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Nigeria University Shuts After Bomb Threats

Posted July 12th, 2011 at 5:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of people are fleeing a northern Nigerian city, and the university there has closed indefinitely following threats from a radical Islamist sect. The University of Maiduguri in volatile Borno State shut down Monday, and officials say it will remain closed until the security situation improves. Officials say the university received a letter from the […]

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Nigeria University Shuts Due To Bomb Threats

Posted July 12th, 2011 at 8:45 am (UTC-5)
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A northern Nigeria university has closed indefinitely after officials say it received bomb threats from a radical Islamic sect. The University of Maiduguri in volatile Borno State shut down on Monday and officials say it will remain closed until the security situation improves. Officials say the university received a letter from the Boko Haram sect […]

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Nigerian President Appoints More Cabinet Ministers

Posted July 12th, 2011 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has appointed several new cabinet ministers, including naming career diplomat Olugbenga Ashiru as Nigeria’s new foreign minister. Mr. Jonathan also appointed Bart Nnaji as power minister, as he continues to fill out his cabinet after being sworn in for his first full term as president last month. The Nigerian president has […]

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Nigerian Officials: 11 Boko Haram Members Killed

Posted July 10th, 2011 at 4:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Nigerian military officials say 11 members of a radical Islamic sect have been killed in the northeastern city of Maiduguri. The officials say the members of the Boko Haram group were killed during a confrontation with military and police personnel late Saturday. They say the clash began when Boko Haram members threw homemade bombs at […]

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Nigerian Officials: 11 Boko Haram Members Killed

Posted July 10th, 2011 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Nigerian military officials say 11 members of a radical Islamic sect have been killed in the northeastern city of Maiduguri. The officials say the members of the Boko Haram group were killed during a confrontation with military and police personnel late Saturday. They say the clash began when Boko Haram members threw homemade bombs at […]

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Nigeria’s President Swears In Principal Advisers

Posted July 8th, 2011 at 1:30 am (UTC-5)
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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has sworn in 13 advisers, including new appointees for energy and media. The ceremony took place Thursday in the capital, Abuja. Abubakar Sambo, the head of Nigeria’s Energy Commission, becomes Mr. Jonathan’s his special adviser on energy. Reuben Abati, an official of Nigeria’s Guardian newspapers, is Mr. Jonathan’s special adviser on […]

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New Blast Shakes Northeast Nigeria

Posted July 6th, 2011 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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Suspected Islamic militants attacked a police patrol in northeastern Nigeria, wounding at least three officers. Major General Jack Nwachukwu Nwaogbo said the attackers threw a bomb at the patrol in the city of Maiduguri Wednesday. Witnesses report the blast was followed by sporadic bursts of gunfire. Officials are blaming the Boko Haram sect for Wednesday’s […]

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World Bank Managing Director Nominated For Nigerian Cabinet

Posted July 5th, 2011 at 6:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Nigeria’s president has nominated the World Bank’s managing director, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, for a post in his new Cabinet. Nigeria’s senate leader read a letter from President Goodluck Jonathan Tuesday asking lawmakers to confirm her nomination. The president did not say which post he wants Okonjo-Iweala to fill, but it is widely believed the economist will […]

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Nigerian Police Arrest 100 Suspected Islamic Radicals

Posted July 4th, 2011 at 8:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Nigeria’s state security service says it has arrested more than 100 alleged members of a northern-based Islamic militant group, including some key leaders. Security officials did not name the group, but the Boko Haram group has claimed responsibility for deadly violence in six northern states, including assassinations and attacks on police stations. The attacks include […]

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Shootings, Bombings Kill 10 in Northern Nigeria

Posted July 3rd, 2011 at 6:00 pm (UTC-5)
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At least 10 people have been killed in a series of bombings and gun attacks in Nigeria’s troubled northeast. A local police official says an explosion Sunday evening killed at least five people and wounded 10 others at a bar near a police barracks in the city of Maiduguri. In a separate attack, gunmen shot […]

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