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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...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...