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Nigeria rescues six people abducted from Abuja university

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Nigerian security agents have rescued six people abducted by armed men from a university in Abuja this week, in what was a rare kidnapping...

Nigerian police deny killing Shi’ites in Abuja procession

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Nigerian police denied killing members of a banned Shi'ite Muslim group who had gathered in the capital Abuja on Tuesday, saying they had arrested...

Police, Shi’ite Muslims clash in Abuja

Nigerian police and Shi’ite Muslim protesters clashed in Abuja on Monday, with at least a demonstrator, journalist and a senior policeman killed, highlighting security...

Guns fired during Abuja protest

Police fired guns and teargas in a clash with a protesting Shi’ite Muslim group in Nigeria’s capital Abuja, Reuters witnesses said. Two Reuters witnesses heard...

Nigerian parliamentary mace is safe

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Nigeria's police recovered a ceremonial mace stolen from the country's parliament when at least three men burst onto the Senate floor and...

2010 Nigerian car bomber gets life sentence

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A Nigerian court sentenced the brother of a suspected militant leader to life imprisonment for treason for his involvement in twin car...

Boko Haram plans to bomb Abuja – apparent Boko Haram member

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A man purporting to be a Boko Haram fighter said the Islamist militant group plans to bomb Nigeria's capital, Abuja, in a...

Nigeria re-opens Abuja airport

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Nigeria reopened the capital's airport in Abuja on Tuesday, officials said, following a six-week closure for runway repairs that disrupted international air...

Nigeria racing to add airport capacity before Abuja closure

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Two days before Nigeria shuts down Abuja's airport for repairs to its dilapidated runway, workers still need to fit electrics, seating and...

Nigerian student protestors demand South Africans leave

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Nigerian protesters on Thursday demanded South African citizens and businesses leave the country and vandalised the head office of mobile phone giant...

Nigeria to close capital’s airport for six weeks from 8 March

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Nigeria plans to close the airport in the capital Abuja for six weeks from 8 March to repair its runway, the aviation...

Belarus to open embassy, helicopter maintenance facility in Nigeria

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The Republic of Belarus will open an embassy in Nigeria's capital Abuja next year and will also establish an aircraft overhaul centre...