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  • Damaged buses are seen at the scene of an explosion at a bus park in Abuja, Nigeria, Monday, April. 14, 2014. Suspected Islamic militants struck at the heart of Nigeria with a massive rush-hour explosion at a bus station Monday that killed 71, with the toll expected to rise in the deadliest attack yet on the nation’s capital. (AP Photo/ Sunday Alamba)

    Police: Blast in Nigerian capital kills 71

    A massive explosion ripped through a bus station during the morning rush hour in Nigeria's capital, killing at least 71 people and wounding 124 in a bombing that marked the bloodiest terrorist attack ever in Abuja.

  • Suspected extremists attack northern Nigeria city

    Islamic militants struck the northern city of Maiduguri Friday morning, attacking the main military barracks with gunfire and explosions, but the Ministry of Defense said it repelled the insurgents and inflicted "heavy casualties."

  • Nigeria: Agents seize passport of ousted governor

    Nigerian security agents have seized the passport and are plotting to arrest the internationally respected banker who was ousted as Central Bank governor after he revealed that billions of petrodollars are missing from the treasury, a friend and former Cabinet minister said Friday.

  • Governor: Nigeria losing war on terrorists

    Nigeria is losing its war against Islamic extremists, warned the governor of the northeastern state hardest hit by the country's uprising, as the death toll from the latest attack by militants rose to more than 150, a U.N. agency said Tuesday.

  • Soldiers gather at a former camp for Islamic extremists near Marti, Nigeria, on Wednesday. Oil-rich Nigeria is threatened by the terrorist group Boko Haram. (Associated Press)

    PRICE: Nigeria needs help with Islamists, not Kerry lecture

    The United States must do more than lecture embattled Nigeria, a strong U.S. ally in West Africa under assault from al Qaeda-linked Islamists sweeping across the region.

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    Nigerian tycoon offers to initiate talks with Boko Haram

    Nigeria's government is "playing to the media and not the problem" in its approach to the al Qaeda-linked insurgent group Boko Haram, says one of the oil-rich country's wealthiest men.

  • A young girl stands amid the burned ruins of Baga, Nigeria, on Sunday, April 21, 2013, in this image shot with a mobile phone. (AP Photo/Haruna Umar)

    Warplanes, troops in northeast Nigeria; mobile phones cut

    Cellphone service was cut off Thursday in areas of northeast Nigeria as jet fighters streaked through the sky and more soldiers were deployed to fight Islamic extremists waging a brutal insurgency.

  • Embassy Row: Twitter trauma

    Nigeria is miffed at U.S. criticism of its president after he pardoned a politician convicted of corruption and of the Nigerian army's response to terrorist attacks in the oil-rich West African nation.

  • **FILE** Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan (Associated Press)

    Nigeria president likens nation's unrest to Syria

    Nigeria's president has compared the violence by an Islamist extremist sect in his West African nation to the ongoing civil war in Syria.

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