Nigerian leader says Africans 'sold like goats'

2017-11-29 19:34

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari says all Nigerians stranded in Libya and other parts of the world will be brought home and "rehabilitated."

Nigeria's president urged to free ailing Shiite leader

2017-11-09 12:39

Nigeria's government has been urged to order the release of a pro-Iranian Shiite Muslim group leader, who has been in custody for nearly two years since clashes with soldiers.

Nigeria's former oil minister blasted over court bid

2017-11-01 21:12

A Nigerian judge has accused the country's former oil minister of trying to "avoid justice" in Britain, as he dismissed an application for her to face corruption charges back home.

Top Africa Stories: Kenya, Grace Mugabe, E Guinea

2017-10-28 07:18

One protester has been shot dead in western Kenya after a quarried election, and Zimbabwean war veterans have reportedly apologised to their former boss after they vilified him for claiming that First Lady Grace Mugabe had staged a "bedroom coup".

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.

Graft case defence wants Nigeria's former president as witness

2017-10-24 08:25

Nigeria's former president Goodluck Jonathan has been asked to testify at the corruption trial of his party's former spokesperson, a court has heard.

Boko Haram: Profile of a jihadist threat

2017-10-10 15:41

Nigeria's Boko Haram started as an Islamic anti-corruption group that became a violent, ISIS-affiliated movement whose insurgency has threatened stability in the Lake Chad region.

Leaked memo rekindles scandal around Nigeria's oil giant

2017-10-06 19:32

A leaked memo from Nigeria's minister of state for oil has shown that irregularities in the state-owned oil giant remain entrenched, despite official vows to root out the "cancer" of graft.

Nigeria’s ex-first lady urges Buhari to end ‘unjustified witch-hunt’

2017-10-04 16:29

Nigeria's ex-president Goodluck Jonathan's wife has lashed out at anti-graft agency boss Ibrahim Magu for conducting what she described as an “unjustified witch-hunt” against her, says a report.

Opposition governor first to announce Nigeria presidency bid

2017-09-28 18:11

A leading Nigerian opposition politician says he intends to run for president in 2019, becoming the first candidate to stake his claim for the country's top job.


Nigeria former VP quits ruling party

2017-11-24 18:24

Nigeria's former vice-president, Atiku Abubakar, has quit the country's ruling party, in a clear sign he wants to challenge Muhammadu Buhari for the presidency in 2019.

Nigeria's Buhari proposes record spending for 2018

2017-11-07 20:33

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has presented a record $24bn budget to the National Assembly to support the country's economic recovery.

Nigeria's Jonathan should be funded to attend graft trial: lawyer

2017-10-31 20:16

Nigeria's former president Goodluck Jonathan should be given the equivalent of $2.7m to testify at the corruption trial of his party's former spokesman, his lawyer has said.

Fugitive scandal casts doubt on Nigeria anti-graft crusade

2017-10-27 20:35

Muhammadu Buhari who had been elected as Nigeria's president on a promise to root out rampant corruption in government that has seen billions of dollars of public money stolen over decades.

West African bloc's 2020 single currency goal fails

2017-10-24 20:00

The 15-nation West African bloc Ecowas has told regional leaders that the goal of establishing a single currency among their economies in 2020 had failed.

Nigeria parliament backs probe into president's clinic

2017-10-13 15:39

Nigerian lawmakers are to look into the financing of the country's presidential health facility, after criticism it lacks drugs and equipment despite massive government funding.

Nigerian state oil firm hits back at graft claims

2017-10-09 20:26

Nigeria's state-run oil firm has hit back at claims of corruption from a senior government minister that have put President Muhammadu Buhari's war on graft in the spotlight.

Nigeria: Co-operation 'key' to defeating jihadists

2017-10-06 15:05

Greater international co-operation is required to defeat Boko Haram and neutralise the threat from the Islamist militants in Nigeria and beyond, military commanders and politicians have said.

Nigerian president denounces Biafran separatists, corruption

2017-10-01 16:00

President Muhammadu Buhari has railed against separatists seeking Nigeria's "dismemberment" as it marks its 1960 independence from Britain and said corruption remained the African oil giant's "number one enemy".

Buhari's health 'private' even if state paying: minister

2017-09-27 14:30

Nigeria's president is under no obligation to disclose his medical condition even though he has spent most of the year being treated abroad, one of his ministers says.

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