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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan is appealing to the United States for greater military assistance in the fight against Boko Haram Islamists, according to the Wall Street Journal. Why can't they come to Nigeria?" Jonathan told the newspaper in an interview published Friday, referring to the Islamic State group. Jonathan said Boko Haram militants, who have taken over swathes of territory in ...

A former United States’ ambassador to Nigeria, John Campbell, has warned of likely large scale violence in the March 28 and April 11 polls. A new report published and released by the US’ Council on Foreign Relations and authored by Campbell, said the 2015 elections may “precipitate violence that could destabilise Nigeria.” The report noted...  [Read More...]

The Managing Director, Eberhart Capital, a United States-based private equity firm, Mr. Eliot Pence, has expressed support for more US investments in Nigeria and Africa as a whole. Pence spoke in Lagos at the inauguration of the Africa Expert Network, a US-based information brokerage and expert connection service, which was founded by him, a statement...  [Read More...]

Around 150 Boko Haram fighters entered the fishing town with a large herd of cattle pretending to be ‎herders and opened fire on troops stationed in the town, leading to a six-hour gun battle. "At the last count 73 Boko Haram gunmen were killed in the foiled attack," a civilian vigilante, Butari Mala, told AFP. A military source in Maiduguri, who requested anonymity because he is not authorised ...

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations expects the Nigerian military to do more to combat Boko Haram and urged Nigeria and its neighbors Chad, Niger and Cameroon to allow hot pursuit of the militants across borders as this was key to a regional offensive. Boko Haram is the main security threat facing Nigeria, Africa's biggest economy and top oil producer, and ...

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