Nigeria parliament backs probe into president's clinic

2017-10-13 15:39

Nigerian lawmakers are to look into the financing of the country's presidential health facility, after criticism it lacks drugs and equipment despite massive government funding.

Nigerian state oil firm hits back at graft claims

2017-10-09 20:26

Nigeria's state-run oil firm has hit back at claims of corruption from a senior government minister that have put President Muhammadu Buhari's war on graft in the spotlight.

Nigeria: Co-operation 'key' to defeating jihadists

2017-10-06 15:05

Greater international co-operation is required to defeat Boko Haram and neutralise the threat from the Islamist militants in Nigeria and beyond, military commanders and politicians have said.

Nigerian president denounces Biafran separatists, corruption

2017-10-01 16:00

President Muhammadu Buhari has railed against separatists seeking Nigeria's "dismemberment" as it marks its 1960 independence from Britain and said corruption remained the African oil giant's "number one enemy".

Buhari's health 'private' even if state paying: minister

2017-09-27 14:30

Nigeria's president is under no obligation to disclose his medical condition even though he has spent most of the year being treated abroad, one of his ministers says.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Kenya, Mawarire

2017-09-21 08:30

Picture of President Robert Mugabe 'sleeping' as President Donald Trump addresses UN General Assembly has gone viral, and Kenya's Supreme Court has placed the blame for last month's annulled presidential vote firmly on the country's election committee.

Nigerian leader addresses UN after health woes

2017-09-20 10:08

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari says the United Nations needs to keep providing sufficient funding for peacekeeping operations, which have been coming under scrutiny.

Ethnic tensions fracture Nigeria

2017-09-17 06:33

In addition to fundamentalist group Boko Haram’s escalating acts of terrorism, the west African powerhouse has to contend with hostility between the Hausa and Igbo ethnic groups, which some fear could lead to civil war.

Calls for calm as community tensions rise in Nigeria

2017-09-15 18:01

State governors in Nigeria has moved to calm fears after clashes between pro-Biafra supporters and the military risked taking on a wider ethnic dimension.

Top Africa stories: Grace Mugabe, Zambia, Nigeria

2017-08-31 08:30

Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF party has marched to show support for under fire First Lady Grace Mugabe, and Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema is in South Africa for a three-day visit.


Boko Haram: Profile of a jihadist threat

2017-10-10 15:41

Nigeria's Boko Haram started as an Islamic anti-corruption group that became a violent, ISIS-affiliated movement whose insurgency has threatened stability in the Lake Chad region.

Leaked memo rekindles scandal around Nigeria's oil giant

2017-10-06 19:32

A leaked memo from Nigeria's minister of state for oil has shown that irregularities in the state-owned oil giant remain entrenched, despite official vows to root out the "cancer" of graft.

Nigeria’s ex-first lady urges Buhari to end ‘unjustified witch-hunt’

2017-10-04 16:29

Nigeria's ex-president Goodluck Jonathan's wife has lashed out at anti-graft agency boss Ibrahim Magu for conducting what she described as an “unjustified witch-hunt” against her, says a report.

Opposition governor first to announce Nigeria presidency bid

2017-09-28 18:11

A leading Nigerian opposition politician says he intends to run for president in 2019, becoming the first candidate to stake his claim for the country's top job.

Nigerian gov't says Boko Haram contained; president fine

2017-09-26 20:06

Nigeria's information minister says his country has greatly reduced the reach of Boko Haram extremists even though the group can still launch suicide attacks

Trump says friends going to Africa to 'get rich'

2017-09-21 06:05

US President Donald Trump has hailed Africa's business potential, telling several leaders of African nations he has many friends going there to "get rich".

Nigeria compares Myanmar crisis to Bosnia and Rwanda

2017-09-20 06:17

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has urged fellow leaders at the United Nations General Assembly to condemn Myanmar's "ethnic cleansing" of the Rohingya people.

Nigeria leader to stop in London on return from UN meeting

2017-09-16 10:08

Nigeria's government says President Muhammadu Buhari will fly through London on his way home from next week's United Nations gathering of world leaders, raising more questions about his health.

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.

Nigeria president leads first cabinet meeting in 5 months

2017-08-30 18:07

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has led his first cabinet meeting for five months after a long stay in London where he received treatment for an undisclosed condition.

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