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745 killed in meningitis outbreak in Nigeria

Nigeria's meningitis outbreak has killed at least 745 people, health officials said. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control said 8,057 suspected meningitis cases have...

North East Nigeria Crisis – UN to cut food aid over lack of funds

Food aid will be cut for more than a million Nigerians affected by Boko Haram's insurgency if promised funding from the international community does...

Nigeria thwarts Boko Haram plan to attack UK and US embassies

Nigerian security officials say they have thwarted plans by Boko Haram members to attack the embassies of the United States and Britain. A statement by...

US selling warplanes to Nigeria in fight against Boko Haram

The US sale of high-tech attack aircraft to Nigeria for its campaign against Boko Haram Islamic extremists will move forward despite concerns over abuses...

Nigeria seizes oil bloc amid Shell and ENI corruption probe

Nigeria is seizing one of Africa's richest oil blocs and could prosecute petroleum giants Shell and Eni over a corruption scandal, court documents show. The...

Military jet mistakenly bombs refugee camp, killing more than 100 in Nigeria

A Nigerian Air Force fighter jet on a mission against Boko Haram extremists has mistakenly bombed a refugee camp, killing more than 100 refugees...

Pope Francis wishes Christmas peace on those scarred by war

Pope Francis has wished Christmas peace on people scarred by wars and those who lost loved ones to terrorism that he says is sowing...

UN says 80,000 children will starve to death in Nigeria

Nearly half a million children will face starvation in north-eastern Nigeria next year and 80,000 will die unless they receive treatment, amid the humanitarian...

160 dead after church roof collapses on worshippers in Nigeria

The roof of a crowded church has collapsed on to worshippers in southern Nigeria, killing 160 people, a hospital director said. Etete Peters of the...

Boko Haram besieging villages in Nigeria

Boko Haram fighters are overrunning villages near the Nigerian town of Chibok, forcing hundreds of people to flee as they loot and burn in...

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