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.

Nigeria quizzes ex-president's spokesperson in graft probe

2016-10-25 18:01

Nigeria's anti-graft agency says it is detaining and questioning ex-president Goodluck Jonathan's spokesperson as part of a wider probe into corruption.

WATCH: New Boko Haram video threatens to kill Nigeria's president

2016-09-15 07:45

A new video by Boko Haram threatens to kill Nigeria’s president and army chief and warns of further destruction, though the Islamic extremists have not mounted a major attack in Nigeria in months.

Boko Haram: Why jaw-jaw might be better than war-war for Nigeria

2016-07-04 22:36

Nigeria needs to face up to the unpalatable truth that military force alone will not win the deadly war against Boko Haram, and start discussions about peace building, writes Abdul-Jalilu Ateku.

Calls intensify for former Nigerian president's prosecution

2016-02-15 14:47

Calls for the prosecution of former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan over corruption have intensified, with Christian organizations saying he should not be spared, according to a report.

Nigeria's Jonathan evades arms scandal probing

2016-01-28 11:59

Former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan evaded questions involving the ongoing investigation into the purchasing of arms by his administration, during an interview on in Geneva, a report says.

Former Nigerian official accused of corruption asks court to dismiss charges

2016-01-23 13:20

Former Nigerian presidential adviser accused of diverting $2.2 billion asks court to dismiss charges

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.


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's Soyinka 'not surprised' Buhari's shine is dulling

2016-12-02 06:17

Nigerian literary icon Wole Soyinka says he is not surprised that President Muhammadu Buhari has lost popularity just 18 months into office, given the high expectations that weighed on his government.

Nigeria anti-graft agency edges towards former first lady

2016-09-16 07:20

A top aide of former Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan has pleaded not guilty to money laundering charges linked to the former first lady, as he appeared in a Lagos court.

Former Nigerian 1st lady claims frozen accounts worth $31.5m

2016-09-14 20:03

Former Nigerian first lady Patience Jonathan is claiming ownership of bank accounts allegedly worth $31.5 million that have been frozen in a corruption investigation, prompting anti-corruption groups to demand her prosecution.

Nigerian pastor slams govt over missing Chibok girls

2016-04-11 14:56

A pastor has slammed the Nigerian government, saying that too little has been done to rescue the more than 200 girls who were abducted from the north-eastern town of Chibok in 2014.

Former Nigerian president Jonathan's aide held over arms deal

2016-02-12 13:30

The Nigerian army has allegedly arrested and interrogated former president Goodluck Jonathan's Aide-de-Camp in connection with an ongoing probe into fraud relating to an arms procurement deal, a report says.

Jonathan must be jailed if found guilty of fraud - Nigerian elders

2016-01-26 12:36

Nigerian elders have reportedly called for former president Goodluck Jonathan's incarceration, should he be found guilty of fraud in the ongoing investigation into the $2.1bn arms deal scandal.

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.

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