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Nigeria arrests Boko Haram members linked to Chibok attack

2018-07-18 16:33

A Nigerian police official says authorities have arrested 22 Boko Haram extremist leaders and fighters who are responsible for the mass kidnapping of schoolgirls in Chibok and more than 50 suicide bombings.

Nigerian politician responds to 'Twitter hate' with a picture of his Ferrari

2018-07-17 16:33

Nigerian politician and senator, Dino Melaye has responded with some shade to a tweet by a social media user, who sarcastically referred to his luxury car collection as a way he was "fighting for the poor".

At least 49 killed, 20 missing in Nigeria floods

2018-07-17 14:12

Flooding caused by torrential rains on Nigeria's border with Niger has left at least 49 people dead and another 20 missing, the emergency services say.

Nigeria to bring back stranded football fans from Russia

2018-07-17 08:36

Nigeria's government has stepped in to repatriate scores of its nationals who were tricked into buying football World Cup passes to travel to Russia, the president's spokesperson says.

Nigeria's ruling party wins key state gubernatorial

2018-07-16 10:32

A candidate from Nigeria's ruling party has won a key state gubernatorial, the electoral body says, marking an early victory for President Muhammadu Buhari ahead of general elections next year.

Silicon Valley eyes Africa as new tech frontier

2018-07-15 17:54

With its colourful hammocks and table tennis table, a new tech hub in the Lagos metropolis wouldn't look out of place among the start-ups on the other side of the world in Silicon Valley.

Scores killed after days of clashes in northeast Nigeria

2018-07-14 14:28

Scores of people have been killed in an outbreak of sectarian violence that lasted for days in northeast Nigeria, police and community leaders say.

Fraudsters scam Nigerians with Russia World Cup passes

2018-07-13 21:32

Fraudsters have tricked scores of Nigerians by selling them football World Cup fan passes to travel to Russia, leaving many stranded and penniless, victims and anti-trafficking campaigners say.

Nigeria: Chibok girls kidnapper jailed for 20 years

2018-07-13 06:21

A second man has been jailed for his part in the mass kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls in Chibok, northeast Nigeria, more than four years ago, the government says.

WATCH: Young Nigerian woman creates 'beautiful' furniture from old tyres

2018-07-12 18:23

A young Nigeria woman’s interest in arts and crafts has led her to found Cyrus45 Factory, a fast-growing recycling company that transforms used vehicle tyres into functional furniture and beautiful works of art.

 

Mixed success for Ramaphosa on 3-country investment drive

2018-07-18 07:05

President Cyril Ramaphosa has returned home, after a punishing visit to three countries in three days, with billions of dollars in pledges. But it has also been a hard lesson in diplomacy, writes Mahlatse Mahlase.

Cash-for-votes fears before Nigerian general election

2018-07-17 16:23

Nigerian civil society groups have accused leading political parties of buying votes, after reports of cash inducements at a key governorship election.

OUTRAGE AT PLAN TO TAX SOAP AND LOO PAPER!

2018-07-17 08:45

ORDINARY Nigerians are in a sweat after their government announced plans to add a tax on some locally produced items – including essentials like soap and toilet paper.

IMF: Nigeria, South Africa set to boost sub-Saharan Africa’s economy

2018-07-16 20:00

The IMF has revised the growth rate of sub-Saharan Africa’s economy to 3.8% for 2019, up from April’s growth projection of 3.7%.

Hundreds of Nigerian troops missing after Boko Haram overruns base

2018-07-15 20:00

Hundreds of Nigerian troops are missing after Boko Haram jihadists overran a military base in the remote northeast, security sources say, in the second major assault on the armed forces in two days.

At least 23 Nigerian troops missing after Boko Haram attack

2018-07-15 09:07

At least 23 Nigerian soldiers are missing after Boko Haram jihadists ambushed a convoy in the remote northeast of the country, said military and civilian vigilante sources on Saturday.

At least 7 Nigerians charged in alleged dating site scheme

2018-07-14 10:00

At least seven Nigerians are facing charges after prosecutors say they targeted people on dating websites and swindled them out of more than $1.5 million

Top Africa stories: Zim opposition on elections, Africa baobab tree

2018-07-13 07:32

Zimbabwe's main opposition vows to press on with demands for fair elections, and Amnesty International has urged the government of Botswana not to force Namibian refugees to return home.

Death toll climbs in Nigeria cattle rustling raids

2018-07-12 20:08

The death toll from raids by suspected cattle thieves in northwest Nigeria has risen from 26 to 32, the National Emergency Management Agency has said.

Young Nigerians have made their mark, but odds are still with the old in 2019

2018-07-12 14:30

Young aspirant politicians lack support structure and the money, both of which remain strong factors in deciding politics in Nigeria, writes The Conversation.

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