in Bauchi city, the state capital. Authorities say the attacker detonated a vehicle loaded with explosives during a security […]

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Suicide Bomber Kills 2 at Nigeria Church

Posted September 23rd, 2012 at 9:30 am (UTC-5)
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Nigerian police say a suicide bomber has killed at least two people and wounded more than 45 at a church in northern Bauchi state. The attack took place on Sunday morning at Saint John’s Catholic Church in Bauchi city, the state capital. Authorities say the attacker was inside a vehicle loaded with explosives and detonated […]

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Suicide Bomber Strikes Nigerian Church

Posted September 23rd, 2012 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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A suicide bomber has hit a church in northern Nigeria, killing at least one person and wounding several others. The attacker struck the St. John’s Catholic Church Sunday in the city of Bauchi. There has been no immediate claim of responsibility. However, Bauchi has experienced a number of bombings and shootings blamed on the Boko […]

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Nigeria’s Biggest Airline Cancels Domestic Flights

Posted September 20th, 2012 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Nigeria’s largest airline canceled all domestic flights Thursday, following a dispute with aviation workers. Arik Air said in a statement that it canceled all flights because of a work action in Lagos by the union of Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria. A Nigerian newspaper, Business Day, reported that Arik Air owes money to three government […]

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Nigeria Orders Tight Security Around Embassies

Posted September 13th, 2012 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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Nigeria’s police chief has ordered increased security at all foreign missions in the country, following violent protests at U.S. embassies in the Middle East. Police chief Mohammed Abubakar said Thursday he is directing commanders to ensure “water-tight security in and around all embassies and foreign missions in Nigeria as well as other vulnerable targets.” Islamist […]

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Nigerian Police Watch Phone Towers After Attacks

Posted September 7th, 2012 at 8:45 am (UTC-5)
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Nigeria’s police chief has ordered 24-hour surveillance of all telecommunication facilities, after attacks that destroyed mobile phone towers in the country’s north. The Islamist militant group known as Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the attacks Thursday, saying telecom companies are helping security agents track and arrest the group’s members, apparently through their cellphones. In a […]

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