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Weak and tattered, 29 students freed in Nigeria’s Kaduna

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Kidnappers have released the remaining 29 students they were holding captive on Wednesday, nearly two months after abducting them from a forestry college in...

“Nation is on fire”: Nigerian lawmakers demand action on security crisis

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Nigeria's parliament called on the presidency, armed forces and police to address the country's mounting security crisis on Tuesday, with the lower house urging...

Nigeria’s president urges end to protests but remains silent on demonstration...

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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday called for an end to street protests in the country, as authorities in the commercial capital Lagos struggled...

Nigeria’s Buhari sacks head of Niger Delta amnesty programme

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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari sacked the head of an amnesty programme for former militants in the country's oil and gas-producing heartland, amid...

Nigeria lawmakers’ plan to clip presidency powers passes second stage

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Nigeria's lower house of parliament voted on Thursday in favour of constitutional amendments to reduce the presidency's powers, the latest step in...

Nigeria in talks to release remaining captive Chibok girls

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Nigeria's government is in talks to release the remaining captive Chibok girls, the president said on Thursday, a day before the third...

Nigerian president urged to halt press harassment after journalists detained

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A group of Nigerian writers, intellectuals and media figures called on President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday to stop the persecution of journalists,...

Nigeria’s Buhari meets Niger Delta leaders, militants in Abuja

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Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday met leaders from the Niger Delta and representatives of militant groups who have been attacking oil...

Nigeria puts two presidential jets up for sale in cost-cutting drive

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Two of Nigeria's 10 presidential jets have been put up for sale as part of a drive to cut costs, a spokesman...

Nigeria’s Buhari urges Delta leaders to calm region after attacks

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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday urged community leaders from the Niger Delta to pacify people in the restive southern region, which...

ISS: Boko Haram may not be Nigeria’s biggest threat

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Even as Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari claims to have ‘technically defeated Boko Haram,' he's facing another armed rebellion, from a completely different...

Nigeria’s Buhari orders heightened military presence in restive Niger Delta

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Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said he ordered a heightened military presence in the restive Niger Delta region to deal with...

Nigeria’s Buhari needs to address grievances in Delta after militant attacks

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Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari needs to address grievances in the Delta region where militants have been blowing up oil pipelines in a...

A year on from Nigerian election victory, Buhari’s reforms founder

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Almost a year after winning an election on promises to fix Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari's grand vision of reform is fading, with power...

Nigeria fraud case puts Buhari’s anti-graft drive in the dock

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True to his election promises, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has gone all out on corruption, alleging mind-boggling sums plundered from state coffers...

Nigeria’s Buhari orders probe of 38 people, firms over arms deals

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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to probe 38 former military chiefs, officers and companies for...

Nigeria launches new investigation of 2014 kidnap of Chibok girls

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Nigeria's president Muhammadu Buhari has ordered a new investigation into the kidnapping of 219 schoolgirls by Islamist group Boko Haram in April...

Nigeria’s Buhari orders arrest of former security adviser for graft

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Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the arrest of the country's former national security adviser, accusing him of stealing around $2 billion...

Triple bombing in Nigeria’s Borno state

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At least 80 people were killed and about 150 injured in multiple bomb attacks in north-eastern Nigeria's Borno state on Sunday according...

ISS: Buhari’s make or break strategy against Boko Haram

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On 5 September 2015, Muhammadu Buhari will mark the first 100 days of his presidency. As expectations are high, particularly regarding his...

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