Nigeria government - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Nigeria government Freed Nigerian schoolgirls meet families after 3 years ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — The 82 Nigerian schoolgirls recently released after more than three years in Boko Haram captivity reunited with their families Saturday as anxious parents looked for signs of how deeply the extremists had changed their daughters' lives. Brightly dressed families rushed through the crowd in the capital, Abuja, and embraced. One small ... Sat, 20 May 2017 18:12:00 GMT 2017-05-20T18:12:00Z Nigeria negotiating with Boko Haram for more Chibok releases DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Nigeria's government is negotiating "seriously" for the release of more than 110 kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls still held by Boko Haram and will exchange more detained members of the extremist group for them if needed, an official said Thursday. "We will not relent until all are back," the minister of women's affairs and social develo... Thu, 11 May 2017 17:46:00 GMT 2017-05-11T17:46:00Z Parents of freed Nigeria schoolgirls still wait to see them ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Parents of the 82 Nigerian schoolgirls released over the weekend from Boko Haram captivity said Wednesday they still were awaiting word from the government on exactly when they will be able to meet their daughters. Community leaders were headed from the capital, Abuja, to the town of Chibok with photos of the newly released girls so ... Wed, 10 May 2017 16:39:00 GMT 2017-05-10T16:39:00Z Nigeria spokesman says 1 Nigeria Chibok girl refused release ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — One of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014 and who had the opportunity to be released on Saturday chose to stay with her husband, the spokesman for Nigeria's president said Tuesday. Presidential spokesman Garba Shehu said officials originally had been negotiating for the release of 83 girls, but one said she wanted... Tue, 09 May 2017 21:04:00 GMT 2017-05-09T21:04:00Z Nigeria identifies 82 freed Chibok girls; parents await word ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian newspapers published the names Monday of 82 Chibok schoolgirls set free three years after being kidnapped by Islamic extremists, but they remained behind closed doors and their parents awaited word on whether they could see them. It was unclear if many of the parents in the remote northeastern town of Chibok had seen the lis... Mon, 08 May 2017 19:27:00 GMT 2017-05-08T19:27:00Z Nigeria leader meets Chibok girls, leaves for medical trip ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari expressed joy Sunday night at meeting with the 82 Chibok schoolgirls newly freed from Boko Haram extremists — then jolted the country by announcing he was leaving for London immediately for medical checkups as fears for his health continue. "We've always made it clear that we will do everything in ... Sun, 07 May 2017 21:32:00 GMT 2017-05-07T21:32:00Z Nigeria leader leaves for medical checkups amid health fears ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's president was departing Sunday night for further medical checkups in London, renewing fears over his health after he spent weeks overseas on medical leave earlier this year and said he'd never been so sick in his life. The announcement came shortly after 74-year-old President Muhammadu Buhari met at his official residence w... Sun, 07 May 2017 21:16:00 GMT 2017-05-07T21:16:00Z The Latest: Buhari leaves for London amid health fears ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — The Latest on the release of Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped three years ago by Boko Haram extremists in Nigeria (all times local): 9:05 p.m. The departure of Nigeria's president for more medical checkups in London is renewing fears for his health in Africa's most populous country. Sun, 07 May 2017 20:44:00 GMT 2017-05-07T20:44:00Z Nigeria says 82 Chibok girls free in Boko Haram exchange MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Eighty-two Chibok schoolgirls seized three years ago by Boko Haram have been freed in exchange for detained suspects with the extremist group, Nigeria's government announced early Sunday, in the largest release negotiated yet in the battle to save nearly 300 girls whose mass abduction exposed the mounting threat posed by the Islamic State-linked fig... Sun, 07 May 2017 00:35:00 GMT 2017-05-07T00:35:00Z The Latest: Nigeria says freed Chibok girls to meet leader ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — The Latest on the release of Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped three years ago by Boko Haram extremists in Nigeria (all times local): 12:25 a.m. Nigeria's government says the 82 kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls who have been released in an exchange for detained Boko Haram suspects are expected to meet Pr... Sat, 06 May 2017 23:27:00 GMT 2017-05-06T23:27:00Z Nigerian president misses cabinet meeting amid health fears LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's president missed his weekly cabinet meeting for the third straight time Wednesday as concerns mounted about his health, while his wife took to Twitter to defend him. President Muhammadu Buhari disappeared for six weeks of medical leave in London earlier this year, leading some to call for his replacement. The 74-year-old returned to work in mi... Wed, 03 May 2017 16:39:00 GMT 2017-05-03T16:39:00Z Nigeria marks 3 years since schoolgirls' mass abduction ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerians on Friday marked three years since the mass abduction of nearly 300 schoolgirls by Boko Haram extremists amid anger that government efforts to negotiate their freedom appear to have stalled. Activists were rallying in the capital, Abuja, and commercial hub Lagos to urge President Muhammadu Buhari's government to do more to ... Fri, 14 Apr 2017 19:11:00 GMT 2017-04-14T19:11:00Z Trump to sell attack planes to Nigeria for Boko Haram fight WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration will move forward with the sale of high-tech aircraft to Nigeria for its campaign against Boko Haram Islamic extremists despite concerns over abuses committed by the African nation's security forces, according to U.S. officials. Congress is expected to receive formal notification within weeks, setting in motion a... Mon, 10 Apr 2017 16:11:00 GMT 2017-04-10T16:11:00Z Nigeria summons Indian diplomat over attacks on students JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Nigeria's foreign ministry has called in India's top diplomat to protest attacks on African students and demand arrests and prosecutions of perpetrators, Nigeria's official news agency said Thursday. Mobs have repeatedly attacked Africans in a New Delhi suburb in recent days after rumors that Nigerians had kidnapped a local boy who the... Thu, 30 Mar 2017 13:59:00 GMT 2017-03-30T13:59:00Z Nigeria president returns after weeks on medical leave ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari returned to the country on Friday after a medical leave of a month and a half that raised questions about his health and some calls for his replacement, but he made clear that whatever was ailing him was not yet over. Buhari told reporters that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo would remain in charge of... Fri, 10 Mar 2017 13:33:00 GMT 2017-03-10T13:33:00Z The Latest: US embassy: No ban on Nigerians CAIRO (AP) — The Latest developments on President Donald Trump's new travel ban and the reaction from around the world (all times local): 9 p.m. The U.S. Embassy in Nigeria says there's no need for Nigerians to cancel travel plans to the United States and says suggestions of a policy change negatively affecting Nigerians are incorrect. ... Tue, 07 Mar 2017 19:01:00 GMT 2017-03-07T19:01:00Z Nigerian governor guilty of corruption get 5 years' jail YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — A Nigerian High Court on Monday convicted and jailed a former state governor for corruption. Bala James Ngilari of northeastern Adamawa state was found guilty of improperly awarding a 167 million-naira ($1 billion) contract to buy vehicles during his seven-month stint as governor that ended in 2015. Judge Nathan Mus... Mon, 06 Mar 2017 18:47:00 GMT 2017-03-06T18:47:00Z Nigeria to close airport in Abuja, the capital, for repairs JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Nigeria on Monday announced the imminent closure of the international airport at Abuja, the capital, for six weeks to repair the runway. The airport closure likely could delay the return home of President Muhammadu Buhari, who left the country on vacation on Jan. 19 and who has remained in London for medical treatment of an undisclosed condition. ... Mon, 06 Mar 2017 15:47:00 GMT 2017-03-06T15:47:00Z Nigeria's Eurobond 8 times oversubscribed, shows confidence JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The London Stock Exchange says Nigeria's $1 billion Eurobond is eight times oversubscribed and demonstrates international confidence despite the oil-producing nation's economic woes. The 15-year bond offering 7.875 percent in trading starting Thursday is the first Nigerian offering since 2013 and the 2015 change of administration to Pr... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 11:55:00 GMT 2017-02-16T11:55:00Z Nigeria: Up to $100 billion lost from oil militant attacks WARRI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria lost between $50 billion and $100 billion in oil revenues to militant attacks on installations last year, the country's petroleum minister said Tuesday. At their worst point, the attacks cut production to 1.2 million barrels a day — a loss of 1 million barrels a day, Ibe Kachikwu said in a video posted on social media. ... Tue, 14 Feb 2017 21:13:00 GMT 2017-02-14T21:13:00Z Hundreds of Nigerians protest corruption; Buhari ill abroad LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Hundreds of Nigerians marched Monday to protest poverty and corruption as President Muhammadu Buhari's prolonged absence abroad for medical tests raises political and economic tensions. "Nigerians are frustrated and tired with this absentee government," activist Omoyele Sowore said as he marched in Lagos, Nigeria's largest city. Prot... Mon, 06 Feb 2017 15:44:00 GMT 2017-02-06T15:44:00Z Nigerian leader leaves for Britain until Feb. 6 for checkups ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria says President Muhammadu Buhari is taking leave for more than two weeks in Britain for medical checkups. A statement Thursday from Buhari's special adviser Femi Adesina calls the medical checks "routine" and says the leave is part of Buhari's annual vacation. Buhari, who is in his 70s, was leaving Thursday ... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:02:00 GMT 2017-01-19T13:02:00Z Bombers at Nigeria's Maiduguri University kill professor MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Three suicide bombers, including a child, exploded at dawn Monday at Nigeria's northeastern University of Maiduguri, killing a university professor and another child, witnesses and police said. The bombers also died. One blast ripped through the mosque where professors were saying dawn prayers and at least one is among victims, p... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 13:07:00 GMT 2017-01-16T13:07:00Z Nigerian legislators OK offering asylum to Gambia leader LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian legislators voted Thursday to offer asylum to Gambia's longtime leader, who is refusing to cede power after losing elections and whose mandate expires next week. Legislators confirmed the vote in favor of authorizing Nigeria's leader to offer safe haven to President Yahya Jammeh. On Friday, President Muhammadu Buhari leads a regional delegation... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 17:06:00 GMT 2017-01-12T17:06:00Z Taiwan protests Nigeria's demand to move trade mission LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria has demanded that Taiwan relocate its trade office following a visit by China's foreign minister and a promise of $40 billion in investment. Taiwan quickly protested, calling China's actions "crude." During a visit by Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Wednesday, Nigeria publicly reiterated its support for Beijing's "One Chi... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 14:33:00 GMT 2017-01-12T14:33:00Z Nigeria leader to head delegation to resolve Gambia crisis ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari will lead three West African heads of state to Gambia on Wednesday in an effort to persuade its longtime leader to step down, officials said Monday. A meeting Monday in Abuja agreed on the mission, Nigerian Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyema said of the second presidential delegation from the Econom... Mon, 09 Jan 2017 22:07:00 GMT 2017-01-09T22:07:00Z Nigeria finds Chibok girl kidnapped by Boko Haram, with baby MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Soldiers interrogating captured Boko Haram suspects have found one of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by the insurgents nearly three years ago, along with her baby, Nigeria's military said Thursday. Nearly 300 girls writing science exams were kidnapped by Boko Haram from a government boarding school in the remote northeastern to... Thu, 05 Jan 2017 23:44:00 GMT 2017-01-05T23:44:00Z Nigeria plans to close airport in capital for runway repairs LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's government plans to close the airport in the capital, Abuja, for six weeks to repair a runway that some airlines have described as dangerous, an aviation ministry statement said Monday. The government plans to close Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, the country's second-busiest, for most of February and March. Work by G... Mon, 02 Jan 2017 17:33:00 GMT 2017-01-02T17:33:00Z Boko Haram leader says violent campaign continues MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Boko Haram's leader has declared in a new video that he is alive, denying Nigerian government claims that his Islamic extremist group has been crushed. President Muhammadu Buhari said last week that soldiers had driven Boko Haram from its last forest enclave in the northeast, boasting "the terrorists are on the run, and no longer have a place to hide." Sat, 31 Dec 2016 14:39:00 GMT 2016-12-31T14:39:00Z Nigeria: Boko Haram is crushed, forced out of last enclave LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The Boko Haram extremist group has finally been crushed — driven from its last forest enclave with fighters on the run and no place to hide, Nigeria's president declared Saturday. His victorious statement came as the Islamic State group, with which one faction of Boko Haram is allied, claimed a successful attack on an army barracks i... 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