Nigeria


Nigerian anti-graft singer freed after kidnapping

2016-06-29 20:40

A popular musician in northeast Nigeria who was kidnapped days after releasing a scathing anti-graft song, has been freed.

Nigerian star missing after new anti-graft song

2016-06-29 17:30

A popular musician in northeast Nigeria has gone missing just days after releasing a scathing song accusing local lawmakers of corruption, police and family say.

Head of Nigerian Senate in court for corruption

2016-06-27 21:11

Nigerian Senate president Bukola Saraki has kicked off his corruption trial by denying he falsified parliamentary rules to get elected.

SA man kidnapped in Nigeria released

2016-06-27 07:12

Five foreign construction workers kidnapped last week - including a South African, three Australians and a New Zealander - have been released, Nigerian police say.

UK's decision to pull out of the EU 'to impact negatively on Nigerians'

2016-06-24 13:15

The decision of Britain to pull out of the European Union will undoubtedly have a negative impact on Nigerians as the country is a member of the British Commonwealth.

Developing countries fuel west Africa as cocaine hub

2016-06-24 07:38

Developing markets are fuelling an increase in cocaine trafficking through west Africa, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime says in a new report.

Nearly 200 die in a month at Boko Haram displaced camp

2016-06-23 10:19

Nearly 200 people have died in the last month at a camp for people made homeless by Boko Haram violence in northeast Nigeria, an aid agency says, warning of a growing malnutrition crisis.

No reports of kidnapped South African - Dirco

2016-06-22 22:49

The international relations department is waiting for confirmation of the reported kidnapping of a South African in Nigeria, a spokesperson said on Wednesday.

MTN finally hires a new CEO

2016-06-20 09:18

Africa’s biggest mobile network by subscribers, MTN Group, has finally moved to appoint a new chief executive officer following months of upheaval at the company.

Nigeria: Boko Haram kills 18 at funeral

2016-06-17 17:39

A police official says Boko Haram extremists have killed 18 people at a funeral in northeast Nigeria.

 

Nigeria's constitution holds the key to protecting internally displaced people

2016-06-29 19:23

The internal displacement of people has become a significant concern in Nigeria. More than two million people have fled their homes because of the Boko Haram insurgency in the northeast with millions more displaced by other causes.

Explosives kill 2 suicide bombers in northeast Nigeria

2016-06-28 08:47

Residents say two suicide bombers exploded prematurely in Nigeria's northeastern Maiduguri city, killing themselves and no one else.

Would-be suicide bombers target mosque in Nigeria

2016-06-27 12:32

Two would-be suicide bombers have been killed in Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria, after apparently trying to target an overnight Ramadan vigil, a civilian vigilante and a local resident say.

Top Nigerian mall belonging to opposition MP shut over debt

2016-06-24 13:55

Nigeria's Asset Management Corporation has sealed off a top mall belonging to an opposition member of parliament, Ben Murray-Bruce, in the heart of the country's capital, Abuja.

Nigeria intensifies search for 2 Nigerians, 5 foreigners

2016-06-24 11:55

Nigerian authorities say a "very intense search" is under way for three Australians, two Nigerians, a New Zealander and a South African kidnapped in an ambush that killed their driver.

Rescued Chibok girl 'disappears'

2016-06-23 18:32

Nigeria's Bring Back Our Girls movement and family members are demanding that the government provide news of the only schoolgirl among 219 kidnapped to escape the clutches of Boko Haram extremists.

No demands from Nigerian kidnappers yet - SA government

2016-06-23 10:14

The international relations department is following up on police reports that a South African has been kidnapped in Nigeria, says spokesperson Nelson Kgwete.

South African, Australians kidnapped in Nigeria

2016-06-22 18:52

A South African is among three foreign nationals and two Nigerians kidnapped in the country's southeast after their vehicle was attacked, police say.

Nigerian lawmaker denies US sex claims

2016-06-18 10:14

A Nigerian lawmaker is accusing the US Embassy of defamation following its complaint that he and another colleague tried to hire sex workers while on a State Department exchange programme in Ohio.

Nigeriens who fled Boko Haram attack in 'great distress' - minister

2016-06-17 11:29

Tens of thousands of Nigeriens who fled a deadly Boko Haram attack are in "great distress", with many lacking food and healthcare, says Niger's interior minister during a visit to the displaced.

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