Nigeria's Buhari under fire over 'astronomic' fuel subsidy bill

2018-09-23 14:06

It's only September but Nigerians are already dreading Christmas. For years, the holiday season has been marred by paralysing fuel shortages, grinding business to a halt.

Nigerians hail finance minister's ouster over forgery claim

2018-09-16 07:22

Nigerians have welcomed the resignation of finance minister Kemi Adeosun, accused of forging a document to avoid compulsory national service, as the opposition called for her to be prosecuted.

Nigeria's Buhari officially declares for second term

2018-09-12 21:22

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has formally submitted his candidacy to stand for a second term of office at elections in February next year.

'Several' killed in Nigeria gas blast... dozens of other people burned

2018-09-11 05:53

Several people have been killed in an explosion and fire at a gas filling station in Nasarawa state, central Nigeria, the government says, adding that dozens of people have also suffered burns.

Restructuring Nigeria becomes an election issue

2018-09-07 20:58

The political make-up of Africa's most populous nation is coming under scrutiny after a leading election hopeful promised greater devolution if he becomes president at polls next year.

Nigerian ex-VP attacks 'uncompromising, power-drunk' Buhari

2018-09-04 18:29

Nigeria's former vice-president, Atiku Abubakar, has said he has "fears" for the country's election next year as he attacked President Muhammadu Buhari for intransigence and wanting to cling on to power.

Britain's Theresa May has visited Nigeria on her maiden Africa tour aimed at drumming up post-Brexit trade deals outside the EU. See these pictures of her and Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House in Abuja.

Britain's Theresa May has visited Nigeria on her maiden Africa tour aimed at drumming up post-Brexit trade deals outside the EU. See these pictures of her and Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House in Abuja.

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May kicks off first Africa tour as British PM

2018-08-28 08:51

British Prime Minister Theresa May touched has down in Cape Town as she kicks off a tour of the African continent where she hopes to lay the foundations for post-Brexit trade deals.

Nigerian President Buhari expected back from holiday: aide

2018-08-19 10:21

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to return from his annual vacation on Saturday, his office said in a statement.

Nigerian lawmakers postpone key election meeting

2018-08-14 18:00

Nigerian lawmakers have postponed a key election meeting about a spending proposal for February polls, raising fears that the election may be delayed.


Nigerian president condemns Boko Haram killing of aid worker

2018-09-19 16:14

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is strongly condemning Boko Haram's killing of a Red Cross aid worker and vows his government will do everything possible to ensure the safe return of all held by the extremist group.

Nigeria's finance minister resigns over forged document

2018-09-15 11:44

Nigeria's finance minister Kemi Adeosun has resigned in a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari over the alleged forgery of a document exempting her from compulsory national service.

Nigeria: tackling corruption with a children's book

2018-09-11 19:51

Bribery is a fact of life for most people in Nigeria, whether it's a daily "dash" of a few naira to traffic police or payment of an "administration fee" to speed up maddening bureaucracy.

Nigeria claims 'normalcy restored' after Boko Haram attack

2018-09-10 13:52

Nigeria's military says it has restored order after Boko Haram fighters took control of a town in the country's remote northeast, sparking fears about the group's resurgence.

Huge fees for Nigerian election hopefuls under fire

2018-09-05 20:58

Nigeria's two main political parties are asking election hopefuls to pay huge fees for the chance to stand at next year's general election, in a move criticised as favouring the rich and well-connected.

Nigeria must stop unlawful arrests, detentions: Amnesty

2018-08-31 06:39

Amnesty International has accused Nigeria's government of carrying out unlawful arrests and practicing "enforced disappearance" - detention without trial - to suppress dissent.

Nigeria's Buhari under fire for remarks on rule of law

2018-08-28 20:00

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has came under fire from the opposition, lawyers and civil society groups for placing national security above the rule of law.

PICS: Nigerians who fled Boko Haram return 'home' as presidential race heats up

2018-08-22 15:34

As the presidential race heats up ahead of February polls, the Nigerian government and officials of Borno state, the epicentre of the Islamist insurgency, are encouraging and facilitating the "return" of tens of thousands of people.

Nigerian journalist detained over report on parliament siege

2018-08-15 18:06

Nigerian police have detained a journalist for refusing to disclose the source of a story about last week's takeover of parliament by security agents, his employers has said.

Boko Haram militants kill 17 Nigerian soldiers

2018-08-10 12:47

At least 17 Nigerian soldiers have been killed in a fresh Boko Haram attack on a military base in the country's northeast, military sources say, the third assault on three different bases in leas than a month.

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