Nigeria court voids governor election in ruling party blow

2020-02-13 22:00

Nigeria's Supreme Court has anulled the election of the governor of oil-rich Bayelsa state, just hours before his inauguration and ordered his main challenger to take over.

Nigerian forces fire in the air to quell protest

2019-11-12 18:10

Nigerian security forces have used tear gas and fired in the air to disperse protesters seeking the release of an opposition figure held since August after calling for a revolution.

Nigeria's Supreme Court upholds President Buhari's election win

2019-10-30 18:30

Nigeria's top court has dismissed an appeal by main opposition candidate Atiku Abubakar to overturn the result of February's presidential vote in which President Muhammadu Buhari won re-election.

Nigeria's Buhari says anti-migrant attacks 'embarrassment' for Africa

2019-10-04 21:18

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday denounced recent xenophobic violence in South Africa as an "embarrassment" for the continent, as he wrapped up a state visit.

'SA is committed to ideals of African unity' - Ramaphosa to Nigerian president Buhari

2019-10-03 14:58

Following a spate of public violence against foreign nationals in parts of the country last month, President Cyril Ramaphosa and Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari have met to discuss relations between two the countries.

South Africa apologises to Nigeria after anti-migrant violence

2019-09-16 20:16

A South African envoy expressed the country's "sincerest apologies" to Nigeria after a wave of anti-migrant attacks swept through Johannesburg and surrounding cities in recent weeks, fuelling diplomatic tensions.

Violence, attacks on foreign nationals 'not justified' - Ramaphosa

2019-09-04 10:51

President Cyril Ramaphosa has repeated his disapproval over widespread attacks on foreign nationals since the weekend, saying they are 'not justified'.

As African leaders meet on growth, SA and Nigeria are a drag

2019-09-02 16:37

The two nations that account for almost half of sub-Saharan Africa’s gross domestic product are proving to be a damper on the region’s economic expansion.

Nigeria's president signs ambitious 2019 budget

2019-05-27 20:32

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has signed an ambitious budget into law, days ahead of the official start of his second term leading Africa's largest oil producer.

Nigeria police say more than 300 held for voting offences

2019-03-05 14:37

More than 300 people have been arrested on suspicion of committing electoral offences during Nigeria's recent elections, the top police chief has said.


Nigerian president launches campaign against defecation in public

2019-11-20 22:00

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has announced a campaign to end defecation in public, in a country where tens of millions of people going to the toilet outside poses a major health risk.

Nigerian police free 259 people from Islamic institution

2019-11-05 22:00

Nigerian police have freed 259 people from an Islamic rehabilitation centre in the southwestern city of Ibadan, police say, taking the number rescued from abusive institutions since September to nearly 1 500.

OPINION | Buhari's visit to SA eased tensions, but more needs to be done

2019-10-10 19:47

Although Nigeria and SA are often cast as rivals, they have a strong bilateral relationship founded over the decades. This springs in part from Nigeria's historical role in its support for the liberation struggle against apartheid, writes Olayinka Ajala.

Ramaphosa: Nigerian businesses will be incentivised to operate in SA

2019-10-03 17:26

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced plans to create stronger economic and social ties between South Africa and Nigeria.

Ramaphosa to host Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari in state visit

2019-10-01 13:53

President Cyril Ramaphosa will host Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari in a state visit this week.

South African embassy in Nigeria closed after retaliatory attacks

2019-09-05 09:41

The South African embassy in Lagos, Nigeria, has been forced to close its doors after it came under attack.

'Enough is enough', says Nigerian govt over violent attacks in South Africa

2019-09-03 20:09

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari's government on Tuesday summoned South Africa's envoy and said it would dispatch a delegation to Pretoria to express "deep concern" over attacks on Nigerians in a wave of xenophobic violence.

Nigerian president urged to sign African trade deal

2019-06-28 12:07

A special government panel has recommended that President Muhammadu Buhari sign Nigeria up for a landmark African free trade agreement, ahead of a key meeting of African leaders.

Nigeria: Buhari summons security chiefs following mass killings

2019-04-11 22:10

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has summoned his top security chiefs to a closed- doors meeting, facing rising pressure to address worsening security, especially in his northwestern political heartlands.

Nigeria's Muhammadu Buhari: In his own words

2019-02-28 20:36

Muhammadu Buhari, re-elected president of Nigeria, made many promises before he first won power in 2015: Vowing to defeat Boko Haram, tackle corruption and boost the economy.

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