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RELATED: First Lady Calls For Return Of Nigerian Girls Nigerian Student Describes Boko Haram Abduction First Lady Michelle Obama took over the president’s weekly address Saturday to talk about the plight of Nigerian women and girls who were abducted by the Islamist group Boko Haram. First Lady Michelle Obama Delivers First Weekly Address

First Lady Michelle Obama posted the following on Twitter. Our prayers are with the missing Nigerian girls and their families. It’s time to #BringBackOurGirls. -mo pic.twitter.com/glDKDotJRt — The First Lady (@FLOTUS) May 7, 2014

LAGOS, Nigeria – Scores of girls and young women kidnapped from a school in Nigeria are being forced to marry their Islamic extremist abductors, a civil society group reported Wednesday. RELATED: 234 Girls Abducted In Nigeria Still Missing [VIDEO] Parents say the girls are being sold in to marriage to Boko Haram militants for 2,000 naira ($12), Halite […]

Four Nigerian men were beaten and flogged for being gay by an Islamic court in the northern city of Bauchi, according to the Liberty Voice. The men, who were among a group of people arrested late last year, had their confessions of being homosexual allegedly forced out of them after they had been beaten up […]

Nigerian father Chris Elvis has been arrested for allegedly fatally beating his 4-year-old child, Godrich, (pictured) and padlocking his mouth to prevent him from screaming as the ‘evil’ was being beaten out of him, according to the International Business Times. SEE ALSO: Person Of The Day: Shirley Chisholm The 30-year-old Lagos native, who works as a security guard for […]

A woman in Nigeria’s Nasarawa State is disowning her cat for reportedly practicing what she believes is homosexual behavior, the Leadership reports. RELATED: Nigeria’s President Bans Same-Sex Marriage According to the woman, the cat had been practicing “an unnatural sexual behavior” for years, which she called “a contradiction of the laws of nature.” “Bull” had […]

A young Nigerian boy who managed to breach the security of the Benin-City airport and stow away to Lagos has been arrested and turned over to the Federal Airports Authority, reports Vanguard. The boy, who has not been identified, hopped out of the main wheel of the Arik Air aircraft when it landed at Murtala […]

Oluwole Olofin (pictured), a N.Y.C. cabbie shot by a passenger 21 years ago, continued working succumbing to his injuries this year, and now his family wants justice for the fallen Father, whose gunman was never caught, according to the NY Daily News. SEE ALSO: Russell Simmons Apologizes For Harriet Tubman Sex Tape “He went 21 […]

Chinua Achebe (pictured) — perhaps the most-influential voice in the history of African literature — died after a short illness, robbing the world of a literary elder who brought the trials and tribulations of Nigeria to the world’s consciousness for the last half century. Tributes for the 82-year-old Achebe, a scholar, poet, and social critic, […]

Nigeria’s Kano state has thousands of single women who are either divorced or widowed and they are looking for mates.  Many single women with families in the state are typically unable to make ends meet when they are left on their own.  Women of marriageable age who remain single are oftentimes seen as suspect — with their […]

LAGOS, Nigeria — Former U.S. President Bill Clinton warned Monday that the rampant poverty that plagues oil-rich Nigeria — felt most acutely in its Muslim north — is fueling the religious violence now tearing at the nation. A radical Islamist sect known as Boko Haram claimed Monday it killed 12 soldiers and beheaded three government […]

KANO, Nigeria — Coordinated attacks claimed by a radical Islamist sect killed at least 120 people in north Nigeria’s largest city, hospital records seen Saturday show, as gunfire still echoed around some areas of the sprawling city. SEE ALSO: WHO: Almost Half Of Abortions Are Unsafe Soldiers and police officers swarmed over streets Saturday in […]