Nigerian leader backs major Shell project on Dutch trip

2018-07-19 17:07

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has ended a four-day visit to the Netherlands, after voicing staunch backing for the ICC and giving oil giant Shell a nod for a new $5bn investment deal.

Nigeria to bring back stranded football fans from Russia

2018-07-17 08:36

Nigeria's government has stepped in to repatriate scores of its nationals who were tricked into buying football World Cup passes to travel to Russia, the president's spokesperson says.

Violence against Nigerians just criminal acts, not targeted attacks – Ramaphosa

2018-07-11 21:24

Despite high trade volumes between the two countries there is a negative sentiment against South Africa in Nigeria, with local news dominated by attacks against Nigerians living in South Africa.

Over 30 Nigeria opposition parties join forces against Buhari

2018-07-10 13:10

More than 30 opposition parties in Nigeria say they are teaming up to try to prevent President Muhammadu Buhari from being re-elected to a second term in power early next year.

Nigerian Senate leader cleared of corruption charges

2018-07-06 20:55

Nigeria's Supreme Court has cleared the country's Senate leader of all corruption charges, ending a long-running legal battle that he criticised as politically motivated.

Rift opens in Nigeria's ruling party as elections loom

2018-07-05 15:44

Lawmakers in Nigeria's ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have formed a breakaway group in what is expected to be a prelude to defections as elections approach next year.

Nigeria faces calls for security revamp over rising violence

2018-07-03 20:57

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari is under increasing pressure to sack his security chiefs because of mounting violence that has killed nearly 2 000 people so far this year.

Over 200 killed in weekend violence in central Nigeria: governor

2018-06-27 14:33

More than 200 people were killed in violence against farming communities in Plateau state, central Nigeria, according to a speech by the governor.

Nigeria: 86 killed in fresh herder-farmer violence

2018-06-25 05:54

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has called for calm after 86 people were killed in an attack by suspected nomadic herders against farming communities in the restive centre of the country.

Nigeria's Buhari finally signs delayed 2018 budget

2018-06-20 20:04

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the 2018 budget into law, more than six months after it was first presented to parliament.


20 years on, ICC urges help to fight war crimes

2018-07-18 18:00

The International Criminal Court has marked its 20th anniversary, urging all nations to help its "vital work" seeking justice for war crimes victims, despite its controversial acquittal of a former Congolese militia chief.

Nigeria's ruling party wins key state gubernatorial

2018-07-16 10:32

A candidate from Nigeria's ruling party has won a key state gubernatorial, the electoral body says, marking an early victory for President Muhammadu Buhari ahead of general elections next year.

Ramaphosa to face questions on 'safety and security' of Nigerians in SA

2018-07-11 15:17

President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to face tough questions relating to Nigerians living in SA when he meets his Nigerian counterpart Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja.

Buhari says Boko Haram-hit NE Nigeria now 'post-conflict'

2018-07-07 18:00

Nigeria's remote northeast is in a "post-conflict stabilisation phase", President Muhammadu Buhari has said, despite persistent attacks by Boko Haram insurgents.

Nigeria tightens screw on corruption with new order

2018-07-06 07:34

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari declared a "national emergency on corruption", as he signed a new executive order to freeze suspected ill-gotten gains.

France's Macron in Nigeria to talk security, boost culture

2018-07-04 11:08

French President Emmanuel Macron has met with his Nigerian counterpart Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja before taking off his jacket and tie in Lagos to celebrate African culture.

Nigerian, 35, takes a shot at 2019 presidential vote

2018-06-28 21:06

A 35-year-old Nigerian says he wants to become the country's youngest presidential candidate, taking advantage of a newly passed law reducing age limits for political office.

Nigerian herders deny killing scores of farmers

2018-06-26 21:51

Cattle herders have denied carrying out attacks that killed scores of people in farming communities in central Nigeria, as the government sought to defuse mounting tensions.

Nigeria's Buhari calls for party unity before election

2018-06-24 10:30

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has called for his ruling party to set aside internal differences before elections next year, as it held its national convention under tight security.

Nigeria jails another governor for corruption

2018-06-12 20:28

A Nigerian former state governor and serving senator has been found guilty of corruption, the second high-ranking official to be sentenced to jail the past two weeks.

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