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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 committe...

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...

Nigeria wants Shell to open major pipeline but attack feared

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Nigeria wants Royal Dutch Shell to reopen one of its main pipelines but the oil multinational is resisting, analysts say, for fear it could once again be bombed by militants. ...

Nigerian president's long absence empowers energetic deputy

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The Nigerian president's month-long medical leave overseas has empowered his deputy to attack the country's problems with an energy that has surprised observers and led some to sug...

Solar power lights up lives in Nigeria

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The surprise was finding that people dependent on candles, batteries, kerosene and fuel for generators in countries without a secure supply of electricity spend more on power than ...

Nigerian leader extends sick leave abroad as citizens suffer

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari's nearly month-long medical leave in London is a sharp reminder to taxpayers that while they finance their leaders' health care abroad, they oft...

Nigeria seizes $1.2 billion oil bloc in Shell, Eni scandal

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A court document shows Nigeria is seizing back one of Africa's richest oil blocs and could prosecute petroleum giants Shell and Eni in a corruption scandal that has drawn investiga...

Nigeria army memo: Prepare 800 troops for Gambia if needed

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — A Nigerian army memo orders officers to prepare a battalion of 800 troops for a possible military intervention in Gambia. The Economic Community of West African...

BC-AS--Asian News Digest, AS

ASIA: JAPAN-ABE-ASIA — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is on his way to Australia Friday after a two-day visit to the Philippines during which he pledged $8.7 billion worth of bus...

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. ...

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, cal...

Free from Boko Haram, Nigeria's Chibok girls are kept silent

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — She was found wandering in a forest, the first of the nearly 300 Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram to escape on her own and reach freedom. That was in May. Since then, A...

Former Nigerian leaders sing for peace, acknowledge 'mess'

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Former Nigerian rulers have banded together to sing a hymn for peace in their troubled nation, with some acknowledging they had a role in creating the "mess." Their video wish fo...

Lawyer: 3 Nigerian death row inmates secretly executed

ABRAKA, Nigeria (AP) — Three convicted criminals on death row for about two decades have been secretly executed in the first hangings in Nigeria since 2013, human rights lawyers and a fellow inmate sa...

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...