Bomb explosions kill three in Nigeria
Mon, 25 Apr 2011 14:30:42 GMT
Three bomb blasts in northeastern Nigeria have killed at least three people and wounded 14 others amid deteriorating security situation in the West African country.

HR: 500 Nigerians killed after election
Mon, 25 Apr 2011 10:37:12 GMT
A Nigerian human rights group says at least 500 people have been killed in violent developments that followed the country's recent presidential election.

57 killed in South Sudan clashes
Sun, 24 Apr 2011 23:31:25 GMT
At least 57 people have been killed and dozens of others injured in clashes between security forces and militiamen in South Sudan, an official says.

Nigerian president warns of civil war
Fri, 22 Apr 2011 04:10:51 GMT
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has warned of a civil war after post-election riots left hundreds dead and many more injured, reiterating that any violence will be decisively dealt with.

Nigeria violence kills 200: Rights group
Wed, 20 Apr 2011 23:58:30 GMT
A Nigerian civil rights group says more than 200 people have been killed during the violence that followed the country's presidential elections.

Post-poll unrest wreaks havoc in Nigeria
Wed, 20 Apr 2011 18:40:04 GMT
Latest reports indicate that post-election violence in Nigeria's north has left an undisclosed number of people dead and thousands of others displaced.

'Many killed in Nigeria post-poll riots'
Tue, 19 Apr 2011 17:49:29 GMT
The Nigerian Red Cross says post-election violence has claimed many lives in the country hours after Goodluck Jonathan was declared as the winner of the presidential vote.

New Nigerian president urges unity
Tue, 19 Apr 2011 05:49:14 GMT
The newly elected Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has appealed for unity after deadly riots erupted in opposition strongholds in the north over his election victory.

Jonathan declared winner of Nigeria vote
Mon, 18 Apr 2011 16:05:08 GMT
Nigeria's election commission has declared incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan as the winner of the country's presidential election.

Jonathan takes lead in Nigeria poll
Sun, 17 Apr 2011 20:00:23 GMT
Early unofficial results show that Nigerian incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan has taken a lead in the country's presidential election.

Close race in Nigeria election
Sun, 17 Apr 2011 12:20:34 GMT
Early results from Nigeria's presidential election show a close race between incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan and his closest rival ex-general Muhammadu Buhari.

Vote counting begins in Nigeria election
Sat, 16 Apr 2011 18:13:38 GMT
Vote counting has begun in Nigeria following the presidential election, in which incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan has the biggest chance to win.

Blasts hit Nigeria ahead of election
Sat, 16 Apr 2011 10:19:09 GMT
At least two explosions have hit near one of Nigeria's voting centers only hours before the polls open for the country's presidential election.

Nigeria starts vote counting
Sun, 10 Apr 2011 08:11:06 GMT
Nigeria has begun counting votes from Saturday's parliamentary elections after sporadic violence prior to the delayed-elections killed nearly 20 people.

Polling stations open in Nigeria
Sat, 09 Apr 2011 09:16:46 GMT
Polling stations have opened in some parts of Nigeria for twice-delayed parliamentary elections as Nigerian officials postponed polls in an area near the capital city, Abuja.

12 killed on eve of Nigerian election
Sat, 09 Apr 2011 01:26:28 GMT
At least 12 people have been killed in a bombing at a Nigerian electoral office and an armed attack on a police post storing voting materials on the eve of the country's parliamentary election.

Nigeria delays elections for third time
Thu, 07 Apr 2011 20:43:18 GMT
Voting in Nigeria has been postponed for a third time in some parts of the country as the election commission fails to print paper ballots in time.

Fifty killed in Nigerian tanker fire
Sat, 02 Apr 2011 17:57:23 GMT
Nearly 50 people have been killed and several others sustained injuries in central Nigeria after a fuel tanker caught fire at an army checkpoint.

Nigeria postpones election
Sat, 02 Apr 2011 14:33:46 GMT
The Nigerian electoral commission authorities say they have decided to put off the nationwide elections because of organizational and logistic problems.

General elections kick off in Nigeria
Sat, 02 Apr 2011 06:46:53 GMT
Nigerians are heading to the polls to cast their ballots in the first round of general elections against a background of rampant violence in the run-up to the vote.

'Obama signs secret order on Libya'
Thu, 31 Mar 2011 02:10:44 GMT
The US president has signed a secret bill to authorize covert operations allegedly in support of the Libyan revolutionaries who are fighting to topple the long-time ruler Muammar Gaddafi.

Bomb kills 3 at Nigerian election rally
Fri, 04 Mar 2011 01:07:05 GMT
At least three people have been killed and 21 others injured in a bomb explosion at a rally being held by the ruling party near Nigeria's capital, Abuja.

Separate attacks kill 4 in Nigeria
Fri, 18 Feb 2011 01:52:14 GMT
Four people have been killed and at least three others wounded after gunmen attacked a police station and bank in northern Nigeria.

11 killed in Niger Delta stampede
Sun, 13 Feb 2011 03:40:17 GMT
A stampede at a campaign rally for Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan in the Niger Delta region has killed 11 people and injured 29 others, police say.

Nigeria presidential race kicks off
Tue, 08 Feb 2011 06:17:20 GMT
Nigeria's ruling party has kicked off its presidential campaign, marking the beginning of the political transition process in the country.

Violence injures 6 in Nigerian city
Mon, 10 Jan 2011 02:00:26 GMT
Violence related to ethnic tensions has once again flared up in the central Nigerian city of Jos, leaving six people seriously injured and many houses torched.

Three killed in Nigeria cinema attack
Wed, 05 Jan 2011 07:10:32 GMT
Three people have been killed by armed men at a movie theatre in the northern city of Maiduguri in Nigeria, further destabilizing the country.

Nigeria's ex-ruler to run for presidency
Wed, 05 Jan 2011 06:16:46 GMT
Nigeria's former military ruler General Muhammadu Buhari has been nominated by an opposition party as its candidate for the presidential election in April.

Three killed in Nigeria cinema attack
Wed, 05 Jan 2011 03:45:51 GMT
Three people have been shot and killed by armed men at a movie theatre in the northern city of Maiduguri in Nigeria.

Policeman shot dead in Nigeria
Mon, 03 Jan 2011 15:10:23 GMT
Suspected members of a military group in northern Nigeria have shot dead a policeman in the flashpoint city of Maiduguri, police say.

Nigerian leader vows to seize terrorists
Sun, 02 Jan 2011 02:42:48 GMT
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has vowed to free his country of terrorists following the New Year's Eve bombing in the capital, Abuja.

Blast kills 30 in Nigerian capital
Sat, 01 Jan 2011 09:04:55 GMT
A bombing in the Nigerian capital Abuja has killed at least 30 people and injured several more at a market inside a military barracks.

Police arrest 92 in northern Nigeria
Fri, 31 Dec 2010 07:20:05 GMT
Nigerian police have arrested 92 suspected members of Boko Haram group over attacks that killed at least eight people in the northern city of Maiduguri.

Eight killed in fresh Nigeria attack
Thu, 30 Dec 2010 16:29:03 GMT
At least Eight people have been killed as suspected members of Boko Haram group attacked a police vehicle in Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri.

Explosion wounds 2 in Nigeria
Thu, 30 Dec 2010 01:42:54 GMT
Two people have been wounded in an explosion during a rally in the city of Yenagoa in Nigeria's oil-rich southern delta.

Politicians fueling Jos clashes: NIREC
Wed, 29 Dec 2010 09:21:34 GMT
The Nigeria Inter-Religious Council (NIREC) has accused the country's politicians of fueling sectarian violence and settling political scores through killings.

Nigeria unrest claims 86 lives
Tue, 28 Dec 2010 13:53:52 GMT
The death toll from a series of bomb blasts in the central Nigerian city of Jos and post-attack ethnic clashes have climbed to at least 86 people.

Police arrest 6 in central Nigeria
Tue, 28 Dec 2010 02:33:01 GMT
Six people have been arrested in Nigeria in connection with deadly unrest following a series of bombings that killed over 30 people in central Nigeria, officials say.

Post-attack tension runs high in Nigeria
Sun, 26 Dec 2010 14:12:50 GMT
Post attack violent clashes have erupted in central Nigerian city of Jos, leaving at least one person dead and a number of houses were set on fire, police say.

Nigeria X-mas death toll reaches 38
Sun, 26 Dec 2010 08:56:44 GMT
The death toll from a series of explosions and attacks, several of them at churches on Christmas Eve in Nigeria has reached 38 leaving another 74 injured.

Nigeria explosions leave 32 killed
Sat, 25 Dec 2010 14:49:52 GMT
A series of bomb explosions have hit central Nigeria on Christmas Eve, leaving at least 32 people dead and over 70 others wounded, police sources say.

Nigeria bomb blast claims 8 lives
Sat, 25 Dec 2010 05:45:17 GMT
A bomb explosion on Christmas Eve has claimed the lives of at least eight people and injured several more in central Nigeria, reports say.

Nigeria militants attack oil pipelines
Sun, 19 Dec 2010 08:55:48 GMT
A militant group in Nigeria has claimed responsibility for bomb attacks on three pipelines operated by US and Italian companies in the country's oil-producing Niger Delta.

Nigeria to drop Cheney bribery charges
Wed, 15 Dec 2010 11:18:55 GMT
Nigeria may withdraw bribery charges against former US Vice President Dick Cheney over a scandal involving the oil services company Halliburton that he once headed.

Nigeria seizes more militant camps
Mon, 13 Dec 2010 10:55:02 GMT
Nigeria's Joint Task Force has taken over eight more militant camps in the southern Rivers state in the Niger Delta in the latest clampdown on militants in the oil-rich part of the country.

Nigeria charges fmr. US VP over bribery
Tue, 07 Dec 2010 22:36:31 GMT
Nigeria's anti- corruption agency has filed charges against former US Vice President Dick Cheney over a bribery scandal involving oil services firm Halliburton.

150 killed in Nigeria's oil delta
Sat, 04 Dec 2010 05:25:02 GMT
At least 150 civilians have been killed in fighting between the Nigerian military and armed militants in the oil-producing Niger Delta.

Nigeria to charge Cheney over graft
Thu, 02 Dec 2010 18:48:07 GMT
Nigeria plans to press charges against former US vice president Dick Cheney over allegations of bribery linked to the American energy firm Halliburton.

Nigeria forces seize Delta Region camps
Sat, 20 Nov 2010 04:35:47 GMT
Nigeria's Joint Task Force has launched an offensive against the militants hiding in the Niger Delta region, days after successful rescue operations which led to the release of 19 hostages.

Nigerian military frees 19 hostages
Thu, 18 Nov 2010 02:17:43 GMT
Nigeria's military has managed to free 19 hostages, including Nigerians and foreigners, in an operation in the country's main oil-producing region, security officials say.

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