At least 5 killed in Nigeria as van strikes Boko Haram mine

2019-03-08 20:41

A resident says at least five farmers are dead and dozens are wounded in northeastern Nigeria after their vehicle struck a landmine buried by Boko Haram extremists.

ISIS-backed Boko Haram faction may have new chief

2019-03-06 07:18

The leader of an Islamic State-backed faction of Boko Haram may have been replaced, sources say, against a backdrop of speculation as to his fate - and the group's future direction.

Suspected Boko Haram attack 'kills many' before Nigeria polls

2019-02-14 12:30

Nigeria daily Daily Trust says Kashim Shettima's convoy came under attack while on its way to a campaign rally.

Nigeria: African giant struggling with poverty, unrest

2019-02-10 11:08

Nigeria, which elects a new president on February 16, is Africa's most populous nation and leading oil producer but is dogged by poverty and insecurity.

Nigeria since independence

2019-02-09 15:57

Key events in the history of Nigeria since independence from Britain in 1960:

Nigeria: Buhari's first term

2019-02-09 13:33

Muhammadu Buhari was elected president of Nigeria in 2015 on a pledge to defeat Boko Haram jihadists and tackle endemic corruption.

Five killed in fire at camp for Boko Haram displaced

2019-02-08 20:56

Five people were killed in a fire at a camp for those displaced by Boko Haram violence in northeast Nigeria, an eyewitness and a humanitarian source have said .

US offers Niger operations centre to fight Boko Haram

2019-02-05 17:07

The United States turned over a communications and operations centre to the Niger army to help the African nation battle Boko Haram, a statement has said.

30 000 fled Nigerian town in two days amid Boko Haram threat: UN

2019-01-29 13:21

Over 30 000 people fled the Nigerian town of Rann and across the border to Cameroon over the weekend amid fears of renewed attacks by Boko Haram jihadists, the UN says.

Nigeria finds more than 20 000 kidnapped girls in Mali

2019-01-23 21:22

Most of the victims were sold as sex slaves after false promises or kidnapping, Nigeria's anti-trafficking agency has said.


WATCH: How the world is marking women's day

2019-03-08 19:44

Marches, protests, strikes and studies - people around the globe are taking action to mark International Women's Day and to push for action to to obtain equality.

WATCH: Nigeria elections postponed by a week

2019-02-16 12:18

Presidential and parliamentary elections in Nigeria have been postponed by a week, five hours before the crunch vote was scheduled to take place.

Muhammadu Buhari: Nigeria's anti-corruption president

2019-02-10 14:14

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari who was elected in 2015 on a wave of hope that he could defeat Boko Haram Islamists and turn around a country blighted by decades of corruption and poor governance.

Boko Haram: from Islamist sect to armed threat

2019-02-09 19:01

Nigeria's Boko Haram started out as an Islamic anti-corruption group but mutated into an ISIS affiliate waging a lethal insurgency.

Nigerian rivals rally supporters as election campaign peaks

2019-02-09 15:57

Nigeria's main presidential hopefuls court voters in two key cities, as election campaigning reaches its climax with one week to go before the ballot.

Chaos, mud and cards: Nigerians frustrated ahead of vote

2019-02-09 11:33

Angry voters queueing for hours and entire parts of the country rendered war zones: pitfalls abound for Nigeria's fast-approaching general election.

US ambassador says Cameroon relations good despite aid cut

2019-02-08 16:22

The United States ambassador to Cameroon has said despite the announcement the US has cut military aid to Cameroon, relations between the two countries remain excellent and longstanding

Nigerian women embrace family planning ahead of population boom

2019-01-30 20:57

Modupe Adegbite's grandfather had 22 children, while her father had nine. At the age of just 19, she has decided she wants no more than four.

Nigeria's top female presidential hopeful quits race

2019-01-24 15:13

Nigeria's leading female presidential candidate Oby Ezekwesili has withdrew from the race, pledging to form an opposition coalition to defeat the ruling party.

Thousands flee deadly Boko Haram attack in NE Nigeria

2019-01-17 16:31

Thousands of people have fled a remote town in northeast Nigeria, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has said, after Boko Haram fighters attacked a military base and torched aid buildings.

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