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Chaos as freed Nigerian schoolgirls reunited with families

JANGEBE, Nigeria (AP) — Hundreds of Nigerian girls abducted last week from a boarding school in the country’s northwest have been returned to their families amid chaos as security forces opened fire o...

Nigerian governor says 279 kidnapped schoolgirls are freed

GUSAU, Nigeria (AP) — Hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls abducted last week from a boarding school in the northwestern Zamfara state have been released, the state’s governor said Tues...

Nigerian scientist studies country's coronavirus variant

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — A Nigerian scientist has spent the holiday season in his laboratory doing genetic sequencing to learn more about the country's COVID-19 variant, as cases increase in the country....

Freed Nigerian schoolboys welcomed after week of captivity

KATSINA, Nigeria (AP) — More than 300 schoolboys kidnapped last week in an attack on their school in northwest Nigeria have arrived in the capital of Katsina state in celebration of their release. ...

Nigerian boy tells of abduction by extremists and his escape

KANKARA, Nigeria (AP) — It was late Friday night when Usama Aminu heard gunshots, at first thinking they had come from the nearby town. As soon as he and the other students at the Government Science S...

Resentment, smoke linger in Nigeria's streets after unrest

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Resentment lingered with the smell of charred tires Friday as Nigeria’s streets were relatively calm after days of protests over police abuses, while authorities gave little ackn...

Nigeria protesters break curfew amid gunfire, chaos in Lagos

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's anti-police protesters stayed on the streets in Lagos on Wednesday, breaking the government curfew following a night of chaotic violence in which demonstrators were fir...

Togo election could see president extend family's long rule

LOME, Togo (AP) — The West African nation of Togo held a presidential election Saturday that was expected to result in the incumbent winning a fourth term despite years of calls by the political oppos...

Nearly 200 Nigerians return from South Africa after violence

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nearly 200 Nigerians have returned from South Africa, accepting a free flight back after weeks of violence targeting foreigners in South Africa's cities of Johannesburg and Preto...

Africa's most populous city aims to become art, design hub

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Africa's most populous city is aiming to become a cultural hub for the continent, as the boisterous city of Lagos hosted the AFRICAN Culture and Design festival. ...

Nigerian political cartoonist takes aim at ailing leader

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Few Nigerians think it's funny that their president is on extended medical leave in London for the second time this year. But Mike Asukwo sharpens his pencil as he plans his next...

Police officer: Not clear if ransom was paid for Germans

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian police say it is not clear if a ransom was paid for the release of two German archaeologists freed over the weekend. Professor Peter Breunig and Johann...