Teenage abductions rock Nigeria: 317 more girls taken by gunmen
The families of 317 girls between the ages of 12 and 16 who were abducted from their boarding school in Jangebe, Zamfara State, Nigeria, are desperately longing for their return. One of the families lost four of their five daughters, recounted Aliyu Ladan Jangebe, the father, one of whom hid in ...
Nigerian Archbishop: ‘Christians are being killed like chickens’
A Catholic priest was hacked to death on Jan. 16 in central Nigeria. Just one example in a string of deaths carried out by Muslim extremists. According to religious authorities, the federal government has not responded adequately, Breitbart reported. Rev. Father John Gbakaan went to visit his mother on Jan. 14 ...
Nigerian president Buhari sworn in for 2nd term
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari began his second term as head of Africa's most populous nation on Wednesday, facing heightened pressure to defeat Islamic extremism and boost the oil-dependent economy amid concerns over his health.The 76-year-old former military dictator read the oath of office from a card as he stood beside ...
Soto leads US over Nigeria 2-0 at Under-20 World Cup
Sebastian Soto scored a pair of goals, and the United States beat Nigeria 2-0 Monday in the Under-20 World Cup at Bielsko Biala, Poland, to rebound from an opening loss to Ukraine. Soto headed in Alex Mendez's corner kick from 5 yards in the 18th minute, getting free from defender Zulkifilu ...
California man arrested for illegal arms deal to Nigeria
U.S. attorney's office says Dolarian accepts more than $8 million for brokering a deal to sell bombs, rockets and guns from Eastern Europe and South Africa to Abuja
Nigerian singer Tiwa Savage ‘humbled’ over global music deal
Nigerian singer-songwriter Tiwa Savage says there's a "revolution going on" in African music and she is "very humbled and excited" to take her music to a worldwide audience."It's a beautiful journey, it's history in the making," Savage said Thursday of her newly announced recording deal.Savage is one of the world's ...
Global migrants’ journey stalls in southern Mexico
Thousands fleeing conflict or poverty in Nigeria, Cameroon, Bangladesh, Haiti and Cuba have traveled across oceans, through the jungles and mountains of South America, up through Central America, on a route that — so far — ends here: the steamy, crumbling Mexican city of Tapachula, near the Guatemala border. Over 1,500 ...
Women’s football in Nigeria struggles for funds
Despite clinching the African championship title nine times, the players are paid much less than their male counterparts
Cameroon, Nigeria, Chad, Niger deploy troops after fresh attack
Multi-National Joint Task Force of the Lake Chad Basin Commission has deployed troops after suspected Boko Haram terrorists attacked Cameroon killing at least 13 people, leaving hundreds homeless
Cameroon authorities detain 30 Nigerians allegedly linked to Boko Haram
Police say the group of mainly women and children did not have permission to cross the border or identification cards, and failed to answer their questions
Nigeria’s population projected to double by 2050
Nigerian authorities are offering free family planning methods and advice in an effort to slow population growth
Boko Haram targets civilians in deadly attacks in South-east Niger
UN says tens of thousands of refugees and displaced people in Niger suffer immense hardships as attacks by Boko Haram increase
Record Singapore bust puts scrutiny on overlooked pangolin
Singapore has seized more than 28 tons of pangolin scales belonging to around 38,000 of the endangered mammals over the past week, a global record that spurred calls for more protection for pangolins.The scales, which were found in shipping containers, have been linked to four species of pangolins native to ...
Cameroon: Nigerians who fled election violence return home
Cameroon troops whistle to indicate it is time for departure as about 3,000 Nigerians prepare to return to the village of Kukawa in Borno state
US, Nigeria, other nations train navies in Gulf of Guinea
The United States Navy and 33 other countries recently carried out weeks of maritime training in the Gulf of Guinea, to improve safety against pirates and to improve the monitoring of the West Africa coastline.The Obangame Express training exercise, in its ninth year, this year included 2,500 personnel, 95 ships ...
Activists want Buhari to refocus on missing Chibok girls
The safe rescue and return of the girls and other abductees was a top priority in then-candidate Muhammadu Buhari's 2015 presidential election bid
Smollett attorney wants focus on brothers role in attack
Now that charges have been dropped against Jussie Smollett, the "Empire" actor's attorney is trying to shift attention back on two brothers who told police they were paid by Smollett to help stage a racist, anti-gay attack on him. Investigators should look into the role of brothers Abimbola "Abel" Osundairo and ...
UNCR: 500,000 displaced Cameroonians urgently need humanitarian aid
UNHCR is appealing for $184 million to support life-saving operations for displaced and refugee Cameroonians
Pope Francis prays for Nicaragua, victims in African attacks
Pope Francis prayed on Sunday for the victims of attacks in Nigeria and Mali, and for the success of talks underway in Nicaragua aimed at solving a yearlong political crisis in the country."Let's pray for the numerous victims of the recent inhuman attacks in Nigeria and Mali. May the Lord ...
Chess victory is ticket out of shelter for 8-year-old boy
An 8-year-old boy's victory as New York state chess champion will be his family's ticket out of a homeless shelter.The New York Times reported that Tani Adewumi (TAH'-nee ah-deh-WOO'-mee) won the state chess title for his age group this month even though he learned to play only about a year ...
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