Lagos 'Ebola hospital' battles to recover

2014-10-22 22:33

Nigeria may have been declared officially Ebola-free but at the First Consultants hospital in Lagos, doctors believe it'll take the facility that treated the first victim years to recover.

Govt: Unknown when SA bodies will be returned

2014-10-22 17:59

There was still no news on when the bodies of more than 80 South Africans killed in a building collapse in Nigeria will be returned home, a government spokesperson has said.

Nigeria minister 'optimistic' girls free soon

2014-10-21 20:42

Nigeria's foreign minister says Abuja hopes to end the conflict with Islamist militant group Boko Haram soon and win the release of more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls.

Ebola threatens West Africa

2014-10-21 05:00

An "alarming picture" of the risk Ebola poses to some west African countries has emerged, according to a new report.

US drone crashes at Niger airport

2014-10-20 22:05

A US drone has crash-landed at Niger's main airport, the army says, forcing the closure of the runway for several hours.

Nigeria declared Ebola free after 42 days without a new case

2014-10-20 15:16

Earlier today, WHO declared Nigeria to be free from Ebola, after 6 weeks with no new cases.

Doubt over release of Nigerian schoolgirls

2014-10-19 19:19

Nigeria's announcement of a ceasefire with Boko Haram and the expected release of over 200 pupils kidnapped six month ago, has been greeted by scepticism.

Nigeria hopes girls will be released by Tuesday

2014-10-18 14:37

Nigeria aims to have secured the release of 200 girls kidnapped by Islamist Boko Haram militants by Tuesday, a senior source at the presidency says.

Anxious wait for news on kidnapped girls

2014-10-18 07:42

Officials and campaigners are anxiously awaiting further news about the fate of more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls after Nigeria claimed to have reached a deal with Boko Haram militants to secure their release.

Boko Haram 'won't threaten Nigeria vote'

2014-10-16 21:44

Nigeria can hold elections in February even if Boko Haram violence makes voting impossible in parts of the northeast, the country’s elections chief says.

9 girls die in Nigeria boat capsize

2014-10-15 15:35

Nine teenage girls have died and three are listed missing after a passenger boat capsized on a river in northern Nigeria, an emergency services official says.

Nigeria schoolgirls' kidnap campaigners blocked

2014-10-14 21:03

Nigerian police have blocked supporters of 219 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram militants from marching on the president's official residence.

Oil producer Afren fires execs in payment scandal

2014-10-14 10:45

Oil and gas producer Afren has dismissed its CEO, COO and two associate directors after an independent review into unauthorised payments.

Protesters mark 6 months since Nigerian schoolgirls' kidnap

2014-10-14 06:01

Protesters calling for the release of 219 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram militants will mark the six-month anniversary of their abduction with a march on the presidency.

Nigeria's megachurches a hidden pillar of Africa's top economy

2014-10-12 19:06

When a guest house belonging to one of Nigeria's leading Christian pastors collapsed in Lagos, attention turned to the multimillion-dollar megachurches that form a huge, untaxed sector of Africa's top economy.

Nigeria president rejects claim of $100m net worth

2014-10-09 18:01

Nigeria's president Goodluck Jonathan has threatened legal action against a website that listed him as Africa’s sixth richest head of state with a net of about $100m.

West Africa finetunes force to fight Boko Haram

2014-10-07 21:23

The leaders of Nigeria and its neighbouring countries have met in Niger for talks on finalising a multi-national force to fight Boko Haram.

SA can't say when bodies will be back from Nigeria

2014-10-05 22:13

Families of South Africans who died in the Nigerian church collapse have an indefinite wait for the return of the bodies - which continue to decompose, the government says.

SA bodies decompose in Nigerian morgues

2014-10-05 07:29

The bodies of 84 South Africans who died more than three weeks ago in Lagos are believed to be decomposing in inadequate mortuaries.

Ebola casts pall over Eid holiday in West Africa

2014-10-04 18:00

The raging Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 3 400 people in West Africa has cast a pall over celebrations in the region of Eid, one of Islam’s most important holidays.

Post mortem completed on Nigeria building collapse victims

2014-10-04 09:18

Post mortems on all 116 people killed in the collapse of a guest house at the Synagogue Church of All Nations in Lagos have been completed.

Boko Haram video shows beheading of Nigeria pilot

2014-10-03 17:49

A new video allegedly shows Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau disputing claims of his death, and the beheading of a man who identifies himself as the pilot of a missing Nigerian Air Force jet.

Ebola infected air travellers 'can avoid screening with a lie'

2014-10-03 12:12

People who contract Ebola in West Africa can get through airport screenings and onto a plane with a lie and a lot of ibuprofen, according to healthcare experts, who believe more must be done to identify infected travellers.

Boko Haram 'leader' appears in new video

2014-10-02 20:39

A man claiming to be Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau has appeared in a new video, contradicting Nigerian military reports that he was killed.

Large part of Nigeria oil deal went on bribes

2014-10-02 11:31

Prosecutors probing state-backed Italian firm Eni over the purchase of a Nigerian oil field allege that half the $1.1bn paid has been used to bribe politicians.


Nigeria truce shaky

2014-10-22 20:10

Fighting in Nigeria continues and their is still no news of the kidnapped schoolgirls.

No news on return of SA bodies from Nigeria

2014-10-22 09:19

There was still no news on when the bodies of more than 80 South Africans killed in a building collapse in Nigeria will come home, a government spokesperson says.

Nigeria sees 2015 GDP growth at 6.75%

2014-10-21 18:00

Nigeria's finance minister expects economic growth for 2015 to be around 6.75%, an improvement on the government's forecast of 6.2% this year.

US says talks to free Nigerian girls ongoing

2014-10-20 22:48

A US official has confirmed that a ceasefire deal appeared to have been reached between Nigeria and Boko Haram militants, but said talks to release some 200 kidnapped girls were ongoing.

Nigeria officially Ebola free – WHO

2014-10-20 15:33

The World Health Organisation has declared Nigeria officially Ebola-free, after 42 days – or two incubation periods – without any new confirmed cases of the deadly virus.

Boko Haram 'ceasefire' in doubt after attacks

2014-10-20 06:24

Nigerian military and intelligence officials have raised doubts on about the validity of a ceasefire with Boko Haram, with reports of fresh attacks and fighting in the country's northeast.

Nigeria expected to be declared Ebola-free

2014-10-19 14:35

Nigeria is expected to be declared Ebola-free, just three months after fears that the virus could spread like wildfire through Africa's most populous nation.

Many goods stolen in SA go to Nigeria - police

2014-10-18 14:37

Nigeria has emerged as the destination for many of the electronic devices stolen during the recent spate of mall robberies across the country, police have said.

Nigeria claims Boko peace, girls deal

2014-10-17 21:01

Nigeria is claiming to have reached a deal with Boko Haram militants on a ceasefire and the release of more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls.

Nigeria court martials 59 soldiers

2014-10-15 20:45

Fifty-nine Nigerian soldiers have appeared before a military tribunal charged with mutiny and conspiracy to commit mutiny.

Horn free! Lagos tackles noise pollution

2014-10-15 14:53

Officials in the chaotic megacity of Lagos, Nigeria imposed a one-day ban on the use of the car horn today in a bid to raise awareness about noise pollution and “improve quality of life”.

Timeline: Nigerian schoolgirls held for 6 months

2014-10-14 13:03

It is six months after 200 schoolgirls were kidnapped in north-eastern Nigeria by the Islamist group Boko Haram. Read the timeline of events.

Woman found in Nigerian bush 'was not in schoolgirl group'

2014-10-14 08:52

A young woman found wandering in northeast Nigeria who police said was one of more than 200 missing schoolgirls was actually abducted three months earlier, a source says.

Cameroon vows to wipe out Boko Haram

2014-10-13 21:58

Cameroon's President Paul Biya vowed his government would go after the Islamist group Boko Haram.

Church collapse: SA bodies 'home soon'

2014-10-12 15:59

The bodies of more than 80 South Africans, who died when a guesthouse of the Synagogue Church of all Nations collapsed in Lagos, Nigeria, could be home soon, reports say.

SA threatened over 'frozen' Nigerian arms deal

2014-10-08 15:40

Nigeria has accused South Africa of blocking a legal arms purchase and threatened retaliation against major South African companies, including telecom giant MTN, if the spat is not resolved.

Boko Haram beheads seven

2014-10-06 20:03

Boko Haram militants have killed seven people in the remote northeast of Nigeria, with reports indicating the victims were beheaded.

'Prophet' sends anointed water to victims' families

2014-10-05 08:25

'Prophet' TB Joshua has reportedly sent out teams of his evangelists to drop off cash handouts and anointed water to the families of those killed when his church guest house collapsed.

Jihadist killings have no religious basis - Nigerian leader

2014-10-04 20:01

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan says killings by militants of Boko Haram and other Islamists across the globe, including those who killed a British aid worker, have no religious basis.

Nigeria military rejects Boko Haram claims

2014-10-04 11:02

Nigeria's military has dismissed claims that a man beheaded by Boko Haram fighters in the group's latest video was an air force pilot in a fighter jet that went missing three weeks ago.

WATCH: I am alive, says Boko Haram 'leader'

2014-10-04 06:45

Watch the video in which a man claiming to be Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau, says he is alive and will "only die the day Allah takes my breath".

3 convicted of terror charges at secret trial in Nigeria

2014-10-03 15:46

Authorities in Nigeria’s biggest city, Lagos, say they have tried and convicted in secret three suspects on terror charges, reportedly linked to Boko Haram.

Jonathan promises free, fair Nigerian poll

2014-10-02 22:28

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has assured the international community that his government will stage free and credible elections next year.

88 Nigerian soldiers accused of refusing to fight

2014-10-02 14:16

A court-martial is accusing 16 Nigerian officers and 72 rank-and-file troops of a string of charges from cowardice to refusing to fight in the country's north-eastern Islamic uprising.

Nigerian man sentenced for running drug ring

2014-10-01 14:28

A Nigerian who authorities say ran one of the most expansive heroin smuggling networks ever uncovered involving Houston's main airport has been sentenced to nearly 25 years in prison.

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