Nigeria election hopeful vows reform of 'mafia' oil firm

2019-01-18 15:39

Nigerian presidential hopeful Atiku Abubakar has branded the state-run oil company a "mafia organisation" and pledged to privatise it if he is elected in a presidential ballot next month.

Nigeria: Main candidates set out stall as vote looms

2019-01-17 15:36

Nigeria's two main presidential candidates have staked their claim for the country's top job, with one month to go to polling in Africa's most populous nation.

Big Brother Nigeria renewed for 4th season as production moves from Jozi to Lagos

2019-01-16 14:25

MultiChoice Nigeria and M-Net West Africa has announced a fourth season of the popular reality show, Big Brother Nigeria.

Top Africa stories: Zim fuel protests, ban on SA red meat

2019-01-15 07:32

Zimbabweans have taken to the streets to demonstrate against a sharp rise in fuel prices, and SA has been slammed with red meat bans over foot-and-mouth disease.

Nigeria Chief Justice forced from office, faces trial

2019-01-14 19:04

Nigeria's Chief Justice is scheduled for arraignment before the Code of Conduct Tribunal in Abuja on charges of failure to declare his assets and for operating Bank Domiciliary Foreign Currency Accounts

Dozens feared dead in Nigeria as leaking oil tanker explodes

2019-01-12 12:43

An overturned oil tanker exploded in Nigeria while dozens of people were scooping up the leaking fuel and many were killed, police and witnesses have said.

More than 30 000 flee Boko Haram violence in NE Nigeria: UN

2019-01-10 11:06

Tens of thousands of people have fled their homes in northeast Nigeria after an increase in violence in the Boko Haram conflict, the UN says.

Nigeria's Buhari accepts setbacks in Boko Haram fight

2019-01-08 19:35

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has acknowledged setbacks in the fight against Boko Haram, as the jihadists launched fresh attacks in the restive northeast.

Nigerian military criticised for newspaper raid

2019-01-07 17:37

Nigeria's military has been accused of attacking press freedom after troops raided a newspaper for publishing a front-page story about its handling of the Boko Haram insurgency.

Nigeria arrests two reporters over Boko Haram coverage

2019-01-07 08:22

Nigerian security forces have arrested two journalists over their coverage of the jihadist group Boko Haram, sources at the newspaper say.


Thousands flee deadly Boko Haram attack in NE Nigeria

2019-01-17 16:31

Thousands of people have fled a remote town in northeast Nigeria, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has said, after Boko Haram fighters attacked a military base and torched aid buildings.

SA, Nigerian growth challenges could be unlocked post-elections - Deloitte

2019-01-17 13:48

Structural impediments to economic growth in South Africa and Nigeria could be unlocked after the two largest economies in Africa go to the polls in the first half of 2019, says Deloitte's Dr Martyn Davies.

Film industry 'rising star' found dead in Nigerian hotel room

2019-01-15 18:47

A 'rising star' in the film and commercials industry, Siphiwe 'SJ' Myeza-Mhlambi, has been found dead in his hotel room in Nigeria.

Nigeria's top judge absent from his corruption trial

2019-01-14 21:55

Nigeria's chief justice, Walter Onnoghen, was absent from the first day of his fiercely-disputed trial overshadowed by the country's upcoming elections.

Nigeria eyes graft charges against football officials

2019-01-13 07:30

The head of a Nigerian presidential anti-corruption body has said charges will be brought against football officials for allegedly misappropriating public funds.

Nigeria's Buhari says confident of re-election victory

2019-01-11 14:10

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari says he is confident of winning a second term of office at polls next month.

World Bank projects paltry GDP growth for SA in 2019

2019-01-09 12:55

South Africa’s real GDP growth will expand by a paltry 1.3% in 2019, according to a World Bank projection, putting it among the worst performers in sub-Saharan Africa.

Nigeria's Buhari hands key colleague re-election role

2019-01-07 20:24

Nigeria's president Muhammadu Buhari has handed responsibility for his re-election campaign to Bola Ahmed Tinubu, a sign of rapprochement with the man who masterminded his landmark 2015 election win.

MTN Nigeria deal fails to fuel shares as more trouble feared

2019-01-07 10:26

The company's executives may have expected investors to cut them a little slack after they got potential liabilities of $8.1bn in Nigeria reduced to $53m last month. Not so.

Nigerian man facing charges after phone seized at US border

2019-01-05 18:13

A Nigerian man living in Rhode Island is facing charges in Vermont after U.S. agents seized his phone at the Canadian and he refused to leave the port of entry without it

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