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How to build a peaceful coexistence in a religiously tensed Nigeria

Nigeria's newly appointed Chief of Defence Staff, Air Marshal Alex Bade boasted recently that the violent Islamist sect, Boko Haram insurgency, which has devastated the North East part of Nigeria, "will end by April this year". But Bade's statement defies the belief that beyond the Boko Haram insurgency lie the consequences and implications of the sect on religious relations and public perceptions of unity and statehood.

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Nigeria: War, Amnesty and Oxymoron

Boko Haram has killed more than 1,600 people since 2010Nigeria's Federal Government has agreed to release, rehabilitate and grant amnesty to arrested terrorists and secessionist in its custody.

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Killing of hostages unsettles Nigeria

The murder of expatriates kidnapped in Nigeria by radical Islamists is creating new diplomatic problems for the country, raising the ire of security forces.

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Nigeria ready to negotiate with terrorist group

Nigeria could recognise Boko Haram as a political organisation if its leader Ibrahim Shekau renounces violenceThe Nigeria government says it is ready to recognise militant Islamist group Boko Haram as a political organisation if its leader Ibrahim Shekau renounces violence.

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Fixing Nigeria's fractured north

Turning its attention from churches to police stations in coordinated bomb attacks in Kano on 20 January, Boko Haram showed what it thought of tougher security in the north/Photo/AMINU ABUBAKAR/AFPThe rise of the violent Boko Haram sect highlights how the federal government has neglected the root causes of northern Nigeria's crises. Pressure is building for President Goodluck Jonathan to change tack. Religious, political, economic and military leaders tell us how.

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Nigeria: Army unleashed on militant herdsmen

Map of NigeriaThe Nigerian army has begun military operations against tribal herdsmen who embarked on a killing spree of Christians in villages in the northern Nigerian state of Plateau.


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The business of terrorism in Nigeria

Two Nigerian muslims have been charged for receiving money from Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) to recruit terrorists for deployment in Yemen and Saudi Arabia.

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Federation of terror groups 'worrisome'

Extremist group, Boko Haram has launched a string of attacks on churches in Nigeria/Photo/ReutersTerrorist groups across Africa and the Middle East plan to unite forces to build a strong non-state force against their perceived enemies, an intelligence report has revealed.

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Nigeria: Boko Haram show more resilience

Map of NigeriaAttacks and reprisal attacks in northern Nigeria have left 25 people dead as tensions between muslims and christian rise in the West African country.

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Baiting a Religious War: Boko Haram Keeps Poking

Map of NigeriaTerrorist group, Boko Haram killed 21 people and injured over 100 others in attacks on three churches in northern Nigeria on Sunday.

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Nigeria: War on the Church, Islamist group strikes again

Map of NigeriaNigeria's Islamist group, Boko Haram is not relenting on in its war against Christians after it attacked two more churches on Sunday.

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Nigeria: Military crackdown on Boko Haram displaces residents

Map of NigeriaThe Nigerian army on Tuesday carried out a crackdown of a suspected hideout of members of Islamist group, Boko Haram in the Nigerian city of Maiduguri.

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Nigeria: Police make progress tackling Boko Haram

Photo/ReutersNigerian police have prevented an attack on government officials by a member of the extremist Islamic group, Boko Haram, and arrested a terror mastermind.

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Nigeria: Big personalities take 
on even bigger problems

Nigeria's President Goodluck JonathanJonathan's chosen few have serious political boulders to move, while allegations of sycophancy easily stick. Among Nigeria's formidable female ministers and the new men in charge of state governance, forceful personalities may well get things done.

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Nigeria: Growing frustration among Christians over Boko Haram attacks

This year alone, Boko Haram has claimed the killings of more than 480 people/Photo/ReutersAs extreme Islamist group, Boko Haram continues a terror campaign against Christian institutions and against the Nigerian state, some say it is only a matter of time before Christians abandoned the philosophy of "turning the other cheek".

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Delving deeper into Nigeria's fuel crisis

Scores of people were up in arms in January 2012 after being stripped of a petrol subsidy/Photo/ReutersMismanagement and corruption are at the heart of the unrest in the Nigeria subsidies crisis.

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Food Security: Security of supply, come rain or come shine

altWhile international experts predict more shortages to come, the government has launched a $2bn investment programme to avoid future crises.

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Nigeria: Boko Haram's new pattern of attacks

More than 380 people have been killed in violence blamed on Boko Haram this year alone/Photo/ReutersAfter the recent bombings, many ask what the Nigerian authorities and ordinary people make of Boko Haram's strategy to attack Christians on Christian holidays.

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Pitching Christians against Muslims in Nigeria is false - Bishop of Sokoto

Father Matthew Kukah
, Bishop of Sokoto, Nigeria/Photo/All Rights Reserved"Politicians need to look at the disconnect between the Northern elite and ordinary citizens 
in the North, and avoid using the military as 
a figleaf for their own failings."

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Mauritania leads war on Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb in Africa

Al-Qaeda In Islamic Maghreb AQIM plans to build a strong Islamic control across Africa for JihadistsThe war on Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb in Africa has been waged by the governments of Mauritanian and Algeria, following reports that the extreme Islamist group plans to build strong control across Africa.

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