Without mentioning any paid ransom, local police spokesman confirms release of duo abducted Wednesday in NW Kaduna state
The government appears keen to avoid the impression of a political vacuum, as happened in 2010 when president Umaru Yar'Adua fell ill and later died while being teated abroad.
The archeologists were kidnapped in the northwestern Kaduna state
Three bombers, two bystanders die in early-morning attacks in NE Nigeria
Terror campaign has seen 2.1 million displaced, Gov. Kashim Shettima says
Controversial bill proposes that men and women get equal share of inheritance
Former petroleum minister Diezani Alison-Madueke was under govt. probe for alleged corruption and money laundering
President Muhammadu Buhari currently in London undergoing medical tests
James Ibori, the former governor of Delta state in the oil-rich south, who used looted public funds to buy luxury homes, top-of-the-range cars and a private jet, has said that African politicians never retire.
Some 500 people gathered from early morning at the National Stadium in the commercial capital, holding signs including "The unemployed are hungry and angry" and "I will not be silent."
The police said on Thursday they would not allow the march to go ahead because "hoodlums are planning to hijack" the protest.
"Chief James Ibori has arrived. He landed in Abuja in the early hours," said Ighoyota Amori, a political adviser to Ibori, who was governor of the oil-rich Delta state between 1999 and 2007.
The soldier, whose name was not disclosed, was found guilty of manslaughter for shooting dead Umar Alkali at the Monday Market in the key city of Maiduguri on December 23, 2015.
The UN Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) said in an emailed statement on Wednesday evening that the shooting happened Tuesday in the Hosere Jongbi area near Kontcha, northern Cameroon.
World Food Program calls for international support to help children and mothers who 'are suffering and can't get food'
Banning Muslim headscarf is discriminatory, Muslim groups in Nigeria say on World Hijab Day
Conflicts between farmers and herdsmen exacerbated by climate change forcing migration to fertile land and water
Musa Ahmad, who works with the military against Boko Haram Islamists, said the incident happened at about 11:30 am (1030 GMT) in Banki, near the Cameroon border in Borno state.
While admitting printing 5,000 copies of the paper, publisher denies being part of secessionist movement
Lawyers for the claimants are demanding action from Shell to clean up spills that have devastated their communities for decades, but the multinational argues that the claims should be heard in Nigeria.
3 suicide bombers hit volatile northeast city of Maiduguri