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  1. 'The Wire' Star Gbenga Akinnagbe Hosts Vigil for Nigerian Massacre VictimsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | DNAinfo.com

    "The Wire" actor Gbenga Akinnagbe is hoping to raise awareness this weekend for thousands of Nigerians killed by Boko Haram. in the HBO series will host a Saturday vigil at Bed-Stuy's Restoration Plaza to honor the lives lost overseas at the hands of the extremists' recent attacks.

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  2. The aftermath of a Boko Haram bombing in May 2014.Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Religion News Service

    An injured man and woman who were displaced as a result of Boko Haram attacks in the northeast region of Nigeria, sit on a bench at a camp for internally displaced persons in Yola, Adamawa State on January 13, 2015. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde *Note: This photo may only be republished with RNS-BOKO-HARAM, originally published on January 23, 2015 Boko Haram, with its chilling brutality, radical Islamic ideology and unstoppable seizure of Nigerian territory is quickly emerging as the Islamic State of Africa.

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  3. Ni ger ian official: Boko Haram fight hampered by a cowardsaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | The Washington Post

    Nigeria's campaign against Islamist Boko Haram insurgents is being hampered by "cowards" in its armed forces, its presidential security adviser said in a rare public sign of high-level unhappiness with the effort. In its bloody uprising to carve out a breakaway Islamic caliphate, Boko Haram has seized much of Nigeria's northeast and poses an existential threat to Africa's most populous state and biggest energy producer, as well as at least three of its neighbors.

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  4. Attack on Jonathan: Ijaw youths vow to give North 'an eye for an eye'Read the original story

    Thursday Jan 22 | In-depth Africa

    The Ijaw Youth Council Worldwide has threatened to retaliate the attack on the convoy of President Goodluck Jonathan by supposed supporters of the candidate for the All Progressives Congress, Muhammadu Buhari, during his campaign in Katsina State. The group also recalled the burning of the campaign buses of President Jonathan by supporters of Buhari in Jos, Plateau State, last week.

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  5. Top Nigerian aide denies 'conspiracy' in failed battle against Boko HaramRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | Christian Science Monitor

    Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan gestures, during an election campaign rally, at Tafawa Balewa Square in Lagos, Nigeria, Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015. The president launches his bid for re-election at a time when Africa's biggest oil producer is more divided than ever, amid a growing Islamic uprising in the northeast and slumping oil prices and the naira currency biting into people's pockets.

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  6. UPDATE 1-Nigeria's campaign against Boko Haram hampered by "cowards" - aideRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 22 | Reuters

    Nigeria's campaign against Islamist Boko Haram insurgents is being hampered by "cowards" in its armed forces, its presidential security adviser said in a rare public sign of high-level unhappiness with the effort. Boko Haram's bloody uprising to carve out a breakaway Islamic caliphate has seized much of Nigeria's northeast and poses the worst threat to Africa's most populous state and biggest energy producer and at least three of its neighbours.

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  7. Nigeria's campaign vs Boko Haram hampered by "cowards"-top aideRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | AlertNet

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  8. Nigerian security chief urges vote delay, opposition refuseRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | AlertNet

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  9. Fear of the unknown: Trying to unlock the mystery of Boko HaramRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 22 | MacLeans

    Even those who live in terror nearby-within striking distance of the extremist group-are unsure of Boko Haram's agenda For five years, people in northeastern Nigeria have lived in fear of Boko Haram, the Islamist group whose name is synonymous with horror and mayhem. In January, the nightmare came true for residents of the town of Baga.

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  10. Boko Haram leader claims massacre in Baga, threatens moreRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 21 | The Daily Townsman

    Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau has claimed responsibility for the mass killings in the northeast Nigerian town of Baga and threatened more violence. As many as 2,000 civilians were killed and 3,700 homes and business were destroyed in the Jan. 3 attack on the town near Nigeria's border with Cameroon, said Amnesty International.

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  11. Nigerian Security Official: Delay February ElectionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 21 | Voice of America

    A crowd of All Progressives Congress party supporters gather to welcome APC presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari at the Kano Stadium, in Kano, Nigeria, Jan. 20, 2015. Nigeria should delay next month's elections to give organizers more time to distribute millions of biometric ID cards to voters, the country's top security official said on Thursday.

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  12. Nigeria lives matter, so should Nigeria newsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 21 | Daily-Jeff.com

    That sounds harsh, but it expresses a painful truth. Muslim terrorists killed 17 people in Paris earlier this month after storming the headquarters of the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo.

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  13. Boko Haram boasts of slaughter as it rampages in Cameroon and NigeriaRead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 21 | The Washington Post

    Women who have fled violence in Nigeria line up for food at a refugee welcoming center in Ngouboua, Chad. As thousands of Nigerians and Cameroonians fled for their lives from rampaging Boko Haram fighters, the leader of the violent Islamist group reportedly bragged in a video released Tuesday about the slaughter in the town of Baga and promised that there would be more to come.

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  14. Boko Haram leader claims responsibility for killing thousands, says...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 21 | National Post

    Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau has claimed responsibility for the mass killings in the northeast Nigerian town of Baga and threatened more violence. Amnesty International said satellite images of the towns of Baga and Doron in Nigeria's northeast provide "indisputable and shocking evidence" of the scale of last week's attack by Boko Haram.

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  15. Leader of Nigeria's Islamic extremists claims massacre in Baga, threatens more killingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 21 | The Winnipeg Free Press

    Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau has claimed responsibility for the mass killings in the northeast Nigerian town of Baga and threatened more violence. As many as 2,000 civilians were killed and 3,700 homes and business were destroyed in the Jan. 3 attack on the town near Nigeria's border with Cameroon, said Amnesty International.

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  16. Nigerians facing killings, hunger in 'Boko Haram'Read the original story

    Tuesday Jan 20 | Arab Times

    YOLA, Nigeria, Jan 20, : Boko Haram says it is building an Islamic state that will revive the glory days of northern Nigeria's medieval Muslim empires, but for those in its territory life is a litany of killings, kidnappings, hunger and economic collapse. The Islamist group's fiveyear- old campaign has become one of the deadliest in the world, with around 10,000 people killed last year, according to the Council on Foreign Relations.

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  17. MoreRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 20 | Iobserve

    By Simon Caldwell, Catholic News Service MANCHESTER, England -- What do Nigerian church leaders say to a woman who, pregnant and fleeing Boko Haram extremists, realizes that she is not physically capable of escaping with both of her two other children and has to abandon one of them? This kind of situation -- which formed a theme of the 1982 movie "Sophie's Choice," in which a mother had to choose which of her children was sent to a Nazi death camp -- is being played out in real life in Nigeria, said Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Jos. "Priests are working hard to help the families of the victims spiritually, through prayers and counseling," Archbishop Kaigama said in a Jan. 19 email to Catholic News Service.

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  18. Buhari certificate: Those seeking to destroy BUhari may end up destroying the military, APC warnsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 20 | In-depth Africa

    The All Progressives Congress has warned that those who are bent on destroying its Presidential Candidate, Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, on the basis of his certificates may end up destroying the country's military.

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  19. 2015: NEDG releases timetable for presidential debatesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 20 | Vanguard

    The Nigeria Elections Debate Group on Monday in Abuja said the 2015 presidential debates would hold between Jan. 28 and Feb 5. The Chairman of the Board of Trustees of NEDG, Mr Sola Omole, disclosed this to newsmen after a meeting of the board, hosted by the former Chairman of Daar Communications Plc, Chief Raymond Dokpesi. Omole said that the Directors-General of the Presidential Campaign Organisations of the 14 participating political parties would open the floor on Jan. 28. "We believe that debates are very important components of the democratic process aimed at giving the candidates the opportunity to speak directly to Nigerians.

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  20. INSIGHT-Nigerians face killings, hunger in Boko Haram's 'state'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 20 | AlertNet

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