MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Suspected Islamic extremists targeted two Christian villages in mainly Muslim northeast Nigeria and killed at least 12 civilians including guests at a wedding reception, witnesses said Monday. The soldiers fighting to […]
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Entombed at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean in an upended tugboat and dressed only in boxer shorts, Harrison Odjegba Okene begged God for a miracle. A video of the Nigerian […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pirates attacked a commercial ship near the coast of Nigeria and kidnapped two U.S. mariners, a U.S. defense official said Thursday. The captain and an engineer were taken away from the offshore […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — The president of the Christian Association of Nigeria says his nation’s 80 million Christians are being terrorized by an Islamist sect whose name means “Western education is sacrilege.” Boko Haram and its […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Chinua Achebe, internationally celebrated Nigerian author, statesman and dissident, died at age 82 after a brief illness. He lived through and helped define revolutionary change in Nigeria.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) – Software magnate and philanthropist Bill Gates, who is helping spearhead a global campaign to eradicate polio, said Thursday he hopes that by 2015 no child in the world will be paralyzed […]
JOS, Nigeria (AP) – Soldiers opened fire Friday to drive away young Muslims in central Nigeria protesting a film critical of the Prophet Muhammad, witnesses and authorities said, as demonstrators elsewhere in the county’s Muslim […]