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2 Americans, 2 Canadians kidnapped in central Nigeria

Gunmen ambushed two Americans and two Canadians traveling through Nigeria's northern Kaduna state, kidnapping them and killing two policemen, a state police spokesman said Wednesday. The foreigners were heading south … Click to Continue »

Two Americans, two Canadians kidnapped in Nigeria: police

22 minutes agoLocal Interest / France : France 24

Two Americans and two Canadians have been kidnapped and two Nigerian police escorts killed in an ambush in northern Kaduna state, police said Wednesday, in the latest abduction targeting foreigners. State police spokesman Mukhtar Aliyu said "unknown armed men" seized the four North Americans on the road to Abuja at 7:00 pm (1800 GMT) on Tuesday. Show More Summary

Suicide bombing in Borno market causes multiple deaths

The attack took place on the outskirts of a displacement camp in Nigeria's north-eastern state of Borno.

Man gets nearly 3 years in prison for stealing identities

A man from Nigeria has been sentenced to nearly three years in federal prison for stealing identities of dozens of people and using them to file false tax returns that … Click to Continue »

Bill and Melinda Gates Will Repay Nigeria's $76 Million Polio-Fighting Loan

3 hours agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Polio has been eradicated in most countries around the world, but it’s still a problem in Nigeria.

American, Canadian investors kidnapped in ambush

The two foreigners were traveling in Nigeria when they were ambushed by gunmen, according to a Nigerian police spokesman

Nigerian militants threaten oil rig attacks within days

By Tife Owolabi and Alexis Akwagyiram YENAGOA/LAGOS, Nigeria (Reuters) - Nigerian militants threatened on Wednesday to attack off-shore oil facilities within days, raising fears of a repeat of a 2016 wave of violence that helped push Africa's biggest economy into recession. Show More Summary

Kidnappers abduct two Americans, two Canadians in Nigeria, two police killed: police official

KADUNA, Nigeria (Reuters) - Kidnappers have abducted two Americans and two Canadians in the northern Nigerian state of Kaduna, killing two police officers, a police spokesman said on Wednesday.

Suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers kill 12, injure 48

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers killed 12 people and injured 48 others in an attack on Wednesday on the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, officials from the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) for Borno said.

Niger Delta Avengers say they will attack Nigeria's oil sector within days

YENAGOA, Nigeria (Reuters) - Nigerian militant group Niger Delta Avengers said on Wednesday it will launch attacks on the country's oil sector in the next few days.

Nigeria army releases 244 Boko Haram suspects

Nigeria's army has released 244 Boko Haram suspects who have denounced their membership in the deadly extremist group. Nigerian army operation commander Maj. Gen. Rogers Nicholas said Tuesday that those … Click to Continue »

Nigeria summons representative of US ambassador over Trump comments

Nigeria's government on Monday summoned a representative of the the U.S. ambassador to explain reported remarks by President Donald Trump that immigrants from Africa and Haiti come from "shithole countries", the foreign ministry said. Show More Summary

African Press Review 16 January 2018

Headaches and name calling in Nigeria over bloody conflict between nomadic herdsmen and farmers. President Buhari accused of "a tepid response."

Nigeria's Buhari vows to punish all those behind ethnic violence

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria will punish all those behind an outbreak of deadly clashes between cattle herders and farmers, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Monday pushing back at accusations that he failed to take action against members of his own ethnic group.

Nigeria's abducted Chibok schoolgirls: a timeline

A group of young women shown in a video released by Boko Haram on Monday are purported to be among the more than 200 abducted from Chibok, northeast Nigeria, in 2014. Here is a timeline of the mass kidnapping that captured global attention:...Show More Summary

Using Comedy to Strengthen Nigeria’s Democracy

Adrian Chen on a news-satire series modelled on “The Daily Show” that aims to empower viewers.

Let’s have more African immigrants

That is the topic of my latest Bloomberg column, here is one bit: Or consider Nigerian-Americans, Nigeria being the most populous nation in Africa. Their education levels are among the very highest in the U.S., above those of Asians, with 17 percent of Nigerian migrants having a master’s degree. Show More Summary

Nigerian Shi'ite leader, rumored dead, makes first public appearance in two years

ABUJA (Reuters) - The leader of Nigeria's Shi'ite Muslim sect, rumored to have died in detention, made his first public appearance in two years on Saturday, after police arrested dozens of members of the group during protests calling for his release this week.

Nigerian-born Raptors prez Ujiri: 'Proud of my s--thole' country

4 days agoNews : NY Daily News

Raptors president Masai Ujiri — who was born and raised in Nigeria — had a message for Donald Trump on Friday.

Raptors president critical of Donald Trump's reported remarks: I'm 'proud of my s---hole'

Ujiri, born in Nigeria, was critical of the remark reportedly coming from the President of the United States

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