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Nigerian court cuts jail terms for ex-state governors

2018-11-17 17:54

Nigeria's Court of Appeal has cut the sentences of two former state governors found guilty of multi-million-dollar corruption - the highest-profile convictions to date in President Muhammadu Buhari's anti-graft campaign.

Three Nigerian soldiers killed in Boko Haram attack on military base

2018-11-16 12:35

At least three soldiers have been killed and several others are missing after a Boko Haram attack on a military base in Nigeria's northeastern Borno state, military and militia sources say.

Nigeria 'sex-for-marks' don charged with corruption

2018-11-15 16:45

A Nigerian professor accused of demanding sex from a student to boost her marks has been charged with corruption, one of the country's main anti-graft bodies has announced.

Nigerian judge says Biafran separatist must appear in court

2018-11-15 05:50

A Nigerian judge says she wants a missing pro-Biafra leader back in court after he resurfaced in Israel following a months-long disappearance.

Four kidnapped priests rescued in Nigeria: police

2018-11-14 16:28

Four Roman Catholic priests who were kidnapped by gunmen in southern Nigeria last week have been rescued, police have said .

MTN moves closer to resolving $10.1bn Nigeria dispute

2018-11-14 07:58

It is in ongoing discussions with Nigeria’s central bank and other institutions, and is “narrowing down what the key issues are,” says its CEO Rob Shuter.

Nigeria wants former oil minister extradited from Britain

2018-11-13 16:30

The head of Nigeria's main anti-corruption agency has said he wanted former oil minister Diezani Alison-Madueke to be extradited to face trial because a corruption probe against her in Britain was taking too long.

Nigeria appoints new commander against Boko Haram

2018-11-12 19:10

The Nigerian army has appointed a new commander to lead the fight against Boko Haram jihadists in the country's restive northeast, where attacks on military targets have spiked in recent months.

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.

Hundreds flee their homes after Boko Haram raid in northeast Nigeria

2018-11-11 19:18

Hundreds of villagers have fled their homes in Nigeria's northeast late after an attack by Islamist militants from the Boko Haram group, militia officials and witnesses say.

 

ISIS backed Boko Haram faction claims Nigerian attack

2018-11-16 20:00

The Islamic State-backed faction of Boko Haram claimed an attack on a military base in Nigeria's northeast that killed three, the SITE Intelligence Group has said.

Top Africa stories: Malawi nurse, Zimbabweans reflect on Mugabe ouster

2018-11-16 05:51

A nurse in Malawi is under fire for taking a selfie with a naked pregnant woman in a labour ward, and Zimbabweans are reflecting on former president Robert Mugabe's ouster a year ago.

Nigerian governors reject $82 pay deal for workers

2018-11-15 14:23

Nigerian governors have rejected a deal to raise the minimum wage to 30 000 naira ($82) from 18 000 naira a month, a move that could trigger fresh labour unrest.

Nigerian ISP's configuration error disrupted Google services

2018-11-14 17:45

A Nigerian internet provider says a configuration error during a network upgrade disrupted several Google services by diverting traffic through China and Russia.

Boko Haram kills at least 16 farmers in latest attacks in Nigeria's Borno state

2018-11-14 13:01

Boko Haram jihadists have killed at least 16 farmers and left dozens missing in the latest attacks in restive northeast Nigeria's Borno state, militia and residents say.

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.

MTN CEO shrugs off Nigeria dispute, lays out banking plans

2018-11-13 14:49

Is MTN on the verge of being chased out of its biggest market? Not a bit of it, according to Chief Executive Officer Rob Shuter.

The ‘fainting’ dance craze taking over South Africa is now infecting Nigeria, Kenya and Tanzania – and has already hit China

2018-11-12 17:57

Others in Africa already Idibala, and it looks like the fad may have the legs to go further still.

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.

Top Africa stories: 100s of buffaloes drown in Botswana, 10 men held for same sex wedding

2018-11-09 07:37

Botswana's government says more than 400 buffaloes believed to have been chased by lions drowned in a river, and at least 10 men have been arrested for allegedly conducting a same-sex marriage ceremony in Zanzibar.

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