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  • Nigeria closes schools over Ebola BBC (Today) - Nigerian schools are ordered to remain shut, delaying the new academic year until 13 October as part of measures to prevent the spread of Ebola....Read more
  • Nigerian troops cross into Cameroon BBC (2 days ago) - Hundreds of Nigerian soldiers cross into Cameroon following fierce fighting with Boko Haram militants, but Nigeria denies they fled....Read more
  • Boko Haram declares 'Islamic state' BBC (2 days ago) - Militant group Boko Haram says it has set up an Islamic state in towns and villages it has seized in Nigeria, but the army rejects the claim as "empty"....Read more
  • Boko Haram 'control police academy' BBC (6 days ago) - Northern Nigeria's riot police training academy has been overrun by Boko Haram Islamist militants, sources in Borno state tell the BBC....Read more
  • Fire destroys NFF building in Abuja BBC (7 days ago) - A huge fire rips through the Nigeria Football Federation building in the country's capital Abuja on Wednesday....Read more
  • Nigerian 'mutiny over Boko Haram' BBC (Tuesday, 19 August) - A group of soldiers in Nigeria is refusing to fight Boko Haram militants until they receive better equipment, one of the mutineers tells the BBC....Read more
  • Chad army 'rescues 85 Nigerians' BBC (Sunday, 17 August) - Chadian troops rescue some 85 Nigerian villagers who were abducted earlier this week by suspected Boko Haram militants, reports say....Read more
  • 'New mass abduction' in Nigeria BBC (Friday, 15 August) - Reports emerge of a new mass abduction in north-eastern Nigeria, suspected to have been carried out by Islamist militants Boko Haram....Read more
  • How Nigeria turned Her Majesty's prison into a place of pleasure BBC (Friday, 15 August) - How a colonial jail in Nigeria became a place of solace and joy...Read more
  • VIDEO: Third Ebola victim dies in Nigeria BBC (Wednesday, 13 August) - The deadly virus Ebola has claimed a third victim in Nigeria, taking the overall death toll to over 1,000 people....Read more