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WHY BUHARI WON EVEN THOUGH HE HAD LITTLE TO SHOW FOR FIRST TERM

A close race was predicted between Muhammadu Buhari and his main rival Atiku Abubakar. In the end the incumbent won the Nigerian presidential election with almost four million votes. After

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NIGERIA’S 2019 ELECTION: A TWO-HORSE RACE WITH UNINSPIRING CANDIDATES

Almost all of Nigeria’s 68 political parties have wrapped up their primaries and chosen candidates to stand in the country’s February 2019 general election. The poll is likely to be

BOKO HARAM RAID KILLS TWO SOLDIERS IN BUNI GARI VILLAGE, NIGERIA

KANO/NIGERIA – Boko Haram jihadists killed two soldiers and seriously wounded five militia members in separate attacks in the troubled northeast of the country, military and militia sources told AFP

BOKO HARAM MILITANTS KILL KIDNAPPED AID WORKER

Hauwa Mohammed Liman, who worked in Red Cross-supported hospital, had been held hostage since March Islamist extremists in Nigeria have killed a medical aid worker held hostage since March. Hauwa

BOKO HARAM KILLS 19 VILLAGERS IN BORNO STATE, NIGERIA

Boko Haram fighters have killed more than a dozen people in an attack on a village in northeast Nigeria’s Borno state, witnesses say. Abatcha Umar, a survivor, told Reuters news

NIGERIA TO SEND AIR FORCE AND 1,000 SECURITY PERSONNEL TO TACKLE BANDITRY

Nigeria will deploy its air force and 1,000 security personnel to fight banditry in the northwest of the country, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Sunday. The move underscores how security

NIGERIA CAPTURES BOKO HARAM FIGHTERS WHO ABDUCTED CHIBOK GIRLS

Nigerian police have arrested eight members of the armed group Boko Haram who were involved in the 2014 abduction of more than 276 schoolgirls from the town of Chibok, an

SOLDIERS KILLED WOMEN AND CHILDREN IN CAMEROON

Cameroonian soldiers fired shots at women and children accused of being Boko Haram terrorists. After beating and dragging them to an area for execution, they blindfold and shoot them dead.

NIGERIA MILITARY HANDS 180 CHILD SOLDIERS TO UN, GOVERNMENT

Nigeria’s military command says it has handed to the government and the United Nations more than 180 former child soldiers who had been arrested or rescued in various military operations

PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI SAYS BOKO HARAM-HIT NORTH EASTERN NIGERIA NOW ‘POST-CONFLICT’

Nigeria’s remote northeast is in a “post-conflict stabilisation phase”, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Friday, despite persistent attacks by Boko Haram insurgents. The Islamist insurgency has devastated the region since