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'we feel nigerian': inside nigeria's lebanese community


from fourth generation to new arrivals, lebanese nigerians describe their connection to the country.






boko haram shoots at military helicopter, wounds airman


maiduguri, nigeria (ap) — boko haram islamic extremists fired repeatedly at a military helicopter on a humanitarian mission in northeast nigeria and wounded one airman, the nigerian air force said thursday. a fighter jet and helicopter gunship were immediately scrambled and retaliated, killing scores of the insurgents at the located threat, spokesman group capt. ayodele […]






7 russian sailors, 1 ukrainian kidnapped in nigerian waters


the russian emb y in nigeria says seven russian sailors and a ukrainian have been kidnapped from a cargo ship in nigerian waters.






boko haram kills 7 new army recruits, abducts female soldier


maiduguri, nigeria (ap) — boko haram insurgents ambushed a convoy of new recruits in northeast nigeria, killing seven troops and abducting a female soldier, the nigerian military and a self-defense commander said friday. nineteen soldiers were wounded. thursday evening’s ambush occurred near the town of mafa, 50 kilometers (30 miles) east of maiduguri. the city […]






nigerian gunmen attack convoy on northeast highway, 7 killed


gunmen believed to be nigeria's boko haram islamic extremists attacked a convoy of motorists along a recently secured highway, killing at least seven people and injuring many others, including soldiers in a military escort, witnesses said.






boko haram kills 7 new army recruits, abducts female soldier


boko haram insurgents ambushed a convoy of new recruits in northeast nigeria, killing seven troops and abducting a female soldier, the nigerian military and a self-defense commander said friday. nineteen soldiers were wounded.






nigeria troops save young woman suicide bomber, kill another


nigerian troops on tuesday saved the life of a young woman st ped with explosives and killed another suicide bomber, apparently primed by boko haram islamic extremists to attack the northeastern city of maiduguri, police said.






nigeria seizes $10 million from ex-state oil manager


abuja, nigeria (ap) — nigeria’s anti-corruption agency says agents seized nearly $10 million from a safe in a slum building belonging to a former manager of the state oil company. spokesman wilson uwujaren of the economic and financial crimes commission says intelligence led to a raid last week on the building in northern kaduna city, […]






lebanese president in egypt, defends hezbollah's arms


lebanese president michael aoun has arrived in egypt for the first time since his inauguration, shortly after defending the militant group hezbollah's arms role.






lebanese president in egypt, defends hezbollah's arms


newly elected lebanese president michel aoun arrived in egypt on monday, a day after he defended hezbollah's refusal to give up its arms in media comments that underlined his unabated support for the iranian-backed shiite militant group.






nigeria: up to $100 billion lost from oil militant attacks


warri, nigeria (ap) — nigeria’s petroleum minister says the country lost between $50 billion to $100 billion in oil revenues to militant attacks on installations last year. minister ibe kachikwu says at their worst, the attacks cut production to 1.2 million barrels a day — a loss of 1 million barrels a day. he spoke […]






nigeria: self-defense fighter dies thwarting suicide attack


police say a member of a civilian self-defense force has died while intercepting a suicide bomber at a mosque in northeastern nigeria.






nigerian troops save life of suicide bomber, prevent attack


police say nigerian troops have saved the life of a young woman st ped with explosives and killed another. the two were apparently planning to attack the northeastern city of maiduguri.






nigeria seizes $10 million from ex-state oil manager


nigeria's anti-corruption agency says agents seized nearly $10 million from a safe in a slum building belonging to a former manager of the state oil company.






nigerian leader extends sick leave abroad as citizens suffer


nigerian president muhammadu buhari's nearly month-long medical leave in london is a sharp reminder to taxpayers that while they finance their leaders' health care abroad, they often are stuck with decrepit, ill-staffed government health facilities at home.






nigeria's eurobond 8 times oversubscribed, shows confidence


the london stock exchange says nigeria's $1 billion eurobond is eight times oversubscribed and demonstrates international confidence despite the oil-producing nation's economic woes.






un: 5 killed in attack along eroon-nigeria border


the united nations is strongly condemning an attack along eroon's border with nigeria that killed a u.n. independent contractor and four others.






nigeria: up to $100 billion lost from oil militant attacks


nigeria lost between $50 billion and $100 billion in oil revenues to militant attacks on installations last year, the country's petroleum minister said tuesday.






self-defense fighters thwart bombings in nigeria, eroon


two people were killed as self-defense fighters helped thwart more deadly suicide bombings in nigeria and eroon on tuesday, officials and witnesses said.






nigerian leader extends sick leave abroad as citizens suffer


johannesburg (ap) — nigerian president muhammadu buhari’s nearly month-long medical leave in london is a sharp reminder to taxpayers that while they finance their leaders’ health care abroad, they often are stuck with decrepit, ill-staffed government health facilities at home. for decades, nigerians have paid for their leaders and former rulers to get medical treatment […]






nigerian leader extends sick leave abroad as citizens suffer


johannesburg (ap) — nigerian president muhammadu buhari’s nearly month-long medical leave in london is a sharp reminder to taxpayers that while they finance their leaders’ health care abroad, they often are stuck with decrepit, ill-staffed government health facilities at home. for decades, nigerians have paid for their leaders and former rulers to get medical treatment […]






iranian americans feel stuck, confused, afraid of travel ban


the travel ban on refugees and citizens of seven countries has rattled many immigrant families, but its effects are perhaps most widespread among the iranian-american community.






family album


lebanese and egyptians discover their family history through old p os and tales of the studios where they were taken.






correction: smallbiz-small talk-community banks story


in a story feb. 8 about small businesses and community banks, the ociated press, relying on information provided by the independent community bankers of america, reported erroneously that the icba counted 5,521 community banks as of sept. 30. the source for that number was actually the federal deposit insurance corp.






daily news homepage for friday, feb. 10


coming up • palo alto is inviting the community to celebrate the lunar new year at two events. the first, a chinese new year fair, takes places sunday. the event, sponsored by the community services department, is from 2 to 3 p.m. at the mitchell park community center, 3700 middlefield road. the fair is free. […]






san mateo community colleges create largest-ever scholarship program


sixty community college students in san mateo county will each receive $6,000 scholarships for up to two years, thanks to the largest single scholarship donation in california community college history.






‘can she eat more kale?’ hordes of liberals want re urance ruth bader ginsburg’s


'i feel like this is getting a bit post-apocalyptic - no wait, that's not the right word. dystopian. i feel like this is all getting a bit dystopian. but she's welcome to my o-negative blood at any time'






the creator of ucla's iconic frisbee cheer fondly remembers when he did it his w


is this a basketball? is that the court? is that the loooooosing team? for most of the 40 seasons since he created ucla’s iconic basketball cheer, larry “frisbee” davis would feel affirmation in the earsplitting response of bruins students inside pauley pavilion. yes, that’s a basketball. yes,...






muhammadu buhari's 'inconclusive' medical vacation


buhari's unclear health situation rings alarm bells for nigeria's future.






in 'universal harvester,' john darnielle walks into cornfields, family and horro


it’s hard to feel nostalgic for video stores in an age when renting a movie — thanks to the internet —  is easier than making a cup of coffee. but those who grew up in the ’80s or ’90s might still feel a twinge of sadness when they p by a vacant storefront that used to house vhs tapes, despite...






for syrians stuck in limbo in lebanon, trump's ban will mean harder times ahead


like so many syrian refugees who have clustered together in this northern lebanese port, where an abandoned, weed-strewn train station stands as a metaphor for dashed dreams, abu moussa is feeling the frustration of exile. unlike many people here, though, the 30-year-old vegetable vendor has no...






kudi wants to make it easier to pay bills in places where internet access is lim


 making payments and sending money to friends and family in nigeria can be cumbersome. y combinator-backed kudi, which recently launched in nigeria, is aiming to make it easier for people to pay bills and pay each other via messaging. at its core, kudi is a chatbot, which lives inside facebook messenger and eventually skype, that helps you transfer money, buy airtime for your phone, pay bills… read more






as trump’s policies stoke fears, denver’s muslim community worries about eroding


some members of colorado's muslim community are expressing concern that a positive relationship with law enforcement that has been forged through community meetings, worship services and meals could be eroded by president donald trump's actions toward muslim countries and his vows to fight radical islamic terrorists.






tulsa man charged in neighbor's killing to plead insanity


attorneys for a tulsa man facing first-degree murder and hate crime charges in the killing of his lebanese neighbor say they will pursue an insanity defense.






community calls for more involvement and greater clarity in denver police use-of


residents repeated calls for more community involvement in the drafting of the denver police department's updated use-of-force policy during the second of three scheduled community meetings urday morning, while also asking for portions of the current proposal to be clarified .






new president of somalia inspires optimism among somali community in minnesota


members of the local somali community praised the peaceful transition of power.






woman falls to her death inside world trade center oculus


new york (ap) — police say a 29-year-old woman plunged about 30 feet to her death off an escalator inside the famed world trade center oculus. they say she was apparently trying to retrieve a hat while on the escalator with her twin sister at about 5:30 a.m. saturday inside the lofty transit hub. she […]






police: man found dead inside portable bathroom


police are investigating the death of a man who was found dead sunday inside a portable bathroom in the city's rogers park neighborhood.  just after 6 a.m. sunday, officers responded to the 1400 block of west jonquil terrace for a call of a person down. they found a man inside a portable bathroom...






muhammadu buhari extends medical leave in uk


nigerian president extends his medical leave in the uk as rumours swirl over his health.






x-ray p og hy from the inside out with nick veasey


plenty of revealing p og hy is done behind closed doors, but rarely are the doors as heavy as those used by nick veasey or the result quite as revealing. the post x-ray p og hy from the inside out with nick veasey appeared first on holy kaw!.






un: 120,000 nigerian likely face boko haram-created famine


more than 120,000 nigerians likely will suffer "catastrophic" famine-like conditions caused by boko haram's islamic uprising, among 11 million confronting severe food shortages this year, according to a new u.n. report.






un: 120,000 nigerian likely face boko haram-created famine


a u.n. report says that more than 120,000 nigerians likely will suffer "catastrophic" famine-like conditions caused by boko haram's islamic uprising, among 11 million confronting severe food shortages this year.






police: migrant smugglers brought down in spain and morocco


police in spain and morocco say they have arrested 10 people allegedly involved in human trafficking across the strait of gibraltar, including bringing nigerian women to europe for sexual slavery.






ontario man forgot he hid $100,000 in cash inside tv 30 years ago. then it was f


in a lapse of memory, the man actually gifted the television — with the cash still inside — to a friend who years later brought it to the recycling depot






opposing legislation, as written, to create a state public accountability board


this bill does not increase transparency in the state of new mexico. and in some key areas, it actually reduces transparency.