Nigerian court orders release of pro-Iranian shiite leader

2016-12-02 22:00

A Nigerian court has ordered the release of the leader of a pro-Iranian Shiite group detained since December after his followers clashed with soldiers.

Nigerian court denies bail to separatist leader

2016-12-02 12:03

A Nigerian court has refused bail to a separatist activist, whose arrest last year sparked a wave of bloody protests across the country.

Nigeria's Soyinka bins 'green card' over Trump

2016-12-01 18:05

Nigerian Nobel prize-winning author Wole Soyinka has reportedly fulfilled his pledge to throw away his US residency green card and leave the country if Donald Trump won the presidential election.

As Nigeria's recession takes hold, Buhari's shine wanes

2016-11-27 15:15

It's not Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari's fault that Nigeria's economy is inextricably tied to the global price of oil, now half of its 2014 peak of over $100 per barrel.

Boko Haram jihadists kill five in Nigeria - villagers

2016-11-25 13:43

Boko Haram jihadists have raided three villages in northeastern Nigeria, killing five people and setting fire to several homes and fields, residents say.

Nigeria's peace talks with oil rebels deadlocked

2016-11-24 12:02

Just weeks ago, Nigeria's junior oil minister said output was almost back to normal after a year of devastating attacks against the major African oil producer.

Nigerian army kills at least 150 pro-Biafra separatists - AI

2016-11-24 06:05

Amnesty International says Nigeria's military has killed at least 150 peaceful protesters in a "chilling campaign" to repress renewed demands to create a breakaway state of Biafra in the southeast.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Libya, Kenya

2016-11-22 21:00

Uhuru Kenyatta says he was tempted to refer the US to the ICC for post-elections violence, and Mugabe has accused some senior Zanu-PF officials of trying to "bewitch" him.

Nigerian farmers, fishermen sue Shell in UK over pollution

2016-11-22 18:00

Britain's High Court will begin hearing lawsuits filed by a group of Nigerian farmers and fisherman alleging that decades of oil spills have fouled the water of the Niger River Delta, where a Shell subsidiary has operated since the 1950s

Britain’s High Court will begin hearing lawsuits filed by the Ogale and Bille people alleging that decades of oil spills have fouled the water and destroyed the lives of thousands of fishermen and farmers in the Niger River Delta.

Britain’s High Court will begin hearing lawsuits filed by the Ogale and Bille people alleging that decades of oil spills have fouled the water and destroyed the lives of thousands of fishermen and farmers in the Niger River Delta.

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Petrol tanker explosion kills 14 in Nigeria

2016-12-02 19:16

A petrol tanker has skidded off the road and exploded in central Nigeria, killing at least 14 people, witnesses say.

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.

Dead stowaway discovered in wheel of plane at OR Tambo

2016-11-30 17:44

A dead body was found in the wheel well of a Nigerian plane after it landed at OR Tambo.

Former Nigerian leader Obasanjo lashes out at President Buhari

2016-11-25 17:34

Nigeria's former President Olusegun Obasanjo has reportedly lashed out at President Muhammadu Buhari, saying his approach in handling the west African country's economy is "wrong".

Top Africa stories: Zim, Swaziland, Lesotho

2016-11-24 20:01

Lesotho opposition has labelled the government "cowards", and a Zimbabwean woman has spoken of the terrifying moment her neighbour was snatched by a crocodile.

Suicide bomber kills 1 at northeast Nigerian bus station

2016-11-24 08:11

A civilian self-defence commander says a suicide bomber has exploded outside a bus station in Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri, killing himself and one other person.

Gunmen kill four guards in Nigeria's oil hub

2016-11-23 12:00

Gunmen have killed four guards at a facility operated by the Nigerian subsidary of Italian group Eni, local and security officials say.

Six soldiers killed in Boko Haram attack in Cameroon

2016-11-22 18:00

An attack by Nigeria's Boko Haram jihadists against a Lake Chad army base manned by an anti-insurgent regional force has left six Cameroonian soldiers dead, says a military source.

Banking fraud is costing the Nigerian economy dearly

2016-11-22 17:00

Rampant e-fraud in Nigeria’s banking system is making it hard to persuade more people to open bank accounts. It points to the urgent need for better governance and financial literacy education, writes Oludayo Tade.

Boko Haram 'besieging villages in Chibok area'

2016-11-22 14:06

Boko Haram fighters are overrunning villages near the northeast Nigerian town of Chibok, forcing hundreds of people to flee as they loot and burn in the area from which nearly 300 schoolgirls were kidnapped in 2014, local leaders say.

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