Nigeria's Buhari vowed to serve just one term: minister

2017-09-08 16:03

A Nigerian minister has promised to quit if President Muhammadu Buhari decides to seek re-election, claiming the ailing leader had earlier vowed to serve only one term.

Nigerian president vows to step up fight against Boko Haram

2017-08-21 20:36

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari vows to reinvigorate battle against Boko Haram Islamic extremists in address to the nation after more than three months in London for medical treatment

Top Africa Stories: Mbeki, Nigeria, Zambia

2017-08-03 11:30

Former President Thabo Mbeki reportedly held "private talks" with Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, and Zambian government has reacted angrily to EFF leader Julius Malema's remarks about President Edgar Lungu.

Nigeria court orders forfeiture of ex-oil minister's luxury $37.5m property

2017-07-20 19:06

A Nigerian court has ordered the temporary forfeiture a $37.5m property belonging to the country's ex-oil minister, with prosecutors alleging it was bought with ill-gotten funds.

Nigerian lawmakers want ex-president quizzed about oil deal

2017-07-05 20:30

Nigerian lawmakers have said former president Goodluck Jonathan should give evidence at an inquiry into an oil block deal that has become a shorthand for endemic graft.

Nigerian doctor accused of money-laundering

2017-04-26 17:30

Nigeria's ex-president Goodluck Jonathan's former doctor has been charged with six counts of money laundering, the country's anti-corruption agency says.

Italy's Eni 'serene' over Nigeria kickbacks scandal

2017-04-14 19:01

Italian giant Eni has said it was "serene" in the face of allegations it had bribed Nigerian officials to seal an oil deal, insisting the company was squeaky clean.

Buhari’s democratic govt worse than his military dictatorship says critics

2017-04-11 15:37

The critics of Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari have said that his current administration is more brutal than when he was a military dictator in the early 80s.

Nigeria's ex-president Jonathan 'rejected British offer to rescue kidnapped girls'

2017-03-06 13:46

Nigeria, under the leadership of former president Goodluck Jonathan, reportedly rejected Britain's offer to rescue the more than 200 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram from a boarding school in Chibok in 2014.

Ex-boss of Nigerian oil firm in $10m cash probe

2017-02-15 17:02

A former head of Nigeria's state-run oil company is under investigation after almost $10m in cash was found at a property he owns.


Nigeria seizes properties linked to ex-oil minister

2017-08-23 15:56

A Nigerian court has confiscated four large housing complexes worth $7m from a former oil minister accused of corruption on Tuesday as fraud investigators continue to claw back her fortune.

At least 40, including 12 minors, charged in Nigeria over 'gay activities'

2017-08-04 06:05

Authorities in Nigeria have accused at least 40 males, including 12 minors, of engaging in "gay activities" in a hotel in Lagos, the latest example of the country's tough stance on homosexuality.

Nigeria's ex-oil minister battles slew of graft cases

2017-07-23 09:01

Nigeria's former oil minister faces charges only at home but her name crops up in a growing number of international cases that lift the lid on the scale of alleged corruption in the country's oil sector.

Nobel winner Malala in Nigeria speaks out against Boko Haram

2017-07-19 07:24

Nobel winner Malala in Nigeria has spoken out against Boko Haram, asks government to free captives.

Jonathan blames Obama for 2015 election defeat

2017-04-27 19:00

Nigeria's Goodluck Jonathan has blamed Barack Obama for his 2015 presidential election defeat to Muhammadu Buhari.

Gravesites used to hide looted cash in Nigeria – report

2017-04-20 06:09

The Nigerian anti-graft agency has reportedly been told by whistle blowers that looters are hiding money in cemeteries.

Nigeria suspends electoral officers over 2015 vote fraud

2017-04-12 14:51

Nigeria's electoral agency has suspended more than 200 officers for accepting bribes to influence the outcome of the 2015 vote won by the opposition.

Nigeria court unfreezes millions in ex-first lady's fraud probe

2017-04-06 21:17

A judge in Lagos has ordered Nigeria's anti-graft agency to release one of several bank accounts frozen as part of an inquiry into the wife of former president Goodluck Jonathan.

Nigeria's Buhari to stay in London for 'further rest'

2017-02-21 20:58

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari needs "further rest" so will extend his month-long medical stay in London, but there is "no cause" for worry over his health, his office has said.

Nigeria's Jonathan denies receiving oil deal kickbacks

2017-01-11 18:08

Nigeria's former president Goodluck Jonathan did not receive kickbacks from a $1.3bn deal involving oil giants ENI and Shell which is under investigation in Italy, his spokesperson says.

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