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December 9, 2018 4:01 PM Nigerian opposition accuses government of blocking VP candidate's account

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria’s main opposition party said authorities had frozen the bank accounts of its vice presidential candidate in the run-up to elections next February. The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) said late on Saturday accounts belonging to Peter Obi, its vice presidential candidate, his wife, family members and their businesses had been blocked 96

February 21, 2018 6:29 PM Nigerian military rescues 76 schoolgirls after Boko Haram attack: residents

ABUJA (Reuters) - The Nigerian military rescued 76 schoolgirls and recovered the bodies of two others on Wednesday, after the students went missing during a Boko Haram attack on a village, three parents, a resident and a local government official told Reuters. More than 90 schoolgirls were feared missing after the attack on the village of Dapchi in the northeastern 40

January 17, 2018 5:41 PM Kidnappers abduct two Americans, two Canadians in Nigeria, two police killed: police official

KADUNA, Nigeria (Reuters) - Kidnappers have abducted two Americans and two Canadians in the northern Nigerian state of Kaduna, killing two police officers, a police spokesman said on Wednesday. The American and Canadian were ambushed by unknown gunmen on their way from the town of Kafanchan in Kaduna state to the capital Abuja, Mukhtar Aliyu, a spokesman 62

August 21, 2017 6:05 AM Nigerian president addresses nation after months away

ABUJA, Nigeria – Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari is addressing the nation after spending more than three months in London for medical treatment. In a televised address, Buhari on Monday thanked Nigerians for their prayers and said he was pleased to be "back on home soil among my brothers and sisters." Buhari returned to Nigeria Saturday after a long absence 109

August 19, 2017 3:54 PM The Latest: Nigeria's president returns after 3 months away

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to the country after more than three months in London for medical treatment. His plane has landed in the capital, Abuja. Supporters have lined the road to the airport, singing. Buhari's long absence, his second this year, had created uncertainty in Africa's most populous country amid some calls for his replacement 54

June 6, 2017 7:25 AM Nigeria's President Buhari is recuperating fast, wife says

ABUJA, Nigeria Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to fly home from London and arrive back in the country on Saturday, two presidency sources said, ending his second long break for medical leave in Britain this year. Buhari left Abuja on May 7 and handed over power to his deputy, Yemi Osinbajo, seeking to allay concerns of a void at the helm of Africa's 47

May 20, 2017 2:34 PM Freed Nigerian schoolgirls meeting families after 3 years

The 82 Nigerian schoolgirls recently released after more than three years in Boko Haram captivity reunited with their families for the first time Saturday, as anxious parents looked for signs of how deeply the extremists had changed their daughters' lives. Images from the scene showed brightly dressed families rushing through the crowd and embracing 68

May 7, 2017 6:40 PM 'Welcome our sisters', Nigeria tells freed Chibok girls

ABUJA A group of 82 girls held captive for three years by Islamist militants arrived in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, on Sunday after they were released in exchange for several militant commanders, officials said. "Welcome our girls, welcome our sisters, we are happy to have you back, we are very glad that you are back," said Abba Kyari, chief of staff 80

May 7, 2017 5:06 PM Nigeria Chibok girls: Freed 82 to meet President Buhari

The 82 schoolgirls released by Boko Haram Islamist militants are to meet Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari. They were escorted to the reception in the capital Abuja by armed soldiers, after a check-up at a medical centre. The girls were handed over on Saturday in exchange for Boko Haram suspects after negotiations. They were from a group of 276 abducted 75

May 7, 2017 4:14 PM 82 abducted schoolgirls freed in deal with Boko Haram terrorists arrive in Nigerian capital

82 schoolgirls freed in deal with Boko Haram arrive in Abuja The families of schoolgirls kidnapped three years ago by Boko Haram terrorists anxiously waited in the Nigerian capital Sunday for an official list of the 82 girls just freed through a prisoner swap. The newly released girls from the town of Chibok arrived at the Abuja airport and were met by President 72