Former president a no-show at Nigeria corruption trial

2017-10-25 20:01

Nigeria's former president Goodluck Jonathan has failed to show up in court, after a judge ruled that he should be called as a witness in a high-profile corruption trial.

Nigerian ex-president Jonathan's Abuja home 'stripped bare' by thieves – report

2017-08-02 14:01

Nigerian ex-president Goodluck Jonathan's home in the west African country capital Abuja was reportedly "stripped bare" after it was broken into in July.

Nigeria: 'Good news' soon on kidnapped girls

2014-07-09 05:49

Nigeria's National Council of State is promising to deliver "some good news" very soon about more than 200 schoolgirls held captive by Islamic extremists for nearly three months.

US reduces Nigeria abducted girls search

2014-06-27 22:32

The United States has reduced its surveillance flights to help find more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls abducted by Islamist militants after building a base body of intelligence.

14 more Nigeria schoolgirls escape Islamists

2014-04-19 14:00

Another 14 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram Islamists in the northeast have escaped, leaving 85 missing after an attack that has sparked global outrage.

Nigeria's naira falls to a record low

2014-02-20 14:59

Nigeria's naira fell to a record low to the dollar owing to volatility caused by the suspension of central bank governor Lamido Sanusi, say dealers.

Voting dwindles in Nigeria, amid uprising

2013-12-28 16:04

Few voters have gone to the polls to elect local councils in a north-eastern Nigerian state that is battling Islamic militants who say democracy in corruption-riddled Nigeria is an enemy of the people.


Nigeria court seizes ex-oil minister's $37.5m mansion

2017-08-08 11:21

A Nigerian court has ordered the permanent forfeiture of $37.5m mansion belonging to a former oil minister facing corruption charges.

Malala asks Jonathan to meet girls' parents

2014-07-14 22:10

Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai has urged Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan to meet with parents of the schoolgirls kidnapped three months ago.

Nigeria army says it has killed 53 Boko Haram fighters

2014-07-06 08:00

Nigeria's military says that it had killed 53 fighters from the Islamist Boko Haram group when it repelled an attack on a military base in the northeast Nigerian town of Damboa.

Nigeria's leader vows to bring girls home

2014-05-29 21:37

Nigeria's leader has vowed to "do everything possible to bring our daughters home”.

Sanusi suspension won't affect policy

2014-02-21 10:16

Nigeria's finance minister has soothed fears that a change in leadership at the central bank would affect economic policy, after the suspension of Lamido Sanusi.

Nigeria to probe state-sponsored killings

2014-02-13 06:15

Nigeria says it would open a probe into claims of state-sponsored killings dating back to the era of military rule, raising hopes that perpetrators will finally be brought to book.

Nigerian leader denies corruption, death squads

2013-12-24 08:19

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has challenged a prominent critic to prove allegations of corruption and that he is training a death squad to kill enemies.

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