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

Living with facial scars in Nigeria

Nigerian Olatunbosun Damilola says the facial scars her parents gave her mean she faces discrimination.

13 Jul 2018 11:02

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 12:49

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 05:00

Maradona treated by medics after dramatic Argentina win

Argentinian football icon required medical treatment after his former team's dramatic 2-1 World Cup win over Nigeria.

27 Jun 2018 01:12

Nigerians coping with food shortage after Boko Haram attacks

More than 1.8 million Nigerians have been displaced by attacks involving Boko Haram.

27 Jun 2018 01:12

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 01:12

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 01:12

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 04:00

World Cup 2018: Argentina through after Marcos Rojo's late volley downs Nigeria 2-1

Marcos Rojo's brilliant late volley sends Argentina through to the last 16 of the 2018 World Cup with a dramatic victory over Nigeria.

27 Jun 2018 04:00

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 11:18

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 11:18

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 06:20

World Refugee Day: UNHCR head flies to Niger with abused migrants

The UNHCR chief travels from Libya to Niger, where asylum seekers wait to be resettled in Europe or North America.

20 Jun 2018 07:26

Nikola Kalinic: Croatia send striker home after back injury claim

Croatia forward Nikola Kalinic is sent home from the World Cup after refusing to come on as a substitute during the 2-0 defeat of Nigeria.

18 Jun 2018 07:28

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 11:02

How World Cup 1994 set the tone for future of Nigerian football

It marked Nigeria's debut in the tournament but World Cup 1994 set the benchmark for those who followed.

15 Jun 2018 12:19