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Correction: AF--Nigeria-Aid Workers Slain story

Jul. 23, 2020 4:31 PM EDT

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Islamic extremists released a video showing the slayings of five aid workers who were abducted last month in northeastern Nigeria. Their abductions came around the same time that a Boko Haram splinter group said it would begin targeting Nigerians who work for international aid...

Islamic State group says it killed 5 aid workers in Nigeria

Jul. 23, 2020 3:50 PM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Militants from an Islamic State affiliate claimed responsibility Thursday for killing five aid workers who were kidnapped last month in northeastern Nigeria. The Islamic State West Africa Province, which broke away from Boko Haram several years ago, warned in June that it would target...

Nigeria anti-corruption chief suspended, accused of graft

Jul. 10, 2020 11:50 AM EDT

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The head of Nigeria’s anti-corruption agency has been suspended from office following corruption allegations against him. President Muhammadu Buhari approved the suspension of Ibrahim Magu as chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission “in order to allow...