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Aid worker killed in Nigeria after Islamists' deadline expires: government

Oct 15 2018

ABUJA A medical aid worker held hostage in Nigeria since March was killed by Islamist militants after their deadline expired, the government said on Monday.

Islamic State in Nigeria might soon kill health workers, schoolgirl: ICRC

Oct 14 2018

GENEVA/ABUJA Islamic State in Nigeria might kill healthcare workers it has held hostage since March within 24 hours, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Sunday, calling for mercy and urging Nigeria's government to intervene.

Nigeria's ruling party narrowly wins governor vote in key region

Sep 28 2018

ABUJA Nigeria's ruling party narrowly won a key governorship election in southwestern Osun state, officials said on Friday, suggesting the region that helped sweep President Muhammadu Buhari to power will be hotly contested in national polls early next year.

Nigeria hits back at HSBC after bank warns of economic stagnation

Sep 17 2018

ABUJA Nigeria has accused HSBC of laundering money for one of the country's former rulers, hitting back at a research note by the global bank that suggested a second term for President Muhammadu Buhari risked prolonging economic stagnation.

Nigeria hits back at HSBC after bank warns of economic stagnation

Sep 17 2018

ABUJA, Sept 17 Nigeria has accused HSBC of laundering money for one of the country's former rulers, hitting back at a research note by the global bank that suggested a second term for President Muhammadu Buhari risked prolonging economic stagnation.

UK's May, on African tour, urges Nigeria to tap City of London expertise

Aug 29 2018

ABUJA British Prime Minister Theresa May urged Nigeria on Wednesday to tap into the City of London's financial expertise as she sought to build a new trading relationship with Africa's biggest economy and most populous nation.

Nigeria's Senate president urges parliamentary blockade probe

Aug 08 2018

ABUJA The leader of Nigeria's Senate on Wednesday called for an investigation into a blockade of parliament by security forces and said it was an attempt to secure his impeachment but stopped short of saying he would run for president next February.

Nigerian security agents blockade parliament, chief later fired

Aug 07 2018

ABUJA Nigeria's security forces stopped lawmakers entering parliament on Tuesday in a blockade seen by the opposition as a bid to intimidate its leaders, but the presidency condemned the move and the acting president fired the head of the security agency. | Video

Nigeria's ruling party unseats opposition in southern Ekiti state

Jul 15 2018

ABUJA Nigeria's ruling party won a governorship election in southwestern Ekiti state, officials said, unseating the opposition and giving President Muhammadu Buhari a boost ahead of national polls next year.

Nigeria's President Buhari says will soon sign up to African free-trade agreement

Jul 11 2018

ABUJA Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari said on Wednesday the country will sign up soon to a $3 trillion (2.27 trillion pounds) African free-trade agreement.

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