How Fela Kuti came to be celebrated by those he sang against

The Nigerian icon was harassed, censored and imprisoned for singing truth to power. Today power celebrates him.

15 Jul 2018 06:55

Nigeria floods worsen food shortages

Floods in Nigeria are causing a heavy loss of life and of crops, raising fears in agricultural communities.

15 Jul 2018 06:55

Nigeria's government under pressure to stop bandit group

An armed group around the Nigerian state of Zamfara has been attacking locals and extorting money for several years and the violence is getting worse.

15 Jul 2018 12:59

Boko Haram, IDP returns and political calculations in Nigeria

Why are IDPs being urged to return to unsafe areas in Nigeria's northeast?

05 Jul 2018 01:50

World Cup 2018: John Mikel Obi calls for greater security in Nigeria following father's kidnapping

Nigeria captain John Mikel Obi says the insecurity in the country is "scary" after his father was kidnapped for the second time in seven years.

03 Jul 2018 04:59

World Cup 2018: Lionel Messi's goal for Argentina against Nigeria, from every angle

Watch Lionel Messi's fantastic strike in Argentina's 2-1 victory over Nigeria, from every angle.

27 Jun 2018 09:17

Diego Maradona 'fine' after being seen by doctor during World Cup match

Argentina legend Diego Maradona says he is "fine" after being seen by a doctor during the team's World Cup victory over Nigeria.

27 Jun 2018 09:17

World Cup 2018: How Argentina kept World Cup hopes alive

Lionel Messi, Jorge Sampaoli and the BBC's pundits react to Argentina's dramatic win over Nigeria which secured their place in the last 16.

27 Jun 2018 09:17

India, DRC, US among most dangerous countries for women: poll

Yemen, Afghanistan, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Syria also top list in Thomson Reuters Foundation survey.

26 Jun 2018 04:27

Nigeria runs low on snakebite antidote

Thousands of people are bitten by snakes in Nigeria every year, and many people die or lose their limbs because of a shortage of antivenoms.

24 Jun 2018 05:01

World Cup 2018: Nigeria 2-0 Iceland

Ahmed Musa scores both goals as Nigeria beat World Cup debutants Iceland to leave Group D intriguingly poised.

22 Jun 2018 11:17

World Cup 2018: Ahmed Musa exquisite touch and finish puts Nigeria ahead

Ahmed Musa's exquisite touch and finish puts Nigeria 1-0 up against Iceland in their group D tie at the 2018 World Cup.

22 Jun 2018 11:17

British Museum offers to loan stolen Benin Bronzes to Nigeria

Curators from Europe and the United States are negotiating an agreement to set up a permanent exhibition in Nigeria of the Benin Bronzes looted by the British Army in 1897.

20 Jun 2018 07:58

World Cup 2018: Luka Modric penalty secures 2-0 win for Croatia against Nigeria

Oghenekaro Etebo's own goal and a Luka Modric penalty give Croatia a winning World Cup start against Nigeria in a poor match.

17 Jun 2018 09:41

Fears over pay overshadow Nigeria's World Cup campaign

Team officials want to avoid repeat of what happened during previous World Cup, when Nigerian players refused to train before a match over a pay dispute.

11 Jun 2018 03:19

Nigeria's Tramadol crisis: The drug fuelling death, despair and Boko Haram

The centre of Nigeria's Boko Haram insurgency is overdosing on Tramadol.

01 Jun 2018 08:12

In Nigeria's Kano, Islamic schools provide affordable education

Religious schools reign in Nigeria's most populous state as many students can't afford private learning centres.

28 May 2018 07:58

Boko Haram survivors starved and raped by Nigeria's military

Women who survived the brutal rule of Boko Haram are now facing sexual violence at the hands of the Nigerian military.

24 May 2018 05:09

Nigeria: Cleaning up the oil industry’s past mistakes

After years of inaction, the Nigerian government is attempting to right a historical wrong.

21 May 2018 01:39

Ebola outbreak two confirmed cases in DRC

Nigeria has rolled out Ebola screening measures as WHO and Democratic Republic of Congo's government mobilise to contain the outbreak.

11 May 2018 07:44