Nigeria


Nigerian princess seeks funds to help Boko Haram survivors

2016-04-29 09:59

Nigerian princess Modupe Ozolua wants to help survivors enduring the continuous attacks from the Boko Haram militant group through a fundraiser in Atlanta

Nigeria, France strengthen military co-operation

2016-04-28 18:17

Nigeria and France have signed an agreement on closer military co-operation, including intelligence sharing.

When schools and students become spoils of war

2016-04-27 14:47

Two years have passed since Boko Haram abducted 276 schoolgirls in Chibok, Nigeria, and 219 of the girls remain missing. The anniversary, and that of the kidnapping of another 300 schoolchildren from another town, marks a grim roll call for education in the country's northeast.

Former MTN CEO in R24m golden handshake

2016-04-25 12:44

Mobile network MTN paid its former group chief executive officer Sifiso Dabengwa R23.7m for 'loss of office' amid the company facing a multi-billion dollar fine.

AI urges Nigeria to 'come clean' over Shi'ite killings

2016-04-23 07:08

Amnesty International says satellite footage and witness accounts offer damning new evidence that Nigeria's military killed hundreds of minority Shi'ite Muslims late last year, burning some victims alive and dumping bodies in mass graves.

Seven killed in northeast Nigeria suicide bombing

2016-04-22 09:23

At least seven people have been killed in a suicide bomb attack near a camp for those displaced by the Boko Haram conflict in northeast Nigeria, the army says.

Mounted Boko Haram gunmen attack village

2016-04-21 17:00

Suspected Boko Haram gunmen on horseback have killed at least 11 people in Yobo Nigeria.

Nigeria opens tender to revive ailing refineries

2016-04-19 19:34

Nigeria's state oil firm NNPC has launched bidding to find partners to overhaul its ailing refineries.

24 soldiers wounded as Nigeria troops repel Boko Haram

2016-04-19 09:57

Nigeria's army said late Monday that 24 soldiers had been wounded as troops repelled Boko Haram insurgents who attacked the military in northeast Borno state.

Boko Haram attacks, bombs Nigerian soldiers

2016-04-18 21:01

Boko Haram fighters have attacked Nigerian troops after two suspected suicide bombers were shot dead near military positions.

 

Nigeria condemns attacks blamed on herders

2016-04-28 19:58

A leader of Fulani herdsmen in southeastern Nigeria has blamed 'criminals and mercenaries' for an attack police say killed 20 people this week.

Nigeria taking action as piracy and clashes on rise

2016-04-27 22:00

Nigeria needs to step up security to stem a rise in incidents of piracy and communal clashes, as well as the continued threat from Boko Haram insurgents, Defence Minister Mansur Muhammad Dan-Ali says.

Nigeria pirates release 6 Turks

2016-04-26 18:10

A Turkish maritime company says six crew members of a tanker ship who were captured by pirates off the coast of Nigeria have been released and are in good health.

Returning home is a mixed blessing for victims of Boko Haram

2016-04-23 13:01

"Bring Back Our Girls" appears on placards and the tweets read around the world. But for thousands of women and girls who've escaped Boko Haram's clutches, the message they've sometimes encountered at homecomings has been "Stay Away”.

Amnesty uncovers mass slaughter of hundreds in Nigeria's Zaria

2016-04-22 12:31

The mass slaughter of hundreds of men, women and children by Nigerian troops has been exposed by human rights organisation, Amnesty International, with the group claiming that soldiers burned people alive and dumped bodies in mass graves.

Nigeria collects $13.57bn in government account

2016-04-21 18:27

Nigeria's government has collected more than ($13.57bn in its Treasury Single Account, says the accountant general.

MTN Nigeria loses nearly 5 million subscribers

2016-04-21 10:11

Africa’s biggest mobile network MTN has shed millions of subscribers in Nigeria amid a SIM registration fine saga in that country.

Borno calls for help to rebuild Boko Haram destruction

2016-04-19 19:02

A northeast Nigerian state, the worst hit in the country by the Boko Haram insurgency, needs greater international assistance for rebuilding as it faces funding issues and a food crisis, its governor says.

Boko Haram makes its own fuel

2016-04-18 22:05

Boko Haram has been forced to produce its own fuel to power its motorbikes because of an acute petrol shortage caused by a military squeeze on supply lines.

Opec must find consensus on output freeze - Nigeria

2016-04-18 19:45

Nigeria has called on Opec members to find a consensus on a freeze on oil production after talks among producers collapsed in Qatar.

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