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.

Nigerian kidnapped girls 'in good health, well fed'

2014-07-08 11:40

An audio report has emerged where a member of Nigerian militants Boko Haram says the more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by the group in April are in "good health" and are "well fed".

Nigeria blast: Explosives 'hidden under charcoal'

2014-07-01 13:26

Witnesses of an explosion at a market in Nigeria’s north-eastern city of Maiduguri say explosives were hidden under a load of charcoal in a pickup van.

Nigerian president visits bomb site in Abuja

2014-06-27 18:07

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has visited the site of a deadly bombing in the capital Abuja after cutting short an AU engagement to meet victims of the attack blamed on Boko Haram.

Nigeria gets back $227m looted by dictator

2014-06-20 07:50

Liechtenstein is returning $227m looted by Nigeria's late military dictator after the Nigerian government made a deal and dropped corruption charges against his eldest son, the government says.

Activists to step up pressure for Nigeria girls

2014-06-15 09:37

Supporters of the more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram Islamists two months ago have vowed to scale up the pressure on the Nigerian government to rescue them.

Jonathan faces 'storm' over new Muslim leader

2014-06-10 13:22

Nigeria's ruling party has been given another headache in the run-up to next year’s general election, with the appointment of the former central bank governor to an influential religious post.

Female suicide bomber hits Nigerian barracks

2014-06-09 08:56

A female suicide bomber has killed herself and a soldier outside an army barracks in Nigeria’s north-eastern city of Gombe, the military says.

Nigerian cops retract ban on schoolgirls protests

2014-06-04 07:41

Nigerian police say protesters are free to march in the capital Abuja, after an uproar over comments by the police commissioner in which he appeared to ban demonstrations over more than 200 missing girls.

Nigeria: Has Boko Haram won the upper hand?

2014-06-03 09:40

The violent killings have not stopped. After yet another bloody weekend, Nigerians bury more than 100 dead. President Goodluck Jonathan seems helpless in the face of Boko Haram.

Kidnappings: Video mocks Nigeria leader

2014-05-30 15:17

A video has emerged in which Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan is mocked for his slow reaction to the kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls. Watch the video...

Nigerian leader blames foreigners for uprising

2014-05-29 12:08

Nigeria's leader has blamed “extremist foreign elements” for the Islamic uprising that has ballooned out of a home-grown religious sect.

Jonathan pledges 'total war' against Boko Haram

2014-05-29 10:57

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan says he has ordered "a full-scale operation to put an end to the impunity of terrorists on our soil".

Listen to Boko Haram's demands, Jonathan told

2014-05-28 10:19

An official in Nigeria’s Chibok village where more than 200 schoolgirls were abducted by Boko Haram insurgents, has reportedly called on government to listen to the group’s demand.

Nigeria's Obasanjo holds talks to free schoolgirls

2014-05-27 16:12

Nigeria's ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo has met with people close to Boko Haram in an attempt to broker the release of more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls, a source close to the talks says.


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.

Jonathan's PR offensive backfires

2014-07-08 18:18

Facing censure at home and overseas for a perceived failure to protect civilians from violent Islamists, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has launched an international media offensive.

Jonathan vows to step up fight against Boko Haram

2014-07-01 14:39

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has vowed to step up fight against Boko Haram militants following renewed attacks on churches and other similar atrocities.

Nigeria: Blast 'wrecked busy taxis, cars'

2014-07-01 12:24

Witnesses say the explosion of a suspected vehicle bomb in Nigeria’s city of Maiduguri wrecked cars and taxis which were unloading passengers on a road adjoining a market.

Nigeria's ruling party takes state in vote

2014-06-22 18:36

Nigeria's ruling party has toppled the main opposition candidate in a state governorship vote, officials say.

Crackdown on Nigerian media sparks censorship row

2014-06-19 08:58

From nationwide seizures of newspapers to tough new regulations, rights groups and journalists say Nigeria's media freedom record is falling worryingly short of international standards.

Some of Nigeria's kidnapped girls 'may never return'

2014-06-13 14:03

Nigeria's former president Olusegun Obasanjo has told media some of the schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram may never return, saying government has taken too long to respond to the mass abduction.

Clashes in Nigeria over naming of religious leader

2014-06-09 14:41

Clashes have broken out in Nigeria’s second-biggest city as hundreds of supporters of the newly appointed emir of Kano battle with backers of his main rival for the key post.

Nigerian newspapers accuse army of seizing print-runs

2014-06-06 20:19

Three Nigerian newspapers say the army seized parts of their print-runs and stopped distribution vans across the country.

Nigeria's new central bank chief starts

2014-06-03 16:00

Nigeria's new central bank chief Godwin Emefiele has started working with the immediate task of protecting a weak naira.

Protests: Nigeria activists challenge 'illegal' ban

2014-06-03 07:39

Activists have vowed to challenge the "illegal" move by Nigerian police to ban protests in the capital Abuja by supporters of more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram militants.

Nigerian rally over kidnapped girls disrupted

2014-05-29 13:07

Hundreds of Nigerian government supporters have reportedly disrupted a rally calling on the country’s leadership to rescue more than 200 girls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram militants last month.

Activist confirms Obasanjo held talks on missing girls

2014-05-29 11:42

A Nigerian activist has confirmed that ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo hosted talks aimed at brokering the release of more than 200 schoolgirls held hostage by Boko Haram.

Boko Haram threat: Time running out for Nigeria

2014-05-28 14:59

Nigeria faces a race against time to tackle its worsening security situation, which has spread in scale and scope affecting all walks of life, an influential governor says.

'Nigeria’s continental power has diminished'

2014-05-28 07:43

Nigerian former president Olusegun Obasanjo has voiced concern about Nigeria’s acceptance of foreign military personal to help rescue more than 200 girls abducted by Islamist militants last month.

Impasse in rescue of Nigerian kidnapped girls

2014-05-27 14:32

Apparent disagreement has emerged between Nigeria’s military chiefs and the president over how to rescue nearly more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram militants.

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