- Nigeria: Suspected Boko Haram bombing hits Shiite procession Updated: Nov-27-15 12:08 pm
KANO, Nigeria - A suspected Boko Haram suicide bomber detonated himself in the middle of a procession of hundreds of moderate Shiite Muslims on Friday, killing at least 15 people, organizers said.
- Polish cargo ship attacked off Nigeria; 5 abducted Updated: Nov-27-15 9:19 am
WARSAW, Poland - Armed attackers abducted five Polish seamen from a cargo ship in Nigerian waters, Poland's government said Friday.
- Suspected Boko Haram attack kills 16 in Niger village Updated: Nov-26-15 10:58 am
NIAMEY, Niger - Suspected Boko Haram militants raided a village in southeastern Niger, killing 16 people and looting shops, witnesses said Thursday.
- Official: Nigerian president to decide on $5.2B MTN fine Updated: Nov-26-15 5:52 am
LAGOS, Nigeria - A Nigerian government spokesman says President Muhammadu Buhari will make the final decision on whether to lower the gigantic $5.2 billion fine meted out to African telecommunications giant MTN.
- A look at Mali's Islamic extremist groups Updated: Nov-23-15 12:03 pm
The competing claims by the Macina Liberation Front and Al-Mourabitoun to have carried out Friday's attack on the Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako highlight the number of militant Islamic groups flourishing in Mali, a country with a weak central government and vast ungoverned spaces.
- $5.2 billion fine on Nigerian firm is world's largest Updated: Nov-19-15 11:52 am
LAGOS, Nigeria - Nigeria's fine of $5.2 billion against MTN, Africa's largest telecommunications company, is billions more than any company has been hit with anywhere in the world and may scare off investors, analysts say.
- Nigerian man kills 4 children, attempts to kill self, wife Updated: Nov-18-15 2:04 pm
KADUNA, Nigeria - Nigerian police say a man has slit the throats of all four of his children and tried to kill himself and his wife.
- Report: Boko Haram is deadliest extremist group in the world Updated: Nov-18-15 9:45 am
- Nigeria's president: Ex-officer stole billions in arms deals Updated: Nov-18-15 7:02 am
ABUJA, Nigeria - Nigeria's leader has ordered the arrest of the former president's national security adviser for allegedly stealing billions of dollars meant to buy weapons to fight Boko Haram Islamic extremists rampaging across northeast Nigeria.
- Nigeria won't lower MTN $5.2 billion fine, extends deadline Updated: Nov-16-15 12:50 pm
LAGOS, Nigeria - Nigeria's telecommunications regulator says it is extending its Monday deadline for MTN Nigeria to pay a $5.2 billion fine but indicated it will not lower the amount for a company it accuses of routinely flouting regulations.
- Nigerian Cabinet sworn in, viewed as strategically chosen Updated: Nov-11-15 12:24 pm
LAGOS, Nigeria - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari swore in a Cabinet on Wednesday that puts a woman investment banker in charge of finance as Africa's biggest economy is squeezed by halved petroleum prices.
- Nigeria fires secretaries in sign new Cabinet will be small Updated: Nov-10-15 3:15 pm
ABUJA, Nigeria - Nigeria's president has fired a slew of secretaries who have run the government for months in a sign he will install a streamlined, long-awaited Cabinet.
- 20 years after activist hangs, oil pollution blights Nigeria Updated: Nov-10-15 2:08 pm
WARRI, Nigeria - Twenty years after a Nigerian military dictatorship hanged activist Ken Saro-Wiwa, his Niger Delta homeland remains blighted by oil pollution.
- Students get degrees after 16-year legal fight in Nigeria Updated: Nov-10-15 10:24 am
LAGOS, Nigeria - Sixteen years ago, Lanre Akinola completed academic requirements to receive a degree in statistics from a Nigerian university. But Akinola had taken on extracurricular activities: protesting against military dictatorship and filthy dorms.
- Nigeria's president fires head of anti-corruption agency Updated: Nov-09-15 1:53 pm
ABUJA, Nigeria - Nigeria's president has fired the head of the country's main anti-corruption agency.
- CEO of African telecom giant MTN resigns; Nigeria fine looms Updated: Nov-09-15 12:03 pm
JOHANNESBURG - The CEO of Africa's biggest telecommunications company resigned on Monday because of a $5.2 billion fine meted out to MTN Group's Nigerian subsidiary.
- Officials building 2,500 homes for refugees of Boko Haram Updated: Nov-06-15 10:52 am
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - A new refugee camp with 2,500 temporary homes is being built in Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri for a few of the hundreds of thousands of refugees there who fled the Boko Haram uprising, officials said.
- Nigeria: Agents besiege home of accused security adviser Updated: Nov-05-15 6:48 pm
ABUJA, Nigeria - Security agents besieging the home of Nigeria's former presidential adviser on national security, and preventing him from leaving the country, said Thursday he is refusing to answer questions about a $2 billion arms deal.
- Nigeria to sell, buy oil directly, cut out middlemen Updated: Nov-03-15 4:02 pm
LAGOS, Nigeria - Nigeria will start selling and buying oil and gasoline directly to cut out middlemen and curb graft, the new managers of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. announced Tuesday night.
- Amnesty: Shell has not cleaned up oil spills in Nigeria Updated: Nov-03-15 12:04 pm
LAGOS, Nigeria - Oil giant Shell is "blatantly false" when it claims it is cleaning up spills that continue to destroy the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of Nigerians, Amnesty International said Tuesday.
- Despite hefty fine, Nigeria renews MTN cell license Updated: Nov-03-15 11:56 am
JOHANNESBURG - Nigerian authorities are renewing the license of the MTN telecommunications group as the company faces a multibillion-dollar fine in the West African nation, the South African-based telecommunications company said on Tuesday.
- Nigerian school closed as child alleging sodomy hospitalized Updated: Oct-31-15 1:08 pm
KANO, Nigeria - Nigerian officials have ordered a boarding school closed and police are investigating a boy's allegations of brutal and repeated sexual assault.
- Nigeria issues poster of 100 wanted Boko Haram militants Updated: Oct-31-15 12:59 pm
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - Nigeria's army is posting a photographic collage of 100 wanted Boko Haram militants that features the shadowy leader whom they claim to have killed on at least three occasions.