Nigerian security service says politicians sponsor Boko Haram Islamists

November 22, 2011

(Shattered remnants are seen at the site of a bomb blast at a bar in the Nigerian northeastern city of Maiduguri July 3, 2011. REUTERS/Stringer)

In Nigeria’s northeast, some sympathy for Boko Haram’s violent Islamists

November 14, 2011

(Burnt vehicles are seen at the ECWA church compound in New Jerusalem area of Damaturu, Yobe state, North east Nigeria, November 8, 2011. Nigeria's police said on Tuesday they had arrested suspected members of an Islamist sect behind coordinated attacks in the north of the country. REUTERS/Olatunji Omirin)

Nigeria’s violent Islamists Boko Haram joining with global jihadists: army

November 10, 2011

(A man stands outside a burnt shed which housed a generator in Damaturu, Yobe state, North east Nigeria, November 8, 2011. Nigeria's police said on Tuesday they had arrested suspected members of an Islamist sect behind coordinated attacks in the north of the country that killed at least 65 people late last week. REUTERS/Olatunji Omirin)

Radical Islamist bombings hurting foreign investment in Nigeria – president

September 13, 2011

(Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan (C, in baseball cap) surveys the scene a day after a bomb blast ripped through the United Nations offices in the Nigerian capital of Abuja August 27, 2011/State House/Handout)

Nigeria arrests 100 suspected members of violent Islamist sect Boko Haram

July 5, 2011

(Shattered remnants at the site of a bomb blast at a bar in the Nigerian northeastern city of Maiduguri that killed five people and injured 10 more in the latest apparent attack by Boko Haram, July 3, 2011/Stringer)

Q+A-What is Nigeria’s radical Islamist sect Boko Haram?

June 17, 2011

(Members of the local Islamic group Boko Haram lie on the ground at a police station after their arrest in the northeastern city of Bauchi, July 25, 2009/Ardo Hazzad)

Violent Nigerian Islamist sect Boko Haram rejects amnesty offer

May 10, 2011

(Members of an local Islamic group lie on the ground at a police station after their arrest in the northeastern city of Bauchi, July 25, 2009/Ardo Hazzad)

Nigerian elections seal major power shift to largely Christian south

April 29, 2011


(Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan casts his ballot in his home village of Otuoke, Bayelsa state April 16, 2011/Joseph Penney)

A decisive election victory by President Goodluck Jonathan in Nigeria has shifted power firmly to the largely Christian south from the Muslim north and could reopen political fissures in Africa’s top energy supplier.

Nigerian president appeals to Muslim leaders before vote

March 28, 2011
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(Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan at a campaign rally in Kano, northern Nigeria, March 16, 2011S/Joe Penney)

Nigeria’s Muslim north risks growing sense of alienation

March 18, 2011
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(A motor rickshaw transporting Muslim women drives past a signboard promoting Islamic faith in Nigeria's northern city of Kano March 15, 2011/Joe Penny)