Nigeria's opposition soul-searching after poll loss

2015-11-13 16:58

Its former national chairperson once boasted that the Peoples Democratic Party would rule Nigeria for 60 years. In the end it managed only 16 years.

Nigeria to sell, buy oil directly, cut out middlemen

2015-11-04 07:45

Nigeria will start selling and buying oil and gasoline directly to cut out middlemen and curb graft, the new managers of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation says.

Nigeria Senate names 20 nominees for president's new cabinet

2015-10-06 18:25

Nigeria’s Senate has announced 20 nominees for the cabinet of President Muhammadu Buhari, representing all regions of this West African nation but including only three women.

Nigeria confirms arrest of ex-oil minister in London

2015-10-05 14:34

Nigeria has confirmed the arrest in London of former oil minister Diezani Alison-Madueke on suspicion of bribery and money laundering.

Nigerian president declares wealth, showing 'austere' living

2015-09-04 12:01

The wealth declaration of Nigeria’s new president shows he has been living "an austere and Spartan lifestyle," with $150 000 in his personal account, an official says.

Nigeria charges ex-national security adviser with illegal arms

2015-09-01 16:04

Nigerian prosecutors have slapped a charge of unlawful possession of arms against the former national security adviser of ex-president Goodluck Jonathan.

Nigerian leader says no bias in his anti-graft drive

2015-08-10 13:00

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed not to interfere with the work of the country’s anti-corruption bodies, after the opposition accused him of a "selective" crackdown on graft.

World Bank funds possible for Nigeria's Boko Haram-hit north

2015-07-22 16:13

Parts of northern Nigeria ravaged by six years of conflict caused by Boko Haram Islamists could be revitalised with around $2.1bn in World Bank funding, according to a spokesperson.

Muhammadu Buhari sworn in as president of Nigeria

2015-05-29 12:12

Muhammadu Buhari has been sworn in as the new president of Nigeria in a historic ceremony after he won the country’s first ever opposition victory over a sitting president.

Buhari to be sworn in as Nigeria president after historic win

2015-05-29 07:29

Muhammadu Buhari is set to become Nigeria’s new head of state, in an unprecedented ceremony after he won the first opposition victory over a sitting president in the nation’s history.


Nigeria troops rescue over 60, kill 4 Islamists - army

2015-11-13 07:46

Nigerian troops have killed four suspected Boko Haram suspects and set free 61 people, mainly women and children, held by the jihadist group in the flashpoint north-eastern Borno state, the army says.

Nigeria welcomes US troops for Cameroon over Boko Haram

2015-10-15 16:00

Nigeria has welcomed a US decision to send up to 300 military personnel to Cameroon to help the regional fight against Boko Haram, despite having itself requested more direct help from Washington.

Nigeria – Africa’s next great hope

2015-10-05 18:32

Nigeria has overtaken SA as the top economy in Africa. Find out why scores of South African companies are investing in Nigeria.

Nigeria's Buhari to talk Boko Haram, money on Paris trip

2015-09-14 14:20

Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari will seek support for his battle against Boko Haram on a trip to Paris, more than three months after he took charge of Africa’s largest economy.

Nigeria's Buhari gets mixed report for first 100 days

2015-09-03 11:21

President Muhammadu Buhari has shaken up Nigeria’s corrupt bureaucracy and intensified the battle against Boko Haram in his first 100 days, but has struggled to set out his vision for the faltering economy, analysts say.

Q&A: Is Nigeria able to end Boko Haram insurgency?

2015-08-20 13:19

How viable are Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari's latest efforts in fighting Boko Haram? News24 speaks to a senior researcher at the Institute for Security Studies, Martin Ewi.

Nigeria military poorly equipped to fight Boko Haram

2015-07-31 12:37

Nigeria’s military is underfunded and poorly equipped in its battle to check Boko Haram’s rampaging insurgency, the country’s outgoing chief of defence staff says.

Nigerian governors to probe state-run oil firm

2015-06-30 17:00

Nigerian state governors are to look into why potentially billions of dollars in oil revenue are allegedly not paid in government coffers, as part of a wider probe into the state-run oil firm.

Buhari to Buhari: key moments in Nigeria over last 30 years

2015-05-29 11:22

Muhammadu Buhari is sworn in as Nigeria's next president, 30 years after he was ousted as military head-of-state in a coup by a rival general.

Nigeria's Jonathan starts handover to Buhari

2015-05-28 21:14

Nigeria's outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan has showed Muhammadu Buhari around his new quarters, as the former military ruler prepared to take over as elected head of state.

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