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Bandits in northwest Nigeria release 15 students after parents raise ransom

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Bandits have released 15 more students kidnapped last month from a Baptist school in northwest Nigeria, officials told Reuters on Sunday. School administrator Reverend John...

Nigeria’s Buhari promises police reform; one protester killed

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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari promised on Monday that the government would bring police officers responsible for misconduct to justice, after nearly a week of...

SA and Nigeria stand firm against violence

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South Africa and Nigeria have reiterated condemnation of recent violent attacks in South Africa against foreign nationals. The nations cemented their stance at the first...

Buhari coming to SA

Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari will visit South Africa next month to reinforce bonds between the countries after deadly riots and xenophobic attacks, the South...

Election reform needed in Nigeria

Nigeria’s elections need serious reform after being marred by violence, systemic failings and low turnout according to the European Union observer mission. The EU commented...

Second presidential term for Buhari

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari won a second term at the helm of Africa’s largest economy and top oil producer, the electoral commission chairman said...

Army to be “ruthless” against tampering in postponed Nigeria vote

President Muhammadu Buhari warned anyone tampering with Nigeria’s postponed vote risked their lives and accused the electoral commission of incompetence. The Independent National Electoral Commission...

Delta Avengers threaten to cripple Nigerian economy if Buhari re-elected

A militant group in Nigeria’s oil-rich southern Niger Delta threatened to cripple the economy if President Muhammadu Buhari is re-elected on Saturday. The Niger Delta...

Suspension of Nigerian chief judge a human rights breach

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The suspension of Nigeria’s most senior judge by President Muhammadu Buhari broke international human rights standards on independence of the judiciary and the separation...

The race for Nigeria’s presidency

Nigerians will on February 16 choose between two septuagenarians to lead Africa’s largest democracy: President Muhammadu Buhari and former vice president Atiku Abubakar. The...

Concerns about pre-election violence in Nigeria

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari's government accused the main opposition party of planning violence ahead of next month's election in a nation with a history...

Buhari launches re-election campaign

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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari launched his manifesto on Sunday, hoping his anti-corruption agenda can win him a second term in a February...

Nigeria Senate leader plans to challenge Buhari

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Nigeria Senate leader, Bukola Saraki, will stand to become the main opposition candidate in 2019's presidential elections, making him the highest profile...

Buhari back in Nigeria

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Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari returned to the country at the weekend after two weeks leave in Britain, according to the presidency's official...

Calls for calm after 86 Nigerian deaths

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Nigeria's president called for calm after at least 86 people died in clashes between farmers and semi-nomadic herders over the weekend. Authorities...

Demands issued to Buhari by Nigerian lawmakers

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Nigerian lawmakers issued a list of demands to the president, largely related to security, the latest sign of strained relations between the...

Buhari invited to communal killings discussion

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Nigerian lawmakers voted to invite President Muhammadu Buhari to the House of Representatives to discuss the spate of killings in central Nigeria. Hundreds...

Buhari meets Dapchi girls

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari met 107 schoolgirls freed by Islamist militant group Boko Haram and promised to secure the release of their...

No rest until last kidnapped girl released – Buhari

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Nigeria's president told parents of 110 abducted schoolgirls he ordered all military and security agencies to search for them, in his first...

Nigeria to negotiate release of Dapchi girls

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Nigeria's presidency plans to negotiate the release of 110 girls abducted from a school in Dapchi last month, rather than use a...

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