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Nearly 22,000 Nigerians have been reported as missing to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) during a decade of conflict in northeast Nigeria, the highest number of missing persons registered with the ICRC in any country. Read more

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Boko Haram abducted Hawa Abdu and her children in Nigeria in 2014

UN Photo - Eskinder Debebe

Hawa Abdu, a 38-year old Nigerian mother of two was abducted by Boko Haram in 2014 and spent four years with the outlawed terrorist group moving around the north-east of Nigeria. She has been living in Minawao, a camp for Nigerian refugees in the Read more

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The meeting between Chinese President and his North Korean Counterpart came as a surprise to the world. On March 25, the media reported that a mystery guest visited Beijing by train. Two days later, that mystery guest received by the Chinese Read more

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Young people aged 16 - 24 from Yola, northeast Nigeria are to benefit from a new partnership launched between the Citi Foundation and the International Rescue Committee (IRC) which will provide refugees, young people displaced within their own Read more

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While we must give kudos to the military and the Nigerian government for improving security in the northeast, it is safe to say the conflict is far from over. There is still some way to go. Read more

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Musa*, a CJTF leader based in Maiduguri, has been pleading with his government contacts to provide jobs and support to his men once they decide to leave the CJTF. “You have taught them how to use arms. You have taught them how to fight. To not help Read more

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Parents of the Chibok girls attend a meeting with President Buhari January 14, 2016.

(Pix by Reuters - Afolabi Sotunde)

Nigerian officials gave permission on Tuesday for a memorial event at a school in northeast Nigeria from where Islamist rebels abducted 276 girls two years ago with parents hoping this would remind the world their daughters are still missing. Read more

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President Buhari tells Al Jazeera's Martine Dennis that he hasn't failed in his promise to defeat Boko Haram and that the group has been weakened considerably

[Sorin Furcoi/Al Jazeera]

Nine months after he came to power, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari received an official welcome from Qatar's Emir on Buhari's latest trip of many to boost Nigeria's standing abroad. Read more

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First it starts with foes, then friends, then you and I. At a time, against better advice, I strongly supported the extra-judicial detention of Radio Biafra boss, Nwannekaenyi Okwu-Kanu. My argument was that, it should not be because the Department Read more

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Girls and women kidnapped by Nigeria's insurgent group, Jamāʻat Ahl as-Sunnah lid-daʻwa wal-Jihād (JAS), commonly known as Boko Haram, face mistrust and persecution upon their return to society – according to new research by peace building Read more

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Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari in a warm handshake with France's President Francoise Hollande at Elysee Palace

Picture: Femi Adesina

Buhari met with Hollande at Elysee Palace and warned that Boko Haram had expanded "after declaring its loyalty to IS." He said the jihadists' alliance, announced in March, had given Boko Haram "a source of material resources." Read more

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I am not one of Buhari’s fans; not one of his baying cult followers, but I have to concede that the man’s stock is quite high at the moment. The General’s star is shining brightly. His stock has recently skyrocketed. But why is that? Read more

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My concern is for the 54 Nigerian soldiers who have been convicted of mutiny, and sentenced to death by a court martial. Read more

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Lagos, Nigeria's mega city, is synonymous with thugs. These thugs are locally called agberos by the Yoruba folks in Nigeria. Read more

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The Borno State government has released 42 suspected Boko Haram terrorists captured by the Nigerian army. Read more

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Nigeria's military says it has agreed a ceasefire with Boko Haram and reached a deal for the release of more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped in Chibok, Northeast Nigeria, by the group last April. Read more

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The protest was peaceful according to IHRC

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A report launched by London-based Islamic Human Rights Council (IHRC) has accused the Nigerian military of war crimes. Read more

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In the early hours of April 14 2014, Boko Haram militants invaded the sleepy little town of Chibok. They made off with about 234 school girls, and then the school was razed to the ground. Read more

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The United States of America has donated high-tech bomb detector robots to the Nigeria Police Force. Read more

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A delegation of the United Kingdom (UK) Chapter of Nigeria's leading opposition party - the All Progressive Congress, has visited 10 Downing Street, to alert British Prime Minister about Boko Haram. Read more

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  • ICRC Tracing Services - restoring family links in Maiduguri, Nigeria

  • Boko Haram abducted Hawa Abdu and her children in Nigeria in 2014

    UN Photo - Eskinder Debebe

    Boko Haram abducted Hawa Abdu and her children in Nigeria in 2014

  • Nigerian refugees seek shelter in Diffa, Niger, in June 2016.

    Photo: UNHCR - Ibrahim Abdou

    Nigerian refugees seek shelter in Diffa, Niger, in June 2016.

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