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  • What Nigeria's president should have said

    What Nigeria's president should have said
    Last month, The Washington Post published an op-ed by Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan answering criticism of his response to the kidnapping of hundreds of schoolgirls by the group Boko Haram. This is what Jonathan should have written. I have...
  • 'Half of a Yellow Sun' Cleared for Release in Nigeria

    Nigerian censors gave a greenlight to "Half of a Yellow Sun" July 4, more than two months after the board put a hold on the film's domestic release, citing "regulatory issues." While refusing to comment on the conditions surrounding its release, the...
  • FIFA suspends Nigeria from soccer events over political controversy

    FIFA suspends Nigeria from soccer events over political controversy
    Nigeria has been suspended from all international soccer competition effective immediately, FIFA announced Wednesday. The move comes less than a week after the country’s government dissolved the Nigeria Football Federation, firing its entire...
  • Nigeria gas depot blast was suicide bombing, security analysts say

    Nigeria's nightmare scenario has been this: Islamist militias waging terror in the country's northeast launch attacks in distant Lagos, a chaotic megacity of about 20 million in the southeast and the country's economic engine. Two weeks ago, Islamic...
  • Setting Times stories to music: from Bobby Womack to Spiritualized

    Setting Times stories to music: from Bobby Womack to Spiritualized
    Vulnerability was a motif in this week’s Great Reads – and some of their soundtracks. One of the last surviving newsstands in Los Angeles. A Christian woman living under the Boko Haram militants in Nigeria. A horse cast adrift after a family...
  • In Nigeria, distrust hampers the fight against Boko Haram

    In Nigeria, distrust hampers the fight against Boko Haram
    When soldiers of Nigeria's corrupt and incompetent army patrol remote and vulnerable towns in the northeast, boys often watch as they pass, then hurl rocks at them. Yet early last month, residents of Gamboru Ngala, on the border with Cameroon, cheered...
  • Bombing at northern Nigeria school leaves at least 8 dead, 20 injured

    Bombing at northern Nigeria school leaves at least 8 dead, 20 injured
    At least eight people were killed Monday by a bomb blast at the School of Hygiene in the northern Nigeria city of Kano, with suspicion falling on the Islamist militant group Boko Haram. Nigerian media reported a suicide bomber approached a line of...
  • Nigeria investigating possible mass kidnapping: source

    Nigeria investigating possible mass kidnapping: source
    Nigerian security forces are investigating a possible mass kidnapping of villagers in the northeast state of Borno where Boko Haram Islamist militants abducted more than 200 schoolgirls two months ago, a security source said on Tuesday. If confirmed,...
  • France, Switzerland, Nigeria on edge of advancing at World Cup

    Half of the sweet 16 cast is complete. Raise your hand if you had Mexico, Chile, Greece and Costa Rica, who represent half of the qualifiers so far. With your other hand, reach into your pocket and dig out cash to buy a lottery ticket -- because you are...
  • 21 killed in bombing at Nigerian shopping mall

    21 killed in bombing at Nigerian shopping mall
    Violence rocked the Nigerian capital of Abuja on Wednesday when a bomb exploded at a shopping mall in the upscale Wuse 2 neighborhood, killing at least 21 people and sending a pall of black smoke into the sky. Police confirmed the preliminary death toll...
  • Lionel Messi scores two more goals in Argentina's win over Nigeria

    Lionel Messi scores two more goals in Argentina's win over Nigeria
    What distinguishes Lionel Messi from lesser players, which pretty much means all humankind, is an uncanny knack of ball control while on the move. Such preternatural power was missing on his two goals that accentuated Argentina's 3-2 win over Nigeria,...