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US groups warn of security threats to 2019 Nigeria vote

Abuja - Widespread violence in Nigeria could affect next year's presidential election, two US pro-democracy groups said on Friday.

Casualties feared after Boko Haram attack military base

Abuja - Dozens of soldiers were feared dead after a Boko Haram attack on a military base in remote northeast Nigeria, security sources said on Monday, as search parties were sent into the bush to locate missing troops.

Hundreds of Nigerian troops missing after Boko Haram overruns base

Kano - Hundreds of Nigerian troops are missing after Boko Haram jihadists overran a military base in the remote northeast, security sources said Sunday, in the second major assault on the armed forces in two days.

Rift opens in Nigeria's ruling party as elections loom

Abuja - Lawmakers in Nigeria's ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have formed a breakaway group in what is expected to be a prelude to defections as elections approach next year.

France's Macron in Nigeria to talk security, boost culture

Lagos - French President Emmanuel Macron met with his Nigerian counterpart Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Abuja before taking off his jacket and tie in Lagos to celebrate African culture.

Social realism and a 'new voice' in Nigerian cinema

Lagos - A low budget comedy set in the working class suburbs of Nigeria's capital, Ema Edosio's debut film "Kasala!" is a world away from the usual style and glamour of Nollywood.

Macron to visit Nigerian music legend Fela Kuti's nightclub

Lagos - French leader Emmanuel Macron will on Tuesday visit a nightclub founded by Nigerian music legend Fela Kuti, becoming the first "real president" to enter a venue synonymous with marijuana smoke, sexy backup dancers and protest music.

Nigerian fuel truck 'wildfire' kills 9

Lagos - A fuel truck exploded in Nigeria's commercial megacity Lagos on Thursday killing nine people in a huge blaze, state emergency officials told AFP.

Nigerian villagers bury their dead after attacks, then flee

- In the fields of Nghar, 79 people lie under a vast mound of earth -- victims of a wider massacre that killed more than 200 in villages across Plateau state, central Nigeria.

Over 200 killed in weekend violence in central Nigeria: governor

Jos - More than 200 people were killed in violence against farming communities last weekend in Plateau state, central Nigeria, according to a speech by the governor published on Wednesday.

Power woes hit Nigeria's football fans

Lagos - Football-loving Nigerians had more than one reason to groan about the country's opening World Cup game: not only did they lose 2-0, many weren't even able to see the whole match.

Nigeria Eid suicide attack death toll rises to 43

Kano - Deadly weekend attacks by suspected Boko Haram jihadists using young girls as suicide bombers killed 43 people in northeastern Nigeria, officials said Monday, updating the toll.

Suicide blasts in NE Nigeria kill at least 31

Kano - Suspected Boko Haram jihadists killed at least 31 people in a twin suicide bomb attack on a town in northeast Nigeria, a local official and a militia leader told AFP on Sunday.

Suicide blasts in NE Nigeria kill at least 31: official, local militia

Kano - Suspected Boko Haram jihadists killed at least 31 people in a twin suicide bomb attack on a town in northeast Nigeria, a local official and militia leader told AFP on Sunday.

Nigeria honours presumed winner of aborted 1993 election

Lagos - Since 1993, June 12 has been more than just a date in the calendar for Nigerians. For many, it became a symbol of how the military government crushed long-held hopes of a return to civilian rule.

Banned weapons stoke deadly violence in Nigeria

Kano - A flood of illegal small arms has swamped Nigeria, bringing with it a surge of violence that has left hundreds dead.

Nigerian lawmakers warn Buhari over security, corruption

Abuja - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday faced a threat of impeachment after lawmakers issued a raft of demands over security and corruption in a deepening rift with the executive.

Major conviction boosts anti-corruption hopes in Nigeria

Lagos - Nigerian lawyers and activists on Thursday welcomed the jailing of a former state governor for corruption, hoping it will set a precedent for a string of other high-profile suspects.

Nigeria told to end security 'slush funds'

Lagos - Campaigners on Monday urged Nigeria to stop handing out millions of dollars to tackle unspecified security issues with no questions asked, arguing the practice fuels corruption and conflict.

Amnesty highlights sex-for-food claims in Boko Haram-hit NE Nigeria

Lagos - Amnesty International on Thursday urged Nigeria to act on claims soldiers and members of the civilian militia have raped women and girls in remote camps for people displaced by Boko Haram.
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