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'Hundreds' taken from Nigeria school
Parents tell state governor number of abducted students totals 234 - far higher than official estimates.
Last updated: 21 Apr 2014 15:23 GMT
Stowaway survives flight in US jet's wheel
Youth "lucky to be alive" after five-and-a-half hour California-to-Hawaii flight at altitudes of up to 11,000 metres.
Last updated: 21 Apr 2014 11:47 GMT
Nigeria introduces novel recycling incentives
Innovative loyalty scheme in Lagos offers electrical equipment, groceries and phone credit in return for rubbish.
Last updated: 20 Apr 2014 06:13 GMT
Scores of abducted girls freed in Nigeria
Education official confirms release of 44 of the 129 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram fighters in Borno state.
Last updated: 19 Apr 2014 12:55 GMT
Nigeria: A truly strong economy?
As Nigeria becomes Africa's largest economy, we ask how violence and a huge wealth gap will impact its progress.
Counting the Cost
Counting the Cost
Last updated: 19 Apr 2014 08:56 GMT
Forest searched for abducted Nigerian girls
Search for over 100 schoolgirls taken on Monday follows army's retraction of statement saying it had freed most of them.
Last updated: 18 Apr 2014 07:11 GMT
Homs civilians in danger as deal breaks down
UN special envoy Lakhdar Brahimi urges return to negotiating table to resume lifting of siege of Syrian city.
Last updated: 18 Apr 2014 06:31 GMT
Confusion over missing Nigeria schoolgirls
School principal denies army statements that most of the girls kidnapped from her school by gunmen have been freed.
Last updated: 17 Apr 2014 18:53 GMT
Nigerian army frees kidnapped female students
Boko Haram is suspected of being behind the abduction of more than 100 women and girls from their school on Monday.
Last updated: 17 Apr 2014 09:50 GMT
Men kidnap 100 girls from Nigerian school
No one has claimed the kidnappings, but recent violence in the country has been blamed on Boko Haram.
Last updated: 16 Apr 2014 00:26 GMT
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