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VOA Exclusive: Nigeria Brings in Foreign Soldiers To Fight Boko Haram

FILE - Chadian soldiers drive through the streets of Gambaru, Nigeria, Feb. 4, 2015.

Nigerian military sources told VOA today that soldiers from South Africa and other countries are in Nigeria fighting Boko Haram.  The sources said some of the foreigners are engaging in ground combat and others are flying air missions. Nigerian government officials confirmed the presence of Read more »

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Nigerian President Tells VOA Boko Haram Forces Have Links with Islamic State

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan talks with VOA.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan says fighters from Boko Haram, the extremist group that controls large areas of northeastern Nigeria, have traveled to the Middle East for training with Islamic State militants. In an interview with VOA Wednesday, President Jonathan said he long Read more »

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At VOA-Sponsored Town Hall, Nigerian Youth Leaders Warn Tensions Could Mar Upcoming Vote

Danjuma Bello Sarki (L), a PDP regional youth leader, speaks at a VOA-sponsored town hall, February 20, 2015, along with other activists who convened to discuss how to avoid a repeat of the devastating 2011 election riots.

WASHINGTON, D.C. —With Boko Haram militants waging increasingly audacious attacks and political tensions skyrocketing ahead of the March 28 elections, Nigeria could see a repeat of the devastating 2011 election riots, unless politicians avoid appeals to religious differences among voters, political activists warned at a Read more »

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Tech-Savvy Young Audience Gives Big Numbers to VOA Hausa

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WASHINGTON, D.C. —It has been a record-breaking time for the digital platform of VOA’s Hausa Service, which broadcasts to Nigeria and other Hausa-speaking areas of West Africa. On December 10, 1.1 million single day page views were recorded across the three VOA Hausa sites — Read more »

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VOA Report Goes to the Land Where Terror Is Routine: Northern Nigeria

Teachers protesting against Boko Haram in Maiduguri, capital of the northeastern Nigerian state of Borno

WASHINGTON (August 6, 2014) — Voice of America brings the battle for power being waged in Nigeria to the mobile phones and desktops of the world with a special report, which chronicles the birth and growth of Boko Haram and its brutally violent tactics against Nigerian Read more »

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Exclusive VOA Interview With Policeman Shows Corruption

Nigerian police like Malo, whose ID badge is shown here, complain that the government is to blame for failures in the fight against Boko Haram.

WASHINGTON, DC – In an exclusive interview with a VOA Hausa reporter, a Nigerian policeman in the Mobile Police Squad assigned to fight terrorism in the country said that corruption hampers the fight against Boko Haram. “These insurgents come armed with thousands of bullets and Read more »

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BBG Signs Agreement to Provide Live VOA News in Nigeria

BBG Member Matt Armstrong and John Momoh, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Channels Television

WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors today announced an agreement with Channels Television, one of the 13 independent Nigerian TV stations. For the first time, Voice of America correspondents will report on events as they happen from around the world for the Channels evening newscasts. Read more »

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Nigeria: Mobile Rises Sharply While Radio Dominates for News

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WASHINGTON (May 15, 2014) — While a vast divide remains between “media rich” and “media poor” Nigerians, household mobile ownership has surpassed that of radio and TV in Nigeria, and the use of Internet is trending upward, according to new findings on Nigerian media consumption habits Read more »

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BBG Research Series; Contemporary Media Use in Nigeria

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Perceptions of media freedom and confidence in elections are falling in the midst of a challenging period in Nigeria. The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) and Gallup invite you to attend a research briefing which will discuss this and other findings on media use in Nigeria.

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VOA Provides Extensive Coverage of Attacks in Nigeria

A soldier walks past damaged buses following an explosion at a bus park in Abuja, Nigeria, Monday, April. 14, 2014. Suspected Islamic militants struck at the heart of Nigeria with a massive rush-hour explosion at a bus station Monday that killed 71, with the toll expected to rise in the deadliest attack yet on the nation’s capital. Survivors screamed in anguish and the stench of burning fuel and flesh hung over the site where billows of black smoke rose as firefighters worked to put out the fires. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

Amidst the terror of bus bombs and mass kidnappings in Nigeria, the Voice of America is keeping its audiences informed, providing extensive news coverage across multiple platforms. VOA’s Hausa and English-to-Africa Services provided up-to-the-minute reporting on two major recent attacks on April 14: a rush-hour Read more »

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