Security forces killed 20 suspected members of the militant Islamic group Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria on Sunday, an army captain said.
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The search for bodies of those killed in a plane crash in Nigeria's major city of Lagos has ended, authorities said Wednesday.
A suicide attack on Monday in northeastern Nigeria killed 11 people and wounded another 26, a spokesman for the Nigerian Red Cross in Abuja told CNN.
At least eight people were killed, including one suicide bomber, and dozens were wounded in three bomb blasts in central and northern Nigeria on Thursday, the Red Cross said.
A managing director of a newspaper targeted in Nigeria believes Boko Haram is responsible. CNN's Vlad Duthiers reports.
About 25 gunmen attacked a prison in Nigeria's central Kogi state and freed a number of inmates, a police spokesman said Thursday.
A police commissioner in Nigeria has been suspended after the escape of a suspected terror group member, Nigerian police confirmed Wednesday.
Nigeria's president has declared a state of emergency in parts of the country afflicted by violence from the militant Islamist group Boko Haram.
Nigeria's Christians are losing faith that the government will protect them from attacks by Islamic extremists and will "respond appropriately" to future killings, the country's leading church group warned Wednesday.
Dozens of people have been killed during two days of clashes between Islamist militants and Nigerian security forces in a northeastern town, an army commander said.
Following an outbreak of violence that left more than 100 people dead, the U.S. Mission in Nigeria issued a warning to Americans on Sunday, saying more attacks may be imminent in the northeastern part of the nation.
Suicide bombers suspected to belong to a militant Islamist group targeted a military base in northeastern Nigeria on Friday. No one was killed.
Gunmen killed the brother of the slain leader of Nigerian militant group Boko Haram in the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, a spokesman for the military said Monday.
The 25 victims of the August 26 terrorist bombing of the United Nations House in Abuja, the Nigerian capital, were honored in a memorial ceremony on Thursday.
At least 25 people were killed in flooding that hit the city of Ibadan in southwestern Nigeria over the weekend, the Nigerian Red Cross said Tuesday.
On Friday a car bomb exploded at the United Nations compound, in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, killing at least 18 people and injuring several others. It is the latest, and most ambitious in a series of bomb explosions that have hit the city in the last year.
At least 18 people were killed Friday in a bombing at a U.N. building in the Nigerian capital, a police spokesman said.
Three people were killed Sunday in an explosion in Suleja, Nigeria, outside the capital of Abuja, officials said.
Two more blasts struck Nigeria on Monday, bringing the total to five since President Goodluck Jonathan was inaugurated Sunday.
Goodluck Jonathan is sworn in as president of Nigeria. CNN's Christian Purefoy reports.
Hours after the inauguration of President Goodluck Jonathan, a bomb blast rocked the northern Nigerian city of Bauchi, a government spokesman said.
U.S. authorities have kept about 350 people with "suspected ties to terrorism" off U.S.-bound planes since January 2010, officials said Monday.
At least four people were killed and another 13 wounded Friday in a bomb blast at an army barracks in Abuja, Nigeria, the deputy police commissioner said.
Nigerian authorities on Friday arrested 92 people allegedly affiliated with a militant Islamist group that the government says is responsible for a string of recent killings in the country's northeast.
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Five more people will face criminal charges this week in Nigeria, suspected of being linked to deadly car bombings earlier this month in the oil-rich nation's capital, a spokeswoman for Nigeria's secret service told CNN Tuesday.
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Surgeons operating with kerosene lanterns and accident victims waiting in dark hospital corridors because there's no light to see their injuries; these are among the realities of life during Nigeria's frequent power outages, according to a group campaigning to improve electricity supply.
Three people have been arrested in Nigeria and are being questioned in connection with the Friday blasts that killed 12 and injured 50 in the nation's capital, a spokesman for President Goodluck Jonathan said Saturday.
CNN's Christian Purefoy explains MEND, the group that claimed responsibility for Nigeria's recent bombings.
A militant group said it carried out the car bombing that rippled through Nigeria's capital Abuja Friday, a blast that killed eight people and wounded 21 others.
Independence day celebrations are marred by a deadly blast in Abuja, Nigeria. CNN's Isha Sesay reports.
Nigeria will not fall into violence over his decision to stand for elections next year, President Goodluck Jonathan said in an exclusive interview with CNN.
Three French nationals were kidnapped overnight in an attack on their oil-services ship off the coast of Nigeria, the company they work for said Wednesday.
A three-story building collapsed in Nigeria's capital, killing 19 people, a police spokesman said Thursday.
More than 160 people have been arrested in connection with the massacre earlier this month of scores of people in central Nigeria, a national police spokesman told CNN Monday.
CNN's Christian Purefoy sits down with Dept. of Homeland Security Sec. Janet Napolitano to discuss her recent visit to Nigeria
Thousands of Nigerian youths took to the streets Tuesday in a rare display of public anger over issues ranging from infrastructure failings, fuel shortages and power blackouts that reflect growing pressure on the country's ailing president.
Former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo says violence in the country is caused by ethnic and economic issues.
Last Sunday the world woke to news of ethnic and religious violence in Jos, central Nigeria.
Nigeria's acting head of state has urged citizens to maintain peace and stability while the nation's ailing president recuperates after more than three months at a Saudi Arabia hospital.
Nigeria's political landscape was shrouded in mystery Thursday as its ailing President, Umaru Musa Yar'Adua, returned to the country after months abroad receiving medical treatment.
Ailing President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua has returned home to Nigeria, though it was not immediately clear whether he was well enough to resume duties.
Nigeria's ailing president has broken two months of silence to assure his countrymen that contrary to speculation he is alive and intending to return to power soon.
CNN's Christian Purefoy reports on the growing clamor in Nigeria over the president's long absence abroad.
CNN's Christian Purefoy describes the background of the accused terror suspect.
When the father of suspected terrorist Umar Farouk AbdulMutallab visited the U.S. embassy in Nigeria in November, he told officials he believed his son was under the influence of religious extremists and had traveled from London, England, to Yemen, a senior administration official said Monday.
Nigeria's president will not resign despite currently undergoing treatment in Saudi Arabia for a heart condition, his office said Friday.
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Two senior rebel leaders in Nigeria's oil-rich Delta region accepted a government offer of amnesty to militants who disarm.
The U.S. Embassy in Nigeria warned Sunday that it had received threats of a possible attack on diplomatic missions in Lagos, the nation's most populous city.
Local healers in Abuja, Nigeria believe to have discovered a cure for AIDS. CNN's Christian Purefoy reports.
Some 800,000 residents were forcibly evicted from their homes in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, over a four-year period to make way for development in the fast-growing city, a rights group said Thursday
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A Nigerian airliner carrying 104 people crashed shortly after take-off Sunday near the Abuja airport and burst into flames, airport and government officials told CNN.
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The U.N. humanitarian chief says he was "very positively surprised" by talks with Sudanese officials over the crisis in that country's Darfur region.
The main rebel group in Sudan's strife-torn Darfur region signed a peace agreement Friday aimed at ending the violence that has spawned what the United Nations calls the world's worst humanitarian crisis.
Talks in Abuja, Nigeria, aimed at producing a peace agreement between the Sudanese government and rebels in the African nation's troubled Darfur region, passed another deadline Friday with no clear indication that they were near success.
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice sent her deputy to save peace talks on ending the violence in Sudan's western Darfur region, saying it was time to "shake the trees" and put a robust security force in place.
A Nigerian group has claimed responsibility for the abduction of nine foreign workers during its attack on an oil facility Saturday.
Four people who initially survived a passenger plane crash in southern Nigeria have died, bringing the death toll to 107, officials in Nigeria told CNN.
Officials in Nigeria say they are investigating the cause of a passenger plane crash that killed 107 people, including at least 65 secondary school children.
A Nigerian passenger plane carrying a "large number" of school children headed home for the holidays crashed and burned Saturday at an airport in Port Harcourt.
All 117 people aboard a passenger jet that crashed shortly after take-off from Lagos are dead, including several high-level Nigerian officials, the government said Sunday.
The wreckage of a passenger jet with 114 people on board has been found in central Nigeria, authorities said. There was no information on survivors.
The new head of the World Bank has praised a historic agreement by Group of Eight finance ministers to cancel up to $55 billion in foreign debt owed by some of the world's poorest nations.
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Britain, facing a logjam of faulty visa applications, slammed the door on Monday on young Nigerians visiting the country for the first time.
A Darfur rebel group said Thursday it refused to return to African Union-sponsored peace talks and rejected the pan-African body as lead mediator to end the 22-month-old conflict.
The Bush administration has expressed grave concern over a recent increase in violence in the Darfur region of Sudan and called on both sides to honor a cease-fire.
A rebel leader who had threatened to attack multinational oil interests in Nigeria says he and President Olusegun Obasanjo have agreed that rebel and government troops will stop firing on each other immediately.
Rebel groups walked away from peace talks with the Sudanese government in the Nigerian capital of Abuja on Saturday in protest of alleged attacks by the government-supported Janjaweed militia in the embattled Darfur region, a government spokesman said.
An apparent breakthrough aimed at ending the crisis in Darfur seems set to be scuppered after Sudanese rebels rejected key conditions of the deal.
The Sudanese government has agreed to an African Union proposal to send more AU troops to the Darfur region to garrison rebel fighters, a top government negotiator told reporters.
Britain's Foreign Secretary Jack Straw has said his government is prepared to help fund an enlarged African Union force to monitor the situation in the troubled western Sudan region of Darfur.