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Suspected Islamists steal 125 kg of dynamite in north Nigeria

DAMATURU, Nigeria, July 31 - Gunmen suspected to be allied to Islamist sect Boko Haram have stormed a construction site in northeast Nigeria, carting off 125 kg (275 pounds) of dynamite and hundreds of detonators, two security sources said on Wednesday. Full story

Nigeria opposition coalition cleared to run in poll

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria's electoral commission has approved the merger of three main opposition parties into a bloc that could pose the most credible threat yet to the long-ruling party of President Goodluck Jonathan. Full story

Nigeria says to begin Mali troop pullout on Wednesday

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria will begin withdrawing some of its 1,200 troops in Mali on Wednesday and redeploy them in security operations at home, the military said on Tuesday. Full story

Bombs kill 15 in Nigeria's Kano -police source

KANO, Nigeria (Reuters) - Multiple bomb blasts in Nigeria's biggest northern city of Kano killed 15 people on Monday, a senior policeman said, in an area previously targeted by militant Islamist group Boko Haram. Full story

Britain demands cash bonds for visas from 6 states

Britain's Home Office confirmed Monday it will demand a 3,000-pound ($4,630) refundable bond for visas for "high-risk" visitors from six former colonies in Africa and Asia — a pilot scheme that has brought warnings at home and abroad that it will damage trade. Full story

Nigeria Islamists kill 20 in attack on northeast: military

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Suspected Islamist militants attacked a fishing settlement in northeast Nigeria over the weekend, killing 20 civilians, the military said on Sunday. Full story

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  Suspect’s cousin says sorry to terror victim’s family

A cousin of U.K. terror suspect Michael Adebo-wale has said she is sympathetic towards terror victim Drummer Rigby's family. ITV's Ronke Philips has this exclusive report from Nigeria.

  Nigeria's plane 'graveyard' to be cleared

Workers at an airport in Nigeria have begun work to dismantle what has become known in Lagos as "the graveyard," an overgrown field filled with about a dozen cargo and passenger airplanes that have been abandoned. NBCNews.com's Alex Witt reports.

  Boy killed in fireworks explosion in Nigeria

An explosion at a fireworks warehouse in Nigeria killed a young boy and injured several others. NBCNews.com’s Dara Brown reports.

  Nigerian pipeline explodes; vandalism suspected

Firefighters battled to contain a pipeline blaze after suspected vandalism in Nigeria. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.

  Oil spill plaguing Nigerian river

Crude oil from a leaking ExxonMobil pipeline in southern Nigeria has begun to creep into neighboring rivers, causing economic and environmental damage. NBCNews.com's Al Stirrett reports.

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