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TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY BEN SIMON Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan (L) and former US President Bill Clinton arrive on February 21, 2013 to attend the inauguration ceremony for the first phase of the Eko Atlantic real estate project, in Lagos, Nigeria. Eko Atlantic or Eko Atlantic City is …

Wikileaks: Clinton Foundation Worried Nigeria Aid Could Slow Haiti Fundraising

In a 2012 email chain published online by the organization Wikileaks, senior members of the Clinton Foundation rejected the idea of allowing Bill Clinton to become a member of group promoting agricultural development in Nigeria, with one director arguing that any aid to Nigeria would detract from fundraising for Haiti.

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Report: Nigeria Covered Up Boko Haram Kidnapping of 300 Children in 2014

A mass abduction, even larger than the April 2014 raid on Chibok, Borno state, which brought Boko Haram to international visibility, occurred months later, Human Rights Watch alleges. However, out of fear of angering the Nigerian government, parents of the victims refused to report it.

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Spain Using 2013 Nun Assault to Charge Boko Haram with Terrorism

A Spanish court has filed a formal complaint against the Nigerian jihadist terror group Boko Haram, citing the principle of universal justice, after discovering a Spanish victim of the group: a nun who was accosted in 2013 by terrorists belonging to the group.

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Nigeria Fires 200 Soldiers for ‘Cowardice’ in Face of Boko Haram Attacks

Multiple Nigerian and international news outlets are reporting that the nation has fired between 200-290 soldiers for alleged “cowardice” while conducting operations against jihadist terror group Boko Haram, a sacking numerous soldiers are protesting as unfair, as they were improperly armed and directed during said operations, they claim.

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On Anniversary of Boko Haram Kidnapping, 85% of Chibok Girls Still Missing

On April 14, 2014, the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram abducted more than 300 schoolgirls from the village of Chibok, cementing their international reputation as one of the most ruthless and dangerous terror groups in the world. One year later, more than 200 of those girls remain missing, and Nigeria’s president-elect is making no promises to find them.

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Former Dictator Wins Nigerian Presidency: ‘We Have Embraced Democracy’

General Muhammadu Buhari has officially won Nigeria’s presidential elections, after running for the chief executive office in 2003, 2007, and 2011, and ruling the country as a military dictator between 1984-1985. In his acceptance speech, Buhari thanked his predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan, for conceding defeat peacefully and congratulated Nigerians for having, like him, “embraced democracy.”

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Former Dictator Takes Nigerian Election Lead amid Fraud Allegations

Perhaps the greatest success of Nigeria’s elections held last Saturday is that the Islamist terror group Boko Haram has failed to steal the biggest headlines for itself. Former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari is currently leading the polls with half a million more votes that incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan in an election marked more by allegations of fraud than terrorist violence.

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Nigerian President: Boko Haram Trained at Middle East ISIS Camps

In an interview with Voice of America published on Wednesday, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan claimed that Boko Haram fighters are traveling to “ISIS camps” to receive terror training before relocating to West Africa and attacking northeastern Nigerian villages.

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Nigerian President Narrowly Misses Boko Haram Suicide Bomb at Election Rally

Two female suicide bombers are believed to have been responsible for multiple explosions at a presidential election rally in northeast Nigeria on Monday. President Goodluck Jonathan himself is reported to have narrowly missed the blast, while many suspect the hand of radical Islamist group Boko Haram was involved in the terrorist incident.

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Boko Haram Displaces 1.6 Million Nigerians in Five Years

In the past five years, Boko Haram has forced over 1.6 million people to flee Nigeria — and, increasingly, border areas of Cameroon — due to numerous attacks intended to expand their “caliphate.” The Muslim group recently attacked Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State and the largest city in the northeast.

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With Boko Haram Tearing the Country in Two, Nigeria Cozies up to Israel

The government of Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas began the year with a resounding loss at the United Nations, failing to win a bid for the organization to recognize Palestine as a state. The move failed largely due to one member of the Security Council, Nigeria, abstaining from the vote. That vote, previously a near-guarantee in Palestine’s favor, has turned, and some suggest Boko Haram’s radical Islamist terror in Nigeria’s northeast could have contributed to the pivot.

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Boko Haram Now Controls Up to Six Times More Territory Than ISIS

Islamist terror group Boko Haram now controls about twenty percent of Nigeria, The New York Times reported this week. The land grab amounts to over 70,000 square miles of territory, which is between about two and six times the square miles of land reportedly held by the Islamic State (ISIS) terror group.