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Lagos Abidjan highway

4 killed in south Nigeria crash

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Local authorities on Monday confirmed four people were killed following an auto crash in Nigeria's southwestern state of Lagos. A saloon car...
accidents

5 confirmed dead in south Nigeria road accident

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Five people were confirmed dead and one injured following a road accident along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway in Nigeria's southern region on Thursday, said local...
Gunmen

3 Nigerian soldiers killed in operation against gunmen

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Three Nigerian soldiers were killed and two others wounded on Monday in an operation against an armed group in the country's central region, the...
flights

Nigeria to resume international flights after months of shutdown

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Nigeria will resume international flights on Aug. 29 after months of shutdown, Aviation Minister Hadi Sirika announced Monday. The resumption of international...
flight

Nigeria to resume international flights after months of shutdown

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Nigeria will resume international flights on Aug. 29 after months of shutdown, Aviation Minister Hadi Sirika announced Monday. The resumption of international...
inflation

Nigeria’s inflation rate rises to 12.82 percent

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Nigeria's inflation rate rose to 12.82 percent in July, up from the 12.56 percent recorded in June, according to data released Monday by the...
TOPSHOT - A member of the Nigerian Armed Forces Sniper Unit wearing a ghillie suit takes part in an exercise during the African Land Forces Summit (ALFS) military demonstration held at General Ao Azazi barracks in Gwagwalada on April 17, 2018. - The African Land Forces Summit (ALFS) is a weeklong seminar held in Nigeria, bringing together land forces from across Africa to discuss and develop cooperative solutions and improve transregional security and stability. (Photo by STEFAN HEUNIS / AFP) (Photo credit should read STEFAN HEUNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Nigeria says never to relent in global peace operations

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Nigerian military authorities on Monday said the country remains committed to providing troops and resources to different missions across the world, and maintaining its...
Nigerian Army Bokoharam

3 Nigerian soldiers killed in operation against gunmen

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Three Nigerian soldiers were killed and two others wounded on Monday in an operation against an armed group in the country's central region, the...
Nigerian military airstrikes

Nigerian military says several suspected terrorists killed in airstrikes

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Nigerian military on Saturday confirmed several suspected terrorists were killed in airstrikes targeting a notorious camp inside a forest in the country's northwestern state...
Positive

Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases top 48,000 as government vows stronger response

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The number of COVID-19 cases in Nigeria has topped 48,000 as the government vows to take a full response strategy. A total...
Flood

Nigeria issues fresh alert on heavy flooding in commercial hub

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Nigeria's commercial hub Lagos is at risk of heavy flooding this year and at least 8 million people might be affected by the disaster,...
train

Nigeria to resume train services after months of shutdown

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Nigeria will resume its train services after months of shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi said Saturday. ...
Rainstorm

Rainstorm kills at least 7 in central Nigeria

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At least seven people were killed and several others went missing after heavy rains in Nigeria's north-central state of Niger, said a local government...
Covid-19

Nigeria’s FM tests positive for COVID-19

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Nigeria's foreign affairs minister Geoffrey Onyeama on Sunday confirmed he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Onyeama said via Twitter that...
Nigerian Police

Nigerian police rescue 14 kidnapees in northern state attack

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Nigeria's police rescued 14 women a few hours after they were kidnapped by gunmen in the northern state of Katsina on Saturday, according to...
TOPSHOT - A member of the Nigerian Armed Forces Sniper Unit wearing a ghillie suit takes part in an exercise during the African Land Forces Summit (ALFS) military demonstration held at General Ao Azazi barracks in Gwagwalada on April 17, 2018. - The African Land Forces Summit (ALFS) is a weeklong seminar held in Nigeria, bringing together land forces from across Africa to discuss and develop cooperative solutions and improve transregional security and stability. (Photo by STEFAN HEUNIS / AFP) (Photo credit should read STEFAN HEUNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Nigerian troops kill armed group leader, rescue 32 kidnapees

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The Nigerian military on Friday confirmed a leader of an armed group had been killed and 32 kidnapped victims rescued in a raid in...
Gunmen

Nigerian troops kill at least 7 gunmen in northwestern region

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Nigerian troops killed at least seven gunmen during anti-criminal operations in the country's northwestern region, the Nigerian military said Friday. The operations...
Schools Closed

Nigeria reverses school resumption as COVID-19 cases top 30,000

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by Olatunji Saliu The Nigerian government has said it considers the reopening of schools unsafe for now, as the number of COVID-19...

17 Boko Haram militants killed following ambush on Nigerian troops

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At least 17 Boko Haram militants were killed and several others wounded when troops fought hard in an exchange of gunfire...
Fire Outbreak

Explosion kills 7 at Nigeria’s state-run oil facility

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Nigeria's state-run oil firm on Wednesday said a detailed investigation has been launched into the cause of an explosion that killed seven people...
Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi Of Enugu State

Contractors, Politicians Sabotaging Ugwuanyi’s Government-Enugu Youth Coalition

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Enugu Youth Coalition has accused some contractors in the state of conspiring with some high-profile politicians to sabotage and discredit the government of Governor...
kidnapped in Nigeria

Windstorm kills 6, destroys 600 houses in northern Nigeria

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A heavy windstorm on Thursday killed six people and destroyed at least 600 houses in Nigeria's northern state of Kano, an official said. ...
President Buhari

Nigerian president urges end to violence against children

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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said his administration remained committed to protecting children from sexual violence, domestic abuse, and exploitation. While...
airstrike

Nigerian military says gunmen killed, hideouts destroyed during airstrikes

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The Nigerian military said on Tuesday that it conducted multiple airstrikes which killed an unknown number of gunmen, and destroyed their hideouts in the...
Nigerian police

Nigerian police say 7 armed robbers killed in thwarted attack

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Nigerian police on Friday said they have shot dead seven armed robbers while thwarting an attack in the country's central region. The...
President Muhammadu Buhari

Buhari pledges Nigerian support for joint action plan against COVID-19 at China-Africa summit

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Nigeria would support and join any collective action plan at regional and global levels to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic and its fallout, Nigerian President...
gunmen

Police confirm 3 killed in central Nigeria gunmen attack

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Nigerian police late Sunday confirmed three bodies were recovered from the scene of an attack by gunmen at a riverine village in the country's...

82 bodies recovered following Boko Haram attacks in NE Nigeria

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About 82 bodies had been recovered so far from four attacks in three different locations by suspected Boko Haram militants in a state in...
Covid Case

Nigerian government laments rising cases of COVID-19 as tally exceeds 14,000

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The Nigerian government has said it is worried by the recent spike in the number of COVID-19 cases in the country, as over 600...
Mass Burial Accident Victims

Nigeria holds mass burial for unclaimed bodies of suspected kidnappers

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A state in central Nigeria said on Thursday it has held a mass burial for 65 unclaimed bodies of suspected kidnappers killed in various...