Nigeria confirms release of 21 Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram

Nigeria confirms release of 21 Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram

Jihadist group Boko Haram released 21 kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls to the Nigerian government following a prisoner swap, an official in the president’s office said Thursday. The Chibok girls were released as part of a prisoner swap deal struck between Boko Haram, the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Nigerian and Swiss governments, said […]

President Jonathan visits site of Boko Haram massacre

President Jonathan visits site of Boko Haram massacre

With just one month to go ahead of March 28 elections, Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan visited the scene of a Boko Haram massacre in the northern city of Baga on Thursday and vowed that the insurgency would soon be over. But the Islamist insurgency gave a fresh indication of the scale of the task, with […]

France beat Nigeria 2-0 for a place in World Cup quarter-finals

France beat Nigeria 2-0 for a place in World Cup quarter-finals

A header by Paul Pogba and a Joseph Yobo own goal sent France through to the World Cup quarter-finals as the French beat African champions Nigeria, 2-0, in Brasilia on Monday. France will play either Germany or Algeria in Rio de Janeiro on Friday. Nigeria, bidding to reach the last eight for the first time, […]

Football stadium blast kills scores in northern Nigeria

Football stadium blast kills scores in northern Nigeria

A bomb blast targeting a football match in northeastern Nigeria killed at least 40 people on Sunday, police sources said. The attack took place in the town of Mubi, which has seen previous attacks by Boko Haram Islamists. “There has been a bomb explosion at a football field this evening and so far more than […]