LATEST NIGERIAN AND BOKO HARAM NEWS
'I MISS my Boko Haram husband': First Chibok schoolgirl to be rescued from Islamists who kidnapped her in Nigeria says she's UNHAPPY to be separated from the father of her baby
Amina Ali and her four-month-old baby were rescued in May near Damboa in Borno state by soldiers and a civilian vigilante group.
Thousands of Nigerian famine crisis hit refugees 'brainwashed' by Boko Haram to become suicide bombers are heading for Europe... and yet STILL the UK pays £860million in aid
Thousands of Nigeria refugees indoctrinated in Boko Haram camps are heading to Europe's shores as a famine intensifies, security sources have warned
Three Australians and New Zealander who were rescued from Nigerian kidnappers and held hostage for five days not well enough to fly home
Peter Zoutenbier, Jack Couranz, (pictured) Mark Gabbedy and Jamal Khan were all rescued on Sunday five days after being kidnapped in southern Nigeria but are not yet on their way home.
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria has seized more than $10.3 billion in looted cash and assets in the past year under President Muhammadu Buhari's anti-corruptio...
Rescue groups say second Chibok kidnap victim found by Nigerian army was taken by Boko Haram after doubts were raised
Nigeria claimed the rescue of a second Chibok girl on Friday - but a campaign group said she was captured separately from the 219 held by the extremists.
'To have her snatched away... it was heartbreaking': Mother of kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirl made pregnant by a Boko Haram militant breaks her silence and reveals she feared she would never see her daughter again
The first Chibok schoolgirl to escape Boko Haram has shared an emotional reunion with her mother - and introduced her to her four-month-old grandchild.
Yes, they really are as bad as the PM admitted: Afghanistan and Nigeria rank among the world's most corrupt countries... yet we give them millions of pounds in aid
War-torn Afghanistan is ranked as the third worst country in the world for corruption, while Nigeria (president Muhammadu Buhari pictured) is 32nd from bottom.
£250million given by Britain to the Nigerian president with five homes who sends his daughter to a £26,000-a-year English school
Self-proclaimed ‘People’s President’ Muhammadu Buhari began a war on corruption after taking power last year, but critics allege it is a political witch-hunt.
Your aid helps fashion giants: Just when you thought you'd read all about foreign aid waste... the astonishing story of how UK money funded factory clothing catwalk queens
An African tannery supplying leather for Ralph Lauren received funding from UK taxpayers. Thousands of pounds of foreign aid were spent on projects at the Nigerian tannery.
Woman arrested after allegedly trying to smuggle 86 pellets of cocaine through airport by pretending she’s PREGNANT
Dorothy Onyekasi was caught at the airport while entering Lagos, Nigeria. She had 1.72kg of cocaine strapped to her according to official statement. She will face charges in court.
Heartbreaking moment parents of girls captured by Boko Haram in Nigeria see their daughters for the first time in two years as the terror group release a chilling 'proof of life' video
Filmed standing against a brick wall, the young women - taken by the terror group from the beds of their school dormitory in 2014 - were recorded to provide 'proof of life' to officials in Nigeria.
'Who wants to be a suicide bomber?' 'Me, me me': Girls in Nigeria are becoming killers because they cannot bear the constant hunger and abuse at the hands of Boko Haram
Girls captured by Boko Haram in Nigeria are volunteering to become suicide bombers because they can no longer bear the sexual abuse and constant hunger they suffer as prisoners.
Heart-warming video shows Hope the Nigerian 'witch boy' left for dead by his family clapping, smiling and playing with toys after his breathtaking recovery
Danish care worker Anja Loven posted a new video of Hope, who was found emaciated and riddled with worms in Nigeria in January, smiling, clapping and playing with other boys.
'I love him like a son': Angel care worker who saved starving Nigerian 'witch boy' reveals joy at his astonishing recovery
When Anja Loven first laid eyes on the toddler walking naked through the dusty streets of south-east Nigeria, the boy - now called 'Hope - was riddled with worms and so weak he could barely stand.
Incredible recovery of the Nigerian 'witch child' who was left for dead by his parents: Care worker reveals pictures of fighting fit two-year-old after heart-breaking image shocked the world
A photo of a starving Nigerian toddler being given water by an aid worker broke hearts around the world. Now the woman who saved him has shared pictures of his incredible recovery.
Girl suicide bomber who was arrested with explosives claims she is one of 276 Nigerian schoolgirls whose abduction by Boko Haram shocked the world
Military and local government sources on Friday reported that one of two girls arrested in northern Cameroon carrying explosives claimed to be one of the missing schoolgirls.
Boko Haram extremists burn children to death as they kill 50 villagers by fire bombing huts in new Nigeria attack
More than 50 villagers lost their lives when fighters armed with guns and explosives stormed Dalori, some seven miles from the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, late on Sunday.
Forced into marriage, impregnated and infected with diseases: Schoolgirl who was kidnapped by Boko Haram alongside 275 others 'escapes and reveals horrors faced by captives'
A Nigerian schoolgirl kidnapped by Boko Haram in April 2014 is said to have escaped from the Lake Chad region in north-east Nigeria and run into herdsmen, who helped her to safety.
Arsenal prospect Alex Iwobi has signed a new long-term contract at the Emirates and has his sights set on breaking into Arsene Wenger's first team squad.
Jay-Jay Okocha's nephew Alex Iwobi called up by Nigeria for October friendlies after opting against playing for England
Alex Iwobi, who was on the bench for Wednesday's Capital One Cup tie with Tottenham, is widely regarded as one of Arsenal's best young talents.
The Nigerian mother who used a British woman's identity to have a baby at our expense: Seven months on, she's still here, living on handouts - and hasn't paid back a penny of £3,500 it cost to deliver child
Oluwaseun Adenubi, 30, used the passport of Rita Ogunkunle, to obtain free medical care during the delivery of her son Moses. She is still in the UK, living in east London on £9,000 on state handouts.
Nigerian president sacks the head of his army, air force and navy in frustration over their failure to stop Boko Haram
Muhammadu Buhari sacked the chiefs as the West African terror group continued its six-year insurgency. Two of the military positions have allegedly already been filled.
Police warn they will arrest anyone wearing the Muslim full-face veil in Chad after a Boko Haram suicide bomber disguised as a woman killed 15 people
A man disguised as a woman in the full-face veil entered the busy Saturday marked in the capital N'Djamena and detonated what police believe was a bomb vest, killing 15 and injuring 80;
Like master, like servant: Nigerian terror group Boko Haram releases first beheading video since pledging allegiance to ISIS
Boko Haram has set a terrifying new precedent by releasing its first gruesome video of a beheading since it pledged allegiance to ISIS in March - extending the 'caliphate' to Africa.
Boko Haram extremists 'agree to release 216 kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls in exchange for 16 brutal terror leaders who are imprisoned by the Nigerian government'
The offer is limited to the 219 students who were taken from a boarding school in the northeastern town of Chibok in April 2014, sparking global outrage and a campaign to 'Bring Back Our Girls'.
Britain may have blown £2m in foreign aid helping Nigerians to export ROCKS: Corrupt officials are filling containers with boulders instead of leather so they can pocket the money
In a blistering attack on the waste of taxpayers’ money, MP Margaret Hodge (pictured) accused the Department for International Development of a ‘terrible waste of money’.
More than 40 people are killed in Boko Haram bomb attacks on elite restaurant and mosque as Muslim cleric gave sermon about standing up to Islamists
The bombs killed 44 people and injured 67 at Yantaya Mosque and Shagalinku restaurant in Nigeria's central city of Jos.
Aliko Dangote, the Nigerian billionaire who recently declared an interest in buying Arsenal, has revealed the reasons behind his designs on the north London club.
The Special Cell of the Delhi Police claims to have busted a gang of Nigerians for allegedly cheating innocent female victims through popular matrimonial websites.
The troubled relationship between the Nigeria Football Federation and their coach Stephen Keshi has ended with the NFF sacking him because 'he is not committed enough' to the job.
Dozens killed as female Boko Haram suicide bombers blow themselves up while hiding among villagers fleeing gunmen in Nigeria
The latest carnage in series of attacks that have claimed more than 200 lives in just three days happened last night in the village, which lies six miles from Maiduguri - Boko Haram's birthplace.
Residents said the militants arrived before dawn and went door to door in northeastern Miringa town just outside Maiduguri city.
Brainwashed girls among the 200 kidnapped at Nigeria’s Chibok school 'are now killing for Boko Haram and torturing the Islamist group’s prisoners,' say witnesses
A teen forced to marry a Boko Haram militant said she watched as some of the Nigerian schoolgirls, kidnapped by the terror group more than a year ago, slit the throats of captive Christian men.
Boko Haram slaughter 150 Nigerian Muslims praying in mosques before breaking their Ramadan fast - and gun down the women at home while they prepared their food
The militants mowed down men and children in three remote villages in the north-eastern Borno state yesterday - and shot women preparing food at home, according to witnesses.
Man who was 'possessed by a homosexual demon' after swimming with men in Kenya is exorcised by a priest to 'cure' him after it 'drove him to download gay porn'
Filmed on a Nigerian Christian television show, the video claims that after Tegus, a Nigerian businessman, caught a demon,leading to the break up with his girlfriend and his interest in men.
The Bengaluru police have arrested eight Nigerians, who allegedly duped hundreds of customers in the past year by offering fake cheap deals on luxury cars.
'I had a nest of insects inside my body, I wanted to die': Revealed, how Italian priests are conducting EXORCISMS to break 'voodoo spells' put on terrified Nigerian migrant girls by traffickers who force them to work as prostitutes
EXCLUSIVE: Italian authorities have enlisted the help of Catholic priests in a bid to break the psychological ties that help pimps exploit vulnerable Nigerian women, trafficked to Europe for sex work.
Missionary worker in Nigeria becomes first American hostage kidnapped overseas to be saved by FBI rule change allowing families to make ransom payments
The family of Reverend Phyllis Sortor, from Seattle, Washington, have revealed they paid to secure her release after she was abducted from a church compound in Emiroro, Nigeria.
Two girl suicide bombers who killed 30 people in Nigerian market attack are feared to have been Boko Haram captives who were forced to kill themselves
The attack took place yesterday near a crowded mosque in a bustling market in Maiduguri - northeast Nigeria's largest city and the birthplace of the Islamic extremist group.
Aliko Dangote reveals he has supported Arsenal for over 30 years thanks to David Dein... could former vice-chairman return if Nigerian buys the north London club?
Africa's richest man Aliko Dangote has insisted his interest in buying Arsenal is not 'overnight stuff' and revealed he has been a fan of the club for more than 30 years.
Africa's richest man Aliko Dangote keen on Arsenal takeover as Nigerian claims he will have 'enough resources to pay what they are asking for'
Africa's richest man, Aliko Dangote, has re-iterated his hopes of one day buying Arsenal. The Nigerian has an estimated fortune of some £12.2billion.
Home-brewed gin kills 70 people in Nigeria: Health officials say local drink was found to contain large amounts of methanol
Somiari Harry, from the health ministry in Rivers state, said deaths from the gin - known locally as 'ogogoro' - were recorded in Nigeria's oil-rich south. The gin contained a large amount of methanol.
Women's World Cup 2015 - USA 1-0 Nigeria: Abby Wambach's first half volley seals top spot for the No 2 ranked side
Abby Wambach scored late in the first half and the USA women's national team went on to beat Nigeria 1-0 on Tuesday night for a first-place finish in its group at the Women's World Cup.
Grammar school boy killed himself after ‘dismissive’ police response to blackmail by Nigerian gang who had duped him into sending intimate photos
Gerard and Teresa Hughes said their son Ronan, 17, from County Tyrone, killed himself after being blackmailed by a Nigerian gang which had duped him into sending intimate photos.
Nigerian player expected to be hit with eight-week ban after viciously elbowing Australia Matildas star Sam Kerr in the face
Nigeria's Ugo Njoku could be hit with a eight-match ban after she viciously elbowed Australian star Sam Kerr in the face during the Matildas 2-0 win at the FIFA Women's World Cup.
Nigerian defender David Faramola Oniya, aged 30, dies after collapsing on the pitch while playing for Malaysian club T-Team
David Faramola Oniya died on Saturday after collapsing on the pitch due to a heart attack during a friendly match between his Malaysian club T-Team and Kelantan.
Women's World Cup roundup: USA held by Sweden, Japan reach last 16, Australia beat Nigeria and Switzerland thrash Ecuador
Sweden held the United States to a goalless draw at the Women's World Cup on Friday, providing a good result for the Swedes and their coach Pia Sundhage against the side she used to manage.
Kyah Simon scored twice to lead Australia to a 2-0 victory over Nigeria to get their Women's World Cup hopes back on track.
Cussons makes a splash in Nigeria! Imperial Leather soap-maker said trading in line with expectations despite political turmoil
Imperial Leather soap-maker PZ Cussons said full-year trading would be in line with expectations despite sales being hit by political turmoil in Nigeria, its biggest market.
Voodoo prostitution ring where pimps used black magic rituals and animal sacrifice to force Nigerian migrants to work for them is smashed in Spain
The women, who came to Europe on dangerous, makeshift boats, were recruited in Nigeria, where they were enticed with false promises of employment.
Sweden 3-3 Nigeria: Francisca Ordega nets late as Edwin Okon's Super Falcons come from behind to earn point in six goal thriller
Francisca Ordega left it late to earn Nigeria a point as the Super Falcons fought back from two goals down in Canada to deny Sweden in a six-goal Group D thriller on Monday.
Lonely heart, 61, gave her $350,000 life savings to a man she met on dating site Plenty Of Fish - only to find out her urbane Englishman 'Eamon Donegal Dubhlainn' was a Nigerian fraudster
Jan Marshall, 61, thought she'd found love, but she is still single and is without her life savings of $350,000. The Melbourne woman is another victim of the brutal world of online dating scams.
At least 30 killed in suicide bomb and grenade attacks in Nigerian city of Maiduguri - the birthplace of Boko Haram
WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: A suicide bomb exploded outside a mosque during prayers in the Nigerian city of Maiduguri and grenades were fired into houses where people slept.
Nigerian senator-elect wanted in Chicago for million-dollar heroin deal that inspired Orange Is The New Black is finally arrested in Lagos and now faces extradition to US
Buruji Kashamu is accused of running an international drugs ring through Chicago, which inspired the Netflix drama. He was voted to become a senator in Nigeria's elections this March.
Murder charges against 15-year-old girl accused of using rat poison to kill a 35-year-old man she was forced to marry are dropped by Nigerian court
Prosecutor Lamido Abba Soron-Dinki asked the High Court in Gezawa, Nigeria, to terminate the case of culpable homicide against Wasila Tasi'u, who was 14 when she married Umar Sani, 35.
An article on 16 May reported that a Nigerian restaurant was shut down for serving human flesh, based on a BBC Swahili report. BBC Swahili has now confirmed that the story was incorrect and the article has now been removed from our website.
Nigerian 'slave' tells jury of how he was punched in the eye by wife of NHS doctor who 'owned him for 24 years' because he was using his phone
A hospital nurse accused with her husband of keeping Ofonime Inuk as a slave at their London home allegedly punched him when she saw him with his phone in the kitchen, a court heard today.
Five students were wounded by gunfire and another 45 people are being treated for injuries sustained as they jumped out of windows and over walls to escape the attackers in Potiskum.
'They turned me into a sex machine': Woman made pregnant by Boko Haram rapists reveals her horror - as UN reveal 214 of 500 rescued in last week are with child
Asabe Aliyu, 23, was abducted six months ago and forced to marry a fighter. She is one of 293 girls, like those pictured, who were abducted but are now recovering at a camp near Yola in Nigeria.
NHS doctor and his nurse wife 'kept Nigerian man a slave for 24 YEARS at their London home': Pair 'smuggled Nigerian into Britain as a child'
Emmanuel Edet, right, and his wife Antan, left, from Perivale, north-west London are accused of stripping Ofonimi Inuk of his passport and making him work up to 17 hours a day.
Cologne striker Anthony Ujah, who scored 10 goals in the Bundesliga this season to make sure the promoted club are all but assured of another year in the top flight, has agreed to join Werder Bremen.
‘I held my baby to my stomach and doubled over to protect her’ - Boko Haram fighters stoned Nigerian girls to death as rescuers approached
Lami Musa, 27, cradled her 5-day-old baby girl amid the brutal militant attack. Salamatu Bulama (pictured) also survived the stoning, but said around 10 women were run over and killed by an armored car.
Saved from the clutches of evil: Hundreds of women and girls rescued from Boko Haram arrive at a refugee camp after Nigerian army rescue operation
The exhausted and starving group, including young children, were some of the 275 people freed from captivity in the Sambisa Forest in northern Nigeria, the last bastion of the Islamic extremists.
Freed from the clutches of Boko Haram: Small child destined to be trained to fight for Nigerian Islamists is among hundreds rescued after weeks in captivity
In the last week alone, the Nigerian army has freed nearly 500 prisoners from the Sambisa Forest where the islamist militants are training child soldiers and forcing women to become sex slaves.
Around 160 more women and girls kidnapped by Boko Haram are freed by Nigerian troops - bringing total rescued this week to nearly 500
The Nigerian army previously denied that any of the freed hostages were the 219 girls snatched from Chibok last year, but the Nigerian defence headquarters has said it is too early to rule this out.
The release of the girls and women came during a military operation to wrest back the Sambisa Forest from the Islamist terror group, the Nigerian Army confirmed on its Twitter feed today.
Boko Haram Islamists pose with guns and rocket launchers in first images since the crumbling group became Islamic State's 'West Africa Province'
Taken somewhere in the forests of north eastern Nigeria, the images show a large group of jihadis casually posing in front of the terror group's sinister black and white flag while brandishing assault rifles.
Teenage CBBC star ‘stabbed to death outside nightclub by man who then fled to Nigeria on brother's passport’
Jeffrey Okafor, 24, of East Dulwich, south east London, is accused of stabbing Carl Beatson-Asiedu to death outside a nightclub in the summer of 2009.
Abducted, abused and exposed to shocking violence: Children's suffering at the hands of Boko Haram revealed... a year after the world asked them to #BringBackOurGirls
A new Unicef film highlights the fate of the 276 Nigerian schoolgirls who were abducted by the fanatical Islamist group this time last year with more than 200 children still lost to their grieving families.
Hundreds of girls kidnapped by Boko Haram may never be found, admits Nigerian president one year after school abduction that shocked the world
As protesters marched through Nigeria's capital to mark One year since more than 200 schoolgirls were kidnapped by Islamic extremists, Nigeria's new president said he doesn't know if they can be found.
Wiped from the face of the earth: Horrifying satellite images show city in Nigeria reduced to rubble by Boko Haram as it emerges militants have abducted 2,000 women in just 12 months
An Amnesty International report shows how a city of 300,000 people was razed to the ground by the Islamist group, while thousands of women and girls were abducted and taken into slavery.
The country’s currency – the naira – has devalued heavily against the dollar, and major disruption in the north resulted in the company losing crucial trading days.
Heartbreaking drawings by child survivors of Boko Haram massacres reveal the atrocities they have witnessed... as the Islamists slaughter another 24 people in latest attack
The Islamic extremists drove cars to a mosque in the remote village of Kwajafa in Borno state, where they told locals they were there to teach Islam.
Boko Haram accused of crimes against humanity by the UN after reports the Islamists have slaughtered female slaves and used children as ‘human bombs’ in Nigeria
As Boko Haram has retreated from parts of Nigeria, 'gruesome scenes of mass graves,' has been brought to light, Zeid Raad al-Hussein told the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva.
Election history is made in Nigeria: Opposition leader becomes first ever to democratically replace the nation's ruling party
General Muhammadu Buhari, 72, (right) beat incumbent president Goodluck Jonathan(left) by 2.1million votes as the ballots in Nigeria's 36 states have been counted.
Boko Haram's headquarters DESTROYED: Nigerian military mounts massive operation reclaiming terrorist group's 'capital city'
The official Twitter account for the Nigerian military(pictured) today announced the destruction of Boko Haram's headquarters in the terror organisation's de facto capital city Gwoza.
Britain will give £5million to help military efforts to terror group Boko Haram, says Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond
Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said the money would support a new regional task force designed to target the Islamic extremists in northern Nigeria and the Lake Chad Basin area.
Boko Haram abduct hundreds of women and children from Nigerian town and are using them as human shields
The Islamic militants took adults and children from primary schools in the north-eastern town of Damasak as troops from Niger and Chad approached a month ago, an offical confirmed.
Fresh Boko Haram horror in Nigeria as 100 bodies - many missing their heads - are discovered in mass grave
More than 100 bodies have been found in a mass grave in the town of Damsak, northeast Nigeria, after it was reclaimed from Boko Haram, the terror group led by Abubakar Shekau.