Boko Haram abducted 276 school girls in Chibok in northeastern Nigeria five year ago. Despite the military's efforts to tackle the militant group and secure the release of all the girls, more than 100 girls are still in captivity.
French-backed militarisation in Mali is aimed at protecting its economic interests, and only compounds Mali's problems.
Platforms like WhatsApp fuel public manipulation and risk undermining democracy in India.
The Pakistan Army is making a concerted effort to relieve itself of its dependency on the US, and it might be working.
Atiku Abubakar’s lawyer said the defeated candidate would challenge the "sham" result as he pledged to do so, after losing against the Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari.
Kaduna State Governor Nasir Ahmad El Rufai confirmed the killing of nine citizens by “criminal elements” who attacked Nandu in Sanga (district) in early hours of this morning.
The initial death toll of eight is expected to rise as rescue workers reached the foundation of the three-storey building but did not expect to find more survivors.
Rescue efforts are underway in capital Lagos after a four-storey building housing an "illegal school" collapsed while classes were in session.
At least eight deaths were reported as violence erupted after some party supporters fearing an election loss destroyed results sheets and other voting materials.
Elections for governors are being held in 29 of Nigeria's 36 states, for all state assemblies, plus the administrative councils in the Federal Capital Territory of Abuja.
The government and a slew of NGOs are offering assistance to help returnees settle back in their native place.
Buhari took 56 percent of the vote against 41 percent for his closest challenger, businessman and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party.
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