6 children drown in Nigeria as boat capsizes

2015-07-02 16:23

Six children have drowned after the boat taking them to school capsized in a waterway in Lago, Nigeria’s capital, an emergency management agency spokesperson says.

Bombers attack Maiduguri while VP visits

2015-07-01 21:05

Two bombers blew themselves up near a hospital in Maiduguri in northeast Nigeria shortly after Vice President Yemi Osinbajo arrived in the city.

Man accused in Boko Haram abduction of Chibok girls arrested

2015-07-01 07:42

Nigerian troops have arrested a businessman accused of "participating actively" in Boko Haram’s mass abduction of nearly 300 schoolgirls from the north-eastern town of Chibok last year, Nigeria’s defence ministry says.

Nigerian governors to probe state-run oil firm

2015-06-30 17:00

Nigerian state governors are to look into why potentially billions of dollars in oil revenue are allegedly not paid in government coffers, as part of a wider probe into the state-run oil firm.

Argentinean kidnapped in Nigeria freed - police

2015-06-29 15:52

An Argentinean who was kidnapped by gunmen near a farm where he was working in Nigeria’s Niger state has been released, a police spokesperson says.

Bomber who ran away feeds fears extremists using captives

2015-06-27 07:09

A suicide bomber who ran away cements fears Nigeria's Boko Haram is using captives as weapons.

2 Lebanese men abducted in Nigeria's oil delta

2015-06-25 11:48

Gunmen in two speed boats have abducted two Lebanese citizens and killed two policemen in Nigeria’s oil-rich Niger Delta, police say.

Suicide bomber kills at least 10 in northern Nigeria

2015-06-23 22:02

A young female suicide bomber has killed at least 10 people and injured more than 20 in an attack at a market in northeast Nigeria's Yobe State.

Nigeria treasury 'virtually empty' says angry Buhari

2015-06-23 09:42

Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari has slammed the state of the country’s finances, claiming his predecessors left the country deep in debt and the treasure “virtually empty”.

New Nigerian leader faces monumental struggle

2015-06-22 22:13

When Nigeria's new first lady Aisha Buhari appeared at her husband's inauguration wearing what looked like a $50 000 Cartier watch, scores took to the internet to voice their surprise.


Chad forces arrest Boko Haram leader, hold 74 others

2015-07-02 08:17

Chad’s chief prosecutor says security forces have arrested one of the leaders of the Nigerian extremist group, Boko Haram.

UN asks Nigeria to ease abortion restrictions for Boko Haram rape victims

2015-07-01 19:23

The United Nations rights chief has urged Nigeria to show compassion and make it easier for women and girls who became pregnant in Boko Haram captivity to access abortions.

World's poorest get access to water, but not toilets

2015-06-30 23:21

The poor's lack of access to sanitation threatens to undermine the health benefits they have gained from access to clean water, the UN says.

Rights group urges Nigeria to repeal anti-gay law

2015-06-29 20:58

Nigeria urged to repeal its anti-gay law by human rights group

Five killed in Nigeria suicide bombing

2015-06-28 14:04

At least five people have been killed and 10 others wounded after a suicide bomber blew himself up near a leprosy hospital on the outskirts of the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri.

Nigerian court sentences nine to death for blasphemy

2015-06-26 21:01

Nine people have been sentenced to death in northern Nigeria after being found guilty of blasphemy, a court clerk and the head of the religious police says.

Over 40 killed in 'Boko Haram' attacks in NE Nigeria

2015-06-24 12:27

At least 42 people have been shot dead by suspected Boko Haram gunmen in attacks on two villages in Biu and Hawul districts of northeast Nigeria’s Borno state, police say.

Nigerian states owe $3.3bn

2015-06-23 19:01

Nigeria's states owe $3.3bn and one way out of the financial crisis could be for banks to extend loans to them to up to 20 years, Zamfara state governor says.

Female suicide bomber kills 20 in Nigeria’s Maiduguri

2015-06-23 07:49

At least 20 people have been killed after a young female suicide bomber detonated her explosives at a bus station in Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria, in an attack likely to be blamed on Boko Haram.

Teenagers kill 30 in Maiduguri

2015-06-22 21:33

At least 30 people died when young female suicide bombers detonated her explosives at a bus station in Maiduguri.

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