Islamic officials condemn kidnapping of Nigerian schoolgirls

May 8, 2014
(A woman holds a sign during a protest demanding the release of abducted secondary school girls from the remote village of Chibok, in Lagos May 5, 2014. The Islamist militant group Boko Haram claimed responsibility on Monday for the abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls during a raid in the village of Chibok in northeast Nigeria last month, the French news agency AFP reported, citing a video it had obtained. Boko Haram on April 14 stormed an all-girl secondary school in Chibok, in Borno state, then packed the teenagers, who had been taking exams, onto trucks and disappeared into a remote area along the border with Cameroon. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye)

(A woman holds a sign during a protest demanding the release of abducted secondary school girls from the remote village of Chibok, in Lagos May 5, 2014. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye)

Nigeria’s surging Christian-Muslim bloodshed strains ‘marriage of irreconcilables’

By Reuters Staff
April 29, 2014

(The leader of the displaced Fulani herdsmen Haruna Usman in Barkin Kogi, Zango Kataf, Kaduna State March 22, 2014. Picture taken March 22, 2014. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde)

Nigeria largely ignores sectarian violence, Human Rights Watch report says

By Reuters Staff
December 12, 2013

(Onitsha in southeastern Nigeria after religious riots that killed at least 138 people across the country in five days. February 23, 2006. REUTERS/George Esiri )

Nigerian Anglican archbishop kidnapped in Delta is released

By Reuters Staff
September 15, 2013

(Speedboats are arranged along a jetty in Yenagoa, the capital of Nigeria’s oil state of Bayelsa November 27, 2012. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye)

In Nigeria, art boom feeds a revival of interest in traditional animist art

September 9, 2013

(Artist and designer Nike Davies-Okundaye poses for a portrait in her art gallery in Lekki district in Lagos August 30, 2013. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye)

Guestview: Terrorism and Religion in Nigeria

By Guest Contributor
June 18, 2013

(Cardinal John Onaiyekan of Nigeria walks through Saint Peter’s Square at the Vatican March 9, 2013. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez)

Nigeria passes anti-gay bill with penalties up to 14 years in jail

By Reuters Staff
May 31, 2013

(Nigerian legislators in session in the capital Abuja, October 10, 2012.  REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde)

Nigeria failing to tackle religious violence in its “Middle Belt” – U.S. agency

By Reuters Staff
April 16, 2013

(Security officials assess the scene of a bomb blast in Nigeria’s northern city of Kaduna April 8, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer )

Amnesty says Nigerian army rights abuses make Islamist insurgency worse

By Reuters Staff
November 2, 2012

(Soldiers search a car for suspected explosives along a road in Nigeria’s northern city of Kano January 22, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer)

Nigeria resumes haj trips to Mecca, ending row over unaccompanied women

By Reuters Staff
October 3, 2012

(Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba at the Al-Masjid al-Haram (Grand mosque) in Mecca October 31, 2011. REUTERS/Ammar Awad )