Why Nigeria's oil region will only accept Jonathan

2015-03-02 19:15

Despite a lack of development in Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan's home town, many local inhabitants cannot see themselves voting for anyone else.

Nollywood stars boost Nigerian poll campaign

2015-02-25 18:11

Nigeria’s politicians are turning to Nollywood film stars, popular musicians and former international footballers to win next month’s election, in a campaign increasingly fought online.

Nigeria's former leader Obasanjo dumps ruling party

2015-02-17 12:41

Nigeria’s former president Olusegun Obasanjo has quit the ruling party less than six weeks before a crunch general election and after a repeated criticism of incumbent Goodluck Jonathan.

Boko Haram takes fight into Chad

2015-02-14 10:00

Nigeria's Boko Haram rebels have carried out their first attack inside neighbouring Chad, targeting a village on the shores of Lake Chad as part of a widening insurgency.

Nigeria president not consulted on poll postponement

2015-02-12 05:00

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan says that he was 'not consulted' on a widely-criticised decision to postpone national elections by six weeks.

Glaring gaps in Nigeria's pre-elections reports - watchdog

2015-02-05 18:03

There are "glaring gaps" in Nigeria's domestic news coverage in the run-up to the 14 February general election, a media watchdog says.

Chadian forces retake border town from Boko Haram

2015-02-04 08:25

Chadian forces have scored a key victory over Nigeria's Boko Haram, wresting control of the border town of Gamboru within hours of launching a ground offensive against the jihadist group.

ICC stern on Nigerian poll

2015-02-03 05:00

The International Criminal Court has warned Nigeria's leaders they must not whip up violence around a presidential poll that has already triggered deadly skirmishes.

Women bombers suspected in Nigeria blast

2015-02-02 19:24

Two female suicide bombers are suspected of being behind a blast outside a stadium in northeast Nigeria where President Goodluck Jonathan has given a speech.

Nigeria oil rebels warn of unrest

2015-01-30 17:35

Nigerian militants are unhappy at the way Nigeria's main opposition party has been criticising President Goodluck Jonathan.


Nigeria president visits massacre site

2015-02-27 05:46

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has visited the scene of what is feared to be Boko Haram's worst massacre and vowed that the insurgency would soon be over.

Nigeria president: Tide turned against Boko Haram

2015-02-25 05:00

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan says the military was gaining the upper hand against Boko Haram, despite two bombings in the country's north recently.

UN: Nigeria military must step up fight against Boko Haram

2015-02-14 14:32

Nigeria's military must strengthen its resolve in the fight against Boko Haram, the UN envoy for West Africa said Friday.

Nigeria election delay raises red flags

2015-02-13 05:00

The delay in the Nigerian elections has raised red flags about links between the military and the electoral commission.

Nigeria keeps 14 February election date

2015-02-06 05:00

Nigeria's Council of State has decided to stick with 14 February as the date for its presidential election, quashing concerns that the poll may be postponed.

Nigeria may delay vote

2015-02-04 18:59

Nigeria may delay its 14 February presidential election if the electoral commission cannot distribute enough voter ID cards by 8 February.

Nigeria not compromised by foreign troops on its soil: military

2015-02-04 05:00

Nigeria's military says the country's sovereignty is not compromised despite the presence of Chadian ground troops in the northeast to fight Boko Haram.

Nigeria claims five towns recaptured

2015-02-02 21:19

Nigeria says it has retaken Gamboru and four other towns held by Boko Haram following a joint weekend offensive by its military, civilian vigilantes and forces from Chad and Cameroon.

Nigeria's Buhari vows to end graft

2015-01-30 22:14

Nigeria's presidential challenger Muhammadu Buhari has pledged to tackle the country's three greatest ills - insecurity, inequality and corruption.

Chad air force bombs Boko Haram out of Nigerian border town

2015-01-30 15:30

A Chadian warplane and ground troops have driven Boko Haram fighter from a Nigerian border town, leaving its strewn with the bodies of the Islamic extremists, witnesses say.

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