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Nigerian Army Says It Has Regained Town Of Chibok From Boko Haram

AP | HARUNA UMAR and CHIKA ODUAH | Posted 01.16.2015 | World

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — The Nigerian army has regained control of Chibok, the northeastern town where more than 200 schoolgirls were kidnapped by ...

We Need #YesAllWomen Now More Than Ever Before

Madeline Wahl | Posted 11.23.2014 | Women
Madeline Wahl

We are living in the year 2014 and we are still fighting for equality between men and women. We are still fighting for equal rights and equal pay. Women should not have to feel afraid to walk alone at night. Women should not be afraid to speak their voices loud and clear. Women should not be afraid to want a higher education, to want to learn.

REPORT: Nigerian President Nixed Deal To Free Kidnapped Girls

AP | MICHELLE FAUL and ADAMU ADAMU and HARUNA UMAR | Posted 07.27.2014 | World

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's military chiefs and the president are apparently split over how to free nearly 300 schoolgirls abducted by Islamic e...

Terrorists Scared of School Girls

Mike Smith | Posted 07.13.2014 | Impact
Mike Smith

Boko Haram

Nigeria Agrees To International Security Summit On Boko Haram

AP | By SYLVIE CORBET | Posted 07.12.2014 | World

PARIS (AP) — A French official says Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has agreed to attend a security summit on Saturday in Paris to focus on the...

What To Know About Boko Haram's Ruthless Leader

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 05.11.2014 | World

The name Abubakar Shekau may sound unfamiliar to those who are new to Nigerian politics, but the head of Boko Haram has been a terrifying fixture in W...

Should Humans Be Allowed to Rot?

Freeman Osonuga | Posted 01.27.2014 | Impact
Freeman Osonuga

I grew up to see mentally ill people live perpetually on the streets, walking in rags and sleeping in heaps of rubbish. In the nearly three decades of my life there has not been much difference to this very ugly sight.

Nigerian Muslims And Christians Unite In Frustration

AP | By JON GAMBRELL | Posted 01.13.2012 | Religion

LAGOS, Nigeria -- A human wave of more than 20,000 surrounded the Muslim faithful as they prayed toward Mecca Friday, as anti-government demonstration...

'Occupy' Protests Become Major Challenge to Nigerian Government

Michael Bociurkiw | Posted 03.05.2012 | World
Michael Bociurkiw

To be sure, there are few parallels between the 'Arab Spring' protests and what is now transpiring in Nigeria. But one significant similarity is the use of social media to share feelings of outrage and to mobilize people.

Newborn On Nigeria's Payroll Earns $150 A Month

AP | YINKA IBUKUN | Posted 01.11.2012 | World

LAGOS, Nigeria — A newborn baby in Nigeria got added to a government payroll, earning about $150 for the last two or three years, a discovery in...

Nigeria Released Known Terror Suspects, One Now Detained In Connection With U.N. Bombing

AP | By JON GAMBRELL | Posted 11.06.2011 | World

By JON GAMBRELL Associated Press LAGOS, Nigeria -- Nigeria released known terror suspects, including some affiliated with al-Qaida's north Africa b...

Nigeria's 2011 Election: What Should Be on the Post-Election To-Do List?

Amb. Robin Renee Sanders | Posted 07.27.2011 | World
Amb. Robin Renee Sanders

Hopefully, this election -- with its international stamp of credibility -- will be a turning point for many in this nation of 152 million people.

On Eve of Nigeria's First Election Round: It Is Time to Get It Right

Amb. Robin Renee Sanders | Posted 06.08.2011 | World
Amb. Robin Renee Sanders

After significant logistical missteps that sent serious concerns throughout the Nigerian electorate, the country is hoping the rescheduled first-round elections get off on the right foot.

Military Attack Leaves 150 Civilians Dead In Nigeria Says Activist

AP | JON GAMBRELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WARRI, Nigeria — Nigerian warplanes bombed a village near a militant camp and soldiers opened fire with machine guns, killing as many as 150 peo...

Nigeria Election: Constitutional Amendment Debate

Amb. Robin Renee Sanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amb. Robin Renee Sanders

The road to Nigeria having credible elections in 2011 is an important one for the country and for the African Continent. The country will embark on a ...

President Jonathan of Nigeria: Stop Playing Politics With Soccer

Ademola Bello | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ademola Bello

Of all the myriad problems facing Nigeria, the President has nothing serious to think about, other than to lament the country's National team poor showing at the World Cup.

Nigeria Footage Shows Armed Soldiers Kill Unarmed Men (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) MAIDUGURI, Nigeria -- An international news channel is showing chilling footage of men in uniforms shooting unarmed men after they purportedly we...

Goodluck Jonathan, Nigerian Vice President, Empowered By Lawmakers

AP | BASHIR ADIGUN and JON GAMBRELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ABUJA, Nigeria — Nigeria's parliament empowered Vice President Goodluck Jonathan to run Africa's most populous nation Tuesday in place of an ill...

New Yorkers Rally Nigerian Consulate Over Missing President

HuffPost Eyes&Ears Local | Chelsea-Lyn Rudder | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Produced by HuffPost's Eyes & Ears Citizen Journalism Unit On Friday, a group of Nigerian expatriates gathered outside of the Nigerian Consulate in...

Nigeria Owes NYC Millions In Unpaid Taxes

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — New York City says the government of Nigeria owes it millions of dollars in unpaid taxes on the Manhattan building that houses the Ni...

Nigeria at a Tipping Point

Michael Watts | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Watts

Secretary Clinton arrives in Nigeria at a crucial moment: another failure of will by the federal government could prove to be catastrophic.

Clinton Presses Nigeria On Corruption

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, during a visit to Nigeria today, made a comparison between the elections in Nigeria and the United States, sayi...

Clinton in Nigeria: A Moment of Opportunity

Sarah Dotlich | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sarah Dotlich

Electoral integrity and the ability for all citizens of Nigeria's democracy to participate meaningfully should be high on Secretary Clinton's agenda.

Shell's Settlement Doesn't Hide Unsettling Reality in Nigeria

Stephen Kretzmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stephen Kretzmann

Is $15.5 million is enough to compensate for the hanging of nine men, the death of thousands more, and for the destruction of an ecosystem?

Nigeria: Thousands Take Refuge In Makeshift Camp After Violence

AFP | Aminu Abubakar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JOS, Nigeria (AFP) - Thousands of Nigerians who fled a wave of deadly sectarian violence remained in a makeshift camp on Wednesday as more funerals we...