| Jul 9, 2014
| 3:53 PM
Nigeria has been suspended from all international soccer competition effective immediately, FIFA announced Wednesday.
The move comes less than a week after the country’s government dissolved the Nigeria Football Federation, firing its entire...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 4:35 AM
Nigeria's nightmare scenario has been this: Islamist militias waging terror in the country's northeast launch attacks in distant Lagos, a chaotic megacity of about 20 million in the southeast and the country's economic engine.
Two weeks ago, Islamic...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 3:00 AM
When Boko Haram invaded her village last year, the Islamist extremists burned the churches, destroyed Bibles and photographs and forced Hamatu Juwanda to renounce Christianity.
"They said we should never go back to church because they had brought a...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 2:19 PM
It was proclaimed more than once over the evening at California Plaza that history was being made in downtown Los Angeles on Friday night as part of the Grand Performances series. For the first time, a choice selection of the iconic Nigerian bandleader...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 6:29 AM
UPDATED: Stephen King wrote the second-season premiere of "Under the Dome," and that helped the CBS drama bring in the biggest national audience Monday night.
"Dome" was also the most-watched program in Central Florida, but the Germany-Algeria match...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 9:42 PM
SAO PAULO, Brazil — The U.S. soccer team was scheduled to land here late Monday morning, local time. Though it would arrive fresh off a month-long training camp that left it winded and weary and three consecutive victories that left it comfortable...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 10:08 PM
In Iraq, an al Qaeda splinter group is threatening Baghdad after seizing control of two cities. In Pakistan, the Taliban attacked a major airport twice in one week. And in Nigeria, the Islamist militant group Boko Haram was blamed for another mass...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 5:00 PM
DAMATURU Nigeria - An explosion tore through a venue in the northeast Nigerian town of Damaturu where fans had gathered to watch a World Cup soccer match on Tuesday, a police official said.
Several pickup trucks carrying bodies arrived at the nearby...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 4:24 PM
Witnesses have reported that a suicide bomber on a tricycle taxi triggered an explosion that blasted a World Cup viewing center in northeast Nigeria, killing several people.
Hospital workers said the death toll likely will rise with 15 people critically...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 6:33 PM
An explosion at an open-air World Cup viewing venue in northern Nigeria killed at least 14 people and injured many others, according to police.
Police Assistant Superintendent Nathan Cheghan told the Associated Press that 26 people were wounded in the...
| May 30, 2014
| 12:30 PM
All 64 matches of the FIFA World Cup from Brazil will be broadcast live on ABC, ESPN and ESPN2 in English and on Univision Communications broadcast and cable nets in Spanish. The tournament kicks off June 12, culminating with the championship game July 13...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 4:17 PM
GROUP F: ARGENTINA VS. IRAN
Where: Belo Horizonte. Time: 9 a.m. PDT.
TV: ESPN, Univision.
The buzz: Argentina won its first game with Bosnia-Herzegovina but didn't look good doing it. Even the players thought so, challenging Coach...