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Several killed in huge blast at Nigeria gas plant

A huge explosion at an industrial gas plant in southeastern Nigeria razed nearby buildings and killed several people on Christmas Eve.

Several killed in huge blast at Nigeria gas plant
Mosque blasts kill 55 in NE Nigeria
Mosque blasts kill 55 in NE Nigeria

Two bomb blasts ripped through mosques in northeast Nigeria, killing at least 55 people and injuring more than 100.

Mosque blasts kill 55 in NE Nigeria
Ban Ki-moon to mark jihadist attack on UN in Nigeria
Ban Ki-moon to mark jihadist attack on UN in Nigeria

UN chief Ban Ki-moon begins a visit to Nigeria at the weekend to commemorate a deadly attack on the global body by Boko Haram militants and meet the country's new leader.

Ban Ki-moon to mark jihadist attack on UN in Nigeria
UN chief urges Nigeria to help Boko Haram victims
UN chief urges Nigeria to help Boko Haram victims

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on Nigeria to step up medical and psychological aid to survivors of Boko Haram attacks and victims of rape.

UN chief urges Nigeria to help Boko Haram victims
Nigeria's Buhari vows action on Boko Haram, graft after election win
Nigeria's Buhari vows action on Boko Haram, graft after election win

President-elect Muhammadu Buhari vowed to rid Nigeria of the "terror" of Boko Haram after his historic election victory.

Nigeria's Buhari vows action on Boko Haram, graft after election win
Nigeria election: Buhari wins by 2.57 million votes - official result
Nigeria election: Buhari wins by 2.57 million votes - official result

Main opposition candidate Muhammadu Buhari won Nigeria's presidential election by 2.57 million votes.

Nigeria election: Buhari wins by 2.57 million votes - official result
Suicide attacks kill 38 as Boko Haram threatens Nigeria vote
Suicide attacks kill 38 as Boko Haram threatens Nigeria vote

Two suicide attacks in northeast Nigeria killed at least 38 people, less than six weeks from elections, as the leader of Boko Haram vowed to disrupt the vote.

Suicide attacks kill 38 as Boko Haram threatens Nigeria vote
Nigeria police warn against election violence
Nigeria police warn against election violence

Nigeria's police chief warned politicians and their supporters against violence before next month's presidential election.

Nigeria police warn against election violence
At least eight killed in 'Boko Haram attack' in Cameroon
At least eight killed in 'Boko Haram attack' in Cameroon

At least eight people were killed in Cameroon on Monday in a rocket attack blamed on the Islamist group Boko Haram in neighbouring Nigeria.

At least eight killed in 'Boko Haram attack' in Cameroon
Teachers union calls for boycott of Nigeria school restart
Teachers union calls for boycott of Nigeria school restart

The head of Nigeria's main teachers union called for a boycott of next week's re-opening of schools.

Teachers union calls for boycott of Nigeria school restart
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Building collapse at Nigerian megachurch: emergency services

At least three people were killed when a building linked to one of Nigeria's most famous preachers and televangelists collapsed in Lagos.

Building collapse at Nigerian megachurch: emergency services
Nigeria delays start of school year over Ebola virus
Nigeria delays start of school year over Ebola virus

Nigeria said that resumption of classes in all public and private schools will be delayed by a month to put in place "preventive measures".

Nigeria delays start of school year over Ebola virus
WHO declares Ebola epidemic a global emergency
WHO declares Ebola epidemic a global emergency

Nigeria became the latest country to declare a national emergency over the deadly Ebola virus.

WHO declares Ebola epidemic a global emergency
Suspected militants kidnap Cameroon minister's wife, kill 6: police
Suspected militants kidnap Cameroon minister's wife, kill 6: police

Suspected Boko Haram militants kidnapped the wife of a senior Cameroonian minister and a traditional leader in attacks in the far north of the country that left at least six dead.

Suspected militants kidnap Cameroon minister's wife, kill 6: police
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Cameroon sends 14 Boko Haram members to prison: report

A military court in Cameroon has handed down prison sentences of up to 20 years to 14 Boko Haram members, the country's state broadcaster Crtv reported.

Cameroon sends 14 Boko Haram members to prison: report
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Kazakhstan to expand cooperation with OPEC

Kazakhstan, a Central Asian oil producer, will expand its cooperation with the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).

Kazakhstan to expand cooperation with OPEC
Bomb blast in Nigeria capital kills 21, wounds 17
Bomb blast in Nigeria capital kills 21, wounds 17

Nigerian authorities have arrested one suspect, and killed another, after a bomb claimed 21 lives in a shopping centre in the capital Abuja, a city gripped by fear of attacks by Boko Haram Islamists.

Bomb blast in Nigeria capital kills 21, wounds 17
Protests after Nigeria's ousted central bank chief named new emir
Protests after Nigeria's ousted central bank chief named new emir

Hundreds of youths took to the streets of Nigeria's second biggest city on Sunday to protest against naming the ousted central bank chief Sanusi Lamido Sanusi as Emir of Kano, the country's number two Muslim leader.

Protests after Nigeria's ousted central bank chief named new emir
Thousands mourn death of influential Nigerian monarch
Thousands mourn death of influential Nigerian monarch

Hundreds of thousands of people flocked the streets of Nigeria's second city on Friday to pay their final respects to one of the country's most influential traditional rulers as he was laid to rest.

Thousands mourn death of influential Nigerian monarch
'We know where missing girls are': Nigeria's top brass
'We know where missing girls are': Nigeria's top brass

Nigeria's highest ranking military officer on Monday gave a glimmer of hope to the families of more than 200 schoolgirls held by Boko Haram militants, revealing they had located the missing teenagers.

'We know where missing girls are': Nigeria's top brass