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  1. Kerry in Nigeria to warn against postelection violenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    In a rare high-level visit to Africa's most populous country, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday urged Nigeria's leading presidential candidates to refrain from fomenting violence after next month's vote, and he condemned savage attacks by Boko Haram, an al-Qaida-linked insurgency. On a day when Nigerian troops battled extremists who attacked Maiduguri, the biggest city in the northeast, Kerry played down reports that the U.S. had grown frustrated with Nigeria's military commitment to fighting the radical Islamist movement.

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  2. Strategic city falls in Boko Haram battleRead the original story w/Photo

    10 min ago | WPTZ-TV Plattsburgh

    ... be named because he was not authorized to speak to the media. Monguno, a town of about 100,000 people in northeast Nigeria, is about a 135-kilometer (85-mile) drive from Maiduguri, a city of more than 600,000. Both cities are tucked into the corner ...

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  3. The US will deny visas to anyone who stokes violence in upcoming Nigerian election: KerryRead the original story w/Photo

    11 min ago | The Raw Story

    The United States will deny entry to anyone responsible for stoking violence during Nigeria's election next month, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday, while urging the government not to delay the poll. Kerry was in Nigeria to urge its rival political camps to respect the outcome of a Feb. 14 presidential election.

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  4. Boko Haram attacks northeastern Nigerian city, more than 200 killedRead the original story w/Photo

    12 min ago | Whittier Daily News

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria >> In fierce fighting Sunday that killed more than 200 combatants, Nigerian troops clashed with Islamic extremists who attacked Maiduguri, the biggest city in northeastern Nigeria, from three fronts. At the same time the insurgents continued scorched-earth attacks on villages some 200 kilometers to the south in Adamawa state, slitting throats of residents, looting and burning homes and abducting dozens of trapped women and children, according to Vandu Kainu and other escaping survivors.

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  5. Kerry Ties More Help Against Boko Haram to Election PeaceRead the original story

    14 min ago | Bloomberg

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urged Nigerian political rivals to ensure upcoming elections aren't marred by violence, and said more U.S. support in the fight against Boko Haram militants hinged on a peaceful ballot. "We are prepared to do more but our ability to do more will depend to some degree on the full measure of credibility, accountability, transparency and peacefulness of this election," he said at a press conference Sunday in Lagos, referring to the Feb. 14 poll.

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  6. Boko Haram attacks northeastern Nigerian city, dozens killedRead the original story w/Photo

    21 min ago | MySanAntonio.com

    U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria James Entwistle, left, US Secretary of State John Kerry, centre, sit beside Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan, at the State House, in Lagos, Nigeria, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's plan to stop in Nigeria for meetings with the two leading candidates in the upcoming presidential election signals deep U.S. concerns about pos telection violence in a country already devastated by an al-Qaida-linked insurgency.

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  7. John Kerry breaks protocol, flies to Nigeria to discourage election violenceRead the original story w/Photo

    31 min ago | Washington Times

    Amidst rising civil unrest in Nigeria, Secretary of State John F. Kerry flew there this weekend to meet with President Goodluck Jonathan and his challenger in the upcoming Nigerian presidential election to discuss the vote and discourage violence from each party's supporters, and also to enhance cooperation in the fight against Islamist terrorism. Mr. Kerry's weekend visit came only hours after Boko Haram invaded the northeastern town of Maiduguri and killed 15 people on the eve of a political rally that was going to be held for Mr. Jonathan, who faces off Feb. 14 against challenger Muhhamdu Buhari.

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  8. Kerry in Nigeria to Warn Against Postelection ViolenceRead the original story w/Photo

    50 min ago | ABC News

    In a rare high-level visit to Africa's most populous country, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday urged Nigeria's leading presidential candidates to refrain from fomenting violence after next month's vote, and he condemned savage attacks by Boko Haram , an al-Qaida-linked insurgency. On a day when Nigerian troops battled extremists who attacked Maiduguri, the biggest city in the northeast, Kerry played down reports that the U.S. had grown frustrated with Nigeria's military commitment to fighting the radical Islamist movement.

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  9. Dozens killed in Nigeria attackRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Sunday Herald

    Dozens of people have been killed and wounded in an attack by Islamic extremists on a city in north-east Nigeria, the military has said. Dozens of people have been killed and wounded in an attack by Islamic extremists on a city in north-east Nigeria, the military has said.

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  10. Boko Haram Militants Killed in Attack on Nigerian CityRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Wall Street Journal

    ABUJA, Nigeria-At least 100 suspected Boko Haram terrorists were killed on Sunday as the militants attempted to penetrate the north eastern city of Maiduguri, a local vigilante and a military official said. The attack came a day after visiting President Goodluck Jonathan pledged to vanquish terrorists who are taking over the region's towns and villages and killing thousands.

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  11. Kerry in Nigeria to urge non-violence before presidential voteRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Star Online

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Nigeria on Sunday to urge its rival political camps to respect the outcome of a Feb. 14 presidential election, amid concerns that post-poll violence could undermine the fight against Boko Haram militants. Boko Haram has killed thousands, kidnapped hundreds and displaced more than a million people during its campaign to carve out an Islamic state in the northeast of Nigeria, Africa's most populous nation.

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  12. Boko Haram attack repelled in major Nigerian cityRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | RTE.ie

    Nigeria's military has repelled an attack by suspected Boko Haram militants on the Borno state capital Maiduguri in the northeast of the country, according to security sources. Maiduguri would be a major prize for the insurgents, who are trying to carve out an Islamic state in the region, began attacking the city shortly after midnight.

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  13. Boko Haram in fierce battle with troopsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | KION 46

    Hundreds of Boko Haram gunmen on Sunday launched a predawn attack on the city of Maiduguri and were locked in a fierce battle with troops on the outskirts of the city, according to the military, residents and vigilantes. The Islamists attacked the village of Jintilo on the outskirts of the city around 5:00 a.m. but were engaged in a gunbattle by troops stationed there.

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  14. Your Visit To Olu of Warri Useless - Itsekiri Youths Tell Jonathan a Give Condition For SupportRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Ghanamma.com

    An Itsekiri Youth group under the aegis of Warri Study Group yesterday insisted that unless President Goodluck Jonathan performs the ground breaking ceremony of the $16 billion Export Processing Zone, EPZ, Ogidigben, before next month's presidential election, the Niger Delta ethnic nations would not vote for him. The group also described his surprise visit to Olu of Warri, Ogiame, Atuwatse II on Friday, as an effort in futility.

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  15. Peaceful elections in Nigeria 'absolutely criticalRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Peninsula

    US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday that peaceful and timely elections were vital in Nigeria, where the country is battling a deadly insurgency by Boko Haram. "It is absolutely critical that this election can be conducted peacefully.

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  16. Boko Haram attacks Nigerian City, Fate UnknownRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Accuracy In Media

    Let's hope that the northern city of Maiduguri isn't overrun and it doesn't result in the massacre of thousands of civilians, which happened recently. Yet, no word from Obama on Boko Haram's Islamist extremist atrocities.

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  17. Kerry Meets With Nigerian Leadersto Encourage Peaceful ElectionRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Lucianne.com

    Lagos, Nigeria - Concerned that Nigeria could face postelection turmoil, Secretary of State John Kerry arrived here on Sunday to urge President Goodluck Jonathan and his principal political rival to respect the results of the coming vote and to discourage their supporters from violent protests. Mr. Kerry's itinerary included meetings with Mr. Jonathan at the State House and with Muhammadu Buhari, a retired general who is strongly challenging the Nigerian president in a nation increasingly fearful of attacks by militants from Boko Haram, a militant group linked to Al Qaeda.

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  18. Boko Haram on the rampage as US backs Nigerian electionsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Sydney Morning Herald

    Soldiers and security guards patrol a venue during a rally of the ruling People's Democratic Party in Maiduguri on January 24. Barely 48 hours later, the city was under siege from Boko Haram. Kano: Panic and chaos erupted in north-eastern Nigeria on Sunday as hundreds of Boko Haram fighters poured into two strategic towns in pre-dawn strikes that escalated into pitched battles as Nigerian army troops responded.

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    2 hrs ago | PR-inside.com

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  20. Kerry to discuss peaceful Nigerian election, problems with insurgent groupRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    Reflecting concern over the possibility of postelection violence, America's top diplomat is seeking separate meetings with Nigeria's president and his leading opponent ahead of voting as part of an effort to encourage both sides to accept the results peacefully. The election is set for next month amid reports of killings and kidnappings carried out by Boko Haram, an al-Qaida-linked group that has seized large portions of northeast Nigeria and mounted attacks on civilians.

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