Nigeria's new minimum wage: too much to ask?

2018-11-13 21:02

On the campaign trail for re-election in February, Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari may have spoken too soon when he backed an initiative to hike his country's minimum wage by a whopping two thirds.

Nigerian opposition candidate says 'intimidated' by govt agents

2018-11-12 11:25

The presidential nominee of Nigeria's main opposition party has alleged that he was "intimidated" by armed government agents who searched his private plane at the Abuja airport.

Nigeria's opposition candidate Abubakar picks running mate for 2019

2018-10-14 14:08

Nigeria's main opposition candidate Atiku Abubakar has picked his deputy from the south-east of the country, ahead of a bid to oust President Muhammadu Buhari from power in next year's election.

#BringBackOurGirls activist says she is fighting for 'the soul' of Africa's most populous nation

2018-10-10 15:06

The woman who led the global campaign to free Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram extremists is now running for president, saying she is fighting for "the soul" of Africa's most populous nation.

Top Africa stories: Zim's nationwide protests, #BringBackOurGirls founder to run for president

2018-10-10 05:55

Labour federation, the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions is reportedly calling for nationwide protests, and the founder of the #Bringbackourgirls campaign is reportedly set to challenge Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari in next year's polls.

Top Africa stories: Man tries to sue Air Namibia, Mugabe's son-in-law

2018-10-09 08:00

Air Namibia plane has been impounded as Zimbabwean man sues for $1m, and former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe’s son-in-law is wanted by police on allegations he detained a senior airline company official against her will.

Nigeria's Buhari to face political heavyweight opponent in re-election bid

2018-10-08 08:05

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will run for re-election in February 2019 against former vice president Atiku Abubakar, a Muslim from the country's north who was nominated on Sunday as the main opposition party's poll contender.

Top Africa stories: MDC can't pay legal bills, Namibia land reform

2018-10-02 08:00

Zimbabwe’s main opposition party says a $3.2m bill charged to them by President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s lawyers in the election challenge is “extremely excessive”, and Namibian President Hage Geingob has vowed to push ahead with the land redistribution.

Second Nigerian minister quits in fresh setback for Buhari

2018-09-29 19:30

Nigeria's women's affairs minister has handed in her resignation to President Muhammadu Buhari in the latest setback for his party before presidential polls in February.

Top aide of Nigeria's First Lady held for alleged fraud

2018-09-26 18:00

A top security aide of Nigeria's First Lady has been arrested for allegedly dropping her name to extort almost $7m from people, in a test case for President Muhammadu Buhari's fight against graft.

 

Cholera outbreak: 175 dead, over 10 000 affected in Nigeria

2018-11-12 15:15

Suspected cholera cases have jumped in northeast Nigeria where Boko Haram violence has forced tens of thousands of people to seek refuge in crowded camps, the Norwegian Refugee Council says.

Fifty-five dead after market row in northern Nigeria: presidency

2018-10-21 14:09

Fifty-five people were killed last week in clashes between young Christians and Muslims in northern Nigeria following a dispute in a market, President Muhammadu Buhari says.

Former Nigeria president Obasanjo endorses opposition candidate

2018-10-11 20:01

Nigeria's former ruler Olusegun Obasanjo has backed his ex-deputy to beat incumbent Muhammadu Buhari in elections next year, in a cautious endorsement after a years-long feud.

High-profile candidates eye upset at Nigeria vote

2018-10-10 05:55

One is a former UN official and deputy a governor of Nigeria's central bank. The other is an ex-World Bank vice president who now campaigns for the release of Boko Haram kidnap victims.

Founder of #Bringbackourgirls set to challenge Nigeria's Buhari in 2019 polls – reports

2018-10-09 14:16

The founder of the #Bringbackourgirls campaign is reportedly set to challenge Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari in the forthcoming crunch polls.

Muhammadu Buhari: Nigeria's anti-corruption crusader

2018-10-08 11:36

President Muhammadu Buhari swept to power on a wave of optimism in 2015, becoming the first opposition candidate in Nigerian history to defeat a sitting president.

Nigeria president to run for second term with party endorsement

2018-10-07 15:15

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will run for a second term in polls scheduled for February 2019 after his party has announced his candidacy, as the opposition votes to select his election challenger.

Nigeria's Buhari sets out pitch for re-election in keynote speech

2018-10-01 17:01

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has made his final independence day address to the nation before elections next year, effectively setting out his government's manifesto as he seeks a second term.

Nigeria's opposition reject key governorship vote result

2018-09-28 14:37

Nigeria's main opposition party has rejected the result of a runoff for a governorship in the country's swing southwest after the ruling party narrowly won in a boost to President Muhammadu Buhari's re-election hopes.

Nigeria aims to sell 10 state-owned companies

2018-09-25 06:15

Nigeria hopes that the sale to selected investors and the public will raise $797m toward funding the 2018 budget.

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