MTN readies for 2017 Nigeria listing

2016-07-28 09:59

Africa’s biggest mobile network, MTN, is taking steps to ensure the listing of its shares on the Nigerian Stock Exchange.

Nigerian militants blow up state-run gas pipeline

2016-07-27 05:53

The NDA militant group has claimed responsibility for an attack on a gas pipeline belonging to the state-run oil company in southern Nigeria.

Worst inflation in decade deepens dilemma for Nigeria

2016-07-26 20:30

Caught between the highest inflation in more than a decade and an economy set to contract for the first time since 1991, Nigeria’s central bank may opt to do nothing.

Decade’s peak inflation deepens dilemma for Nigeria

2016-07-26 11:15

Caught between the highest inflation rate in more than a decade and an economy set to contract, Nigeria’s central bank may opt to do nothing.

Boko Haram ambush in Nigeria: 5 soldiers found

2016-07-24 16:30

Five of the 19 soldiers who went missing after an ambush by Boko Haram insurgents in Nigeria's volatile northeast, have been found, the army says.

Nigerian military rescues 80 children, women from Boko Haram

2016-07-21 13:17

Nigeria's military says it has rescued 80 children and women held captive by the Boko Haram extremist group in a remote northeastern village.

IMF says Nigeria heading into recession

2016-07-19 20:02

The IMF has slashed its growth forecast for the Nigerian economy this year, saying a combination of plunging oil revenues and weakened investor confidence will push it into recession.

Buhari fears delays in corruption trials

2016-07-19 05:36

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari says he is concerned about delays in prosecuting former public officials for corruption, warning it could harm his high-profile stance on graft.

Nigeria inflation 16.5% in June, highest in almost 11yrs

2016-07-18 12:06

Nigerian inflation has accelerated to the highest rate in almost 11 years in June, as the economy is at risk of contracting this year.

Africa's biggest city shuts churches, mosques to fight noise

2016-07-16 21:10

Africa's largest city is closing dozens of mosques, churches and nightclubs in a bid to reduce noise for its 20 million residents long used to lusty hymn-singing, honking horns and boom boxes that rattle the foundations of homes.


MSF: UN must declare Nigeria 'top emergency'

2016-07-28 05:35

Northeastern Nigeria is close to famine with hundreds of thousands trapped without help, and must be declared a "top emergency" by the UN, says medical charity Doctors Without Borders.

New standard gauge train service for Nigeria

2016-07-26 21:26

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has flagged off commercial train services on the country's first ever standard gauge rail track linking the capital Abuja with the northern city of Kaduna.

Nigeria petrol tanker fire causes mayhem

2016-07-26 16:57

Two people have been killed and several hurt when a stationary petrol tanker exploded after being rammed by a speeding vehicle on a busy road in Lagos, Nigeria.

Nigerian pastor arrested for chaining son with padlock

2016-07-25 14:10

A Nigerian pastor has been arrested after chaining his nine-year-old son in a room for several weeks with a padlock and denying him food, police say.

Nigeria arrests militant behind oil attacks

2016-07-23 22:10

The Nigerian secret police has announced the arrest of a militant who they say confessed to carrying out recent attacks on oil pipelines.

Cash crunch hits mass weddings

2016-07-21 05:35

Low global oil prices have hurt Nigeria's economy, taking it to the brink of recession which has had an unexpected effect on mass weddings.

UN warns 49 000 kids dying of malnutrition linked to Boko Haram

2016-07-19 14:53

Unicef warns that about 49 000 children will die of malnutrition in areas once cut off by north-eastern Nigeria's Islamic extremist uprising if they don't get treatment.

Nigeria: Boko Haram suspects freed, given $10

2016-07-18 19:43

About 250 people who were arrested and held on suspicion of links to Boko Haram Islamists have been released and given $10, Nigeria's army says.

CHART: SA closing gap on Nigeria as Africa's biggest economy

2016-07-17 11:45

South Africa, which has regained second place after overtaking Egypt, is closing the gap on Nigeria as Africa’s number one economy.

Fragile peace is holding in Nigeria

2016-07-16 15:22

Nigeria's military has clawed back swathes of territory held by Boko Haram, opening up routes once crawling with Islamists

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