Nigeria former VP quits ruling party

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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.

Africa's overall governance trajectory remains positive, says report

2017-11-21 14:50

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation has released its 2017 Ibrahim Index of African Governance, saying the continent's overall governance trajectory remains positive on average, but in recent years has moved at a slower pace.

At least 20 killed in mosque bombing, Nigeria police say

2017-11-21 11:32

Police in northeastern Nigeria say at least 20 people are feared dead after a suicide bombing at a mosque.

US urges action on rights abuse for closer Nigerian ties

2017-11-20 18:56

The United States has called for Nigeria to probe human rights abuses in the fight against Boko Haram, as it pledged more funds to help recovery from years of conflict.

Lagos authorities urged to stop mass evictions

2017-11-14 20:04

Timu Elijah was heavily pregnant and asleep at her shanty town home in the Otodo-Gbame area on the water's edge of Lagos, Nigeria, when she was woken up by her neighbours.

Six kidnapped cargo crewmen freed in southern Nigeria

2017-11-13 10:02

Six members of a cargo ship kidnapped last month off the coast of Nigeria's Port Harcourt have been freed, their German employer says.

Vigilantism is flourishing in Nigeria – with official support

2017-11-11 12:15

Inefficient policing in Nigeria has forced many communities to rely on vigilante groups for security. Despite using force and violence, many groups even have support from authorities, writes The Conversation.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Tsvangirai, Nigeria

2017-11-10 08:46

President Robert Mugabe has threatened his former vice president and long-time ally Emmerson Mnangagwa with death, and Zimbabwe's opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai says he is worried about stability in the southern African country.

UN's number two accused in Chinese scam to import Nigerian rosewood

2017-11-09 21:17

UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed has faced accusations from an advocacy group that she granted illegal permits to Chinese firms to import endangered Nigerian timber when she was Nigeria's environment minister.

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.


At least 30 killed in farmer-herder violence in Nigeria: police

2017-11-22 14:13

At least 30 people were killed when farmers attacked herdsmen in northeast Nigeria's Adamawa state, police has told AFP.

Nigeria bombing: Death toll hits 50

2017-11-21 12:11

Police in northern Nigeria say the death toll has risen to 50 in a suicide bombing at a mosque during morning prayers.

Boko Haram kills six in NE Nigeria: militia, local

2017-11-20 21:39

Boko Haram fighters killed six farmers outside the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, the civilian militia and the brother of one of the victims have said

Nigerian and gay: dodging police and the Yahoo Boys

2017-11-20 17:43

It was a life-changing moment for Daniels when five police officers in Nigeria's biggest city, Lagos, locked him in the back of a van two years ago.

Nigeria's Wizkid crowned best African artist at AFRIMA

2017-11-13 19:30

Nigerian sensation Wizkid has retained his best artist title at this year's African Music Awards, as he carried off a clutch of prizes at a glitzy ceremony in Lagos.

Boko Haram kills three soldiers in ambush

2017-11-12 07:00

At least three Nigerian soldiers and a militiaman have been killed in a Boko Haram ambush on the edge of Sambisa forest near the border with Cameroon, military and militia sources say.

Nigerian court seizes sacked spy chief's 'cash flat'

2017-11-10 10:01

A Nigerian judge has ordered the seizure of a flat linked to the former head of the country's National Intelligence Agency, after more than $43 million in cash was found during an anti-corruption raid.

Nigerian police in shoot-out with gang that kidnapped Britons

2017-11-10 06:00

Nigerian police investigating the kidnapping of four British missionaries has said that they had arrested two people suspected of involvement while a third was killed in a shoot-out at the gang's hideout.

Nigeria urges UN probe into deaths of 26 female migrants

2017-11-09 15:58

Nigeria has called for an international inquiry after 26 women and girls drowned attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Europe.

MTN absolved in R200bn funds repatriation probe

2017-11-09 08:13

Nigerian lawmakers investigating allegations of illegal repatriation of almost $14bn by MTN's local unit found the company hadn’t violated the law.

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