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Shootout in Nigerian capital during attempted jail break kills 21

Detainees suspected of being members of Islamist militant group Boko Haram overpowered their guards at a prison near Nigeria's presidential villa in...

Nigerian authorities free opposition deputy leader on bail

Nigeria's State Security Service (SSS) on Tuesday freed the deputy head of the main opposition coalition on bail, a day after he...

Nigeria to screen World Bank MD for cabinet role

World Bank managing director Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala will appear in Nigeria's Senate to be screened for a position in President Goodluck Jonathan's cabinet,...

Nigeria detains ex-minister over newspaper column

Nigeria's secret service detained a former cabinet minister and leading opposition figure over a newspaper column in which he criticised the high...