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Nigerian governor pelted with stones in visit to troubled counterpart

PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria, July 17 (UPI) -- Opponents pelted a Nigerian governor and governors of four other states visiting him with stones, officials say.

Thieves blamed for Nigerian oil decline

ABUJA, Nigeria, July 12 (UPI) -- Thieves are responsible for the loss of nearly 12 million barrels of crude oil from Nigerian pipeline systems from 2009 to 2012, a Nigerian oil company said.
Nigerian president calls for peace prayers

Nigerian president calls for peace prayers

ABUJA, Nigeria, July 9 (UPI) -- Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan called on members of the Muslim community to offer special prayers of peace during the holy month of Ramadan.

Nigeria relaxing ahead of Ramadan

ABUJA, Nigeria, June 26 (UPI) -- Security restrictions enacted for northern Nigerian states will be relaxed so Muslim communities can mark Ramadan observations, a military commander said.
Nigeria bans satellite phones after weekend attacks

Nigeria bans satellite phones after weekend attacks

ABUJA, Nigeria, June 20 (UPI) -- A Nigerian military official says satellite phones have been banned in the northern state of Borno after the devices were allegedly used to plan recent attacks.

Nigerian vigilantes seeking, detaining members of terrorist group

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, June 11 (UPI) -- Groups of youths in northern Nigeria say they have detained 10 people in an effort to help government forces track down members of a terrorist group.

Nigeria bans two terror groups, sets long jail terms for supporters

ABUJA, Nigeria, June 5 (UPI) -- Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan says he has banned two extremist insurgent groups and threatened long prison terms for anyone collaborating with them.

U.S. concerned by Nigerian threats

WASHINGTON, June 4 (UPI) -- U.S. citizens are advised to avoid travel to parts of Nigeria because of a looming terror threat and state of emergency, the State Department said.

Nigerian public divided on state of emergency

ABUJA, Nigeria, May 28 (UPI) -- The Nigerian Senate has unanimously endorsed President Goodluck Jonathan's proclamation of a state of emergency.

Nigeria: Military destroyed insurgents' hospital, fuel depots

ABUJA, Nigeria, May 25 (UPI) -- The Nigerian army says it destroyed camps used by Islamist militants to coordinate attacks against communities in northeastern regions of the country.
Kerry: Nigeria must stop rights abuses in fight against insurgents

Kerry: Nigeria must stop rights abuses in fight against insurgents

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, May 25 (UPI) -- Nigeria has the right to defend itself from terrorism but it must not condone abuses committed by its troops, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday.

Red Cross aiding diplaced Nigerians

NIAMEY, Nigeria, May 22 (UPI) -- The International Committee of the Red Cross said it was providing assistance to about 2,400 people who have fled violence in northern Nigeria.

Nigeria relaxes state of emergency

ABUJA, Nigeria, May 21 (UPI) -- Nigerian authorities said they've relaxed a curfew in northern states as military forces gain ground against Islamic militant group Boko Haram.

Nigerian leaders critical of Boko Haram treatment in north

ABUJA, Nigeria, May 20 (UPI) -- Nigerian militant group Boko Haram is getting some level of protection from lawmakers in northern states, their critics contend.

Nigerian security troubles United Nations

UNITED NATIONS, May 17 (UPI) -- All parties to the conflict in Nigeria are called on to do their utmost to ensure international laws are respected, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said.

Nigerian military raids Boko Haram camps

DAURA, Nigeria, May 17 (UPI) -- Nigerian troops have begun raiding Islamic militant bases and imposing curfews in the northeast, military officials said.

U.S. frets over Nigerian state of emergency

WASHINGTON, May 16 (UPI) -- A state of emergency declared in parts of Nigeria reflects a cycle of violence that's growing more severe, a U.S. State Department official said.

Nigera declares war on Islamist insurgents

ABUJA, Nigeria, May 15 (UPI) -- President Goodluck Jonathan has declared war on Muslim militants seeking to establish an Islamic state in northern Nigeria.
Nigerian president declares state of emergency in three states

Nigerian president declares state of emergency in three states

ABUJA, Nigeria, May 15 (UPI) -- Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan declared a state of emergency for three states, citing recent increased insurgent activity that led to hundreds of deaths.

Boko Haram blamed for Nigerian attacks

ABUJA, Nigeria, May 8 (UPI) -- Suspected Bob Haram members were dressed in military uniforms when they attacked a northeastern town, an army spokesman said Wednesday

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, May 5, 2013.
By United Press International

U.N. human rights agency concerned about Nigeria fighting

ABUJA, Nigeria, May 3 (UPI) -- The United Nations urged Nigerian leaders to ensure security forces respect human rights following reports of heavy civilian casualties in fighting in Baga.

Nigerian massacre horrifies United Nations

GENEVA, Switzerland, May 3 (UPI) -- The Nigerian government is called on to make sure national security efforts conform with human rights laws, a U.N. human rights representative said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, April 17, 2013.
By United Press International
Nigerian president meets with NEF leaders

Nigerian president meets with NEF leaders

ABUJA, Nigeria, April 4 (UPI) -- Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan met with the Northern Elders Forum to discuss the ongoing deadly insurgency in the North, officials said.
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