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Gun and bomb attacks by Islamist insurgents in Kano kill at least 178 people, a doctor claims as hospitals struggle to cope with carnage.
The Islamist sect Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for coordinated bomb attacks on security forces in the northern Nigerian city of Kano that killed at least seven people late Friday.
A prime suspect in the Christmas Day bombings that killed more than 40 Nigerians in attacks aimed at Christian churches has escaped from police custody, officials said.
Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has sent troops into major cities to stop protests over the removal of a fuel subsidy.
Nigerian trade unions called off strikes and protests Monday, ending a major confrontation over fuel prices after President Goodluck Jonathan said he would cut them by one third.
He also admitted that the strike had led to the breakdown of law and order in parts of Nigeria.
Lamido Sanusi, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, has warned the strike is costing the nation’s economy $600-million every day.
As Boko Haram and the unrest in Nigeria intensifies, African newspapers this week have run stories with headlines likes Nigeria: Worse Than We Thought, Boko Haram: Enough is Enough, Nigeria: A ticking time bomb and Nigeria: Armed and dangerous.
The leader of Boko Haram, Nigeria's increasingly deadly Islamic rebel group, said that the recent attacks on Christians was revenge for years of Muslim persecution.
A day of protests in Nigeria is coming to a close, but the nationwide unrest is far from over as protestors assume the Occupy moniker in an effort to re-instate a fuel subsidy and to show their distaste for President Goodluck Jonathan's government.
Nigeria is in the midst of a general strike and nationwide protests against the government, which removed a fuel subsidy at the start of the year. Is there a movement and is it growing in strength?
Violence once again rises in troubled Nigeria, where an Islamic insurgency called Boko Haram has turned its ire upon Christian civilians.
Gunmen opened fire on a church service in Nigeria Thursday, killing six people and wounding 10, the church's pastor said, the latest in a string of attacks that has raised fears of sectarian conflict in Africa's most populous nation.
Tis the season for protests, and Nigeria is not excluded.
Nigerians are furious over the government's removal of a fuel subsidy, which instantly sent the price of oil rising to new levels. Thousands of people protested across the country.
The government also warned the public not to hoard fuel or buy on the black market.
Nigeria has announced it is ending the subsidy on domestic fuel prices; a decision certain to increase prices of petroleum products.
Heavily armed troops and tanks patrolled the streets of Maiduguri in northeast Nigeria Sunday, witnesses said, after the president declared a state of emergency in parts of the north affected by an Islamist insurgency.
The president, a Christian, has vowed to “crush” Boko Haram.
Has a Christian-Muslim war in Nigeria begun? Christian leaders are up in arms over Boko Haram while President Goodluck Jonathan frantically tries to cool boiling blood.
Nearly 100,000 people have fled their homes in one northern Nigerian state, while violence between Muslims and Christians and the government continues.