Nigerian rebels claim attack on state-owned pipeline

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Nigerians have claimed an attack on a state-owned oil pipeline and accused the military of “endlessly harassing” the country’s south as they vowed to intensify their campaign of sabotage.

Failures of a weak state are to blame for Nigeria’s ethnicity problem

2016-08-26 21:14

Nigeria has an ethnicity problem. It is evident in high-profile cases of sometimes violent tensions. But perhaps most damagingly, it is also demonstrated in the low-profile everyday mistrust with which many Nigerians view fellow citizens.

'Son' of Boko Haram's founder named jihadi head

2016-08-26 05:28

When the Islamic State group appointed Abu Musab al-Barnawi as the head of Boko Haram early in August, few people even recognised his name.

Boko Haram violence sparks 'children's crisis' - UN

2016-08-25 15:18

Nearly half a million children in areas affected by Nigeria's Boko Haram insurgency could suffer from severe acute malnutrition this year, Unicef says.

Nigeria wants banks to give 60% of forex to manufacturing firms

2016-08-23 15:45

Nigeria's central bank has asked commercial lenders to allocate 60% of their foreign exchange purchases to manufacturers.

Nigeria’s naira gains after central bank dollar sales

2016-08-22 18:19

Nigeria's naira has closed firmer on the interbank market after the central bank sold dollars to some commercial lenders towards the end of a session.

Child bomber in Turkey not the only violent use of children

2016-08-22 07:08

The suicide attacker who detonated his explosives amid an outdoor Kurdish wedding party in southeastern Turkey, killing at least 51 people, was an Islamic State group child as young as 12.

Kerry heading to Africa for talks on counterterrorism

2016-08-20 20:42

Secretary of State John Kerry will be in Africa for talks in Kenya and Nigeria on countering terrorism before visiting Saudi Arabia to discuss the conflict in Yemen.

How to expand Nigeria's economy

2016-08-18 15:18

Nigeria will need to combine monetary policies with fiscal and structural policies to overcome its worst economic crisis in decades, says President Muhammadu Buhari.

Boko Haram kills five in attack on reopened highway

2016-08-18 09:54

Boko Haram has killed five traders in an ambush on a highway in northeast Nigeria that was recently reopened after coming under repeated attack from the Islamist group.


Boko Haram leader 'wounded', says Nigeria's Buhari

2016-08-28 15:00

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari says Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau is "wounded", in his first comments on military claims that the jihadi leader was injured in an attack.

Women, children 'tainted' by Boko Haram become outcasts in Nigeria

2016-08-26 09:01

Starving and alone, five-year-old Umar was left for dead in a camp for internally displaced people in northeast Nigeria.

UN: 475 000 children at risk in Lake Chad area

2016-08-25 17:24

At least 49 000 in Nigeria's Borno state will die of malnutrition this year if they do not receive help, Unicef has warned.

Kerry warns against military crackdowns in Nigeria

2016-08-23 21:05

US Secretary of State John Kerry has congratulated Nigeria on its recent military successes against Boko Haram, but warned the country will face a blowback if it "cracks down" on the Islamists with excessive force.

Nigeria air force kills senior Boko Haram fighters

2016-08-23 13:30

Group's leader Abubakar Shekau believed to be fatally wounded in air strike carried out by the military, say officials.

Boko Haram kills 10, abducts 13 near Chibok

2016-08-22 07:18

Boko Haram Islamists have killed 10 people and abducted 13 others near the northeast Nigerian town of Chibok where the militants kidnapped over 200 schoolgirls in 2014, locals say.

Nigeria won't be able to bring back all kidnapped Chibok girls - ISS

2016-08-22 07:00

A continental think tank, ISS, has said that the issue of the missing Chibok girls in Nigeria continues to be a litmus test for the President Muhammadu Buhari's government, adding that it will be difficult to bring all of them back.

Prison workers: 10 killed in Nigeria jailbreak

2016-08-19 19:43

Prison workers have said at least 10 killed in Nigeria jailbreak; police say they only shot into air.

Nigeria's naira sinks to new all-time low

2016-08-18 15:13

The Nigerian naira has traded at an all-time low of 365.25 to the dollar, according to Thomson Reuters data.

Nestlé Nigeria sees margins pressured

2016-08-17 09:45

Nestlé Nigeria will struggle to maintain profit-margin growth in 2016 as the highest inflation in nearly 11 years and a lack of foreign currency stalls the economy.

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