- Nigerian troops who fled Boko Haram now have them on the run Updated: May-06-15 4:47 am
YOLA, Nigeria - A year ago, a dozen Nigerian troops fighting about 200 Boko Haram militants in the town of Chibok exhausted their ammunition and ran, leaving the road open for the abduction of nearly 300 girls.
- Africa's richest economy surviving on borrowed cash Updated: May-05-15 6:13 pm
LAGOS, Nigeria - Africa's richest economy is borrowing money to pay salaries as it struggles through a "difficult cash crunch" brought on by halved oil prices, Nigeria's finance minister revealed Tuesday.
- CORRECTION: Boko Haram-UN story Updated: Apr-17-15 9:47 am
LAGOS, Nigeria - In a story April 16 about negotiations for a U.N. mandate for a multination force to fight Boko Haram, The Associated Press incorrectly stated that a Chapter 7 mandate requires military enforcement. Some articles in Chapter 7 of the U.N. charter ban military enforcement.
- Man indicted in US for drug deal elected senator in Nigeria Updated: Apr-16-15 6:19 pm
LAGOS, Nigeria - A man indicted in the United States for allegedly smuggling heroin, in a case that was the basis for the TV hit "Orange Is The New Black," has been elected a senator in Nigeria.
- Nigerian military focus on area abducted girls believed held Updated: Apr-15-15 5:54 pm
LAGOS, Nigeria - Nigerian military operations against Boko Haram are focusing on a northeastern forest where officials believe more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped a year ago are being held, the government's counter-insurgency spokesman said Wednesday.
- Nigerian opposition wins key states, shores up victory Updated: Apr-13-15 10:41 am
LAGOS, Nigeria - Nigeria's opposition is winning key states from the party of defeated President Goodluck Jonathan, with results still coming in Monday from weekend elections marred by killings, low turnouts and the snatching of ballot boxes.