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Nigeria opens ballistic armour factory; showcases first indigenous APC

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Nigeria's president Goodluck Jonathan has officially opened a newly established ballistic armour factory and commissioned Nigeria's first locally produced armoured personnel carrier,...

Nigerian Navy commissions first locally built warship NNS Andoni

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Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has commissioned the NNS Andoni, Nigeria's first locally built warship, and laid the keel for a second Seaward...

Nigeria to eradicate polio within two years: president

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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan pledged yesterday to set up a special government team to ensure the eradication of polio from Africa's most...

Nigeria to clean up oil delta agency – president

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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan pledged to clean up a government agency tasked with developing the oil-rich Niger Delta region after reports commissioned...

Nigeria says Boko Haram, al Qaeda-link behind UN attack

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Nigerian authorities investigating last week's fatal bombing of the UN headquarters arrested two members of Islamist sect Boko Haram a week before...

Nigeria’s report on Islamist sect attacks delayed

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A seven-man committee appointed by President Goodluck Jonathan to review almost daily attacks by a radical Islamist sect in Nigeria's northeast has...

Nigeria and Benin to fight pirates together

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Nigeria and Benin will cooperate to fight the growing threat of piracy in the Gulf of Guinea, which has seen a number...

Nigerian government to open talks with Islamist sect

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President Goodluck Jonathan has set up a committee to negotiate with radical Islamist sect Boko Haram, a group behind almost daily shootings...

Nigeria’s Jonathan wants single, longer presidency term

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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan said he will send a constitutional amendment bill to parliament aimed at changing presidential and state governorship tenures...

Nigerian leader reappoints 12 ministers to old jobs

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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan reappointed 12 ministers from the outgoing government to their old jobs following general elections in April, including oil...

Nigeria leader to choose new cabinet quickly: sources

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Nigeria's Acting President Goodluck Jonathan will nominate a new ministerial team by early next week, and is likely to reappoint around half...

Nigeria’s VP can perform president’s duties: court

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Nigerian Vice President Goodluck Jonathan can perform the executive duties of ailing President Umaru Yar'Adua, who is in hospital overseas, without a...

Nigerians to demand end to political uncertainty

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Nigerian religious leaders, politicians and educators will lead a mass rally today in the capital Abuja to demand the government put an...

Nigeria seeks modern army to maintain influence

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Nigerian Vice President Goodluck Jonathan, who has taken over ceremonial duties for an ailing president, called for the modernization of the country's...

More guidance urged for Nigeria youth post attack

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Nigeria's vice president yesterday urged citizens of Africa's most populous country to provide better guidance to its youth after one of its...