Boko Haram kills nine villagers in NE Nigeria: militia

2018-09-20 12:30

Nine people have been killed and nine others injured after Boko Haram fighters raided two villages in northeast Nigeria, the civilian militia says.

Nigerian president condemns Boko Haram killing of aid worker

2018-09-19 16:14

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is strongly condemning Boko Haram's killing of a Red Cross aid worker and vows his government will do everything possible to ensure the safe return of all held by the extremist group.

'Hardline takeover' blamed for latest Boko Haram violence

2018-09-19 06:01

The execution of a kidnapped aid worker and the apparent death of a senior factional leader have sparked fears of an upsurge in Boko Haram violence in northeast Nigeria.

Boko Haram kills kidnapped midwife

2018-09-18 06:02

Boko Haram militants have killed a midwife who was kidnapped in an attack in remote northeast Nigeria more than six months ago, the Red Cross says.

WATCH: Welcome to one of Africa's biggest slums Makoko

2018-09-16 12:34

Makoko is a floating community in Nigeria and also one of Africa's biggest slums. A population of over 100 000 resident, Makoko is a community of migrants and immigrants.

Nigeria's Finance Minister Adeosun resigns, Presidency says

2018-09-15 13:31

Nigerian Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun resigned on Friday amid allegations she presented a fake national service exemption certificate in order to qualify for public office.

Boko Haram jihadis kill eight in NE Nigeria: militia

2018-09-15 09:20

Boko Haram gunmen have killed eight people after they attacked two villages in restive northeast Nigeria in an attempt to steal livestock, local militia say.

Nigeria troops repel fresh Boko Haram base attack

2018-09-13 19:35

Soldiers have thwarted another Boko Haram attack on an army base in northeast Nigeria, the latest in a series of offensives against military targets in the remote region.

Nigeria's Buhari officially declares for second term

2018-09-12 21:22

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has formally submitted his candidacy to stand for a second term of office at elections in February next year.

WATCH: 'Rainmaker' claims to control Nigeria's weather

2018-09-12 10:16

In certain parts of Nigeria, 'rainmakers' or 'rainpushers' are held in high regard. But can they control the rain? Watch this video


Nigeria's Davido gets on the political campaign trail

2018-09-19 17:13

He's the Nigerian star of Afropop, feted across Africa and the globe as a multi-millionaire singer-songwriter and record producer.

Top Africa stories: Kenyan infants' corpses, Kirsty Coventry's pregnancy

2018-09-19 07:41

Top hospital officials in kenya have been suspended after infants' corpses were found in boxes, and Zimbabwe's new sports minister Kirsty Coventry says she is pregnant.

WATCH: 100 die in severe flooding in Nigeria: relief agency

2018-09-18 12:18

Nigeria has declared a national disaster after severe flooding left about 100 people dead across 10 states, the country's main relief agency says.

Nigeria fires back at HSBC after bank criticises President

2018-09-17 18:10

Nigeria has accused HSBC of money laundering after an analyst working for the lender said that a second term for President Muhammadu Buhari may stall economic recovery.

Nigerians hail finance minister's ouster over forgery claim

2018-09-16 07:22

Nigerians have welcomed the resignation of finance minister Kemi Adeosun, accused of forging a document to avoid compulsory national service, as the opposition called for her to be prosecuted.

Nigeria's finance minister resigns over forged document

2018-09-15 11:44

Nigeria's finance minister Kemi Adeosun has resigned in a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari over the alleged forgery of a document exempting her from compulsory national service.

MTN considering Jonas to replace Nhleko as Chair, say insiders

2018-09-14 16:48

MTN is allegedly considering a replacement for long-time Chairman Phuthuma Nhleko, with South Africa’s former Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas lined up as his possible successor.

Top Africa stories: Chamisa's inauguration, Nigeria's 'rainmaker'

2018-09-13 08:14

Zimbabwe’s justice minister says opposition leader Nelson Chamisa faces arrest if he has himself “sworn in” as president , and a 'rainmaker' claims to control Nigeria's weather.

Nine dead in Nigeria gas explosion: state governor

2018-09-12 16:03

Nine people were killed and dozens more injured, some of them critically, in an explosion and fire at a gas filling station in central Nigeria, the state governor has said.

MTN says Nigeria attorney general overreached in R30bn back tax case

2018-09-12 08:43

The Nigerian Attorney General’s office exceeded its powers when it demanded the MTN Group pay about $2bn (about R30.2bn) in back taxes, Africa’s largest wireless operator said.

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