NIGERIA

  • Boko Haram claims Baga attack, threatens Nigeria's neighbours 6 days ago

    Kano: Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau claimed a massive attack on the northeast Nigerian town of Baga and threatened Niger, Chad and Cameroon in a video published online. "We killed the people of Baga. We indeed killed them, as our Lord instructed us in His Book," Shekau said in a...
  • Amnesty releases satellite images of Nigeria, US accuses Boko Haram of 'crime against humanity' January 16, 2015

    Lagos: US Secretary of State John Kerry branded a Boko Haram massacre in northern Nigeria a "crime against humanity" on Thursday as satellite images suggested massive destruction in the two towns reported razed by its fighters. "What they have done... is a crime against humanity, nothing less," Kerry said as first...
  • Boko Haram may have killed up to 2,000 people in Nigeria: Amnesty International January 11, 2015

    Yola: Hundreds of bodies too many to count remain strewn in the bush in Nigeria from an Islamic extremist attack that Amnesty International suggested on Friday is the "deadliest massacre" in the history of Boko Haram. Mike Omeri, the government spokesman on the insurgency, said fighting continued Friday for Baga, a...
  • Child suicide bomber kills at least 16 in Nigeria January 11, 2015

    Maiduguri: A bomb worn by a girl aged about 10 exploded in a busy market place in the northeastern city of Maiduguri on Saturday, killing at least 16 people and injuring more than 20, security sources said. "The explosive devices were wrapped around her body and the girl looked no more...
  • Suicide bombing by young girl in NE Nigeria, 10 dead: Red Cross January 10, 2015

    Maiduguri: At least 10 people were killed on Saturday when a young girl, thought to be aged about 10, blew herself up at a crowded market in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, the Red Cross and vigilantes said. The powerful explosion rocked the city's Monday market at about 12:40 PM...
  • Boko Haram kills dozens in fresh raids in Nigerian town January 9, 2015

    Bauchi: Boko Haram militants have killed dozens of people and burned down homes in the northeast Nigerian town of Baga in the past two days, in a second killing spree since seizing control there at the weekend, witnesses said on Thursday. Two locals said the Islamist insurgents began shooting indiscriminately and...
  • Bombs in north Nigeria bus station, market kill 27 December 23, 2014

    Abuja/Maiduguri: Two bomb attacks at a bus station and a market in north Nigeria on Monday killed at least 27 people and wounded around 60, officials said. No group immediately claimed responsibility for either attack. Boko Haram insurgents have repeatedly set off bombs targeting civilians, especially in the northeast where they...
  • Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kidnap 100 over women, children in Nigeria December 18, 2014

    Maiduguri (Nigeria): Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kidnapped more than 100 women and children and killed 35 other people on Sunday during a raid on the remote northeast Nigerian village of Gumsuri, a security source and resident said on Thursday. Although no one has claimed it yet, the attack bore the hallmarks...
  • India records highest deaths among under-five children December 5, 2014

    New Delhi: India reports the highest number of deaths among children below the age of five years, annually due to pneumonia and diarrhoea, according to an international report, the government told Lok Sabha on Friday. India has 3.18 lakh under-five children deaths annually due to the two diseases and the countries...
  • At least 120 dead in mosque suicide attack in Nigeria's Kano November 29, 2014

    Kano (Nigeria): At least 120 people were killed and 270 others wounded on Saturday when two suicide bombers blew themselves up and gunmen opened fire during weekly prayers at the mosque of one of Nigeria's top Islamic leaders. The attack at the Grand Mosque in Kano, the biggest city in...
  • Bombs, gunfire kill 81 at crowded mosque in Nigeria's Kano November 29, 2014

    Kano: Gunmen set off three bombs and opened fire on worshippers at the main mosque in north Nigeria's biggest city Kano on Friday, killing at least 81 people, witnesses and officials said, in an attack that bore the hallmarks of Islamist Boko Haram militants. Blasts from the coordinated assault rang out...
  • Gunmen bomb and shoot at mosque worshippers in north Nigeria's Kano November 28, 2014

    Kano: Gunmen exploded bombs and opened fire on worshippers gathered at the central mosque of north Nigeria's biggest city, Kano, for Friday prayers, witnesses said, in an attack that bore the hallmarks of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram. "These people have bombed the mosque. I am face to face with...
  • Death penalty sought for Nigerian child bride for allegedly poisoning 35-year-old husband November 28, 2014

    Kano: The father of a 14-year-old child bride accused of murdering her husband said on Friday that he was appealing to a Nigerian court to spare his daughter the death sentence. Wasilat Tasi'u is on trial for the murder of her 35-year-old husband, Umar Sani, who died after eating food that...
  • Nigeria: 2 female bombers kill 30 in Maiduguri November 25, 2014

    Bauchi (Nigeria): Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up Tuesday in a crowded market in Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri, killing at least 30 people, said witnesses and a security official. The two teenage girls dressed in full hijab entered the busy market and detonated their explosives, said Abba Aji Kalli,...
  • Nigeria: At least 45 dead in suspected Boko Haram attack November 21, 2014

    Maiduguri: At least 45 people were killed in a suspected Boko Haram attack in northeast Nigeria, officials and witnesses have said, in the latest violence to hit the restive region. The attack happened in the village of Azaya Kura in the Mafa area of Borno state on Wednesday, the caretaker...
  • Defending champions Nigeria miss out on African Cup November 20, 2014

    Nigeria won't get the chance to defend their title at the African Cup of Nations next year after drawing 2-2 at home to South Africa on Wednesday to miss out on the finals on the last day of qualifying. Ivory Coast, Ghana and Mali left it late, but managed to qualify...
  • Gunmen attack Nigeria school, casualties not known November 17, 2014

    Abuja: Firing shots in the air, gunmen attacked a school in central Nigeria's Niger state on Monday, police said but declined to give details of casualties. The gunmen, who are yet to be identified, stormed the premises of Limawa Primary and Secondary School in Minna, the provincial capital, state police spokesman...
  • Suicide bomber kills 13 in Nigerian market November 17, 2014

    Kano (Nigeria): At least 13 people were killed and 65 others injured when a female suicide bomber blew herself up at a busy mobile phone market in restive northeast Nigeria, police has said. The attack in the town of Azare in Bauchi state yesterday came just as vendors were packing up...
  • 47 killed by suicide bomber in suspected Boko Haram attack November 11, 2014

    In yet another suspected attack by the Boko Haram, almost 47 people were killed by a suicide bomber who blew himself up outside a school in northern Nigeria. ...
  • PM Modi condemns Nigeria school bombing November 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday night condemned the suicide bomber attack in a school in Nigeria which left 48 students dead, terming it as a cowardly act. "The attack in Nigeria is cowardly and utterly condemnable," Modi tweeted. "Condolences to the kin of the deceased. My prayers (are) with...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories November 10, 2014

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  • India @ 9 with Anubha Bhonsle November 10, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Anubha Bhonsle on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Shiv Sena decides to sit in opposition in Maharashtra Assembly, stakes claim for LoP November 10, 2014

    Pushed to the corner by the Bharatiya Janata Party and with the Congress eyeing the space of the main opposition party in Maharashtra Assembly, the Shiv Sena was on Monday forced to stake claim to the Leader of Opposition post in the newly elected 288-member House. ...
  • Suicide bomber kills 48 at school assembly in Nigeria November 10, 2014

    Potiskum Nigeria: A suicide bomber dressed as a student killed at least 48 people, most of them students, and injured 79 others at a school assembly in the northeastern Nigerian town of Potiskum on Monday, a hospital official said. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack in Yobe State, a...
  • At least 35 killed in Nigerian school assembly blast November 10, 2014

    Damaturu: At least 35 people, most of them students, were killed when a bomb ripped through a school assembly in Nigeria's northeastern town of Potiskum on Monday, a hospital official said. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack in Yobe State, a territory that has been hit by Sunni Muslim...
  • Suspected Boko Haram fighters kidnap 25 girls in northeast Nigeria October 24, 2014

    Yola: Suspected Boko Haram militants kidnapped at least 25 girls in an attack on a remote town in northeastern Nigeria, witnesses said, despite talks on freeing over 200 other female hostages they seized in April. John Kwaghe, who witnessed the attack and lost three daughters to the abductors, and Dorathy Tizhe,...
  • Africa's richest man offers help to fight Ebola in Liberia October 20, 2014

    Monrovia: Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote has expressed desire to assist Liberia in the fight against the spread of the Ebola virus disease. Dangote, a Nigerian multi investor and an industrialist made the commitment in a telephone conversation with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Friday, according to a statement by the Liberian...
  • Nigerians doubtful of girls' release after Boko Haram 'truce' breached October 19, 2014

    Lagos: A wave of violence hours after Nigeria's government announced a truce with Boko Haram raised doubt on Sunday about whether more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by the Islamist militants will really be released, deflating the new hopes of their parents. Nigeria's armed forces chief Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh announced...
  • Nigeria aims to have abducted girls freed by Tuesday: Sources October 18, 2014

    Abuja: Nigeria aims to secure the release by Tuesday of more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamist Boko Haram militants, two senior government sources said on Saturday, although they declined to comment on where this handover would take place. Nigeria's armed forces chief, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, announced on Friday...
  • Ebola death toll close to 4,500: WHO October 16, 2014

    Geneva: Almost 4,500 people have died in the Ebola epidemic that broke out in west Africa at the start of the year, according to fresh figures released by the World Health Organization. The WHO said that as of October 12, 4,493 people have died from Ebola out of a total...