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Extremists Attack Northeast Nigerian Town, Kill 39

(KONDUGA, Nigeria) — Hundreds of Islamic extremists posing as soldiers attacked a northeast Nigerian town for hours, killing 39 people and razing a mosque and...

Dozens Arrested for Being gay in North Nigeria

(LAGOS, Nigeria) — Human rights activists say dozens of gay men are being arrested in northern Nigeria. They say such persecution will increase since President...

Mass Wedding to Promote Islamic Society in Nigeria

(KANO, Nigeria) — Islamic religious authorities married 1,111 couples at a mass wedding aimed at combating rising rates of divorce and births out of wedlock, and...

Israel: Nuclear Armed Iran is Threat to Africa

(JERUSALEM) — Israel's prime minister has told Nigeria's president that a nuclear armed Iran threatens Africa. Benjamin Netanyahu met Monday with Nigerian...

U.N. to Elect 5 New Security Council Members

(UNITED NATIONS) — The U.N. General Assembly elects five new members to the Security Council on Thursday and the winners are virtually certain because there are...

In Nigeria, Basketball Dreams Are Growing

(LAGOS, Nigeria) — Abiodun Francis Ayetimiyi was meant to follow his father and pursue medicine in Nigeria. He found a different path one morning seven years ago...

Nigerian Court Grants U.S. Extradition Request

(ABUJA, Nigeria) — A Nigerian court on Wednesday ordered the extradition of one of its citizens wanted in the U.S. for terrorism. This month, the U.S. Embassy...

Nigeria Lawmakers Pass Anti-Gay Marriage Bill

(ABUJA, Nigeria) — Lawmakers in Nigeria have passed a bill banning gay marriage, setting prison terms of up to 14 years. Nigeria's House of Representatives...

Love in the Time of Globalization

They meet as teenagers, around the same age as Romeo and Juliet. They fall in love. Their families aren't warring, but their love is visa-crossed. When frequent...