Nigeria, Cameroon seek closer partnership

2015-07-29 19:32

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has begun a two-day visit to Cameroon in a bid to soothe fractious ties between the West African neighbours.

Nigerian army frees dozens of women, children from Boko Haram

2015-07-29 09:27

Nigeria’s army says it has liberated 30 hostages held by Boko Haram, including 21 children and seven women, amid ongoing offensives against the extremists in the country’s northeast.

'Infrasonic weapon' caused TB Joshua church collapse - academic

2015-07-28 20:13

An “infrasonic weapon” caused the collapse of a church’s guest house in Lagos where 81 South Africans were killed, according to an academic paper.

Nigeria's Buhari to visit Cameroon for Boko Haram

2015-07-28 07:41

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will travel to neighbouring Cameroon for talks with President Paul Biya on combatting the regional threat from Boko Haram, Nigerian officials say.

Suicide bomber, 12, attacks Cameroon bar

2015-07-26 21:08

A 12-year-old girl suicide bomber has killed 20 people in an attack on a bar in Maroua in Cameroon, while in a crowded market in neighbouring Nigeria, a "mentally unstable" female suicide bomber killed 14.

8 die in Nigeria from toxic fumes inhalation

2015-07-26 09:53

Eight people have died from inhaling toxic fumes and some 100 others were hospitalised after an accidental blast hit a water treatment plant near Jos in central Nigeria.

Nigeria marks polio-free year, raising global eradication hopes

2015-07-24 13:41

Nigeria has marked its first year without a single case of polio, reaching a milestone many experts had thought would elude it as internal conflict hampered the battle against the crippling disease.

Death toll rises to 37 after blasts in Nigerian’s Gombe

2015-07-23 17:00

The death toll from multiple bomb blasts at two bus stations in northern Nigerian city of Gombe has risen to 37, with 105 others injured, a Red Cross official says.

Deadly bomb blasts rip through Nigerian bus stations

2015-07-23 08:03

At least 37 people have been killed in a series of bomb blasts at bus stations in north-eastern Nigeria’s Gombe city, sources say.

Nigeria's Buhari vows to recover 'stolen' oil money

2015-07-22 17:14

Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari has pledged to recover “mind blogging” amounts of stolen oil money and bring those responsible to book, his spokesperson says.


Nigeria's Buhari in Cameroon to discuss Boko Haram fight

2015-07-29 16:13

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in neighbouring Cameroon for talks on how to combat the escalating regional threat from Boko Haram Islamists.

Regional force to fight Boko Haram soon

2015-07-29 05:49

A new regional force tasked with fighting Boko Haram jihadists should go into action very soon.

Nigeria begins sharing $2.1bn gas revenues to cover state debts

2015-07-28 10:10

Nigeria has begun the process of sharing $2.1bn with federal, state and local governments to reduce a growing backlog of debts and restructure short-term loans, a spokesperson for the vice president says.

Spain arrests voodoo-using sex traffickers

2015-07-27 08:10

A man and a woman of Nigerian origin have been arrested over claims that they forced Nigerian women into prostitution and deployed voodoo to keep their victims under their control, Spanish police say.

15 dead after blast at market in Nigeria - police

2015-07-26 14:22

A blast set off by a female suicide bomber tore through a crowded market in the northeastern Nigerian city of Damaturu, killing at least 15 people, a police spokesperson says.

25 die in suspected Boko Haram attack in Nigeria

2015-07-25 19:28

At least 25 people have been killed in new suspected Boko Haram attacks in northeastern Nigeria, with many villagers also forced to flee their homes.

Boko Haram holds territories in Nigeria's NE - governors

2015-07-24 09:23

Boko Haram Islamists are still holding on to some territories in Nigeria’s troubled northeast, state governors from the region say, after the military claimed a series of major victories against the Islamists.

Buhari warns US over Boko Haram, more than 50 dead

2015-07-23 10:36

Suspected Boko Haram attacks have left more than 50 people dead, after Nigeria's president warned the US that its policy was hitting the fight against Boko Haram.

Boko Haram resurgence deepens humanitarian crisis in Niger

2015-07-22 21:03

A wave of attacks by Islamist insurgents Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria and the islands of Lake Chad has forced tens of thousands across the border to Niger's arid southeastern region of Diffa.

World Bank funds possible for Nigeria's Boko Haram-hit north

2015-07-22 16:13

Parts of northern Nigeria ravaged by six years of conflict caused by Boko Haram Islamists could be revitalised with around $2.1bn in World Bank funding, according to a spokesperson.

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