Suicide bombing in Borno market causes multiple deaths

The attack took place on the outskirts of a displacement camp in Nigeria's north-eastern state of Borno.

18 Jan 2018 11:57

'I replied to a Facebook post and was married six days later'

A Nigerian man tells how he placed an advertisement for a wife on Facebook and married her six days later.

12 Jan 2018 07:49

Nigeria flying citizens from Libya amid 'endemic' abuse

Some 5,500 Nigerians trapped in Libya while attempting to reach Europe to be evacuated amid reports of slavery and rape.

08 Jan 2018 01:00

Migrant slavery in Libya: Nigerians tell of being used as slaves

Nigerians who have returned from Libya share their experiences of being forced to work as slaves.

02 Jan 2018 10:42

'Hundreds' escape Boko Haram captivity

Nigeria's army claims a recent military operation has allowed 700 Boko Haram captives to escape.

01 Jan 2018 07:03

Letter from Africa: Nigerian migrant dreams in the lap of the gods

Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani looks at why Nigerians believe they will be the lucky ones to reach Europe.

21 Dec 2017 03:22

Can Nigeria's yams power a nation?

"It's our biggest hope," Nigeria says of the humble crop as the country struggles to curb its economic dependency on oil.

04 Dec 2017 06:38

Nearly half a million people killed by malaria in 2016

Nigeria accounts for almost 25 percent of cases as WHO's global survey warns that a lack of funding will hamper fight.

01 Dec 2017 08:55

Amnesty: Shell involved in Nigeria abuses in 1990s

Anglo-Dutch oil giant was involved in a brutal campaign by Nigerian police to silence Ogoniland protesters, report says.

29 Nov 2017 01:34

UN peacekeepers killed in Mali attacks

Four peacekeepers killed and 21 others injured near the border with Niger during joint operations with Malian soldiers.

25 Nov 2017 08:09

Meet the Nigerian rapper who loves dressing modestly

Rapper Haddy Rapia is making a name for herself in a traditionally conservative and mainly Muslim area of northern Nigeria.

14 Nov 2017 03:13

Nigeria kidnapping: Ian Squire killed and three freed

Ian Squire died after being held hostage in Nigeria alongside three others, who have been freed.

06 Nov 2017 07:40

Art X Lagos: Dozens exhibit work rooted in reality

Artists from more than 60 African countries flock to Nigerian city and explore subjects from Boko Haram to beauty.

03 Nov 2017 11:35

Chibok diaries: Chronicling a Boko Haram kidnapping

One of the Chibok girls freed in May tells how a diary was kept of some of their three years in captivity in Nigeria.

23 Oct 2017 04:36

Niger government foiled attempted coup, president announces

At least four senior military officers were arrested earlier in the week, for an ‘evil attempt at destabilisation’ Niger’s government has foiled an attempted coup and arrested people who planned to use aerial firepower to seize control, the president ...

25 Dec 2015 04:54

Niger coup plot foiled - President Mahamadou Issoufou - BBC News

BBC NewsNiger coup plot foiled - President Mahamadou IssoufouBBC NewsNiger's President Mahamadou Issoufou has said his government has foiled a plot to overthrow him. Mr Issoufou said the plotters planned to use "aerial firepower" to unseat him, in comments made on state TV. He was elected in 2011, bringing to an end ...Niger government foils coup attempt, president says on TV ReutersNiger President: Several Arrested After Aborted Coup Attempt ABC NewsNiger Arrests Officers Plotting Coup Ahead of 2016 Election Bloomberg Yahoo Newsall 131 news articles »

25 Dec 2015 04:54

Niger coup plot foiled - President Mahamadou Issoufou

Niger's President Mahamadou Issoufou has said his government has foiled a plot to overthrow him. Mr Issoufou said the plotters planned to use "aerial firepower" to unseat him, in comments made on state TV. He was elected in 2011, bringing to an end years ...

25 Dec 2015 04:54

Niger says nine military officers arrested over 'coup plot'

Niger's interior minister on Saturday said nine military officers had been arrested on suspicion of planning a coup and would face a military tribunal, after the opposition challenged the government to provide proof of the plot. The arrests, which took ...

25 Dec 2015 04:54

Niger arrests nine military officers for coup plot

NIAMEY (Reuters) - Niger's government has arrested nine military officers for planning a coup, the interior minister said on Saturday, more than doubling the number of arrests reported earlier this week. President Mahamadou Issoufou said in a televised ...

25 Dec 2015 04:54

Niger arrests military officers over 'coup plot' - Aljazeera.com

Aljazeera.comNiger arrests military officers over 'coup plot'Aljazeera.comNiger has arrested nine military officers on suspicion of planning a coup, government officials said. The arrests, which took place earlier this week, came after a nearly one-month long surveillance operation, Hassoumi Massaoudou, Niger's interior ...Niger arrests more military officers in alleged coup attempt U.S. News & World ReportNiger Says Nine Military Officers Arrested in Alleged Coup Plot Voice of Americaall 110 news articles »

25 Dec 2015 04:54