Nigeria

LAGOS, Nigeria | Nigeria tries to rally troops as extremists’ toll revealed

LAGOS, Nigeria  — Nigeria’s military finally revealed a death toll of 39 from a new series of extremist attacks on soldiers, while President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday declared that Boko Haram and Islamic State-linked fighters should be wiped “from the surface of the earth.” Another 43 soldiers were wounded in five attacks between Nov. 2 … Continue reading LAGOS, Nigeria | Nigeria tries to rally troops as extremists’ toll revealed

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria | At least 8 killed in militant attack on Nigeria refugee camp

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria  — Authorities in northeast Nigeria say at least eight people are dead after militants attacked a camp for displaced people. Witnesses, though, placed the toll higher at 13 dead following the attack Wednesday night in Maiduguri. The witnesses said that dozens of attackers overpowered soldiers guarding the Dalori camp around 7 p.m. and … Continue reading MAIDUGURI, Nigeria | At least 8 killed in militant attack on Nigeria refugee camp

United States | Assistant Secretary Nagy Travels to the United Kingdom, France, Togo, Guinea, Mali, and Nigeria

United States – Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of African Affairs Tibor P. Nagy will travel to the United Kingdom, France, Togo, Guinea, Mali, and Nigeria October 29 – November 10. During his trip, Assistant Secretary Nagy will focus on promoting stronger trade and commercial ties between the United States and Africa, harnessing the potential … Continue reading United States | Assistant Secretary Nagy Travels to the United Kingdom, France, Togo, Guinea, Mali, and Nigeria

Louisiana News: MONROE, Three Nigerian nationals living in Grambling and Texas plead guilty to roles in marriage fraud scheme

MONROE, La. – United States Attorney David C. Joseph announced that three Nigerian nationals living in Grambling and Texas have pleaded guilty Monday to roles in a scheme aimed at obtaining permanent residency illegally. Adebisi Philip Bode Adejumo, 34, a Grambling, Louisiana, resident and Nigerian citizen; Godspower Raphael Sobaeh, 31, a Fort Worth, Texas, resident … Continue reading Louisiana News: MONROE, Three Nigerian nationals living in Grambling and Texas plead guilty to roles in marriage fraud scheme

ABUJA, Nigeria | Nigeria: IS-linked extremists kill abducted health worker

ABUJA, Nigeria— Islamic State-linked extremists in Nigeria have killed another abducted health worker despite an urgent plea from the International Committee of the Red Cross to spare her life, Nigeria’s government said late Monday. The government identified her as Hauwa Mohammed Liman, who had been working in a hospital supported by the ICRC. Her death … Continue reading ABUJA, Nigeria | Nigeria: IS-linked extremists kill abducted health worker

JOHANNESBURG | Red Cross urges Nigerian militants to spare 2 health workers

JOHANNESBURG — The International Committee of the Red Cross made an urgent appeal on Sunday to an affiliate of the Islamic State organization in Nigeria to spare the lives of two abducted health workers. The women risk the fate of a colleague who was killed by the extremists last month, the statement said. “We urge … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | Red Cross urges Nigerian militants to spare 2 health workers

United States | Nigeria National Day

United States – I would like to convey warm wishes to the government and people of Nigeria on the 58th anniversary of your independence. Nigeria remains a key partner and friend of the United States. Through its strengthening democracy, its dynamic economy, and the great entrepreneurial spirit of its people, Nigeria is a leader in … Continue reading United States | Nigeria National Day

SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Spain | The Latest: Spain pulls away from Puerto Rico in second half

SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Spain — The Latest on the Women’s Basketball World Cup Day 2 (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Sarah Ogoke scored 22 points to help Nigeria earn the first Women’s World Cup win in the country’s history with a 74-68 victory over Turkey on Sunday. Nigeria (1-1) led by 17 points before … Continue reading SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Spain | The Latest: Spain pulls away from Puerto Rico in second half