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United States stalling on AH-1 Cobra sale to Nigeria

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Nigeria is attempting to acquire a dozen AH-1 Cobra attack helicopters from the United States, but the sale is being held back by US...

Nigerian court acquits Shi’ite leader Zakzaky and wife of all charges

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A Nigerian court on Wednesday acquitted Ibrahim Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), a banned Shi'ite group, of all eight criminal...

Police chief, bandits die in Nigeria clash

A Nigerian local police chief and six bandits were shot dead during a clash in south-eastern Imo State, police said, the latest incident in...

Northern Nigeria state suspends schools due to insecurity

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The northern Nigerian state of Kaduna has suspended all schooling due to insecurity, state officials said on Monday, amid a spate of student kidnappings...

Nigeria fails to bring separatist to court, trial adjourned

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A Nigerian judge adjourned the treason trial of separatist leader Nnamdi Kanu until October after the authorities failed to bring him to court on...

ISS: Could kidnapping for ransom open the door to terrorism in...

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The government must nip the problem in the bud before violent extremists use abduction to their advantage. Fears are mounting that kidnapping for ransom could...

Nigerian bandits abduct negotiator over ransom to free students, says school

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Armed bandits in Nigeria have seized a negotiator who had been sent to pay ransom money to secure the release of 136 students kidnapped...

Kidnappers in Nigeria release 28 schoolchildren, another 81 still held, says...

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Kidnappers who raided a boarding school in northern Nigeria earlier this month released 28 children on Sunday but another 81 remain in captivity, according...

Nigerian court sentences ten men to prison for 2020 Chinese ship...

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A court in Lagos sentenced ten men to 12 years in prison on Friday for kidnapping the crew of a Chinese-flagged merchant vessel last...

Nigeria receives first six Super Tucanos

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Thursday received its first six A-29 Super Tucano aircraft out of 12 on order, after a week-long journey...

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Additional troop deployment is welcome and shows the need for a strong SANDF

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The announcement on Wednesday 14 July that 25 000 members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) will be deployed to help counter...
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