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Nigerian police officers fire teargas at supporters of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) as they protest against the imprisonment of their leader Ibrahim Zakzaky, in Abuja, on October 30, 2018. - Nigerian police fired shots and tear gas at thousands of supporters of an imprisoned Shiite cleric in Abuja on …

Nigerian Army Shoots into Crowd of Shiite Protesters, Killing 27

The Nigerian army reportedly killed up to 21 people when it fired live bullets into a crowd of protesters on the third day of demonstrations by the African country’s leading Shiite Muslim movement in the capital of Abuja on Monday.

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is to meet President Donald Trump on Monday, the first African leader to be received by Trump's administration in the White House

Nigerian President: Opposition ‘Blackmailing Me’ with Christian Massacres

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari this week accused opposition politicians of “blackmailing” him by claiming that he is allowing terrorists from the Fulani herdsmen group, with whom the African leader shares his ethnicity, to continue butchering thousands of Christian-majority farmers in

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari spent months in the British capital last year for treatment to an unspecified illness, casting doubt on his fitness to govern 

Nigeria: Ruling Party Threatens to Punish Splinter Group Abandoning President Buhari

Nigeria’s ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) party this week disavowed the Reformed APC breakaway faction made up of politicians who no longer supports President Muhammadu Buhari’s government because it is “inept and incompetent,” warning that it will “not hesitate to take lawful actions” against members of the splinter group, various news reports revealed

A boy looks on in a camp in the village of Kidjendi near Diffa on June 19, 2016 as displaced families fled from Boko Haram attacks in Bosso AFP/File Issouf Sanogo

15-Year-Old Claims He Made 500 Bombs for Boko Haram

Nigeria’s national news agency, NAN, published an interview on Monday with a 15-year-old boy whom the government-run agency says admits to building 500 bombs for the Islamic State affiliate Boko Haram since his abduction at age ten.

Coffins are prepared for burial during a funeral service for 17 worshippers and two priests, who were allegedly killed by Fulani herdsmen, at Ayati-Ikpayongo in Gwer East district of Benue State, north-central Nigeria on May 22, 2018. - Two Nigerian priests and 17 worshippers have been buried, nearly a month …

Boko Haram, Fulani Terrorists Kill 2,000 in Nigeria in Six Months

The number of predominantly Christian people killed in Nigeria by Muslim Fulani terrorists in the first six months of this year has dwarfed the fatalities carried out by the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL)-affiliated Boko Haram, a non-governmental organization (NGO) based in the African country revealed this week.

Nigeria is facing widespread unrest, from Boko Haram's Islamist insurgency in the northeast to a resurgence of violence in a long-running dispute over land and resources in central states

Report: Nigeria May Lose over $400 Million to Terrorism a Year

A study by the global insurer Lloyd’s found that Nigeria may be losing $437 million a year in terrorism losses, the Nigerian newspaper Vanguard reported on Monday. Nigeria is home to several Islamist insurgencies, most notably the Islamic State affiliate Boko Haram and the violent Fulani herdsmen.

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Opioid Addiction Surging in Nigeria Among Boko Haram Jihadists

Tramadol, the cheap opioid painkiller, is reportedly fueling widespread addiction in Nigeria and promoting the terrorist campaign at the hands of Boko Haram militants, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned this week.

Image taken from a video by Nigeria's Boko Haram terrorist network, Oct. 31, 2014. AP

Pressure Builds on Nigeria to Exit International Criminal Court While Boko Haram War Rages

Some activists this week reportedly urged the Nigerian government to rescind the African country’s ratification of the International Criminal Court (ICC), stating that some groups are using the independent judicial institution as a tool to “blackmail” Nigerian troops with threats of war crime charges that ultimately hinder their efforts against Boko Haram terrorists.

A nurse working with the World Health Organization (WHO) shows a bottle containing Ebola vaccine at the town all of Mbandaka on May 21, 2018 during the launch of the Ebola vaccination campaign. - The death toll in an outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) rose …

Nigeria Ramps Up Security as Congo’s Ebola Outbreak Grows

Nigerian public health facilities and airport security leaders began increasing security measures and preparing medical staff for the potential spread of Ebola to the country as Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) confirmed its 27th death from the virus over the weekend, a nurse attending to victims.

Suicide bomb attacks and abductions have been the hallmarks of Boko Haram's bloody insurgency

Nigeria: Boko Haram Using Feeble-Looking Elderly Men as Suicide Bombers

Boko Haram jihadists in Nigeria have reportedly resorted to using senior men pretending to be feeble as suicide bombers, according to the country’s military, which describes the move as a possible change in tactics in carrying out attacks on soft targets.