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Man indicted in US for drug deal elected senator in Nigeria

Election results posted late Wednesday say Kashamu is a senator-elect in southwest Ogun state.

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Nigerian president Buhari: Can’t promise to find the 219 girls Boko Haram abducted

“We do not know if the Chibok girls can be rescued.” – President Buhari

A Woman holds a sign during a rally near the Nigerian embassy to raise to show support for the release of the kidnapped girls in Nigeria in Paris on Monday. (Source: AP)

Nigeria marks first anniversary since Boko Haram abducted 219 girls

The UN and African rights groups also called for an end to the targeting of boys and girls in the conflict.

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800,000 children forced from homes in Boko Haram violence

Children have become deliberate targets, often subjected to extreme violence – from sexual abuse and forced marriage,” the report says.

Turning a new page

Nigeria has surprised the world with its presidential election. It could be a model for other African states.

In this Jan. 26, 2013, file photo, an Egyptian soccer fan of Al-Ahly club displays scales to fans celebrating a court verdict that returned 21 death penalties in the previous year's soccer violence against their supporters in Port Said, inside the club premises in Cairo, Egypt.

Egypt, Nigeria account for over 1000 death sentences announced in 2014

Egypt and Nigeria account for over 1,000 death sentences announced last year, reports a London based human rights group.

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Buhari wins in Nigeria, defeating Goodluck Jonathan

“Nobody’s ambition is worth the blood of any Nigerian,” Jonathan said.

Independent National Electoral Commission chairman, Attahiru Jega, left, views election results at the coalition center in Abuja, Nigeria, Monday, March 30, 2015

Nigeria opposition’s Buhari ahead as vote count resumes

Nigeria’s Muhammadu Buhari won the Presidential elections after defeating Goodluck Jonathan by 1.7 million votes.

Hope, fear as Nigerians await results of presidential vote

Nigerians are waiting in hope and fear for results of the most tightly contested presidential election in the nation.

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Boko Haram killed 1,000 civilians this year: Rights group

A report based on accounts from witnesses and media, says Nigeria’s govt is not doing enough to protect its civilians.

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Boko Haram attacks Nigerian town, kills 11

Boko Haram extremists have attacked on a Nigerian border town, killing 11 people.

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Nigeria acknowledges foreign help in fight against Boko Haram extremists

Nigeria has acknowledged help from regional security operatives in the fight against Boko Haram extremists.

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Chad, Niger forces move in to attacks extremist Boko Haram

Chadian general confirmed that military forces from Chad and Niger have gone into northeast Nigeria to attack Boko Haram.

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5 killed in Nigeria by 10-year-old Boko Haram suicide bomber

A girl suicide bomber as young as 10 blew herself up at a busy market in Nigeria killing four others and seriously wounding 46 people.

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Boko Haram raids kill 30 in Nigeria

Residents who fled the town said they appealed to troops based in Chibok but they allegedly refused to deploy.