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Nigeria president sacks top security chiefs
Goodluck Jonathan fires defence minister and national security adviser amid mounting sectarian violence in north.
Last updated: 23 Jun 2012 00:50 GMT
US adds Boko Haram leaders to terrorist list
Washington designates three leaders of the African armed group as "terrorists" in bid to halt violence in Nigeria.
Last updated: 21 Jun 2012 23:59 GMT
Nigeria 'arrests senior Boko Haram official'
Suleiman Mohammed, described as group's head of operations, held in Kano with wife and children, military officials say.
Last updated: 12 May 2012 14:54 GMT
Nigeria in 'indirect talks' with Boko Haram
Diplomatic source says contact has been made between government and Islamist group through intermediaries.
Last updated: 17 Mar 2012 07:26 GMT
Federal prison stormed in Nigeria
Unidentified attackers bomb their way into state-run jail in Kogi, killing one guard and freeing more than 100 inmates.
Last updated: 17 Feb 2012 05:42 GMT
Boko Haram refutes report of spokesman arrest
Nigerian group says man detained by government was not its spokesman, but confirms a senior member was captured.
Last updated: 03 Feb 2012 16:30 GMT
Nigerian sect storms police station in Kano
Northern state shaken by more than hour of gun battles after suspected armed members of Boko Haram attack police.
Last updated: 28 Jan 2012 13:07 GMT
Nigeria's Boko Haram defends killings
Group's leader says recent killings of Christians were justifiable and authorities cannot prevent further attacks.
Last updated: 12 Jan 2012 16:19 GMT
Nigeria consumed by fuel-price protests
President Goodluck Jonathan faces tough test as unions threaten to stop oil production and protests intensify.
Last updated: 11 Jan 2012 21:05 GMT
Profile: Boko Haram
Profile of group in Nigeria calling for Islamic law to be implemented throughout country.
Last updated: 31 Dec 2010 17:28 GMT
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