Rodents force Nigerian president to work from home

2017-08-22 17:59

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will work from home after rodents damaged his official office during a more than 100-day overseas medical absence, a presidential spokesperson has said.

Top Africa stories: SADC, Zim, Nigeria

2017-08-22 06:32

Zimbabwe's vice president has returned home from SA after "food poisoning treatment" , and Nigerians have celebrated the return of President Muhammadu Buhari with thanksgiving services.

Ailing Nigerian leader Buhari slams divisions after absence

2017-08-21 11:58

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has taken to state TV in his first speech since returning from a long medical absence in the Britain in a bid to dampen mounting separatist tensions in the country.

Texas woman gets 10 years for $1.2-million Nigeria car scam

2017-08-21 07:47

A Texas woman is going to prison for a $1.2-million identity-theft scheme that used bogus tax refunds to buy and ship used cars to Nigeria.

Nigeria leader to fly home Saturday after UK treatment: office

2017-08-19 13:00

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is set to return home after spending more than 100 days in London receiving treatment for an undisclosed ailment, his office says.

Libya repatriates 135 Nigerian migrants

2017-08-17 21:53

Libyan authorities repatriated 135 Nigerian migrants, including women and children, who had made failed attempts to cross the Mediterranean to Europe, says an official.

Gunmen attack Nigerian anti-graft HQ

2017-08-17 06:20

Gunmen attacked Nigeria's main anti-corruption taskforce on Wednesday and left behind a death threat for a top investigator, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has said in a statement.

Nigeria must protect refugee camps, NGO says after bombings

2017-08-16 17:35

Nigeria must step up security for those displaced by Boko Haram violence, a global humanitarian agency has said after suicide bombers killed 28 people at the entrance to a refugee camp.

Nigeria seeks to diversify from oil with $41bn of rail

2017-08-16 12:28

Nigeria has started a $41bn railway expansion to reduce dependence on oil and diversify its struggling economy by improving transport links.

UN says Nigeria relations 'intact' after unauthorised raid

2017-08-13 16:14

A UN humanitarian official says relations with Nigeria remain "intact" following an unauthorised raid by Nigerian troops at a UN base in the country's conflict-torn northeast.


UN: Boko Haram use of kids as 'human bombs' soars in 2017

2017-08-22 16:29

Unicef is reporting a four-fold increase in use of children as "human bombs" by the radical Boko Haram group in northeastern Nigeria already this year compares to all of 2016.

Nigerian president vows to step up fight against Boko Haram

2017-08-21 20:36

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari vows to reinvigorate battle against Boko Haram Islamic extremists in address to the nation after more than three months in London for medical treatment

Nigerian president addresses nation after months away

2017-08-21 10:24

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is addressing the nation after spending more than three months in London for medical treatment.

Nine dead in Nigeria boat capsize

2017-08-21 06:11

Nine people have been killed after a passenger boat capsized in Nigeria's commercial hub of Lagos, the government says, blaming the accident on overcrowding.

Released Chibok girls ready for education after ordeal

2017-08-18 20:33

The 106 Nigerian schoolgirls no longer in captivity by Boko Haram jihadists fighting against western-style education will all go to university from September, the country's minister for women's affairs has said.

Top Africa Stories: Grace Mugabe, Zambia, Nigeria

2017-08-17 09:04

The MDC says Zimbabwe's international image has been tarnished by Grace Mugabe's alleged assault, and Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has been released from prison and treason charges against him have been dropped.

Boko Haram bombers kill 20 at camp in northeast Nigeria

2017-08-16 18:41

A local official in Nigeria's northeastern village of Mandarari says 20 people have been killed in an attack by suspected Boko Haram extremists at a camp near a market.

Nigerians fume as ailing leader passes 100 days abroad

2017-08-16 15:34

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari's 100-day-long overseas medical trip is stoking tensions in the country, as calls grow for him to either return or resign.

Boko Haram gunmen kill four in Nigeria village raid

2017-08-14 16:01

Boko Haram gunmen have killed four people and torched homes in a nighttime raid on a village in restive northeastern Nigeria, local sources say.

Nigeria's president says he feels ready to return home

2017-08-13 13:55

Nigeria's president says he feels healthy enough to return home from London after three months away but says ultimately the decision is up to his doctors.

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