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“I’m an avid listener of VOA,” says new Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is interviewed by VOA’s Aliyu Mustapha, June 12 in Abuja, Nigeria.

“My daily life starts at 6am by dedicating 30 minutes to listening to VOA,” President Buhari told VOA Hausa reporter Aliyu Mustapha at the presidential villa in Abuja. President Buhari chose VOA for his very first one-on-one interview, after his inauguration, to an international broadcaster.  “I am an avid listener Read more »

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One Year In Captivity: Anniversary of Nigeria’s Chibok Girls Marked by VOA

Chibok Girls, Not Forgotten

WASHINGTON, D.C. —Voice of America today marked the first anniversary of Boko Haram’s abduction of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls who are still missing and thought to be captives of the terrorist group in the forests of northern Nigeria. In a panel discussion at VOA’s Read more »

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Nigeria’s Big Election Gets Big VOA Coverage

Alhaji Lai Mohammed, spokesman for the All Progressives Congress (L), with VOA English to Africa reporter Peter Clottey

Washington, DC – Voice of America will provide unprecedented coverage of Nigeria’s presidential election, being held Saturday. It’s an election that has already been postponed once, taking place under the shadow of terrorism. With reporters fanned out throughout Africa’s most populous country — including the Read more »

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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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