Nigeria


Nigeria says no 'time limit' on border closure for goods

2019-10-14 19:35

Nigeria's customs chief says a ban on goods coming into the country across its land borders will last as long as it takes for neighbours to stem the flow of smuggled merchandise.

Amnesty decries 'climate of fear' for Nigeria journalists

2019-10-14 15:22

Amnesty International says journalists in Nigeria are operating under a "climate of fear", after 19 reporters were detained by security forces this year.

'Gunmen kidnap' school head in northern Nigeria

2019-10-10 21:12

Gunmen have kidnapped a school principal in northern Nigeria's Kaduna state, his deputy says, a week after six female students and two staff at another school were seized for ransom.

OPINION | A look back at the turbulent relationship between Nigeria and SA

2019-10-10 13:29

Nigeria is a major player in West Africa while SA is a major player in the Southern African Development Community region. Sustained tensions would be to the detriment of both countries - and Africa as a whole, writes Bheki Mngomezulu.

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.

DID YOU KNOW? About 90% of Nigeria's cars are smuggled in

2019-10-04 13:32

About 90% of cars, including those on display at dealerships in Nigeria were smuggled into the country by unscrupulous elements, says Nigeria's customs.

Fear, uncertainty for migrants in SA after xenophobic attacks

2019-10-03 19:50

Reeling from a terrifying surge of unrest that saw his shop wrecked and plundered, Nigerian-born Alvan Akujinwa toyed with the possibility of leaving his adopted home of South Africa for the first time in 10 years.

'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.

EXPOSED | Islamic 'house of torture' in Nigeria

2019-10-02 10:34

Horrific revelations of torture and abuse at a compound billing itself as a Koranic reform school in northern Nigeria have shone a spotlight on Islamic institutes unregulated by the authorities.

Nigeria police rescue pregnant women from 'baby factories'

2019-09-30 21:06

Nigerian police said Monday they had rescued 19 expectant mothers from a string of locations in Lagos where pregnant women were being forced to give birth to children for sale.

 

Ramaphosa: African Union will be 'durable' as it learns from others' mistakes

2019-10-14 18:48

President Cyril Ramaphosa has punted the African Continental Free Trade Agreement as a tool to unify the continent, amid divisions observed globally.

Jihadist attacks kill seven in Nigeria: local sources

2019-10-12 16:39

Four civilians and three soldiers have been killed in attacks in northeastern Nigeria blamed on jihadist fighters, local residents and militias said Saturday.

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.

Kidnappers demand ransom for Nigerian school girls

2019-10-05 09:15

Gunmen who kidnapped six female students and two staff members from their hostels at a remote school in northern Nigeria have made a ransom demand, the regional governor says.

Nigeria ups the ante on banks with tougher lending demands

2019-10-04 19:41

Nigeria’s central bank is increasing pressure on lenders to keep providing credit to boost economic growth in Africa’s biggest oil producer.

6 school girls kidnapped by gunmen in Nigeria

2019-10-04 10:18

Gunmen have abducted six girls and two staff members from a boarding school in northern Nigeria, according to a police spokesperson.

Roads, rail, mining: How Ramaphosa and Buhari plan to strengthen SA and Nigeria's ties

2019-10-03 16:51

South Africa and Nigeria agreed to expand the continent’s deepest trade relationship.

Nigeria's Buhari arrives in SA to meet with Ramaphosa in wake of xenophobic violence

2019-10-03 08:28

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari arrived in South Africa on Wednesday for a state visit after an outburst of xenophobic violence in and around Johannesburg stirred tensions between Africa's leading economic powerhouses.

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.

40 000 people flee Nigeria violence in 10 months - UN

2019-09-27 22:18

Escalating violence in northwest Nigeria blamed on armed bandits has forced more than 40 000 people to flee across the border into Niger over the last 10 months, the UN says.

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