Nigeria


Top Nigerian military officer arrested over arms scandal

2016-02-10 12:15

Nigeria's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has announced the arrest of a top military official in connection with an arms scandal in the country, according to a report.

Nigeria's most wanted corruption suspect lives in UK - Buhari

2016-02-09 13:51

President Muhammadu Buhari has disclosed that one of Nigeria's biggest corruption suspects is currently residing in the United Kingdom, according to a report.

'Criminal' reputation has made you unwelcome abroad, Buhari tells Nigerians

2016-02-09 11:57

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has told his countrymen to stop trying to seek asylum in Britain, saying their "criminal" reputation has led to them not being accepted abroad.

Judge rejects appeal of TB Joshua building collapse

2016-02-08 17:02

A judge has dismissed a bid by two contractors to stop their trial for criminal negligence over a building collapse at a Nigerian megachurch that killed 116 worshippers.

Nigerian govt admits budget imperfections, welcomes criticism

2016-02-08 12:09

The Nigerian presidency has admitted to imperfections in its 2016 national budget proposal, saying that "well-meaning criticism" is welcomed from the public, a report says.

Nigeria suspends Sikorsky S-76C++ choppers

2016-02-05 16:42

Nigeria's aviation regulatory agency says it is suspending operation of all Sikorsky model S-76C++ helicopters following two crashes in six months.

Rescued Nigerian girl longs for Boko Haram 'husband'

2016-02-05 15:20

Freed by soldiers, Zara, 16, says she would rather be with the Boko Haram fighter who abducted and impregnated her.

Five foreigners held ransom by Nigerian militants

2016-02-04 17:45

Niger Delta militants are holding five foreigners ransom after hijacking a chemical tanker off the coast of Nigeria.

Nigerian Air Force: Drone bombs Boko Haram base

2016-02-03 22:37

The Nigerian Air Force says a drone bombed a Boko Haram logistics base in the northeast, possibly hitting an ammunition depot and dealing a "major setback" to the Islamic extremists.

Nigeria's Flour Mills shares jump most in 14 months

2016-02-03 20:00

Shares of Flour Mills of Nigeria have shown a marked increase as they increased the most in 14 months as a stake sale to Lafarge Africa buoyed profit.

 

'ISIS recruiter' arrested in northern Nigeria

2016-02-09 22:31

Nigeria's intelligence agency says it had arrested a recruiter for the Islamic State group, as well as seven alleged members of the Boko Haram offshoot Ansaru.

French to become compulsory in Nigerian schools

2016-02-09 12:20

French is likely to become Nigeria's second official language following a plan by the country's government to make the language compulsory across all schools up to tertiary level, reports say.

MTN Nigeria’s legal battles pile up

2016-02-09 10:38

Abu Dhabi headquartered telecoms company Etisalat is suing MTN for the second time in under a year in Nigeria.

MTN sued in Nigeria over Visafone purchase

2016-02-08 14:28

UAE headquartered phone network Etisalat has dragged MTN to court in Nigeria over a spectrum dispute.

101 die in Nigeria from Lassa fever outbreak

2016-02-06 12:32

A growing Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria has killed 101 people, as West Africa battles to contain a flare up of the virus.

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Salary fraud: Nigeria to probe over 23 000 civil servants

2016-02-05 12:07

The Nigerian government plans to investigate over 23 000 civil servants accused of involvement in an organised salary scam, Punch has reported.

Benin Navy guarding Greek tanker, hostages held in Nigeria

2016-02-04 09:09

The navy of Benin is guarding a Greek-owned oil tanker hijacked by Nigerian militants who are holding five crew members hostage in Nigeria, Nigeria's navy and a shipping security expert say.

Nigeria president warns of Libya 'time bomb'

2016-02-03 20:35

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has urged the international community to help end the turmoil in Libya, warning that it was creating a "strategic time bomb" for Africa and Europe.

Nigeria 'won't rest' until Chibok girls are home

2016-02-03 18:47

The Nigerian government "will not rest" until more than 200 schoolgirls abducted in 2014 have been freed, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has said during a visit to France.

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