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Gunmen kill 13 in central Nigeria attack

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Unknown gunmen have killed at least 13 people in an attack in central Nigeria, police say, in an area known for ethnic clashes.

Boko Haram kills five in northeast Nigeria: sources

2020-01-24 22:32

Gunmen from the Boko Haram jihadist group killed five people and abducted several others as they collected firewood in restive northeast Nigeria, security sources say.

Nigeria files graft charges against ex-minister over oil scandal

2020-01-22 09:34

Nigeria's anti-graft agency on Tuesday filed corruption charges against a former justice minister over a $1.3 billion dollar oil scandal involving international majors Shell and Eni.

Fifty years on, Nigeria struggles with memory of Biafra war

2020-01-11 14:54

Dikoye Oyeyinka, 33, has been billed as one of the most promising Nigerian writers of his generation.

Clashes over garrison town kill 3 Nigerian soldiers

2020-01-08 17:00

Three soldiers have been killed in intense fighting between Nigeria's army and jihadists over a key northeastern garrison town, a security source says.

Nigerian communities struggle with devastating oil spills

2020-01-03 11:49

Martha Alfred used to harvest 20 bags of cassava each year before an oil spill forced her to abandon her field and hawk roasted fish to survive.

ISIS claims execution of 11 Christians in Nigeria

2019-12-27 18:55

Jihadists aligned to the Islamic State group have released a video claiming to show the execution of 11 Christians in restive northeast Nigeria.

In crime-hit Nigerian city, rape victims find their voice

2019-12-17 14:25

"They forced their way in at around 2am. They raped us. And when they left, they stole our phones and money."

Twenty-eight killed in Nigeria road smash

2019-12-13 12:47

Twenty-eight people were killed in northern Nigeria when two vehicles collided and caught fire, the country's Road Safety Commission said.

Nigerian police fire in air to disperse Shiite protests

2019-12-12 21:02

Nigerian police have fired live rounds into the air to disperse protesters from a banned Shiite group in the capital Abuja.

 

Lassa fever outbreak kills dozens in Nigeria

2020-01-27 13:30

At least 29 killed and 195 cases of the disease confirmed in the latest outbreak to hit the country, government says.

Nigeria remands ex-minister in custody over oil scandal

2020-01-23 22:55

A Nigerian court has remanded a former justice minister accused of corruption in custody pending a bail hearing.

Four die in Nigeria oil pipeline fire

2020-01-20 11:16

Four people were killed and several shops and vehicles burnt after thieves breached a fuel pipeline in Lagos, Nigeria's commercial hub, causing an explosion, emergency services said on Monday.

Gunmen kill 12 in central Nigeria attack

2020-01-09 19:08

Gunmen have killed 12 people in an attack on a village in a region of central Nigeria known for bloody clashes between cattle herders and farmers, police say.

Chad troops leave Nigeria with Boko Haram mission over: army

2020-01-04 17:06

Chad has ended a months-long mission fighting Boko Haram in neighbouring Nigeria and withdrawn its 1,200-strong force across their common border.

MTN raises about R14bn through asset sales, plans to pay off debt

2020-01-02 18:39

Mobile operator MTN says it is on track with its plan to realise return of at least R15bn from asset sales over three years.

Nigerians raise alarm over controversial Social Media Bill

2019-12-18 22:09

Tens of thousands of Nigerians have banded together online to call for the scrapping of a bill which, they say, threatens to roll back internet freedoms in the country.

Nigeria has a mental health problem

2019-12-14 10:20

One in four Nigerians suffers from mental illness, but help is hampered by tight budgets and a lack of skilled staff.

Nigeria court puts 47 men on trial for homosexuality - lawyer

2019-12-13 09:48

A group of 47 men has appeared in a Nigerian court charged with homosexuality, a crime punishable by 14 years in prison in the country, their attorney has said.

Over 9 million facing food shortages in African Sahel: officials

2019-12-09 18:32

The number of people requiring urgent food aid in 16 countries across Africa's Sahel region more than doubled this year to at least 9.4 million amid an increase in violence and insecurity, officials and experts say.

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