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Violent kidnappings-for-ransom spread across...

In Nigeria, kidnappings for ransom have been a risk in the oil-rich south for decades.

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Mikel says he will lead Nigeria at AFCON...

The tournament in Egypt is widely seen as the last hurrah for the player in international football

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Nigerian women accused of prostitution arrested...

The officers demanded she pay 4,000 naira ($11) but she did not have the cash. So the officers grabbed her, she said.

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Death toll in Nigeria attack rises to 30:...

The jihadists, packed into four trucks and flanked by gunmen on motorbikes, swept into Kuda in northeast Nigeria's Adamawa state late on Monday afternoon,...

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Nigerian gunmen kidnap govt official and...

Amuhammad Abubakar, chairman of Nigeria's Universal Basic Education Commission, which works to improve the quality of school teaching, was seized on Monday...

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Two Chinese hostages freed in Nigeria

Kidnapping for ransom is common in Nigeria, especially in the oil-rich south

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Nigeria gunmen kidnap foreign oil workers...

The violence is the latest in a long line of attacks in Nigeria's southern Rivers state, where kidnapping for ransom is rife.

Nigerian pirates abduct six sailors from...

"The Nigerian Navy was notified and an investigation into the incident has been launched," the IMB added. The Navy was not immediately available for comment....

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Nigeria's Buhari on 'private visit' to Britain:...

The 76-year-old -- who has previously been in London for long spells of medical care -- is currently visiting Maiduguri, capital of the northeastern state...

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19 wedding guests killed in road accident...

The bus somersaulted and burst into flames, burning the victims alive in Jigawa state, eyewitnesses say.

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