Malala asks Jonathan to meet girls' parents

2014-07-14 22:10

Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai has urged Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan to meet with parents of the schoolgirls kidnapped three months ago.

Nigeria army says it has killed 53 Boko Haram fighters

2014-07-06 08:00

Nigeria's military says that it had killed 53 fighters from the Islamist Boko Haram group when it repelled an attack on a military base in the northeast Nigerian town of Damboa.

Sanusi suspension won't affect policy

2014-02-21 10:16

Nigeria's finance minister has soothed fears that a change in leadership at the central bank would affect economic policy, after the suspension of Lamido Sanusi.

Nigeria to probe state-sponsored killings

2014-02-13 06:15

Nigeria says it would open a probe into claims of state-sponsored killings dating back to the era of military rule, raising hopes that perpetrators will finally be brought to book.

Nigerian leader denies corruption, death squads

2013-12-24 08:19

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has challenged a prominent critic to prove allegations of corruption and that he is training a death squad to kill enemies.

Nigerians fume over minister's $1.4m cars

2013-10-22 11:02

A government minister has angered Nigerians by buying two bullet-proof limousines for $1.4m, in a country where 60% of people live on less than $1 a day.

Nigeria pardons corrupt ex-governor

2013-03-13 12:19

A presidential adviser says Nigeria has pardoned the former political benefactor of the nation's president, convicted of stealing millions of dollars while serving as a state governor.

Bomb explodes at nightclub in Nigeria

2012-06-23 10:29

A bomb exploded outside a nightclub in the capital Abuja, hours after the national security adviser and defence minister were sacked.

Sect leader challenges Nigeria president

2012-01-11 20:06

Emerging from the shadows, the leader of a radical Islamist sect has, amid the unrest, challenged Nigeria's leader in a video.

Hacking saga poses big problems: UK PM

2011-07-19 17:51

British Prime Minister David Cameron says the widening phone hacking scandal in his country poses "big problems" that will however be resolved and not distract from other issues.

Nigeria's Jonathan to visit US

2011-06-04 17:25

US President Barack Obama will welcome Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan to the White House, officials say.

Nigerian voters ignore attacks

2011-04-09 21:41

Nigerians have turned out to vote at the start of a crucial election, shaking off fears of violence to cast their ballots after a deadly bomb blast and other attacks.

Nigeria in final voter-registration push

2011-02-05 18:30

Nigeria has wrapped up a huge effort to register voters in Africa's most populous nation ahead of April elections after a process that was sometimes chaotic and violent.

Nigeria ex-military to run for president

2011-01-05 11:17

A Nigerian opposition party has confirmed ex-military ruler Muhammadu Buhari as its presidential candidate for April elections, set to be fiercely contested.

Jonathan to name 'terrorism' adviser

2011-01-03 19:56

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan is to tighten security and name a special adviser on terrorism after a week of bomb blasts that claimed dozens of lives.

Ivorian unity govt a bad idea - Ecowas

2010-12-08 08:23

Ecowas would not support the idea of creating a unity government to resolve Ivory Coast's political crisis, chair Goodluck Jonathan has said.


Nigeria: 'Good news' soon on kidnapped girls

2014-07-09 05:49

Nigeria's National Council of State is promising to deliver "some good news" very soon about more than 200 schoolgirls held captive by Islamic extremists for nearly three months.

US reduces Nigeria abducted girls search

2014-06-27 22:32

The United States has reduced its surveillance flights to help find more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls abducted by Islamist militants after building a base body of intelligence.

14 more Nigeria schoolgirls escape Islamists

2014-04-19 14:00

Another 14 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram Islamists in the northeast have escaped, leaving 85 missing after an attack that has sparked global outrage.

Nigeria's naira falls to a record low

2014-02-20 14:59

Nigeria's naira fell to a record low to the dollar owing to volatility caused by the suspension of central bank governor Lamido Sanusi, say dealers.

Voting dwindles in Nigeria, amid uprising

2013-12-28 16:04

Few voters have gone to the polls to elect local councils in a north-eastern Nigerian state that is battling Islamic militants who say democracy in corruption-riddled Nigeria is an enemy of the people.

Nigeria's budget presentation postponed

2013-11-19 15:16

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan will not present the 2014 budget to the national assembly due to a disagreement over plans to curb spending, a source says.

Zuma wants African intervention brigade

2013-05-07 14:28

The African Union needs a stronger military capacity to respond to instability on the continent, President Jacob Zuma has said after meeting his Nigerian counterpart Goodluck Jonathan.

Clinton wants to meet Nigerian president

2012-08-09 14:29

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will meet president Goodluck Jonathan on her African tour as the continent's largest oil producer faces an Islamist insurgency.

Nigeria: Papers boost security after blasts

2012-04-27 14:24

Nigerian police have stepped up security at newspaper buildings as authorities probe unprecedented attacks on the media, with two offices belonging to a prominent paper bombed.

Nigerian leader - single term president

2011-07-26 22:21

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan plans legislation to limit the head of state to one term of office with a longer time frame, but pledged he would not benefit from such a law.

11 die in sect attacks in Nigeria

2011-06-08 09:12

At least 11 people have been killed in multiple blasts and targeted attacks orchestrated by a feared radical Muslim sect in Nigeria’s restive northeast, police say.

Nigeria tightens security for inauguration

2011-05-28 11:07

Security is being beefed up in major cities in Nigeria, a day ahead of the inauguration ceremonies for President Goodluck Jonathan for a new four-year term.

More Nigeria gubernatorial polls delayed

2011-02-24 22:45

A court has ordered Nigeria's electoral commission not to hold elections for governors in five of the country's 36 states in the April poll.

Nigeria registers voters ahead of vote

2011-01-15 14:41

Nigeria has begun the registration of millions of voters for a landmark April vote in Africa's most populous country, with a history of electoral fraud and violence.

Gbagbo playing for time - Ouattara camp

2011-01-04 22:30

An aide to Alassane Ouatarra, the man the world says won Ivory Coast's election, has accused Laurent Gbagbo of playing for time and insisted the embattled leader step down.

Ivory Coast: Jonathan to visit Benin

2010-12-31 10:20

Nigeria's leader is due in Benin for talks with President Boni Yayi after he led a troika of African leaders to Ivory Coast to urge strongman Laurent Gbagbo to cede power, an official said.

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