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Paul Carsten

Nigerian military struggles against Islamic State in West Africa: sources

Sep 19 2018

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.

Exclusive: Nigerians at risk of starvation as U.N. fails to secure aid access, European states say

Sep 04 2018

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.

UPDATE 1-Nigeria's presidency rebuffs landmark oil reform bill in current form

Aug 29 2018

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 producing nation.

Nigerian vice president sees economy picking up after sluggish Q2

Aug 29 2018

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.

As Nigeria elections loom, refugees ordered back to unsafe region

Aug 29 2018

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.

In northeast Nigerian camp, one in 200 young children 'died over two weeks'

Aug 17 2018

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.

Defections hit Nigeria ruling party in blow to Buhari ahead of election

Jul 24 2018

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.

Outside the law: Nigerians turn to radio show for justice

Jul 03 2018

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

Nigeria's military committed war crimes, crimes against humanity: Amnesty

May 23 2018

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.

Exclusive: Nigeria's Abubakar to privatize parts of state oil firm if elected

May 13 2018

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.

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