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Nigeria lifts mobile phone blackout in militant stronghold

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Nigeria lifted a mobile phone blackout on the Islamist militant stronghold of Maiduguri on Friday, saying there were signs of improving security after months of blasts and attacks.Full story

Nigeria says offensive has destroyed most Islamist bases

ABUJA (Reuters) - The Nigerian military said on Monday that a two month old offensive in the northeast had "substantially achieved" the aim of destroying Islamist bases, as well as killing or capturing a number of fighters and freeing victims of abductions. Full story

30 killed in school attack in northeast Nigeria

Islamic militants attacked a boarding school before dawn Saturday, dousing a dormitory in fuel and lighting it ablaze as students slept, survivors said. At least 30 people were killed in the deadliest attack yet on schools in Nigeria's embattled northeast. Full story

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