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22:00, 27 February 2017 Monday
03:01, 27 February 2017 Monday

Nigeria Abducted German archaeologists released

Without mentioning any paid ransom, local police spokesman confirms release of duo abducted Wednesday in NW Kaduna state

17:32, 25 February 2017 Saturday

Nigeria VP's becomes a favorite in Buhari absence

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.

13:02, 23 February 2017 Thursday

2 German archeologists abducted in Nigeria

The archeologists were kidnapped in the northwestern Kaduna state

11:01, 17 February 2017 Friday

Nigerian transport hub hit by suicide bombers

Three bombers, two bystanders die in early-morning attacks in NE Nigeria

17:23, 13 February 2017 Monday

100 000 killed by Boko Haram Nigerian governor says

Terror campaign has seen 2.1 million displaced, Gov. Kashim Shettima says

04:08, 13 February 2017 Monday

Nigeria's Muslim women oppose inheritance bill

Controversial bill proposes that men and women get equal share of inheritance

09:29, 12 February 2017 Sunday

Nigeria seizes 37 5m home from ex-petroleum minister

Former petroleum minister Diezani Alison-Madueke was under govt. probe for alleged corruption and money laundering

15:54, 07 February 2017 Tuesday

Nigeria dismisses concerns about president's health

President Muhammadu Buhari currently in London undergoing medical tests

08:40, 07 February 2017 Tuesday

Released from UK jail Nigerian politician plots next move

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.

17:41, 06 February 2017 Monday

Nigerians take to streets to protest economic policy

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."

13:55, 05 February 2017 Sunday

Nigerian music star cancels anti-government protests

The police said on Thursday they would not allow the march to go ahead because "hoodlums are planning to hijack" the protest.

13:29, 04 February 2017 Saturday

Nigeria politician returns home after 4 years in UK jail

"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.

14:37, 02 February 2017 Thursday

Nigerian soldier jailed for killing civilian

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.

12:42, 02 February 2017 Thursday

Five dead in Cameroon-Nigeria border attack on UN team

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.

05:09, 02 February 2017 Thursday

4 7M lack food access in Boko Haram-hit Nigeria region

World Food Program calls for international support to help children and mothers who 'are suffering and can't get food'

21:08, 01 February 2017 Wednesday

Nigerian Muslim women seek pro-hijab legislation

Banning Muslim headscarf is discriminatory, Muslim groups in Nigeria say on World Hijab Day

15:27, 01 February 2017 Wednesday

6 killed 80 houses burned as violence rocks Nigeria

Conflicts between farmers and herdsmen exacerbated by climate change forcing migration to fertile land and water  

13:58, 31 January 2017 Tuesday

Girl bomber' dies mosque targeted in NE Nigeria

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.

21:36, 30 January 2017 Monday

Nigeria 10 held over pro-secessionist Biafra tabloid

While admitting printing 5,000 copies of the paper, publisher denies being part of secessionist movement

09:34, 26 January 2017 Thursday

UK court to rule if Nigeria Shell claims can proceed

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.

15:19, 25 January 2017 Wednesday

Nigeria 4 dead in suspected Boro Haram suicide attacks

3 suicide bombers hit volatile northeast city of Maiduguri

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