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Welcoming peaceful Nigerian elections, Ban encourages patience
New York, Mar 30 : United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has congratulated the people and Government of Nigeria on the largely peaceful and orderly conduct of Saturday's presidential and parliamentary elections.
Boko Haram beheads 23 people, kills 7 in separate attacks
Melbourne, Mar 29 : Suspected Boko Haram militants have beheaded 23 people in Buratai, northeast Nigeria and killed seven people in a separate attack in the country's north-eastern Gombe state and at polling stations.
'25 killed in Election Day attack by Boko Haram in Nigeria'
Abuja, March 29 : At least 25 people were killed in an attack suspected to be a perpetration of Boko Haram on a community in Nigeria's northeastern state of Borno early Saturday, the same day a crucial presidential election was held, an official of the West African country said.
Nigerian Army claims to have retaken Boko Haram headquarters
London, Mar 28 : The Nigerian Army has reportedly reclaimed the north-eastern town of Gwoza, which is said to be the headquarters of the militant Islamist group Boko Haram.
Website of Nigerian poll panel hacked on election day
Abuja, March 28 : The official website of Nigeria's Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is suspected to have been hacked, the electoral body said on Saturday, as a crucial presidential election is being held in the West African country.
Nigeria votes to elect president
Abuja, March 28 : Polling stations across Nigeria opened on Saturday amid tight security, as more than 56 million eligible voters went to cast their ballots to elect a new president, Nigeria's Independent National Electoral Commission said.
Ban calls on all Nigerians to vote in large numbers
New York, Mar 28 : On the eve of presidential and parliamentary elections in Nigeria,Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on all Nigerians to exercise their civic responsibility by going to the polls to vote in large numbers.
Nigerian forces reclaim Boko Haram stronghold
Abuja, March 27 : Nigerian government forces on Friday reclaimed a stronghold of the militant sect Boko Haram in northeast Borno state, with both land and air operations, military spokesman Chris Olukolade said.
Chad UN envoy says Boko Haram 'more dangerous' than IS
Johannesburg, March 26 : Chad's United Nations envoy has reportedly voiced his frustration over Security Council's failure to endorse a regional force to take on Boko Haram, arguing that the Nigerian militants are "more dangerous" than Islamic State (IS) fighters.
Boko Haram kills 75 in northern Nigeria, says survivor
Abuja, March 25 : Boko Haram militants killed at least 75 people in a town in Nigeria's Borno state, reported Xinhua on Wednesday, citing a survivor of the massacre.
UN official meets with Nigerian refugees in northern Cameroon
New York, Mar 25 : The United Nations refugee chief Antonio Guterres began a two-day visit to Cameroon on Tuesday to see the impact of the displacement crises in neighbouring Nigeria and Central African Republic (CAR), which have sent over hundreds of thousands fleeing for safety.
Nigeria to resettle people displaced by Boko Haram
Abuja, March 23 : Nigeria is set to resettle, rehabilitate and reintegrate people displaced by Boko Haram attacks back in their homes and communities, a government spokesman said on Monday.
Nigerian troops repel Boko Haram attack
Abuja, March 22 : Nigeria's defence headquarters said on Saturday that a combination of air and ground operation repelled an attack on a northeastern town of Bama by Boko Haram militants.
Nigeria's President Jonathan hopes areas held by Boko Haram will be ...
London, March 20 : Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has said that he hoped that the territories held by Islamist militant group Boko Haram will be retaken within a month as they are getting "weaker and weaker" by the day.
UN officials say suffering in Nigeria 'immense,' warn of regional ...
New York, Mar 20 :Amid ongoing fighting between Government forces and Boko Haram insurgents, the effects of the crisis in north-eastern Nigeria are increasingly reverberating across the region, two senior United Nations humanitarian officials said on Thursday, as they urged international donors to ...
Boko Haram attack kills 10 in Nigeria
Abuja, March 20 : At least 10 people were killed in an attack carried out by the Boko Haram militants in a Nigeria-Cameroon border town in Borno state, a security source said Thursday.
Nigeria: UN political chief hails progress as country prepares to vote
New York, Mar 19 : Nigeria has made "noteworthy" progress in the preparations for the upcoming elections, the top United Nations political official said on Wednesday, as he wrapped up a visit to the country, whose citizens will head to the polls beginning on 28 March.
West African bloc deploys more election observers in Nigeria
Abuja, March 17 : The Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS) on Tuesday said it has deployed a more long-term election observation mission in Nigeria, to monitor the country's March 28 presidential and national assembly elections.
Nigerian army gains full control of town
Abuja, March 17 : Nigerian troops have regained full control of northeast Bama town in Borno State after clearing terrorists from the town on Monday, the country's defence headquarters said.
Nigeria: UN political chief delivers message of solidarity
New York, Mar 17 : The top United Nations political official arrived in Nigeria today for a two-day visit aimed at conveying the world body's support and solidarity with the country ahead of the general elections starting on 28 March.
80 killed in Nigeria attack
Nairobi, March 16 : At least 80 people were killed in an attack by armed men, thought to be members of the Fulani ethnic group, on villages in the central Nigerian state of Benue, according to parliamentarian and security sources.
Joint forces clash with Boko Haram in Nigeria
Abuja, March 16 : Nigerian army and troops from neighbouring countries were fighting Boko Haram gunmen to retake the strategic border town of Damasak, security source said Sunday.
Five including two Nigerians arrested for drug trafficking
New Delhi, March 14 : Five men including two Nigerians were arrested here in separate incidents of drug trafficking, police said on Saturday. Drugs worth over Rs. 1 crore were recovered from them.
IS accepts Boko Haram's pledge of allegiance
London, March 13 : An audio tape released by the Islamic State (IS) showed that the terror outfit has accepted a pledge of allegiance from Nigerian militant group Boko Haram.
IS accepts Boko Haram's pledge of allegiance
Washington, March 13 : The Islamic State (IS) terrorist group has announced that its leader and self-proclaimed caliph of the Muslim world, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has accepted the pledge of allegiance from the Nigeria-based Boko Haram.
Boko Haram militants driven out of Nigerian state
Lagos, March 13 : Nigerian troops have driven Boko Haram militants out of the Adamawa state in the northeastern part of the country, a Nigerian official said on Thursday.
Four killed, 20 injured in Nigeria blast
Abuja, March 11 : At least four people were killed and 20 injured in a blast in northern Nigeria's Borno state on Tuesday, according to media reports.
Playing long balls to strikers was a plan: East Bengal coach
Kolkata, March 10 : East Bengal coach Eelco Schattorie said playing long balls to his two talismanic Nigerian strikers upfront was a planned effort that succeeded in the AFC Cup Group F match against Hong Kong Kitchee here on Tuesday.
AFC Cup: East Bengal, Kitchee play out 1-1 draw
Kolkata, March 10 : A late strike from East Bengal's Nigerian forward Ranti Martins earned his side a hard fought 1-1 draw against Kitchee of Hong Kong in a second round Group F match of the AFC Cup here on Tuesday.
AFC Cup: East Bengal, Kitchee finish 1-1
Kolkata, March 10 : A late strike from East Bengal's Nigerian forward Ranti Martins earned his side a hard fought 1-1 draw against Kitchee of Hong Kong in a second round Group F match of the AFC Cup at the Salt Lake Stadium here on Tuesday.