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Nigerian commissions new UAV

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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has commissioned the country's latest Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) which will be deployed as an intelligence, surveillance and...

Nigeria’s Boko Haram claims northeast barracks attack

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Nigerian Islamist sect Boko Haram was behind a coordinated attack on military targets this month, the group's leader has said in a...

Benin says frees Nigerian ex-militant after Jonathan intervenes

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Benin freed a former militant leader from Nigeria's oil-rich Delta region on Friday after a personal intervention by Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan,...

Nigeria extends emergency rule in violence-hit states

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Nigeria's house of representatives on Wednesday approved a six month extension of a state of emergency in three northeastern states where the...

Nigeria military says 29 Islamists killed in two battles

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Nigerian troops have killed 29 suspected Islamist militants in two days of fighting in the northeast, where President Goodluck Jonathan's forces are...

Nigeria offensive drives 40,000 refugees into Niger

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Nigeria's army offensive against Islamist militants has pushed nearly 40,000 refugees over its northern border into Niger, a U.N. agency said, in...

Nigeria says needs Cameroon’s help to fight Boko Haram

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Nigeria said it needed help from Cameroon to police their shared border as it seeks to win a drawn-out battle to crush...

Nigerian president seeks state of emergency extension

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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan asked the national assembly on Wednesday to extend by six months a state of emergency in three northeastern...

Militants kill 70 in northeast Nigeria attacks

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Suspected Boko Haram militants have killed 70 people in three attacks in northeastern Nigeria in recent days, officials said on Monday, a...

President pledges national dialogue to heal ‘divided’ Nigeria

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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday promised a national dialogue to heal what he said was an ethnically and religiously divided nation,...

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...

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