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Stories with organization: Nigeria government
  • Nigerian leader: Forces ready soon to take on Boko Haram story has photos
    Updated: Jul-21-15 2:36 pm

    WASHINGTON - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said Tuesday a multinational African force will be in place within 10 days to take the fight to the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram that has killed thousands and was behind the abduction of hundreds of schoolgirls.

  • Obama praises Nigerian leader for pursuing safety, security story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jul-20-15 4:28 pm

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama welcomed Nigeria's new president to the Oval Office on Monday and praised him for working to bring "safety, security and peace" to a nation challenged by economic strains, a history of corruption and violence unleashed by the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram.

  • Boko Haram tops agenda for Nigerian leader meet with Obama 
    Updated: Jul-19-15 9:43 am

    LAGOS, Nigeria - Nigeria's new President Muhammadu Buhari travels to the United States on Sunday for a meeting with President Barack Obama to mend relations battered by his predecessor's failures to fight an Islamic uprising and corruption in Africa's biggest oil producer.

  • Boko Haram offers to swap kidnapped girls for detainees story has photos
    Updated: Jul-08-15 2:28 pm

    LAGOS, Nigeria - Nigeria's Boko Haram extremists are offering to free more than 200 young women and girls kidnapped from a boarding school in the town of Chibok in exchange for the release of militant leaders held by the government, a human rights activist has told The Associated Press.