Tag Archives: Nigeria

Nigeria : An explosion in a brothel in Bauchi killed 11 people

An explosion overnight in a brothel in the northeastern Nigerian city of Bauchi killed 11 people, police said on Saturday, with suspicion likely to fall on Islamist militant group Boko Haram. The statement sent by text message said the cause … read more

1 suspect held, 1 killed after deadly Nigeria bomb blast

Abuja (AFP) – 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. Wednesday’s blast shook … read more

Argentina beats Nigeria 3-2 as both teams advance

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil (AP) — Argentina beat Nigeria 3-2 in their last World Cup group match on Wednesday, with Lionel Messi and Ahmed Musa scoring two goals each before Marcos Rojo kneed in the winner. Argentina won Group F while … read more

Boko Haram abducted 60 females, 31 boys in NE Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Extremists have abducted 60 more girls and women and 31 boys in weekend attacks on villages in northeast Nigeria, witnesses said Tuesday, another sign of the Nigerian military’s failure to curb an Islamic uprising. Some married … read more

Nigeria beats Bosnia-Herzegovina 1-0 at World Cup

CUIABA, Brazil (AP) — Nigeria eliminated Bosnia-Herzegovina from World Cup contention with a 1-0 win Saturday, with Peter Odemwingie‘s first-half goal getting the African champions closer to the knockout stage. Odemwingie sealed Nigeria’s first victory at a World Cup since … read more

13 killed in bombing of Nigeria World Cup viewing venue

A suicide bomber has killed several people in northern Nigeria’s Yobe state at a venue televising a World Cup match, residents and medics say. A hospital worker told the BBC that truckloads of injured people are being treated in overcrowded … read more

UN is set to sanction Abubakar Shekau,Boko Haram Leader

By  Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The U.N. Security Council is set to sanction Abubakar Shekau, leader of Nigeria’s Boko Haram, and its faction Ansaru, the first individual and entity to be designated by the world body since the … read more

Human Rights in Peace and Conflict – Peter Tibber

This post is also available in: Arabic Peter Tibber » Khartoum, Sudan A blog by the Ambassador to Sudan It’s not been a good couple of weeks for Sudan. The conviction of Meriam Ibrahim on charges of apostasy and adultery … read more

Nigeria gunmen kidnap 20 women in northeast

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Suspected Boko Haram gunmen have reportedly kidnapped 20 women from a nomadic settlement in northeast Nigeria near the town of Chibok, where the Islamic militants abducted more than 300 schoolgirls and young women on April 15. … read more