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Million displaced Nigerians unable to vote unless law changed

2014-12-16 05:15

More than a million Nigerians displaced by an Islamist insurgency in the northeast may not be able to vote in the 14 February presidential election unless the law is changed.

Goodluck Jonathan to contest Nigeria election

2014-12-11 14:42

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has won party primaries while the opposition coalition continued voting to choose a challenger for February presidential elections.

Polls: Nigeria opposition meets to pick candidate

2014-12-10 18:24

Nigeria’s main opposition coalition has begun a convention to select a candidate to take on President Goodluck Jonathan, in what will be the most closely fought vote since the end of military rule in 1999.

Nigeria Central Bank devalues currency

2014-11-25 20:36

Nigeria has devalued its currency, seeking to stabilise the naira after it hit historic lows against the US dollar.

Repatriation of bodies from Nigeria 'will bring closure'

2014-11-12 08:03

The government says it hopes the repatriation of the remains of 85 South Africans who died in a church building collapse in Nigeria will bring closure to "this very traumatic experience".

Remains of nationals killed in Lagos home soon

2014-11-12 05:15

The government is ready to repatriate the bodies of 81 South Africans killed in a September church building collapse in Lagos at the weekend.

Nigerian leader expected to announce 2nd-term bid

2014-11-11 11:04

Nigeria’s president Goodluck Jonathan is expected to formally declare his bid for re-election, in a widely anticipated announcement that has been trailed by his office for weeks.

Nigeria faces twin currency, budget woes

2014-11-06 10:29

A sharp drop in global oil prices has raised the twin spectres of a potential currency devaluation and budget shortfalls in Nigeria.

Nigeria's Jonathan brushes off scandals

2014-10-27 20:45

Not many presidents could survive three multi-billion dollar government oil corruption scandals and a wave of cold-blooded killings and kidnappings.

Nigeria talks with Boko Haram but no sign of girls

2014-10-23 09:16

A week after Nigeria announced a ceasefire deal with Boko Haram, which it says would include the release of more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by the Islamist group, there is still no sign of the girls being freed.

Anxious wait for news on kidnapped girls

2014-10-18 07:42

Officials and campaigners are anxiously awaiting further news about the fate of more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls after Nigeria claimed to have reached a deal with Boko Haram militants to secure their release.

Nigeria president rejects claim of $100m net worth

2014-10-09 18:01

Nigeria's president Goodluck Jonathan has threatened legal action against a website that listed him as Africa’s sixth richest head of state with a net of about $100m.

Jihadist killings have no religious basis - Nigerian leader

2014-10-04 20:01

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan says killings by militants of Boko Haram and other Islamists across the globe, including those who killed a British aid worker, have no religious basis.

88 Nigerian soldiers accused of refusing to fight

2014-10-02 14:16

A court-martial is accusing 16 Nigerian officers and 72 rank-and-file troops of a string of charges from cowardice to refusing to fight in the country's north-eastern Islamic uprising.

Nigeria still working to free abducted girls – Jonathan

2014-09-25 09:59

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has told the UN General Assembly that authorities are still working to free at least 200 girls abducted from a school by Boko Haram militants in April.

Nigerian presidential hopeful blasts govt on security

2014-09-20 07:15

Nigerian presidential hopeful Atiku Abubakar has derided Goodluck Jonathan’s record on security, vowing that Boko Haram could be crushed easily if politicians chose to do so.

Nigeria army, militants clash near Maiduguri

2014-09-12 17:15

Nigerian government forces are fighting Islamist insurgents 35km outside Borno state capital Maiduguri to try to stop any attack on the north-eastern city, residents say.

Scores killed as Boko Haram overrun Nigerian town

2014-09-02 14:34

Boko Haram insurgents have overrun much of a north-eastern Nigerian town after hours of fighting that has killed scores and displaced thousands of residents, sources say.

35 Nigeria police 'missing' after Boko Haram raid

2014-08-24 09:45

Thirty-five Nigerian police officers deployed to a training academy in the remote northeast are missing after a Boko Haram attack on the facility, a spokesperson says.

Boko Haram rule roost in Nigerian town

2014-07-23 05:58

A raid on an army base in northeast Nigeria and massacres of civilians in nearby villages at the weekend have left Boko Haram free to move unopposed.

Jonathan meets relatives of kidnapped girls

2014-07-22 14:56

Relatives of the Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram 100 days ago have met with President Goodluck Jonathan for the first time since the girls were seized.

Nigeria seeks to borrow $1bn for military

2014-07-17 08:44

Nigeria's president says he wants to borrow $1bn from abroad for equipment and training for the military fighting an Islamic insurgency.

Nigeria state impeaches governor

2014-07-16 05:00

The governor of Nigeria's northeast Adamawa state, one of three areas under a state of emergency since last year amid Boko Haram violence, has been impeached.

Nigerian leader: Missing girls to be home soon

2014-07-15 09:34

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has promised that more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamist militants would soon return home, Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai says.

 

Nigeria's economic pain may not decide election

2014-12-15 10:57

Nigeria is suffering from a plummeting currency, steep budget cuts, corruption scandals and diving oil prices; yet all this is unlikely to decide a tight race for the presidency.

All-night vote in Nigeria opposition presidential primary

2014-12-11 12:04

Members of Nigeria’s main opposition party have voted throughout the night to choose a candidate to challenge President Goodluck Jonathan at next year’s elections.

Jonathan 'misread' Boko Haram threat

2014-11-27 20:34

Nigeria's influential ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo has accused the current leader Goodluck Jonathan of misreading the Boko Haram crisis and allowing the threat to escalate to "gargantuan" heights.

US denies failing to help Nigeria fight Boko Haram

2014-11-13 13:09

The US has hit back at allegations by the Nigerian ambassador of failing to help fight Boko Haram, saying there has been “a great deal” of US aid to his country.

US support lacking in Boko Haram battle – Nigeria

2014-11-12 08:03

Nigeria’s envoy to Washington has criticised US support in the battle against Boko Haram militants as insufficient, including failure to share enough intelligence and sell needed weaponry to fight the Islamist group.

Goodluck Jonathan a fortunate leader

2014-11-11 21:13

An incumbent president running for re-election who has lost parts of his country to Islamist rebels and whose administration has been hit by waves of massive corruption scandals arguably has reason to worry.

Running for Nigeria president? That'll be $132K

2014-11-09 09:53

Nigeria's main political parties are charging eye-watering fees from election hopefuls, in a move condemned as undemocratic and a breeding ground for high-level cronyism and corruption.

African leaders in Burkina to urge army to hand over power

2014-11-05 14:43

Three west African leaders have arrived in Burkina Faso to pressure the country’s army into keeping its promise of a speedy handover of power to civilian government after the fall of president Blaise Compaore.

Boko Haram kills 17, abducts 30 youths – report

2014-10-27 10:43

Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram has killed 17 people and abducted 30 young men and women in north-eastern Nigeria despite a ceasefire agreement with the government, a report says.

Doubt over release of Nigerian schoolgirls

2014-10-19 19:19

Nigeria's announcement of a ceasefire with Boko Haram and the expected release of over 200 pupils kidnapped six month ago, has been greeted by scepticism.

Boko Haram 'won't threaten Nigeria vote'

2014-10-16 21:44

Nigeria can hold elections in February even if Boko Haram violence makes voting impossible in parts of the northeast, the country’s elections chief says.

SA threatened over 'frozen' Nigerian arms deal

2014-10-08 15:40

Nigeria has accused South Africa of blocking a legal arms purchase and threatened retaliation against major South African companies, including telecom giant MTN, if the spat is not resolved.

Jonathan promises free, fair Nigerian poll

2014-10-02 22:28

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has assured the international community that his government will stage free and credible elections next year.

Nigeria's leader says 'turning tide' against Islamists

2014-10-01 13:01

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan says the army is turning the tide against Boko Haram Islamists - in what sounded like a bid for re-election just months before polls.

Nigerian leader visits collapsed building

2014-09-20 14:30

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has visited the collapsed guesthouse at a mega-church in Lagos, promising to investigate the cause of the tragedy as the death toll hit 86, rescuers say.

Boko Haram blamed as 13 die in Nigeria shootout

2014-09-18 11:54

Boko Haram insurgents have been blamed after at least 13 people died during a shootout between police and suspected suicide bombers at a teacher training college in Nigeria.

Jonathan orders removal of #BringBackGoodluck posters

2014-09-10 17:04

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has ordered the removal of signs and banners that mimic the social media campaign to release more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls, his spokesperson says.

Ebola crisis talks start in Ghana

2014-08-28 14:19

Health ministers of the West African regional bloc Ecowas have gathered in Ghana for crisis talks aimed at strengthening each country’s response to the Ebola epidemic.

Nigeria races to curb Ebola in overcrowded Lagos

2014-08-13 13:14

When Patrick Sawyer collapsed at Lagos airport, he brought Ebola into a potentially ideal place for the deadly virus to spread, a vast, dirty, overcrowded city where tracing carriers is a major problem.

Jonathan: We'll bring all kidnapped girls alive

2014-07-23 10:18

Nigeria's president has reportedly vowed to bring back the more than 200 abducted schoolgirls, saying his government is doing everything possible to secure their release.

Parents of Nigeria's abducted girls die

2014-07-22 20:16

Some parents of Nigeria's kidnapped girls have died from attacks and stress as their home town is besieged.

11 parents of Nigeria's abducted girls die

2014-07-22 11:48

At least 11 parents of the more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls have died from stress and attacks, as their hometown, Chibok, continues to be under siege from Boko Haram militants, residents say.

Kidnappings: Jonathan blasts activists

2014-07-16 07:40

Nigeria's leader Goodluck Jonathan has accused activists of playing politics, saying they cancelled a meeting between him and family members of more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram.

Jonathan snubbed by parents

2014-07-15 19:01

Parents of the schoolgirls abducted by extremists have refused to meet Nigeria's president.

Nigeria's Jonathan appoints four close allies

2014-07-10 07:27

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has appointed four close allies as ministers with sources saying two of them would shore up his power base in the largely Muslim north.

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