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Villagers killed in central Mali as mediators seek to restore stability

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Armed men killed at least 12 villagers in central Mali, local officials said on Thursday, while in the capital Bamako West African mediators held...

Chad and Nigeria should co-operate in fight against Boko Haram

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Chad's President Idriss Deby said on Monday in Nigeria's capital Abuja the fight against Islamist Boko Haram insurgents was being hindered by...

Nigeria’s Buhari praises Jonathan for peaceful handover

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Nigerian election winner Muhammadu Buhari congratulated outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan for peacefully relinquishing power on Wednesday, a day after becoming the first...

Nigeria’s Buhari wins historic election landslide

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Three decades after seizing power in a military coup, Muhammadu Buhari became the first Nigerian to oust a president through the ballot...

Nigerian Navy commissions four new warships

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Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday commissioned into service four recently acquired warships, with two more to be commissioned before the end of...

Nigeria military promises neutrality after poll delay

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Nigeria's military pledged not to get involved in party politics on Wednesday, after concerns grew about its role in pushing for the...

Nigerian security chief urges vote delay, opposition refuse

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Nigeria should delay next month's elections to give organisers more time to distribute millions of biometric ID cards to voters, the country's...

Analysis – Nigeria election tensions raise spectre of break-up

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As Nigeria approaches its most divisive and closely fought election since the end of military rule in 1999, its leaders are having...

Nigeria’s Jonathan makes surprise visit to insurgency-hit northeast

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President Goodluck Jonathan made a surprise visit to insurgency-plagued northeast Nigeria on Thursday, a rebuff to critics who say he has ignored...

U.S. says Nigeria vote a factor in increased Boko Haram attacks

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The U.S. State Department said on Tuesday it believes the Feb. 14 election in Nigeria is a factor behind the sharp increase...

Nigerian governors facing Boko Haram request more troops before election

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Facing an increasingly violent Islamist insurgency, governors from three states in northeast Nigeria asked President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday to deploy extra...

Nigerian presidential candidates

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In a no-contest vote, Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan was nominated as the ruling party's leader for the February 2015 elections early on...

Nigeria seeks to extend state of emergency in three northern states

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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan will ask the national assembly to extend a state of emergency in three northeastern states hit by Islamist...

Nigerian president says tide is turning against Islamists

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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan said on Wednesday the army was turning the tide against Boko Haram Islamists and he trumpeted his government's...

Nigeria’s campaigning president says “turning tide” against Islamists

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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan said on Wednesday the army was turning the tide against Boko Haram Islamists and he trumpeted his government's...

Nigeria still working to free abducted girls

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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan told the United Nations General Assembly authorities were still working to free about 200 girls abducted from a...

Nigeria leader wants $1 billion loan to help fight Boko Haram

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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday sought approval from parliament to borrow up to $1 billion abroad to help the armed forces...

Nigeria in darkest phase of history – president at bomb site

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President Goodluck Jonathan said on Friday Nigeria had entered one of the darkest phases of its history, visiting the scene of a...

Abuja bomb cuts short Nigeria president’s trip to AU summit

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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has cut short a trip to an African Union summit in Gabon a day after a bomb blast...

Africa and the West pledge more support in the war against...

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Nigeria will get more military and tactical support to help combat the Islamist militant group Boko Haram and find 200 kidnapped schoolgirls,...

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