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Nigeria says killed 95 Boko Haram fighters

Nigeria's army said Friday it had killed 95 suspected Boko Haram fighters in raids in the country's northeast, as gunmen from the Islamist group battled security forces in a neighbouring area.

Nigeria says killed 95 Boko Haram fighters
Nigeria school attacks force thousands to quit studies: Amnesty

Schools attacks in northern Nigeria have grown more frequent and deadly this year, forcing thousands to abandon their education, with most of the violence blamed on Boko Haram Islamists.

Nigeria school attacks force thousands to quit studies: Amnesty
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Boko Haram kills 40 students in Nigeria college dorm

Boko Haram gunmen on Sunday opened fire in a college dormitory in northeast Nigeria as the students slept, killing 40.

Boko Haram kills 40 students in Nigeria college dorm
Nigeria Islamists release video of French hostage: SITE

Nigerian Islamist group Ansaru on Friday released a video of a French national kidnapped in December.

Nigeria Islamists release video of French hostage: SITE
Early childhood deaths halved since 1990: report

Early childhood deaths around the world have been cut in half since 1990 but some 18,000 children under five still die every day.

Early childhood deaths halved since 1990: report
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Nigeria military says killed 50 Boko Haram fighters

Nigeria's military on Friday said it had killed 50 Boko Haram Islamists in an operation launched in response to an insurgent attack on civilians in the northeast.

Nigeria military says killed 50 Boko Haram fighters
Nigerian state orders schools to close after massacre

Nigeria's northeastern Yobe state on Sunday ordered the closure of all secondary schools after a massacre that saw suspected Islamist extremists kill 42 people in a gun and bomb attack on a boarding school.

Nigerian state orders schools to close after massacre
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Nine students killed in attack on Nigeria school: residents

Suspected Islamists shot dead nine students as they sat an exam in an attack on a private school in Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria.

Nine students killed in attack on Nigeria school: residents
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Nigerian Islamists attack town, kill 55: army

Nigerian gunmen on Tuesday launched coordinated attacks on military barracks, a prison and police stations in the northeastern town of Bama, killing 55 people and springing 105 inmates.

Nigerian Islamists attack town, kill 55: army
187 dead, 77 injured after fierce Nigeria clashes

Heavy fighting between Nigerian troops and suspected Islamist insurgents has killed 187 people, including scores of civilians, while massive blazes left nearly half the town destroyed.

187 dead, 77 injured after fierce Nigeria clashes
Deadly attack a fresh sign of trouble in Nigerian oil region

A group of men with AK-47s lay in wait for an ex-kingpin in the Nigerian swamps before instead opening fire on police -- the latest sign of trouble in a vitally important oil region.

Deadly attack a fresh sign of trouble in Nigerian oil region
Gates says world must push to finally eradicate polio

Bill Gates said Tuesday that the world must commit to wiping out the remaining cases of polio and finally eradicate the disease despite squeezed aid budgets and violence plaguing vaccination efforts.

Gates says world must push to finally eradicate polio
Britain, Italy, Greece say hostages killed in Nigeria

Britain, Italy and Greece on Sunday said that a claim by a Nigerian Islamist group that it had killed seven foreign hostages appeared to be true, while London denied it had sought to stage a rescue.

Britain, Italy, Greece say hostages killed in Nigeria
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Nigeria staggers toward title of Africa's biggest economy

The ever-expanding moonscape that stretches out behind a wall holding back the Atlantic Ocean here will one day host a project designed to help anchor Nigeria as Africa's biggest economy.

Nigeria staggers toward title of Africa's biggest economy
Gunmen kill 10 in attacks on Nigeria polio clinics

Gunmen killed at least 10 people in horrifying attacks on two Nigerian polio clinics on Friday that dealt a new blow to the campaign to wipe out the disease.

Gunmen kill 10 in attacks on Nigeria polio clinics
Gates urges polio eradication by 2018

Microsoft founder Bill Gates said the battle to eradicate polio was one of the toughest the world has faced, but said it could be conquered by 2018.

Gates urges polio eradication by 2018
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Nigeria arrests 2 journalists after army abuse story: paper

Nigeria's secret police on Monday arrested two journalists after a report of alleged abuses by troops battling Islamist extremist group Boko Haram.

Nigeria arrests 2 journalists after army abuse story: paper
ConocoPhillips sells off Nigerian operation

US energy giant ConocoPhillips has agreed to sell its Nigerian operations to growing African group Oando for 1.79 billion dollars (1.35 billion euros).

ConocoPhillips sells off Nigerian operation
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Twin suicide bombings kill 11 at Nigeria church

A suicide bomber rammed a bus into a church at a military barracks in restive northern Nigeria on Sunday and another detonated his explosives-packed car minutes later, killing 11 people and wounding dozens more.

Twin suicide bombings kill 11 at Nigeria church
Nigeria mosque massacre not sectarian violence: military

The Nigerian army has said an armed assault on a mosque in which 21 people died was the result of a criminal feud and not sectarian violence.

Nigeria mosque massacre not sectarian violence: military