ABUJA Islamist militants have killed hundreds of soldiers in attacks in northeastern Nigeria in recent weeks, security and military sources say, forcing a turnaround in the course of an insurgency which the government has frequently claimed to have vanquished.
ABUJA European states warned the United Nations that more than 800,000 people are cut off from aid and may be starving in northeast Nigeria, contradicting government assertions that a crisis has abated and rebuking the world body for failing to secure access.
ABUJA, Aug 29 Nigeria's presidency rebuffed a
landmark oil industry reform law because of issues with its
current form, the executive said on Wednesday, marking a setback
for plans to reinvigorate investment in Africa's largest crude
ABUJA, Aug 29 Nigeria's economy is expected to
perform much better in the second half of the year, Vice
President Yemi Osinbajo said on Wednesday, following sluggish
growth in the second quarter.
ABUJA/MAIDUGURI Nigerian government officials have ordered thousands of displaced people to return to an unsafe area as pressure mounts to show progress in the war against Islamist groups ahead of a presidential election, according to sources familiar with the situation.
ABUJA More than one of every 200 children aged under five at a camp in northeast Nigeria died in just two weeks in early August, according to Reuters calculations based on data from aid agency Medicins Sans Frontieres (MSF) on Friday.
ABUJA Sixteen senators quit Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari's ruling party on Tuesday and the country's third most senior politician said he might follow suit, in a blow to the leader who seeks re-election next year.
ABUJA "Hembe-lembeh!" yells Ahmad Isah, the host of Nigeria's Brekete Family radio program. "Olo-lolo!" shouts his audience - more than 100 people who have crammed into his studio, looking for justice. | Video
ABUJA Nigeria's military has committed war crimes and crimes against humanity including torture, rape and killing civilians during its fight against Islamist insurgency Boko Haram, human rights group Amnesty International said on Thursday.
ABUJA Nigeria's former vice president Atiku Abubakar will privatize parts of the country's state oil company and allow the naira currency to float to attract foreign investment if elected as head of state, he told Reuters.