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Nigerians search unsafe forest for kidnapped girls

2014-04-18 08:01

Able-bodied men from the Nigerian town of Chibok have taken to the dangerous Sambasi Forest to search for more than 100 girls who were kidnapped by Islamic extremists this week, an official says.

Nigeria: Principal says kidnapped girls not free

2014-04-17 11:43

The principal of a north-eastern Nigerian school says she cannot confirm a military report that more than 100 female students kidnapped by Islamic militants are free.

Nigeria: 100+ kidnapped students freed

2014-04-17 07:36

Scores of female students kidnapped by Islamic militants from a north-eastern Nigerian school are free, Nigeria’s military says.

Search begins for abducted Nigerian girls

2014-04-16 07:42

A Search for attackers thought to be Boko Haram Islamists has begun in Nigeria after more than 100 girls were kidnapped from a school in the northeast, security sources say.

Nigeria beefs up security after deadly bombing

2014-04-15 14:58

Nigeria police have boosted security across Abuja after a bomb blast ripped through a packed bus station killing at least 72 people, the deadliest attack ever to hit the capital.

Nigeria pledges massive security for summit

2014-04-15 11:41

Nigeria will mount a massive security operation to protect a World Economic Forum on Africa planned in Abuja next month.

US slams 'senseless' Nigeria bombing

2014-04-15 07:49

The US has condemned a bomb attack on a packed bus station in Nigeria which killed 71 people, and called for a full investigation.

Nigerian capital blast toll hits 71

2014-04-14 13:58

The death toll from the blast that hit a bus station on the outskirts of Nigeria’s capital has risen to 71, with 124 confirmed to have been injured, police say.

20 dead as blast hits bus park in Nigeria

2014-04-14 09:29

A blast at a bus depot on the outskirts of the Nigerian capital Abuja has killed at least 20 people during rush hour, witnesses say.

Nigeria plans to spark agriculture boom

2014-04-13 11:17

Can investors get rich by backing Nigerian agriculture? Experts agree that agriculture offers the best chance to generate millions of new jobs quickly.

Nigeria complains over Mugabe calling it corrupt

2014-04-11 12:11

Zimbabwe's envoy has been called in for a complaint about President Robert Mugabe’s remarks about corruption in Nigeria, a report says.

Lagos traffic a boon for online retail

2014-04-10 19:02

Online shopping is extremely relevant for Nigeria because of the traffic hassle people experience when going to a shopping mall, says Jumia CEO Jeremy Doutte.

Fear drives gays out of Africa - report

2014-04-10 14:17

Fear is reportedly driving African gays to seek asylum in the United States after countries like Nigeria and Uganda recently enacted draconian anti-gay laws.

Nigerian oil firm Seplat valued at $1.9bn

2014-04-09 13:15

Nigerian oil and gas firm Seplat has offered 26.4% of its shares in a combined market debut in Lagos and London that values the group at about $1.9bn.

SA cheers Nigeria's growth jump

2014-04-07 16:13

Nigeria's status as Africa's new economic powerhouse is proof that Africa is rising, says the ministry of finance.

Nigerian clashes kill 72

2014-04-07 14:04

Clashes in northwest Nigeria between suspected Fulani cattle rustlers mounted on motorbikes and local youth vigilantes from the rival Hausa ethnic group left at least 72 people, police say.

Africa economy: SA 'remains important'

2014-04-07 07:48

SA will remain one of the important economies of the continent, an economist says following Nigeria's new position as Africa’s largest economy.

SA economists shrug at Nigeria growth jump

2014-04-06 22:22
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South Africa remains the most important economy on the continent despite being overtaken by Nigeria as Africa's biggest, say South African economists.

Nigeria set to overtake SA's economy

2014-04-06 13:00
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Nigeria is set to emerge as the continent's biggest economy when the results of a rebasing of its gross domestic product are announced.

State must compensate Sanusi $300 000

2014-04-04 12:26

A Nigerian court has ordered the State Security Service to give suspended central bank governor Lamido Sanusi to return his passport back and pay him $300 000.

Boko Haram chief has little control over fighters

2014-04-03 22:32

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau likely has little control over his fighters, the International Crisis Group says.

15 killed in 'suicide attack' in Nigeria

2014-04-02 09:50

Fifteen civilians have been killed and 17 others have been injured in a suicide attack in northeast Nigeria carried out by suspected Boko Haram militants, the military says.

Defecting Nigerian MPs 'must vacate seats'

2014-04-01 21:10

Nigerian lawmakers who defected to the main opposition coalition must vacate their seats, a court has ruled in a victory for President Goodluck Jonathan ahead of next year’s elections.

Islamic court clears 2 on gay charges

2014-04-01 14:51

An Islamic court in northern Nigeria has cleared two men accused of violating a ban on homosexuality, according to a court official.

 

Nigeria: Fate of 100+ abducted girls unknown

2014-04-17 14:00

The fate of more than 100 girls abducted by Islamic extremists has been thrown into uncertainty after their school principal denied a report that almost all the students had been freed.

20 killed as Islamists rampage in Nigeria

2014-04-17 09:42

Suspected Islamic militants have struck for a fourth time in three days in Nigeria, killing 20 people including a traditional ruler in attacks in the northeast, officials say.

Nigerian abductors pretended to be soldiers

2014-04-16 20:46

Islamist rebels have duped dozens of Nigerian schoolgirls into thinking they were soldiers come to evacuate them before abducting over 100 in their latest anti-government raid.

Attackers abduct 200 schoolgirls in Nigeria - report

2014-04-15 15:29

At least 200 schoolgirls have reportedly been abducted in an attack on a school in north-east Nigeria.

Nigeria tightens security for WEF

2014-04-15 14:01

Nigeria is mounting the largest security operation ever for an international summit during the World Economic Forum on Africa, following the rush hour bomb blast.

Need for party right of ANC

2014-04-15 10:33

Whilst much of South Africa’s political pundits focused on the fall-out of the Nkandlagate corruption allegations engulfing President Zuma, thousands of miles away a momentous announcement was made.

SA sends condolences to Nigeria

2014-04-14 21:04

South Africa has sent its "deepest condolences" to Nigeria after a bomb blast in Abuja that killed over 70 people.

Abuja blast: More than 30 vehicles destroyed

2014-04-14 11:35

More than 30 vehicles have been destroyed, causing secondary explosions as their fuel tanks ignited and burned after an explosion blasted through a busy commuter bus station and killed 20 in Lagos.

'Islamists' kill at least 60 in Nigeria

2014-04-14 07:52

Suspected Boko Haram Islamists have killed at least 60 people in Nigeria’s troubled north-eastern Borno state close to the border with Cameroon, an official says.

Nigerian held for tweeting attack pictures

2014-04-12 19:00

Nigeria has released a man who was arrested for tweeting pictures of an attempted jail break at the headquarters of the intelligence agency in Abuja, a family friend says.

Nigeria vs SA

2014-04-10 19:24

Who will investors turn to? Size matters, but so does development, economists say.

Nigeria vs SA: Who will investors turn to?

2014-04-10 14:25

What is really important to investors looking to cash in on a big economy? Size matters, but so does development, economists say.

Nigeria: Gunmen kill 2 watching Champions League

2014-04-10 13:16

Gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram Islamists have stormed a packed viewing centre in Nigeria’s restive northeast and shot dead two people watching Champions League matches, police say.

SA set for stiff competition from Nigeria

2014-04-08 05:30

South Africa must review its policies and approach to investor confidence because it will face stronger competition from Nigeria, says the SA Chamber of Commerce.

Economy can be no 1 again - DA

2014-04-07 18:54
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The DA says it has a plan which would take the economy back to the number one spot after Nigeria displaced South Africa as the continent's biggest economy.

Nigeria's Nollywood hails GDP recognition

2014-04-07 15:26

Nollywood directors and investors have hailed the industry's inclusion in Nigeria's economic data for the first time, calling it recognition of its influence.

Islamist attack mosque, kill 17 in Nigeria

2014-04-07 10:07

Islamist militants have attacked a remote town in northeast Nigeria’s Yobe state, killing 17 people including five who were worshipping at a mosque, witnesses say.

South Africa vs Nigeria: What's next?

2014-04-06 22:54

It was inevitable for Nigeria to overtake South Africa as the continent's largest economy. But all is not lost, writes Kameel Premhid.

Suspected Fulani herdsmen kill 30 in Nigeria

2014-04-06 21:10

Gunmen believed to be Fulani herdsmen have stormed a meeting in northern Nigeria's Zamfara state and killed 30 people, police say.

Boko bikers go on rampage

2014-04-04 19:20

At least 22 people have been killed in an attack by suspected members of Islamist extremist sect Boko Haram in northern Nigeria

D-Day for Nigeria to overtake SA

2014-04-04 10:59

Nigeria could leapfrog SA to become Africa's biggest economy this weekend, when the results of a new way of calculating national output are announced.

Lagos boat accident kills 8

2014-04-03 12:37

A passenger boat has sunk after hitting a rock in Lagos, killing eight people, the Nigerian emergency services says, in the latest such accident in three weeks.

Four Islamists shot in failed suicide attack

2014-04-01 19:25

Four would-be suicide bombers planning to blow up a petrol station died in Nigeria's troubled northeast after soldiers opened fire on their explosives-packed cars.

Nigerian military rejects Haram abuse claims

2014-03-31 20:27

Nigeria's military has denied claims from Amnesty International that its troops may have committed war crimes and crimes against humanity.

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