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One of the last areas in northeastern Nigeria controlled by militant group More...
Tech News: Nigeria joins a new list (27 March 15)
Will impose prison sentences on mobile operators that fail to deliver quality services More...
Why Nigeria’s election could be the most important in Africa this year (27 March 15)
Here are four reasons why the elections are critically important More...
Government denies "fresh abduction" in Damasak (27 March 15)
The town was recently liberated by Chadian and Nigerien troops More...
Boko Haram killed over 1,000 since Jan: HRW (26 March 15)
It dismissed as war crimes attacks on schools and other civilian structures More...
'Foreign Mercenaries' Are Military Instructors (26 March 15)
Hundreds of foreign mercenaries had allegedly been brought into the country More...
Selfies and Social Media: Appealing to Nigeria’s Youth Vote (26 March 15)
Both sides in court young voters through Twitter and websites, along with more canvassing More...
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An emerging threat? Piracy And the Gulf Of Guinea
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Nigeria: A Retailer's Market
Lured by its clear potential – a large population, positive macro-economic growth and a strong appetite for consumer goods – chains both foreign and local are dramatically expanding their domestic retail footprint.
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People Demand Protection From Their Police
The Boko Haram violence (which has left over 1,600 dead in the last three years) has caused a national uproar over the general lack of law and order throughout the country and the continuing government corruption that is at the core of all that is wrong in the country
the Militias Are Massing
The army is providing equipment and advice to churches and mosques to assist in defeating terror attacks. Off the coast of the Niger River Delta, attacks on service boats (for offshore wells) are increasingly common. But the menace of Boko Haram continues to be the main focus for all Nigerians and observers.
Please Don't Fight back
The U.S. has offered Nigeria assistance in going after drug smuggling and distribution gangs. Nigeria has accepted, in part because al Qaeda, and possibly Boko Haram, have become allies of the drug gangs. This was not done because the Islamic radicals approve of drugs (they don't, officially) but because it’s a quick way to obtain lots of cash to finance terrorist
War on Christians Escalates
Boko Haram related violence has left over 700 dead so far this year. Boko Haram keeps warning Christians to either convert to Islam or die. Moslem and Christian leaders are giving more speeches about avoiding religious warfare. The Christians in the south have restrained themselves and not retaliated (much) against their Moslem minority. But in the north???