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.

Nigeria fuel strike called off 'in national interest'

2015-05-26 13:11

A crippling strike over fuel that brought Nigeria to a near standstill has been called off “in the national interest” a union leader says, as the country limps back to normal.

Nigerian senator-elect to fight US extradition, drug charges

2015-05-25 12:18

A wanted man newly elected to Nigeria’s Senate is set to appear in court to fight his extradition to the US on 20-year-old charges related to the TV hit "Orange is the New Black".

Kerry to lead US delegation at Nigeria presidential inauguration

2015-05-19 14:05

Secretary of State John Kerry will lead the US delegation to the inauguration of Nigerian president-elect Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja next week, the White House says.

More co-operation needed against Boko Haram - Chad

2015-05-12 14:17

Chad's president Idriss Deby has called for better co-ordination between coalition forces fighting Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria, warning that the group has been wounded but not defeated.

Zuma, Jonathan discuss recent developments

2015-04-30 14:11

President Jacob Zuma has had a telephonic discussion with outgoing Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan after the two countries' relationship took strain during xenophobic violence in South Africa.

How Nigeria's 'smooth' election nearly went wrong

2015-04-17 10:32

As Muhammadu Buhari closed in on Nigeria’s presidency, an aide to election commission chairperson Attahiru Jega sent a text message to an independent voting monitor, warning of an imminent threat to the electoral process.


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's Buhari: From coup leader to 'converted democrat'

2015-05-27 14:54

Muhammadu Buhari, who is set to be sworn in this week as Nigeria’s new president, is a one-time coup leader who once ruled Africa’s populous nation with an iron fist.

Expectation weighs on Nigeria's Buhari as he takes over power

2015-05-25 17:44

Muhammadu Buhari formerly takes over as Nigeria’s president this week but his inauguration could not have come at a worse time, with the country reeling from a cash crunch and a crippling strike over fuel.

Nigeria's Jonathan 'handing over nation in crisis'

2015-05-25 08:43

Nigeria’s president Goodluck Jonathan is handing over a country in its worst-ever state, the main opposition says, as fuel shortages and economic woes cripple the nation.

Nigerian military claims fresh success against Boko Haram

2015-05-18 09:27

Nigeria’s military claims it has overrun 10 Boko Haram camps in the group’s Sambisa Forest stronghold, a day after the Islamists struck at a crowded bus station in the northeast, killing seven.

Jonathan says friends abandoned him after defeat

2015-05-10 20:21

Outgoing Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan says some of his friends deserted him shortly after he conceded defeat to his rival General Muhammadu Buhari in the March election.

Boko Haram militants kill at least 10 in north Cameroon – army

2015-04-17 16:23

Fighters from Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram have killed at least 10 people in attacks on two villages in neighbouring northern Cameroon, army sources say.

Nigeria: No need for UN military enforcement to battle Boko Haram

2015-04-17 09:21

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has told the UN his country would not need the help of an international force in the fight against Boko Haram.

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